36:26 I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. I will remove the heart of stone 1 from your body and give you a heart of flesh. 2 36:27 I will put my Spirit within you; 3 I will take the initiative and you will obey my statutes 4 and carefully observe my regulations. 5
2 sn That is, a heart which symbolizes a will that is responsive and obedient to God.
3 tn Or “in the midst of you.” The word “you” is plural.
4 tn Heb “and I will do that which in my statutes you will walk.” The awkward syntax (verb “to do, act” + accusative sign + relative clause + prepositional phrase + second person verb) is unique, though Eccl 3:14 contains a similar construction. In the last line of that verse we read that “God acts so that (relative pronoun) they fear before him.” However, unlike Ezek 36:27, the statement has no accusative sign before the relative pronoun.