until it becomes hot and its copper glows,
until its uncleanness melts within it and its rot 2 is consumed.
I tried to cleanse you, 4 but you are not clean.
You will not be cleansed from your uncleanness 5
until I have exhausted my anger on you.
1 tn Heb “set it upon its coals, empty.”
3 tn Heb “in your uncleanness (is) obscene conduct.”
4 tn Heb “because I cleansed you.” In this context (see especially the very next statement), the statement must refer to divine intention and purpose. Despite God’s efforts to cleanse his people, they resisted him and remained morally impure.
5 tn The Hebrew text adds the word “again.”