He makes them listen to correction and commands them to repent of their evil.
"He opens their ear to instruction, And commands that they return from evil.
He gets their attention and says they must turn away from evil.
He forces them to heed his warning, tells them they must repent of their bad life.
Their ear is open to his teaching, and he gives them orders so that their hearts may be turned from evil.
He opens their ears to instruction, and commands that they return from iniquity.
He also opens their ear to instruction, And commands that they turn from iniquity.
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|NET © Notes||
1 tn The idiom once again is “he uncovers their ear.”
2 tn The revelation is in the preceding verse, and so a pronoun must be added to make the reference clear.
3 tn The verb שׁוּב (shuv, “to turn; to return”) is one of the two major words in the OT for “repent” – to return from evil. Here the imperfect should be obligatory – they must do it.