18:27 When a wicked person turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will preserve his life. 18:28 Because he considered 1 and turned from all the sins he had done, he will surely live; he will not die. 18:29 Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The Lord’s conduct is unjust!’ Is my conduct unjust, O house of Israel? Is it not your conduct that is unjust?
18:30 “Therefore I will judge each person according to his conduct, 2 O house of Israel, declares the sovereign Lord. Repent 3 and turn from all your wickedness; then it will not be an obstacle leading to iniquity. 4 18:31 Throw away all your sins you have committed and fashion yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! 5 Why should you die, O house of Israel? 18:32 For I take no delight in the death of anyone, 6 declares the sovereign Lord. Repent and live!
1 tn Heb “he saw.”
2 tn Heb “ways.”
3 tn The verbs and persons in this verse are plural whereas the individual has been the subject of the chapter.
4 tn Or “leading to punishment.”
6 tn Heb “the death of the one dying.”