Throw away all your sins you have committed and fashion yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! 1 Why should you die, O house of Israel?
Certainly 1 I am aware of 2 your many rebellious acts 3 and your numerous sins. You 4 torment the innocent, you take bribes, and you deny justice to 5 the needy at the city gate. 6
“Therefore I will judge each person according to his conduct, 1 O house of Israel, declares the sovereign Lord. Repent 2 and turn from all your wickedness; then it will not be an obstacle leading to iniquity. 3
“Therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says: ‘Because you have brought up 1 your own guilt by uncovering your transgressions and revealing your sins through all your actions, for this reason you will be taken by force. 2