Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
"But suppose he in turn has a son who notices all the sins his father commits, considers them, and does not follow his father's example.
"Therefore, son of man, pack up your belongings as if for exile. During the day, while they are watching, pretend to go into exile. Go from where you live to another place. Perhaps they will understand, although they are a rebellious house.
I wish that they were wise and could understand this, and that they could comprehend what will happen to them."
(Alef) How blessed are those whose actions are blameless, who obey the law of the Lord.
I have indeed heard the people of Israel say mournfully, 'We were like a calf untrained to the yoke. You disciplined us and we learned from it. Let us come back to you and we will do so, for you are the Lord our God.
But when he came to his senses he said, 'How many of my father's hired workers have food enough to spare, but here I am dying from hunger!
"But if the wicked person turns from all the sin he has committed and observes all my statutes and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he will not die.
"And you, son of man, say to your people, 'The righteousness of the righteous will not deliver him if he rebels. As for the wicked, his wickedness will not make him stumble if he turns from it. The righteous will not be able to live by his righteousness if he sins.'
1 Samuel 7:3
Samuel said to all the people of Israel, "If you are really turning to the Lord with all your hearts, remove from among you the foreign gods and the images of Ashtoreth. Give your hearts to the Lord and serve only him. Then he will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines."
So put to death whatever in your nature belongs to the earth: sexual immorality, impurity, shameful passion, evil desire, and greed which is idolatry.
He gave himself for us to set us free from every kind of lawlessness and to purify for himself a people who are truly his, who are eager to do good.
For the one who obeys the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it.
When the wicked turns from his sin and does what is just and right, he will live because of it.