Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;
When I say to the evil-doer, Death will certainly overtake you; and you say nothing to make clear to the evil-doer the danger of his way; death will overtake that evil man in his evil-doing, but I will make you responsible for his blood.
When I say to the evil-doer, Death will certainly be your fate; and you give him no word of it and say nothing to make clear to the evil-doer the danger of his evil way, so that he may be safe; that same evil man will come to death in his evil-doing; but I will make you responsible for his blood.
Again, when the evil-doer, turning away from the evil he has done, does what is ordered and right, he will have life for his soul.
Unhappy is the sinner! for the reward of his evil doings will come on him.
Whenever I say anything about uprooting a nation or a kingdom, and smashing it and sending destruction on it;
I say to you, It is not so: but if your hearts are not changed, you will all come to the same end.
He who keeps his sins secret will not do well; but one who is open about them, and gives them up, will get mercy.
Let the sinner give up his way, and the evil-doer his purpose: and let him come back to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for there is full forgiveness with him.
If you will come back, O Israel, says the Lord, you will come back to me: and if you will put away your disgusting ways, you will not be sent away from before me.
O Israel, come back to the Lord your God; for your evil-doing has been the cause of your fall.
So then, let your hearts be changed and be turned to God, so that your sins may be completely taken away, and times of blessing may come from the Lord;
That which is lawful and right
But if the evil-doer, turning away from all the sins which he has done, keeps my rules and does what is ordered and right, life will certainly be his; death will not be his fate.
He has made clear to you, O man, what is good; and what is desired from you by the Lord; only doing what is right, and loving mercy, and walking without pride before your God.
But go and take to heart the sense of these words, My desire is for mercy, not offerings: for I have come not to get the upright, but sinners.
And when the evil man, turning away from his evil-doing, does what is ordered and right, he will get life by it.