"But if1 a wicked man turns away from all the sins he has committed and keeps all my decrees2 and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he will not die.322
None of the offenses he has committed will be remembered against him. Because of the righteous things he has done, he will live.423
Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased5 when they turn from their ways and live?624
"But if a righteous man turns7 from his righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked man does, will he live? None of the righteous things he has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness8 he is guilty of and because of the sins he has committed, he will die.925
"Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord is not just.'10 Hear, O house of Israel: Is my way unjust?11 Is it not your ways that are unjust?