"But you say, 'The Lord's way is unfair.' Listen, nation of Israel, isn't my way fair? Isn't it your ways that are unfair?
When a righteous person turns away from doing right and does evil things, he will die. He will die because of the evil things he has done.
When a wicked person turns away from the wicked things that he has done and does what is fair and right, he will live.
He realized what he was doing and turned away from all the rebellious things that he had done. He will certainly live. He will not die.
"But the nation of Israel says, 'The Lord's way is unfair.' Isn't my way fair, nation of Israel? Isn't it your ways that are unfair?
"That is why I will judge each of you by what you have done, people of Israel," declares the Almighty LORD. "Change the way you think and act. Turn away from all the rebellious things that you have done so that you will not fall into sin.
Stop all the rebellious things that you are doing. Get yourselves new hearts and new spirits. Why do you want to die, nation of Israel?
I don't want anyone to die," declares the Almighty LORD. "Change the way you think and act!"