7:3 The Lord God of Israel who rules over all 1 says: Change the way you have been living and do what is right. 2 If you do, I will allow you to continue to live in this land. 3
18:30 “Therefore I will judge each person according to his conduct, 4 O house of Israel, declares the sovereign Lord. Repent 5 and turn from all your wickedness; then it will not be an obstacle leading to iniquity. 6
2:12 “Yet even now,” the Lord says,
“return to me with all your heart –
with fasting, weeping, and mourning.
Tear your hearts, 7
not just your garments!”
2:13 Return to the Lord your God,
for he is merciful and compassionate,
2:14 Who knows?
Perhaps he will be compassionate and grant a reprieve, 10
and leave blessing in his wake 11 –
a meal offering and a drink offering for you to offer to the Lord your God! 12
3:7 From the days of your ancestors you have ignored 13 my commandments 14 and have not kept them! Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord who rules over all. “But you say, ‘How should we return?’
[7:3] sn Compare the use of similar titles in 2:19; 5:14; 6:6 and see the explanation in the study note at 2:19. In this instance the title appears to emphasize the