New American Bible (Revised Edition)
25 [a](A)I will sprinkle clean water over you to make you clean; from all your impurities and from all your idols I will cleanse you. 26 (B)I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.(C) 27 I will put my spirit within you so that you walk in my statutes, observe my ordinances, and keep them.(D)Read full chapter
- 36:25–26 God’s initiative to cleanse Israel (cf. 24:13–14) is the first act in the creation of a new people, no longer disposed to repeating Israel’s wicked past (chap. 20). To make this restoration permanent, God replaces Israel’s rebellious and obdurate interiority (“heart of stone”) with an interiority (“heart of flesh”) susceptible to and animated by God’s intentions (“my spirit,” v. 27).