When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity, and dies in it, it is because of the iniquity which he has done that he dies.
Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness which he committed, and does what is lawful and right, he preserves himself alive.
Because he considers and turns away from all the transgressions which he committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
…Says the Lord God.
“Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin.
Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit.
For why should you die…?
For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord God.
“Therefore turn and live!
Ezekiel 26 – 28 & 31 – 32