but I will not
Suppose someone says to God, "I have endured [my punishment]; I will no [longer] act wickedly.
Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I won't do it again."
Now we know that whatever the law says speaks to those who are subject to the law, so that every mouth may be shut and the whole world may become subject to God's judgment.
For God speaks time and again, but a person may not notice it.
Consequently, the king of Israel sent [word] to the place the man of God had told him about. The man of God repeatedly warned the king, so the king would be on his guard.
God has spoken once; I have heard this twice: strength belongs to God,
but I will proceed
I have heard Ephraim moaning: You disciplined me, and I have been disciplined like an untrained calf. Restore me, and I will return, for you, LORD, are my God.
After I returned, I repented; After I was instructed, I struck my thigh [in grief]. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.