vs. 3 Perhaps when the people of Judah hear about every disaster I plan to inflict on then, each of them will turn from his wicked way, then I will forgive their wickedness and their sin. vs. 7 Perhaps they will bring their petition before the LORD, and each will turn from his wicked ways, for the anger and wrath pronounced against this people by the LORD are great.
Notice, this is not a corporate turning. This is not Israel repenting as a nation. This is individual responsibility for repentance of sin. If each one will turn from their wickedness, then the Lord will forgive. We have the same directive in the New Testament. I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.