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Rambam himself writes (Teshuvah 1:4): עָבַר עַל כְּרֵתוֹת וּמִיתוֹת בֵּית דִּין וְעָשָׂה תְּשׁוּבָה, תְּשׁוּבָה וְיוֹם הַכִּפּוּרִים תּוֹלִין וְיִסּוּרִין הַבָּאִין עָלָיו גּוֹמְרִין לוֹ הַכַּפָּרָה. If he violated [something whose punishment is] excision or death by the courts and he repented, repentance and Yom Kippur suspend [judgement] and ...


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Mishlei is generally teaching a practical morality. It is about life, not about the soul after death. Someone who messes with another man's wife will be burned from having held her, as one who holds coals. (See the preceding pesukim.) This is true here and now, and has nothing to do with teshuva. Teshuva may be possible, but it would be necessary and ...


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