In between the letter to the Hebrews and the letter of James we read two Psalms and two chapters of Ezekiel.
Psalm 129, a Song of Ascents. In spite of many afflictions, Israel prevails thanks to the blessing of the Lord.
Psalm 130, a Song of Ascents. “Out of the depths” God helps and forgives. Wait for the Lord in hope, and He will redeem Israel.
Ezekiel 18. “The soul who sins will die”. By this statement an old proverb is refuted. Instead of the fathers sins being visited on the children it is the individual’s responsibility to turn to God and Live.
Ezekiel 19 is a lament about Israel’s princes degraded, and a second lament about the fruitful vine withering.