The word of the Lord came to me:
"What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel: The fathers eat sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?a3
As I live"-[this is] the declaration of the Lord God -"you will no longer use this proverb in Israel.
Look, every life belongs to Me. The life of the father is like the life of the son-both belong to Me. The person who sins is the one who will die.
"Now suppose a man is righteous and does what is just and right:
He does not eat at the mountain [shrines] or raise his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor's wifeb or come near a woman during her menstrual impurity.c7
He doesn't oppress anyone but returns his collateral to the debtor.d He does not commit robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing.