He does not eat at the mountain1 shrines or look to the idols2 of the house of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor's wife or lie with a woman during her period.37
He does not oppress4 anyone, but returns what he took in pledge5 for a loan. He does not commit robbery6 but gives his food to the hungry7 and provides clothing for the naked.88
He does not lend at usury or take excessive interest.a9 He withholds his hand from doing wrong and judges fairly10 between man and man.
He follows my decrees11 and faithfully keeps my laws. That man is righteous;12 he will surely live,13 declares the Sovereign LORD.
"Suppose he has a violent son, who sheds blood14 or does any of these other thingsb11
(though the father has done none of them): "He eats at the mountain shrines.15 He defiles his neighbor's wife.
He oppresses the poor16 and needy. He commits robbery. He does not return what he took in pledge.17 He looks to the idols. He does detestable things.1813
He lends at usury and takes excessive interest.19 Will such a man live? He will not! Because he has done all these detestable things, he will surely be put to death and his blood will be on his own head.2014
"But suppose this son has a son who sees all the sins his father commits, and though he sees them, he does not do such things:2115
"He does not eat at the mountain shrines22 or look to the idols23 of the house of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor's wife.
He does not oppress anyone or require a pledge for a loan. He does not commit robbery but gives his food to the hungry24 and provides clothing for the naked.25