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Ezekiel 18:7-17 (New International Version)

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7 He does not oppress1 anyone, but returns what he took in pledge2 for a loan. He does not commit robbery3 but gives his food to the hungry4 and provides clothing for the naked.5 8 He does not lend at usury or take excessive interest.a6 He withholds his hand from doing wrong and judges fairly7 between man and man. 9 He follows my decrees8 and faithfully keeps my laws. That man is righteous;9 he will surely live,10 declares the Sovereign LORD. 10 "Suppose he has a violent son, who sheds blood11 or does any of these other thingsb 11 (though the father has done none of them): "He eats at the mountain shrines.12 He defiles his neighbor's wife. 12 He oppresses the poor13 and needy. He commits robbery. He does not return what he took in pledge.14 He looks to the idols. He does detestable things.15 13 He lends at usury and takes excessive interest.16 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.17 14 "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:18 15 "He does not eat at the mountain shrines19 or look to the idols20 of the house of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor's wife. 16 He does not oppress anyone or require a pledge for a loan. He does not commit robbery but gives his food to the hungry21 and provides clothing for the naked.22 17 He withholds his hand from sinc and takes no usury or excessive interest. He keeps my laws23 and follows my decrees. He will not die for his father's sin; he will surely live.
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