Then the word of the LORDcame to me, saying,
"1What do you mean by usingthisproverbconcerning the land of Israel, saying, '2The fatherseat the sourgrapes, But the children'steethaare set on edge '?
"As I live," declares the LordbGOD, "you are surely not going to usethisproverb in Israelanymore.
4"Behold, 3allcsouls are Mine; the dsoul of the father as well as the esoul of the son is Mine. The fsoul who 4sins will die.
"But if a man is righteous and practicesjustice and righteousness,
and does not 5eat at the mountain shrines or 6lift up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, or 7defile his neighbor'swife or approach a woman during her menstrualperiod -
if a man does not oppress anyone, but 8restores to the debtor his pledge, 9does not commitrobbery, but 10gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,