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Ezekiel 18:1-7 (New American Standard)

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God Deals Justly with Individuals

1 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 "1What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, '2The fathers eat the sour grapes, But the children's teeth aare set on edge '? 3 "As I live," declares the Lord bGOD, "you are surely not going to use this proverb in Israel anymore. 4 "Behold, 3all csouls are Mine; the dsoul of the father as well as the esoul of the son is Mine. The fsoul who 4sins will die. 5 "But if a man is righteous and practices justice and righteousness, 6 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's wife or approach a woman during her menstrual period - 7 if a man does not oppress anyone, but 8restores to the debtor his pledge, 9does not commit robbery, but 10gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,
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