The Lord spoke his word to me, saying:
"What do you mean by using this saying about the land of Israel: 'The parents have eaten sour grapes, and that caused the children to grind their teeth from the sour taste'?
"As surely as I live, says the Lord God, this is true: You will not use this saying in Israel anymore.
Every living thing belongs to me. The life of the parent is mine, and the life of the child is mine. The person who sins is the one who will die.
"Suppose a person is good and does what is fair and right.
He does not eat at the mountain places of worship. He does not look to the idols of Israel for help. He does not have sexual relations with his neighbor's wife or with a woman during her time of monthly bleeding.
He does not mistreat anyone but returns what was given as a promise for a loan. He does not rob other people. He gives bread to the hungry and clothes to those who have none.