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Ezekiel 18:1-6 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The word of ADONAI came to me: 1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 "What does it mean, that you keep quoting this proverb in the land of Isra'el 'When parents eat sour grapes, their children's teeth are set on edge'? 2 "What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Israel: " 'The fathers eat sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge'?
3 "As I live," says Adonai ELOHIM, "I swear that you will never again quote this proverb in Isra'el. 3 "As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel.
4 Look, all lives belong to me - both the parent's life and the child's life are equally mine - so it is the person who sins, himself, who must die. 4 For every living soul belongs to me, the father as well as the son--both alike belong to me. The soul who sins is the one who will die.
5 "Consider someone who is righteous, who does what is lawful and right. 5 "Suppose there is a righteous man who does what is just and right.
6 He doesn't eat on the mountains or raise his eyes toward the idols of the house of Isra'el; he doesn't defile his neighbor's wife or touch a woman during her time of menstrual impurity; 6 He does not eat at the mountain shrines or look to the idols of the house of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor's wife or lie with a woman during her period.