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

 
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1 And the word of Yahweh {came} to me, {saying}, 1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 "{What do you mean by} quoting this proverb about the land of Israel, {saying}, 'The fathers, they ate unripe fruit, and the teeth of the child became blunt.' 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}, {declares} the Lord Yahweh, it will surely not any longer be {appropriate for you} to quote this proverb in Israel! 3 "As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel.
4 Look! {All lives are mine}. {The lives of father and son alike are mine}. The person sinning will 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 And if a man is righteous and does justice and righteousness, 5 "Suppose there is a righteous man who does what is just and right.
6 and on the mountains he [does] not eat and he [does] not lift up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, and the wife of his neighbor he [does] not defile and he [does] not approach a woman of menstruation, 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.