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

 
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1 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 "What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, 'The fathers eat the sour grapes, But the 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," declares the Lord GOD, "you are surely not going to use this proverb in Israel anymore. 3 "As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel.
4 "Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins 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 "But if a man is righteous and practices justice and righteousness, 5 "Suppose there is a righteous man who does what is just and right.
6 and does not eat at the mountain shrines or lift up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, or defile his neighbor's wife or approach a woman during her menstrual period - 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.