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

 
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1 Then another message came to me from the LORD: 1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 "Why do you quote this proverb in the land of Israel: 'The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children's mouths pucker at the taste'? 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 surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, you will not say this proverb anymore in Israel. 3 "As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel.
4 For all people are mine to judge -- both parents and children alike. And this is my rule: The person who sins will be the one who dies." 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 "Suppose a certain man is just and does what is lawful and right, 5 "Suppose there is a righteous man who does what is just and right.
6 and he has not feasted in the mountains before Israel's idols or worshiped them. And suppose he does not commit adultery or have intercourse with 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.