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

 
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1 And the word of the Lord was made to me, and he said, 1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 What is it, that ye turn a parable among you into this proverb, in the land of Israel, and say, [The] Fathers ate a bitter grape, and the teeth of (the) sons be on edge, either (be) astonied? (What is this proverb, that ye have in the land of Israel, when you say, The fathers ate bitter grapes, but the children's teeth be on edge, that is, they be astonished, or they be startled?) 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 I live, saith the Lord God, this parable shall no more be into a proverb to you in Israel. (As I live, saith the Lord God, this parable, or this saying, shall no longer be a proverb for you in Israel.) 3 "As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel.
4 Lo! all souls be mine; as the soul of the father, so and the soul of the son is mine (like the father's soul, so also the son's soul is mine). That soul that doeth sin, shall 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 just, and doeth doom and rightfulness, (But if a man is righteous, and doeth what is just and right, or honest,) 5 "Suppose there is a righteous man who does what is just and right.
6 (and) eateth not in [the] hills, and raiseth not his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel; and defouleth not the wife of his neighbour, and nigheth not to a woman defouled with unclean blood; 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.