He does not lend money to get too much interest or profit. He keeps his hand from doing wrong. He judges fairly between one person and another.
He lives by my rules and obeys my laws faithfully. Whoever does these things is good and will surely live, says the Lord God.
"But suppose this person has a wild son who murders people and who does any of these other things.
(But the father himself has not done any of these things.) This son eats at the mountain places of worship. He has sexual relations with his neighbor's wife.
He mistreats the poor and needy. He steals and refuses to return what was promised for a loan. He looks to idols for help. He does things which I hate.
He lends money for too much interest and profit. Will this son live? No, he will not live! He has done all these hateful things, so he will surely be put to death. He will be responsible for his own death.
"Now suppose this son has a son who has seen all his father's sins, but after seeing them does not do those things.
He does not eat at the mountain places of worship. He does not look to the idols of Israel for help. He does not have sexual relations with his neighbor's wife.
He does not mistreat anyone or keep something promised for a loan or steal. He gives bread to the hungry and clothes to those who have none.
He keeps his hand from doing wrong. He does not take too much interest or profit when he lends money. He obeys my laws and lives by my rules. He will not die for his father's sin; he will surely live.
But his father took other people's money unfairly and robbed his brother and did what was wrong among his people. So he will die for his own sin.