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1 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
2 “aWhat do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying,
‘bThe fathers eat the sour grapes,
But the children’s teeth 1are set on edge’?
3 “As I live,” declares the Lord 1God, “you are surely not going to use this proverb in Israel anymore.
10 “Then he may 1have a violent son who sheds blood and who does any of these things to a brother
11 (though he himself did not do any of these things), that is, he even eats at the mountain shrines, and adefiles his neighbor’s wife,
16 or oppress anyone, or retain a pledge, or commit robbery, but he agives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,
19 “Yet you say, ‘aWhy should the son not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity?’ When the son has practiced bjustice and righteousness and has observed all My statutes and done them, he shall surely live.
20 “The person who asins will die. The bson will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son’s iniquity; the crighteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.
21 “But if the awicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed and observes all My statutes and practices justice and righteousness, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
24 “But when a righteous man aturns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity and does according to all the abominations that a wicked man does, will he live? bAll his righteous deeds which he has done will not be remembered for his ctreachery which he has committed and his sin which he has committed; for them he will die.
27 “Again, when a wicked man turns away afrom his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life.
30 “Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, each according to his conduct,” declares the Lord God. “aRepent and turn away from all your transgressions, so that iniquity may not become a stumbling block to you.
32 “For I have ano pleasure in the death of anyone who dies,” declares the Lord God. “Therefore, repent and live.”
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