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‘The afathers have eaten sour grapes,
And the children’s teeth are set on edge’?
4 “Behold, all souls are bMine;
The soul of the father
As well as the soul of the son is Mine;
cThe soul who sins shall die.
And does what is lawful and right;
Nor lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel,
Nor edefiled his neighbor’s wife,
Nor approached fa woman during her impurity;
7 If he has not goppressed anyone,
But has restored to the debtor his hpledge;
Has robbed no one by violence,
But has igiven his bread to the hungry
And covered the naked with jclothing;
Nor taken any increase,
But has withdrawn his hand from iniquity
And kept My judgments faithfully—
He is just;
He shall surely mlive!”
Says the Lord God.
Or na shedder of blood,
Who does any of these things
But has eaten 4on the mountains
Or defiled his neighbor’s wife;
Robbed by violence,
Not restored the pledge,
Lifted his eyes to the idols,
Or ocommitted abomination;
Or taken increase—
Shall he then live?
He shall not live!
If he has done any of these abominations,
He shall surely die;
pHis blood shall be upon him.
Who sees all the sins which his father has done,
And considers but does not do likewise;
Nor lifted his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel,
Nor defiled his neighbor’s wife;
Nor withheld a pledge,
Nor robbed by violence,
But has given his bread to the hungry
And covered the naked with clothing;
17 Who has withdrawn his hand from 6the poor
And not received usury or increase,
But has executed My judgments
And walked in My statutes
He shall not die for the iniquity of his father;
He shall surely live!
Because he cruelly oppressed,
Robbed his brother by violence,
And did what is not good among his people,
Behold, rhe shall die for his iniquity.
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