Ezekiel 18:2 ” The fathers eat sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.”

This had been a often quoted Proverb of the Israelites…that the children would pay the consequences of their parent’s mistakes…passing them down from generation to generation. But in verses 3 and 4 God sets aside this old Proverb with a new one… no longer treating the Jewish Nation as a “unit”, but now judging each individual. This new Proverb was, “The soul who sins is the one who will die.” With this, each person became accountable and responsible for his own moral conduct…and in the end, would alone answer to God.

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