Commentary on
Ezekiel 18:1-17

Elohim Deals Justly with Individuals 

18:1  The word of Yehuveh came unto me again, saying,
18:2  What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge?
18:3  As I live, saith Yehuveh Elohim, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.
18:4  Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
18:5  But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,
18:6  And hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither hath defiled his neighbour’s wife, neither hath come near to a menstruous woman,
18:7  And hath not oppressed any, but hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment;
18:8  He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man,
18:9  Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith Yehuveh Elohim.
18:10  If he beget a son that is a robber, a shedder of blood, and that doeth the like to any one of these things,
18:11  And that doeth not any of those duties, but even hath eaten upon the mountains, and defiled his neighbour’s wife,
18:12  Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination,
18:13  Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.
18:14  Now, lo, if he beget a son, that seeth all his father’s sins which he hath done, and considereth, and doeth not such like, 
18:15  That hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, hath not defiled his neighbour’s wife,
18:16  Neither hath oppressed any, hath not withholden the pledge, neither hath spoiled by violence, but hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment,
18:17  That hath taken off his hand from the poor, that hath not received usury nor increase, hath executed my judgments, hath walked in my statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live.

Commentary on 18:1-17
[16 September 2007]:  Th


Gael Bataman
Originally Written:            
16 September 2007
Latest Update:                   16 September 2007


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