But the children of those that did slay him, he [a]slew not, according unto that which is written in the book of the Law of Moses, wherein the Lord commanded, saying, (A)The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children put to death for the fathers: but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

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  1. 2 Kings 14:6 Because they neither consented nor were partakers with their fathers in that act.

But he slew not their children, but did as it is written in the Law, and in the book of Moses, where the Lord commanded, saying, (A)The fathers shall not die for the [a]children, neither shall the children die for the fathers, but every man shall die for his own sin.

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  1. 2 Chronicles 25:4 That is, for that fault wherefore the child is punished, except he be culpable of the same.

29 In those days shall they say no more, The fathers have [a]eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.

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  1. Jeremiah 31:29 The wicked used this proverb, when they did murmur against God’s judgments pronounced by the Prophets, saying, That their fathers had committed the fault and that the children were punished, Ezek. 18:3.

30 But everyone shall die for his own iniquity, every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.

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20 (A)The same soul that sinneth, shall die: the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son, but the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.

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