maintaining faithful love to a thousand generations, forgiving iniquity, rebellion, and sin.(A) But he will not leave the guilty(B) unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers’ iniquity on the children and grandchildren to the third and fourth generation.

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39 Those[a] who survive in the lands of your enemies will waste away because of their iniquity; they will also waste away because of their ancestors’ iniquities along with theirs.

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Footnotes

  1. 26:39 Lit Those of you

16 “Fathers are not to be put to death for their children, and children are not to be put to death for their fathers; each person will be put to death for his own sin.(A)

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“What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel:

‘The fathers eat sour grapes,(A)
and the children’s teeth are set on edge’?(B)

As I live”—this is the declaration of the Lord God—“you will no longer use this proverb in Israel.(C) Look, every life belongs to me.(D) The life of the father is like the life of the son—both belong to me. The person who sins is the one who will die.(E)

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