Deuteronomy 24:16
New International Version
Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin.

New Living Translation
"Parents must not be put to death for the sins of their children, nor children for the sins of their parents. Those deserving to die must be put to death for their own crimes.

English Standard Version
“Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. Each one shall be put to death for his own sin.

Berean Study Bible
Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin.

New American Standard Bible
"Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin.

King James Bible
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

Christian Standard Bible
"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.

Contemporary English Version
Parents must not be put to death for crimes committed by their children, and children must not be put to death for crimes committed by their parents. Don't put anyone to death for someone else's crime.

Good News Translation
"Parents are not to be put to death for crimes committed by their children, and children are not to be put to death for crimes committed by their parents; people are to be put to death only for a crime they themselves have committed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Fathers are not to be put to death for their children or children for their fathers; each person will be put to death for his own sin.

International Standard Version
"Fathers must not be put to death on account of their children's sin; nor shall children die on account of their fathers' sin. Each person is to be put to death for his own sin.

NET Bible
Fathers must not be put to death for what their children do, nor children for what their fathers do; each must be put to death for his own sin.

New Heart English Bible
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Parents must never be put to death for the crimes of their children, and children must never be put to death for the crimes of their parents. Each person must be put to death for his own crime.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers; every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

New American Standard 1977
“Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers; each one shall be put to death for his own sin.

King James 2000 Bible
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

American King James Version
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

American Standard Version
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, and the sons shall not be put to death for the fathers; every one shall be put to death for his own sin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children for the fathers, but every one shall die for his own sin.

Darby Bible Translation
The fathers shall not be put to death for the sons, neither shall the sons be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

English Revised Version
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

Webster's Bible Translation
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

World English Bible
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

Young's Literal Translation
'Fathers are not put to death for sons, and sons are not put to death for fathers -- each for his own sin, they are put to death.
Study Bible
Additional Laws
15You are to pay his wages each day before sunset, because he is poor and depends on them. Otherwise he may cry out to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin. 16Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin. 17Do not deny justice to the foreigner or the fatherless, and do not take a widow’s cloak as security.…
Cross References
Numbers 26:11
However, the line of Korah did not die out.

2 Kings 14:6
Yet he did not put the sons of the murderers to death, according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, where the LORD commanded: "Fathers must not be put to death for their children, and children must not be put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin."

2 Chronicles 25:4
Yet he did not put their sons to death, according to what is written in the Law, in the book of Moses, where the LORD commanded: "Fathers must not be put to death for their children, and children must not be put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin."

Jeremiah 31:29
"In those days, it will no longer be said: 'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and this has set the children's teeth on edge.'

Jeremiah 31:30
Instead, each will die for his own iniquity. If anyone eats the sour grapes, his own teeth will be set on edge.

Ezekiel 18:20
The soul who sins is the one who will die. A son will not bear the iniquity of the father, and a father will not bear the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will fall upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked man will fall upon him.

Daniel 6:24
At the command of the king, the men who had falsely accused Daniel were brought and thrown into the den of lions--they and their children and wives. And before they had reached the bottom of the den, the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.

Treasury of Scripture

The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

2 Kings 14:5,6
And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father…

2 Chronicles 25:4
But he slew not their children, but did as it is written in the law in the book of Moses, where the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not die for the children, neither shall the children die for the fathers, but every man shall die for his own sin.

Jeremiah 31:29,30
In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge…







Lexicon
Fathers
אָבוֹת֙ (’ā·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

shall not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

be put to death
יוּמְת֤וּ (yū·mə·ṯū)
Verb - Hofal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

for
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

their children,
בָּנִ֔ים (bā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

nor children
וּבָנִ֖ים (ū·ḇā·nîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

for
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

their fathers;
אָב֑וֹת (’ā·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

each
אִ֥יש‪‬‪‬‪‬ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

is to die
יוּמָֽתוּ׃ (yū·mā·ṯū)
Verb - Hofal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

for his own sin.
בְּחֶטְא֖וֹ (bə·ḥeṭ·’ōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2399: A crime, its penalty
(16) The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers.--A special note of the observance of this precept by Amaziah son of Joash is noticed both in Kings and Chronicles. See marginal references. It was not observed by the Persians in the case of Daniel's accusers (Daniel 6:24).

The case of Achan, who "perished not alone in his iniquity," falls under a different head. See Notes on Joshua 7.

Verse 16. - Among heathen nations it was common for a whole family to be involved in the penalty incurred by the head of the family, and to be put to death along with him (cf. Esther 9:13, 14; Herod., 3:118, 119; Ammian. Marcell., 23. 6; Curtius, 6:11, 20; Claudian, 'In Eutrop.,' 2:478; Cicero, 'Epist. ad Brut.,' 12, 15). Such severity of retribution is here prohibited in the penal code of the Israelites. Though God, in the exercise of his absolute sovereignty, might visit the sins of the parent upon the children (Exodus 20:5), earthly judges were not to assume this power. Only the transgressor himself was to bear the penalty of his sin (cf. 2 Kings 14:6). 24:14-22 It is not hard to prove that purity, piety, justice, mercy, fair conduct, kindness to the poor and destitute, consideration for them, and generosity of spirit, are pleasing to God, and becoming in his redeemed people. The difficulty is to attend to them in our daily walk and conversation.
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