New American Standard Bible
"In those days they will not say again, 'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, And the children's teeth are set on edge.'
King James Bible
In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge.
Darby Bible Translation
In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge:
World English Bible
In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge.
Young's Literal Translation
In those days they do not say any more: Fathers have eaten unripe fruit, And the sons' teeth are blunted.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A sour grape - Better, sour grapes. The idea that Jeremiah and Ezekiel (marginal reference) modified the terms of the second Commandment arises from a mistaken exegesis of their words. Compare Jeremiah 32:18; Deuteronomy 24:16. The obdurate Jews made it a reproach to the divine justice that the nation was to be sorely visited for Manasseh's sin. But this was only because generation after generation had, instead of repenting, repeated the sins of that evil time, and even in a worse form. justice must at length have its course. The acknowledgment that each man died for his own iniquity was a sign of their return to a more just and right state of feeling.
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"My people shall be satisfied with My goodness." --JEREMIAH xxxi. 10-14. And how unlike is all this to the feasts of the world! There is a great show, but no satisfaction. There is much decorative china, but no nutritious food or drink. "Every one that drinketh of this water shall thirst again." We rise from the table, and our deepest cravings are unappeased. "Why art thou cast down, O my soul?" We know. We have had a condiment, but no meat; a showy menu-card, but no reviving feast. Nothing but …
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The Girdle of the City. Nehemiah 3
"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.
"You say, 'God stores away a man's iniquity for his sons.' Let God repay him so that he may know it.
Our fathers sinned, and are no more; It is we who have borne their iniquities.
"What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, 'The fathers eat the sour grapes, But the children's teeth are set on edge '?
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