New International Version
"In those days people will no longer say, 'The parents 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The fathers have eaten a sour grape - A proverbial expression for, "The children suffer for the offenses of their parents." This is explained in the next verse: "Every one shall die for his own iniquity." No child shall suffer Divine punition for the sin of his father; only so far as he acts in the same way can he be said to bear the sins of his parents.
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'If those ordinances depart from before Me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me for ever.'--JER. xxxi. 36. This is the seal of the new covenant, which is to be made in days future to the prophet and his contemporaries, with the house of Israel and of Judah. That new covenant is referred to in Hebrews as the fundamental law of Christ's kingdom. Therefore we have the right to take to ourselves the promises which it contains, and to think of 'the house …
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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.
It is said, 'God stores up the punishment of the wicked for their children.' Let him repay the wicked, so that they themselves will experience it!
Our ancestors sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment.
"What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Israel: "'The parents eat sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge'?
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