Ezekiel 18:2
Good News Translation
and said, "What is this proverb people keep repeating in the land of Israel? 'The parents ate the sour grapes, But the children got the sour taste.'

Contemporary English Version
Ezekiel, I hear the people of Israel using the old saying, "Sour grapes eaten by parents leave a sour taste in the mouths of their children."

Douay-Rheims Bible
That you use among you this parable as a proverb in the land of Israel, saying: The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the teeth of the children are set on edge.

New American Bible
what is the meaning of this proverb you recite in the land of Israel: “Parents eat sour grapes, but the children’s teeth are set on edge”?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

That you use among you this parable as a proverb in the land of Israel, saying: The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the teeth of the children are set on edge.

mean

Ezekiel 17:12 Say to the provoking house: Know you not what these things mean? Tell them: Behold the king of Babylon cometh to Jerusalem: and he shall take away the king and the princes thereof and carry them with him to Babylon.

Isaiah 3:15 Why do you consume my people, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord the God of hosts.

Romans 9:20 O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it: Why hast thou made me thus?

the land

Ezekiel 6:2,3 Son of man set thy face towards the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them. . . .

Ezekiel 7:2 And thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God to the land of Israel: The end is come, the end is come upon the four quarters of the land.

Ezekiel 25:3 And thou shalt say to the children of Ammon: Hear ye the word of the Lord God: Thus saith the Lord God: Because thou hast said: Ha, ha, upon my sanctuary, because it was profaned: and upon the land of Israel, because it was laid waste: and upon the house of Juda, because they are led into captivity:

Ezekiel 36:1-6 And thou son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel, and say: Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord: . . .

Ezekiel 37:11,19,25 And he said to me: Son of man: All these bones are the house of Israel: they say: Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost, and we are cut off. . . .

The fathers

Jeremiah 15:4 And I will give them up to the rage of all the kingdoms of the earth: because of Manasses the son of Ezechias the king of Juda, for all that he did in Jerusalem.

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

Lamentations 5:7 Our fathers have sinned, and are not: and we have borne their iniquities.

Matthew 23:36 Amen I say to you, all these things shall come upon this generation.

Context
A Proverb about Israel
1And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: What is the meaning? 2That you use among you this parable as a proverb in the land of Israel, saying: The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the teeth of the children are set on edge.3As I live, saith the Lord God, this parable shall be no more to you a proverb in Israel.…
Cross References
Job 21:19
God shall lay up the sorrow of the father for his children: and when he shall repay, then shall he know.

Isaiah 3:15
Why do you consume my people, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord the God of hosts.

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

Lamentations 5:7
Our fathers have sinned, and are not: and we have borne their iniquities.

Ezekiel 12:22
Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel? saying: The days shall be prolonged, and every vision shall fail.

Ezekiel 16:44
Behold every one that useth a common proverb, shall use this against thee, saying: As the mother was, so also is her daughter.

Ezekiel 18:1
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: What is the meaning?

Ezekiel 18:3
As I live, saith the Lord God, this parable shall be no more to you a proverb in Israel.

Ezekiel 18:19
And you say: Why hath not the son borne the iniquity of his father? Verily, because the son hath wrought judgment and justice, hath kept all my commandments, and done them, living, he shall live.

Additional Translations
“What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Israel: ‘The fathers eat sour grapes, but the children’s teeth are set on edge’?What mean you, that you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

Son of man, what mean ye by this parable among the children of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten unripe grapes, and the children's teeth have been set on edge?

What mean ye, ye who use this proverb of the land of Israel, saying, [The] fathers eat sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

What do you mean, that you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

'What -- to you, ye -- using this simile Concerning the ground of Israel, saying: Fathers do eat unripe fruit, And the sons' teeth are blunted?
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