Ezekiel 20:18
Good News Translation
Instead, I warned the young people among them: Do not keep the laws your ancestors made; do not follow their customs or defile yourselves with their idols.

Contemporary English Version
So I warned the children not to act like their parents or follow their evil ways or worship their idols.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said to their children in the wilderness: Walk not in the statutes of your fathers, and observe not their judgments, nor be ye defiled with their idols:

New American Bible
Then I said to their children in the wilderness: Do not follow the statutes of your parents. Do not keep their ordinances. Do not defile yourselves with their idols.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And I said to their children in the wilderness: Walk not in the statutes of your fathers, and observe not their judgments, nor be ye defiled with their idols:

I said

Numbers 14:32,33 Your carcasses shall lie in the wilderness. . . .

Numbers 32:13-15 And the Lord being angry against Israel, led them about through the desert forty years, until the whole generation, that had done evil in his sight, was consumed. . . .

Deuteronomy 4:3-6 Your eyes have seen all that the Lord hath done against Beelphegor, how he hath destroyed all his worshippers from among you. . . .

Psalm 78:6-8 That another generation might know them. The children that should be born and should rise up, and declare them to their children. . . .

the statues

Zechariah 1:2-4 The Lord hath been exceeding angry with your fathers. . . .

Luke 11:47,48 Woe to you who build the monuments of the prophets: and your fathers killed them. . . .

Acts 7:51 You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost. As your fathers did, so do you also.

1 Peter 1:18 Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as gold or silver, from your vain conversation of the tradition of your fathers:

defile

Ezekiel 20:7 And I said to them: Let every man cast away the scandals of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Jeremiah 2:7 And I brought you into the land of Carmel, to eat the fruit thereof, and the best things thereof: and when ye entered in, you defiled my land and made my inheritance an abomination.

Jeremiah 3:9 And by the facility of her fornication she defiled the land, and played the harlot with stones and with stocks.

Context
Israel's Rebellion in the Wilderness
18And I said to their children in the wilderness: Walk not in the statutes of your fathers, and observe not their judgments, nor be ye defiled with their idols:19I am the Lord your God: walk ye in my statutes, and observe my judgments, and do them.…
Cross References
Numbers 14:31
But your children, of whom you said, that they should be a prey to the enemies, will I bring in: that they may see the land which you have despised.

Deuteronomy 4:3
Your eyes have seen all that the Lord hath done against Beelphegor, how he hath destroyed all his worshippers from among you.

Psalm 78:8
That they may not become like their fathers, a perverse and exasperating generation. A generation that set not their heart aright: and whose spirit was not faithful to God.

Psalm 106:39
And was defiled with their works: and they went aside after their own inventions.

Jeremiah 11:10
They are returned to the former iniquities of their fathers, who refused to hear my words: so these likewise have gone after strange gods, to serve them: the house of Israel, and the house of Juda have made void my covenant, which I made with their fathers.

Ezekiel 2:3
And saying: Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious people, that hath revolted from me, they, and their fathers, have transgressed my covenant even unto this day.

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.

Amos 2:4
Thus saith the Lord: For three crimes of Juda, and for four I will not convert him: because he hath cast away the law of the Lord, and hath not kept his commandments: for their idols have caused them to err, after which their fathers have walked.

Zechariah 1:4
Be not as your fathers, to whom the former prophets have cried, saying: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Turn ye from your evil ways, and from your wicked thoughts: but they did not give ear, neither did they hearken to me, saith the Lord.

Additional Translations
In the wilderness I said to their children: “Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers or keep their ordinances or defile yourselves with their idols.But I said to their children in the wilderness, Walk you not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:

And I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their ordinances, nor defile yourselves with their idols.

And I said to their children in the wilderness, Walk not ye in the customs of your fathers, and keep not their ordinances, and have no fellowship with their practices, nor defile yourselves with them.

And I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk not in the statutes of your fathers, neither keep their ordinances, nor defile yourselves with their idols.

And I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:

But I said to their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:

I said to their children in the wilderness, Don't walk in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their ordinances, nor defile yourselves with their idols.

And I say to their sons in the wilderness: In the statutes of your fathers ye walk not, And their judgments ye do not observe, And with their idols ye are not defiled.
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