New International Version
"As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel.
King James Bible
As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
[As] I live, saith the Lord Jehovah, ye shall not have any more to use this proverb in Israel.
World English Bible
As I live, says the Lord Yahweh, you shall not have [occasion] any more to use this proverb in Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
I live -- an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, Ye have no more the use of this simile in Israel.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel - I will now, by this present declaration, settle this question for ever. And hence God has sworn to what follows. After this, who will dare to doubt the judgment pronounced?
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Eversley. 19th Sunday after Trinity, 1868. Ezekiel xviii. 1-4. "The word of the Lord came unto me again, saying, 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? As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel. Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall …
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Some Man Will Say, "So Then any Thief Whatever is to be Accounted Equal...
"He is the Rock, his Work is Perfect, for all his Ways are Judgment, a God of Truth, and Without Iniquity, Just and Right is He.
"Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: 'The days go by and every vision comes to nothing'?
"'Everyone who quotes proverbs will quote this proverb about you: "Like mother, like daughter."
"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'?
For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child--both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die.
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