New Living Translation
"The people will no longer quote this proverb: 'The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children's mouths pucker at the taste.'
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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"Turn Thou me and I shall be turned." --Jer. xxxi. 18. The elect, born again and effectually called, converts himself. To remain unconverted is impossible; but he inclines his ear, he turns his face to the blessed God, he is converted in the fullest sense of the word. In conversion the fact of cooperation on the part of the saved sinner assumes a clearly defined and perceptible character. In regeneration there was none; in the calling there was a beginning of it; in conversion proper it became a …
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A Prophet of Peace
"Parents must not be put to death for the sins of their children, nor children for the sins of their parents. Those deserving to die must be put to death for their own crimes.
"'Well,' you say, 'at least God will punish their children!' But I say he should punish the ones who sin, so that they understand his judgment.
Our ancestors sinned, but they have died--and we are suffering the punishment they deserved!
"Why do you quote this proverb concerning the land of Israel: 'The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children's mouths pucker at the taste'?
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