Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

“Fathers are not to be put to death for their children or children for their fathers; each person will be put to death for his own sin.

New American Standard Bible

Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin.

King James Version

The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

International Standard Version

"Fathers must not be put to death on account of their children's sin; nor shall children die on account of their fathers' sin. Each person is to be put to death for his own sin.

A Conservative Version

The fathers shall not be put to death for the sons, neither shall the sons be put to death for the fathers. Every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

American Standard Version

The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

Amplified

“The fathers shall not be put to death for [the sins of] their children, nor shall the children be put to death for their fathers; [only] for his own sin shall anyone be put to death.

Bible in Basic English

Fathers are not to be put to death for their children or children for their fathers: every man is to be put to death for the sin which he himself has done.

Darby Translation

The fathers shall not be put to death for the sons, neither shall the sons be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

Julia Smith Translation

The fathers shall not die for the sons, and the sons shall not die for the fathers: a man shall die in his sin.

King James 2000

The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Fathers shall not be put to death because of [their] children, and children shall not be put to death because of [their] fathers; each one shall be put to death for his [own] sin.

Modern King James verseion

The fathers shall not be put to death for the sons, neither shall the sons be put to death for the fathers. Every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The fathers shall not die for the children nor the children for the fathers: but every man shall die for his own sin.

NET Bible

Fathers must not be put to death for what their children do, nor children for what their fathers do; each must be put to death for his own sin.

New Heart English Bible

The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

The Emphasized Bible

Fathers shall not be put to death for sons, nor shall sons, be put to death for fathers, - every man, for his own sin, shall he put to death.

Webster

The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

World English Bible

The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

Youngs Literal Translation

Fathers are not put to death for sons, and sons are not put to death for fathers -- each for his own sin, they are put to death.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
shall not be put to death
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

be put to death
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

shall be put to death
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

Context Readings

Consideration For People In Need

15 You are to pay him his wages each day before the sun sets, because he is poor and depends on them. Otherwise he will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be held guilty. 16 “Fathers are not to be put to death for their children or children for their fathers; each person will be put to death for his own sin. 17 Do not deny justice to a foreigner or fatherless child, and do not take a widow’s garment as security.



Cross References

Ezekiel 18:20

The person who sins is the one who will die. A son won’t suffer punishment for the father’s iniquity, and a father won’t suffer punishment for the son’s iniquity. The righteousness of the righteous person will be on him, and the wickedness of the wicked person will be on him.

2 Chronicles 25:4

However, he did not put their children to death, because—as it is written in the Law, in the book of Moses, where the Lord commanded—“Fathers must not die because of children, and children must not die because of fathers, but each one will die for his own sin.”

Jeremiah 31:29-30

“In those days, it will never again be said:

The fathers have eaten sour grapes,
and the children’s teeth are set on edge.

2 Kings 14:5-6

As soon as the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, Amaziah killed his servants who had murdered his father the king.

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