Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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?

General references

Bible References

Mean

Ezekiel 17:12
Say now to the rebellious house: Do ye not know what these things mean? Tell them, Behold, the king of Babylon is come to Jerusalem and has taken its king and its princes and led them with him to Babylon;
Isaiah 3:15
What do you mean that ye beat my people to pieces and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of the hosts.
Romans 9:20
Rather, O man, who art thou to reply against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

The land

Ezekiel 6:2
Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel and prophesy against them,
Ezekiel 7:2
and thou son of man, thus hath the Lord GOD said unto the land of Israel: The end, the end comes upon the four corners of the land.
Ezekiel 25:3
and say unto the sons of Ammon, Hear the word of the Lord GOD, Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Because thou didst say, Aha, it is well! upon my sanctuary, which was profaned; and upon the land of Israel, which it was made desolate; and upon the house of Judah, because they went into captivity;
Ezekiel 36:1
Also, thou son of man, prophesy upon the mountains of Israel and say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD.
Ezekiel 37:11
Then he said unto me, Son of man, all these bones are the house of Israel; behold, they say, Our bones have dried, and our hope is lost, and in ourselves we are totally cut off.

The fathers

Jeremiah 15:4
And I will give them over to be sifted by all the kingdoms of the earth because of Manasseh, the son of Hezekiah king of Judah, for that which he did in Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 31:29
In those days they shall no longer say, The fathers have eaten the sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge.
Lamentations 5:7
Our fathers have sinned and are dead; and we have borne their chastisements.
Matthew 23:36
Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

General references

Jeremiah 31:29
In those days they shall no longer say, The fathers have eaten the sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge.
Ezekiel 18:29
If even now the house of Israel should say, The way of the Lord is not straight. O house of Israel, are not my ways straight? Certainly your ways are not straight.