Roles And Responsibility For Family Sin

Roles and responsibility For Family sin

4 The lives of all people belong to me—parents as well as children. Only those who sin will be put to death.

5 Suppose there is a truly good man who always does what is fair and right.

Roles and responsibility For Family sin

6 He refuses to eat meat sacrificed to foreign gods at local shrines or to worship Israel’s idols. He doesn’t have sex with someone else’s wife or with a woman having her monthly period.

7 He never cheats or robs anyone and always returns anything taken as security for a loan; he gives food and clothes to the poor

Roles and responsibility For Family sin

8 and doesn’t charge interest when lending money. He refuses to do anything evil; he is fair to everyone

9 and faithfully obeys my laws and teachings. This man is good, and I promise he will live.

10 But suppose this good man has an evil son who is violent and commits sins 11 his father never did. He eats meat at local shrines, has sex with someone else’s wife,

12 cheats the poor, and robs people. He keeps what is given to him as security for a loan. He worships idols, does disgusting things,

13 and charges high interest when lending money. An evil man like that will certainly not live. He is the one who has done these horrible sins, so it’s his own fault that he will be put to death.

Roles and responsibility For Family sin

14 But suppose this evil man has a son who sees his father do these things and refuses to act like him.

15 He doesn’t eat meat at local shrines or worship Israel’s idols, and he doesn’t have sex with someone else’s wife.

16 He never cheats or robs anyone and doesn’t even demand security for a loan. He gives food and clothes to the poor

17 and refuses to do anything evil or to charge interest. And he obeys all my laws and teachings. Such a man will live. His own father sinned, but this good man will not be put to death for the sins of his father.

18 It is his father who will die for cheating and robbing and doing evil.

19 You may wonder why a son isn’t punished for the sins of his father. It is because the son does what is right and obeys my laws.

20 Only those who sin will be put to death. Children won’t suffer for the sins of their parents, and parents won’t suffer for the sins of their children. Good people will be rewardedfor what they do, and evil people will be punished for what they do. Roles And Responsibility For Family Sin Go to home page