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Jeremiah 31:29

    Jeremiah 31:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In those days they will no longer say, The fathers have been tasting bitter grapes and the children's teeth are put on edge.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 31:29

    The fathers have eaten a sour grape - A proverbial expression for, "The children suffer for the offenses of their parents." This is explained in the next verse: "Every one shall die for his own iniquity." No child shall suffer Divine punition for the sin of his father; only so far as he acts in the same way can he be said to bear the sins of his parents.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 31:29

    A sour grape - Better, sour grapes. The idea that Jeremiah and Ezekiel (marginal reference) modified the terms of the second Commandment arises from a mistaken exegesis of their words. Compare Jeremiah 32:18; Deuteronomy 24:16. The obdurate Jews made it a reproach to the divine justice that the nation was to be sorely visited for Manasseh's sin. But this was only because generation after generation had, instead of repenting, repeated the sins of that evil time, and even in a worse form. justice must at length have its course. The acknowledgment that each man died for his own iniquity was a sign of their return to a more just and right state of feeling.