Jesus comes to him and tells him to tell the Israelites to stop using the proverb that the sons will pay for the iniquities of the father.
1The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying,
2What 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?
3As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.
Then he goes on to say, the soul that sins will die [for his own sins not his father's sins]
4Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
Then he goes on to list a series of caveats to this--
5But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,
...Three more verses of caveats...
9Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord GOD.