Ezekiel 18:20
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הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַחֹטֵאת הִיא תָמוּת בֵּן לֹא יִשָּׂא בַּעֲוֹן הָאָב וְאָב לֹא יִשָּׂא בַּעֲוֹן הַבֵּן צִדְקַת הַצַּדִּיק עָלָיו תִּהְיֶה וְרִשְׁעַת רשע הָרָשָׁע עָלָיו תִּהְיֶה:
The person who sins, they alone shall die. A child shall not share the burden of a parent's guilt, nor shall a parent share the burden of a child's guilt; the righteousness of the righteous shall be accounted to one alone, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be accounted to one alone. [JPS translation, edited for gender neutrality]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. In what ways do parents' decisions impact their children?

2. What is society's role (if any) in preventing iniquity from continuing through generations?

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Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)