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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?

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

18:2 this proverb. This was a familiar proverb (e.g., Jeremiah 31:29), based on a misunderstanding of Exodus 20:5. It portrays the unfortunate impact a father’s sin will have on his descendants.

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