Deuteronomy 24:16

“The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The fathers shall not bee put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: euery man shall be put to death for his owne sinne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Fathers shall not be put to death for {their} sons, nor shall sons be put to death for {their} fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Fathers are not to be put to death for their children or children for their fathers: every man is to be put to death for the sin which he himself has done.
- Basic English Bible

The fathers shall not be put to death for the sons, neither shall the sons be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
- Darby Bible

The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
- Webster's Bible

The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
- World English Bible

`Fathers are not put to death for sons, and sons are not put to death for fathers -- each for his own sin, they are put to death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers; every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 24:16


24:16 Not put to death - If the one be free from the guilt of the others sin, except in those cases where the sovereign Lord of life and death, before whom none is innocent, hath commanded it, as #Deu 13:1 |- 18 Jos 7:24. For though God do visit the father's sins upon the children, #Exo 20:5|, yet he will not suffer men to do so.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 24

  • GeraldineCole
    I am speaking on verse 4 in this chapter this means if u devorce your first huband and get married to another man this is telling us u may not go back to your formal huband because now u have defiled your self with another man .so a lot of women have defiled them self.now if the women had separate from her huband and had not slept with another man then she could return to her huband Amen
  • Dewey J
    Sherry, John 1:17 says, For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Ro.8:2 says, For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus hast made me free from the law of sin and death. Therefore, by the death of Jesus Christ and the grace of almighty God through Jesus your marriage is legitimate in God,s sight. Glory be to Jehovah through our Lord and savior
    Jesus Christ
  • Ps SA.Ngomani for verse 10
    I agree with this verse, because we are not same in life some are struggling to survive.
  • Does this mean, in plain english, that a man or woman should not remarry their x if they slept with another person after the divorce because they are now defiled?
  • I wish this verse was still a tradition today A whole year with your new wife I also think it s kinda funny Cheer up lol she needs it after marrying you Ijk
  • Rosalina
    (This is my response to Michael's comment dated 2/27/2013 at 11:14am on Deuteronomy Chapter 24)::::Genesis 2:24, "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh".. Therefore, it's NOT biblical for anyone to have a newly married couple living separately in two different houses.. In Matthew 5:19, "Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

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