Therefore, O you son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus you speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we waste away in them, how should we then live?
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George Leo Haydock
Live? They suppose their case to be desperate, as their fathers had sinned, chap. xviii. The prophet shows that none are punished except for their own faults, (Calmet) and that "each one has free-will to be saved or to be lost. "(St. Jerome)