but the children of those who killed him, he did not put to death, according to what is written in the book of the Law of Moses which Yahweh commanded, saying, “The fathers are not to be put to death for the children, nor are the children to be put to death for the fathers, but every person is to be put to death for his own sin.” Bible see other translations

“the Law of Moses.” The Hebrew is “the torah of Moses,” where “torah” is much more than “law.” The torah involves instruction in many different ways (see commentary on Prov. 1:8). The reference in the Law is Deuteronomy 24:16.

Commentary for: 2 Kings 14:6