6160 fathers, sin of the

6160 fathers, sin of the

Children may suffer on account of the sins committed by their forebears, just as they may also be blessed for their sake. Nevertheless, Scripture teaches that each individual must take responsibility for his or her own sin.

Children suffer the ill-effects of their fathers’sins

Ex 34:6-7 See also Ex 20:4-6 pp Dt 5:8-10; Lev 26:39; Nu 14:18,31-33; Jos 7:24-25; 1Ki 16:34; Jos 6:26; Job 21:19; Isa 14:21; Jer 32:18

The exilic prophets emphasised individual responsibility for sin

Eze 18:20 See also Jer 31:29-30; Eze 18:1-20

Children share in the blessing of their fathers

Ge 17:4-7; Ge 26:24; Dt 7:9 See also Ge 6:17-18; Ge 15:18-19; Ex 2:23-25; Ex 20:4-6 pp Dt 5:8-10; Nu 25:10-13; 2Sa 7:11-16; 1Ki 11:12-13,31-34; Lk 1:50; Ro 11:28-29

See also

5051responsibility
5482punishment
5651ancestors
5664children
5680family
5684fathers
6020sin

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