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The Sins Of The Father Afflict Unto The Several Generations



[Karl Note:  There is a concept within the Bible, actually in the Bible many times, and even stated in opposite terms, thus apparently being contradictory -- that the son pays for the sins of his father -- etc.  I am certainly not going to argue the validity, or lack of validity, of this point, but only point out that, historically, man has been aware that he might well (or not) pay for the sins of his father.  That is not too much different from the situation where many thousands of "loyal and honest" employees of WorldCom,  Enron, etc., pay dearly for the sins at the top of their corporate leadership.  You can say it is "unfair" or you can say that it is "fate," or whatever you want to say, but I say, here on this web site, that it is what happens.  You cannot be safe working within a company that has lost its moral compass!

Here are those bible references.]

Leviticus 26:39
Those of you who are left will waste away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins; also because of their fathers' sins they will waste away.
(Whole Chapter: Leviticus 26 In context: Leviticus 26:38-40)

Leviticus 26:40
" 'But if they will confess their sins and the sins of their fathers-their treachery against me and their hostility toward me,
(Whole Chapter: Leviticus 26 In context: Leviticus 26:39-41)

1 Kings 14:22
Judah did evil in the eyes of the Lord . By the sins they committed they stirred up his jealous anger more than their fathers had done.
(Whole Chapter: 1 Kings 14 In context: 1 Kings 14:21-23)

2 Kings 14:6
Yet he did not put the sons of the assassins to death, in accordance with what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses where the Lord commanded: "Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sins." [ 14:6 Deut. 24:16 ]
(Whole Chapter: 2 Kings 14 In context: 2 Kings 14:5-7)

2 Kings 15:9
He did evil in the eyes of the Lord , as his fathers had done. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.
(Whole Chapter: 2 Kings 15 In context: 2 Kings 15:8-10)

2 Chronicles 25:4
Yet he did not put their sons to death, but acted in accordance with what is written in the Law, in the Book of Moses, where the Lord commanded: "Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sins." [ 25:4 Deut. 24:16 ]
(Whole Chapter: 2 Chronicles 25 In context: 2 Chronicles 25:3-5)

Ezra 9:7
From the days of our forefathers until now, our guilt has been great. Because of our sins, we and our kings and our priests have been subjected to the sword and captivity, to pillage and humiliation at the hand of foreign kings, as it is today.
(Whole Chapter: Ezra 9 In context: Ezra 9:6-8)

Nehemiah 9:2
Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the wickedness of their fathers.
(Whole Chapter: Nehemiah 9 In context: Nehemiah 9:1-3)

Psalm 79:8
Do not hold against us the sins of the fathers; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.
(Whole Chapter: Psalm 79 In context: Psalm 79:7-9)

Isaiah 14:21
Prepare a place to slaughter his sons for the sins of their forefathers; they are not to rise to inherit the land and cover the earth with their cities.
(Whole Chapter: Isaiah 14 In context: Isaiah 14:20-22)

Isaiah 65:7
both your sins and the sins of your fathers," says the Lord . "Because they burned sacrifices on the mountains and defied me on the hills, I will measure into their laps the full payment for their former deeds."
(Whole Chapter: Isaiah 65 In context: Isaiah 65:6-8)

Jeremiah 11:10
They have returned to the sins of their forefathers, who refused to listen to my words. They have followed other gods to serve them. Both the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken the covenant I made with their forefathers.
(Whole Chapter: Jeremiah 11 In context: Jeremiah 11:9-11)

Jeremiah 32:18
You show love to thousands but bring the punishment for the fathers' sins into the laps of their children after them. O great and powerful God, whose name is the Lord Almighty,
(Whole Chapter: Jeremiah 32 In context: Jeremiah 32:17-19)

Daniel 9:16
O Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from Jerusalem, your city, your holy hill. Our sins and the iniquities of our fathers have made Jerusalem and your people an object of scorn to all those around us.
(Whole Chapter: Daniel 9 In context: Daniel 9:15-17)


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