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Hi guys,
please how do you understand this sentence?

"The sins of the father will be visited upon the son."
I have an dilemma here, does it mean...
a) The sins of the father affects the son...?
b) The sins of the father will be transfered on his son? In the other words, the son will be like his father? In the meaning that he will be commiting the same sins?
Many thanks in advance!

Best Regards
JCD
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Hi,
The son will be punished for his father's sins.
Usually by the son's being the victim of the same kind of sin, eg the father steals, and later someone steals from the son.

( It doesn't seem fair, does it? )

Best wishes, Clive
Thanks Clive! [Y]
Your definition fits into my context. Father of one teenager boy left him and his mother high and dry. That teenager boy has grown up and he did the same thing to his son...In the other word he commited the same sin as his father...Sentence, which I posted in this thread, was an reaction on that fact.

thanks again for help!
oops, it's really late here in europe...:-(
Best Regards
JCD
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Actually, JCD, that doesn't fit.
Let's say a man was not a nice person, and he stole from someone. That someone then makes life miserable for the first man's son. That's the case of the sins of the father being visited on the son.
In your situation, the sins of the father were REPEATED by the son.
By the way: Explain this sentence to me, not Explain me this sentence. Emotion: smile
Hi GG,
Grammar Geek Actually, JCD, that doesn't fit.
Let's say a man was not a nice person, and he stole from someone. That someone then makes life miserable for the first man's son. That's the case of the sins of the father being visited on the son.

Ah, many thanks for correction...Emotion: smile
Grammar Geek Actually, JCD, that doesn't fit.
By the way: Explain this sentence to me, not Explain me this sentence. Emotion: smile

Emotion: embarrassedEmotion: embarrassedEmotion: smile....Thanks again..Emotion: smile Please GG, do you have some tips for me how to improve my ability of putting the english words in the right order ? Because I don't know any tricks except of living in the english speaking country...Emotion: headbang
thanks again for your additional comment. [Y]
Best Regards
JCD
I've seen the "explain me" mistake in many, many English learners.
It doesn't fit the pattern you've learned. Give me the book = Give the book to me. Send her the letter = Send the letter to her. But "explain me this sentence" doesn't work that way.
Just one of the ones you'll have to memorize, I guess.
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Thanks GG, I'll try to cram that into my head...:-))
Best Regards
JCD
in the same way that sin entered into the whole world even so we pass on to our children the state of our soul as we are bound to the soul of Adam we are bound to the soul of our parents and only being born again and being given a new heart a new creation can we overcome by trusting with the heart not with our intelect but knowing that his word is love and walking by faith . our sins even as Adams has far reaching consequences not only to ourselves but to our children and those that we fellowship with
in other words if we dont know Christ as Lord and saviour we are still under the curse of the law ?
Hi,
Thisis hard for the reader.
You need to revise it to ensure that each sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a period.

Best wishes, Clive
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