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The sins of the fathers shall be visited upon the sons

Posted by Soulsellerman on August 24, 2003

Hi everyone,
I'm looking for the origin of the phrase 'The sins of the fathers shall be visited upon the sons.' I found a reference to 'The sins of the fathers' part in the old testament--Lamentations 5--but I can find no trace of the 'Shall be visited upon the sons' part.
I was hoping someone out there knows the origin of this entire phrase. Thanks in advance!