the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children

Definition of the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children

  1. —used to say that children often suffer for the bad things their parents do

Word by Word Definitions

sinplay sins
  1. :  an offense against religious or moral law

    :  an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible

    :  an often serious shortcoming :  fault

  1. :  to commit a sin

    :  to commit an offense or fault

  1. : sine

fatherplay fathers
  1. :  a man who has begotten a child

    :  sire

    :  god

  1. :  beget

    :  to be the founder, producer, or author of

    :  to accept responsibility for

visitplay visited
  1. :  to pay a call on as an act of friendship or courtesy

    :  to reside with temporarily as a guest

    :  to go to see or stay at (a place) for a particular purpose (such as business or sightseeing)

  1. :  a short stay :  call

    :  a brief residence as a guest

    :  an extended stay :  sojourn

uponplay
  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon

childplay children
  1. :  an unborn or recently born person

    :  a female infant

    :  a young person especially between infancy and youth


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