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Generational Curses

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My question today is about generational curses. I myself do not agree that generational curses are scriptural; I know that in Exodus 20:5 it states “Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;” Preachers/Teachers have used this scripture to build this doctrine, but they always leave out the part about “of them that hate me;”… When I put Ezekiel 18:20-22 together with this scripture to me it is clear that generational curses are not Biblically sound, what are your thoughts?