Sins of the father matter
Isaiah 14:21 View context
Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
Sins of the father do not matter
Deuteronomy 24:16 View context
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.