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The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

14:18 fourth generation. See note on Exodus 20:5. This kind of warning occurs four times in the Pentateuch (see also Exodus 34:7; Deuteronomy 5:9), and nowhere else. The word “generation,” however, does not appear in the Hebrew text in these verses, being simply understood in the context.

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