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|I'm studing and teaching thru 2 Sam. In chapter 21 there is a situation where the Israelite are going thru a 3 year drought. David inquires of God about it and God tells him the drought is because of Saul's sin. He broke the oath that was made to the Gibeonites in Joshua 9 by trying to kill them. The restitution is the life of 7 of Saul's family. 2 of Saul's children and 5 grandchildren.
My question is 2 fold because the actions that take place here seem to contrdict Several of God's commandments.
question 1 - I know the Bible says sin will be passed down to your children and your childrens, children but in Deut 24:16 it says
"Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin.
So why did this happen or am I missing an exception here because we are dealing with a broken oath?
2 They were hanged. Again in Duet. it says he who hangs on a tree a accursed by God and that they should be brought down and buried the same day. These 7 who were executed were left up until it reigned. It seems that rain was obviously the sign that Saul's sin had been dealt with but I missing something because I don't know why they would have been left up there to hang?