Lamentations 5:7
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King James Version
Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities.

Darby Bible Translation
Our fathers have sinned, and they are not; and we bear their iniquities.

World English Bible
Our fathers sinned, and are no more; We have borne their iniquities.

Young's Literal Translation
Our fathers have sinned -- they are not, We their iniquities have borne.

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Geneva Study Bible

Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne {d} their iniquities.

(d) As our fathers have been punished for their sins: so we that are guilty of the same sins are punished.Lamentations 5:7 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Lamentations
The book familiarly known as the Lamentations consists of four elegies[1] (i., ii., iii., iv.) and a prayer (v.). The general theme of the elegies is the sorrow and desolation created by the destruction of Jerusalem[2] in 586 B.C.: the last poem (v.) is a prayer for deliverance from the long continued distress. The elegies are all alphabetic, and like most alphabetic poems (cf. Ps. cxix.) are marked by little continuity of thought. The first poem is a lament over Jerusalem, bereft, by the siege,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Jeremiah 14:20
We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.

Jeremiah 16:12
And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:

Jeremiah 31:29
In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge.

Ezekiel 18:2
What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

Zechariah 1:5
Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?

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