Lamentations 5:7
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New International Version
Our ancestors sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment.

King James Bible
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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Our fathers have sinned, and are not - Nations, as such, cannot be punished in the other world; therefore national judgments are to be looked for only in this life. The punishment which the Jewish nation had been meriting for a series of years came now upon them, because they copied and increased the sins of their fathers, and the cup of their iniquity was full. Thus the children might be said to bear the sins of the fathers, that is, in temporal punishment, for in no other way does God visit these upon the children. See Ezekiel 18:1, etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Exodus 20:5 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God...

Jeremiah 16:12 And you have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, you walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart...

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 you, that you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes...

Matthew 23:32-36 Fill you up then the measure of your fathers...

and are

Genesis 42:13,36 And they said, Your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold...

Job 7:8,21 The eye of him that has seen me shall see me no more: your eyes are on me, and I am not...

Jeremiah 31:15 Thus said the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping...

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

Whether an Angel Needs Grace in Order to Turn to God?
Objection 1: It would seem that the angel had no need of grace in order to turn to God. For, we have no need of grace for what we can accomplish naturally. But the angel naturally turns to God: because he loves God naturally, as is clear from what has been said ([543]Q[60], A[5]). Therefore an angel did not need grace in order to turn to God. Objection 2: Further, seemingly we need help only for difficult tasks. Now it was not a difficult task for the angel to turn to God; because there was no obstacle
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Jeremiah 14:20
We acknowledge our wickedness, LORD, and the guilt of our ancestors; we have indeed sinned against you.

Jeremiah 16:12
But you have behaved more wickedly than your ancestors. See how all of you are following the stubbornness of your evil hearts instead of obeying me.

Jeremiah 31:29
"In those days people will no longer say, 'The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge.'

Ezekiel 18:2
"What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Israel: "'The parents eat sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge'?

Zechariah 1:5
Where are your ancestors now? And the prophets, do they live forever?

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