New Living Translation
Our ancestors sinned, but they have died--and we are suffering the punishment they deserved!
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.
Lamentations 5:7 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:7 Their iniquities - The punishment of them.
LORD, we confess our wickedness and that of our ancestors, too. We all have sinned against you.
And you are even worse than your ancestors! You stubbornly follow your own evil desires and refuse to listen to me.
"The people will no longer quote this proverb: 'The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children's mouths pucker at the taste.'
"Why do you quote this proverb concerning the land of Israel: 'The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children's mouths pucker at the taste'?
"Where are your ancestors now? They and the prophets are long dead.
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