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Lamentations 5:7

    Lamentations 5:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Our fathers sinned, and are not; And we have borne their iniquities.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Our fathers were sinners and are dead; and the weight of their evil-doing is on us.

    Webster's Revision

    Our fathers sinned, and are not; And we have borne their iniquities.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 5:7

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 5:7

    And are not; and we ... - Or, they are not; "we have borne their iniquities." Our fathers who began this national apostasy died before the hour of punishment.

    Wesley's Notes on Lamentations 5:7

    5:7 Their iniquities - The punishment of them.