Lamentations 5:7
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English Standard Version
Our fathers sinned, and are no more; and we bear their iniquities.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Our fathers have sinned, and are not: and we have borne their iniquities.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Supplication and statement regarding the distress. The quest made in Lamentations 5:1 refers to the oppression depicted in what follows. The words, "Remember, O Lord, what hath happened (i.e., befallen) us," are more fully explained in the second member, "Look and behold our disgrace." It is quite arbitrary in Thenius to refer the first member to the past, the second to the present, described in what follows, Lamentations 5:12-16. The Qeri הבּיטה is an unnecessary alteration, after Lamentations 1:11; Lamentations 3:63. - With Lamentations 5:2 begins the description of the disgrace that has befallen them. This consists, first of all, in the fact that their inheritance has become the possession of strangers. Rosenm׬ller rightly explains נחלה to mean, terra quae tuo nobis dono quandam est concessa. נחפך is used of the transference of the property to others, as in Isaiah 60:5. Many expositors would refer בּתּינוּ to the houses in Jerusalem which the Chaldeans had not destroyed, on the ground that it is stated, in 2 Kings 25:9 and Jeremiah 52:13, that the Chaldeans destroyed none but large houses. There is no foundation, however, for this restriction; moreover, it is opposed by the parallel נחלתנוּ. Just as by נחלה we are to understand, not merely the possession of Jerusalem, but of the whole country, so also בּתּינוּ are the dwelling-houses of the country in towns and villages; in this case, the question whether any houses still remained standing in Jerusalem does not demand consideration at all. Ngelsbach is wrong in his remark that נחלה and בּתּים respectively mean immovable and portable property, for houses are certainly not moveable property.

Lamentations 5:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

fathers

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?

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

Jeremiah 16:12
and because you have done worse than your fathers, for behold, every one of you follows his stubborn, evil will, refusing to listen to me.

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

Ezekiel 18:2
"What do you mean by repeating this proverb concerning the land of Israel, '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 forever?

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