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

New Living Translation
Our ancestors sinned, but they have died— and we are suffering the punishment they deserved!

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

Berean Study Bible
Our fathers sinned and are no more, but we bear their punishment.

New American Standard Bible
Our fathers sinned, and are no more; It is we who have borne their iniquities.

New King James Version
Our fathers sinned and are no more, But we bear their iniquities.

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

Christian Standard Bible
Our fathers sinned; they no longer exist, but we bear their punishment.

Contemporary English Version
Our ancestors sinned, but they are dead, and we are left to pay for their sins.

Good News Translation
Our ancestors sinned, but now they are gone, and we are suffering for their sins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Our fathers sinned; they no longer exist, but we bear their punishment.

International Standard Version
Our ancestors sinned and no longer exist yet we continue to bear the consequences of their sin.

NET Bible
Our forefathers sinned and are dead, but we suffer their punishment.

New Heart English Bible
Our fathers sinned, and are no more; but we have borne their iniquities.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Our ancestors sinned. Now they are gone, [but] we have to take the punishment for their wickedness.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Our fathers have sinned, and are not; And we have borne their iniquities.

New American Standard 1977
Our fathers sinned, and are no more; It is we who have borne their iniquities.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Our fathers have sinned and are dead; and we have borne their chastisements.

King James 2000 Bible
Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities.

American King James Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Our fathers sinned, and are not: we have borne their iniquities.

Douay-Rheims 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.

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.

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.
Study Bible
A Prayer for Restoration
6We submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough bread. 7Our fathers sinned and are no more, but we bear their punishment. 8Slaves rule over us; there is no one to deliver us from their hands.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 14:20
We acknowledge our wickedness, O LORD, the guilt of our fathers; indeed, we have sinned against You.

Jeremiah 16:12
And you have done more evil than your fathers. See how each of you was following the stubbornness of his evil heart, instead of obeying Me.

Jeremiah 31:29
"In those days, it will no longer be said: 'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and this has set the children's teeth on edge.'

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

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

Treasury of Scripture

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

fathers

Exodus 20:5
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

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.

and are

Genesis 42:13,36
And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not…

Job 7:8,21
The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I am not…

Jeremiah 31:15
Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.







Lexicon
Our fathers
אֲבֹתֵ֤ינוּ (’ă·ḇō·ṯê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

sinned
חָֽטְאוּ֙ (ḥā·ṭə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2398: To miss, to sin, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, lead astray, condemn

[and are] no more,
וְאֵינָ֔ם (wə·’ê·nām)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

but we
וַאֲנַ֖חְנוּ (wa·’ă·naḥ·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 587: We

bear
סָבָֽלְנוּ׃ (sā·ḇā·lə·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5445: To carry, be burdensome, to be gravid

their punishment.
עֲוֺנֹתֵיהֶ֥ם (‘ă·wō·nō·ṯê·hem)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity
(7) We have borne their iniquities.--The words seem at first parallel to the proverb of the "sour grapes" in Jeremiah 31:29; Ezekiel 18:2. Here, however, it is followed in Lamentations 5:16 by a confession of personal guilt, and the complaint is simply that the former generation of offenders had passed away without the punishment which now fell upon their descendants, who thus had to bear, as it were, a double penalty.

Verse 7. - We have borne their iniquities. The fathers died before the iniquity was fully ripe for punishment, and their descendants have the feeling that the accumulated sins of the nation are visited upon them. This view of national troubles is very clearly endorsed by one important class of passages (Exodus 20:5; Exodus 34:7; Numbers 14:18; Jeremiah 32:18). The objection to it is forcibly expressed by Job (Job 21:19), "God [it is said] layeth up his iniquity for his children: [but] let him requite it to himself, that he may feel it!" Hence Jeremiah (Jeremiah 31:30) and Ezekiel (Ezekiel 18:1, etc.) insist on the truth that every man is punished for his own sins. Of course the two views of punishment are reconcilable. The Jews were not only punished, according to Jeremiah 16:11, 12, for their fathers' sins, but for their own still more flagrant offences. 5:1-16 Is any afflicted? Let him pray; and let him in prayer pour out his complaint to God. The people of God do so here; they complain not of evils feared, but of evils felt. If penitent and patient under what we suffer for the sins of our fathers, we may expect that He who punishes, will return in mercy to us. They acknowledge, Woe unto us that we have sinned! All our woes are owing to our own sin and folly. Though our sins and God's just displeasure cause our sufferings, we may hope in his pardoning mercy, his sanctifying grace, and his kind providence. But the sins of a man's whole life will be punished with vengeance at last, unless he obtains an interest in Him who bare our sins in his own body on the tree.
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