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.
Lamentations 5:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryWhether 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 (Q, A). 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
We acknowledge our wickedness, LORD, and the guilt of our ancestors; we have indeed sinned against you.
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.
"In those days people will no longer say, 'The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge.'
"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'?
Where are your ancestors now? And the prophets, do they live forever?
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