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Lamentations 5:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Our fathers sinned, and are not; And we have borne their iniquities.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Our fathers have sinned, [and are] not; and we have borne their iniquities.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Our fathers sinned, [and] are no more; It is we who have borne their iniquities.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Our fathers have sinned, [and are] not; and we have borne their iniquities.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Our fathers have sinned, [and] they are not; and we bear their iniquities.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Our fathers, sinned, and are not, and, we, their iniquities, have borne.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Our fathers have sinned—they are not, We their iniquities have borne.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Our fathers have sinned, and are not: and we have borne their iniquities.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Our fathers haue sinned and [are] not, and wee haue borne their iniquities.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Our fathers sinned, [and] are not: we have borne their iniquities.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Our fathers have sinned, [and are] not; and we have borne their iniquities.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Our fathers 1
{0001} Prime
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
have sinned, 2398
{2398} Prime
A primitive root; properly to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray, condemn.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
[and are] not; 369
{0369} Prime
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
and we x587
(0587) Complement
Apparently from H0595; we.
have borne 5445
{5445} Prime
A primitive root; to carry (literally or figuratively), or (reflexively) be burdensome; specifically to be gravid.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
their iniquities. 5771
{5771} Prime
From H5753; perversity, that is, (moral) evil.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Lamentations 5:7

_ _ (Jeremiah 31:29).

_ _ borne their iniquities — that is, the punishment of them. The accumulated sins of our fathers from age to age, as well as our own, are visited on us. They say this as a plea why God should pity them (compare Ezekiel 18:2, etc.).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Lamentations 5:1-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Lamentations 5:7

Their iniquities — The punishment of them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Lamentations 5:7

Our fathers have sinned, [and are] not; and we have borne (d) their iniquities.

(d) As our fathers have been punished for their sins: so we that are guilty of the same sins are punished.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

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.
Ezekiel 18:2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?
Matthew 23:32-36 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. ... Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

and are:

Genesis 42:13 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.
Genesis 42:36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved [of my children]: Joseph [is] not, and Simeon [is] not, and ye will take Benjamin [away]: all these things are against me.
Job 7:8 The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no [more]: thine eyes [are] upon me, and I [am] not.
Job 7:21 And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I [shall] not [be].
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.
Zechariah 1:5 Your fathers, where [are] they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?
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Gn 42:13, 36. Ex 20:5. Jb 7:8, 21. Jr 16:12; 31:15, 29. Ezk 18:2. Zc 1:5. Mt 23:32.

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