Question about ‘the sins of our ancestors’

Question: Is the thought of Psa 79.8 an inferior position to hold than is, say, Nehemiah’s confession of the sins of his people in 1.6? Verse 8 says:

Do not hold us guilty for the sins of our ancestors!
Let your compassion quickly meet our needs,
for we are on the brink of despair. (NLT)
Of course, we can read shades of Eze 18 in this verse, the truth that the son shall not suffer for the sins of the father. But how do you read this verse in the light of other Israelites who confessed the sin of their people? Does it fail to come up to the “spirituality” of the others?

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