FOR = PREPOSITION, 1 in favour of, 2 affecting or with regard to. 3 on behalf or to the benefit of. 4 having as a purpose or function. 5 having as a reason or cause. 6 having as a destination. 7 representing. 8 in exchange for– charged as (a price) 9 in relation to the expected norm of. 10 indicating the extent of (a distance) or the length of (a period of time). 11 indicating an occasion in a series.
CONJUNCTION, Literary because since.
PHRASES, BE FOR IT/
British informal be about to be punished or get into trouble. oh for, I long for.
OE, prob. A reduction of Gmc prep, meaning ‘before’ (in place or time): rel. toGer.
also to FORE.
Prefix 1 denoting prohibition: forbid. 2 denoting abstention, neglect, or renunciation:
3 used as an intensifier:
CONJUNCTION for the reason that; since.
PHRASES Because of, by reason of ORIGION ME: from the phr. By cause influenced by Ofr. par cause de ‘by reason of’.
When because follows a negative construction the meaning can be ambiguous. In the sentence he did not go because he was ill, for example, it is not clear whether it means either ‘the reason he did not go was that he was ill’ or ‘being ill wasn’t the reason for him going; there was another reason’ Use a comma when the first interpretation is intended (he did not go, because he was ill) or avoid using because after a negative altogether. On the construction the reason is because, see usage at REASON.
ANACHRONISM. 1 a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists.
2 the attribution of something to a period to which it does not belong.
C 17: from Gk from a.n.a- ‘backwards’ * khronos ‘time’.
THEREFOR the crucifying of Jesus, because of the people’s sins or for the people’s sins.
It’s an ANACHRONISM so here we have two sides of the coin. Stand up and be responsible for your own sins and face the music oneself and stop passing the responsibility onto someone else.