In Psalmi 102:2 in Vulgate, it says "et noli oblivisci omnes retributiones ejus.". Shouldn't it be genitive (omnium retributionium) there? I mean, "oblivisci" (to forget) goes with the genitive case, right?

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    Have you looked up oblivisci in a dictionary? Does it perhaps say anything about the accusative? Commented Mar 4, 2022 at 19:13

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The verb obliviscor can be used with both genitive and accusative, according to Lewis and Short. They provide examples from the Classical period for both, even by the same author, namely Cicero:

obliviscar noctis illius (Cic. Planc. 42.101)

obliviscor iam iniurias tuas (Cic. Cael. 20.50)

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