this Jewish city, ... had paid the penalty <of>/<for> its wicked inhabitants

thetazuo

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Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea, was jealous of Jerusalem’s new eminence, doubting that this Jewish city, “which after the bloody murder of the Lord had paid the penalty of its wicked inhabitants,” could be the city of God.

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Jerusalem
Simon Sebag Montefiore

Hi. I’m wondering why “of” is used here? Shouldn’t it be “for”?
Thank you in advance.
 
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