What does the bible say about sin?

bible verse about sin

Index

What is sin?

How did sin enter the world, why do we sin?

Who sins?

Wages of sin

Consequences of sin

Slave of sin

Free from sin

Who does not sin?

Love will cover a multitude of sins

Key Bible passages about sin

What is sin?

  • You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ (Matthew 5:21-22)
  • You have heard that it was said to those of old,‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. (Matthew 5:28-29)
  • Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. (1 John 3:4 )
  • All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death. (1 John 5:17 )
  • But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.( Romans 14:23 )
  • Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. (James 4:17 )
  • For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”(Romans 13:9)
  • Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.. (I Corinthians 6:9-10)
  • And He said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.” (Mark 7:20-23)
  • The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)
  • But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Revelation 21:8)
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How did sin enter the world, why do we sin?

  • If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (1 John 1:8 )
  • Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
    And in sin my mother conceived me. (Psalm 51:5 )
  • Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— (Romans 5:12 )
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Who sins?

  • He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8 )
  • If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. (1 John 1:10 )
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Wages of sin

  • For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23 )
  • And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” (John 8:23-24)
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Consequences of sin

  • Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. (Hebrews 3:12-13)
  • For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. (Hebrews 10:26-27)
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Slave of sin

  • Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. ( John 8:34 )
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Free from sin

  • She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” (John 8:11)
  • Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. (Romans 6:6-7 )
  • But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. (Romans 6:17-18 )
  • But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7 )
  • (I John 2:2) And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
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Who does not sin?

  • Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. (1 John 3:6 )
  • Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. (1 John 3:9 )
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Love will cover a multitude of sins

  • And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8 )
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Key Bible passages about sin

  • If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives. (I John 1:7-10)
  • He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God. This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother. (I John 3:8-10)
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