“What is man, that he should be pure, Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
“ Who can make the clean out of the unclean? No one!
Who can say, “I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin”?
Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.
“How then can a man be just with God? Or how can he be clean who is born of woman?
They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one.
“When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to the land of the enemy, far off or near;
“When they sin against You ( for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to a land far off or near,
“In truth I know that this is so; But how can a man be in the right before God?
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
Behold, I have found only this, that God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices.”
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.
But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.