Sin in the Bible

Meaning: bush

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And Cain said unto the LORD, "My sin is greater, than that it may be forgiven.

And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

And as the morning arose, the angels caused Lot to speed him, saying, "Stand up, take thy wife and thy two daughters and that that is at hand, lest thou perish in the sin of the city."

And God said unto him in a dream, "I know it well that thou didst it in the pureness of thy heart: And therefore I kept thee that thou shouldest not sin against me, neither suffered I thee to come nigh her.

Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.

And Abimelech said, What is this you have done to us? One of the men might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt and sin upon us.

And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

And the chief of the butlers speaketh with Pharaoh, saying, 'My sin I mention this day:

And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.

Put him into my care and make me responsible for him: if I do not give him safely back to you, let mine be the sin for ever.

And Judah said, What are we to say to my lord? how may we put ourselves right in his eyes? God has made clear the sin of your servants: now we are in your hands, we and the man in whose bag your cup was seen.

For I made myself responsible for the boy to my father, saying, If I do not give him safely back to you, let mine be the sin for ever.

So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

Straw was not given to thy servants, and they said to us, Make bricks: and behold, thy servants were beaten; and the sin, thy people.

and Pharaoh seeth that the rain hath ceased, and the hail and the voices, and he continueth to sin, and hardeneth his heart, he and his servants;

Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.

And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.

If, a sin-covering, be laid on him, then shall he give a ransom for his life, according to whatsoever may be laid on him:

Keep yourselves far from any false business; never let the upright or him who has done no wrong be put to death: for I will make the evil-doer responsible for his sin.

upon the forefront of it, that it be upon Aaron's forehead: that Aaron bear the sin of the holy things which the children of Israel have hallowed in all their holy gifts. And it shall be always upon Aaron's forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.

Aaron and his sons are to put these on whenever they go into the Tent of meeting or come near the altar, when they are doing the work of the holy place, so that they may be free from any sin causing death: this is to be an order for him and his seed after him for ever.

All those things which were used as offerings to take away sin, and to make them holy to be priests, they may have for food: but no one who is not a priest may have them, for they are holy food.

And thou shalt offer every day a bullock for a sin offering for atonement: and thou shalt cleanse the altar, when thou hast made an atonement for it, and thou shalt anoint it, to sanctify it.

And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.

And Aaron will say, The wrath of my lord shall not kindle: thou knowest the people that it is in sin.

And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.

And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.

Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.

But take care, and do not make any agreement with the people of the land where you are going, for it will be a cause of sin to you.

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them:

If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering.

And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the sin offering; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,

And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which should not be done, and are guilty;

When the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation shall offer a young bullock for the sin, and bring him before the tabernacle of the congregation.

Then he is to remove all the fat from the bull for a sin offering and burn it on the altar.

And he shall do with the bullock as he did with the bullock for a sin offering, so shall he do with this: and the priest shall make an atonement for them, and it shall be forgiven them.

And he shall carry forth the bullock without the camp, and burn him as he burned the first bullock: it is a sin offering for the congregation.

When a prince doth sin, and hath done something against one of all the commands of Jehovah his God regarding things which are not to be done, through ignorance, and hath been guilty --

Or if his sin, wherein he hath sinned, come to his knowledge; he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a male without blemish:

And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before the LORD: it is a sin offering.

And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out his blood at the bottom of the altar of burnt offering.

And he shall burn all his fat upon the altar, as the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall make an atonement for him as concerning his sin, and it shall be forgiven him.

And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and be guilty;

Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned.

And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering.

And let all its fat be taken away, as the fat is taken away from the peace-offerings, and let it be burned on the altar by the priest for a sweet smell to the Lord; and the priest will take away his sin and he will have forgiveness.

And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering.

And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar:

And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of the peace offerings; and the priest shall burn them upon the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: and the priest shall make an atonement for his sin that he hath committed, and it shall be forgiven him.

And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.

And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.

And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off his head from his neck, but shall not divide it asunder:

And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering.

And he shall offer the second for a burnt offering, according to the manner: and the priest shall make an atonement for him for his sin which he hath sinned, and it shall be forgiven him.

But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon: for it is a sin offering.

Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it, even a memorial thereof, and burn it on the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: it is a sin offering.

And the priest shall make an atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him: and the remnant shall be the priest's, as a meat offering.

If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering:

He must make restitution for his sin regarding any holy thing, adding a fifth of its value to it, and give it to the priest. Then the priest will make atonement on his behalf with the ram of the restitution offering, and he will be forgiven.

And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.

Let him come to the priest with a sheep, a male without any mark out of the flock, of the value fixed by you, as an offering for his error; and the priest will take away the sin which he did in error, and he will have forgiveness.

It's a sin offering for his guilt in the LORD's presence."

If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour;

Causing sin to come on him, then he will have to give back the thing he took by force or got by cruel acts, or the goods which were put in his care or the thing he came on by chance,

And the priest will take away his sin from before the Lord, and he will have forgiveness for whatever crime he has done

It shall not be baken with leaven. I have given it unto them for their portion of my offerings made by fire; it is most holy, as is the sin offering, and as the trespass offering.

Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is the law of the sin offering: In the place where the burnt offering is killed shall the sin offering be killed before the LORD: it is most holy.

The priest that offereth it for sin shall eat it: in the holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation.

A clay pot in which the sin offering is boiled must be broken; if it is boiled in a bronze vessel, it must be scoured and rinsed with water.

And no sin offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile withal in the holy place, shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in the fire.

As the sin offering is, so is the trespass offering: there is one law for them: the priest that maketh atonement therewith shall have it.

And if any of the flesh of the peace-offering is taken as food on the third day, it will not be pleasing to God and will not be put to the account of him who gives it; it will be unclean and a cause of sin to him who takes it as food.

Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin offering, and two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread;

And he brought the bullock for the sin offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the bullock for the sin offering.

and he slaughtered it, and Moses took the blood, and put it on the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and cleansed the altar from sin, and the blood he poured at the bottom of the altar, and hallowed it, making atonement for it.

But the bull [the sin offering] and its hide, its flesh, and its dung he burned with fire outside the camp, as the Lord commanded Moses.

What has been done this day, has been ordered by the Lord to take away your sin.

And he said unto Aaron, Take thee a young calf for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering, without blemish, and offer them before the LORD.

And unto the children of Israel thou shalt speak, saying, Take ye a kid of the goats for a sin offering; and a calf and a lamb, both of the first year, without blemish, for a burnt offering;

And Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto the altar, and offer thy sin offering, and thy burnt offering, and make an atonement for thyself, and for the people: and offer the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them; as the LORD commanded.

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and so you have been freed from sin, and made slaves of uprightness.

for when a man is dead he is free from the claims of sin.














She will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for it is he who is to save his people from their sins."

You know that he appeared to take our sins away, and that there is no sin in him.




The smoke of their torture will go up forever and ever, and they will have no rest night or day??hese worshipers of the animal and its statue, and any who bear the mark of its name."

Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was flung into the fiery lake.

Then they will go away to everlasting punishment, and the upright to everlasting life."


They will be punished with eternal ruin and exclusion from the presence of the Lord and his glorious might,

He has his winnowing fork in his hand, to clean up his threshing-floor, and store his wheat in his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with inextinguishable fire."

And if your own eye makes you fall, dig it out and throw it away. You might better enter upon life with only one eye than be thrown with both eyes into the fiery pit.

But whoever reviles the holy Spirit can never be forgiven, but is guilty of an unending sin."


It is just like the way in which through one man sin came into the world, and death followed sin, and so death spread to all men, because all men sinned.





What does this mean? Are we Jews at a disadvantage? Not at all. We have already charged Jews and Greeks all alike with being under the control of sin. As the Scripture says, "There is not a single man who is upright, No one understands, no one searches for God. read more.
All have turned away, they are one and all worthless, No one does right, not a single one!




A man came up to him and said, "Master, what good deed must I do to obtain eternal life?" But he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. But if you want to enter that life, keep the commandments."


What has happened to them shows the truth of the proverb, "A dog returns to what he has vomited up, and a sow that has washed goes back to wallow in the mire."


And the basis of the judgment is this, that the light has come into the world, and yet, because their actions were wicked, men have loved the darkness more than the light. For everyone who does wrong hates the light and will not come to it, for fear his actions will be exposed.




In it Enoch went and preached even to those spirits that were in prison, who had once been disobedient, when in Noah's time God in his patience waited for the ark to be made ready, in which a few people, eight in all, were brought safely through the water.









for they cared more for the approval of men than for the approval of God.













So you, dear friends, now that you are forewarned, must be on your guard against being led away by the errors of unprincipled men and losing your present firmness.


Take care not to refuse to listen to him who is speaking. For if they could not escape because they would not listen to him who warned them here on earth, how much less can we, who reject him who is from heaven!








Those who belong to Jesus the Christ have crucified the physical nature with its propensities and cravings.

I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ that lives in me. The life I am now living in the body I am living by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.

If you have died with Christ to material ways of looking at things, why do you act as though you still belonged to the world, and submit to rules like

He carried the burden of our sins in his own body on the cross, in order that we might die to sin and live for uprightness. By his wounds you have been healed.

How true those words are! "If we have died with him, we will live with him!

So you also must think of yourselves as dead to sin but alive to God, through union with Christ Jesus.

Certainly not! When we have died to sin, how can we live in it any longer?

for when a man is dead he is free from the claims of sin.

For you have died, and your life now lies hidden with Christ in God.


So God abandoned them, with their heart's cravings, to impurity, and let them degrade their own bodies.


Now I leave you to yourselves.






So God turned his back on them and left them to worship the starry host, just as the Book of the Prophets says, " 'Was it victims and sacrifices that you offered to me, O house of Israel, Those forty years in the desert?




who had once been disobedient, when in Noah's time God in his patience waited for the ark to be made ready, in which a few people, eight in all, were brought safely through the water.





And he said to the gardener, 'Here I have come three years to look for fruit on this fig tree, without finding any. Cut it down. Why should it waste the ground?' He answered, 'Let it stand this one year more, sir, till I dig around it and manure it;

perhaps it will bear fruit next year. But if it does not, you can have it cut down.' "


This is why many of you are sick and ill and a number have fallen asleep.








And Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan taken such possession of your heart that you should lie to the holy Spirit, by appropriating part of the price of your land?

You stubborn people, with heathen hearts and ears, you are always opposing the holy Spirit, just as your forefathers did!

You must not offend God's holy Spirit, with which you have been marked for the Day of Redemption.

But whoever reviles the holy Spirit can never be forgiven, but is guilty of an unending sin."

How much worse a punishment do you think will anyone deserve who tramples the Son of God underfoot, and treats as worthless the blood of the agreement by which he has been purified, and outrages God's spirit of mercy?


Therefore, I tell you, men will be forgiven for any sin or abusive speech, but abusive speech about the Spirit cannot be forgiven.

Do not stifle the Spirit.

If anyone sees his brother committing any sin except a deadly one, he will ask and obtain life for him??rovided the sin is not a deadly one. There is such a thing as deadly sin; I do not say that a man should pray about that.






For what good will it do a man if he gains the whole world but parts with his life? What can a man give to buy back his life?

What good does it do a man to gain the whole world and lose or forfeit himself?







Come now, you rich people! weep aloud and howl over the miseries that are going to overtake you!




crushing distress and anguish, every human soul of them that actually does what is wrong??he Jew first, and the Greek also;


Ruin and wretchedness mark their paths,


It is just like the way in which through one man sin came into the world, and death followed sin, and so death spread to all men, because all men sinned.


For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is eternal life through union with Christ Jesus our Lord.







It is just like the way in which through one man sin came into the world, and death followed sin, and so death spread to all men, because all men sinned.


For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is eternal life through union with Christ Jesus our Lord.












































This is why God sends upon them a misleading influence, to make them believe what is false, so that all who have refused to believe the truth but have preferred disobedience may be condemned.


Then Paul said to him, "God will strike you, you white-washed wall! Do you sit there to try me by the Law, and order them to strike me in violation of the Law?"

Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! For if the wonders that have been done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes!

and said, "You monster of underhandedness and cunning! You son of the devil! You enemy of all that is right! Will you never stop trying to make the Lord's straight paths crooked?


Which of the prophets did your forefathers not persecute? They killed the men who foretold the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and killed??53 you who had the Law given to you by angels, and did not obey it!"

You serpents! You brood of snakes! How can you escape being sentenced to the pit?

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of snakes! Who warned you to escape from the wrath that is coming?


and he said to them, "The Scripture says, 'And my house shall be a house of prayer,' but you have made it a den of robbers!"


but self-seeking people who are disloyal to the truth and responsive only to what is wrong will experience anger and fury,


The slave who knows his master's wishes, but does not get ready or act upon them, will be severely punished.

How much worse a punishment do you think will anyone deserve who tramples the Son of God underfoot, and treats as worthless the blood of the agreement by which he has been purified, and outrages God's spirit of mercy?









If we acknowledge our sins, he is upright and can be depended on to forgive our sins and cleanse us from everything wrong.








For everyone who does wrong hates the light and will not come to it, for fear his actions will be exposed.

on that Day when, as the good news I preach teaches, God through Christ Jesus judges what men have kept secret,





For while it is degrading even to mention their secret practices,

So do not be afraid of them. For there is nothing covered up that is not going to be uncovered, nor secret that is not going to be known.

For there is nothing hidden that shall not be disclosed, nor kept secret that shall not be known and come to light.

There is nothing covered up that is not going to be uncovered, nor secret that is not going to be known. For what you say in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you whisper in someone's ear, behind closed doors, will be proclaimed from the housetops.




















and it was not Adam who was deceived, it was the woman who was deluded and fell into sin.

For we ourselves were once without understanding, disobedient, deluded, enslaved to all kinds of passions and pleasures. Our minds were full of malice and envy. Men hated us and we hated one another.

And the animal was captured and with it the false prophet who performed wonders on its behalf by means of which he led astray those who had let the animal's mark be put on them and who worshiped its statue. Both of them were flung alive into the fiery lake of burning brimstone.

You must lay aside with your former habits your old self which is going to ruin through its deceptive passions.

but encourage one another every day, as long as we can still speak of Today, so that no one of you may have his heart hardened by the pleasantness of sin.

The command gave sin an opening and sin deceived me and killed me with it.

and bad men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving others and deceived themselves.



For your part, you must keep the faith you have to yourself, as between God and you. He is a happy man who has no fault to find with himself in following the course that he approves, but the man who has misgivings about eating, and then eats, is thereby condemned, for he is not following his convictions, and anything that does not rest on conviction is wrong.

So when a man knows what is right and fails to do it, he is guilty of sin.


Any wrongdoing is sin, but there are sins that are not deadly.





They know God's decree that those who act in this way deserve to die, yet they not only do it, but applaud any who do.







Therefore, let us too, with such a crowd of witnesses about us, throw off every impediment and the entanglement of sin, and run with determination the race for which we are entered,

Dear friends, I beg you, as aliens and exiles here, not to indulge the physical cravings that are at war with the soul.

You must lay aside with your former habits your old self which is going to ruin through its deceptive passions.

Through your relation to him you have received not a physical circumcision, but a circumcision effected by Christ, in stripping you of your material nature,





And he said to them, "You are the men who parade your uprightness before people, but God knows your hearts. For what men consider great is detestable in the sight of God.








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My dear children, I am writing you this so that you may not sin; yet if anyone does sin, we have in Jesus Christ one who is upright and will intercede for us with the Father.

Be angry, but do not sin. The sun must not go down upon your anger;

So sin must not reign over your mortal bodies, and make you obey their cravings, and you must not offer the parts of your bodies to sin as the instruments of wrong, but offer yourselves to God as men brought back from death to life, and offer the parts of your bodies to him as instruments of uprightness.

Never ordain anyone hastily; do not make yourself responsible for the sins of others; keep your life pure.

Afterward Jesus found him in the Temple, and said to him, "See! You are well again. Give up sin, or something worse may happen to you."

Return to your sober sense as you ought, and stop sinning, for some of you are utterly ignorant about God. To your shame I say so.


A third angel followed them, saying in a loud voice, "Whoever worships the animal and its statue and lets its mark be put on his forehead or on his hand

So the first angel went and emptied his bowl upon the earth, and loathsome, painful sores attacked the men who bore the mark of the animal and worshiped its statue.

And the animal was captured and with it the false prophet who performed wonders on its behalf by means of which he led astray those who had let the animal's mark be put on them and who worshiped its statue. Both of them were flung alive into the fiery lake of burning brimstone.



And it makes everyone, high and low, rich and poor, freemen and slaves, have a mark stamped on their right hands or on their foreheads,



and saved the upright Lot who was so distressed by the immoral conduct of unprincipled men??8 for as long as that upright man lived among them, day after day his upright soul was tormented by what he saw and heard of their lawless actions??9 then the Lord knows how to rescue God-fearing people from trial and to punish wrongdoers while they are being kept for the Day of Judgment,





I do not understand what I am doing, for I do not do what I want to do; I do things that I hate.










They know God's decree that those who act in this way deserve to die, yet they not only do it, but applaud any who do.

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin, but as it is, they have no excuse for their sin.


So when a man knows what is right and fails to do it, he is guilty of sin.

for, though they knew God, they have not honored him as God or given thanks to him, but they have indulged in futile speculations, until their stupid minds have become dark.

Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would be guilty of no sin, but as it is, you say 'We can see'; so your sin continues.

For if we choose to go on sinning after we have so fully learned the truth, there is no sacrifice left to be offered for our sins,

The slave who knows his master's wishes, but does not get ready or act upon them, will be severely punished. But one who does wrong without knowing them will be lightly punished. From anyone who has been given much, much will be required, and of the man to whom people have intrusted much, they will demand even more.

Suppose you call yourself a Jew, and rely on law, and boast about God, and can understand his will, and from hearing the Law read can tell what is right, and you are sure that you can guide the blind, enlighten people who are in the dark, read more.
train the foolish, teach the young, since you have knowledge and truth formulated in the Law??21 why, then, will you teach others and refuse to teach yourself? Will you preach against stealing, and yet steal yourself? Will you warn men against adultery, and yet practice it yourself? Will you pretend to detest idols, and yet rob their temples? Will you boast of the Law and yet dishonor God by breaking it?

For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of uprightness than after knowing it to have turned their backs upon the sacred command with which they had been intrusted. What has happened to them shows the truth of the proverb, "A dog returns to what he has vomited up, and a sow that has washed goes back to wallow in the mire."







For while it is degrading even to mention their secret practices,



but all through my body I see another principle in conflict with the law of my reason, which makes me a prisoner to that law of sin that runs through my body.


Jesus answered, "I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.

For I see that you are a bitter poison and a bundle of iniquity!"

Do you not know that when you submit to being someone's slaves, and obeying him, you are the slaves of the one whom you obey, whether your slavery is to sin, and leads to death, or is to obedience, and leads to uprightness?

and they may yet return to their senses and escape from the toils of the devil, who has caught them to make them do his will.

promising them freedom when they are themselves slaves of destruction; for a man is the slave of whatever overcomes him.




Do not form any premature judgments, therefore, but wait until the Lord comes back. For he will light up the darkness that now hides things and show what the motives in people's minds are, and then everyone will get from God the praise he deserves.



There is nothing covered up that is not going to be uncovered, nor secret that is not going to be known.


For God showed him publicly dying as a sacrifice of reconciliation to be taken advantage of through faith. This was to vindicate his own justice (for in his forbearance, God passed over men's former sins)??26 to vindicate his justice at the present time, and show that he is upright himself, and that he makes those who have faith in Jesus upright also.

In fact, under the Law, almost everything is purified with blood, and unless blood is poured out nothing is forgiven.

Peter said to them, "You must repent, and every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, in order to have your sins forgiven; then you will receive the gift of the holy Spirit,

and that repentance leading to the forgiveness of sins should be preached to all the heathen in his name.

"You must all drink from it, for this is my blood which ratifies the agreement, and is to be poured out for many people, for the forgiveness of their sins.

And he went all through the Jordan Valley preaching repentance and baptism in order to obtain the forgiveness of sins,

But when these are forgiven, there is no more need of offerings for sin.

















Therefore, I tell you, men will be forgiven for any sin or abusive speech, but abusive speech about the Spirit cannot be forgiven. And whoever speaks against the Son of Man will be forgiven for it, but whoever speaks against the holy Spirit cannot be forgiven for it, either in this world or in the world to come.

I tell you, men will be forgiven for everything, for all their sins and all the abusive things they say. But whoever reviles the holy Spirit can never be forgiven, but is guilty of an unending sin."

And anyone who speaks against the Son of Man will be forgiven for it, but no one who reviles the holy Spirit will be forgiven.

For it is impossible to arouse people to a fresh repentance when they have once for all come into the light and had a taste of the gift from heaven, and shared in the holy Spirit and felt the goodness of the word of God and the strong influences of the coming age, and yet have fallen back, for they crucify the Son of God on their own account, and hold him up to contempt. read more.
Ground that drinks in frequent showers and produces vegetation that is of use to those for whom it is cultivated receives God's blessing. But if it yields thorns and thistles, it is thought worthless and almost cursed, and it will finally be burned.

For if we choose to go on sinning after we have so fully learned the truth, there is no sacrifice left to be offered for our sins, but only the dreadful prospect of judgment and that blazing indignation which is to devour God's enemies. Anyone who breaks the Law of Moses is put to death without any show of pity, on the evidence of only two or three witnesses. read more.
How much worse a punishment do you think will anyone deserve who tramples the Son of God underfoot, and treats as worthless the blood of the agreement by which he has been purified, and outrages God's spirit of mercy?

If anyone sees his brother committing any sin except a deadly one, he will ask and obtain life for him??rovided the sin is not a deadly one. There is such a thing as deadly sin; I do not say that a man should pray about that. Any wrongdoing is sin, but there are sins that are not deadly.



They utter arrogant nonsense and use physical cravings to lure into immorality men who are just escaping from among those who live in error;




When anyone is tempted, it is by his own desire that he is enticed and allured.







and bad men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving others and deceived themselves.





My dear children, I am writing you this so that you may not sin; yet if anyone does sin, we have in Jesus Christ one who is upright and will intercede for us with the Father.


Afterward Jesus found him in the Temple, and said to him, "See! You are well again. Give up sin, or something worse may happen to you."

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So sin must not reign over your mortal bodies, and make you obey their cravings,

Return to your sober sense as you ought, and stop sinning, for some of you are utterly ignorant about God. To your shame I say so.



suffering wrong as the reward for their wrongdoing. They find pleasure in the indulgence of the moment; they are a stain and a disgrace, and they revel in their deceit while they join in your religious meals.

For if the message delivered by angels proved to be authentic, and every violation or neglect of it led to a corresponding penalty,

For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is eternal life through union with Christ Jesus our Lord.





and said, "I did wrong when I handed an innocent man over to death!" They said, "What is that to us? You see to it yourself."


























But one who does wrong without knowing them will be lightly punished. From anyone who has been given much, much will be required, and of the man to whom people have intrusted much, they will demand even more.

though I once used to abuse, persecute, and insult him. But he had mercy on me, because I had acted in ignorance and unbelief,



Yet I know, brothers, that you did not know what you were doing, any more than your leaders did;






We know that the Law is spiritual, but I am physical, sold into slavery to sin.



Yes, you who were dead through your misdeeds and physically uncircumcised, God raised to life with Christ. He forgave us all our misdeeds,



When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "My son, your sins are forgiven."



Live like free men, only do not make your freedom an excuse for doing wrong, but be slaves of God.

save, snatching them out of the fire, and look on others with pity mixed with fear, loathing even the clothes their animal nature has stained.




"Alas for you, you hypocritical scribes and Pharisees, for you pay tithes on mint, dill, and cummin, and you have let the weightier matters of the Law go??ustice, mercy, and integrity. But you should have observed these, without overlooking the others.

The slave who knows his master's wishes, but does not get ready or act upon them, will be severely punished.

So when a man knows what is right and fails to do it, he is guilty of sin.

Then he will answer, 'I tell you, in so far as you failed to do it for one of these people who are humblest, you failed to do it for me.'

But alas for you Pharisees! For you pay tithes on mint, rue, and every tiny herb, and disregard justice and the love of God. But you should have observed these, without neglecting the others.






You also were dead because of the offenses and sins in the midst of which you once lived under the control of the present age of the world, and the master-spirit of the air, who is still at work among the disobedient. We all lived among them once, indulging our physical cravings and obeying the impulses of our lower nature and its thoughts, and by nature we were doomed to God's wrath like other men.




For out of the heart come wicked designs, murder, adultery, immorality, stealing, false witness, impious speech.

Then desire conceives and gives birth to sin, and when sin is mature, it brings forth death.

What causes wars and fights among you? Is it not your cravings, which are at war within your bodies?







Whoever commits sin is a child of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. This is why the Son of God appeared??o undo the devil's work.


What does this mean? Are we Jews at a disadvantage? Not at all. We have already charged Jews and Greeks all alike with being under the control of sin. As the Scripture says, "There is not a single man who is upright, No one understands, no one searches for God. read more.
All have turned away, they are one and all worthless, No one does right, not a single one!


but if you show partiality, you are committing a sin, and stand convicted before the Law as lawbreakers.


He made him who knew nothing of sin to be sin, for our sake, so that through union with him we might become God's uprightness.

For our high priest is not one who is incapable of sympathy with our weaknesses, but he has been tempted in every way just as we have, without committing any sin.

You know that he appeared to take our sins away, and that there is no sin in him.

Such a high priest we needed??odly, blameless, unstained, removed from sinful men and raised above the very heavens;


It is just like the way in which through one man sin came into the world, and death followed sin, and so death spread to all men, because all men sinned. It is true sin was in the world before the Law was given, and men are not charged with sin where there is no law. Still death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned as Adam had, in the face of an express command. So Adam foreshadowed the one who was to come. read more.
But there is no comparison between God's gift and that offense. For if one man's offense made the mass of mankind die, God's mercy and his gift given through the favor of the one man Jesus Christ have far more powerfully affected mankind. Nor is there any comparison between the gift and the effects of that one man's sin. That sentence arose from the act of one man, and was for condemnation; but God's gift arose out of many offenses and results in acquittal. For if that one man's offense made death reign through that one man, all the more will those who receive God's overflowing mercy and his gift of uprightness live and reign through the one individual Jesus Christ. So as one offense meant condemnation for all men, just so one righteous act means acquittal and life for all men. For just as that one man's disobedience made the mass of mankind sinners, so this one's obedience will make the mass of them upright. Then law slipped in, and multiplied the offense. But greatly as sin multiplied, God's mercy has far surpassed it, so that just as sin had reigned through death, mercy might reign through uprightness and bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


But the truth is, Christ was raised from the dead, the first to be raised of those who have fallen asleep. For since it was through a man that we have death, it is through a man also that we have the raising of the dead. For just as because of their relation to Adam all men die, so because of their relation to Christ they will all be brought to life again. read more.
But each in his own turn; Christ first, and then at Christ's coming those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he will turn over the kingdom to God his Father, bringing to an end all other government, authority, and power, for he must retain the kingdom until he puts all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be overthrown will be death, for everything is to be reduced to subjection and put under Christ's feet. But when it says that everything is subject to him, he is evidently excepted who reduced it all to subjection to him. And when everything is reduced to subjection to him, then the Son himself will also become subject to him who has reduced everything to subjection to him, so that God may be everything to everyone.







how can we escape if we pay no attention to such a salvation as this? It was first proclaimed by the Lord himself, and it was guaranteed to us by those who heard him,

You serpents! You brood of snakes! How can you escape being sentenced to the pit?





"Why does this man talk so? This is blasphemy. Who can forgive sins but God alone?"


















Then desire conceives and gives birth to sin, and when sin is mature, it brings forth death.





His master answered, 'You wicked, idle slave! You knew that I reaped where I had not sown and gathered where I had not threshed?



And anyone who speaks against the Son of Man will be forgiven for it, but no one who reviles the holy Spirit will be forgiven.

But whoever reviles the holy Spirit can never be forgiven, but is guilty of an unending sin."

If anyone sees his brother committing any sin except a deadly one, he will ask and obtain life for him??rovided the sin is not a deadly one. There is such a thing as deadly sin; I do not say that a man should pray about that. Any wrongdoing is sin, but there are sins that are not deadly.

Therefore, I tell you, men will be forgiven for any sin or abusive speech, but abusive speech about the Spirit cannot be forgiven.










He carried the burden of our sins in his own body on the cross, in order that we might die to sin and live for uprightness. By his wounds you have been healed.

So you also must think of yourselves as dead to sin but alive to God, through union with Christ Jesus.

Certainly not! When we have died to sin, how can we live in it any longer?





Did what was good, then, prove the death of me? Certainly not! It was sin that did so, so that it might be recognized as sin, because even through something that was good it effected my death, so that through the command it might appear how immeasurably sinful sin was.






Therefore you have no excuse, whoever you are, if you pose as a judge, for when you pass judgment on someone else, you are condemning yourself, for you, who sit in judgment, do the very same things yourself.

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin, but as it is, they have no excuse for their sin.

Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible nature??is eternal power and divine character??ave been clearly perceptible through what he has made. So they have no excuse,


The command gave sin an opening and sin deceived me and killed me with it.

For when we were living mere physical lives the sinful passions, awakened by the Law, operated through the organs of our bodies to make us bear fruit for death.

That command gave sin an opening, and it led me to all sorts of covetous ways, for sin is lifeless without law.





For you know how, when he afterward wished to claim the blessing, he was refused it, although he begged for it with tears, for he had no opportunity to repent of what he had done.





When he comes, he will bring conviction to the world about sin and uprightness and judgment;



They know God's decree that those who act in this way deserve to die, yet they not only do it, but applaud any who do.






envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you as I did before that people who do such things will have no share in the Kingdom of God.

The things our physical nature does are clear enough??mmorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party-spirit,



Pay her back in her own coin, and give her double for what she has done. In the cup she mixed for others, mix her a double draught.






And what falls among the thorns means those who listen and pass on, and the worries and wealth and pleasures of life stifle them and they yield nothing.






















Jesus answered, "I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. Now a slave does not belong to a household permanently; but a son does.

What follows, then? Are we to sin, because we live not under law but under mercy? Certainly not! Do you not know that when you submit to being someone's slaves, and obeying him, you are the slaves of the one whom you obey, whether your slavery is to sin, and leads to death, or is to obedience, and leads to uprightness? But, thank God! though you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient from your hearts to the standard of teaching that you received, read more.
and so you have been freed from sin, and made slaves of uprightness. I use these familiar human terms because of the limitations of your nature. For just as you before gave up the parts of your bodies in slavery to vice and greater and greater license, you must now give them up in slavery to uprightness, which leads to consecration. For when you were slaves of sin, you were free as far as uprightness was concerned.



But if we live in the light, just as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from every sin.










For if after men have escaped the corrupting influences of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they again become entangled in them and are overcome by them, their final condition is worse than their former one.

Then it goes and gets seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there, and in the end the man is worse off than he was before. That is the way it will be with this present wicked age."





For if after men have escaped the corrupting influences of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they again become entangled in them and are overcome by them, their final condition is worse than their former one.

Then it goes and gets seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there, and in the end the man is worse off than he was before. That is the way it will be with this present wicked age."








Yet God's solid foundation stands unshaken, bearing this inscription, "The Lord knows those who belong to him," and "Everyone who uses the name of the Lord must give up evil."



for if you live under the control of the physical you will die, but if, by means of the Spirit, you put the body's doings to death, you will live.

So treat as dead your physical nature, as far as immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed are concerned; for it is really idolatry.



So David himself says of the happiness of those to whom God credits uprightness without any reference to their actions, "Happy are they whose violations of the Law have been forgiven, whose sins are covered up!






Some men's sins are perfectly evident, and lead them right on to judgment, but there are others whose sins only dog their steps.








Whoever commits sin disobeys law; sin is disobedience to law.









how much more surely will the blood of the Christ, who with the eternal Spirit made himself an unblemished offering to God, purify our consciences from the old wrongdoing for the worship of the everliving God?

Let us therefore leave elementary Christian teaching alone and advance toward maturity. We must not be always relaying foundations, of repentance for wrong-doing, and of faith in God,








Whoever commits sin disobeys law; sin is disobedience to law.

For anyone who obeys the whole of the Law but makes one single slip is guilty of breaking it all. For he who said, "You must not commit adultery," said also, "You must not commit murder." Now if you abstain from adultery, but commit murder, you are still a violator of the Law.















but all through my body I see another principle in conflict with the law of my reason, which makes me a prisoner to that law of sin that runs through my body.

In reality, it is not I that do these things; it is sin, which has possession of me.

















For no human being can be made upright in the sight of God by observing the Law. All that the Law can do is to make man conscious of sin.

Then what shall we conclude? That the Law is sin? Certainly not! Yet, if it had not been for the Law, I should never have learned what sin was; I should not have known what it was to covet if the Law had not said, "You must not covet."


We know that no child of God commits sin, but the fact that he is God's child protects him, and the evil one cannot touch him.

No one who is a child of God commits sin, for God's nature remains in his heart, and he cannot sin, because he is a child of God.


and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive anyone who wrongs us; and do not subject us to temptation.' "



I will get up, and go to my father, and say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your eyes;

And we are suffering it justly, for we are only getting our deserts, but this man has done nothing wrong."


Jesus answered, "I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.

Do you not know that when you submit to being someone's slaves, and obeying him, you are the slaves of the one whom you obey, whether your slavery is to sin, and leads to death, or is to obedience, and leads to uprightness?





If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin, but as it is, they have no excuse for their sin.

The slave who knows his master's wishes, but does not get ready or act upon them, will be severely punished.


When they heard this, they were stung to the heart, and they said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?"

Then he called for lights and rushed in, and fell trembling at the feet of Paul and Silas.





We know that no child of God commits sin, but the fact that he is God's child protects him, and the evil one cannot touch him.

Think what love the Father has had for us, in letting us be called God's children, for that is what we are. This is why the world does not know what we are??ecause it has never come to know him. Dear friends, we are God's children now; it has not yet been disclosed what we are to be. We know that if he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. And everyone who possesses this hope in him tries to make himself as pure as he is. read more.
Whoever commits sin disobeys law; sin is disobedience to law. You know that he appeared to take our sins away, and that there is no sin in him. No one who keeps in union with him sins. Anyone who sins has never seen him or come to know him.



You know that he appeared to take our sins away, and that there is no sin in him.


Whoever commits sin is a child of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. This is why the Son of God appeared??o undo the devil's work.

The devil is the father you are sprung from, and you want to carry out your father's wishes. He was a murderer from the first, and he has nothing to do with the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks in his true character, for he is a liar and the father of them.


and avoiding every kind of evil.


"Two men were in debt to a money-lender. One owed him a hundred dollars and the other ten. As they could not pay him, he canceled what they owed him. Now which of them will be more attached to him?" Simon answered, "The one, I suppose, for whom he canceled most." "You are right," he said. read more.
And turning to the woman, he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I came to your house; you did not give me any water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but from the moment I came in she has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not put any oil upon my head, but she has put perfume upon my feet. Therefore, I tell you, her sins, many as they are, are forgiven, for she has loved me so much. But the man with little to be forgiven loves me but little."

The slave who knows his master's wishes, but does not get ready or act upon them, will be severely punished. But one who does wrong without knowing them will be lightly punished. From anyone who has been given much, much will be required, and of the man to whom people have intrusted much, they will demand even more.


Do you not know that wrongdoers will not have any share in God's kingdom? Do not let anyone mislead you. People who are immoral or idolaters or adulterers or sensual or given to unnatural vice or thieves or greedy??runkards, abusive people, robbers??ill not have any share in God's kingdom.













Fly from immorality! Any other sin a man commits is something outside his body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.


It is a wisdom unknown to any of the authorities of this world, for otherwise they would never have crucified our glorious Lord.






And another angel came out of the temple and cried in a loud voice to him who was seated on the cloud, "Use your sickle and reap. The time has come to reap, for the earth's harvest is ripe."






with the understanding that law is not intended for upright men but for the lawless and disorderly, the godless and irreligious, the irreverent and profane, men who kill their fathers or mothers, murderers, immoral people, men sexually perverted, kidnapers, liars, perjurers, or whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,






Do not be deceived. God is not to be sneered at. A man will reap just what he sows. The man who sows to gratify his physical cravings will reap destruction from them, and the man who sows to benefit the spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit.


But when Herod's birthday came, Herodias' daughter danced before the company. And Herod was delighted with her, and swore that he would give her anything she asked for. But she, at her mother's instigation, said, "Give me John the Baptist's head here on a platter!" read more.
And the king was sorry, but because he had sworn to do it, and because of the guests who were present, he ordered it to be given to her. And he sent and had John beheaded in the prison.






For her sins are piled up to the sky, and God has remembered her crimes.




For her sins are piled up to the sky, and God has remembered her crimes.

















Some men's sins are perfectly evident, and lead them right on to judgment, but there are others whose sins only dog their steps.


Have nothing to do with the profitless doings of the darkness; expose them instead.




and bad men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving others and deceived themselves.


and bad men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving others and deceived themselves.






For there is a curse upon all who rely on obedience to the Law, for the Scripture says, "Cursed be anyone who does not stand by everything that is written in the Book of the Law and obey it."






All who sin without having the Law will perish without regard to the Law, and all who sin under the Law will be judged by the Law. For merely hearing the Law read does not make a man upright in the sight of God; men must obey the Law to be made upright.


All who sin without having the Law will perish without regard to the Law, and all who sin under the Law will be judged by the Law. For merely hearing the Law read does not make a man upright in the sight of God; men must obey the Law to be made upright.






In reality, it is not I that do these things; it is sin, which has possession of me. For I know that nothing good resides in me, that is, in my physical self; I can will, but I cannot do what is right. I do not do the good things that I want to do; I do the wrong things that I do not want to do. read more.
But if I do the things that I do not want to do, it is not I that am acting, it is sin, which has possession of me. I find the law to be that I who want to do right am dogged by what is wrong. My inner nature agrees with the divine law, but all through my body I see another principle in conflict with the law of my reason, which makes me a prisoner to that law of sin that runs through my body.


And just as they refused to recognize God any longer, God has abandoned them to unworthy impulses and indecent conduct. They revel in every kind of wrongdoing, wickedness, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and ill-nature. They are gossips, slanderers, abhorrent to God, insolent, overbearing, boastful, ingenious in evil, undutiful, read more.
conscienceless, treacherous, unloving, and unpitying. They know God's decree that those who act in this way deserve to die, yet they not only do it, but applaud any who do.


But the Scripture describes all mankind as the prisoners of sin, so that the promised blessing might on the ground of faith in Jesus Christ be given to those who have faith.








Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the high priests to betray Jesus to them. They were delighted to hear it and promised to pay him for it. So he was watching for an opportunity to betray him to them.


One of the criminals who were hanging there, abused him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us too!" But the other reproved him and said, "Have you no fear even of God when you are suffering the same penalty?








For out of the heart come wicked designs, murder, adultery, immorality, stealing, false witness, impious speech.


For this nation's mind has grown dull, And they hear faintly with their ears, And they have shut their eyes, So as never to see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their minds, and turn back, And let me cure them!'


Then he started to swear with the strongest oaths, "I do not know the man!" And at that moment a cock crowed.


For this nation's mind has grown dull, And they hear faintly with their ears, And they have shut their eyes, So as never to see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their minds, and turn back, And let me cure them!'


Then he started to swear with the strongest oaths, "I do not know the man!" And at that moment a cock crowed.






You also were dead because of the offenses and sins






Then what shall we conclude? Are we to continue to sin to increase the spread of mercy? Certainly not! When we have died to sin, how can we live in it any longer? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into union with Christ Jesus have been baptized into his death? read more.
Through baptism we have been buried with him in death, so that just as he was raised from the dead through the Father's glory, we too may live a new life. For if we have grown into union with him by undergoing a death like his, of course we shall do so by being raised to life like him, for we know that our old self was crucified with him, to do away with our sinful body, so that we might not be enslaved to sin any longer, for when a man is dead he is free from the claims of sin. If we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him, for we know that Christ, once raised from the dead, will never die again; death has no more hold on him. For when he died, he became once for all dead to sin; the life he now lives is a life in relation to God. So you also must think of yourselves as dead to sin but alive to God, through union with Christ Jesus. So sin must not reign over your mortal bodies, and make you obey their cravings, and you must not offer the parts of your bodies to sin as the instruments of wrong, but offer yourselves to God as men brought back from death to life, and offer the parts of your bodies to him as instruments of uprightness. For sin must no longer control you, for you live not under law but under mercy.


But if we live in the light, just as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from every sin. If we say, "We are without any sin," we are deceiving ourselves, and there is no truth in our hearts. If we acknowledge our sins, he is upright and can be depended on to forgive our sins and cleanse us from everything wrong. read more.
If we say, "We have not sinned," we are making him a liar, and his message is not in our hearts.








It is through union with him and through his blood that we have been delivered and our offenses forgiven,










And do not subject us to temptation, But save us from the evil one.'






Therefore, let us too, with such a crowd of witnesses about us, throw off every impediment and the entanglement of sin, and run with determination the race for which we are entered,


but encourage one another every day, as long as we can still speak of Today, so that no one of you may have his heart hardened by the pleasantness of sin.


but he was rebuked for his offense; a dumb animal spoke with a human voice and checked the prophet's madness.


They have eyes for nobody but adulterous women??yes insatiable in sin. They lure unsteadfast souls. Their hearts are trained in greed. They are accursed!


You have not yet resisted unto death in your struggle with sin,


Just so any sound tree bears good fruit, but a poor tree bears bad fruit.




but the man who has misgivings about eating, and then eats, is thereby condemned, for he is not following his convictions, and anything that does not rest on conviction is wrong.




"I am the true vine, and my Father is the cultivator. Any branch of mine that does not bear fruit he trims away, and he prunes every branch that bears fruit, to make it bear more. You are pruned already because of the teaching that I have given you. read more.
You must remain united to me and I will remain united to you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself unless it remains united to the vine, you cannot unless you remain united to me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Anyone who remains united to me, with me united to him, will be very fruitful, for you cannot do anything apart from me. Anyone who does not remain united to me is thrown away like a branch and withers up, and they gather them and throw them into the fire and burn them. If you remain united to me and my words remain in your hearts, ask for whatever you please and you shall have it. When you are very fruitful and show yourselves to be disciples of mine, my Father is honored. I have loved you just as the Father has loved me. You must retain my love. If you keep my commands you will retain my love, just as I have observed the Father's commands and retain his love. I have told you all this so that you may have the happiness that I have had, and your happiness may be complete. The command that I give you is to love one another just as I have loved you. No one can show greater love than by giving up his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you to do. I do not call you slaves any longer, for a slave does not know what his master is doing, but now I call you friends, for I have made known to you everything that I have learned from my Father. It was not you who chose me, it is I that have chosen you, and appointed you to go and bear fruit??ruit that shall be lasting, so that the Father may grant you whatever you ask him for as my followers. "What I command you to do is to love one another. If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love what was its own. But it is because you do not belong to the world, but I have selected you from the world, that the world hates you. Remember what I said to you: No slave is greater than his master. If they have persecuted me they will persecute you too. If they have observed my teaching, they will observe yours too. But they will do all this to you on my account, because they do not understand him who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin, but as it is, they have no excuse for their sin.


for bulls' and goats' blood is powerless to remove sin.


Then what shall we conclude? Are we to continue to sin to increase the spread of mercy? Certainly not! When we have died to sin, how can we live in it any longer? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into union with Christ Jesus have been baptized into his death? read more.
Through baptism we have been buried with him in death, so that just as he was raised from the dead through the Father's glory, we too may live a new life. For if we have grown into union with him by undergoing a death like his, of course we shall do so by being raised to life like him, for we know that our old self was crucified with him, to do away with our sinful body, so that we might not be enslaved to sin any longer, for when a man is dead he is free from the claims of sin.




Therefore, let us too, with such a crowd of witnesses about us, throw off every impediment and the entanglement of sin, and run with determination the race for which we are entered,


but the man who has misgivings about eating, and then eats, is thereby condemned, for he is not following his convictions, and anything that does not rest on conviction is wrong.








Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible nature??is eternal power and divine character??ave been clearly perceptible through what he has made. So they have no excuse,






Your love must be genuine. You must hate what is wrong, and hold to what is right.






What good did you get from doing the things you are now ashamed of? Why, they result in death!


Did what was good, then, prove the death of me? Certainly not! It was sin that did so, so that it might be recognized as sin, because even through something that was good it effected my death, so that through the command it might appear how immeasurably sinful sin was.


Since Christ therefore has suffered in our physical nature, you must also arm yourselves with the same resolve. For he who suffers in his physical nature has done with sin,


What good did you get from doing the things you are now ashamed of? Why, they result in death!


and so you have been freed from sin, and made slaves of uprightness.


Any wrongdoing is sin, but there are sins that are not deadly.




For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is eternal life through union with Christ Jesus our Lord.


If we say, "We have not sinned," we are making him a liar, and his message is not in our hearts.




When he comes, he will bring conviction to the world about sin and uprightness and judgment; about sin, as shown in their not believing in me;


Any wrongdoing is sin, but there are sins that are not deadly.


For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is eternal life through union with Christ Jesus our Lord.


And as Pilate wanted to satisfy the crowd, he set Barabbas free for them, and after having Jesus flogged handed him over to be crucified.


And they divided up his clothes among them by drawing lots for them,




But as he talked of uprightness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became alarmed, and said, "You may go for the present. I will find time later to send for you."






Then desire conceives and gives birth to sin, and when sin is mature, it brings forth death.


When he came to himself he said, 'How many hired men my father has, who have more than enough to eat, and here I am, dying of hunger!






for we know that our old self was crucified with him, to do away with our sinful body, so that we might not be enslaved to sin any longer,








Whoever commits sin disobeys law; sin is disobedience to law.


So when a man knows what is right and fails to do it, he is guilty of sin.


Then desire conceives and gives birth to sin, and when sin is mature, it brings forth death.


If we say, "We are without any sin," we are deceiving ourselves, and there is no truth in our hearts.


So when a man knows what is right and fails to do it, he is guilty of sin.


Then desire conceives and gives birth to sin, and when sin is mature, it brings forth death.


Whoever commits sin disobeys law; sin is disobedience to law.


But if we live in the light, just as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from every sin.














When they heard that, they were enraged and ground their teeth at him.
















There will no longer be anything that is accursed. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his slaves will worship him; they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.


When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' feet and said, "Leave me, Master, for I am a sinful man."


And all Judea and everybody in Jerusalem went out to him there, and accepted baptism from him in the Jordan River, acknowledging their sins.




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Therefore, let us too, with such a crowd of witnesses about us, throw off every impediment and the entanglement of sin, and run with determination the race for which we are entered,










It is true sin was in the world before the Law was given, and men are not charged with sin where there is no law.







But when Herod's birthday came, Herodias' daughter danced before the company. And Herod was delighted with her, and swore that he would give her anything she asked for. But she, at her mother's instigation, said, "Give me John the Baptist's head here on a platter!" read more.
And the king was sorry, but because he had sworn to do it, and because of the guests who were present, he ordered it to be given to her. And he sent and had John beheaded in the prison.


Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the high priests to betray Jesus to them. They were delighted to hear it and promised to pay him for it. So he was watching for an opportunity to betray him to them.


And as Pilate wanted to satisfy the crowd, he set Barabbas free for them, and after having Jesus flogged handed him over to be crucified.


And they divided up his clothes among them by drawing lots for them,