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23 Bible Verses about Imperfection, Influence Of

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Genesis 3:17-19

And to Adam he said, "Because you listened to the voice of your wife and you ate from the tree {from which I forbade you to eat}, the ground [shall be] cursed on your account. In pain you shall eat [from] it all the days of your life. And thorns and thistles shall sprout for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread, until your return to the ground. For from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Genesis 5:29

And he called his name Noah, saying, "This one {shall relieve us} from our work, and from the hard labor of our hands, from the ground which Yahweh had cursed.

Romans 8:20-22

For the creation has been subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of the one who subjected [it], in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its servility to decay, into the glorious freedom of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans together and suffers agony together until now.

Psalm 103:15-16

As for man, his days [are] like the grass. As the flower of the field, so he blossoms. When [the] wind passes over it, it is no more, and its place knows it no longer.

2 Samuel 14:14

For {we must certainly die}, and [we are] as the waters spilled to the ground which cannot be gathered. God will not take a life but devises plans for a banished person not to be cast out from him.

Psalm 90:3-10

You return man to [the] dust, {saying}, "Return, O sons of man." For a thousand years in your eyes [are] like yesterday when it passes, or [like] a watch in the night. You sweep them away [like a flood]. They fall asleep. In the morning [they are] like grass [that] sprouts more.
In the morning it blossoms and sprouts anew; by evening it withers and dries up. For we are brought to an end by your anger, and we hasten [off] by your wrath. You have put our iniquities before you, our hidden [sins] into the light of your countenance. For all of our days dwindle away in your rage; we complete our years like a sigh. As for the days of our years, within them [are] seventy years or if by strength eighty years, and their pride [is] trouble and disaster, for it passes quickly and we fly [away].

James 1:10

but the rich person in his humiliation, because he will pass away like a flower of the grass.

Job 4:18

Look, he does not trust in his servants and he charges his angels with error.

1 Kings 8:46

"If they sin against you (for there is not a person who does not sin) and you are angry with them and you give them to an enemy and they take them captive to the land of the enemy far or near,

2 Chronicles 6:36

When they sin against you--for there is no person who does not sin--and you become angry with them and place them before their enemy that they carry them away as captives to a land far or near,

Psalm 130:3

If you, O Yah, should {keep track of} iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?

Nehemiah 9:34

Our kings, our officials, our priests, and our ancestors did not keep your law and did not listen to your commandments and statutes that you declared to them.

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