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42 Bible Verses about Sin, Causes Of

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Matthew 4:1-11

Then was Jesus led up by the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted by the Devil. And when he had tasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, If thou art the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.read more.
But he answered and said, It is written, "Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God." Then the Devil taketh him into the holy city, and setteth him on the pinnacle of the temple; and saith to him, If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down; for it is written, "He will give his angels charge concerning thee; and in their hands they will bear thee up, that thou mayst not dash thy foot against a stone." Jesus said to him, Again it is written, "Thou shalt not make trial of the Lord thy God." Again, the Devil taketh him m an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory; and said to him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus to him, Be gone, Satan! for it is written, "Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve." Then the Devil leaveth him; and lo! angels came and ministered to him.

Mark 1:12-13

And immediately the Spirit driveth him forth into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.

Luke 4:1-13

And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led in the Spirit in the wilderness forty days, tempted by the Devil. And he ate nothing in those days; and when they were ended, he was hungry. And the Devil said to him, If thou art the Son of God, command this stone that it become a loaf of bread.read more.
And Jesus answered him, It is written, "Not on bread alone shall man live." And taking him up, he showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the Devil said to him, All this power will I give thee, and their glory; because to me it hath been delivered, and I give it to whomever I will. If thou then wilt worship me, it shall all be thine. And Jesus answering said to him, It is written, "Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve." And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence; for it is written, "He will give his angels charge concerning thee, to guard thee; and in their hands they will bear thee up, that thou mayst not dash thy foot against a stone." And Jesus answering said to him, It hath been said, "Thou shalt not make trial of the Lord thy God." And when he had brought every temptation to an end, the Devil departed from him for a season.

John 8:38

I speak what I have seen with the Father; and ye accordingly do what ye have seen with your father.

Romans 5:21

that as sin reigned in death, so grace might reign through righteousness to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:16

Know ye not, that whomever ye choose to obey as a master, his bondmen ye are, whether of sin whose fruit is death, or of obedience whose fruit is righteousness?

Romans 7:7-12

What then shall we say? Is the Law sin? God forbid! But I should not have known sin, except by the Law; for I should not have known sinful desire, unless the Law had said, "Thou shalt not covet." But sin, seizing the opportunity, wrought in me by means of the commandment all manner of sinful desire; for without the Law sin is dead. And I, apart from the Law, was once alive; but when the commandment came, sin came to life again, and I died;read more.
and the very commandment whose design was life, I found to issue in death. For sin, seizing the opportunity, deceived me through the commandment, and through it slew me. So that the Law is holy, and the commandment holy, and right, and good.

Mark 7:21-22

For from within, out of the heart of men, come forth evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, covetousness, iniquities, deceit, wantonness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.

Romans 8:5-8

For they who are according to the flesh have their mind on the things of the flesh; but they who are according to the Spirit, on the things of the Spirit. For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit life and peace. Because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it doth not submit itself to the Law of God, neither indeed can it.read more.
And they who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Romans 7:14-25

For we know that the Law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, a slave sold to sin. For I know not what I do. For I do not what I would, but I do what I hate. But if I do what I would not, I assent to the Law that it is good.read more.
Now, however, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that there dwelleth not in me, that is, in my flesh, any good thing; for to desire is present with me, but not to perform that which is good. For the good that I would, I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do. But if I do what I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then that there is a law to me, that when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the Law of God, as to the inward man; but I perceive another law in my members warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from the body of this death? Thanks be to God, [who hath delivered me] through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then, I, the same person, with the mind serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.

Galatians 5:17-21

For the flesh hath desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these oppose one another, that ye may not do the things that ye would. But if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under the Law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest; such as fornication, uncleanness, wantonness,read more.
idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, rivalry, outbursts of wrath, cabals, divisions, factions, envyings, drunkenness, revelings, and things like these; of which I tell you beforehand, as I also told you in time past, that they who practise such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

James 1:14-15

But each one is tempted when by his own lust he is led away and enticed; then lust, having conceived, bringeth forth sin, and sin, when completed, bringeth forth death.

Romans 13:13-14

Let us walk becomingly, as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in lewdness and wantonness, not in strife and envy; but clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and think not about satisfying the lusts of the flesh.

Matthew 5:29-30

And if thy right eye cause thee to offend, pluck it out, and cast it from thee; for it is better for thee that one of thy members should perish, than that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand cause thee to offend, cut it off, and cast it from thee; for it is better for thee that one of thy members should perish, than that thy whole body should go away into hell.

Matthew 18:8-9

And if thy hand or thy foot is causing thee to fall, cut it off, and cast it from thee; it is better for thee to enter into life maimed or lame, than having two hands, or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire. And if thine eye is causing thee to fall, pluck it out, and cast it from thee; it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hellfire.

Mark 9:43-47

And if thy hand cause thee to fall away, cut it off. It is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having the two hands to go away into hell, into the fire that is unquenchable. (...) And if thy foot is causing thee to fall away, cut it off; it is better for thee to enter into life lame, than having the two feet to be cast into hell.read more.
And if thine eye is causing thee to fall away, pluck it out; it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell,

Luke 17:1-2

And he said to his disciples, It is impossible but that stumblingblocks will come; but woe to him through whom they come! It were better for him to have a millstone hung round his neck, and be cast into the sea, than to cause one of these little ones to fall away.

1 Corinthians 8:9-13

But take heed, lest this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to the weak. For if any one see thee, who hast knowledge, at table in an idols temple, will not the conscience of him that is weak be emboldened to eat the things offered to idols? For through thy knowledge he that is weak perisheth,the brother for whom Christ died!read more.
But when ye so sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. Wherefore, if food cause my brother to fall, I will eat no flesh for ever, lest I cause my brother to fall. Am I not free?

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