Sin

What the Holy Bible says about sin and its consequences.

Scripture

And the LORD God called unto the man [Adam] and said unto him, Where art thou? And he replied, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee not to eat? And the man said, The woman [Eve] whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate. Then the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I ate. (Genesis 3:9-13)

The Ten Commandments
And God spoke all these words, saying,
I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt out of the house of slavery.
(1) Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
(2) Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath nor that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them nor serve them; for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons unto the third and fourth generation of those that hate me and showing mercy unto thousands of generations of those that love me and keep my commandments.
(3) Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain for the LORD will not hold guiltless anyone that takes his name in vain.
(4) Thou shalt remember the sabbath day, to sanctify it. Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work; but the seventh day shall be the sabbath of the LORD thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manslave, nor thy maidslave, nor thy beast, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; for in six days the LORD made the heavens and earth, the sea, and all that is in them and rested the seventh day; therefore, the LORD blessed the sabbath day and sanctified it.
(5) Honour thy father and thy mother that thy days may be lengthened upon the land which the LORD thy God gives thee.
(6) Thou shalt not murder.
(7) Thou shalt not commit adultery.
(8) Thou shalt not steal.
(9) Thou shalt not give false testimony against thy neighbour.
(10) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manslave, nor his maidslave, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. (Exodus 20:1-17)

And if any one of the people of the land sins through ignorance, by doing something against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and is guilty, as soon as his sin, which he has committed, comes to his knowledge, then he shall bring as his offering, a she goat, a female without blemish, for his sin which he has committed. [Though the law and sacrificial system have since been fulfilled by Christ’s ultimate sacrifice on the cross, God still cares about all sin as you will see in the below scripture.] (Leviticus 4:27-28)

And when a person commits sin, because they were called to testify under oath, and he was a witness that has seen or known of it, if he does not declare it, then he shall bear his [the other person’s] iniquity. (Leviticus 5:1)

And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he has sinned. (Leviticus 5:5)

Then the people came to Moses and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against thee; pray unto the LORD that he take away these serpents from among us. And Moses prayed for the people. (Numbers 21:7)

Then Joshua said unto the people [because they were living in rebellion and sin], Ye cannot serve the LORD, for he is a holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not allow your rebellions nor your sins. (Joshua 24:19)

And they cried unto the LORD and said, We have sinned because we have forsaken the LORD and have served the Baalim and Ashtaroth [idols], but now deliver us out of the hand of our enemies, and we will serve thee. (1 Samuel 12:10)

And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly because I have done this thing; but now, I beseech thee, take away the iniquity of thy slave, for I have done very foolishly. (1 Chronicles 21:8)

Blessed is the man that does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful. (Psalm 1:1)

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. (Psalm 1:5)

Stand in awe, and sin not; meditate in your heart upon your bed, and desist. Selah. (Psalm 4:4)

Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my rebellions; according to thy mercy remember me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD. (Psalm 25:7)

A little that a righteous man has is better than the many riches of the sinners. (Psalm 37:16)

For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, let them even be taken in their pride; they shall be subject to weakness and to a curse. (Psalm 59:12)

For all this they sinned still and did not give him [the Lord] credit for his wondrous works. (Psalm 78:32)

Thou [God] hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. (Psalm 90:8)

My son, if sinners entice thee, do not consent. (Proverbs 1:10)

The work of the righteous is unto life, but the fruit of the wicked is for sin. (Proverbs 10:16)

Evil pursues sinners, but to the righteous good shall be repaid. (Proverbs 13:21)

Who shall be able to say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? (Proverbs 20:9)

A high look and a proud heart, which is the fire of the wicked, is sin. (Proverbs 21:4)

He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but whosoever confesses and forsakes them shall attain mercy. (Proverbs 28:13)

Though a sinner does evil one hundred times and his judgment is prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with those that fear God, who fear before his presence. (Ecclesiastes 8:12)

But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. (Isaiah 59:2)

For our rebellions are multiplied before thee [God], and our sins have testified against us; for our iniquities are with us; and we know our sins. (Isaiah 59:12)

Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withheld good things from you. (Jeremiah 5:25)

We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers; for we have sinned against thee. (Jeremiah 14:20)

We have sinned, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly, and we have been rebels, and we have departed from thy commandments and from thy judgments. (Daniel 9:5)

All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, For our sake the evil shall not come near nor overtake us. [Unrepentant sinners will be punished.] (Amos 9:10)

Ye have heard that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt not commit adultery; but I say unto you, That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. (Matthew 5:27-28)

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a perverse understanding, to do those things which are not convenient, being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents [If we purposefully continue in sin, God eventually gives us over to our desires, and we become exceedingly wicked.] (Romans 1:28-30)

For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law. (Romans 2:12)

For all have sinned and are made destitute of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)

Therefore, in the manner which sin entered into the world by one man [Adam], and because of sin, death; and so death passed upon all men in the one in whom all sinned. (Romans 5:12)

For as by one man’s [Adam’s] disobedience, many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one [Jesus] shall many be made righteous. (Romans 5:19)

Moreover the law entered that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound [Jesus died on the cross, taking for Himself the death penalty that we earned by sinning.] (Romans 5:20)

Know ye not that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor effeminate nor homosexuals nor thieves nor covetous nor drunkards nor revilers nor extortioners shall inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

Flee fornication. Any other sin that a man does is outside the body, but he that commits fornication sins against his own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18)

For the love of money is the root of all evil, which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:10)