To sin is to violate God’s will for us. It harms our relationship with God. We all have sinned and missed the mark.



Leviticus 5:5. It shall be, when he is guilty of one of these, he shall confess that in which he has sinned;

Numbers 19:11. He who touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.

2 Chronicles 6:36. “If they sin against you (for there is no man who doesn’t sin), and you are angry with them and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captive to a land far off or near;

Job 25:4. How then can man be just with God? Or how can he who is born of a woman be clean?

Psalm 53:3. Every one of them has gone back. They have become filthy together. There is no one who does good, no, not one.

Psalm 78:17. Yet they still went on to sin against him, to rebel against the Most High in the desert.

Psalm 130:3. If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand?

Psalm 143:2. Don’t enter into judgment with your servant, for in your sight no man living is righteous.

Proverbs 20:9. Who can say, “I have made my heart pure. I am clean and without sin?”

Ecclesiastes 7:20. Surely there is not a righteous man on earth, who does good and doesn’t sin.

Isaiah 53:6. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (NIV 1984 translation)

Isaiah 59:2. But your iniquities have separated you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.

Isaiah 64:6. All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. (NIV translation)

Jeremiah 2:35. “Yet you said, ‘I am innocent. Surely his anger has turned away from me.’ “Behold, I will judge you, because you say, ‘I have not sinned.’

Lamentations 1:20. “Look, LORD; for I am in distress. My heart is troubled. My heart turns over within me, for I have grievously rebelled. Abroad, the sword bereaves. At home, it is like death.

Ezekiel 14:5. that I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.” ’

Hosea 14:2. Take words with you, and return to the LORD. Tell him, “Forgive all our sins, and accept that which is good: so we offer our lips like bulls.



Sirach 8:5. Reproach not a man when he turns from sin: Remember that we are all worthy of punishment.

Sirach 17:20. Their iniquities are not hid from him; And all their sins are before the Lord.

Baruch 1:13. Pray for us also to the Lord our God, for we have sinned against the Lord our God; and to this day the wrath of the Lord and his indignation is not turned from us.



Luke 18:13. But the tax collector, standing far away, wouldn’t even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’

Acts 13:38. Be it known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man is proclaimed to you remission of sins,

Romans 3:23.  for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Philippians 3:9. and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith,

Titus 3:4-5. But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love toward mankind appeared, not by works of righteousness which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy, he saved us through the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit

1 John 1:9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.



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