25 Bible Verses About Sin (ESV)

Bible Verses About

This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Sin (ESV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.

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Bible Verses About Sin

540

James 4:17

17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

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Romans 6:23

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

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Romans 3:23

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

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338

1 John 1:8-10

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

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261

Mark 7:20-23

20 And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. 21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

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212

1 Corinthians 10:13

13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

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207

Psalm 51:5

  Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
    and in sin did my mother conceive me.

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188

1 John 3:4

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

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176

Galatians 5:19-21

19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

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166

James 4:7

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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151

Galatians 5:16

16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

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144

1 John 5:17

17 All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.

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1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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123

Genesis 4:7

If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.”

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106

James 1:15

15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

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106

Matthew 5:48

48 You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

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105

2 Timothy 3:1-5

3:1 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

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103

John 8:34

34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.

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101

1 John 3:6-10

No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

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97

John 3:16-17

16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

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87

Matthew 5:28

28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

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85

Hebrews 10:26

26 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

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79

Romans 5:12

12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—

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76

Proverbs 28:13

13   Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
    but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

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75

2 Corinthians 5:17

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

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