bible verses about Sin

Bible Verses About Sin - Understanding God's Word on Sin

Sin is an innate part of the human experience, and throughout the Bible, we can find various verses that help us understand its nature and consequences. The Bible teaches us that sin is disobedience towards God and is a separation from His love and forgiveness. However, despite our fallen nature, we are offered redemption and salvation through Jesus Christ's sacrifice. Through this collection of Bible verses about sin, we hope to deepen your understanding of God's love and mercy, and how we can turn away from sin towards a life reconciled with God.

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Sin in the Bible

128 Bible Scriptures about Sin

And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

Genesis, Chapter: 9, Verse: 21

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And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

Genesis, Chapter: 19, Verse: 5

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And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?

Genesis, Chapter: 38, Verse: 16

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And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.

Genesis, Chapter: 38, Verse: 18

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Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

Genesis, Chapter: 49, Verse: 4

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And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants.

Exodus, Chapter: 9, Verse: 34

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And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.

Exodus, Chapter: 32, Verse: 30

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Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them:

Leviticus, Chapter: 4, Verse: 2

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And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the sin offering; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,

Leviticus, Chapter: 4, Verse: 8

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Or if his sin, wherein he hath sinned, come to his knowledge; he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a male without blemish:

Leviticus, Chapter: 4, Verse: 23

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And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before the LORD: it is a sin offering.

Leviticus, Chapter: 4, Verse: 24

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Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned.

Leviticus, Chapter: 4, Verse: 28

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And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.

Leviticus, Chapter: 5, Verse: 6

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And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off his head from his neck, but shall not divide it asunder:

Leviticus, Chapter: 5, Verse: 8

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But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon: for it is a sin offering.

Leviticus, Chapter: 5, Verse: 11

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Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it, even a memorial thereof, and burn it on the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: it is a sin offering.

Leviticus, Chapter: 5, Verse: 12

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And he said unto Aaron, Take thee a young calf for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering, without blemish, and offer them before the LORD.

Leviticus, Chapter: 9, Verse: 2

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And Aaron said unto Moses, Behold, this day have they offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD; and such things have befallen me: and if I had eaten the sin offering to day, should it have been accepted in the sight of the LORD?

Leviticus, Chapter: 10, Verse: 19

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And the priest shall offer them, the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD for his issue.

Leviticus, Chapter: 15, Verse: 15

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And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for her before the LORD for the issue of her uncleanness.

Leviticus, Chapter: 15, Verse: 30

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And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.

Leviticus, Chapter: 16, Verse: 5

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And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and uncover the woman's head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering: and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causeth the curse:

Numbers, Chapter: 5, Verse: 18

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And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, and make an atonement for him, for that he sinned by the dead, and shall hallow his head that same day.

Numbers, Chapter: 6, Verse: 11

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One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

Numbers, Chapter: 7, Verse: 52

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One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

Numbers, Chapter: 7, Verse: 58

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One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

Numbers, Chapter: 7, Verse: 76

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Then let them take a young bullock with his meat offering, even fine flour mingled with oil, and another young bullock shalt thou take for a sin offering.

Numbers, Chapter: 8, Verse: 8

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And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

Numbers, Chapter: 29, Verse: 31

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Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.

Numbers, Chapter: 31, Verse: 16

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Neither shalt thou commit adultery.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 5, Verse: 18

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And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 9, Verse: 16

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Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 15, Verse: 9

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Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in unto her.

Judges, Chapter: 16, Verse: 1

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Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.

Judges, Chapter: 19, Verse: 22

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And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the coasts of Israel.

Judges, Chapter: 19, Verse: 29

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Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 2, Verse: 17

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For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 15, Verse: 23

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Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 12, Verse: 9

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For his sins which he sinned in doing evil in the sight of the LORD, in walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did, to make Israel to sin.

1 Kings, Chapter: 16, Verse: 19

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And he said, What have I sinned, that thou wouldest deliver thy servant into the hand of Ahab, to slay me?

1 Kings, Chapter: 18, Verse: 9

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Nevertheless he cleaved unto the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.

2 Kings, Chapter: 3, Verse: 3

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Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.)

2 Kings, Chapter: 13, Verse: 6

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And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD; he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin: but he walked therein.

2 Kings, Chapter: 13, Verse: 11

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For he rent Israel from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king: and Jeroboam drave Israel from following the LORD, and made them sin a great sin.

2 Kings, Chapter: 17, Verse: 21

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For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they departed not from them;

2 Kings, Chapter: 17, Verse: 22

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But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel.

2 Kings, Chapter: 21, Verse: 9

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Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished not, because there fell wrath for it against Israel; neither was the number put in the account of the chronicles of king David.

1 Chronicles, Chapter: 27, Verse: 24

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Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit fornication, and compelled Judah thereto.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 21, Verse: 11

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But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments,

Nehemiah, Chapter: 9, Verse: 16

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For they have not served thee in their kingdom, and in thy great goodness that thou gavest them, and in the large and fat land which thou gavest before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.

Nehemiah, Chapter: 9, Verse: 35

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And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.

Nehemiah, Chapter: 9, Verse: 37

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Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

Job, Chapter: 4, Verse: 8

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For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

Job, Chapter: 13, Verse: 26

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They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.

Job, Chapter: 15, Verse: 35

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The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.

Job, Chapter: 24, Verse: 15

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How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

Job, Chapter: 25, Verse: 4

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Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.

Job, Chapter: 34, Verse: 8

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For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?

Job, Chapter: 35, Verse: 3

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Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

Psalm, Chapter: 7, Verse: 14

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His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

Psalm, Chapter: 10, Verse: 7

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{To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD.} The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psalm, Chapter: 36, Verse: 1

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Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

Psalm, Chapter: 50, Verse: 19

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Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psalm, Chapter: 51, Verse: 5

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Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

Psalm, Chapter: 83, Verse: 12

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Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:

Proverbs, Chapter: 2, Verse: 15

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To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;

Proverbs, Chapter: 2, Verse: 16

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I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

Proverbs, Chapter: 5, Verse: 14

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So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

Proverbs, Chapter: 6, Verse: 29

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A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

Proverbs, Chapter: 17, Verse: 23

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Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

Proverbs, Chapter: 19, Verse: 2

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Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

Isaiah, Chapter: 5, Verse: 18

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For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

Isaiah, Chapter: 32, Verse: 6

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Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.

Isaiah, Chapter: 43, Verse: 27

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All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah, Chapter: 53, Verse: 6

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For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.

Isaiah, Chapter: 59, Verse: 3

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But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Isaiah, Chapter: 64, Verse: 6

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For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 2, Verse: 22

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Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 3, Verse: 2

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Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 5, Verse: 25

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They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 6, Verse: 28

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But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 7, Verse: 24

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And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore hath the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?

Jeremiah, Chapter: 16, Verse: 10

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And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:

Jeremiah, Chapter: 16, Verse: 12

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The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;

Jeremiah, Chapter: 17, Verse: 1

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I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 23, Verse: 14

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And burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire:

Jeremiah, Chapter: 52, Verse: 13

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Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 3, Verse: 19

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Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 16, Verse: 28

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Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 16, Verse: 29

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As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and did that which is not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 18, Verse: 18

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Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Are ye polluted after the manner of your fathers? and commit ye whoredom after their abominations?

Ezekiel, Chapter: 20, Verse: 30

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Yet they went in unto her, as they go in unto a woman that playeth the harlot: so went they in unto Aholah and unto Aholibah, the lewd women.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 23, Verse: 44

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And thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that be of the seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto me, saith the Lord GOD, a young bullock for a sin offering.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 43, Verse: 19

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Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering, and he shall burn it in the appointed place of the house, without the sanctuary.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 43, Verse: 21

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And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, unto the inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering, saith the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 44, Verse: 27

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They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

Hosea, Chapter: 4, Verse: 8

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I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel is defiled.

Hosea, Chapter: 5, Verse: 3

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I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.

Hosea, Chapter: 6, Verse: 10

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When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers spoileth without.

Hosea, Chapter: 7, Verse: 1

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O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood: the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake them.

Hosea, Chapter: 10, Verse: 9

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The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid.

Hosea, Chapter: 13, Verse: 12

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For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.

Amos, Chapter: 5, Verse: 12

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They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Micah, Chapter: 3, Verse: 10

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And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

Luke, Chapter: 15, Verse: 2

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Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

John, Chapter: 8, Verse: 34

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They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

John, Chapter: 9, Verse: 34

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Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

John, Chapter: 18, Verse: 40

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For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.

Acts, Chapter: 8, Verse: 23

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Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Romans, Chapter: 1, Verse: 24

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What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

Romans, Chapter: 3, Verse: 9

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For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans, Chapter: 3, Verse: 23

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Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

Romans, Chapter: 5, Verse: 14

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Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

Romans, Chapter: 6, Verse: 12

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For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

Romans, Chapter: 7, Verse: 18

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For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

Romans, Chapter: 7, Verse: 19

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But I see 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.

Romans, Chapter: 7, Verse: 23

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Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 5, Verse: 6

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I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 5, Verse: 9

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But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 8, Verse: 12

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Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 10, Verse: 8

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A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.

Galatians, Chapter: 5, Verse: 9

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Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Galatians, Chapter: 5, Verse: 19

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For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

1 Timothy, Chapter: 1, Verse: 10

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Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

James, Chapter: 4, Verse: 17

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Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

James, Chapter: 5, Verse: 5

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Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

2 Peter, Chapter: 2, Verse: 14

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While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

2 Peter, Chapter: 2, Verse: 19

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Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

1 John, Chapter: 3, Verse: 12

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