Torrey - Sin

Is the transgression of the law

kjv@1John:3:4 @ Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

Is of the devil

kjv@1John:3:8 @ He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

kjv@John:8:44 @ Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

All unrighteousness is

kjv@1John:5:17 @ All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

Omission of what we know to be good is

kjv@James:4:17 @ Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Whatever is not of faith is

kjv@Romans:14:23 @ And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

The thought of foolishness is

kjv@Proverbs:24:9 @ The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

All the imaginations of the unrenewed heart are

kjv@Genesis:6:5 @ And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

kjv@Genesis:8:21 @ And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

Described as: Coming from the heart

kjv@Matthew:15:19 @ For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

Described as: The fruit of lust

kjv@James:1:15 @ Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

Described as: The sting of death

kjv@1Corinthians:15:56 @ The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

Described as: Rebellion against God

kjv@Deuteronomy:9:7 @ Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.

kjv@Joshua:1:18 @ Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.

Described as: Works of darkness

kjv@Ephesians:5:11 @ And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Described as: Dead works

kjv@Hebrews:6:1 @ Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

kjv@Hebrews:9:14 @ How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Described as: The abominable thing that God hates

kjv@Proverbs:15:9 @ The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

kjv@Jeremiah:44:4 @ Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

kjv@Jeremiah:44:11 @ Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will set my face against you for evil, and to cut off all Judah.

Described as: Reproaching the Lord

kjv@Numbers:15:30 @ But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

kjv@Psalms:74:18 @ Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.

Described as: Defiling

kjv@Proverbs:30:12 @ There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

kjv@Isaiah:59:3 @ For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.

Described as: Deceitful

kjv@Hebrews:3:13 @ But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

Described as: Disgraceful

kjv@Proverbs:14:34 @ Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

Described as: Often very great

kjv@Exodus:32:20 @ And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.

kjv@1Samuel:2:17 @ Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.

Described as: Often mighty

kjv@Amos:5:12 @ 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.

Described as: Often manifold

kjv@Amos:5:12 @ 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.

Described as: Often presumptuous

kjv@Psalms:19:13 @ Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

Described as: Sometimes open and manifest

kjv@1Timothy:5:24 @ Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.

Described as: Sometimes secret

kjv@Psalms:90:8 @ Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

kjv@1Timothy:5:24 @ Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.

Described as: Besetting

kjv@Hebrews:12:1 @ Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Described as: Like scarlet and crimson

kjv@Isaiah:1:18 @ Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Described as: Reaching to heaven

kjv@Revelation:18:5 @ For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

Entered into the world by Adam

kjv@Genesis:3:6-7 @ And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

kjv@Romans:5:12 @ Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

All men are conceived and born in

kjv@Genesis:5:3 @ And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

kjv@Job:15:14 @ What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

kjv@Job:25:4 @ How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

kjv@Psalms:51:5 @ Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

All men are shapen in

kjv@Psalms:51:5 @ Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Scripture concludes all under

kjv@Galatians:3:22 @ But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

No man is without

kjv@1Kings:8:46 @ If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;

kjv@Ecclesiastes:7:20 @ For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

Christ alone was without

kjv@2Corinthians:5:21 @ For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

kjv@Hebrews:4:15 @ For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

kjv@Hebrews:7:26 @ For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

kjv@1John:3:5 @ And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

God: Abominates

kjv@Deuteronomy:25:16 @ For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the LORD thy God.

kjv@Proverbs:6:16-19 @ These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

God: Marks

kjv@Job:10:14 @ If I sin, then thou markest me, and thou wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity.

God: Remembers

kjv@Revelation:18:5 @ For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

God: Is provoked to jealousy by

kjv@1Kings:14:22 @ And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done.

God: Is provoked to anger by

kjv@1Kings:16:2 @ Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;

God: Alone can forgive

kjv@Exodus:34:7 @ Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

kjv@Daniel:9:9 @ To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;

kjv@Micah:7:18 @ Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.

kjv@Mark:2:7 @ Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?

God: Recompenses

kjv@Jeremiah:16:18 @ And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things.

kjv@Revelation:18:6 @ Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

God: Punishes

kjv@Isaiah:13:11 @ And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

kjv@Amos:3:2 @ You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.

The Law: Is transgressed by every

kjv@James:2:10-11 @ For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

kjv@1John:3:4 @ Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

The Law: Gives knowledge of

kjv@Romans:3:20 @ Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

kjv@Romans:7:7 @ What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

The Law: Shows exceeding sinfulness of

kjv@Romans:7:13 @ Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.

The Law: Made to restrain

kjv@1Timothy:1:9 @ Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

kjv@1Timothy:1:10 @ 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;

The Law: By its strictness stirs up

kjv@Romans:7:5 @ For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

kjv@Romans:7:8 @ But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

kjv@Romans:7:11 @ For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

The Law: Is the strength of

kjv@1Corinthians:15:56 @ The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

The Law: Curses those guilty of

kjv@Galatians:3:10 @ For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

No man can cleanse himself from

kjv@Job:9:30-31 @ If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.

kjv@Proverbs:20:9 @ Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

kjv@Jeremiah:2:22 @ For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.

No man can atone for

kjv@Micah:6:7 @ Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

God has opened a fountain for

kjv@Zechariah:13:1 @ In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.

Christ was manifested to take away

kjv@John:1:29 @ The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

kjv@1John:3:5 @ And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

Christ's blood redeems from

kjv@Ephesians:1:7 @ In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Christ's blood cleanses from

kjv@1John:1:7 @ But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Saints: Made free from

kjv@Romans:6:18 @ Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

Saints: Dead to

kjv@Romans:6:2 @ God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

kjv@Romans:6:11 @ Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

kjv@1Peter:2:24 @ Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

Saints: Profess to have ceased from

kjv@1Peter:4:1 @ Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

Saints: Cannot live in

kjv@1John:3:9 @ Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

kjv@1John:5:18 @ We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

Saints: Resolve against

kjv@Job:34:32 @ That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.

Saints: Ashamed of having committed

kjv@Romans:6:21 @ What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

Saints: Abhor themselves on account of

kjv@Job:42:6 @ Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

kjv@Ezekiel:20:43 @ And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.

Saints: Have yet the remains of, in them

kjv@Romans:7:17 @ Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

kjv@Romans:7:23 @ 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.

kjv@Galatians:5:17 @ For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

The fear of God restrains

kjv@Exodus:20:20 @ And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

kjv@Psalms:4:4 @ Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

kjv@Proverbs:16:6 @ By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

The word of God keeps from

kjv@Psalms:17:4 @ Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

kjv@Psalms:119:11 @ Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

The Holy Spirit convinces of

kjv@John:16:8-9 @ And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me;

If we say that we have no, we make God a liar

kjv@1John:1:10 @ If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Confusion of face belongs to those guilty of

kjv@Daniel:9:7-8 @ O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee. O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.

Should be: Confessed

kjv@Job:33:27 @ He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;

kjv@Proverbs:28:13 @ He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

Should be: Mourned over

kjv@Psalms:38:18 @ For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

kjv@Jeremiah:3:21 @ A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the LORD their God.

Should be: Hated

kjv@Psalms:97:10 @ Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

kjv@Proverbs:8:13 @ The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

kjv@Amos:5:15 @ Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

Should be: Abhorred

kjv@Romans:12:9 @ Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Should be: Put away

kjv@Job:11:14 @ If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.

Should be: Departed from

kjv@Psalms:34:14 @ Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

kjv@2Timothy:2:19 @ Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Should be: Avoided even in appearance

kjv@1Thessalonians:5:22 @ Abstain from all appearance of evil.

Should be: Guarded against

kjv@Psalms:4:4 @ Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

kjv@Psalms:39:1 @ I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

Should be: Striven against

kjv@Hebrews:12:4 @ Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

Should be: Mortified

kjv@Romans:8:13 @ For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

kjv@Colossians:3:5 @ Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Should be: Wholly destroyed

kjv@Romans:6:6 @ Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Should be: Specially strive against besetting

kjv@Hebrews:12:1 @ Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Aggravated by neglecting advantages

kjv@Luke:12:47 @ And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

kjv@John:15:22 @ If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.

Guilt of concerning

kjv@Job:31:33 @ If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:

kjv@Proverbs:28:13 @ He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

We should pray to God: To search for, in our hearts

kjv@Psalms:139:23-24 @ Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

We should pray to God: To make us know our

kjv@Job:13:23 @ How many are mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin.

We should pray to God: To forgive our

kjv@Exodus:34:9 @ And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.

kjv@Luke:11:4 @ And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

We should pray to God: To keep us from

kjv@Psalms:19:13 @ Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

We should pray to God: To deliver us from

kjv@Matthew:6:13 @ And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

We should pray to God: To cleanse us from

kjv@Psalms:51:2 @ Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

We should pray to God: Prayer hindered by

kjv@Psalms:66:18 @ If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

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

Blessings withheld on account of

kjv@Jeremiah:5:25 @ Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.

The wicked: Servants to

kjv@John:8:34 @ Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

kjv@Romans:6:16 @ Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

The wicked: Dead in

kjv@Ephesians:2:1 @ And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

The wicked: Guilty of, in everything they do

kjv@Proverbs:21:4 @ An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

kjv@Ezekiel:21:24 @ Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have made your iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions are discovered, so that in all your doings your sins do appear; because, I say, that ye are come to remembrance, ye shall be taken with the hand.

The wicked: Plead necessity for

kjv@1Samuel:13:11 @ And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;

kjv@1Samuel:13:12 @ Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the LORD: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.

The wicked: Excuse

kjv@Genesis:3:12-13 @ And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

kjv@1Samuel:15:13 @ And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD.

kjv@1Samuel:15:14-15 @ And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear? And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.

The wicked: Encourage themselves in

kjv@Psalms:64:5 @ They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?

The wicked: Defy God in committing

kjv@Isaiah:5:18-19 @ Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope: That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!

The wicked: Boast of

kjv@Isaiah:3:9 @ The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

The wicked: Make a mock at

kjv@Proverbs:14:9 @ Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

The wicked: Expect impunity in

kjv@Psalms:10:11 @ He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.

kjv@Psalms:50:21 @ These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

kjv@Psalms:94:7 @ Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

The wicked: Cannot cease from

kjv@2Peter:2:14 @ Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

The wicked: Heap up

kjv@Psalms:78:17 @ And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.

kjv@Isaiah:30:1 @ Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:

The wicked: Encouraged in, by prosperity

kjv@Job:21:7-15 @ Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes. Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them. Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf. They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance. They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ. They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?

kjv@Proverbs:10:16 @ The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

The wicked: Led by despair to continue in

kjv@Jeremiah:2:25 @ Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.

kjv@Jeremiah:18:12 @ And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.

The wicked: Try to conceal, from God

kjv@Genesis:3:8 @ And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

kjv@Genesis:3:10 @ And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

kjv@Job:31:33 @ If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:

The wicked: Throw the blame of, on God

kjv@Genesis:3:12 @ And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

kjv@Jeremiah:7:10 @ And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?

The wicked: Throw the blame of, on others

kjv@Genesis:3:12-13 @ And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

kjv@Exodus:32:22-24 @ And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief. For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.

The wicked: Tempt others to

kjv@Genesis:3:6 @ And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

kjv@1Kings:16:2 @ Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;

kjv@1Kings:21:25 @ But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.

kjv@Proverbs:1:10-14 @ My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:

The wicked: Delight in those who commit

kjv@Psalms:10:3 @ For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

kjv@Hosea:7:3 @ They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

kjv@Romans:1:32 @ Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

The wicked: Shall bear the shame of

kjv@Ezekiel:16:52 @ Thou also, which hast judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than thou: yea, be thou confounded also, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.

Shall find out the wicked

kjv@Numbers:32:23 @ But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.

Ministers should warn the wicked to forsake

kjv@Ezekiel:33:9 @ Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

kjv@Daniel:4:27 @ Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

Leads to: Shame

kjv@Romans:6:21 @ What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

Leads to: Disquiet

kjv@Psalms:38:3 @ There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

Leads to: Disease

kjv@Job:20:11 @ His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.

The ground was cursed on account of

kjv@Genesis:3:17-18 @ And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

Toil and sorrow originated in

kjv@Genesis:3:16-17 @ Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

kjv@Genesis:3:19 @ In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

kjv@Job:14:1 @ Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

Excludes from heaven

kjv@1Corinthians:6:9-10 @ Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

kjv@Galatians:5:19-21 @ Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

kjv@Ephesians:5:5 @ For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

kjv@Revelation:21:27 @ And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

When finished brings forth death

kjv@James:1:15 @ Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

Death, the wages of

kjv@Romans:6:23 @ For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Death, the punishment of

kjv@Genesis:2:17 @ But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

kjv@Ezekiel:18:4 @ Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.


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