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Of Sin

GENESIS 4:13In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 13 And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

DEUTERONOMY 28:65-67Verses in the Bible

  • 65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the Lord shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
    Deuteronomy 28:65 Meaning
  • 66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
    Deuteronomy 28:66 Meaning
  • 67 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
    Deuteronomy 28:67 Meaning

JOB 40:4,5Verses in the Bible

  • 4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
    Job 40:4 Meaning
  • 5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
    Job 40:5 Meaning

PSALM 31:10In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

PSALM 38:1-22Verses in the Bible

  • 1 O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
    Psalm 38:1 Meaning
  • 2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.
    Psalm 38:2 Meaning
  • 3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.
    Psalm 38:3 Meaning
  • 4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
    Psalm 38:4 Meaning
  • 5 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.
    Psalm 38:5 Meaning
  • 6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.
    Psalm 38:6 Meaning
  • 7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.
    Psalm 38:7 Meaning
  • 8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
    Psalm 38:8 Meaning
  • 9 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.
    Psalm 38:9 Meaning
  • 10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
    Psalm 38:10 Meaning
  • 11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.
    Psalm 38:11 Meaning
  • 12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.
    Psalm 38:12 Meaning
  • 13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
    Psalm 38:13 Meaning
  • 14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.
    Psalm 38:14 Meaning
  • 15 For in thee, O Lord, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.
    Psalm 38:15 Meaning
  • 16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
    Psalm 38:16 Meaning
  • 17 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.
    Psalm 38:17 Meaning
  • 18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.
    Psalm 38:18 Meaning
  • 19 But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
    Psalm 38:19 Meaning
  • 20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.
    Psalm 38:20 Meaning
  • 21 Forsake me not, O Lord: O my God, be not far from me.
    Psalm 38:21 Meaning
  • 22 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.
    Psalm 38:22 Meaning

PSALM 51:1-4,7-17Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
    Psalm 51:1 Meaning
  • 2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
    Psalm 51:2 Meaning
  • 3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
    Psalm 51:3 Meaning
  • 4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
    Psalm 51:4 Meaning
  • 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
    Psalm 51:7 Meaning
  • 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
    Psalm 51:8 Meaning
  • 9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
    Psalm 51:9 Meaning
  • 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
    Psalm 51:10 Meaning
  • 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
    Psalm 51:11 Meaning
  • 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
    Psalm 51:12 Meaning
  • 13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
    Psalm 51:13 Meaning
  • 14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
    Psalm 51:14 Meaning
  • 15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
    Psalm 51:15 Meaning
  • 16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
    Psalm 51:16 Meaning
  • 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
    Psalm 51:17 Meaning

ISAIAH 6:5In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.

LAMENTATIONS 1:20In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 20 Behold, O Lord; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death.

EZEKIEL 7:16,17,25,26Verses in the Bible

  • 16 But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.
    Ezekiel 7:16 Meaning
  • 26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.
    Ezekiel 7:26 Meaning

EZEKIEL 33:10In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 10 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?

MICAH 7:17In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the Lord our God, and shall fear because of thee.

LUKE 5:8In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

ACTS 2:37In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

ACTS 9:6In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

ACTS 16:29,30Verses in the Bible

  • 29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,
    Acts 16:29 Meaning
  • 30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
    Acts 16:30 Meaning

ROMANS 2:15In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

1 CORINTHIANS 14:24,25Verses in the Bible

  • 24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:
    1 Corinthians 14:24 Meaning
  • 25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.
    1 Corinthians 14:25 Meaning

• See Sin,Confession of

Instances of Conviction

• Adam and Eve, After Their Disobedience

GENESIS 3:8-10Verses in the Bible

  • 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.
    Genesis 3:8 Meaning
  • 9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
    Genesis 3:9 Meaning
  • 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
    Genesis 3:10 Meaning

• Joseph's Brother, on Account of Their Cruelty to Joseph

GENESIS 42:21,22Verses in the Bible

  • 21 And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
    Genesis 42:21 Meaning
  • 22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.
    Genesis 42:22 Meaning

GENESIS 44:16In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.

GENESIS 45:3In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.

GENESIS 50:15-21Verses in the Bible

  • 15 And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
    Genesis 50:15 Meaning
  • 16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,
    Genesis 50:16 Meaning
  • 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
    Genesis 50:17 Meaning
  • 18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.
    Genesis 50:18 Meaning
  • 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
    Genesis 50:19 Meaning
  • 20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
    Genesis 50:20 Meaning
  • 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
    Genesis 50:21 Meaning


• After the Plague of Hail

EXODUS 9:27,28Verses in the Bible

  • 27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the Lord is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.
    Exodus 9:27 Meaning
  • 28 Intreat the Lord (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer.
    Exodus 9:28 Meaning

• The Plague of Locusts

EXODUS 10:16,17Verses in the Bible

  • 16 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the Lord your God, and against you.
    Exodus 10:16 Meaning
  • 17 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the Lord your God, that he may take away from me this death only.
    Exodus 10:17 Meaning

• The Death of the Firstborn

EXODUS 12:32In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 32 Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also.

The Israelites

• After Being Rebuked and Punished for Worshiping the Golden Calf

EXODUS 33:4In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 4 And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments.

• The Death of the Ten Spies and Their Being Sentenced to Wander for Forty Years

NUMBERS 14:39,40Verses in the Bible

  • 39 And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned greatly.
    Numbers 14:39 Meaning
  • 40 And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will go up unto the place which the Lord hath promised: for we have sinned.
    Numbers 14:40 Meaning

• Their Complaining Against God and Being Bitten by Fiery Serpents

NUMBERS 21:7In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 7 Therefore 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 the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

• Saul, After Sparing Agag and the Best of the Spoils

1 SAMUEL 15:24In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.

• David After the Pestilence Sent on Account of His Numbering the People

1 CHRONICLES 21:30In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 30 But David could not go before it to inquire of God: for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the Lord.

• See Psalms,Penitential

• Widow of Zarephath, When Her Son Died

1 KINGS 17:18In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 18 And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?

• Belshazzar, When He "Saw the Part of the Hand That Wrote,"

DANIEL 5:6In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 6 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.

• Darius, When Daniel Was in the Lions' Den

DANIEL 6:18In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 18 Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him.


• After Casting Jonah Into the Sea

JONAH 1:16In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 16 Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the Lord, and made vows.

• At the Preaching of Jonah

JONAH 3Verses in the Bible

  • 1 And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time, saying,
    Jonah 3:1 Meaning
  • 2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.
    Jonah 3:2 Meaning
  • 3 So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey.
    Jonah 3:3 Meaning
  • 4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
    Jonah 3:4 Meaning
  • 5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
    Jonah 3:5 Meaning
  • 6 For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.
    Jonah 3:6 Meaning
  • 7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:
    Jonah 3:7 Meaning
  • 8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.
    Jonah 3:8 Meaning
  • 9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
    Jonah 3:9 Meaning
  • 10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.
    Jonah 3:10 Meaning

MATTHEW 12:41In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

LUKE 11:32In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

• Jonah, in the Belly of the Great Fish

JONAH 2Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly,
    Jonah 2:1 Meaning
  • 2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
    Jonah 2:2 Meaning
  • 3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
    Jonah 2:3 Meaning
  • 4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
    Jonah 2:4 Meaning
  • 5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
    Jonah 2:5 Meaning
  • 6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O Lord my God.
    Jonah 2:6 Meaning
  • 7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
    Jonah 2:7 Meaning
  • 8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
    Jonah 2:8 Meaning
  • 9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.
    Jonah 2:9 Meaning
  • 10 And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
    Jonah 2:10 Meaning

• Herod, When He Heard of the Fame of Jesus

MATTHEW 14:2In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.

MARK 6:14In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.

LUKE 9:7In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead;

• Jews, When Jesus Commanded the Guiltless Man to Cast the First Stone at the Woman Taken in Adultery

JOHN 8:9In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

• Judas, After His Betrayal of Jesus

MATTHEW 27:3-5Verses in the Bible

  • 3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
    Matthew 27:3 Meaning
  • 4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
    Matthew 27:4 Meaning
  • 5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
    Matthew 27:5 Meaning

• Saul of Tarsus, When He Saw Jesus on the Way to Damascus

ACTS 9:6In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

• Felix, Under the Preaching of Paul

ACTS 24:25In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

• Philippian Jailer, After the Earthquake

ACTS 16:30In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

• See Wicked

From God

JOB 33:14-30Verses in the Bible

  • 14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
    Job 33:14 Meaning
  • 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
    Job 33:15 Meaning
  • 16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,
    Job 33:16 Meaning
  • 17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.
    Job 33:17 Meaning
  • 18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
    Job 33:18 Meaning
  • 19 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:
    Job 33:19 Meaning
  • 20 So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.
    Job 33:20 Meaning
  • 21 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.
    Job 33:21 Meaning
  • 22 Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.
    Job 33:22 Meaning
  • 23 If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness:
    Job 33:23 Meaning
  • 24 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
    Job 33:24 Meaning
  • 25 His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:
    Job 33:25 Meaning
  • 26 He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.
    Job 33:26 Meaning
  • 27 He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;
    Job 33:27 Meaning
  • 28 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
    Job 33:28 Meaning
  • 29 Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,
    Job 33:29 Meaning
  • 30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.
    Job 33:30 Meaning

JOHN 6:44,45Verses in the Bible

  • 44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
    John 6:44 Meaning
  • 45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
    John 6:45 Meaning

JOHN 16:7-11Verses in the Bible

  • 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
    John 16:7 Meaning
  • 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
    John 16:8 Meaning
  • 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
    John 16:9 Meaning
  • 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
    John 16:10 Meaning
  • 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
    John 16:11 Meaning

ACTS 16:14In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.

• See Penitent

• See Remorse

• See Repentance

• See Sin,Confession of

Unjust,Of Innocent Persons

• See False Accusation

• See Indictments


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