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Definition of Sin


  1. Old form of Since.
  2. Transgression of the law of God; disobedience of the divine command; any violation of God's will, either in purpose or conduct; moral deficiency in the character; iniquity; as, sins of omission and sins of commission.
  3. An offense, in general; a violation of propriety; a misdemeanor; as, a sin against good manners.
  4. A sin offering; a sacrifice for sin.
  5. An embodiment of sin; a very wicked person.
  6. To depart voluntarily from the path of duty prescribed by God to man; to violate the divine law in any particular, by actual transgression or by the neglect or nonobservance of its injunctions; to violate any known rule of duty; -- often followed by against.
  7. To violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an offense; to trespass; to transgress.

Sin Quotations

I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
Marilyn Monroe

There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. 'Good pride' represents our dignity and self-respect. 'Bad pride' is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.
John C. Maxwell

Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
William Shakespeare

All of us make mistakes. The key is to acknowledge them, learn, and move on. The real sin is ignoring mistakes, or worse, seeking to hide them.
Robert Zoellick

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
H. L. Mencken
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Sin Translations

sin in Afrikaans is oortree, oortreding, sonde
sin in Danish is synde
sin in Dutch is zondigen
sin in Finnish is synti
sin in Italian is peccato
sin in Latin is peccamen, pecco, nefas, peccatus, scelus sceleris
sin in Spanish is pecado, pecar
sin in Swedish is synd, synda
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