THREE WORDS FOR SIN

I know that the Hebrew language has different words for sin. The KJV which is very faithful to the Hebrew uses different words such as sin, iniquity, transgression. Psalm 32.1,2 uses three words for sin. “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered; Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.” In the beginning of Psalm 32 you see those three words: transgression, sin, iniquity.

The Hebrew word for transgression (KJV) is pesha. It means defiance, rebellion, casting of God’s authority, lawlessness, disobedience. Sin is rebellion.

The Hebrew word for sin (KJV) is chataah, which means ‘missing the mark’. God has a great purpose in our life, and we miss that purpose; we lose that destiny – which is glory! “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God!” Rom 3.23.

The Hebrew word for iniquity (KJV) is avon, which means perversion; deliberately twisting and distorting God’s word and will for selfish ends.

Isaiah 53 tells us that the Lord Jesus Christ was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities and He bore the sin of many.

The Bible also tells us that sin is disobedience. Disobedience is a milder word for rebellion. The Bible tells us that sin is lawlessness. Lawlessness is nothing but rebellion. Sin is independence; it is going our own way, Isa 53.6. Sin is corruption; it is perverting the word of God, the way of God and perverting the will of God. Anything done out of self-will and for self-gratification is sin.

We should pray and search our hearts: “Lord, am I a child of disobedience? I say I have faith, but do I obey? Lord, am I perverting Your ways? Am I walking according to my own will? Do I know Your will, O Lord. Am I submitting to the entire Word of God? Lord, am I missing Your heavenly plan for me? Am I falling short of the mark? Have I compromised the truth for some selfish benefit? Lord, search my heart. Help me, by Your grace, to know Your will and do Your will in all things. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

About Tebeth

Christian. Born-again. Baptized. Loves the Lord Jesus Christ. Loves to testify about Christ on the Internet.
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