What Does the Bible Say About Sinners?


1 John 1:9

ESVIf we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
KJVIf we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
NASBIf we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
NIVIf we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
NLTBut if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.

Romans 3:23

ESVFor all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
KJVFor all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
NASBfor all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
NIVfor all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
NLTFor everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

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Romans 6:23

ESVFor the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
KJVFor the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
NASBFor the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
NIVFor the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
NLTFor the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Mark 2:17

ESVAnd when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
KJVWhen Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
NASBAnd hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
NIVOn hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
NLTWhen Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”

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Romans 5:8

ESVBut God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
KJVBut God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
NASBBut God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
NIVBut God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
NLTBut God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

Ecclesiastes 7:20

ESVSurely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.
KJVFor there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
NASBIndeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.
NIVIndeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins.
NLTNot a single person on earth is always good and never sins.

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Revelation 21:8

ESVBut as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
KJVBut the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
NASB“But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
NIVBut the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
NLT“But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

2 Peter 3:9

ESVThe Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
KJVThe Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
NASBThe Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
NIVThe Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
NLTThe Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.

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Matthew 6:24

ESV“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
KJVNo man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
NASB“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
NIV“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
NLT“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.

1 John 5:16

ESVIf anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.
KJVIf any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
NASBIf anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this.
NIVIf you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that.
NLTIf you see a fellow believer sinning in a way that does not lead to death, you should pray, and God will give that person life. But there is a sin that leads to death, and I am not saying you should pray for those who commit it.

James 2:10

ESVFor whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.
KJVFor whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
NASBFor whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.
NIVFor whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
NLTFor the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God’s laws.

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