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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sin.


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  • Since the fall of man [at the beginning of our world] the devil is (ever) sinning (this is the force of "sinneth"; he has sinned from the beginning, is the cause of all sins, and still goes on sinning; present).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • "Woe unto us, that we have sinned", is the inspired rule which connects cause and effect, and binds them together with the chains of God's omnipotence.

    Discourse on the Death of Abraham Lincoln

  • Gibeah, and here (v. 9), O Israel! thou hast sinned from the days of

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • True, they have sinned, which is often alleged as a reason for dealing with them more harshly; _but who has not sinned?

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845

  • Who is it, then, his father or mother, or he himself, that has sinned, that is the cause of it?

    Our Unitarian Gospel

  • These are the great works of the Lord, sought out according to all His good pleasure [Psalm 111: 2], and wisely sought out, that when the angelic and the human creature sinned, that is, did not do what He willed but what the creature itself willed, so by the will of the creature, by which was done what the Creator did not will, He carried out what He himself willed; the supremely Good thus turning to account even what is evil; to the condemnation of those whom He has justly predestinated to punishment and to the salvation of those whom He has mercifully predestinated to grace.

    A Source Book for Ancient Church History

  • In the Chilam Balam of Mani we read that an unspecified person "sinned" against Ah Ulil, ruler of Izamal ( "... against the wife of his fellow-ruler").

    The Books Of Chilam Balam and the Trojan War Of Yucatan

  • Here, he's trying to draw a parallel between how we treat alcoholics and how we treat others who've somehow "sinned" in our society (the other example he picks is the overweight).

    Rachel Kramer Bussel: The Media's Sexual Irresponsibility

  • The controversy surrounding the stall tactics of Senator Larry "happy feet" Craig has renewed national interest in Senator David Vitter's admission last month that he had "sinned" with prostitutes.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • How has McCain "sinned" against conservative orthodoxy?

    Talk about it


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