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2.12 | Acknowledge the Great Evil of Sin, its Sinfulness and Foolishness

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SECTION 2 | Confession | 2.12 | Acknowledge the Great Evil of Sin, its Sinfulness and Foolishness

I must acknowledge the great evil that there is in sin, and in my sin; the malignity of its nature, and its mischievousness to me. The sinfulness of sin.

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O that sin might be shown to be sin to us and appear in its own colors; and through the commandment may we see it to be sinful beyond measure, Romans 7:13(ESV) because it is lawlessness. 1 John 3:4(ESV)

By every willful sin we have in effect said, “We do not want this man to reign over us.” Luke 19:14(ESV) And, “Who is the LORD, that we should obey his voice?” Exodus 5:2(ESV) And thus have we reviled the LORD, Numbers 15:30(ESV) and cast his law behind our back. Nehemiah 9:26(ESV)

O that sin might be shown to be sin to me and appear in its own colors; and through the commandment may I see it to be sinful beyond measure, Romans 7:13(ESV) because it is lawlessness. 1 John 3:4(ESV)

By every willful sin I have in effect said, “I do not want this man to reign over me.” Luke 19:14(ESV) And, “Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice?” Exodus 5:2(ESV) And thus have I reviled the LORD, Numbers 15:30(ESV) and cast his law behind my back. Nehemiah 9:26(ESV)

O that sin may appear sin to us, may appear in its own colours; and that by the commandment we may see it to be exceeding sinful, Romans 7:13(KJV) because it is the transgression of the law. 1 John 3:4(KJV)

By every willful sin we have in effect said, We will not have this man to reign over us. Luke 19:14(KJV) And, Who is the Lord, that we should obey his voice? Exodus 5:2(KJV) And thus have we reproached the Lord, Numbers 15:30(KJV) and cast his laws behind our backs. Nehemiah 9:26(KJV)

O that sin may appear sin to me, may appear in its own colours; and that by the commandment I may see it to be exceeding sinful, Romans 7:13(KJV) because it is the transgression of the law. 1 John 3:4(KJV)

By every willful sin I have in effect said, I will not have this man to reign over me. Luke 19:14(KJV) And, Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice? Exodus 5:2(KJV) And thus have I reproached the Lord, Numbers 15:30(KJV) and cast his laws behind my back. Nehemiah 9:26(KJV)

O that sin may be shown to be sin to us, may be shown in its true colors; and that by the commandment we may see it to be utterly sinful, Romans 7:13(NASB) because it is lawlessness. 1 John 3:4(NASB)

By every willful sin we have in effect said, “We do not want this man to reign over us.” Luke 19:14(NASB) And, “Who is the LORD that we should obey His voice?” Exodus 5:2(NASB) And thus we have blasphemed the LORD, Numbers 15:30(NASB) and cast His laws behind our backs. Nehemiah 9:26(NASB)

O that sin may be shown to be sin to me, may be shown in its true colors; and that by the commandment I may see it to be utterly sinful, Romans 7:13(NASB) because it is lawlessness. 1 John 3:4(NASB)

By every willful sin I have in effect said, “I do not want this man to reign over me.” Luke 19:14(NASB) And, “Who is the LORD that I should obey His voice?” Exodus 5:2(NASB) And thus I have blasphemed the LORD, Numbers 15:30(NASB) and cast His laws behind my back. Nehemiah 9:26(NASB)

O that sin might be recognized as sin to us and appear in its own colors; and that through the commandment we might see it to be utterly sinful, Romans 7:13(NIV) because it is lawlessness. 1 John 3:4(NIV)

By every willful sin we have in effect said, “We don’t want this man to be our king.” Luke 19:14(NIV) And, “Who is the LORD, that we should obey him?” Exodus 5:2(NIV) And thus have we blasphemed the LORD, Numbers 15:30(NIV) and put his law behind our back. Nehemiah 9:26(NIV)

O that sin might be recognized as sin to me and appear in its own colors; and that through the commandment I might see it to be utterly sinful, Romans 7:13(NIV) because it is lawlessness. 1 John 3:4(NIV)

By every willful sin I have in effect said, “I don’t want this man to be my king.” Luke 19:14(NIV) And, “Who is the LORD, that I should obey him?” Exodus 5:2(NIV) And thus have I blasphemed the LORD, Numbers 15:30(NIV) and put his law behind my back. Nehemiah 9:26(NIV)

The foolishness of sin.

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O God, you know our folly; the wrongs that we have done are not hidden from you. Psalm 69:5(ESV) We were foolish in being disobedient, Titus 3:3(ESV) and our desires are senseless and harmful. 1 Timothy 6:9(ESV)

Folly was bound up in our hearts when we were children; Proverbs 22:15(ESV) for though vain man would be wise, he is born like the wild donkey’s colt. Job 11:12(KJV)

Our path has been one of foolish confidence, Psalm 49:13(ESV) and in many instances we have done very foolishly. 2 Samuel 24:10(ESV)

We have been brutish and ignorant, and even like beasts toward God. Psalm 73:22(ESV)

O God, you know my folly; the wrongs that I have done are not hidden from you. Psalm 69:5(ESV) I was foolish in being disobedient, Titus 3:3(ESV) and my desires are senseless and harmful. 1 Timothy 6:9(ESV)

Folly was bound up in my heart when I was a child; Proverbs 22:15(ESV) for though vain man would be wise, he is born like the wild donkey’s colt. Job 11:12(KJV)

My path has been one of foolish confidence, Psalm 49:13(ESV) and in many instances I have done very foolishly. 2 Samuel 24:10(ESV)

I have been brutish and ignorant, and even like a beast toward God. Psalm 73:22(ESV)

O God, thou knowest our foolishness, and our sins are not hid from thee. Psalm 69:5(KJV) We were foolish in being disobedient, Titus 3:3(KJV) and our lusts are foolish and hurtful. 1 Timothy 6:9(KJV)

Foolishness was bound up in our hearts when we were children; Proverbs 22:15(KJV) for though vain man would be wise, he is born like the wild ass’s colt. Job 11:12(KJV)

Our way hath been our folly, Psalm 49:13(KJV) and in many instances we have done foolishly. 2 Samuel 24:10(KJV)

So foolish have we been and ignorant, and even as a beast before God. Psalm 73:22(KJV)

O God, thou knowest my foolishness, and my sins are not hid from thee. Psalm 69:5(KJV) I was foolish in being disobedient, Titus 3:3(KJV) and my lusts are foolish and hurtful. 1 Timothy 6:9(KJV)

Foolishness was bound up in my heart when I was a child; Proverbs 22:15(KJV) for though vain man would be wise, he is born like the wild ass’s colt. Job 11:12(KJV)

My way hath been my folly, Psalm 49:13(KJV) and in many instances I have done foolishly. 2 Samuel 24:10(KJV)

So foolish have I been and ignorant, and even as a beast before God. Psalm 73:22(KJV)

O God, You know our folly, and our wrongs are not hidden from You. Psalm 69:5(NASB) We were foolish in being disobedient, Titus 3:3(NASB) and our desires are foolish and harmful. 1 Timothy 6:9(NASB)

Foolishness was bound up in our hearts when we were children; Proverbs 22:15(NASB) for though vain man would be wise, he is born like the foal of a wild donkey. Job 11:12(KJV)

Our way has been foolish, Psalm 49:13(NASB) and in many instances we have acted very foolishly. 2 Samuel 24:10(NASB)

We have been senseless and ignorant, even like beasts before God. Psalm 73:22(NASB)

O God, You know my folly, and my wrongs are not hidden from You. Psalm 69:5(NASB) I was foolish in being disobedient, Titus 3:3(NASB) and my desires are foolish and harmful. 1 Timothy 6:9(NASB)

Foolishness was bound up in my heart when I was a child; Proverbs 22:15(NASB) for though vain man would be wise, he is born like the foal of a wild donkey. Job 11:12(KJV)

My way has been foolish, Psalm 49:13(NASB) and in many instances I have acted very foolishly. 2 Samuel 24:10(NASB)

I have been senseless and ignorant, even like a beast before God. Psalm 73:22(NASB)

You know our folly, O God; and our guilt is not hidden from you. Psalm 69:5(NIV) We were foolish in being disobedient, Titus 3:3(NIV) and our desires are foolish and harmful. 1 Timothy 6:9(NIV)

Folly was bound up in our hearts when we were children; Proverbs 22:15(NIV) for though vain man would be wise, he is born like the wild donkey’s colt. Job 11:12(KJV)

Our way has been our folly, Psalm 49:13(NIV) and in many instances we have done very foolishly. 2 Samuel 24:10(NIV)

We have been senseless and ignorant, and even as brute beasts before God. Psalm 73:22(NIV)

You know my folly, O God; and my guilt is not hidden from you. Psalm 69:5(NIV) I was foolish in being disobedient, Titus 3:3(NIV) and my desires are foolish and harmful. 1 Timothy 6:9(NIV)

Folly was bound up in my heart when I was a child; Proverbs 22:15(NIV) for though vain man would be wise, he is born like the wild donkey’s colt. Job 11:12(KJV)

My way has been my folly, Psalm 49:13(KJV) and in many instances I have done very foolishly. 2 Samuel 24:10(NIV)

I have been senseless and ignorant, and even as a brute beast before God. Psalm 73:22(NIV)

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