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2.15 | Consider your Evil Sins in Light of your Moral Knowledge and Profession of Faith

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SECTION 2 | Confession | 2.15 | Consider your Evil Sins in Light of your Moral Knowledge and Profession of Faith

We must aggravate* our sins and take notice of those things which make them more heinous in the sight of God and more dangerous to ourselves.

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We bewail before you all our iniquities, all our transgressions, and all our sins. Leviticus 16:21(ESV)

I bewail before you all my iniquities, all my transgressions, and all my sins. Leviticus 16:21(ESV)

We bewail before thee all our sins, and all our transgressions in all our sins. Leviticus 16:21(KJV)

I bewail before thee all my sins and all my transgressions in all my sins. Leviticus 16:21(KJV)

We bewail before You all our sins, and all our transgressions in regard to all our sins. Leviticus 16:21(NASB)

I bewail before You all my sins, and all my transgressions in regard to all my sins. Leviticus 16:21(NASB)

We bewail before you all our sins, and all our rebellion in our sins. Leviticus 16:21(NIV)

I bewail before you all my sins, and all my rebellion in my sins. Leviticus 16:21(NIV)

The more knowledge we have of good and evil, the greater is our sin.

Read Translations

We have known our Master’s will but have not done it, and therefore deserve a severe beating. Luke 12:47(ESV)

We have known the way of the LORD and the justice of our God, and yet have broken the yoke and burst the bonds. Jeremiah 5:4-5(ESV)

We have known God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, and yet have not only done them, but given approval to those who practice them. Romans 1:32(ESV)

We have taught others, and yet have not taught ourselves; Romans 2:21(ESV) and while we profess to know God, we have denied him by our works. Titus 1:16(ESV)

I have known my Master’s will but have not done it, and therefore deserve a severe beating. Luke 12:47(ESV)

I have known the way of the LORD and the justice of my God, and yet have broken the yoke and burst the bonds. Jeremiah 5:4-5(ESV)

I have known God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, and yet have not only done them, but given approval to those who practice them. Romans 1:32(ESV)

I have taught others, and yet have not taught myself; Romans 2:21(ESV) and while I profess to know God, I have denied him by my works. Titus 1:16(ESV)

We have known our Master’s will but have not done it, and therefore deserve to be beaten with many stripes. Luke 12:47(KJV)

We have known the way of the Lord and the judgments of our God, and yet have altogether broken the yoke and burst the bonds. Jeremiah 5:4-5(KJV)

We have known the judgment of God, that they which do such things are worthy of death, and yet have done them and have had pleasure in them that do them. Romans 1:32(KJV)

We have taught others, and yet have not taught ourselves; Romans 2:21(KJV) and while we profess to know God, we have in works denied him. Titus 1:16(KJV)

I have known my Master’s will but have not done it, and therefore deserve to be beaten with many stripes. Luke 12:47(KJV)

I have known the way of the Lord and the judgments of my God, and yet have altogether broken the yoke and burst the bonds. Jeremiah 5:4-5(KJV)

I have known the judgment of God, that they which do such things are worthy of death, and yet have done them and have had pleasure in them that do them. Romans 1:32(KJV)

I have taught others, and yet have not taught myself; Romans 2:21(KJV) and while I profess to know God, I have in works denied him. Titus 1:16(KJV)

We have known our Master’s will but have not done it, and therefore deserve to receive many lashes. Luke 12:47(NASB)

We have known the way of the Lord and the ordinances of our God, and yet, with one accord, have broken the yoke and burst the bonds. Jeremiah 5:4-5(NASB)

We have known the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, and yet have done them and have also given hearty approval to those who practice them. Romans 1:32(NASB)

We have taught others, and yet have not taught ourselves; Romans 2:21(NASB) and while we profess to know God, we have by our deeds denied Him. Titus 1:16(NASB)

I have known my Master’s will but have not done it, and therefore deserve to receive many lashes. Luke 12:47(NASB)

I have known the way of the Lord and the ordinances of my God, and yet have broken the yoke and burst the bonds. Jeremiah 5:4-5(NASB)

I have known the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, and yet have done them and have also given hearty approval to those who practice them. Romans 1:32(NASB)

I have taught others, and yet have not taught myself; Romans 2:21(NASB) and while I profess to know God, I have by my deeds denied Him. Titus 1:16(NASB)

We have known our Master’s will but have not done it, and therefore deserve to be beaten with many blows. Luke 12:47(NIV)

We have known the way of the LORD and the requirements of our God, and yet have broken off the yoke and torn off the bonds. Jeremiah 5:4-5(NIV)

We have known God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, and yet we have not only continued to do them but have approved of those who practice them. Romans 1:32(NIV)

We have taught others, and yet have not taught ourselves; Romans 2:21(NIV) and while we claim to know God, we have in actions denied him. Titus 1:16(NIV)

I have known my Master’s will but have not done it, and therefore deserve to be beaten with many blows. Luke 12:47(NIV)

I have known the way of the LORD and the requirements of my God, and yet have broken off the yoke and torn off the bonds. Jeremiah 5:4-5(NIV)

I have known God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, and yet I have not only continued to do them but have approved of those who practice them. Romans 1:32(NIV)

I have taught others, and yet have not taught myself; Romans 2:21(NIV) and while I claim to know God, I have in actions denied him. Titus 1:16(NIV)

The greater profession we have made of religion, the greater has been our sin.

Read Translations

We call ourselves after the holy city and stay ourselves on the God of Israel and confess his name, but not in truth and in righteousness. Isaiah 48:1-2(ESV) For we have dishonored that worthy name by which we have been called, James 2:23(ESV) and given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme. 2 Samuel 12:14(ESV)

We have named the name of Christ, and yet have not departed from iniquity. 2 Timothy 2:19(ESV)

I call myself after the holy city and stay myself on the God of Israel and confess his name, but not in truth and in righteousness. Isaiah 48:1-2(ESV) For I have dishonored that worthy name by which I have been called, James 2:23(ESV) and given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme. 2 Samuel 12:14(ESV)

I have named the name of Christ, and yet have not departed from iniquity. 2 Timothy 2:19(ESV)

We call ourselves of the holy city and stay ourselves upon the God of Israel and make mention of his name, but not in truth and in righteousness. Isaiah 48:1-2(KJV) For we have dishonoured that worthy name by which we are called, James 2:23(KJV) and given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme. 2 Samuel 12:14(KJV)

We have named the name of Christ, and yet have not departed from iniquity. 2 Timothy 2:19(KJV)

I call myself of the holy city and stay myself upon the God of Israel and make mention of his name, but not in truth and in righteousness. Isaiah 48:1-2(KJV) For I have dishonoured that worthy name by which I am called, James 2:23(KJV) and given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme. 2 Samuel 12:14(KJV)

I have named the name of Christ, and yet have not departed from iniquity. 2 Timothy 2:19(KJV)

We call ourselves after the holy city and lean on the God of Israel and invoke His name, but not in truth nor in righteousness. Isaiah 48:1-2(NASB) For we have dishonored that worthy name by which we have been called, James 2:23(NASB) and given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme. 2 Samuel 12:14(NASB)

We have named the name of the Lord, and yet have not abstained from wickedness. 2 Timothy 2:19(NASB)

I call myself after the holy city and lean on the God of Israel and invoke His name, but not in truth nor in righteousness. Isaiah 48:1-2(NASB) For I have dishonored that worthy name by which I have been called, Ephesians 4:1 (NASB) and given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme. 2 Samuel 12:14(NASB)

I have named the name of the Lord, and yet have not abstained from wickedness. 2 Timothy 2:19(NASB)

We call ourselves citizens of the holy city and rely on the God of Israel and invoke his name, but not in truth or righteousness. Isaiah 48:1-2(NIV) For we have dishonored that worthy name by which we have been called, James 2:23(NIV) and by doing this we have made the enemies of the Lord show utter contempt. 2 Samuel 12:14(NIV)

We have confessed the name of the Lord, and yet have not turned away from wickedness. 2 Timothy 2:19(NIV)

I call myself a citizen of the holy city and rely on the God of Israel and invoke his name, but not in truth or righteousness. Isaiah 48:1-2(NIV) For I have dishonored that worthy name by which I have been called, James 2:23(NIV) and by doing this I have made the enemies of the LORD show utter contempt. 2 Samuel 12:14(NIV)

I have confessed the name of the Lord, and yet have not turned away from wickedness. 2 Timothy 2:19(NIV)

* The author means that we must look at our sins in the worst light, to see just how evil they are, taking into account the persons we have offended, the nature of the offense, the circumstances of our sin, etc. See The Westminster Larger Catechism, Questions 150 and 151. Editor.

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