Mar
2013

The Greek word anomia

Found in Mt. 7:23; 13:41; 23:28; 24:12Mt. 7:23; 13:41; 23:28; 24:12
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23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity, 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inwardly ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 12 And because iniquity shall be multiplied, the love of the many shall wax cold.

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; Rom. 4:7; 6:19Rom. 4:7; 6:19
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7  saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, And whose sins are covered. 19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity, even so now present your members as servants to righteousness unto sanctification.

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; 2 Cor. 6:142 Cor. 6:14
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14 Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? or what communion hath light with darkness?

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; 2 Thess. 2:32 Thess. 2:3
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3 let no man beguile you in any wise: for it will not be, except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,

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(some translations), 7; Tit. 2:14Tit. 2:14
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14 who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a people for his own possession, zealous of good works.

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; Heb. 1:9; 8:12; 10:17Heb. 1:9; 8:12; 10:17
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9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee With the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 12 For I will be merciful to their iniquities, And their sins will I remember no more. 17 And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

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; 1 Jn. 3:41 Jn. 3:4
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4 Every one that doeth sin doeth also lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.

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, the Greek noun “anomia” meant “lawlessness,” “without law,” or “sin.”  This seems to be the strongest for sin in the Greek New Testament.

At the end of time Jesus will tell some religious people who will claim to be Christians they were workers of “iniquity” and He never knew them (Mt. 7:23Mt. 7:23
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23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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).  Paul’s use of this word in Rom. 4:7Rom. 4:7
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7  saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, And whose sins are covered.

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suggests God had some means to offer forgiveness of sins under the Old Testament era.  Christians are cleansed of all “iniquity” (Tit. 2:14Tit. 2:14
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14 who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a people for his own possession, zealous of good works.

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and compare Heb. 8:12; 10:17Heb. 8:12; 10:17
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12 For I will be merciful to their iniquities, And their sins will I remember no more. 17 And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

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where this same word is used).  Deity is said to hate “iniquity” (Heb. 1:9Heb. 1:9
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9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

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).  Of all the verses that use this noun, 1 Jn. 3:41 Jn. 3:4
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4 Every one that doeth sin doeth also lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.

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is probably the best known passage.