Two Kinds of Sin

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Two Kinds of Sin


Two Greek words are both translated to the same English word, creating confusion.  Denominations try to generalize it to mean one or the other in all cases, but they have different meanings.

“Hamartia” is the word that means to transgress.





From G264; sin (properly abstract): - offence, sin (-ful).

Here is the scriptural definition of “Hamartia”--
1Jn 3:4  Whosoever committeth sin(Hamartia) transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

Here are several contexts of “Hamartia”--

Mat 1:21  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins (hamartia).

Luk 5:20  And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins(hamartia) are forgiven thee.

Joh 1:29  The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin(hamartia) of the world.

Joh 8:21  Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins(hamartia): whither I go, ye cannot come.

Rom 5:13  (For until the law sin(hamartia) was in the world: but sin(hamartia) is not imputed when there is no law.

Rom 6:7  For he that is dead is freed from sin(hamartia).

Heb 8:12  For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins(hamartia) and their iniquities will I remember no more.

“Hamartano” is the word that means to be mistaken; to err. It's not a watered-down, sugarcoated definition of sin.  It’s a different word.




Perhaps from G1 (as a negative particle) and the base of G3313; properly to miss the mark (and so not share in the prize), that is, (figuratively) to err, especially (morally) to sin: - for your faults, offend, sin, trespass.

Mat 18:15  Moreover if thy brother shall trespass (hamartanō) against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

Luk 17:3  Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass(hamartanō) against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

Joh 5:14  Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin(hamartanō) no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.

Joh 8:11  She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin(hamartanō) no more.

Joh 9:3  Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned(hamartanō), nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

Rom 3:23  For all have sinned(hamartanō), and come short of the glory of God;

1Co 6:18  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth(hamartanō) against his own body.

1Co 8:12  But when ye sin(hamartanō) so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

Heb 3:17  But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned(hamartanō), whose carcases fell in the wilderness?

1Pe 2:20  For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults(hamartanō), ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

Look at the perfect sense when we rightly divide the Word of God.

1Jn 2:1  My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sinG264 (Err) not. And if any man sinG264 (Err) , we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

1Jn 2:2  And he is the propitiation for our sinsG266 (transgressions): and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

In the name of Yahoshua HaMashiach, and in His Love,
Wesley, nobody but His servant.