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Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (Isa 53:4-5)

Sickness comes from sin, transgressions and iniquities ( Ps 38, John 5:14)
Do sins, transgression and iniquity are all the same or different? What are the consequence of the above three?

Whether the above three can be cleansed or forgiven?


Does it have any effect on our children's children or the generations to come? How can we overcome the above three?
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There is a difference between sin, transgressions and iniquities-----Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. (Exo 34:7)
And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed. (Isa 1:28) Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. (Dan 9:24)

Sin?
Webster dictionary definition of Sin "The voluntary departure of a moral agent from a known rule of rectitude (morally correct behaviour) or duty, prescribed by God; any voluntary transgression (violation) of the divine law, or violation of a divine command.
Sin is either a positive act in which a known divine law is violated, or it is the voluntary neglect to obey a positive divine command, or a rule of duty clearly implied in such command. Sin comprehends not actions only, but neglect of known duty, all evil thoughts, purposes, words and desires, whatever is contrary to Gods commands or law."

Bible Definitions of Sin:


1 John 3:4- "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law; for sin is the transgression of the law" (Numbers 5:6). 1 John 5:17 "All unrighteousness is sin:" (unrighteousness Romans 6:13,18,20). Romans 14:23 "[F]or whatsoever is not of faith is sin." Proverbs 24:9 "The thought of foolishness is sin..." John 16:9 "Of sin because they believe not on me" (unbelief).

Psalms 78:32 "For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works" (unbeliefDeuteronomy 1:41).
James 4:17 "[T]o him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin" (omission Genesis 20:9; Leviticus 5:1). Leviticus 19:17 "Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart... and not suffer sin upon him" (hate).

Willful Sin: Hebrews 10:26 "For if we sin willfully... there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,"
Sins of Ignorance: Leviticus 4:13 "And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done somewhat against any of the commandments of the Lord... Leviticus 4:2 "[I]f a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments..."

Transgressions ?
Transgression "The act of passing over or beyond any law or rule of moral duty; the violation of a law or known principal of rectitude; breach of command. - Webster Dictionary

Bible Definitions of transgressions


James 2:11 "[I]f thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law." James 2:3-9 "And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing,But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. Isaiah 24:5 "The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant."

Iniquity ?
Webster Dictionary definition of Iniquity "Injustice; unrighteousness; a deviation from rectitude.... want of rectitude in principal.... wickedness; or any act of injustice.

Bible Definitions of Iniquity


Hosea 9:9 "They have deeply corrupted themselves... he will remember their iniquity..." (corruption).
Ezekiel 18:18 "[B]ecause he cruelly oppressed... he shall die in his iniquity" (oppression).

Hosea 5:5 [T]he pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity..." (pride).
Leviticus 26:43 [I]niquity: because, even because they despised my judgments..." (despise cf. Numbers 15:31).

Bible Definitions of Iniquity


Psalms 36:2 "For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful." (hate)
Ezekiel 33:13 "[I]f he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity... (self righteousness).

Psalms 28:3 "[T]he workers of iniquity... mischief is in their hearts" (mischief cf. Psalms 7:14).
II Samuel 19:19 "[L]et not my lord impute iniquity unto me... thy servant did perversely... (perversion Ezekiel 9:9; Job 6:30)

Ezekiel 18:24 "But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity..." (unrighteousness cf. Ezekiel 3:20).
Daniel 9:5 "[A]nd have committed iniquity... and have rebelled..." (rebellion).

Summarizing the three..


Sins can be both voluntary (willful) and involuntary (sins of ignorance). Any transgression is sin. A transgression always involves Gods law. Sin does not always involve a transgression of Gods law (Proverbs 24:9; Leviticus 16:16). One can be a sinner or a transgressor, but not an iniquitor (no such word). There is no offering under the law for iniquity. There are distinct differences between the three words (Isaiah 1:28, Exodus 34:7). There are overlapping areas of the three words. Sin corresponds primarily with the soul and mind. Transgression corresponds with the body and actions. Iniquity corresponds primarily with the spirit, and attitude

What exactly happened when Jesus offered Himself as perfect payment for our sin?
He was despised and rejected and forsaken by men, a Man of sorrows and pains, and acquainted with grief and sickness; and like One from Whom men hi de their faces He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or have any esteem for Him. Surely he has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered hi m stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. But He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole. Isaiah 53:3-5 . 1) Jesus was wounded for our transgressions.

His blood paid the price for our sin. The demand of sin has been met i n Jesus. That is why it is so vital to appropriate His blood i n your life; to accept Hi m and welcome Hi s salvation into your life by believing in Him; that He died for you and was raised from the dead. Without this faith in Christ your sins remain unforgiven, and will continue to erode your attempt at closeness to God and successful living. Ephesians 2:8 says: We are saved by grace through our faith in Jesus Christ.

2) He was bruised for our iniquities


Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Mat 7:21-23)

Iniquity = lawlessness, state of the heart, attitude of the heart Sinners and transgressors have deep sorrow/ anguish for their sin and will experience forgiveness when they repent. Those that practice iniquity justify their sin and may even become habitual in their sin, experiencing no forgiveness while they practice iniquity. Those that commit iniquity practice lawlessness in the absence of relationships/ accountability, hence will often hide in crowds or places where they don't need to be accountable.

Iniquity something handed to you?

(Deut. 5:9-10)

The meaning of iniquities comes from a Hebrew word that means to twist, to distort or to bend. Often times an iniquity will start as a bended version of the truth; a slight distortion of the real. An iniquity puts its own twist on life, values, mindsets, etc. Upon further study of God s word it seems like iniquity is different from transgression in that it is something handed to you whereas transgression is something you personally do. The twisted, distorted and bent things that originated over three to four generations before you are handed to you through genealogies and bloodlines. Did you know that your transgression today may become your child s iniquity? Now let it be be clear! You are not paying the price for the sins of your father or grandfather. Each person will give an account before the Lord for his or her own actions, righteous or sinful. We can never use other people s sin as an excuse for our own calamity. It should be noted that there are things you do today that can affect your children and their children and things done by your father and hi s father before him can impact your life in a real way as well. It is interesting how things like alcoholism, drug abuse, poverty, heart disease, asthma, etc. follow through the generation of a family. Why is this? I believe it is because of untreated iniquity. :

Biblical Examples
Generation 1 In Genesis 20 we read of Abraham and Sarah who journeyed to the South country Abraham told Abimelech , the king of Gerar that Sarah is his sister in fear that the king will kill him if Sarah was known to be his wife. This was not a total lie. Sarah was his half-sister who also became his wife. His was a half truth which is a half lie; the truth with a twist. The king took Sarah into his harem because he thought she was merely Abraham s sister, but in a dream the Lord exposed the whole truth to the king and catastrophe was averted. Generation 2 In Genesis 26 - Isaac and Rebekah, Abraham s son and daughter in law journey down to Gerar because of a famine in the When they arrived in Gerar some of the men asked Isaac about Rebekah and he told them that she was his sister! Again Abimelech the king saw that she was actually his wife and had to expose the lie for what it was. Isn t that interesting. Years before Abraham told a twisted version of the truth in Gerar and now when faced with a similar situation hi s son, Isaac, also reverted to a lie. Only this time it was a blatant lie and not a half truth. The twist got twisted even further. Abraham s transgression became Isaac s iniquity; a weak-spot that provided

Generation 2 Isaac and Rebekah had twins called Jacob and Esau. The name Jacob means healcatcher, surplanter or deceiver. According to the Bible Jacob deceived his own father to obtain the blessing of the first born. Later he wrestled with God and the Lord even changed hi s name to Israel which means prince of God or celebrated. Can you see the pattern? What originates as a half truth grows though the generations of Abraham that Jacob s character became twisted to deceive. Abraham opened the door with his transgression and both son and grandson stepped through that door of iniquity. Generation 1 David, the beloved king of Israel was a great man but he also had hi s sinful moments. His ultimate transgressions were adultery and murder, sins for which he gained forgiveness through repentance and confession.

Generation 2 When we look at Solomon, David s son we find a man gifted to succeed. God bestowed to Solomon an understanding heart (wisdom) along with great riches and honor. He started out i n good form by building a temple for God that was simply amazing. Hi s end was not as impressive at all. He ended with 700 wives and over 300 concubines! In 1 Kings 11:4 For when Solomon was old, his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and hi s heart was not perfect (complete and whole) with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David hi s father. As a result of hi s transgressions the kingdom of Israel was split into two and never retained the stature and glory as in the days of David. David opened the door to lust and sexual sin and Solomon walked through that same door in pursuit of 1,000 or more women, accommodating all their idolatrous customs that deceived him in the end.

Psalm 51:1-2

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

Psalm 32:5
I acknowledged my sin to You and my iniquity I did not hide. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord [continually unfolding the past till all is told] - -then You [instantly] forgave me the guilt and iniquity of my sin.

Consequences of Sin

It Stains the Soul


Psalm 51:1-2 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

Consequences of Sin

It Saturates our mind

Psalm 51:3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.

Consequences of Sin

It Sickens the Body and Soul our mind


Psalm 51:8 - Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. I Corinthians 11:30 - That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. Psalm 51:10 - Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Consequences of Sin

The Return from Sin


Psalm 51:1-2, 12 - Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

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