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Want to know what the Bible says about original sin? Here are 49 Bible verses about original sin from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Romans 5:12 NIV
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned
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1 John 1:8-10 NIV
8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.
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Genesis 3:22 NIV
And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”
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Ezekiel 18:20 NIV
The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.
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Ezekiel 18:4 NIV
For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child—both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die.
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Isaiah 59:2 NIV
But your iniquities have separated
    you from your God;
your sins have hidden his face from you,
    so that he will not hear.
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Deuteronomy 1:39 NIV
And the little ones that you said would be taken captive, your children who do not yet know good from bad—they will enter the land. I will give it to them and they will take possession of it.
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Ephesians 2:1-3 NIV
2 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.
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Jeremiah 17:9 NIV
The heart is deceitful above all things
    and beyond cure.
    Who can understand it?
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Ecclesiastes 7:29 NIV
This only have I found:
    God created mankind upright,
    but they have gone in search of many schemes.”
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Romans 7:9-11 NIV
9 Once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. 10 I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death. 11 For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death.
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Job 31:18 NIV
but from my youth I reared them as a father would,
    and from my birth I guided the widow
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Romans 3:23 NIV
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
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Genesis 2:17 NIV
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
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Romans 6:12 NIV
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.
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James 1:13 NIV
When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;
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Romans 6:23 NIV
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Matthew 19:14 NIV
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
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Matthew 19:14 NIV
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
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Job 15:14 NIV
“What are mortals, that they could be pure,
    or those born of woman, that they could be righteous?
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