Iniquity


Greek: ανομια [anomia] (Noun feminine). From ανομος [anomos] (α [a] -as a negative particle- "without", and νομος [nomos] "law" = "without law", "lawless"). The negation of law. The violation of law. The transgression of the law. Ilegality. Lawless conduct.

ανομια [anomia] appears 15 times in the NT:


(1) Matthew 7: 23
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. - την ανομιαν [tên anomian] Accus. sing.

(2) Matthew 13: 41
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; - την ανομιαν [tên anomian] Accus. sing.

(3) Matthew 23: 28
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. - ανομιας [anomias] Gen. sing.

(4) Matthew 24: 12
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. - την ανομιαν [tên anomian] Accus. sing. ("because iniquity" - δια... την ανομιαν [dia... tên anomia]).

(5) Romans 4: 7
[Saying], Blessed [are] they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. - αι ανομιαι [hai anomiai] Nom. pl.

(6, 7) Romans 6: 19
I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity¹ unto iniquity²; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. - ¹τη ανομια [tê anomia] Dat. sing. / ²την ανομιαν [tên anomian] Accus. sing. ("unto iniquity" - εις την ανομιαν [eis tên anomian]). Greek: τη ανομια εις την ανομιαν [tê anomia eis tên anomian] Lit: "to the negation of law in the negation of law".

(8) 2 Corinthians 6: 14
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? - ανομια [anomia] Dat. sing.

(9) 2 Thessalonians 2: 3 [Variant]
Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of [iniquity] be revealed, the son of perdition; - της ανομιας [tê anomias] Gen. sing.

- Variant: Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; - της αμαρτιας [tês hamartias].

(10) 2 Thessalonians 2: 7
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way. - της ανομιας [tê anomias] Gen. sing.

(11) Titus 2: 14
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. - ανομιας [anomias] Gen. sing. ("from all iniquity" - απο πασης ανομιας [apo pasês anomias] Lit: "from all negation of law".

(12) Hebrews 1: 9
Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, [even] thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. - ανομιαν [anomian] Accus. sing.

(13) Hebrews 10: 17
And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. - των ανομιων [tôn anomiôn] Gen pl.

(14, 15) 1 John 3: 4
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law*¹: for sin is the transgression of the law². - ¹την ανομιαν [tên anomian] Accus. sing. (*"transgresseth also the law" - και την ανομιαν ποιει [kai tên anomian poiei] Lit: "also the negation of law is doing"). / ²η ανομια [hê anomia] Nom. sing.

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