New Living Translation
Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins.
King James Bible
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
Darby Bible Translation
Surely there is not a righteous man upon earth, that doeth good and sinneth not.
World English Bible
Surely there is not a righteous man on earth, who does good and doesn't sin.
Young's Literal Translation
Because there is not a righteous man on earth that doth good and sinneth not.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:20 Sinneth not - Who is universally and perfectly good.
LibraryOf the First Covenant Made with Man
Gen. ii. 17.--"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it, for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die."--Gen. i. 26.--"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." The state wherein man was created at first, you heard was exceeding good,--all …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
Letter xxviii (Circa A. D. 1130) to the Abbots Assembled at Soissons
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard.
1 Kings 8:46
"If they sin against you--and who has never sinned?--you might become angry with them and let their enemies conquer them and take them captive to their land far away or near.
2 Chronicles 6:36
"If they sin against you--and who has never sinned?--you might become angry with them and let their enemies conquer them and take them captive to a foreign land far away or near.
Can any mortal be pure? Can anyone born of a woman be just?
"But you are wrong, and I will show you why. For God is greater than any human being.
Don't put your servant on trial, for no one is innocent before you.
Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart; I am pure and free from sin"?
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