Is there any difference between sin and iniquity?


Quick Answer

The difference between iniquity and sin is that the former refers to the unfairness or unjustness of a person's wrong actions while the latter is all about the actual wrong actions. Iniquity comes from the word "inequity" or "unequal."

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During the olden days, people used the word "iniquity" to refer to unjust dealings with other people. Nowadays, the word "iniquity" refers to "a wicked act or thing; sin," according to Merriam-Webster dictionary. An example that clearly shows there is a difference between iniquity and sin is Psalm 38:18: "For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin." Another example is part of Psalm 32:5, where David said, "the iniquity of my sin."

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