Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #264: hamartano (pronounced ham-ar-tan'-o)

perhaps from 1 (as a negative particle) and the base of 3313; properly, to miss the mark (and so not share in the prize), i.e. (figuratively) to err, especially (morally) to sin:--for your faults, offend, sin, trespass.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to be without a share in

2) to miss the mark

3) to err, be mistaken

4) to miss or wander from the path of uprightness and honour, to do or go wrong

5) to wander from the law of God, violate God' s law, sin

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: perhaps from G1 (as a negative particle) and the base of G3313

Citing in TDNT: 1:267, 44


This word is used 43 times:

Matthew 18:15: "if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and"
Matthew 18:21: "how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive"
Matthew 27:4: "Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said,"
Luke 15:18: "will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before"
Luke 15:21: "said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight,"
Luke 17:3: "If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him;"
Luke 17:4: "And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and"
John 5:14: "unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse"
John 8:11: "thee: go, and sin no more."
John 9:2: "saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents,"
John 9:3: "answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but"
Acts 25:8: "nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing"
Romans 2:12: "For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and"
Romans 2:12: "without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by"
Romans 3:23: "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
Romans 5:12: "men, for that all have sinned:"
Romans 5:14: "Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude"
Romans 5:16: "as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the"
Romans 6:15: "What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law,"
1 Corinthians 6:18: "the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body."
1 Corinthians 7:28: "if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry,"
1 Corinthians 7:28: "a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble"
1 Corinthians 7:36: "require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry."
1 Corinthians 8:12: "But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound"
1 Corinthians 8:12: "their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ."
1 Corinthians 15:34: "Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge"
Ephesians 4:26: "Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down"
1 Timothy 5:20: " Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear."
Titus 3:11: "he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself."
Hebrews 3:17: "forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in"
Hebrews 10:26: "For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the"
1 Peter 2:20: "is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well,"
2 Peter 2:4: "spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains"
1 John 1:10: "we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and"
1 John 2:1: "write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man"
1 John 2:1: "And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the"
1 John 3:6: "abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not"
1 John 3:6: "sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither"
1 John 3:8: "for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose"
1 John 3:9: "him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of"
1 John 5:16: "see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death,"
1 John 5:16: "he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is"
1 John 5:18: "is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of"

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