The wages of sin is death

This page is about the saying "The wages of sin is death".

Possible interpretation: If we sin we die. ("Death" here refers not to physical death but to spiritual death or eternal damnation.)

Origin: The Bible (Romans 6:23): "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

wages (noun): the result of doing something considered unwise or wrong (this is a rare, figurative use of the word "wages" which is normally the plural form of "wage", a regular payment for work)
sin (noun): an immoral act considered to be against the law of God

Quick Quiz:

"The wages of sin is death" is

a. a principle of economics

b. a saying based on a quotation

c. grammatically incorrect

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Contributor: Josef Essberger