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Unrighteousness   Listen

Failure to adhere to moral principles.

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"Unrighteousness" Quotes from Famous Books

... connection with their duties as masters. It is perfectly disgusting. I may oppose slavery, on the grounds of political economy or for national reasons. But if I mix up with it wrathful opposition to the sin, so called, or the unrighteousness of holding property in man, it has no countenance in the Bible. If I speak of it publicly, as a system fraught with evil, I must discriminate; or they whom I would influence, knowing that I am mistaken, will regard me as an infatuated enemy, ...
— The Sable Cloud - A Southern Tale With Northern Comments (1861) • Nehemiah Adams

... life, was not of the Father, but of the world; that the world was passing away, and the lust thereof, and that only he who did the will of God could abide for ever. They did not merely believe, but saw, that the wrath of God was revealed from heaven against all unrighteousness of men; and that the world in general—above all, its kings and rulers, the rich and luxurious—were treasuring up for themselves wrath, tribulation, and anguish, against a day of wrath and revelation of the righteous ...
— The Hermits • Charles Kingsley

Words linked to "Unrighteousness" :   impiousness, righteousness, dishonorableness, wickedness, unrighteous, sinfulness, sin, dishonor, immorality, unjustness, dishonour, dishonourableness, dishonesty, injustice, impiety

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