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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [1]

1: Ἁμαρτωλός (Strong'S #268 — Adjective — hamartolos — ham-ar-to-los' )

lit., "one who misses the mark" (a meaning not to be pressed), is an adjective, most frequently used as a noun (see SINFUL); it is the most usual term to describe the fallen condition of men; it is applicable to all men,  Romans 5:8,19 . In the Synoptic Gospels the word is used not infrequently, by the Pharisees, of publicans (tax collectors) and women of ill repute, e.g., "a woman which was in the city, a sinner,"  Luke 7:37; "a man that is a sinner,"  Luke 19:7 . In  Galatians 2:15 , in the clause "not sinners of the Gentiles," the Apostle is taking the Judaizers on their own ground, ironically reminding them of their claim to moral superiority over Gentiles; he proceeds to show that the Jews are equally sinners with Gentiles.

 Luke 13:4

Holman Bible Dictionary [2]

 Romans 3:23 Psalm 1:1 anomie   1 Timothy 1:9 Galatians 2:15 Matthew 11:19 Luke 15:1 Romans 5:8SalvationSin

King James Dictionary [3]


1. One that has voluntarily violated the divine law a moral agent who has voluntarily disobeyed any divine precept, or neglected any known duty. 2. It is used in contradistinction to saint, to denote an unregenerate person one who has not received the pardon of his sins. 3. AN offender a criminal.

SIN'NER, To act as a sinner in ludicrous language. Whether the charmer sinner it or saint it.

Webster's Dictionary [4]

(1): ( n.) One who has sinned; especially, one who has sinned without repenting; hence, a persistent and incorrigible transgressor; one condemned by the law of God.

(2): ( v. i.) To act as a sinner.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [5]

sin´ẽr ( חטּא , ḥaṭṭā  ; ἁμαρτωλός , hamartōlós , "devoted to sin," "erring one"): In the New Testament, in addition to its ordinary significance of one that sins (  Luke 5:8;  Luke 13:2;  Romans 5:8 ,  Romans 5:19;  1 Timothy 1:15;  Hebrews 7:26 ), the term is applied to those who lived in disregard of ceremonial prescription ( Matthew 9:10 ,  Matthew 9:11;  Mark 2:15 ff;   Luke 5:30;  Galatians 2:15 ); to those stained with certain definite vices or crimes, as the publicans ( Luke 15:2;  Luke 18:13;  Luke 19:7 ); to the heathen ( Matthew 26:45;  Galatians 2:15; compare Tobit 13:6; 1 Macc 1:34; 2 Macc 2:48, 62); to the preeminently sinful ( Mark 8:38;  John 9:24 ,  John 9:31;  Galatians 2:17;  1 Timothy 1:9;  Judges 1:15 ). It was the Jewish term for a woman of ill-fame ( Luke 7:37; compare  Matthew 21:32 , where it is stated that such had come even to John's baptism also). For the general Biblical conception of the term, see Sin .