What Are The 7 Deadly Sins In The Bible

The seven deadly sins are not directly mentioned in the Bible but indirectly as seven vices God hates. They are pride, greed, envy, wrath, lust, gluttony, and sloth.


"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom." - Proverbs 11:2

God asks us not to be proud because pride symbolizes a disgraceful heart. If someone is proud, he looks at unsuccessful people with contempt instead of being grateful to God for his achievements. He has forgotten that success is not only an outcome of hard work or skill, but a lot of grace from above is required. This understanding is wisdom and comes with humility.


"How useless to spread a net where every bird can see it! These men lie in wait for their blood; they ambush only themselves! Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the life of those who get it." -Proverbs 1:17-19

When someone has an intense desire for wealth at any cost, he is willing to trample on the rights of others. Not only that, he does not give the due share to others. He is consumed with the profit principle. This leads one to become stone-hearted to the wants of others and is a sin in the eyes of the Lord.


Envy means to want something that somebody else has. Envious people need to consider what goes into the background of someone else's success. That success might result from hard work or their parent's hard work, talent, patience, and grace, among other attributes. Envious people generally want other people's possessions without going through trial and error. Instead, one should feel happy for other people's success and try to emulate their habits.


Wrath means great anger. Anger destroys the relations you have with your loved ones. Anger leads to crimes like murders as well. Everyone despises an angry person. On the other hand, attributes like calmness are ranked high by people.


Lust is a sin in the eyes of the Lord because seduction is never straightforward. The entire game of seduction is based on manipulation. Lusting for one's wife is not a sin, as there is a strong bond between husband and wife, which is sacred.


Gluttony means eating or drinking too much. This is a sin as a person has given in to the desires of the tongue. Too much eating or drinking is a mental disease, in my opinion. Moderation is required, which happens with the application of the mind. Excessive eating or drinking is not good for the body as well.


Sloth means a reluctance to work and is accompanied by laziness. Sloth is a sin as work is required to earn a living. Labor amounts to wages, be it physical or mental labor. If a person is mentally and physically fit, he ought to work as this would remove his dependence on others and help him provide for others instead.