for (one's) sins

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for (one's) sins

As a punishment or disciplinary action for one's wrongdoing. Primarily heard in UK. Let me guess—I have to clean the toilets for my sins.
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for my sins

As a punishment for one's wrongs. Often used humorously. In confession, the priest urged me to do some good deeds for my sins. I must have been tasked with this boring project for my sins.
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for your sins

used to suggest that a task or duty is so onerous or unpleasant that it must be a punishment. chiefly British
1994 John Birmingham He Died With Felafel In His Hand Then the extended family that is Brisbane sent some people along to keep me company, and for my sins, I took them in.
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(do/be something) for your sins

(spoken, humorous, especially British English) be/do something as a punishment: ‘I hear you’re going to be the new manager.’ ‘Yes, for my sins.’
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It is impermissible to fault Al-Qadr for our sins and disobedience because doing so is akin to being in confrontation and showing dissatisfaction with Allah.
The fact is, Christians have been telling the world for the last 2,000 years that Jesus died for our sins.
That Jesus died for our sins is so ingrained in Christianity it seems almost absurd to question it.
In Romans 8:32 Paul says God "did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us," and in his first letter to the Corinthians, he states plainly that "Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures" (15:3).
He notes that mistranslations of Jesus as the "atoning sacrifice" (in 1 John 2:2, for example) should really refer to "expiation for our sins," which implies reconciliation, not necessarily sacrifice.
It is Christ who came to suffer for our sins and to cleanse us of them.
He did this by sending Jesus Christ, His only Son, into the world to die as the perfect and complete sacrifice for our sins.
We deserve to die for our sins, but Christ died in our place.
I John 2:2: 'He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
Ian McEwan's new novel pokes some unsettling holes in this mythic backdrop, raising hard questions about the stories we tell of our innocence and other people's guilt, and suggesting the almost quaint solution of making amends for our sins.
We are always forging lives damaged and derailed by our past offenses, which means that we are constantly in need of making amends and atoning for our sins.
Even in his terror, a convert named Peter recalled his catechism lesson: "Perfect contrition comes from the love of God; it is the sorrow which we have for our sins because they have offended God.
The necessity of Jesus' death on the Cross shows us that we must be filled with humility, that we cannot atone for our sins by ourselves.
The underlying theology in the Stations assumed that Jesus' purpose on earth was to suffer and die in order to save us from punishment for our sins, and that for us Jesus serves primarily as a model of the courage and stoicism with which we should meet our own deaths.
Being sorry for our sins and faults--individually and collectively--we can realize that we were born into this human condition.