Ephesians 2 “You and I, at one time, we were dead in our trespasses and sins…”
Now the word "dead" there could also be translated we were separated, and "in our trespasses" is a term for stepping sideways and slipping, or making a miss step. It is something that could happen accidentally or it could happen on purpose. And "sins" there, is a term for "to miss the mark". Again, it could be an inability to hit the mark, because one word picture that goes along with that particular word is an image of a father walking in front of a son and the son trying to step exactly in the footprints of the father. But, the son only being about 5 years old, does not have the ability to step as far as the father does, and so he misses the mark.