“He who covers
his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes
them will have mercy." Proverbs 28:13
To the Corinthian church:
rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow
led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly
manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. For
godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation,
not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces
2 Corinthians 7:9-10
To the believers in
therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first
works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent."
To the lukewarm church in
Laodicea: “As many as I
love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and
repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone
hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and
dine with him, and he with Me."
our sins, He is
faithful and just to forgive us our sins and
cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9
Jesus said, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God
is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”
you repent you will all likewise perish." Luke 13:3, 5
will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents
than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance."
repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His
name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are
witnesses of these things."
and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus
Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the
gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to
your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord
our God will call.”
therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted
out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of
Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps
the thought of your heart may be forgiven you. For I see
that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.”
said to them, 'Those who are well have no need of a physician,
but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous,
but sinners, to repentance.”
“...if God perhaps will grant
so that they may know the truth, and that they may
come to their senses and escape the snare of the
devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will." 2
“...afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was
rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he
sought it diligently with tears."
sin against You (for there is no one who does not sin), and You
become angry with them and deliver them to the enemy... yet
when they come to themselves in the land where they were
carried captive, and
repent, and make supplication to You...
saying, ‘We have sinned and done wrong, we
have committed wickedness’; and when they
return to You with all their heart and with all their soul... then hear in heaven... and
forgive Your people who have sinned against You."
refuse to return. I listened and heard, but they do not
No man repented of his wickedness, saying, ‘What have I
Everyone turned to his own course as the horse rushes into the
“And the Lord
has sent to you all His servants the prophets... but you have
not listened nor inclined your ear to hear. They said, ‘Repent
now everyone of his evil way and his evil doings... and
do not provoke Me to anger with the works of your
hands; and I will not harm you.’ Yet you have not listened to
Me,' says the Lord, 'that you might provoke Me to
anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt."
you repent you will all likewise perish." Luke 13:3, 5
I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according
to his ways,' says the Lord God. 'Repent, and turn from
all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin.
Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have
committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit."
days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of
Judea and saying, 'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at
baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of
repentance for the remission of sins."
vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance." Matthew
time Jesus began to preach and to say, 'Repent, for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew
said to them, 'Those who are well have no need of a
physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this
means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I
did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to
began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had
been done, because they did not repent: 'Woe to
you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works
which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they
would have repented long ago.'" Matthew
“He said to
them, 'In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you
depart from that place. 'And 'whoever will not receive you
nor hear you, when you depart from there, 'shake off the dust
under your feet as a testimony against them. 'Assuredly, I say
to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the
day of judgment than for that city!' So they
went out and preached that people should repent."
say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God
over one sinner who repents."
“ When they
heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God,
saying, 'Then God has also granted to the Gentiles
repentance to life.”
times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men
everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on
which He will judge the world in righteousness..."
“ Or do you
despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and
longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads
you to repentance?"
when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and I
shall mourn for many who have sinned before and have not
repented of the uncleanness, fornication, and lewdness
which they have practiced."
2 Corinthians 12:21
“The Lord is
not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but
is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should
perish but that all should come to repentance."
or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them
with the sword of My mouth."
her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did
not repent. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and
those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation,
unless they repent of their deeds."
“But the rest of mankind, who were not
killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of
their hands.... And they did not repent of their
murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or
their thefts." Revelation 9:20-21