18 Bible Verses about Repentance
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
Rend your heart
and not your garments.
Return to the Lord your God,
for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love,
and he relents from sending calamity.
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.
I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.
For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!
In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.
For the Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him.
In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
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