Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

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The sorrow

Matthew 27:4
saying, "I have sinned by delivering up an innocent man to die." But they replied, "What is that to us? It is your affair!"
Hebrews 12:17
For you recall how, even after he [later] wanted to inherit the blessing, Esau was rejected [by his father Isaac. See Gen. 37:35-40]. For he was not able to get his father to change his mind, even though he tearfully begged him [or, "he was not able to change the situation, even though he shed tears over his loss"].

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Matthew 5:4
"Those persons who feel grief [over their sins] are blessed because they will receive comfort [from God when they repent].