Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.
For it is of God to say, I have forgiven, I will no longer destroy.
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged, and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but whosoever confesses and forsakes them shall attain mercy.
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near:
But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he has committed and keep all my statutes and live according to judgment and righteousness, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance
Repent therefore of this thy wickedness and pray God, if perhaps this thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
but I announced first unto those of Damascus and at Jerusalem and throughout all the coasts of Judaea and then to the Gentiles that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves; for charity shall cover a multitude of sins.
Blessed is he that understands regarding the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of evil.
Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast and an acceptable day to the LORD?
neither oppress any, but restores to the debtor his pledge, does not commit robbery, gives his bread to the hungry, and covers the naked with a garment,
But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
a devout man and one that feared God with all his house, who gave many alms to the people and prayed to God always.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything nor uncircumcision, but faith which works by charity.
Let him that stole steal no more, but rather let him labour, working with his hands that which is good, that he may have to give to him that is in need.
1 Kings 21:29
Seest thou how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days, but in his son's days I will bring the evil upon his house.
Who knows if he will return and repent and leave a blessing behind him even a present and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?
Who can tell if God will turn and repent and turn away from his fierce anger, that we not perish?
before the decree is executed, before the day passes as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD comes upon you, before the day of the LORD's anger comes upon you.