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.
Surely it is fitting to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:
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 have mercy.
Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you 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 do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Bring forth therefore fruits befitting for repentance:
Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.
But showed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the country of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works befitting repentance.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent love among yourselves: for love shall cover a multitude of sins.
[To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.] Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
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? will you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
And has not oppressed any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, has robbed none by violence, has given his bread to the hungry, and has covered the naked with a garment;
But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, who gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always.
For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love.
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs.
1 Kings 21:29
See you how Ahab humbles himself before me? because he humbles himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.
Who knows if he will return and have pity, and leave a blessing behind him; even a grain offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?
Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
Before the decree comes forth, before the day passes like the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD comes upon you, before the day of the LORD'S anger comes upon you.