Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil,
2 Chronicles 7:14
and my people, who are called by my name, humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from the heavens, and forgive their sin, and heal their land.
He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.
And the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; but thou hast a harlot's forehead, thou refusest to be ashamed.
And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah: Do men fall, and not rise up? Doth one turn away, and not return?
When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt certainly die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, that he may live: the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thy hand.
And the wicked, if he turn from all his sins which he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do judgment and justice, he shall certainly live, he shall not die.
Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord Jehovah, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
O Israel, return unto Jehovah thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.
And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil that he had said he would do unto them, and he did it not.
But go and learn what that is I will have mercy and not sacrifice; for I have not come to call righteous men but sinners.
Thus, I say unto you, there is joy before the angels of God for one repenting sinner.
Repent therefore and be converted, for the blotting out of your sins, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
but have, first to those both in Damascus and Jerusalem, and to all the region of Judaea, and to the nations, announced that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.
1 Corinthians 6:9
Do ye not know that unrighteous persons shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who make women of themselves, nor who abuse themselves with men,
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.
And Jehovah saw that the wickedness of Man was great on the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart only evil continually.
Had I regarded iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not hear.
Wash thy heart, Jerusalem, from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?
and let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith Jehovah.
but the things which go forth out of the mouth come out of the heart, and those defile man.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but within they are full of rapine and intemperance.
For from within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
But the Lord said to him, Now do ye Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but your inward parts are full of plunder and wickedness.
Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter, for thy heart is not upright before God.
then lust, having conceived, gives birth to sin; but sin fully completed brings forth death.
If ye be willing and hearken, ye shall eat the good of the land;
go therefore into the thoroughfares of the highways, and as many as ye shall find invite to the wedding feast.
I am not come to call righteous persons, but sinful ones to repentance.