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 yourselves, make yourself clean. Put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes. Cease to do evil.
2 Chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
He who conceals his sins doesn't prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Therefore the showers have been withheld, and there has been no latter rain; yet you have a prostitute's forehead, you refused to be ashamed.
Moreover you shall tell them, Thus says Yahweh: Shall men fall, and not rise up again? Shall one turn away, and not return?
When I tell the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand.
But if the wicked 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.
Tell them, As I live, says the Lord Yahweh, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn, turn from your evil ways; for why will you die, house of Israel?
Israel, return to Yahweh your God; for you have fallen because of your sin.
God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way. God relented of the disaster which he said he would do to them, and he didn't do it.
But you go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
Even so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner repenting."
"Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord,
but declared first to them of Damascus, at Jerusalem, and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.
1 Corinthians 6:9
Or don't you know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals,
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
If I cherished sin in my heart, the Lord wouldn't have listened.
Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you?
and let none of you devise evil in your hearts against his neighbor, and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate," says Yahweh.
But the things which proceed out of the mouth come out of the heart, and they defile the man.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and unrighteousness.
For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts,
The Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness.
You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart isn't right before God.
Then the lust, when it has conceived, bears sin; and the sin, when it is full grown, brings forth death.
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;
Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.'
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."