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Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
Now it came to pass, in those days, that there went forth a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the inhabited earth should be enrolled.
"See that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you, that their angels in Heaven do always behold the face of My Father Who is in Heaven.
And the angel, answering, said to the women, "Fear not; for I know that ye are seeking Jesus Who hath been crucified.
But an angel of the Lord, by night, opened the prison doors; and, having led them out, said,
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth for service, for the sake of those about to inherit salvation?
And I saw, and heard the voice of many angels round about the throne, and of the living creatures, and of the elders, (and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands);
Wherefore, I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven; because she loved much; but he, to whom little is forgiven, loves little."
I tell you, nay; but, unless ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."
In like manner it is not the will of your Father Who is in Heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
And, having heard these things, they were silent, and glorified God, saying, "Then, to the gentiles also God gave repentance unto life."
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow works repentance unto salvation, not to be repented of; but the sorrow of the world works death.
For, perhaps, he departed for a season for this reason, that you might have him back forever;