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And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down on his knees before Jesus, saying, Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.
Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself, for I am not worthy that thou should enter under my roof;
And as he entered into a certain village, ten men that were lepers met him, who stood afar off
and said, O my God, I am confused and ashamed to lift up my face to thee, my God, for our iniquities have multiplied over our head, and our guiltiness is grown up unto heaven.
Therefore, I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.
For innumerable evils have compassed me about; my iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to see; they are more than the hairs of my head; therefore my heart fails me.
Then I said, Woe is me! for I am dead because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of the hosts.
that thou may remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, said the Lord GOD.
O Lord, the righteousness belongs unto thee, but unto us the confusion of face, as at this day; to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near and that are far off through all the lands where thou hast driven them because of their rebellion with which they have rebelled against thee.
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
Zain Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my rebellions; according to thy mercy remember me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.
I said, LORD, be merciful unto me; heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy mercy; according unto the multitude of thy compassion eradicate my rebellion.
But thou, O Lord, art a merciful and gracious God, longsuffering and plenteous in mercy and truth.
VAU. Let thy mercy come unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy spoken word.
If thou, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall endure?
we have sinned, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly, and we have been rebels, and we have departed from thy commandments and from thy judgments.
Let us, therefore, come boldly unto the throne of his grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
For I will reconcile their iniquities and their sins, and their iniquities I will remember no more.
I will arise and go to my father and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee
But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
2 Chronicles 33:12
And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,
We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedly.
Then come, shall the LORD say, and we shall be even; if your sins were as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow; if they were red like crimson, they shall become as wool.
Thou didst come out to meet him that with rejoicing had worked righteous ness. In thy ways they remembered thee. Behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: thy ways are eternal, and we shall be saved.
Therefore go ye and learn what this is, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, for I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.
But God increased the price of his charity toward us in that while we were yet sinners the Christ died for us.
1 Timothy 1:15
This is a faithful saying and worthy of acceptation by all, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am first.
1 John 1:8
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and there is no truth in us.
But many that are first shall be last, and many of the last shall be first.
But many of the first shall be last; and of the last first.
Then the publicans also came to be baptized and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.