Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!"
So Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to say to him, "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof.
As he was entering a village, ten men with leprosy met him. They stood at a distance,
I prayed, "O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift my face to you, my God! For our iniquities have climbed higher than our heads, and our guilt extends to the heavens.
Therefore I despise myself, and I repent in dust and ashes!
For innumerable dangers surround me. My sins overtake me so I am unable to see; they outnumber the hairs of my head so my strength fails me.
I said, "Too bad for me! I am destroyed, for my lips are contaminated by sin, and I live among people whose lips are contaminated by sin. My eyes have seen the king, the Lord who commands armies."
Then you will remember, be ashamed, and remain silent when I make atonement for all you have done, declares the sovereign Lord.'"
"You are righteous, O Lord, but we are humiliated this day -- the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far away in all the countries in which you have scattered them, because they have behaved unfaithfully toward you.
Now when they heard this, they were acutely distressed and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "What should we do, brothers?"
Do not hold against me the sins of my youth or my rebellious acts! Because you are faithful to me, extend to me your favor, O Lord!
As for me, I said: "O Lord, have mercy on me! Heal me, for I have sinned against you!
For the music director; a psalm of David, written when Nathan the prophet confronted him after David's affair with Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, because of your loyal love! Because of your great compassion, wipe away my rebellious acts!
But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and merciful God. You are patient and demonstrate great loyal love and faithfulness.
(Vav) May I experience your loyal love, O Lord, and your deliverance, as you promised.
If you, O Lord, were to keep track of sins, O Lord, who could stand before you?
we have sinned! We have done what is wrong and wicked; we have rebelled by turning away from your commandments and standards.
Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help.
"For I will be merciful toward their evil deeds, and their sins I will remember no longer."
I will get up and go to my father and say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
But the other rebuked him, saying, "Don't you fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
2 Chronicles 33:12
In his pain Manasseh asked the Lord his God for mercy and truly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors.
We have sinned like our ancestors; we have done wrong, we have done evil.
Come, let's consider your options," says the Lord. "Though your sins have stained you like the color red, you can become white like snow; though they are as easy to see as the color scarlet, you can become white like wool.
You assist those who delight in doing what is right, who observe your commandments. Look, you were angry because we violated them continually. How then can we be saved?
Go and learn what this saying means: 'I want mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
1 Timothy 1:15
This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" -- and I am the worst of them!
1 John 1:8
If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
But many who are first will be last, and the last first."
Tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, "Teacher, what should we do?"
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."