From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, "Repent ye; for the Kingdom of Heaven has drawn near."
And, after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of God,
and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
And Peter said to them, "Repent, and be immersed each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, unto remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit;
And, having heard these things, they were silent, and glorified God, saying, "Then, to the gentiles also God gave repentance unto life."
God, therefore, having overlooked the time of ignorance, now commands all men everywhere to repent;
fully testifying, both to Jews and Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus.
But, going, learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice;' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
And from the time of John the Immerser until now, the Kingdom of Heaven is taken by storm, and violent men seize upon it;
And He, answering, said to them, "Because to you it has been given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but to them it has not been given.
Another parable He set before them, saying, "The Kingdom of Heaven was likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field;
"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a net, cast into the sea, and gathering of every kind;
"Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be likened to ten virgins, who, taking their lamps, went forth to meet the bridegroom.
'Even the dust from your city, that cleaves to our feet, we wipe off against you; nevertheless, know this, that the Kingdom of God has come nigh.'
I say to you, that so there will be joy in Heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety-nine righteous men who have no need of repentance.
So, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents."
Repent ye, therefore, and turn, that your sins may be blotted out, that so there may come seasons of refreshing from the presence of the Lord;
but I declared both to those in Damascus first, and in Jerusalem, and through all the region of Judea, and to the gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.
in meekness correcting those opposing themselves, if peradventure God should give them repentance to a full knowledge of the truth,