Confession of sin

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Leviticus 26:40

And they shall confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers for their trespass which they trespassed against me and that also they have walked contrary unto me,

Daniel 9:4

and I prayed unto the LORD my God and made my confession and said, Now O Lord, thou great God who is worthy to be feared, who keeps the covenant and the mercy with those that love thee and keep thy commandments;

Psalm 32:3

When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

Leviticus 5:5

And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he has sinned;

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee that I am not as other men are: extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

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Confession of sin » Examples of national

Numbers 21:7

Then the people came to Moses and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against thee; pray unto the LORD that he take away these serpents from among us. And Moses prayed for the people.

Jeremiah 14:7

O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do it for thy name's sake; for our rebellions have multiplied; we have sinned against thee.

Ezra 9:6

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.

Judges 10:10

And the sons of Israel cried unto the LORD, saying, We have sinned against thee because we have forsaken our God and served the Baalim.

1 Samuel 7:6

And they gathered together in Mizpeh and drew water and poured it out before the LORD and fasted on that day and said there, We have sinned against the LORD. And Samuel judged the sons of Israel in Mizpeh.

Confession of sin » Encouraged

Ezra 10:11

Now, therefore, make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers and do his will; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the lands and from the strange women.

Leviticus 16:21

and Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live he goat and confess over it all the iniquities of the sons of Israel and all their rebellions and all their sins, putting them thus upon the head of the he goat and shall send him away into the wilderness by the hand of a man prepared for this;

Jeremiah 3:13

Only acknowledge thine iniquity that thou hast rebelled against the LORD thy God and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not heard my voice, said the LORD.

Confession of sin » Examples of personal » David

Matthew 27:4

saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? Thou shalt see to it.

2 Samuel 24:10

And David's heart smote him after he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in having done this; but now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy slave, for I have done very foolishly.

2 Samuel 21:13

and he brought up from there the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan, his son; and they gathered the bones of those that had been disjointed by being hanged from a tree,

Job 7:20

If I have sinned, what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? Why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?

More verses: Psalm 41:4

Confession of sin » Should be accompanied with » Prayer for forgiveness

Psalm 51:1

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy mercy; according unto the multitude of thy compassion eradicate my rebellion.

Jeremiah 14:7-9

O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do it for thy name's sake; for our rebellions have multiplied; we have sinned against thee. O the hope of Israel, the Keeper thereof in time of trouble, why should thou be as a stranger in the land and as a wayfaring man that turns aside to tarry for a night? Why should thou be as a speechless man as a mighty man that cannot save? Yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; do not leave us.

2 Samuel 24:10

And David's heart smote him after he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in having done this; but now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy slave, for I have done very foolishly.

Jeremiah 14:20

We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers; for we have sinned against thee.

Confession of sin » Exemplified

Numbers 21:6-7

And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many people of Israel died. Then the people came to Moses and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against thee; pray unto the LORD that he take away these serpents from among us. And Moses prayed for the people.

1 Samuel 7:6

And they gathered together in Mizpeh and drew water and poured it out before the LORD and fasted on that day and said there, We have sinned against the LORD. And Samuel judged the sons of Israel in Mizpeh.

1 Samuel 12:19

And all the people said unto Samuel, Pray for thy slaves unto the LORD thy God that we not die, for we have added unto all our sins this evil, to ask for a king over us.

Confession of sin » Should be accompanied with » Submission to punishment

Nehemiah 9:33

Howbeit thou art just in all that has come upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly;

Ezra 9:13

And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great guiltiness, seeing that thou our God hast intervened that we no longer be oppressed because of our iniquities and hast given us such an escape as this,

Leviticus 26:41

and that I also have walked contrary unto them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; and then their uncircumcised hearts shall be humbled, and they shall plead because of their iniquity;

Confession of sin » Exhortation to

Jeremiah 3:13

Only acknowledge thine iniquity that thou hast rebelled against the LORD thy God and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not heard my voice, said the LORD.

Joshua 7:19

Then Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory now to the LORD God of Israel and give him praise; and tell me now what thou hast done; do not hide it from me.

Confession of sin » Should be full and unreserved

Psalm 106:6

We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedly.

Confession of sin » Promises to

Leviticus 26:40-42

And they shall confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers for their trespass which they trespassed against me and that also they have walked contrary unto me, and that I also have walked contrary unto them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; and then their uncircumcised hearts shall be humbled, and they shall plead because of their iniquity; and I will remember my covenant with Jacob and likewise my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember, and I will remember the land.

Confession of sin » Should be accompanied with » Godly sorrow

Lamentations 1:20

Resh Look, O LORD; for I am in distress; my bowels are troubled; my heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled; abroad the sword bereaves; at home there is as death.

Confession of sin » God requires

Hosea 5:15

I will go and return to my place until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my face; in their affliction they will seek me early.

Leviticus 5:5

And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he has sinned;

Confession of sin » Examples of personal » Prodigal son

Luke 15:18

I will arise and go to my father and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee

Luke 23:41

And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing amiss.

Confession of sin » Followed by pardon

Confession of sin » Illustrated

Luke 15:21

And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in thy sight and am no longer worthy to be called thy son.

Luke 18:13

And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God, reconcile me, a sinner.

Confession of sin » God regards

Job 33:27-28

He looks upon men, and if any say, I have sinned and perverted that which was right, and it did not profit me; God will ransom his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.

Confession of sin » Should be accompanied with » Forsaking sin

Confession of sin » Examples of personal » saul

1 Samuel 15:24

Then Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and thy words because I feared the people and consented unto their voice.

Confession of sin » Exemplified » Nehemiah

Nehemiah 1:6-7

let thine ear now be attentive and thine eyes open, that thou may hear the prayer of thy slave, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the sons of Israel, thy slaves, and I confess the sins of the sons of Israel, with which we have sinned against thee; both I and my father's house have sinned. We have dealt very corruptly against thee and have not kept the commandments nor the statutes nor the judgments, which thou didst command thy slave Moses.

Confession of sin » Exemplified » David

2 Samuel 24:10

And David's heart smote him after he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in having done this; but now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy slave, for I have done very foolishly.

Confession of sin » Exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 15:24

Then Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and thy words because I feared the people and consented unto their voice.

Confession of sin » Should be accompanied with » Self-abasement

Isaiah 64:5-6

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. But we were all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses as filthy rags; and we all fell as the leaves of a tree; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Confession of sin » Should be accompanied with » Restitution

Numbers 5:6-7

Speak unto the sons of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass against the LORD, and that person is guilty, then they shall confess their sin which they have done, and he shall recompense his guilt with the principal thereof and add unto it the fifth part thereof and give it unto him against whom he is guilty.

Confession of sin » Examples of personal » balaam

Numbers 22:34

Then Balaam said unto the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I did not know that thou didst stand in the way against me; now therefore, if it displease thee, I will return.

Confession of sin » Exemplified » Aaron

Numbers 12:11

And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, in which we have done foolishly, and we have sinned.

Confession of sin » Examples of personal » Achan

Joshua 7:20

And Achan answered Joshua and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done.

Confession of sin » Exemplified » Levites, ne 9:4

Confession of sin » Exemplified » Thief

Luke 23:41

And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing amiss.

Confession of sin » Exemplified » Daniel

Daniel 9:4

and I prayed unto the LORD my God and made my confession and said, Now O Lord, thou great God who is worthy to be feared, who keeps the covenant and the mercy with those that love thee and keep thy commandments;

Confession of sin » Examples of personal » Peter

Confession of sin » Exemplified » Peter

Confession of sin » Examples of personal » Converts of john the baptist

Mark 1:5

And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea and those of Jerusalem and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.

Confession of sin » Exemplified » -ezra

Ezra 9:6

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.

Fasting » Accompanied by » Confession of sin

1 Samuel 7:6

And they gathered together in Mizpeh and drew water and poured it out before the LORD and fasted on that day and said there, We have sinned against the LORD. And Samuel judged the sons of Israel in Mizpeh.

Nehemiah 9:1-2

Now in the twenty-fourth day of this month, the sons of Israel were assembled with fasting and with sackcloth and earth upon them. And the seed of Israel had separated themselves from all strangers and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.

Fasting » Confession of sin

1 Samuel 7:6

And they gathered together in Mizpeh and drew water and poured it out before the LORD and fasted on that day and said there, We have sinned against the LORD. And Samuel judged the sons of Israel in Mizpeh.

Nehemiah 9:1-2

Now in the twenty-fourth day of this month, the sons of Israel were assembled with fasting and with sackcloth and earth upon them. And the seed of Israel had separated themselves from all strangers and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.