Confession of sin

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Leviticus 26:40

"'If they confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, in their trespass which they trespassed against me, and also that, because they walked contrary to me,

Daniel 9:4

I prayed to Yahweh my God, and made confession, and said, Oh, Lord, the great and dreadful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with those who love him and keep his commandments,

Psalm 32:3

When I kept silence, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.

Leviticus 5:5

It shall be, when he is guilty of one of these, he shall confess that in which he has sinned:

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee stood and prayed to himself like this: 'God, I thank you, that I am not like the rest of men, extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

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Confession of sin » Examples of national

Numbers 21:7

The people came to Moses, and said, "We have sinned, because we have spoken against Yahweh, and against you. Pray to Yahweh, that he take away the serpents from us." Moses prayed for the people.

Jeremiah 14:7

Though our iniquities testify against us, work for your name's sake, Yahweh; for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you.

Ezra 9:6

and I said, "My God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to you, my God; for our iniquities have increased over our head, and our guiltiness has grown up to the heavens.

Judges 10:10

The children of Israel cried to Yahweh, saying, "We have sinned against you, even because we have forsaken our God, and have served the Baals."

1 Samuel 7:6

They gathered together to Mizpah, and drew water, and poured it out before Yahweh, and fasted on that day, and said there, "We have sinned against Yahweh." Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpah.

Confession of sin » Encouraged

Ezra 10:11

Now therefore make confession to Yahweh, the God of your fathers, and do his pleasure; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land, and from the foreign women."

Leviticus 16:21

Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, even all their sins; and he shall put them on the head of the goat, and shall send him away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is in readiness.

Jeremiah 3:13

Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against Yahweh your God, and have scattered your ways to the strangers under every green tree, and you have not obeyed my voice,' says Yahweh."

Confession of sin » Examples of personal » David

Matthew 27:4

saying, "I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? You see to it."

2 Samuel 24:10

David's heart struck him after that he had numbered the people. David said to Yahweh, "I have sinned greatly in that which I have done. But now, Yahweh, put away, I beg you, the iniquity of your servant; 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 who were hanged.

Job 7:20

If I have sinned, what do I do to you, you watcher of men? Why have you set me as a mark for you, 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 on me, God, according to your loving kindness. According to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.

Jeremiah 14:7-9

Though our iniquities testify against us, work for your name's sake, Yahweh; for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you. You hope of Israel, its Savior in the time of trouble, why should you be as a foreigner in the land, and as a wayfaring man who turns aside to stay for a night? Why should you be like a scared man, as a mighty man who can't save? Yet you, Yahweh, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; don't leave us.

2 Samuel 24:10

David's heart struck him after that he had numbered the people. David said to Yahweh, "I have sinned greatly in that which I have done. But now, Yahweh, put away, I beg you, the iniquity of your servant; for I have done very foolishly."

Jeremiah 14:20

We acknowledge, Yahweh, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers; for we have sinned against you.

Confession of sin » Exemplified

Numbers 21:6-7

Yahweh sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many people of Israel died. The people came to Moses, and said, "We have sinned, because we have spoken against Yahweh, and against you. Pray to Yahweh, that he take away the serpents from us." Moses prayed for the people.

1 Samuel 7:6

They gathered together to Mizpah, and drew water, and poured it out before Yahweh, and fasted on that day, and said there, "We have sinned against Yahweh." Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpah.

1 Samuel 12:19

All the people said to Samuel, "Pray for your servants to Yahweh your God, that we not die; for we have added to all our sins [this] evil, to ask us a king."

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

Nehemiah 9:33

However you are just in all that is come on us; for you have dealt truly, but we have done wickedly;

Ezra 9:13

"After all that has come on us for our evil deeds, and for our great guilt, since you, our God, have punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us such a remnant,

Leviticus 26:41

I also walked contrary to them, and brought them into the land of their enemies: if then their uncircumcised heart is humbled, and they then accept the punishment of their iniquity;

Confession of sin » Exhortation to

Jeremiah 3:13

Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against Yahweh your God, and have scattered your ways to the strangers under every green tree, and you have not obeyed my voice,' says Yahweh."

Joshua 7:19

Joshua said to Achan, "My son, please give glory to Yahweh, the God of Israel, and make confession to him. Tell me now what you have done! Don't 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

"'If they confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, in their trespass which they trespassed against me, and also that, because they walked contrary to me, I also walked contrary to them, and brought them into the land of their enemies: if then their uncircumcised heart is humbled, and they then accept the punishment of their iniquity; then I will remember my covenant with Jacob; and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham; and I will remember the land.

Confession of sin » Should be accompanied with » Godly sorrow

Lamentations 1:20

See, Yahweh; for I am in distress; my heart is 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 offense, and seek my face. In their affliction they will seek me earnestly."

Leviticus 5:5

It shall be, when he is guilty of one of these, he shall confess that in which he has sinned:

Confession of sin » Examples of personal » Prodigal son

Luke 15:18

I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight.

Luke 23:41

And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong."

Confession of sin » Followed by pardon

Confession of sin » Illustrated

Luke 15:21

The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'

Luke 18:13

But the tax collector, standing far away, wouldn't even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!'

Confession of sin » God regards

Job 33:27-28

He sings before men, and says, 'I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it didn't profit me. He has redeemed my soul from going into the pit. My 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

Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of Yahweh, and your words, because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.

Confession of sin » Exemplified » Nehemiah

Nehemiah 1:6-7

Let your ear now be attentive, and your eyes open, that you may listen to the prayer of your servant, which I pray before you at this time, day and night, for the children of Israel your servants while I confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Yes, I and my father's house have sinned. We have dealt very corruptly against you, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the ordinances, which you commanded your servant Moses.

Confession of sin » Exemplified » David

2 Samuel 24:10

David's heart struck him after that he had numbered the people. David said to Yahweh, "I have sinned greatly in that which I have done. But now, Yahweh, put away, I beg you, the iniquity of your servant; for I have done very foolishly."

Confession of sin » Exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 15:24

Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of Yahweh, and your words, because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.

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

Isaiah 64:5-6

You meet him who rejoices and works righteousness, those who remember you in your ways. Behold, you were angry, and we sinned. We have been in sin for a long time; and shall we be saved? For we have all become as one who is unclean, and all our righteousness is as a polluted garment: and we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

Confession of sin » Should be accompanied with » Restitution

Numbers 5:6-7

"Speak to the children of Israel: 'When a man or woman commits any sin that men commit, so as to trespass against Yahweh, and that soul is guilty; then he shall confess his sin which he has done, and he shall make restitution for his guilt in full, and add to it the fifth part of it, and give it to him in respect of whom he has been guilty.

Confession of sin » Examples of personal » balaam

Numbers 22:34

Balaam said to the angel of Yahweh, "I have sinned; for I didn't know that you stood in the way against me. Now therefore, if it displeases you, I will go back again."

Confession of sin » Exemplified » Aaron

Numbers 12:11

Aaron said to Moses, "Oh, my lord, please don't count this sin against us, in which we have done foolishly, and in which we have sinned.

Confession of sin » Examples of personal » Achan

Joshua 7:20

Achan answered Joshua, and said, "I have truly sinned against Yahweh, the God of Israel, and this is what I have 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 for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong."

Confession of sin » Exemplified » Daniel

Daniel 9:4

I prayed to Yahweh my God, and made confession, and said, Oh, Lord, the great and dreadful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with those who love him and keep his 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

All the country of Judea and all those of Jerusalem went out to him. They were baptized by him in the Jordan river, confessing their sins.

Confession of sin » Exemplified » -ezra

Ezra 9:6

and I said, "My God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to you, my God; for our iniquities have increased over our head, and our guiltiness has grown up to the heavens.

Fasting » Accompanied by » Confession of sin

1 Samuel 7:6

They gathered together to Mizpah, and drew water, and poured it out before Yahweh, and fasted on that day, and said there, "We have sinned against Yahweh." Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpah.

Nehemiah 9:1-2

Now in the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackcloth, and earth on them. The seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

Fasting » Confession of sin

1 Samuel 7:6

They gathered together to Mizpah, and drew water, and poured it out before Yahweh, and fasted on that day, and said there, "We have sinned against Yahweh." Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpah.

Nehemiah 9:1-2

Now in the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackcloth, and earth on them. The seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.