60 Bible Verses about Repentance, Importance Of
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My brethren! If one among you be led to err from the truth, and one turn him back, Be ye taking note - that, he that turneth back a sinner out of the error of his way - will save his soul out of death, and hide a multitude of sins.
And Yahweh sent unto you all, his servants the prophets, lifetimes sending, though ye hearkened not, neither inclined ye your ear to hear: saying, - Return I pray you every one from his wicked way and from the wickedness of your doings, So shall ye remain on the soil which Yahweh hath given to you and to your fathers, - even from age to age; But do not go away after other gods to serve them and to bow down to them, - So shall ye not provoke me to anger with the work of your hands, and I will not bring calamity upon you;
Thou therefore Son of man, A watchman, have I appointed thee, to the house of Israel, So then thou shalt hear at my mouth. message, and shalt warn them from me. When I say to the lawless man O lawless man thou shalt surely die, And thou have not spoken to warn the lawless man from his way He the lawless man for his iniquity shall die, But his blood- at thy hand- will I demand. But as for thyself When thou hast warned a lawless man from his way, to turn therefrom, And he hath not turned from his way He, for his own iniquity shall die, But thou hast delivered thine own life,
John the Immerser came, in the wilderness, proclaiming an immersion of repentance for remission of sins;
and he came into all the country about the Jordan, proclaiming an immersion of repentance into remission of sins:
And that repentance for remission of sins should be proclaimed upon his name unto all the nations, - beginning from Jerusalem.
And, a servant of the Lord, ought not to strive, but to be, gentle, towards all, apt in teaching, ready to endure malice, - In meekness, bringing under discipline them that oppose themselves, lest at any time God should give them repentance unto a personal knowledge of truth, And they should wake up to sobriety out of, the adversary's, snare, - though they have been taken alive by him for, that one's, will.
Therefore, Every man according to his own ways, will I judge you O house of Israel, Declareth My Lord Yahweh, Return ye - and make good your return - from all your transgressions, That they become not unto you a stumbling_ block of iniquity. Cast off from you all your transgressions which ye have committed against me, And make you a new heart; And a new spirit,- For why should ye die, O house of Israel? For I cannot take delight in the death of him that dieth, Declareth My Lord Yahweh, Make good your return then and, live!
The moment I speak, concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom, - to pull up and to break down, and to destroy; and that nation return from its wickedness against whom I have spoken, then will I repent concerning the calamity which I had devised to bring upon it.
Peradventure they will hear, and return every man from his wicked way, - and I shall repent as to the calamity which I am devising to execute upon them because of the wickedness of their doings:
And God saw their doings, that they turned from their wicked way, - and God was grieved over the calamity which he had spoken of executing upon them, and executed it not.
Bring forth, therefore, fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to be saying within yourselves, As our father, we have, Abraham; for, I say unto you - God is able, out of these stones, to raise up children unto Abraham. And, already, even the axe, unto the root of the trees is being laid; every tree, therefore, not bringing forth goodfruit, is to be hewn down, and, into fire, to be cast.
Remember, therefore, whence thou hast fallen, and repent, and do, thy first works; otherwise, I come unto thee, and will remove thy lamp out of its place, except thou repent.
From that time, began Jesus to be making proclamation, and saying, - Repent ye, for the kingdom of the heavens hath drawn near.
And after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the glad-message of God, and saying- The season is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God hath drawn near, - Repent ye, and have faith in the glad-message.
If I shut up the heavens that there be no rain, or if I lay command on the locust, to devour the land, - or if I send pestilence, amongst my people: if my people upon whom my Name is called shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will, I myself, hear out of the heavens, and forgive their sin, and heal their land.
Let the lawless forsake his way, And the man of iniquity, his thoughts, - And let him return unto Yahweh That he may have compassion upon him, And unto our God, For he will abundantly pardon.
And it shall come to pass, when all these things shall come in upon thee - the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, - and thou shalt bring them back unto thy heart among all the nations whither Yahweh thy God hath driven thee; and thou shalt return unto Yahweh thy God and shalt hearken unto his voice, according to all that I am commanding thee to-day, - thou and thy sons, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, then will Yahweh thy God bring back thy captivity and have compassion upon thee, - and return and gather thee from among all the peoples whither Yahweh thy God hath scattered thee.read more.
Though thou be driven out unto the utmost part of the heavens, from thence, will Yahweh thy God gather thee, and, from thence will he fetch thee; and Yahweh thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it, - and he will do thee good and multiply thee beyond thy fathers. And Yahweh thy God will circumcise thy heart, and the heart of thy seed, - to love Yahweh thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. And Yahweh thy God will put all these oaths upon thine enemies and upon them who hated thee who persecuted thee. But, thou, wilt return, and hearken unto the voice of Yahweh, - and wilt do all his commandments, which I am commanding thee, to-day, And Yahweh thy God will make thee pre-eminent, in every work of thy hand - in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle and in the fruit of thy ground, for good, - for Yahweh will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers: if thou hearken unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, to keep his commandments, and his statutes, which are written in this scroll of the law, - if thou return unto Yahweh thy God, with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
Remember, I pray thee, the word, which thou didst command Moses thy servant, saying, - If, ye, are unfaithful, I, will scatter you among the peoples: When ye return unto me and keep my commandments and do them, though it should be that ye have been driven out unto the uttermost part of the heavens, from thence, will I gather them, and bring them into the place that I have chosen to make a habitation for my Name there.
If thou return unto the Almighty and submit thyself, if thou far remove perversity from thy tent, Then lay up, in the dust, precious ore, and, among the stones of the torrent-beds, fine gold: So shall, the Almighty, become, thy precious ores, yea glittering silver unto thee!
Thus hath he uncovered their ear to a warning, and said - that they should turn from iniquity. If they would hearken, and serve, they should complete their days, in prosperity, and their years, in pleasantness;
O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me, I have wiped out, As with a thick cloud, thy transgressions, And as with a broad cloud, thy sins, - Return unto me, for I have redeemed thee.
And Peter said unto them - Repent ye, and let each one of you be immersed, in the name of Jesus Christ, into the remission of your sins, - and ye shall receive the free-gift of the Holy Spirit; For, unto you, is the promise, and unto your children, - and unto all them who are afar off: as many soever as the Lord our God shall call unto him.
Repent ye, therefore, and turn, - unto the blotting out of your sins; to the end that in that case, there may come seasons of refreshing from the face of the Lord,
Him, as Princely-leader and Saviour, hath God exalted unto his right hand, - to give repentance unto Israel, and remission of sins.
And, having heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying - Hence, even unto the nations, God hath granted repentance unto life.
Could I take delight, in the death of the lawless? Demandeth My Lord. Yahweh. Must it not be in his turning from his ways in which case he shall live?
The Lord is, not slack, concerning his promise, as some count, slackness; but is long-suffering with regard to you, not being minded that any should perish, but that, all, unto repentance, should come.
I have spread out my hands all the day, Unto a rebellious people, - Who walk In the way that is not good, After their own devices.
Or, the riches of his kindness, and forbearance, and long-suffering, dost thou despise, - not knowing that, the kindness of God, unto repentance, is leading thee?
I have, heard, Ephraim bemoaning himself, Thou hast chastised me and I have been chastised, Like a bullock, not broken in, Suffer me to return that I may return, For thou, art Yahweh my God. Surely after my return, I was filled with regret, And after I came to know myself, I smote upon the thigh, - I turned pale and was even confounded For I had borne the reproach of my youthful days. Was Ephraim, a very precious son to me? Was he a most delightful child? For as often as I have spoken against him, I have, remembered, him again! For this cause, have my affections been deeply moved for him, I must have, compassion, upon him, Declareth Yahweh.
And it shall come to pass in that day, That the remnant of Israel. And the escaped of the house of Jacob Shall, no more again, lean upon him that smote them, - But shall lean upon Yahweh the Holy One of Israel, in truth. A remnant, shall return, The remnant of Jacob, - unto the mighty GOD;
Therefore, behold me! hedging up her way, with thorns, - and I will wall her in, and, her footpaths, shall she not find. And, when she shall pursue her lovers, and not overtake them, and shall seek them and not find, then will she say, Let me go my way now! and return unto my first husband, for it was better with me, then, than, now!
Come, and let us return unto Yahweh! for, he, hath torn, that he might heal us, - smitten, that he might bind us up.
Seek Yahweh while he may be found, - Call ye upon him while he is near:
The times of ignorance, therefore, overlooking, God, as things now are, is charging all men everywhere to repent, inasmuch as he hath appointed a day, in which he is about to be judging the habitable earth in righteousness, by a man whom he hath pointed out, - offering faith unto all, by raising him from among the dead?
But be exhorting one another, on each successive day, - while the To-day is being named! lest any from among you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For, partners of the Christ, have we become, - if, at least, the beginning of the confidence, throughout, firm, we hold fast: So long as it is said - To-day, if, unto his voice, ye would hearken, do not harden your hearts, - as in the embitterment.
Again, he marketh out a certain day, To-day, in David, saying - after so long a time as this, - according as it hath been said before: - To-day, if, unto his voice, ye would hearken, do not harden your hearts.
For, he, is our God, And, we, are the people of his pasture, and the flock of his hand? To-day, if, to his voice, ye will hearken, Do not harden your heart as at Meribah, As on the day of Massah, in the desert;
And I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, betimes, sending, saying, Return I pray you - every man from his wicked way, And amend your doings, And do not go after other gods to serve them, So shall ye remain on the soil which I gave to you, and to your fathers, - but ye have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened, unto me.
O Yahweh! thine own eyes, are they not directed to fidelity? Thou hast smitten them Yet have they not grieved, Thou hast consumed them - They have refused to receive correction, - They have made their faces bolder than a cliff, They have refused to return.
Then, began he to upbraid the cities, in which had been done his noblest mighty works; because they repented not: -
For John came unto you, in a way of righteousness, and ye believed him not, - but, the tax-collectors and the harlots, believed him; and, ye, seeing it, were not even smitten with regret, afterwards, so as to believe him.
And, the rest of mankind who were not slain by these plagues, repented not of the works of their hands, - that they should not do homage unto the demons, nor unto the idols of gold and of silver and of copper and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; Neither repented they of their murders, or of their sorceries, or of their lewdnesses, or of their thefts.
and mankind were scorched with a great scorching heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who had authority over these plagues, and repented not to give him glory. And, the fifth, poured out his bowl upon the throne of the beast; and his kingdom became darkened, and they began to gnaw their tongues by reason of the pain, - and they blasphemed the God of heaven, by reason of their pain, and by reason of their ulcers, and repented not of their works.
And, again is being fulfilled in them, the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, - They shall, surely hear, and yet will not understand, and, surely see, and yet not perceive; For the heart of this people hath become dense, and, with their ears, heavily have they heard, and, their eyes, have they closed, - lest, once they should see with their eyes, and, with their ears, should hear, and, with their hearts, should understand, and return; when I would certainly heal them.
and he was saying unto them - To you, the sacred secret hath been given of the kingdom of God, whereas, to them who are outside, in parables are all things coming to pass, - that They may surely look and yet not see, and surely hear and yet not understand, lest once they should return and it be forgiven them.
But his disciples began to question him - What might, this very, parable be? And, he, said - Unto you, hath it been given, to get to know the sacred secrets of the kingdom of God; but, unto the rest, in parables, - in order that, seeing, they may not see, and, hearing, they may not understand.
and, not being, agreed, among themselves, they began to leave, - Paul having said one thing - Well, did, the Holy Spirit, speak through Isaiah the prophet, unto your fathers, saying - Go thy way unto this people, and say - Ye shall, surely hear, and yet will in nowise understand. And, surely see, and yet will in nowise perceive; For the heart of this people, hath become dense, and, with their ears, heavily, have they heard, and, their eyes, have they closed, - lest once they should see with their eyes, and, with their ears, should hear, and, with their hearts, should understand, and return, - when I would certainly heal them.
Stupefy thou the heart of this people, And their ears, make thou heavy, And their eyes, overspread, - Lest they see with their eyes And with their ears, should hear, And their heart should discern and come back. And they be healed.
And Moses spake these words unto all the sons of Israel, and the people were greatly depressed. So they arose early in the morning, and went up into the top of the mountain, saying, - We are here - therefore will we go up into the place as to which Yahweh hath said that we have sinned. But Moses said, Wherefore is it that, ye, are going beyond the bidding of Yahweh, - since that cannot prosper?read more.
Do not go up, For Yahweh is not in your midst, - Lest ye be smitten down before your enemies. For, the Amalekites and the Canaanites, are there before you, So shall ye fall by the sword, - For inasmuch as ye have turned back from following Yahweh, Therefore will Yahweh not be with you. But they presumptuously ascended into the top of the mountain, - though, neither, the ark of the covenant of Yahweh nor Mosses moved out of the midst of the camp. So ten the Amalekites and the Canaanites, that dwelt in that mountain, came down, - and smote them and routed them even unto Hormah.
Then said Saul unto Samuel - I have sinned; for I have transgressed the bidding of Yahweh, and thy words, - for I feared the people, and hearkened unto their voice. Now, therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, - and turn again with me, that I may bow down unto Yahweh. And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not turn again with thee, - Because thou hast rejected the word of Yahweh, therefore hath Yahweh rejected thee from being king over Israel.
And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against Yahweh. Then said Nathan unto David, - Yahweh also, hath put away thy sin, thou shalt not die! Nevertheless, because thou hast greatly blasphemed Yahweh, by this thing, the very son that is born to thee, shall, die.
Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, like Esau, - who, for the sake of one meal, yielded up his own firstborn rights; For ye know that, afterwards - when he even wished to inherit the blessing, he was rejected; for, place of repentance, found he none, even though, with tears, he diligently sought it.