Never miss a post

Theasaurus: Repentance

54 Bible Verses about Repentance

Most Relevant Verses

Isaiah 44:22

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.

Acts 11:18

And, having heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying - Hence, even unto the nations, God hath granted repentance unto life.

Jonah 3:10

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.

Luke 13:3

Nay! I tell you, but, except ye repent, ye, all, in like manner, shall perish.

Revelation 3:3

Remember, therefore, how thou hast received, and didst hear, and keep it and repent. If then thou shall not watch, I will have come as a thief, and in nowise shalt thou get to know, during what sort of hour, I will have come upon thee.

Matthew 21:32

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.

Luke 24:46-48

and said unto them - Thus, it is written, That the Christ, should suffer, and arise from among the dead on the third day; And that repentance for remission of sins should be proclaimed upon his name unto all the nations, - beginning from Jerusalem. Ye, are witnesses of these things.

Luke 5:31-32

And, answering, Jesus said unto them - No need, have, the whole, of a physician, but, they who are sick. I have not come to call, righteous, men, but, sinners, unto repentance.

2 Corinthians 7:9

Now, am I rejoicing, - not that ye were grieved, but that ye were grieved unto repentance; for ye were grieved according to God, in order that, in nothing, should ye receive damage from us.

Jeremiah 31:19

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.

Luke 17:3-4

Be taking heed to yourselves, - If thy brother sin, rebuke him, and, if he repent, forgive him; Even if, seven times a day, he sin against thee, and, seven times, turn to thee, saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him.

Acts 3:18-19

Howbeit, God - what things he had before declared, through the mouth of all the prophets, for his Christ to suffer, - did thus fulfill! 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,

2 Corinthians 7:9-10

Now, am I rejoicing, - not that ye were grieved, but that ye were grieved unto repentance; for ye were grieved according to God, in order that, in nothing, should ye receive damage from us. For, grief according to God, worketh, repentance unto salvation, not to be regretted; although, the grieving of the world, worketh, death.

Luke 15:7-10

I say unto you - Thus, joy in heaven, will there be, over one sinner repenting, rather than over ninety-nine righteous persons, who indeed have, no need, of repentance. Or, what woman, having, ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a lamp, and sweep the house, and seek carefully, until she find it? And, having found it, she calleth together her female friends and neighbours, saying - Rejoice with me! because I have found the piece of silver which I had lost.read more.
Thus, I say unto you, there ariseth joy in presence of the messengers of God, over one sinner repenting.

Revelation 9:20

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;

Revelation 16:9-11

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.

Matthew 3:1-2

Now, in those days, came John the Immerser, proclaiming in the wilderness of Judaea; saying, Repent ye, - for the kingdom of the heavens hath drawn near.

Acts 26:20

But - both to them in Damascus, first, and in Jerusalem, unto all the country of Judaea also, and unto the nations, I carried tidings - that they should repent, and turn unto God, and, works worthy of their repentance, should practise.

Ezekiel 18:32

For I cannot take delight in the death of him that dieth, Declareth My Lord Yahweh, Make good your return then and, live!

Joel 2:12-13

Even now, therefore, urgeth Yahweh, Turn ye unto me, with all your heart, - and with fasting and with weeping, and with lamentation; And rend your heart, and not your garments, turn therefore, unto Yahweh your God, - for, gracious and full of compassion, is he, slow to anger, and abundant in loving- kindness, and will grieve over calamity.

From Thematic Bible


Divine » Divine Requirements » Spiritual necessities emphasized by Christ » Repentance

Luke 13:2-3

And, answering, he said unto them - Suppose ye, that, these Galilaeans, had become, sinners beyond all the Galilaeans, because, these things, they have suffered? Nay! I tell you, but, except ye repent, ye, all, in like manner, shall perish.

Gifts from God » Spiritual » Repentance

Acts 11:18

And, having heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying - Hence, even unto the nations, God hath granted repentance unto life.

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Repentance

Acts 11:18

And, having heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying - Hence, even unto the nations, God hath granted repentance unto life.

Israel » Under the judges » Idolatry » King of moab » Repentance » Deliverance

Judges 3:12-30

And the sons of Israel again did the thing that was wicked, in the sight of Yahweh, - and Yahweh emboldened Eglon, king of Moab, against Israel, because they did the thing that was wicked in the sight of Yahweh; and he gathered unto him, the sons of Ammon, and Amalek, - and came and smote Israel, and took possession of the city of palm-trees. So the sons of Israel served Eglon king of Moab, eighteen years. read more.
And the sons of Israel made outcry unto Yahweh, and Yahweh raised up unto them a saviour, Ehud son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man left-handed, - and the sons of Israel sent, by his hand, a present, unto Eglon king of Moab. So Ehud made himself a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length, - and girded it under his raiment, upon his right thigh. So he offered the present unto Eglon, king of Moab, - now, Eglon, was an exceedingly fat man. And so it was, when he had made an end of offering the present, that he sent away the people who had been bearing the present; but, he himself, turned back from the images that were by Gilgal, and said, A secret word, have I, unto thee, O king! And he said - Silence! Thereupon went out from his presence all who had been standing near him. And, Ehud, came in unto him, he, having been sitting in a summer parlour, which he had for himself, alone, and Ehud said, A divine word, have I, unto thee. So he arose from off his seat. And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the sword from off his right thigh, - and thrust it into his body; and, the handle also, went in after the blade, and the flesh closed upon the blade, for he withdrew not the sword out of his body, - and he came out into the ante-chamber. And, when Ehud came out into the porch, he closed the doors of the parlour upon him, and bolted them. When, he, had come out, his servants, went in, and looked, and lo! the doors of the parlour were bolted, - so they said, Surely he covereth his feet, in the summer chamber. But, though they tarried a long time, yet lo! he opened not the doors of the parlour, - so they took the key, and opened them , when lo! their lord, fallen to the ground dead. But, Ehud, escaped while they delayed, - yea, he, passed the images, and escaped into Seirah. And so it was, when he came, that he blew with a horn, throughout the hill country of Ephraim, - and the sons of Israel came down with him, out of the hill country, he, being before them. And he said unto them - Come down after me, for Yahweh hath delivered your enemies, the Moabites, into your hand. So they came down after him, and captured the fords of the Jordan, towards Moab, and suffered not a man to pass over. And they smote of Moab, at that time, about ten thousand men, every one a mighty man, and every one a man of valour, - and, there escaped not a man. And Moab was subdued on that day, under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest eighty years, and Ehud judged them until his death.

the Joy of God over his people » On account of their » Repentance

Judgment » The certainty of, a motive to » Repentance

Acts 17:30-31

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?

Prayer » Accompanied with » Repentance

1 Kings 8:33

When thy people Israel are smitten before an enemy, because they have been sinning against thee, - and they turn again unto thee, and confess thy Name, and pray and make supplication unto thee, in this house,

Jeremiah 36:7

Peradventure, their supplication, will fall prostrate, before Yahweh, and they return every man from his wicked way, - For, great, are the anger and the indignation which Yahweh hath spoken against this people.

Repentance » What it is

1 Thessalonians 1:9

For, they themselves, concerning us, do tell - what manner of entrance we had unto you, and how ye turned unto God from the idols - to be serving a living and true God,

Hebrews 12:1-2

Therefore, indeed, seeing that, we also, have encircling us, so great a cloud of witnesses, stripping off every incumbrance and the easily entangling sin, with endurance, let us be running, the race that is lying before us, Looking away unto our faith's Princely-leader and perfecter, Jesus, - who, in consideration of the joy lying before him, endured a cross, shame, despising! And, on the right hand of the throne of God, hath taken his seat.

Matthew 6:19-21

Be not laying up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where, moth and rust, do tarnish, and where, thieves, dig through and steal; but be laying up or yourselves treasures in heaven, where, neither moth nor rust, doth tarnish, and where, thieves, dig not through nor steal: for, where, thy treasure, is, there, will be, thy heart also.

More verses: Acts 14:15 Colossians 3:2

Repentance » Repenting

Repentance » Examples of » Ascribed to God (change of purpose)

Hosea 11:8

How can I give thee up, Ephraim? abandon thee Israel? How can I make thee as Admah? set thee as Zeboim? Mine own heart, turneth against me, at once, are kindled my compassions.

Genesis 6:7

And Yahweh said - I must wipe off man whom I created from off the face of the ground, from man unto beast unto creeping thing, and unto the bird of the heavens, - for I am grieved that I made them.

Joel 2:13

And rend your heart, and not your garments, turn therefore, unto Yahweh your God, - for, gracious and full of compassion, is he, slow to anger, and abundant in loving- kindness, and will grieve over calamity.

Psalm 106:45

Then remembered he, for them, his covenant, and was moved to pity, according to the abounding of his lovingkindnesses;

More verses: Exodus 32:14 Jonah 3:9

Repentance » Examples of » Fasts proclaimed in connection with

Ezra 8:21

Then proclaimed I there a fast, by the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, - to seek of him a smooth way, for us and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

Esther 4:16

Go! gather ye together all the Jews who are to be found in Shusan, and fast ye for me - and neither eat nor drink - three days, night nor day, and, I and my maidens, will fast so, - and, in this manner, will I go in unto the king, though it is not according to the law, and, when I have perished, I have perished!

Jonah 3:5

And the people of Nineveh believed in God, - and proclaimed a fast, and clothed themselves in sackcloth, from the greatest of them, even unto the least of them.

2 Chronicles 20:3

And Jehoshaphat was afraid, and set his face to seek unto Yahweh, - and proclaimed a fast for all Judah.

Jeremiah 36:9

And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah in the ninth month, that all the people of Jerusalem, and all the people who were coming in out of the cities of Judah into Jerusalem, had proclaimed a fast before Yahweh;

More verses: 1 Kings 21:9

Repentance » Should be accompanied by » Shame and confusion

Ezekiel 16:63

To the end thou mayest remember and turn pale, and there be to thee no more, an opening of mouth, because of thy reproach,- In that I have accepted a propitiatory covering for thee as to all that thou hast done, Declareth My Lord. Yahweh.

Ezra 9:6-15

and said, O my God, I turn pale and am ashamed, to lift up, O my God, my face unto thee, - for, our iniquities, have multiplied above the head, and our guilt hath magnified itself unto the heavens. Since the days of our fathers, we, have been in great guilt, until this day, - and, for our iniquities, have we been given up - we, our kings, our priests, - into the hand of the kings of the lands, by sword and by captivity and by spoiling and by a turning pale of face, as at this day. And, now, for a very little moment, hath come favour from Yahweh our God, in leaving to us a remnant to escape, and in giving to us a nail in his holy place, - that our God may enlighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage. read more.
For, bondmen, we are, but, in our bondage, hath our God not forsaken us, - but extended unto us lovingkindness before the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up on high the house of our God, to raise up the desolations thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem. But, now, what can we say, O our God, after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments, which thou didst command by the hand of thy servants the prophets, saying, As for the land which, ye, are entering to possess, an impure land, it is, with the impurity of the peoples of the lands, - with their abominations, which have filled it from one end to the other, with their uncleanness. Now, therefore, your daughters, do not ye give to their sons, and, their daughters, do not ye take for your sons, neither shall ye seek their prosperity nor their pleasure unto times age-abiding, - to the end ye may become strong, and may eat the good of the land, and may suffer your children to possess I, unto times age-abiding. And, after all that hath come upon us, for our wicked doings, and for our great guilt - For, thou, O our God, hast spared us, punishing us less than our iniquities deserved, and hast given us a deliverance such as this, should we again break thy commandments and join ourselves by affinity of marriage with the peoples of these abominations, - wouldst thou not be angry with us, unto a full end, that there should be neither remainder nor deliverance? O Yahweh, God of Israel, righteous thou art, for we have had left us a deliverance as at this day, - here we are, before thee, in our guilty deeds, for there is no standing before thee, because of this thing!

Jeremiah 31:19

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.

Ezekiel 16:61

Thou shalt therefore remember thy ways and take to thyself reproach, by receiving thy sisters. The older than thou, And the younger than thou,- And I will give them unto thee for daughters Though not by thine own covenant.

Repentance » Examples of » Job

Jeremiah 3:21

A voice on the bare heights, is heard, The weeping of the supplications of the sons of Israel, - Because they have perverted their way, Have forgotten Yahweh their God.

Repentance » Jesus Christ coming to call sinners to repentance

Acts 5:30-31

The God of our fathers, hath raised up Jesus, - whom, ye, got into your hands, suspending him upon a tree: - Him, as Princely-leader and Saviour, hath God exalted unto his right hand, - to give repentance unto Israel, and remission of sins.

Matthew 9:11-13

And, the Pharisees, observing it, began to say unto his disciples, - Wherefore, with tax-collectors and sinners, doth your Teacher eat? And, he, hearing it, said, - No need have the strong, of a physician, but they who are sick. But go ye, and learn what this meaneth, - Mercy, I desire, and not, sacrifice; For I came, not to call the righteous, but sinners.

Mark 2:16-17

And the Scribes and Pharisees, seeing that he was eating with the sinners and the tax-collectors, began saying unto his disciples - With the tax-collectors and sinners, is he eating? And, hearing it, Jesus saith unto them - No need, have the strong of a physician, but they who are sick, I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.

Luke 5:30-32

And the Pharisees and their Scribes began murmuring unto his disciples, saying - Wherefore, with the tax-collectors and sinners, are ye eating and drinking? And, answering, Jesus said unto them - No need, have, the whole, of a physician, but, they who are sick. I have not come to call, righteous, men, but, sinners, unto repentance.

Repentance » Exhortation to

Proverbs 1:23-33

Will ye turn, at my reproof? Lo! I will pour out to you my spirit, I will make known my words to you. Because I called, and ye refused, I stretched out my hand, and no one regarded; But ye dismissed all my counsel, and, to my rebuke, would not yield, read more.
I also, at your calamity, will laugh, I will mock, when cometh your dread; When cometh as a crashing your dread, and, your calamity, as a storm-wind, overtaketh, when there come upon you, distress and anguish. Then, will they call me, but I will not answer, they will seek me diligently, but shall not find me. Because they hated knowledge, and, the reverence of Yahweh, did not choose; Consented not to my counsel, disdained all my rebuke, Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and, with their own counsels, be filled. For, the turning away of the simple, will slay them, - and, the carelessness of dullards, will destroy them. Whereas, he that hearkeneth unto me, shall dwell safely, and be at rest, without dread of misfortune.

Jeremiah 7:3

Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts God of Israel, Amend your ways, and your doings, - That I may cause you to dwell in this place.

Jeremiah 7:5

But, if ye shall thoroughly amend, your ways, and your doings, - Shall thoroughly execute justice between a man and his neighbour;

Jeremiah 26:3

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:

More verses: Hosea 14:1-3 Amos 5:4-6

Repentance » Conviction of sin necessary to

Acts 19:18

Many also of them who had believed, were coming, making open confession, and renouncing their practices.

1 Kings 8:38

any prayer, any supplication which, any son of earth, may have, of all thy people Israel, - who will certainly know every man the plague of his own heart, and so he shall spread abroad his hands towards this house,

Repentance » Answer to prayer

Nehemiah 1:9

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.

2 Chronicles 30:9

For, by your returning unto Yahweh, your brethren and your children, shall find compassion before their captors, so as to return unto this land. For, gracious and compassionate, is Yahweh your God, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye will return unto him.

Repentance » Exhortations to

Ezekiel 14:6

Therefore say thou unto the house of Israel Thus saith My Lord. Yahweh, Turn ye - and make good your return - from your manufactured gods; And from all your abominations:, make good the turning away of your faces.

Ezekiel 18:30

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.

Repentance » The reward for not repenting

Luke 13:1-5

Now there were present some, in that very season, bringing tidings to him, concerning the Galilaeans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And, answering, he said unto them - Suppose ye, that, these Galilaeans, had become, sinners beyond all the Galilaeans, because, these things, they have suffered? Nay! I tell you, but, except ye repent, ye, all, in like manner, shall perish. read more.
Or, those eighteen, upon whom fell the tower in Siloam, and slew them, suppose ye that, they, had become, debtors, beyond all the men who were dwelling in Jerusalem? Nay! I tell you, but, except ye repent, ye, all, in the same way, shall perish.

Revelation 2:1-5

Unto the messenger of the assembly, in Ephesus, write: - These things, saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, he that walketh in the midst of the seven lamps of gold: I know thy works, and thy toil, and endurance, and that thou canst not bear bad men, and thou hast tried them who were affirming themselves to be apostles, and they were not, and hast found them false; And thou hast, endurance, and hast borne for the sake of my name, and hast not grown weary. read more.
Nevertheless, I have against thee, that, thy first love, thou hast left. 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.

Repentance » The reward for repenting

1 Kings 8:43-50

wilt, thou thyself, hear in the heavens, the settled place of thine abode, and act, according to all for which, the stranger, shall cry unto thee, - to the end that all the peoples of the earth may truly know thy Name, so as to revere thee, like thy people Israel, and to know that, thine own Name, hath been given unto this house, which I have built? When thy people go forth to war against their enemy, whithersoever thou mayest send them, - and shall pray unto Yahweh, in the direction of the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy Name, then wilt thou hear, in the heavens, their prayer and their supplication, - and maintain their cause? read more.
When they sin against thee - for there is, no son of earth, that sinneth not, and thou shalt be angry with them, and deliver them up before an enemy, - who shall carry them away as their captives, into the land of the enemy, far or near; and they come back to their right mind, in the land whither they have been taken captive, - and so turn and make supplication unto thee, in the land of their captors, saying, We have sinned and done perversely, we have been lawless; and so they turn unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, who have carried them away captive, - and pray unto thee in the direction of their own land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy Name, then wilt thou hearken in the heavens, the settled place of thine abode, unto their prayer, and unto their supplication, - and maintain their cause; and grant forgiveness to thy people, who have sinned against thee, even as to all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, - and grant them compassion before their captors, so that they may have compassion upon them;

Ezekiel 18:27-32

But when a lawless man turneth away from his lawlessness which he hath done, And hath done justice and righteousness He, shall save his own soul, alive: When he considered, then he turned away from all his transgressions which he had committed, He shall surely live. He shall not die. Can the house of Israel then say- The way of My Lord will not be equal? Will my ways, not be equal O house of Israel? Will not your ways be unequal? read more.
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!

Ezekiel 33:11-20

Say unto them, As I live, Declareth My Lord Yahweh, Surely, I can take no pleasure in the death of the lawless man, But that the lawless man turn from his way, and live,- Turn ye, turn ye, from your wicked ways, For wherefore should ye die. O house of Israel? Thou, therefore, Son of man Say unto the sons of thy people - The righteousness of the righteous man, shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression, And as for the lawlessness of the lawless man, He shall not stumble thereby, in the day of his return from his lawlessness,- Nor shall the righteous man be able to live thereby, in the day of his sin. When I say of the righteous man He shall surely live but he hath trusted in his righteousness and committed perversity None of his righteous deeds shall be mentioned, But by his perversity which he hath committed - thereby, shall he die. read more.
And when I say to the lawless man Thou shalt surely die, but he shall turn from his sin, and do justice and righteousness: The debt-pledge, the lawless man shall restore Plunder, shall pay back, In the statutes of life, hath walked, so as not to commit perversity. He shall surely live he shall not die: - None of his sins which he hath committed shall be called to mind against him, - Justice and righteousness, hath he done He shall surely live. And can the sons of thy people say, The way of The Lord will not be equal? Nay! but as for them, their way will not be equal! When the righteous man shall turn from his righteousness and commit perversity Then shall he die for them; But when the lawless man shall turn from his lawlessness, and do justice and righteousness Upon them, shall he live. And can ye then say, The way of The Lord will not be equal? Every man - according to his own ways so will I judge you O house of Israel?

Repentance » Pardon, for sin

Jeremiah 31:9

With weeping, shall they come in, And with supplications, will I lead them, I will bring them unto rivers of waters By a smooth way, wherein they shall not stumble, - For I have become, to Israel, a father, And as for Ephraim, my firstborn, is he!

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, and proclaim these words, towards the North and say - Return! thou apostate - Israel, Urgeth Yahweh, I will not lower my face against you, - for full of lovingkindness, I am, Declareth Yahweh, I will not maintain mine anger unto times age-abiding.

Isaiah 55:7

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.

Repentance » We should be led to, by » Longsuffering Of God

1 Peter 3:20

Spirits unyielding at one time, when the longsuffering of God was holding forth a welcome in the days of Noah, there being in preparation an ark - going into which, a few, that is eight, souls, were brought safely through by means of water, -

Repentance » Danger of neglecting

Matthew 11:20-24

Then, began he to upbraid the cities, in which had been done his noblest mighty works; because they repented not: - Alas for thee, Chorazin! Alas for thee, Bethsaida! Because, if, in Tyre and Zidon, had been done the works of power, which were done in you, of old, in sackcloth and ashes, had they repented. Moreover, I say unto you, For Tyre and Zidon, more tolerable, will it be, in the day of judgment, than for you. read more.
And, thou, Capernaum! Unto heaven, shalt thou be uplifted? Unto hades, thou shall be brought down; because, if, in Sodom, had been done the works of power, which were done in thee, it would, in that case, have remained until this day. Moreover, I say unto you - For the land of Sodom, more tolerable, will it be in a day of judgment, than, for thee.

Luke 13:3

Nay! I tell you, but, except ye repent, ye, all, in like manner, shall perish.

Luke 13:5

Nay! I tell you, but, except ye repent, ye, all, in the same way, shall perish.

Repentance » Who baptized with the baptism of repentance

Matthew 3:1-11

Now, in those days, came John the Immerser, proclaiming in the wilderness of Judaea; saying, Repent ye, - for the kingdom of the heavens hath drawn near. For, this, is he who was spoken of through Isaiah the prophet, saying, A voice, of one crying aloud! In the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord, straight, be making his paths. read more.
But John, himself, had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, - while, his food, was locusts and wild honey. Then, were going forth unto him - Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the country round about the Jordan: and were being immersed in the Jordan river, by him, openly confessing their sins. But, seeing, many of the Pharisees and Sadducees, coming unto his immersion, he said to them, - Broods of vipers! who suggested to you, to be fleeing from the coming wrath? Bring forth, therefore, fruit worthy of repentance; and think not to be saying within yourselves, - As our father, we have, Abraham; for, I say unto you, that God is able, out of these stones, to raise up children unto Abraham. Already also, the axe, unto the root of the trees, is being laid, - every tree, therefore, not bringing forth good fruit, is to be hewn down, and, into fire, to be cast. I, indeed, am immersing you, in water, unto repentance, - but, he who, after me, cometh is, mightier than I, whose, sandals, I am not worthy to bear, he, will immerse you, in Holy Spirit and fire:

Acts 19:4

Then said Paul - John, immersed with an immersion of repentance, unto the people, saying, that, on him who was coming after him, they should believe, - that is, on Jesus.

Luke 3:2-3

in the High-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, came a word of God unto John the son, of Zechariah, in rue desert; and he came into all the country about the Jordan, proclaiming an immersion of repentance into remission of sins:

Repentance » Should be accompanied by » Faith

Matthew 21:32

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.

Repentance » Should be accompanied by » Turning from idolatry

1 Thessalonians 1:9

For, they themselves, concerning us, do tell - what manner of entrance we had unto you, and how ye turned unto God from the idols - to be serving a living and true God,

Ezekiel 14:6

Therefore say thou unto the house of Israel Thus saith My Lord. Yahweh, Turn ye - and make good your return - from your manufactured gods; And from all your abominations:, make good the turning away of your faces.

Repentance » The wicked » Not led to by the judgments of God

Revelation 16:9

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.

Revelation 9:20

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;

Repentance » Should be accompanied by » Humility

James 4:9-10

Be miserable and lament and weep, let, your laughter, into lamentation, be turned, and, your joy, into dejection; Be made low in presence of the Lord, and he will lift you up.

Repentance » Neglect of, followed by swift judgment

Repentance » Necessary to the pardon of sin

Acts 8:22

Repent, therefore, from this thy baseness, and entreat of the Lord - whether, after all, the purpose of thy heart shall be forgiven thee;

Repentance » Instances of » David, at the rebuke of nathan, the prophet, for his sins of adultery and murder

2 Samuel 12:11

Thus, saith Yahweh, - Behold me! raising up over thee calamity out of thine own household, and I will take thy wives, before thine eyes, and give unto thy neighbour, and he will lie with thy wives, in the eyes of this sun.

2 Samuel 12:7-14

Then said Nathan unto David: Thou, art the man! Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel - I, anointed thee to be king over Israel, and, I, delivered thee out of the hand of Saul; and gave unto thee the household of thy lord, and the wives of thy lord, into thy bosom, and gave unto thee the house of Israel and Judah. And, if this had been too little, I could have further given thee more and more of such things. Wherefore, hast thou despised the word of Yahweh, by doing that which is wicked in mine eyes? Uriah the Hittite, hast thou smitten with the sword, and, his wife, hast thou taken to thyself to wife, yea, him, hast thou slain with the sword of the sons of Ammon! read more.
Now, therefore, the sword shall not depart from thy house, unto age-abiding times, - because thou hast despised me, and taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife. Thus, saith Yahweh, - Behold me! raising up over thee calamity out of thine own household, and I will take thy wives, before thine eyes, and give unto thy neighbour, and he will lie with thy wives, in the eyes of this sun. For, thou, didst it, in secret, - but, I, will do this thing, before all Israel, and before the sun. 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.

Repentance » Commanded by Christ

Revelation 3:3

Remember, therefore, how thou hast received, and didst hear, and keep it and repent. If then thou shall not watch, I will have come as a thief, and in nowise shalt thou get to know, during what sort of hour, I will have come upon thee.

Repentance » We should be led to, by » The chastisements of God

1 Kings 8:47

and they come back to their right mind, in the land whither they have been taken captive, - and so turn and make supplication unto thee, in the land of their captors, saying, We have sinned and done perversely, we have been lawless;

Repentance » Instances of » Ahab, when reproved by elijah for ahab's idolatry

1 Kings 21:27

And it came to pass, when Ahab heard these words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, - and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

1 Kings 21:17-29

Then came the word of Yahweh unto Elijah the Tishbite, saying: Arise! go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who is in Samaria, - lo! he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he hath gone down, to take possession thereof. Then shalt thou speak unto him, saying - Thus, saith Yahweh, Hast thou committed murder, and also taken possession? Then shalt thou speak unto him, saying: Thus, saith Yahweh, In the place where the dogs have lapped up the blood of Naboth, shall the dogs lap up thy blood, even thine. read more.
Then said Ahab unto Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he said: I have found thee ! Because thou hast sold thyself to do the thing that is wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, Behold me! saith he bringing in upon thee, calamity, and I will consume after thee, - and cut off of Ahab, even the meanest, whether shut up or left at large in Israel; and will deliver up thy house - Like the house of Jeroboam son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha son of Ahijah, - for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked, and caused, Israel, to sin. Moreover also, concerning Jezebel, hath Yahweh spoken, saying, - The dogs, shall eat Jezebel, in the town-land of Jezreel: Him that dieth, of Ahab, in the city, shall, the dogs, eat, - and, him that dieth in the field, shall, the birds of heaven, eat. But indeed, there was none like Ahab, who sold himself to do the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, - whom Jezebel his wife goaded on; so that he did very abominably, in going after the manufactured gods, - according to all which the Amorites had done, whom Yahweh dispossessed from before the sons of Israel. And it came to pass, when Ahab heard these words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, - and lay in sackcloth, and went softly. Hast thou seen that Allah hath humbled himself, before me? Because he hath humbled himself before me, I will not bring in the calamity in his days, In the days of his son, will I bring in the calamity upon his house.

Repentance » Instances of » Peter, because of his denial of jesus

Matthew 26:75

And Peter was put in mind of the declaration of Jesus, of his having said - Before a cock crow, thrice, wilt thou utterly deny me; and, going forth outside, he wept bitterly.

Mark 14:72

And, straightway, a second time, a cock, crowed; and Peter was reminded of the declaration, how Jesus had said to him - Before a cock, twice, crow, thrice, wilt thou deny me. And, when he thought thereon, he began to weep.

Repentance » Commanded to all by God

Ezekiel 18:30-32

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!

Repentance » Life

Ezekiel 18:21

But as for the lawless man - When he shall turn back from all his sins which he hath committed, And observe all my statutes, And do justice and righteousness He shall surely live. He shall note die:

Zechariah 1:3

therefore shalt thou say unto them, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Return ye unto me, urgeth Yahweh of hosts, - that I may return unto you, saith Yahweh of hosts.

Repentance » Instances of » Saul, at the rebuke of samuel for not destroying the amalekites

1 Samuel 15:24

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.

1 Samuel 15:6-31

Then said Saul unto the Kenites - Go, depart, get you down out of the midst of the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them, yet, ye, dealt in lovingkindness, with all the sons of Israel, when they came up out of Egypt. So the Kenites departed out of the midst of the Amalekites. And Saul smote Amalek, - from Havilah, till thou enterest Shur, which is over against Egypt. And he took Agag, king of Amalek, alive, - but, all the people, devoted he to destruction at the edge of the sword. read more.
But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep and the oxen and the lambs, also the fatlings, and all that was good, and would not devote them to destruction, - but, all the cattle that was contemptible and diseased, that, devoted they to destruction. Then came the word of Yahweh unto Samuel, saying - I am grieved that I made Saul to be king, for he hath turned back from following me, and, my words, hath he not established. And it was vexing to Samuel, so that he made outcry unto Yahweh, all the night. And Samuel rose early to meet Saul, in the morning, and it was told Samuel, saying - Saul having come to Carmel, and lo! having set him up a sign, hath gone round, and passed over, and descended to Gilgal. And Samuel came unto Saul, - and Saul said unto him - Blessed, be thou by Yahweh: I have established the word of Yahweh. And Samuel said, What then is this bleating of sheep, in mine ears, - and the lowing of oxen, which I can hear? Then said Saul - From the Amalekites, have they brought them in; in that the people spared the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto Yahweh thy God, - but, the rest, have we devoted to destruction. Then said Samuel unto Saul, Stay, and let me tell thee, that which Yahweh hath spoken unto me, this night. And he said to him - Speak. And Samuel said, Was it not, when, little, thou wast in thine own eyes, that thou wast made, head of the tribes of Israel, - and that Yahweh anointed thee to be king over Israel? So then Yahweh sent thee on a journey, - and said - Go, and devastate to destruction, the sinners - the Amalekites, and make war against them, until they have consumed them. Wherefore, then, didst thou not hearken unto the voice of Yahweh, - but didst rush upon the spoil, and do that which was wrong in the sight of Yahweh? And Saul said unto Samuel - As indeed I have hearkened unto the voice of Yahweh, and have been on the journey on which Yahweh sent me, - and have brought in Agag, king of Amalek, and, the Amalekites, have I devoted to destruction. And the people took, of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things so devoted, - to sacrifice unto Yahweh thy God, in Gilgal. Then said Samuel - Doth that which is pleasing unto Yahweh consist in ascending-offerings and sacrifices, So much as in hearkening unto the voice of Yahweh? Lo! to hearken, is, better, than, sacrifice. And, to give heed, than, the fat of rams; For, as the sin of divination, is, rebelliousness, - and, as transgression with household gods, is, stubbornness, - Because thou hast rejected the word of Yahweh, therefore hath he rejected thee from being king. 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, when Samuel turned about to go away, then laid he hold of the skirt of his robe, and it was rent. And Samuel said unto him, Yahweh hath rent the kingdom of Israel from off thee, to-day, - and will give it unto a neighbour of thine, who is better than thou. Moreover also, the Eminence of Israel, will not lie, neither will he repent, - For no, iron of earth, is, he, to repent! Then he said: I have sinned, Now, honour me, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, - and turn again with me, then will I bow down unto Yahweh thy God. So then Samuel turned again, after Saul - and Saul bowed down unto Yahweh.

Repentance » The wicked » Averse to

Jeremiah 8:6

I hearkened and heard - Not aright, did they speak, - Not a man, repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done! They have every one, turned to their course again, Like a horse sweeping on through the battle.

Matthew 21:32

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.

Repentance » Should be accompanied by » Confession

Leviticus 26:40

Then shall they confess their iniquity, And the iniquity of their fathers, In their unfaithfulness wherewith they had been unfaithful towards me; Yea moreover, because they had gone in opposition to me,

Job 33:27

He sang before men, and said, I sinned, and, uprightness, I perverted, yet he requited me not;

Repentance » Instances of » Balaam, of his spiritual blindness

Numbers 22:34

Then said Balaam unto the messenger of Yahweh - I have sinned, for I knew not, that, thou, wast stationed to meet me in the road, - Now, therefore, if it be displeasing in thine eyes, I must get me back again.

Numbers 22:24-35

But the messenger of Yahweh took his stand, in a hollow pass of the vineyards, - with a fence on this side, and a fence on that side. And when the ass saw the messenger of Yahweh, she squeezed herself against the wall, and squeezed the foot of Balaam against the wall, - and again he smote her. And the messenger of Yahweh went on further, and took his stand in a narrow place, where there was no way to turn to the right hand or to the left. read more.
And, when the ass saw the messenger of Yahweh, she sank down under Balaam, - then was Balaam's anger kindled, and he smote the ass with the staff. And Yahweh opened the mouth of the ass, - and she said unto Balaam - What have I done to thee, that thou hast smitten me, these three times? And Balaam said unto the ass, Surely thou hast been making sport of me, - Would there had been a sword in my hand, for, now, would I have slain thee. Then said the ass unto Balaam - Am not I thine own ass on which thou hast ridden all thy life, until this day? Have I, been wont, to do unto thee, thus? And he said, Nay! Then did Yahweh unveil the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the messenger of Yahweh stationed in the road, with his sword drawn in his hand, - so he bent his head and bowed down before him. And the messenger of Yahweh said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass, these three times? Lo! I, myself, am come forth to withstand thee, because headlong was thy way before me. And the ass hath seen me, and hath turned aside at ray presence these three times: Unless she had turned aside from my presence, yea now even thee, had I slain, but, her, had I suffered to live. Then said Balaam unto the messenger of Yahweh - I have sinned, for I knew not, that, thou, wast stationed to meet me in the road, - Now, therefore, if it be displeasing in thine eyes, I must get me back again. And the messenger of Yahweh said unto Balaam - Go with the men: Only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that, shalt thou speak. So Balaam went his way with the princes of Balak.

Repentance » True--exemplified

Matthew 12:41

Men of Nineveh, will rise up in the judgment, with this generation, and will condemn it, - because they repented into the proclamation of Jonah; and lo! something greater than Jonah, here.

Jonah 3:5-8

And the people of Nineveh believed in God, - and proclaimed a fast, and clothed themselves in sackcloth, from the greatest of them, even unto the least of them. And the word reached unto the king of Nineveh, so he arose from his throne, and laid aside his robe from off him, - and covered him with sackcloth, and sat on ashes. And he caused an outcry to be made - and said - throughout Nineveh, By decree of the king and of his great men, Be it known: - Man and beast, herd and flock, Let them taste, nothing, let them not feed, and, water, let them not drink: read more.
Let both man and beast, cover themselves with sackcloth, and let them cry unto God, mightily, - Yea let them turn, every man from his wicked way, and from the violence which is in their hands:

Repentance » Given by God

Acts 11:18

And, having heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying - Hence, even unto the nations, God hath granted repentance unto life.

2 Timothy 2:25

In meekness, bringing under discipline them that oppose themselves, lest at any time God should give them repentance unto a personal knowledge of truth,

Repentance » Illustrated

Luke 18:13

But, the tax-collector, afar off, standing, - would not so much as lift up, his eyes, unto heaven, but kept smiting his own breast saying - O God! be propitiated unto me, the sinner!

Luke 15:18-21

I will arise, and go unto my father, and will say unto him - Father! I have sinned against heaven, and before thee: No longer, am I worthy to be called a son of thine, - Make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came unto his own father. Now, while yet he was holding afar off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and, running, fell upon his neck, and tenderly kissed him. read more.
And the son said unto him - Father! I have sinned against heaven, and before thee: No longer, am I worthy to be called a son of thine, - make me as one of thy hired servants.

Repentance » Should be accompanied by » Prayer

1 Kings 8:33

When thy people Israel are smitten before an enemy, because they have been sinning against thee, - and they turn again unto thee, and confess thy Name, and pray and make supplication unto thee, in this house,

Acts 8:22

Repent, therefore, from this thy baseness, and entreat of the Lord - whether, after all, the purpose of thy heart shall be forgiven thee;

Repentance » Preached » By Christ

Repentance » Comfort

Repentance » Should be accompanied by » Conversion

Acts 26:20

But - both to them in Damascus, first, and in Jerusalem, unto all the country of Judaea also, and unto the nations, I carried tidings - that they should repent, and turn unto God, and, works worthy of their repentance, should practise.

Repentance » True--exemplified » Manasseh

2 Chronicles 33:12-13

But, in his distress, he appeased the face of Yahweh his God, - and humbled himself greatly, before the God of his fathers; and, when he prayed unto him, then was he entreated of him, and hearkened unto his supplication, and brought him back to Jerusalem, unto his own kingdom, and so Manasseh came to know, that, Yahweh, is God.

Repentance » Instances of » israelites » Of their idolatry, when afflicted by the philistines

Judges 10:6-16

And the sons of Israel again did the thing that was wicked in the sight of Yahweh, and served the Baals and the Ashtoreths, and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the sons of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines, - and forsook Yahweh, and served him not. So the anger of Yahweh kindled upon Israel, - and he sold them into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the sons of Ammon; and they enfeebled and oppressed the sons of Israel in that year, - eighteen years, did they this unto all the sons of Israel who were beyond the Jordan, in the land of the Amorites, that was in Gilead. read more.
And the sons of Ammon crossed the Jordan, to fight, even against Judah and against Benjamin, and against the house of Ephraim, - so that Israel was sore distressed. Then did the sons of Israel make outcry unto Yahweh, saying, - We have sinned against thee, because we have forsaken our God, and have served the Baals. Then said Yahweh unto the sons of Israel, - Was it not, from the Egyptians, and from the Amorites, and from the sons of Ammon, and from the Philistines, that I saved you ? The Zidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites, oppressed you, - and ye made outcry unto me, and I saved you out of their hand. Yet have, ye, forsaken me, and served other gods, - therefore will I not again save you. Go and make outcry unto the gods whom ye have chosen, - they, must save you, in the time of your tribulation. And the sons of Israel said unto Yahweh - We have sinned, do, thou, with us, according to all that is fitting in thine eyes, - only rescue us, we beseech thee this day. And they put away the gods of the stranger out of their midst, and served Yahweh, - and his soul was impatient of the misery of Israel.

1 Samuel 7:3-6

And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If, with all your heart, ye are returning unto Yahweh, then put away the gods of the foreigner out of your midst, and the Ashtoreths - and firmly set your heart towards Yahweh, and serve him, alone, that he may deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines. So the sons of Israel put away the Baals, and the Ashtoreths, - and served Yahweh, alone. And Samuel said, Gather all Israel unto Mizpah, - that I may pray for you, unto Yahweh. read more.
So they gathered themselves unto Mizpah, and drew water, and poured it out before Yahweh, and fasted on that day, and said, there, We have sinned against Yahweh. And Samuel judged the sons of Israel in Mizpah.

Repentance » Instances of » Judas

Acts 1:18

This man therefore had possessed himself of a field out of the reward of unrighteousness, - and falling headlong burst asunder in the midst, and forth gushed all his bowels;

Matthew 27:3-5

Then, Judas who had delivered him up, seeing that he was condemned, being smitten with remorse, returned the thirty pieces of silver unto the High-priests and Elders, saying - I have sinned, in delivering up righteous blood. But, they, said - What is that to us? thou, shalt see to it for thyself. And, throwing the pieces of silver into the Temple, he withdrew, and, going away, hanged himself.

Acts 1:16

Brethren! It was needful for the Scripture to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit spake beforehand through the mouth of David, concerning Judas, - who became guide unto them who apprehended Jesus;

Repentance » Preached » By the apostles

Mark 6:12

And they went forth and made proclamation, in order that men should repent;

Repentance » Condition of God's favor

Leviticus 26:40-42

Then shall they confess their iniquity, And the iniquity of their fathers, In their unfaithfulness wherewith they had been unfaithful towards me; Yea moreover, because they had gone in opposition to me, I also, must needs go in opposition to them, and bring them into the land of their foes, - Save only that, if, even then, their uncircumcised heart shall be humbled, And, even then, they shall accept as a payment the punishment of their iniquity, Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob Yea moreover, my covenant with Isaac, Yea moreover, my covenant with Abraham, will I remember; And the land, will I remember.

Repentance » There is joy in heaven over one sinner brought to

Repentance » What works repentance

Repentance » Called repentance unto salvation

Repentance » Not to be repented of

Repentance » Godly sorrow works

Repentance » Should be accompanied by » Greater zeal in the path of duty

2 Corinthians 7:11

For lo! this very thing - the being caused to grieve, according to God: - what manner of diligence it wrought out in you, - nay! defence, - nay! sore displeasure, - nay! fear, - nay! earnest desire, - nay! jealousy, - nay! avenging. In every way, ye shewed yourselves to be, chaste, in the matter.

Repentance » Instances of » Joseph's brothers, of their maltreatment of joseph

Genesis 42:21

And they said each man unto his brother - Verily guilty, we are, respecting our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul when he appealed unto us for favour and we hearkened not, - therefore, hath come in unto us this distress.

Genesis 50:17-18

Thus, shall ye say to Joseph - Ah now! do forgive we pray thee the transgression of thy brethren and their sin in that with evil, they requited thee. Now, therefore grant forgiveness we pray thee, for the transgression of the servants of the God of thy father! And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. Then went his brethren also, and fell down before him, - and said, Behold us! thine for servants.

Repentance » Should be accompanied by » Turning from sin

2 Chronicles 6:26

When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain, because they have been sinning against thee, - and they shall pray towards this place, and shall confess thy Name, from their sin, shall return, because thou hast been afflicting them,

Repentance » False--exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 15:24-30

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. read more.
And, when Samuel turned about to go away, then laid he hold of the skirt of his robe, and it was rent. And Samuel said unto him, Yahweh hath rent the kingdom of Israel from off thee, to-day, - and will give it unto a neighbour of thine, who is better than thou. Moreover also, the Eminence of Israel, will not lie, neither will he repent, - For no, iron of earth, is, he, to repent! Then he said: I have sinned, Now, honour me, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, - and turn again with me, then will I bow down unto Yahweh thy God.

Repentance » Instances of » Pharaoh, of his hardness of heart

Exodus 9:27

Then sent Pharaoh, and called for Moses and for Aaron, and said unto them - I have sinned this time, - Yahweh, is the righteous one, and, I and my people, are the wrong-doers.

Exodus 10:16-17

Then hastened Pharaoh, to call for Moses and for Aaron, - and said - I have sinned against Yahweh your God, and against you. Now, therefore, forgive I pray you my sin - only this time, and make entreaty to Yahweh your God, - that he may take away from me, at least, this death.

Repentance » Ministers should rejoice over their people on their

2 Corinthians 7:9

Now, am I rejoicing, - not that ye were grieved, but that ye were grieved unto repentance; for ye were grieved according to God, in order that, in nothing, should ye receive damage from us.

Repentance » The burden of the preaching » Of jesus

Repentance » False--exemplified » Ahab

1 Kings 21:27-29

And it came to pass, when Ahab heard these words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, - and lay in sackcloth, and went softly. Hast thou seen that Allah hath humbled himself, before me? Because he hath humbled himself before me, I will not bring in the calamity in his days, In the days of his son, will I bring in the calamity upon his house.

Repentance » Instances of » The jews of the exile » After hearing the law expounded by ezra

Nehemiah 8:1-12

Then all the people gathered themselves together as one man, into the broad way that was before the water-gate, - and they spake unto Ezra the scribe, to bring the book of the law of Moses, which Yahweh had commanded Israel. So then Ezra the priest brought the law, before the convocation of both men and women, and all that had understanding to hearken, - on the first day of the seventh month; and read therein, before the broad place which was before the water-gate, from the time it was light, until the noon of the day, in presence of the men and the women, and such as had understanding, - and, the ears of all the people, were unto the book of the law. read more.
And Ezra the scribe stood upon a lofty platform of wood, which they had made for the purpose, and there stood, beside him, Mattithiah and Shema and Anaiah and Uriah and Hilkiah and Maaseiah, on his right hand, - and, on his left, Pedaiah and Mishael and Malchijah and Hashum and Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, Meshullam. And Ezra the scribe opened the book before the eyes of all the people, for, above all the people, was he, - and, when he opened it, all the people, stood up. And Ezra blessed Yahweh the great God, - and all the people responded, Amen! Amen! with the lifting up of their hands, - and they bent their heads and bowed themselves down unto Yahweh, with their faces to the ground. And, Jeshua and Bani and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, did cause the people to understand the law, the people, remaining in their places. So they read in the book of the law of God, distinctly, - and, giving the sense, caused them to understand the reading. Then Nehemiah - he, was the governor - and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites who were causing the people to understand, said unto all the people, To-day, is, holy, unto Yahweh your God, do not mourn, nor weep, - for, weeping, were all the people, when they heard the words of the law. So he said unto them - Go your way, eat the fat and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared, for holy is the day, unto our Lord, - and be not grieved, for, the joy of Yahweh, is your strength. And, the Levites, were quieting all the people, saying - Hush! for, the day, is holy, - and be not grieved. And all the people went their way, to eat and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great rejoicing, - because they had understood the words which were made known unto them.

Nehemiah 9:1-3

Now, on the twenty-fourth day of this month, were the sons of Israel gathered together, with fasting and with sackcloth, having earth upon them. And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all the sons of the foreigner, - and stood and made confession over their own sins, and the iniquities of their fathers. So they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of Yahweh their God, a fourth part of the day, - and, a fourth part, they were making confession and bowing themselves down, unto Yahweh their God.

Repentance » True--exemplified » israelites

Judges 10:15-16

And the sons of Israel said unto Yahweh - We have sinned, do, thou, with us, according to all that is fitting in thine eyes, - only rescue us, we beseech thee this day. And they put away the gods of the stranger out of their midst, and served Yahweh, - and his soul was impatient of the misery of Israel.

Repentance » The wicked » Neglect the time given for

Revelation 2:21

and I gave her time, that she might repent, and she willeth not to repent out of her lewdness.

Repentance » By the operation of the holy ghost

Repentance » False--exemplified » Judas

Matthew 27:3-5

Then, Judas who had delivered him up, seeing that he was condemned, being smitten with remorse, returned the thirty pieces of silver unto the High-priests and Elders, saying - I have sinned, in delivering up righteous blood. But, they, said - What is that to us? thou, shalt see to it for thyself. And, throwing the pieces of silver into the Temple, he withdrew, and, going away, hanged himself.

Repentance » True--exemplified » David

Repentance » Illustrated » Paul

Galatians 1:23

Only they were hearing - He that was persecuting us formerly, now, is announcing the glad-message of the faith which he formerly laid waste;

Repentance » Should be evidenced by fruits

Isaiah 1:16-17

Wash you make you clean, Put away the wickedness of your doings from before mine eyes, - Cease to do evil. Learn to do well - Seek justice, Correct the oppressor, - Vindicate the fatherless, Plead the cause of the widow,

Repentance » True--exemplified » Thief on the cross

Luke 23:40-41

But the other, answering, rebuked him, and said - Neither fearest, thou, God, in that thou art, in the same judgment? And, we, indeed, justly, - for, things worthy of what we have done, are we duly receiving, but, this man, nothing amiss, hath done.

Repentance » True--exemplified » Peter

Matthew 26:75

And Peter was put in mind of the declaration of Jesus, of his having said - Before a cock crow, thrice, wilt thou utterly deny me; and, going forth outside, he wept bitterly.

Repentance » Illustrated » The repentant son

Repentance » Illustrated » The prodigal son

Luke 15:17-19

But coming, to himself, he said - How many hired servants of my father, have bread enough and to spare, whereas, I, with famine, here, am perishing! I will arise, and go unto my father, and will say unto him - Father! I have sinned against heaven, and before thee: No longer, am I worthy to be called a son of thine, - Make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came unto his own father.

Repentance » Examples of » Josiah

2 Kings 22:19

Because, tender, was thy heart, and thou didst humble thyself before Yahweh when thou heardest what I had spoken against this place and against the inhabitants thereof - that they should become a desolation and a curse, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me, therefore also, I, have hearkened - declareth Yahweh.

Repentance » Examples of » Ahab

1 Kings 21:27

And it came to pass, when Ahab heard these words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, - and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

Repentance » The wicked » Not led to, by miraculous interference

Luke 16:30-31

But, he, said - Nay! father Abraham, but, if one, from the dead, should go unto them, they would repent. But he said unto him - If, unto Moses and the Prophets, they do not hearken, neither, if one, from among the dead, should arise, would they be persuaded.

Repentance » The wicked » Condemned for neglecting

Matthew 11:20

Then, began he to upbraid the cities, in which had been done his noblest mighty works; because they repented not: -

Repentance » Denied to apostates

Hebrews 6:4-6

For it is impossible - as to these who have been, once for all, illuminated, who have tasted also of the heavenly free-gift, and have been made, partners, in a Holy Spirit, And have tasted God's utterance to be, sweet, mighty works also of a coming age, And who have fallen away, again, to be remoulding them into repentance; seeing they are again crucifying unto themselves the Son of God, and holding him up as an example.

Repentance » Instances of » Josiah, when he heard the law of God which had been discovered in the temple by hilkiah

2 Kings 22:11-20

And it came to pass, when the king heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes. And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam son of Shaphan, and Achbor son of Micaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king's servant, saying: Go ye - enquire of Yahweh, for me and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book which hath been found, - for, great, is the wrath of Yahweh, in that it hath fired up against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according to all which is written concerning us. read more.
So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asaiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, wife of Shallum son of Tikvah, son of Harhas keeper of the vestments, she having her dwelling in Jerusalem, in the new city, - and they spake unto her. And she said unto them, Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, Say ye unto the man who hath sent you unto me: Thus, saith Yahweh, Behold me! about to bring calamity upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, - all the words of the book, which, the king of Judah, hath read: Because they have forsaken me, and burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger, with all the workmanship of their hands; and so my wrath shall fire up against this place, and shall not be quenched: But, unto the king of Judah, who hath sent you to enquire of Yahweh, thus, shall ye say unto him, - Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, As touching the words which thou hast heard: Because, tender, was thy heart, and thou didst humble thyself before Yahweh when thou heardest what I had spoken against this place and against the inhabitants thereof - that they should become a desolation and a curse, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me, therefore also, I, have hearkened - declareth Yahweh. For this cause, behold me! about to gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered unto thy graves, in peace, and so thine eyes shall not look upon all the misfortune which I am about to bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.

Repentance » Instances of » Manasseh, when he was carried away captive to babylon by the king of assyria

2 Chronicles 33:12-13

But, in his distress, he appeased the face of Yahweh his God, - and humbled himself greatly, before the God of his fathers; and, when he prayed unto him, then was he entreated of him, and hearkened unto his supplication, and brought him back to Jerusalem, unto his own kingdom, and so Manasseh came to know, that, Yahweh, is God.

Repentance » Instances of » When reproved by the prophet micah

Jeremiah 26:18-19

Micah the Morashtite, was prophesying, in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, - and he spake unto all the people of Judah, saying, thus, saith Yahweh of hosts - Zion, as a field, shall be plowed, And, Jerusalem, into heaps of ruins, shall be turned, And, the mountain of the house, be like mounds in a jungle, Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put, him to death? Did he not revere Yahweh, and appease the face of Yahweh? And did not Yahweh repent him, as to the calamity which he had spoken against them? We, therefore are doing a great wickedness against our own lives!

Repentance » Instances of » israelites » In asking for a king

1 Samuel 12:16-20

Even now, stand still and see this great thing, - which Yahweh is about to do before your eyes: Is it not wheat harvest, to-day? I will cry unto Yahweh, that he may give forth thunderings and rain, - know ye then and see, that, your wrong, is great which ye have done in the sight of Yahweh, in asking for yourselves, a king. So Samuel cried unto Yahweh, and Yahweh gave forth thunderings and rain, on that day, - and all the people greatly feared Yahweh, and Samuel. read more.
And all the people said unto Samuel - Pray for thy servants, unto Yahweh thy God, and let it not be that we die, - For we have added, to all our sins, a wrong, in asking for ourselves a king. Then said Samuel unto the people - Do not fear, ye, have done all this wrong, - nevertheless, do not turn aside from following Yahweh, but serve Yahweh, with all your heart;

Repentance » Unavailing » To esau

Hebrews 12:16-17

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.

Repentance » The sinner that repents

Luke 15:1-10

But all the tax-collectors and the sinners were, unto him, drawing near, to be hearkening unto him; and both the Pharisees and the Scribes were murmuring, saying, This man, unto sinners, giveth welcome, and eateth with them. And he spake unto them this parable, saying - read more.
What man from among you, having a hundred sheep, and losing, from among them, one, doth not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go his way after the lost one, until he find it? And, finding it, he layeth it upon his shoulders, rejoicing; and, coming unto his house, calleth together the friends and the neighbours, saying unto them - Rejoice with me! because I have found my sheep that was lost! I say unto you - Thus, joy in heaven, will there be, over one sinner repenting, rather than over ninety-nine righteous persons, who indeed have, no need, of repentance. Or, what woman, having, ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a lamp, and sweep the house, and seek carefully, until she find it? And, having found it, she calleth together her female friends and neighbours, saying - Rejoice with me! because I have found the piece of silver which I had lost. Thus, I say unto you, there ariseth joy in presence of the messengers of God, over one sinner repenting.

Repentance » The present time the season for

Psalm 95:7-8

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;

Repentance » Christ came to call sinners to

Repentance » Promises to the penitent

1 Samuel 7:3

And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If, with all your heart, ye are returning unto Yahweh, then put away the gods of the foreigner out of your midst, and the Ashtoreths - and firmly set your heart towards Yahweh, and serve him, alone, that he may deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

Repentance » Instances of » Rehoboam, when his kingdom was invaded, and jerusalem was besieged

2 Chronicles 12:1-12

And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of Yahweh, - and all Israel with him. And so it came to pass, in the fifth year of King Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, - because they had dealt treacherously against Yahweh; - with twelve hundred chariots, and with sixty thousand horsemen,-and, without number, the people who came with him out of Egypt - Lybians, Sukkiim, and Ethiopians. read more.
And he captured the cities of defence which belonged to Judah, - and came, as far as Jerusalem. And, Shemaiah the prophet, came unto Rehoboam, and the rulers of Judah, who had gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem because of Shishak, - and said unto them, Thus, saith Yahweh, Ye, have left, me, Therefore, I also, have left, you, in the hands of Shishak. Then the rulers of Israel and the king humbled themselves, - and said, Righteous, is Yahweh! And, when Yahweh saw that they humbled themselves, the word of Yahweh came unto Shemaiah, saying - They have humbled themselves, I will not destroy them, - but will grant them, in a little while, to escape, and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem, by the hand of Shishak. Nevertheless they shall become his servants, that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries. So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the house of the king, the whole, he took, - and he took the bucklers of gold, which Solomon had made. And King Rehoboam made, instead of them, bucklers of bronze, - and committed them unto the hand of the captains of the runners, who kept guard at the entrance of the house of the king. And so it was, whensoever the king came into the house of Yahweh, the runners came and bare them, and then returned them into the chamber of the runners. But, when he humbled himself, then turned from him the anger of Yahweh, that he would not destroy, to make an end, - moreover also, in Judah, there were some good things.

Repentance » Instances of » The prodigal son

Luke 15:17-21

But coming, to himself, he said - How many hired servants of my father, have bread enough and to spare, whereas, I, with famine, here, am perishing! I will arise, and go unto my father, and will say unto him - Father! I have sinned against heaven, and before thee: No longer, am I worthy to be called a son of thine, - Make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came unto his own father. read more.
Now, while yet he was holding afar off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and, running, fell upon his neck, and tenderly kissed him. And the son said unto him - Father! I have sinned against heaven, and before thee: No longer, am I worthy to be called a son of thine, - make me as one of thy hired servants.

Repentance » Instances of » israelites » In the time of asa, by the preaching of azariah

2 Chronicles 15:1-15

Now, as for Azariah son of Oded, there came upon him, the spirit of God. So he went forth to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear me, O Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin, - Yahweh, is with you, so long as ye are with him, and, if ye seek him, he will be found of you, but, if ye forsake him, he will forsake you. Now, many days, had Israel been, - without the faithful God, and without a teaching priest, and without the law; read more.
But they turned, in their distress, unto Yahweh God of Israel, - and sought him, and he was found of them. And, in those times, there had been no prosperity, to him that went out nor to him that came in, - for, great consternations, were upon all the inhabitants of the lands; and they were beaten in pieces-nation against nation, and city against city, - for, God, discomfited them with all manner of distress. Ye, therefore, be strong, and let not your hands be slack, - for there is a reward for your work! And, when Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he strengthened himself, and put away the abominations out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had captured out of the hill country of Ephraim, - and renewed the altar of Yahweh, that was before the porch of Yahweh. And he gathered together all Judah and Benjamin, and the sojourners with them, out of Ephraim and out of Manasseh, and out of Simeon, - for they fell unto him out of Israel, in great numbers, because they saw that, Yahweh his God, was with him. So they gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem, in the third month of the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa. And they sacrificed unto Yahweh, on that day, out of the spoil they had brought in, - oxen, seven hundred, and sheep, seven thousand. And they entered into a covenant, to seek Yahweh, God of their fathers, - with all their heart, and with all their soul; and, whosoever would not seek unto Yahweh God of Israel, should be put to death, - whether small or great, whether man or woman. So they bound themselves by oath unto Yahweh, with a loud voice, and with shouting, - and with trumpets and with horns. And all Judah rejoiced over the oath, for, with all their heart, had they sworn, and, with all their good will, had they sought him, and he was found of them, - and Yahweh gave them rest round about.

Repentance » Instances of » israelites » By the preaching of oded

2 Chronicles 28:9-15

But, in that place, was a prophet unto Yahweh, Oded his name, so he went out to meet the host that was coming unto Samaria, and said unto them, Lo! in the wrath of Yahweh, God of your fathers, against Judah, hath he delivered them into your hand, - and ye have slain them in a rage, until, to the heavens, it hath reached. Now, therefore, ye, are thinking to tread down, the children of Judah and Jerusalem, as servants and as handmaids for yourselves. But is it not so - that, ye yourselves, are altogether guilty against Yahweh your God? Now, therefore, hearken unto me, and restore the captives whom ye have taken captive from among your brethren, - for, the glow of the anger of Yahweh, is over you. read more.
Then rose up certain of the chiefs of the sons of Ephraim - Azariah son of Jehohanan, Berechiah son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah son of Shallum, and Amasa son of Hadlai, - against them who were coming in from the army; and said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither, for, with guilt against Yahweh already upon us, ye, are thinking to add unto our sins, and unto our guilt, - for great is the guilt we have, and fierce is the anger over Israel. So the armed men left the captives, and tile plunder, before the rulers, and all the convocation. Then rose up the men who have been expressed by name - and took the captives, and, all who were naked among them, clothed they out of the spoil, and arrayed them and sandalled them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and conducted them with asses for every one that was exhausted, and brought them to Jericho the city of palm-trees, near unto their brethren, - and then returned to Samaria.

Repentance » Examples of » The ninevites

Jonah 3:6-9

And the word reached unto the king of Nineveh, so he arose from his throne, and laid aside his robe from off him, - and covered him with sackcloth, and sat on ashes. And he caused an outcry to be made - and said - throughout Nineveh, By decree of the king and of his great men, Be it known: - Man and beast, herd and flock, Let them taste, nothing, let them not feed, and, water, let them not drink: Let both man and beast, cover themselves with sackcloth, and let them cry unto God, mightily, - Yea let them turn, every man from his wicked way, and from the violence which is in their hands: read more.
Who knoweth whether God himself - may turn and grieve, - and turn away from the glow of his anger, that we perish not?

Repentance » Unavailing » To israel

Numbers 14:39-45

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.

Repentance » Preached » By john the baptist

Repentance » The lord giving time for sinners to repent

Repentance » We should be led to, by » God, Goodness of

Repentance » Instances of » The woman who anointed jesus with oil

Luke 7:37-48

And, 1o! a woman, who indeed was in the city a sinner; and, when she found out that he was reclining in the house of the Pharisee, providing an alabaster-jar of perfume, and standing behind, near his feet, weeping, with the tears, began she to be wetting his feet, and, with the hair of her head, was wiping off the tears , and was tenderly kissing his feet, and anointing them with the perfume. But the Pharisee who had invited him, seeing it, spake within himself, saying, This one, if he were the prophet, would have been taking note, who and of what sort, is the woman, who is even touching him, that she is, a sinner. read more.
And, making answer, Jesus said unto him - Simon! I have, unto thee, something to say. He, then - Teacher, speak! - saith he. Two debtors, there were, to a certain creditor, - the one, owed five hundred denaries, and, the other, fifty. they not having wherewith to pay, he forgave, both. Which of them, therefore, will love him, more? Making answer, Simon said - I suppose, that he to whom, the more, he forgave. And, he, said unto him - Rightly, hast thou judged. And, turning towards the woman, unto Simon, he said - Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house: water to me, on my feet, thou didst not give, - but, she, with her tears, hath wetted my feet, and, with her hair, wiped off the tears . A kiss, to me, thou didst not give, - but, she, from the time I came in, hath not ceased tenderly kissing my feet. With oil, my head, thou didst not anoint, - but, she, with perfume, hath anointed, my feet. For which cause, I say unto thee - Her many sins, have been forgiven, because she hath loved, much: but, he to whom little is forgiven, little, loveth. And he said unto her - Thy sins have been forgiven.

Repentance » Examples of » The prodigal son

Luke 15:21

And the son said unto him - Father! I have sinned against heaven, and before thee: No longer, am I worthy to be called a son of thine, - make me as one of thy hired servants.

Repentance » Examples of » The publican

Luke 18:13

But, the tax-collector, afar off, standing, - would not so much as lift up, his eyes, unto heaven, but kept smiting his own breast saying - O God! be propitiated unto me, the sinner!

Repentance » Examples of » Peter

Mark 14:72

And, straightway, a second time, a cock, crowed; and Peter was reminded of the declaration, how Jesus had said to him - Before a cock, twice, crow, thrice, wilt thou deny me. And, when he thought thereon, he began to weep.

Repentance » Preached » In the name of Christ

Repentance » What leads you to repentance

Repentance » Called repentance unto life

Acts 11:18

And, having heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying - Hence, even unto the nations, God hath granted repentance unto life.

Repentance » Instances of » The ninevites, by the preaching of jonah

Jonah 3:5-9

And the people of Nineveh believed in God, - and proclaimed a fast, and clothed themselves in sackcloth, from the greatest of them, even unto the least of them. And the word reached unto the king of Nineveh, so he arose from his throne, and laid aside his robe from off him, - and covered him with sackcloth, and sat on ashes. And he caused an outcry to be made - and said - throughout Nineveh, By decree of the king and of his great men, Be it known: - Man and beast, herd and flock, Let them taste, nothing, let them not feed, and, water, let them not drink: read more.
Let both man and beast, cover themselves with sackcloth, and let them cry unto God, mightily, - Yea let them turn, every man from his wicked way, and from the violence which is in their hands: Who knoweth whether God himself - may turn and grieve, - and turn away from the glow of his anger, that we perish not?

Repentance » Instances of » Hezekiah, at the time of his sickness

2 Chronicles 32:26

Then Hezekiah humbled himself, for the uplifting of his heart, he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, - so that the wrath of Yahweh came not upon them, in the days of Hezekiah.

Repentance » Instances of » Jonah, after his punishment

Jonah 2:2-9

and said - I cried - out of my distress - unto Yahweh, and he answered me, - Out of the belly of hades, called I, Thou didst hear my voice. For thou hast cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and, a flood, enveloped me, - All thy breakers and thy rolling waves, over me, passed. And, I, said, I am driven out from before thine eyes, - Yet will I again have regard unto thy holy temple: read more.
The waters, encompassed me, to the peril of my life, The roaring deep, enveloped me, - The sea-weed, was wrapped about my head: To the roots of the mountains, went I down, As for the earth, her bars, were about me, age-abidingly, - Then didst thou bring up - out of the pit - my life, O Yahweh my God. When my soul, darkened itself over me, Yahweh, I remembered, - and my prayer, came in unto thee, unto thy holy temple. They who take heed to the vanities of falsehood, do, their own lovingkindness, forsake. But, I, with the voice of praise, will sacrifice unto thee, What I have vowed, I will pay, - Salvation, belongeth to Yahweh!

Repentance » Instances of » The jews of the exile » Because of their oppressive usury

Nehemiah 5:1-13

Then came there to be a great outcry of the people and their wives, - against their brethren the Jews. And there were some who were saying, Our sons and our daughters, are we pledging, - that we may obtain corn, and eat, and keep ourselves alive. And there were some who were saying, Our fields and our vineyards and our houses, are we pledging, - -that we may obtain corn in the dearth. read more.
And there were others who were saying, We have borrowed silver, for the king's tribute, - upon our lands and our vineyards. Now, therefore, as is the flesh of our brethren, so is our flesh, as are their children, so are our children. Yet lo! we are putting in subjection our sons and our daughters, for bondservants, yea there are some of our daughters already trodden down, and we are powerless, and, our fields and our vineyards, belong to others. And it angered me greatly, - when I heard their outcry, and these words. So my heart took counsel unto me and I contended with the nobles and with the deputies, and said to them, A loan on interest - every man to his brother, are ye making, - So I appointed over them a great assembly; and I said unto them, We, have bought our brethren the Jews, who had sold themselves unto the nations, according to our ability, and will, ye, even sell your brethren, or shall they sell themselves unto us? And they were silent, and found no answer. Then said I, Not good, is the thing which ye are doing, - ought ye not, in the fear of God, to walk, because of the reproach of the nations, our enemies? I too, then, my brethren and my young men, might be lending unto them on interest silver and corn! I pray you, let us leave off this lending on interest! Restore, I pray you, unto them this very day, their fields, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, - also the hundredth of silver and corn, new wine and oil, for which ye have been lending to them. And they said, We will restore them, and, from them, will we require nothing, so, will we do, as thou, art saying. Then called I the priests, and put them on oath, to do according to this promise. Also, my lap, shook I out, and said - Thus and thus, may God shake out every man who shall not confirm this promise, out of his house and out of his labour, yea, thus and thus, let him be shaken out and empty, - And all the convocation said, Amen! and praised Yahweh, and the people did according to this promise.

Repentance » Instances of » israelites » Under the influence of hezekiah

2 Chronicles 30:11

Howbeit, some, out of Asher and Manasseh and out of Zebulun, humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.

Repentance » Instances of » israelites » Of worshiping the golden calf

Exodus 33:3-4

into a land flowing with milk and honey, - for I will not go up in thy midst in that a stiff-necked people, thou art, lest I consume thee in the way. And when the people heard these evil tidings, they afflicted themselves, - and they put not, any man, his ornaments upon him.

Repentance » Instances of » israelites » Complaints

Numbers 21:4-7

Then brake they up from Mount Hor, by way of the Red Sea, to go round the land of Edom, - and the soul of the people became impatient because of the way, So then the people spake against God and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt, to die in the desert? for there is neither bread nor water, and our soul, doth loathe this contemptible bread! And Yahweh sent among the people the poisonous serpents, and they bit the people, - and much people out of Israel died. read more.
Then tame the people of Israel unto Moses and said - We have sinned in that we spake against Yahweh and against thee, Pray thou unto Yahweh, that he may take from us the serpent. So Moses prayed for the people.

Repentance » Examples of » Israel in ezra's time

Ezra 10:1

Now, when Ezra had prayed and when he had made confession, weeping and casting himself down, before the house of God, there gathered unto him out of Israel, an exceeding large convocation - men and women and children, for the people wept with a very bitter weeping.

Repentance » the Gift of the Holy Spirit

Repentance » Christ exalted to give

Repentance » Should be accompanied by » Self-abhorrence

Repentance » True--exemplified » Job

Repentance » Instances of » The ephesians, by the preaching of paul

Acts 19:18

Many also of them who had believed, were coming, making open confession, and renouncing their practices.

Repentance » Instances of » Achan, because of his theft

Joshua 7:20

And Achan answered Joshua and said, - Of a truth, I, have sinned against Yahweh God of Israel, and, thus and thus, have I done:

Repentance » Instances of » The disobedient son

Repentance » Instances of » The jews of the exile » At the dedication of the second temple

Ezra 6:21

Therefore the sons of Israel who had returned from the Exile and all who had separated themselves from the impurity of the nations of the land unto them, did eat, - to seek Yahweh, God of Israel;

Repentance » Instances of » israelites » Rebuked » Angel

Judges 2:1-5

And the messenger of Yahweh came up from Gilgal, unto Bochim. And he said - I led you up out of Egypt, and brought you into the land, which I had sworn unto your fathers, And I said, I will not break my covenant with you, to times age-abiding; But, ye, must not solemnise a covenant with the inhabitants of this land, Their altars, must ye tear down, - But ye have not hearkened unto my voice, what is this ye have done? Wherefore also I said, I will not drive them out from before you, - but they shall be your adversaries, and, their gods, shall become unto you a snare. read more.
And it came to pass, when the messenger of Yahweh had spoken these words unto all the sons of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice, and wept. So they called the name of that place, Bochim, and offered sacrifice there, unto Yahweh.

Repentance » Instances of » Jehoahaz

2 Kings 13:4

And Jehoahaz appeased the face of Yahweh, - and Yahweh hearkened unto him, because he had seen the oppression of Israel, for that, the king of Syria, oppressed them.

Repentance » Instances of » The jews, by the preaching of john the baptist

Matthew 3:6

and were being immersed in the Jordan river, by him, openly confessing their sins.

Repentance » Instances of » The jews of the exile » Because of their idolatrous marriages

Repentance » Instances of » The jews of the exile » By the preaching of haggai

Repentance » The burden of the preaching » Of john the baptist

Rulers' » Righteous » Instances of » King of nineveh » Repentance » Fast

Jonah 3:6-9

And the word reached unto the king of Nineveh, so he arose from his throne, and laid aside his robe from off him, - and covered him with sackcloth, and sat on ashes. And he caused an outcry to be made - and said - throughout Nineveh, By decree of the king and of his great men, Be it known: - Man and beast, herd and flock, Let them taste, nothing, let them not feed, and, water, let them not drink: Let both man and beast, cover themselves with sackcloth, and let them cry unto God, mightily, - Yea let them turn, every man from his wicked way, and from the violence which is in their hands: read more.
Who knoweth whether God himself - may turn and grieve, - and turn away from the glow of his anger, that we perish not?

Topics on Repentance

Conviction, Leading To Repentance

Genesis 3:8-10

Then heard they the sound of Yahweh God, walking to and fro in the garden at the breeze of the day, - so he hid himself - the man with his wife, from the face of Yahweh God, amid the trees of the garden.

Conviction, Not Leading To Repentance

Exodus 9:27

Then sent Pharaoh, and called for Moses and for Aaron, and said unto them - I have sinned this time, - Yahweh, is the righteous one, and, I and my people, are the wrong-doers.

God, Repentance Of

Genesis 6:6-7

and it grieved Yahweh, that he had made man in the earth, - and he took sorrow unto his heart.

Life Through Repentance

Ezekiel 18:32

For I cannot take delight in the death of him that dieth, Declareth My Lord Yahweh, Make good your return then and, live!

Repentance, Nature Of

2 Kings 17:13

And Yahweh testified against Israel and against Judah, through all his prophets - every one who had a vision, saying - Turn ye from your wicked ways, and keep my commandments, my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers; and which I sent unto you through my servants the prophets.