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Repent

 

Acts 3:19 ESV / 643 helpful votes

 

Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out,

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 488 helpful votes

 

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Matthew 4:17 ESV / 460 helpful votes

 

From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Luke 13:3 ESV / 453 helpful votes

 

No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 450 helpful votes

 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 431 helpful votes

 

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 17:30 ESV / 362 helpful votes

 

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,

Matthew 3:8 ESV / 318 helpful votes

 

Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 318 helpful votes

 

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Matthew 3:2 ESV / 302 helpful votes

 

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Acts 11:18 ESV / 294 helpful votes

 

When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

Luke 5:32 ESV / 281 helpful votes

 

I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”

Romans 2:4 ESV / 262 helpful votes

 

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 248 helpful votes

 

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

Revelation 2:5 ESV / 244 helpful votes

 

Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.

Mark 1:15 ESV / 236 helpful votes

 

And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

Acts 5:31 ESV / 225 helpful votes

 

God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

Revelation 3:19 ESV / 222 helpful votes

 

Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV / 220 helpful votes

 

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

Luke 15:7 ESV / 209 helpful votes

 

Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

Luke 24:47 ESV / 200 helpful votes

 

And that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

2 Timothy 2:25 ESV / 193 helpful votes

 

Correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,

Ezekiel 18:32 ESV / 186 helpful votes

 

For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.”

Isaiah 30:15 ESV / 170 helpful votes

 

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,

Luke 13:5 ESV / 167 helpful votes

 

No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

Acts 20:21 ESV / 166 helpful votes

 

Testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 26:20 ESV / 165 helpful votes

 

But declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance.

Luke 15:10 ESV / 161 helpful votes

 

Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

2 Corinthians 7:9 ESV / 155 helpful votes

 

As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.

Revelation 3:3 ESV / 151 helpful votes

 

Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.

Matthew 9:13 ESV / 148 helpful votes

 

Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Luke 17:3 ESV / 144 helpful votes

 

Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,

Mark 1:4 ESV / 142 helpful votes

 

John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Jeremiah 31:19 ESV / 139 helpful votes

 

For after I had turned away, I relented, and after I was instructed, I struck my thigh; I was ashamed, and I was confounded, because I bore the disgrace of my youth.’

Romans 2:5 ESV / 129 helpful votes

 

But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.

Acts 8:22 ESV / 128 helpful votes

 

Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.

Luke 5:31-32 ESV / 128 helpful votes

 

And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”

Jonah 3:10 ESV / 128 helpful votes

 

When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it.

Joel 2:13 ESV / 128 helpful votes

 

And rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.

James 4:8 ESV / 124 helpful votes

 

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Luke 3:3 ESV / 123 helpful votes

 

And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Zechariah 1:3 ESV / 122 helpful votes

 

Therefore say to them, Thus declares the Lord of hosts: Return to me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts.

Mark 6:12 ESV / 121 helpful votes

 

So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent.

Revelation 2:16 ESV / 119 helpful votes

 

Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth.

2 Chronicles 30:9 ESV / 118 helpful votes

 

For if you return to the Lord, your brothers and your children will find compassion with their captors and return to this land. For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him.”

Ezekiel 18:30-32 ESV / 117 helpful votes

 

“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, declares the Lord God. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.”

Isaiah 44:22 ESV / 115 helpful votes

 

I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you.

Psalm 38:18 ESV / 115 helpful votes

 

I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin.

Mark 1:14-15 ESV / 110 helpful votes

 

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

Ezekiel 33:11 ESV / 110 helpful votes

 

Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?

Ezekiel 14:6 ESV / 109 helpful votes

 

“Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: Repent and turn away from your idols, and turn away your faces from all your abominations.

Ezekiel 18:21-23 ESV / 106 helpful votes

 

“But if a wicked person turns away from all his sins that he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is just and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions that he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness that he has done he shall live. Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?

Matthew 3:11 ESV / 105 helpful votes

 

“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Psalm 51:4 ESV / 103 helpful votes

 

Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.

2 Corinthians 7:9-10 ESV / 102 helpful votes

 

As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us. For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

Job 42:6 ESV / 102 helpful votes

 

Therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”

John 6:44 ESV / 100 helpful votes

 

No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.

Luke 3:8 ESV / 96 helpful votes

 

Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.

Matthew 21:32 ESV / 96 helpful votes

 

For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not afterward change your minds and believe him.

Ezekiel 18:23 ESV / 96 helpful votes

 

Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?

Hebrews 12:17 ESV / 95 helpful votes

 

For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.

Hebrews 6:1 ESV / 94 helpful votes

 

Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,

Acts 11:21 ESV / 89 helpful votes

 

And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord.

Jeremiah 26:3 ESV / 89 helpful votes

 

It may be they will listen, and every one turn from his evil way, that I may relent of the disaster that I intend to do to them because of their evil deeds.

Deuteronomy 4:29-31 ESV / 88 helpful votes

 

But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul. When you are in tribulation, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, you will return to the Lord your God and obey his voice. For the Lord your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 87 helpful votes

 

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Acts 19:4 ESV / 84 helpful votes

 

And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 83 helpful votes

 

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Isaiah 55:6-7 ESV / 83 helpful votes

 

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Luke 3:8-9 ESV / 82 helpful votes

 

Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”

Acts 13:24 ESV / 80 helpful votes

 

Before his coming, John had proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

1 John 1:8 ESV / 78 helpful votes

 

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

James 5:19-20 ESV / 77 helpful votes

 

My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

Revelation 2:21 ESV / 76 helpful votes

 

I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality.

Hebrews 6:6 ESV / 75 helpful votes

 

And then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.

Jeremiah 24:7 ESV / 73 helpful votes

 

I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.

Psalm 41:4 ESV / 73 helpful votes

 

As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you!”

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 72 helpful votes

 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Jeremiah 18:8 ESV / 72 helpful votes

 

And if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I intended to do to it.

Psalm 34:14 ESV / 72 helpful votes

 

Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Revelation 2:22 ESV / 71 helpful votes

 

Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works,

Matthew 12:41 ESV / 71 helpful votes

 

The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.

Luke 17:3-4 ESV / 70 helpful votes

 

Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

Isaiah 55:7 ESV / 70 helpful votes

 

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Exodus 32:14 ESV / 70 helpful votes

 

And the Lord relented from the disaster that he had spoken of bringing on his people.

Isaiah 19:22 ESV / 69 helpful votes

 

And the Lord will strike Egypt, striking and healing, and they will return to the Lord, and he will listen to their pleas for mercy and heal them.

Luke 24:46-47 ESV / 68 helpful votes

 

And said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

John 3:16 ESV / 66 helpful votes

 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 7:1-25 ESV / 65 helpful votes

 

Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. ...

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 ESV / 65 helpful votes

 

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 62 helpful votes

 

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

2 Peter 3:8 ESV / 62 helpful votes

 

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Jeremiah 31:18-20 ESV / 62 helpful votes

 

I have heard Ephraim grieving, ‘You have disciplined me, and I was disciplined, like an untrained calf; bring me back that I may be restored, for you are the Lord my God. For after I had turned away, I relented, and after I was instructed, I struck my thigh; I was ashamed, and I was confounded, because I bore the disgrace of my youth.’ Is Ephraim my dear son? Is he my darling child? For as often as I speak against him, I do remember him still. Therefore my heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, declares the Lord.

Psalm 51:13 ESV / 61 helpful votes

 

Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you.

Psalm 51:1 ESV / 61 helpful votes

 

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.

Hosea 14:1 ESV / 60 helpful votes

 

Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity.

John 8:24 ESV / 59 helpful votes

 

I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”

John 3:36 ESV / 58 helpful votes

 

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 57 helpful votes

 

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Joel 2:12 ESV / 54 helpful votes

 

“Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;

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