bible verses about Repentance

Bible Verses about Repentance - Find Forgiveness and Salvation

Repentance is not just about feeling sorry. It's about confessing our sins, accepting responsibility for our actions, and making a conscious decision to turn away from our sinful ways. The Bible teaches us that repentance is essential for forgiveness and salvation. As we read through these Bible verses about repentance, let us be reminded of God's loving and merciful nature. May these verses inspire us to turn away from sin and draw closer to God.

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Repentance in the Bible

50 Bible Scriptures about Repentance

Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.

Exodus, Chapter: 32, Verse: 12

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But if the man have no kinsman to recompense the trespass unto, let the trespass be recompensed unto the LORD, even to the priest; beside the ram of the atonement, whereby an atonement shall be made for him.

Numbers, Chapter: 5, Verse: 8

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And the people repented them for Benjamin, because that the LORD had made a breach in the tribes of Israel.

Judges, Chapter: 21, Verse: 15

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Then said they, What shall be the trespass offering which we shall return to him? They answered, Five golden emerods, and five golden mice, according to the number of the lords of the Philistines: for one plague was on you all, and on your lords.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 6, Verse: 4

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And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 13, Verse: 19

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Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Job, Chapter: 42, Verse: 6

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And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm, Chapter: 139, Verse: 24

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Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

Psalm, Chapter: 141, Verse: 5

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Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted.

Isaiah, Chapter: 31, Verse: 6

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Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors.

Isaiah, Chapter: 46, Verse: 8

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O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 5, Verse: 3

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Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 7, Verse: 3

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Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 8, Verse: 5

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I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 8, Verse: 6

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If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 18, Verse: 8

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If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 18, Verse: 10

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Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 18, Verse: 11

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But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 23, Verse: 22

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They said, Turn ye again now every one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that the LORD hath given unto you and to your fathers for ever and ever:

Jeremiah, Chapter: 25, Verse: 5

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Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

Lamentations, Chapter: 3, Verse: 40

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Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

Lamentations, Chapter: 5, Verse: 21

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But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 7, Verse: 16

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And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 20, Verse: 43

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And your tires shall be upon your heads, and your shoes upon your feet: ye shall not mourn nor weep; but ye shall pine away for your iniquities, and mourn one toward another.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 24, Verse: 23

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Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Ezekiel, Chapter: 33, Verse: 11

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Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;

Ezekiel, Chapter: 33, Verse: 14

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But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 33, Verse: 19

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Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 36, Verse: 31

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And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations,

Ezekiel, Chapter: 44, Verse: 6

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And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.

Hosea, Chapter: 2, Verse: 7

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How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.

Hosea, Chapter: 11, Verse: 8

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O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.

Hosea, Chapter: 14, Verse: 1

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I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Amos, Chapter: 4, Verse: 11

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For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

Jonah, Chapter: 3, Verse: 6

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For thus saith the LORD of hosts; As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the LORD of hosts, and I repented not:

Zechariah, Chapter: 8, Verse: 14

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Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?

Malachi, Chapter: 3, Verse: 7

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He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.

Matthew, Chapter: 21, Verse: 29

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For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

Matthew, Chapter: 21, Verse: 32

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Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

Matthew, Chapter: 27, Verse: 3

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And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

Luke, Chapter: 22, Verse: 62

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And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.

Luke, Chapter: 23, Verse: 48

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And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

Acts, Chapter: 17, Verse: 30

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But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.

Acts, Chapter: 26, Verse: 20

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Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.

2 Corinthians, Chapter: 7, Verse: 9

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For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

2 Corinthians, Chapter: 7, Verse: 11

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Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

James, Chapter: 4, Verse: 9

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Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Revelation, Chapter: 2, Verse: 5

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And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

Revelation, Chapter: 2, Verse: 21

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As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Revelation, Chapter: 3, Verse: 19

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Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

Revelation, Chapter: 9, Verse: 21

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