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Repentance In The Bible: 37 Verses

Repentance is an essential concept in Christianity, and it is discussed in many books of the Bible. The New Testament, in particular, has many verses that relate to repentance and its importance in the eyes of God. In this blog post, we will explore 37 verses from the New Testament that discuss repentance in one way or another. Through these verses, we can better understand why repentance is necessary and how we can repent for our sins and receive God's forgiveness. We will also explore the consequences of not repenting mentioned in the scriptures. By understanding the importance of repentance in the Bible and its role in our lives, we can strive to live more godly lives and receive the rewards of doing so.


37 Bible Verses on Repentance

Repentance In the Bible


Matthew 3:2 - and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”


Matthew 3:8 - Therefore, bear fruit worthy of repentance,


Matthew 3:11 - “I indeed baptize you with water to repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.


Matthew 4:17 - From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent! For the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”


Matthew 9:13 - But go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”


Mark 1:4 - John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.


Mark 1:14-15 - After John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the gospel.”


Mark 2:17 - When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”


Mark 6:12 - So they went out and preached that men should repent.


Luke 3:3 - He came into the region surrounding the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.


Luke 3:8 - Therefore bear fruit worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.


Luke 5:32 - I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.


Luke 13:3 - I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.


Luke 15:7 - Likewise, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous men who need no repentance.


Luke 15:10 - Likewise, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”


Luke 17:3-4 - Take heed to yourselves. “If your brother sins against you, rebuke him. And if he repents, forgive him. If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”


Luke 24:45-47 - Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. He said to them, “Thus it is written, and accordingly it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.


Acts 2:38 - Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.


Acts 3:19 - Therefore repent and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,


Acts 8:22 - Therefore repent of your wickedness, and ask God if perhaps the intention of your heart may be forgiven you.


Acts 17:30 - God overlooked the times of ignorance, but now He commands all men everywhere to repent.


Acts 19:4 - Paul said, “John indeed baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people that they should believe in the One coming after him, that is, in Christ Jesus.”


Acts 26:20 - but declared first to those at Damascus, then at Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God and do works proving their repentance.


Romans 2:4 - Do you despise the riches of His goodness, tolerance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?


2 Corinthians 7:9-10 - Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorrowful in a godly way, that you might not suffer loss in any way through us. Godly sorrow produces repentance that leads to salvation and brings no regret, but the sorrow of the world produces death.


2 Corinthians 12:21 - And I fear that when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall mourn for many who have sinned already, who have not repented of uncleanness, sexual immorality, and lasciviousness which they have committed.


Hebrews 6:1 - Therefore, leaving the elementary principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,


Hebrews 6:4-6 - For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to be renewed once more to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and subject Him to public shame.


Hebrews 12:17 - For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected. For he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.


2 Peter 3:9 - The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness. But He is patient with us, because He does not want any to perish, but all to come to repentance.


Revelation 2:5 - Remember therefore from where you have fallen. Repent, and do the works you did at first, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your candlestick from its place, unless you repent.


Revelation 2:16 - Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will war against them with the sword of My mouth.


Revelation 2:21-22 - I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, but she did not repent. Look! I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.


Revelation 3:3 - Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.


Revelation 3:19 - “Those whom I love, I rebuke and discipline. Therefore be zealous and repent.


Revelation 9:20-21 - The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands. They did not cease to worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which cannot see nor hear nor walk. Nor did they repent of their murders or their magical arts or their sexual immorality or their thefts.


Revelation 16:9 - Men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues, and they did not repent and give Him glory.



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