20 Scriptures on True Repentance KJV

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Today we will be dealing with 20 scriptures on true repentance KJV. How long are we going to continue to rise from sin and fall back into it? The nature of man by default is such that finds it very difficult to defeat sin and iniquity. That’s why most times we are broken only for a moment, we have contrite hearts only for a short time. All these will continue to happen until there is true repentance.


True repentance is not just about a man seeing the errors in his ways only for a short time. It is the complete brokenness of man. The scripture says the sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart God will not despise. This is true repentance. When you are broken, you see the wrong in the things you have done and a contrite heart is the heart of repentance. This time you are not just feeling bad about that sin, you also detest it. And you don’t want it anymore.


True repentance comes through the help of God. Left to the nature of man, sin is always too difficult to be overpowered. Little wonder Apostle Paul said in Romans 7:15-17 For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. If then, I do what I will not do, I agree with the law that it is good. But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. This shows that sin is very difficult to be overpowered by the strength of a mortal man. But God promised us a power greater than sin.


Romans 8:11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. True repentance comes when the spirit of God dwells in us. It gives us strength over sin and iniquity. We have compiled 20 scriptures on true repentance KJV.


1. Acts 3:19 

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.


2. 2 Chronicles 7:14 

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


3. 2 Peter 3:9 

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.


4. Matthew 3:1-3 

In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.


5. 2 Corinthians 7:10

For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.


6. James 5:19-20 

Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.


7. Proverbs 28:13 

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.


8. Luke 3:8-9 

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.


9. Luke 15:7 

I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.


10. Mark 1:15

And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.


11. Acts 8:22 

Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.


12. Acts 2:38

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.


13. Ezekiel 18:31-32 

Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.


14. Matthew 9:13 

But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.


15. Luke 13:3 

I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.


16. Jeremiah 31:19

Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.


17. 1 John 1:8-9

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


18. Jonah 3:10 

And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.


19. Joel 2:13 

And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.


20. James 4:8

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.


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