25 Bible Verses for Forgiveness and Repentance

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Today we will be dealing with 25 bible verses for forgiveness and repentance. For all have sinned and fell short the glory of God. And the scripture said the wages of sin is death. However, we take refuge in Christ Jesus who has died for the atonement of our sin. The scripture explained in the book of Ezekiel 33:11 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? God takes no pleasure in the death of sinner but repentance through Christ Jesus.


The first step towards achieving forgiveness from God is through genuine repentance. The scripture said God doesn’t take delight in the burnt offering, the sacrifices of God are a broken spirit and a contrite heart. When we confess and repent from our sin, God is faithful to forgive us our sins and iniquity. Forgiveness is never complete without repentance. First there must be a broken and contrite heart. A heart that is ready to desist from sin. Such a person confesses his or her sin and seek for forgiveness. Most people don’t really understand the concept of forgiveness.


Seeking for forgiveness without genuine repentance is complete. After we must have been forgiven, repentance is such that we don’t go back to the sin that we committed. We have compiled a list 25 Bible Verses for Forgiveness and Repentance.


1. Luke 15:4-7

“If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders. When he arrives, he will call together his friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep. In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!”


2. Luke 5:32

“I have not come to call righteous people, but sinners, to repentance.”


3. 2 Corinthians 7:8-10

“For even if I grieved you with my letter, I do not regret it—even though I did regret it since I saw that the letter grieved you, yet only for a little while. Now I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because your grief led to repentance. For you were grieved as God willed, so that you didn’t experience any loss from us. For godly grief produces a repentance not to be regretted and leading to salvation, but worldly grief produces death.”


4. Psalm 51:4

“Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just.”


5. Acts 11:18

“When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.”


6. 2 Timothy 2:25

“correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth.”


7. Acts 5:31

“God has exalted to his right hand this very man as our Leader and Savior in order to extend repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.”


8. Acts 17:30

“God overlooked people’s ignorance about these things in earlier times, but now he commands everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and turn to him.”


9. Matthew 4:16-17

“The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light. And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow, a light has shined.” From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.”


10. Mark 1:15

“The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!”


11. Acts 3:19

“Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.”


12. 2 Chronicles 7:14

“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”


13. 2 Corinthians 5:17

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”


14. Romans 2:4

“Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?


15. 2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some regard slowness, but is being patient toward you, because he does not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.”


16. Romans 7:15-17

“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.”


17. 1 John 1:9

“But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”


18. Revelation 2:5

“Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.”


19. Acts 5:31

God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins.


20. Acts 19:4-5

“Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.”  On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.”


21. Revelation 9:20-21

“The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.”


22. Mark 1:4

“And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.”


23. Job 42:6

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


24. Proverbs 28:13 

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


25. Ezekiel 18:23

Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?


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