31 Scriptures About Repentance

31 Scriptures About Repentance
31 Scriptures About Repentance

31 Scriptures About Repentance will let you look at repentance from different angles and reveal to you God’s love, grace, and mercy for everyone to repent.

These Scriptures can also be used to pray for revival in any area the Lord lays on your heart, home, children, school, workplace, neighborhood, nation et cetera.

It may also be true that there are things in our lives that we yearn and pray for without receiving them because we need to repent like health, blessings et cetera. James 5:16 tells us how we can be healed if we confess our sins to one another.

“Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

See if you can find any Scripture from these 31 Scriptures About Repentance that could be the answer to your unanswered prayers.

At His Feet Series, we studied Understanding Repentance, where Jesus tells us what He meant when He preaches telling all to repent because the Kingdom of heaven is near.

Repentance is definitely one of the things we cannot sidestep and avoid.

I do believe that God does not want us to stay in a spiritual area where we live with condemnation always feeling bad and shameful.

When we repent our wrongdoings to God while being sincere and humble about it, we will receive His forgiveness and move forward with our hands placed in His to grow spiritually.

If you are not saved and would like to give your life to Jesus, you can pray The Sinners Prayer at the end of the article. You will find it below the Scriptural prayer of repentance.

May the Holy Spirit minister to you while reading this article and reveals precious treasures from these Scriptures to you.

31 Scriptures About Repentance

1. Abundantly Pardoned

“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,
And He will have mercy on him;
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.”

Isaiah 55:6-7

2. Angels Rejoice When Sinners Repent

Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Luke 15:10

3. Conditions For Forgiveness And Healing Of Land 

 if My people who are called by My name will 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.”

2 Chronicles 7:14

4. Condition To Enter The Kingdom Of Heaven

“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ “

John 3:3

5. Confess With Regret 

“For I will declare my iniquity;
I will be in anguish over my sin.”

Psalm 38:18

6. Discipline And Repentance

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.”

Revelation 3:19

7. Disciples To Proclaim Repentance

“and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”

Luke 24:47

8. Draw Close To God

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.  Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

James 4:8

9. First Do Your Part – Return To God

“Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Return to Me,” says the Lord of hosts, “and I will return to you,” says the Lord of hosts.”

Zechariah 1:3

10. Fruit Of Repentance

“Therefor bear fruits worthy of repentance.”

Matthew 3:8

11. God Commands Repentance

 “Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent”

Acts 17:30

12. God’s Patience For All To Repent 

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”

2 Peter 3:9

13. Healthy People Do Not Need A Doctor

“And their scribes and the Pharisees complained against His disciples, saying, “Why do You eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”

Jesus answered and said to 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.’ ”

Luke 5:30-32

14. Jesus Call Sinners To Repentance

“But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

Matthew 9:13

15. Joy In Heaven

“I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.”

Luke 15:7

16. Lies Live In Darkness

“If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.”

1 John 1:6

17. Look After Others To Repent

So watch yourselves.

“If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.

Luke 17:3

18. Mercy And Blessings With Repentance

“He who covers his sins will not prosper,
But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”

Proverbs 28:13

19. Repentance May Grant Knowledge Of The Truth

 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth”

2 Timothy 2:25

20. Repentance Reverse Curses From God

“Perhaps everyone will listen and turn from his evil way, that I may relent concerning the calamity which I purpose to bring on them because of the evil of their doings.”

Jeremiah 26:3

21. Repent And Pray Forgiveness Of Heart’s Intentions 

“Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.  For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.”

Acts 8:22-23

22. Repent And Return To First Works

“Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.”

Revelation 2:5

23. Repent In Time

“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 3:3

24. Result Of Godly Grief Is Salvation

“Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing.  For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.”

2 Corinthians 7:9-10

25. Results Of Repentance

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

1 John 1:9

26. Result Of Unrepentance Is God’s Wrath

“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God”

Romans 2:4-5

27. Reversed Wrath

“Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.”

Jonah 3:10

28. Reward To Return The Lost Sheep

“Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back,  let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.”

James 5:19-20

29. Sincere Repentance

“So rend your heart, and not your garments;
Return to the Lord your God,
For He is gracious and merciful,
Slow to anger, and of great kindness;
And He relents from doing harm.”

Joel 2:13

30. Sins Are Forgotten

 ” ‘But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die.  None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; because of the righteousness which he has done, he shall live. Do I have any pleasure at all that the wicked should die?’ says the Lord God, ‘and not that he should turn from his ways and live?’ “

Ezekiel 18:21-23

31. The Holy Spirit As Reward When Repent

“Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:38

Similar to all the articles in our 31 Scriptures Series, there are many other Scriptures that I could add to these, but only chose those that stood out most for me.

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Prayer Of Repentance

“Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin. (If you have specific unconfessed sin, you can name them here in your prayer).

For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me.
Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil in Your sight—
That You may be found just when You speak,
And blameless when You judge.

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.

Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.”

Psalm 51:1-17

Prayer Of Salvation (The Sinners Prayer)

Lord Jesus, I confess that I am a sinner, and pray for Your forgiveness. I know and believe You died for my sins for me to have new life in You. I turn away from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to know, trust, and follow You as my Lord and Savior.

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