Produce fruit fitting for a change of heart,
I have not come to call righteous men, but sinners to a change of heart."
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all men everywhere to change,
No, I tell you, but unless you have a change of heart, you will all perish in the same way.
From that time Jesus began to proclaim and say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
I tell you there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner whose heart is changed than over ninety-nine righteous men who have no need to change.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness:
Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Make your hands clean, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
All that I love I rebuke and discipline. Be earnest, then, and repent.
Therefore, repent and turn about, that your sins may be wiped away and the gracious face of the Lord may bring times of refreshing,
and saying, "The time has been completed and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the good news."
The Lord is not slow about what he has promised, as some think of slowness, but is long-suffering toward us, wishing not to have any perish but to have all come to a change of heart.
Go and learn what this means: 'I wish for kindness, and not for sacrifice.' I have not come to call righteous people, but sinners."
So I tell you there springs joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner whose heart is changed."