Bring forth, therefore, fruit worthy of repentance;
I have not come to call, righteous, men, but, sinners, unto repentance.
He that covereth his transgressions, shall not prosper, but, he that confesseth and forsaketh, shall find compassion.
For I cannot take delight in the death of him that dieth, Declareth My Lord Yahweh, Make good your return then and, live!
The times of ignorance, therefore, overlooking, God, as things now are, is charging all men everywhere to repent,
Nay! I tell you, but, except ye repent, ye, all, in like manner, shall perish.
From that time, began Jesus to be making proclamation, and saying,Repent ye, for the kingdom of the heavens hath drawn near.
And Peter unto themRepent ye, and let each one of you be immersed, in the name of Jesus Christ, into the remission of your sins,and ye shall receive the free-gift of the Holy Spirit;
1 Then sent Hezekiah unto all Israel and Judah, moreover also, letters, wrote he unto Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come unto the house of Yahweh, in Jerusalem,to keep a passover unto Yahweh, God of Israel.
2 Yea, the king and his rulers and all the convocation in Jerusalem, had taken counsel,to keep the passover in the second month.
3 For they were unable to keep it at that time,because, the priests, had not hallowed themselves in sufficient numbers, and, the people, had not gathered themselves unto Jerusalem.
4 And the thing was right, in the eyes of the king,and in the eyes of all the convocation.
5 So they established a decree, to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beer-sheba even unto Dan, that they should come in to keep a passover unto Yahweh the God of Israel, in Jerusalem,for, not for a long time, had they kept it as written.
6 The runners, therefore, went with letters from the hand of the king and his rulers, throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying,Ye sons of Israel, return ye unto Yahweh, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, and he will return unto the remnant, that which is left to you, out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.
7 And be not ye like your fathers, or like your brethren, who acted unfaithfully with Yahweh, God of your fathers,who therefore delivered them up for an astonishment, as, ye yourselves, can see.
8 Now, do not stiffen your neck, like your fathers,stretch forth the hand unto Yahweh, and enter into his sanctuary which he hath hallowed unto times age-abiding, and serve Yahweh your God, that he may turn from you the glow of his anger.
9 For, by your returning unto Yahweh, your brethren and your children, shall find compassion before their captors, so as to return unto this land. For, gracious and compassionate, is Yahweh your God, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye will return unto him.
10 So the runners were passing from city to city throughout the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, even unto Zebulun,-but they were laughing them to scorn, and mocking them.
11 Howbeit, some, out of Asher and Manasseh and out of Zebulun, humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.
12 Also, upon Judah, came the hand of God, to give them one heart,to keep the commandment of the king and the rulers, as the word of Yahweh.
13 And there gathered themselves unto Jerusalem much people, to keep the festival of unleavened cakes, in the second month,an exceeding large convocation.
14 Then rose they up, and removed the altars, which were in Jerusalem,-and, all the censers, removed they, and cast them into the Kidron ravine.
15 Then slaughtered they the passover, on the fourteenth of the second month,and, the priests and the Levites, were put to shame, and hallowed themselves, and brought in the ascending-sacrifices of the house of Yahweh.
16 And they stood in their place, according to their regulation, according to the law of Moses the man of God,the priests, dashing the blood, at the hand of the Levites.
17 For there were many in the convocation, who had not hallowed themselves,but, the Levites, were over the slaughtering of the passover-lambs, for every one who was, not pure, to hallow him unto Yahweh.
18 For, the multitude of the people, many out of Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had not purified themselves, for they did eat the passover, otherwise than as was written,for Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, May Yahweh the Good, put a propitiatory-covering about
19 every one who hath prepared, his heart, to seek God, even Yahweh, God of his fathers,though not according to the purification of the sanctuary!
20 And Yahweh hearkened unto Hezekiah, and healed the people.
21 And so the sons of Israel who were found in Jerusalem kept the festival of unleavened cakes seven days, with great rejoicing,and the Levites and the priests, were offering praise unto Yahweh day by day, with loud instruments, unto Yahweh.
22 And Hezekiah spake unto the heart of all the Levites who were giving good instruction respecting Yahweh,and they did eat the appointed feast seven days, sacrificing the peace-offerings, and offering praise unto Yahweh, God of their fathers.
23 Then all the convocation took counsel, to keep seven days more,and they kept seven days, with rejoicing.
24 For, Hezekiah king of Judah, presented to the convocation, a thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep, and, the rulers, presented to the convocation, a thousand bullocks and ten thousand sheep,-and, priests in great numbers, hallowed themselves.
25 So all the convocation of Judah, and the priests and the Levites, and all the convocation that came in out of Israel, rejoiced,also the sojourners who were coming in out of the land of Israel, and the dwellers in Judah.
26 Thus was there great rejoicing, in Jerusalem,for, since the days son of David king of Israel, there had not been the like of this, in Jerusalem.
27 Then rose up the priests the Levites, and blessed the people, and there was a hearkening unto their voice,and their prayer entered into his holy dwelling-place, even into the heavens.
I say unto youThus, joy in heaven, will there be, over one sinner repenting, rather than over ninety-nine righteous persons, who indeed have, no need, of repentance.
If we are confessing our sins, faithful, is he and, righteousthat he should forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Will ye turn, at my reproof? Lo! I will pour out to you my spirit, I will make known my words to you.
1 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of Yahweh unto Zechariah, son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, the prophet, saying:
2 Yahweh, was sore displeased, with your fathers:
3 therefore shalt thou say unto them, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Return ye unto me, urgeth Yahweh of hosts,that I may return unto you, saith Yahweh of hosts.
4 Do not become like your fathers, unto whom the former prophets, proclaimed, saying, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Return, I pray you, from your wicked ways, and from your wicked practices; but they heard not, nor hearkened unto me, declareth Yahweh.
5 Your fathers, where are they? and, the prophets, to times age-abiding, do they live?
6 Howbeit, as for my words and my statutes with which I charged my servants the prophets, did they not overtake your fathers? and so they returned and said, Just as Yahweh of hosts planned to do unto us, according to our ways and according to our practices, So hath he dealt with us?
7 Upon the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, the same, is the month Shebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of Yahweh unto Zechariah, son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, the prophet, as followeth:
8 I looked by night, And lo! a man riding upon a red horse, and he was standing among the myrtle trees, in the shade; and, after him, were horses, red, bay, and white.
9 Then said I, What are these, my lord? And the messenger who was speaking with me, said unto me, I, will shew thee what these, are.
10 So the man who was standing among the myrtle-trees responded, and said,These, are they whom Yahweh, hath sent, to go to and fro through the earth.
11 Then responded they to the messenger of Yahweh, who was standing among the myrtle-trees, and said, We have gone to and fro through the earth,and lo! all the earth, resteth and is quiet.
12 Then the messenger of Yahweh responded, and said, O Yahweh of hosts! How long wilt, thou, not have compassion upon Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah,against which thou hast had indignation these seventy years?
13 And Yahweh answered the messenger who was speaking with me, in words that were pleasant,words that were consoling,
14 Then the messenger who was speaking with me, said unto me, Proclaim thou, saying, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, I am jealous for Jerusalem, and for Zion, with a great jealousy;
15 And, with a great displeasure, am I displeased with the careless nations,in that, when, I, was displeased (for) a little, then, they, helped forward the calamity,
16 Wherefore, Thus, saith Yahweh, I have returned to Jerusalem, with compassions,, My house, shall be built therein, declareth Yahweh of hosts, and, a line, shall be stretched forth over Jerusalem.
17 Further, proclaim thou, saying, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Yet, shall my cities overflow with blessing! So will Yahweh yet, have compassion, upon Zion, and yet make choice of Jerusalem.
18 Then lifted I up mine eyes and looked,and lo! Four Horns.
19 And I said unto the messenger who was speaking with me, What are these? And he said unto me, These, are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.
20 Then Yahweh shewed me Four Craftsmen.
21 And I said, What are these coming in to do? And he spake, saying, These, are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man lifted up his head, but these
Draw near unto God, and he will draw near unto you. Cleanse hands, sinners! Chasten hearts, double souls!
I, as many as I tenderly love, I convict and put under discipline: be zealous, therefore, and repent.
Repent ye, therefore, and turn,unto the blotting out of your sins; to the end that in that case, there may come seasons of refreshing from the face of the Lord,
and saying The season is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God hath drawn near,Repent ye, and have faith in the glad-message.
The Lord is, not slack, concerning his promise, as some count, slackness; but is long-suffering with regard to you, not being minded that any should perish, but that, all, unto repentance, should come.
But go ye, and learn what this meaneth,Mercy, I desire, and not, sacrifice; For I came, not to call the righteous, but sinners.
And rend your heart, and not your garments, turn therefore, unto Yahweh your God,for, gracious and full of compassion, is he, slow to anger, and abundant in loving- kindness, and will grieve over calamity.
Thus, I say unto you, there ariseth joy in presence of the messengers of God, over one sinner repenting.
if my people upon whom my Name is called shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will, I myself, hear out of the heavens, and forgive their sin, and heal their land.