I have not come to call, righteous, men, but, sinners, unto repentance.
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.
O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me, I have wiped out, As with a thick cloud, thy transgressions, And as with a broad cloud, thy sins,Return unto me, for I have redeemed thee.
Neither be presenting your members as weapons of unrighteousness unto sin, but present yourselves unto God as though alive from among the dead, and your members as weapons of righteousness unto God;
and saying The season is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God hath drawn near,Repent ye, and have faith in the glad-message.
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.
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.
Even now, therefore, urgeth Yahweh, Turn ye unto me, with all your heart,and with fasting and with weeping, and with lamentation;
Brethren! if a man should even be overtaken in any fault, ye, the spiritual, be restoring such a one, in a spirit of meekness, looking to thyself, lest, even thou, be put to the test.
Wherefore, putting away all filthiness and overflow of baseness, in meekness, welcome ye the word fitted for inward growth, which is able to save your souls:
Let the lawless forsake his way, And the man of iniquity, his thoughts,And let him return unto Yahweh That he may have compassion upon him, And unto our God, For he will abundantly pardon.
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,
Thus, I say unto you, there ariseth joy in presence of the messengers of God, over one sinner repenting.
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, as many as I tenderly love, I convict and put under discipline: be zealous, therefore, and repent.
Make dead, therefore, your members that are on the earthas regardeth fornication, impurity, passion, base coveting, and greed, the which, is idolatry,
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;
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.
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
From that time, began Jesus to be making proclamation, and saying,Repent ye, for the kingdom of the heavens hath drawn near.
For I cannot take delight in the death of him that dieth, Declareth My Lord Yahweh, Make good your return then and, live!
But as for the lawless man When he shall turn back from all his sins which he hath committed, And observe all my statutes, And do justice and righteousness He shall surely live. He shall note die:
Bring forth, therefore, fruit worthy of repentance;
The times of ignorance, therefore, overlooking, God, as things now are, is charging all men everywhere to repent,
1 And the word of Yahweh came unto me saying:
2 What occasion have ye, to be using this proverb, concerning the so of Israel, saying, Fathers eat sour grapes, And the childrens teeth are blunted?
3 As I live, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh, Surely ye shall have occasion no longer to use this proverb, in Israel.
4 Lo! as for all persons, mine they are, As the person of the father, so also the person of the son, mine they are,The person that sinneth, the same shall die.
5 But when, any man, shall be righteous, and do justice and righteousness:
6 Upon the mountains, hath not eaten, And his eyes, hath not lifted up unto the manufactured gods of the house of Israel, And the wife of his neighbour, hath not defiled, And unto a woman during her removal, hath not approached;
7 And no man, hath treated with violence, But his debt-pledge, hath restored. Plunder, hath not seized, His breadto the famished, hath given, And the naked, hath covered with clothing;
8 Upon interest, hath not put out his money. And increase, hath not accepted, From dishonesty, hath turned back his hand, Justice in truth, hath doze, between man and man;
9 In my statutes, hath walked. And my regulations, hath observed to do them in truth, Righteous, he is, He shall surely live, Declareth My Lord. Yahweh.
10 But he hath begotten a son Who is a violent man A shedder of blood,- Who doeth the like of any of these things;
11 Whereas he, none of those other things, doeth, For indeed upon the mountains, he hath eaten, And the wife of his neighbour, hath defiled;
12 The oppressed and the needy, hath treated with violence, Hath ruthlessly plundered, The pledge, hath not restored, But unto the manufactured gods, hath lifted up his eyes, Abomination, hath wrought;
13 Upon interest, hath put out. And increase, hath accepted, And shall he live? He shall not live All these abominations, he hath done, He shall surely be put to death, His blood, upon himself, shall be.
14 But lo! he hath begotten a son, Who hath considered all the sins of his father which he hath done,- Yea lie hath considered and not done like them:
15 Upon the mountains, hath not eaten, And his eyes, hath not lifted up unto the manufactured gods of the house of Israel, The wife of his neighbour, hath not defiled;
16 And no man, hath he treated with violence, Hath he no means withholden the pledge, And plunder, hath not seized, His breadto the famished, hath given And the naked, hath covered with clothing;
17 From dishonesty, hath turned back his hand Neither interest nor increase, hath accepted, my regulations, hath executed, In my statutes, hath walked, He shall not die for the iniquity of his father He shall surely live.
18 His father Because he exacted unjust gain Seized plunder of a brother, And that which was not good, had-done in the midst of his people Therefore lo! he died, in his iniquity.
19 Will ye then say. Why hath not the son borne a part of the iniquity of the father? But the son hath done justice and righteousness, All my statutes, hath observed and done them He shall surely live.
20 The person that sinneth, the same, shall die, the son shall not bear a part of the iniquity of, the father, neither shall a father bear a part of the iniquity of the son, the righteousness of the righteous upon himself, shall be. And the lawlessness of a lawless man upon himself, shall be.
21 But as for the lawless man When he shall turn back from all his sins which he hath committed, And observe all my statutes, And do justice and righteousness He shall surely live. He shall note die:
22 None of his transgressions which he hath committed shall be remembered against him, In his righteousness which he hath done, he shall live.
23 Could I take delight, in the death of the lawless? Demandeth My Lord. Yahweh. Must it not be in his turning from his ways in which case he shall live?
24 But when a righteous man I shall turn away I from his righteousness and do that which is perverse, Shall do according to all the abominations which the lawless man hath done Shall he live? None of his righteous acts which he hath done shall be remembered, In his treachery wherein he hath been treacherous, And in his sin wherein he hath sinned In them, shall he die.
25 Can ye then say The way of My Lord will not be equal? Hear I pray you O house of Israel, Will my way, not be equal? Will not your ways be unequal?
26 When a righteous man shall turn away from his righteousness and do that which is perverse and die because of those things In his own perversity which he hath done, shall he die.
27 But when a lawless man turneth away from his lawlessness which he hath done, And hath done justice and righteousness He, shall save his own soul, alive:
28 When he considered, then he turned away from all his transgressions which he had committed, He shall surely live. He shall not die.
29 Can the house of Israel then say- The way of My Lord will not be equal? Will my ways, not be equal O house of Israel? Will not your ways be unequal?
30 Therefore, Every man according to his own ways, will I judge you O house of Israel, Declareth My Lord Yahweh, Return yeand make good your returnfrom all your transgressions, That they become not unto you a stumbling_ block of iniquity.
31 Cast off from you all your transgressions which ye have committed against me, And make you a new heart; And a new spirit,- For why should ye die, O house of Israel?
32 For I cannot take delight in the death of him that dieth, Declareth My Lord Yahweh, Make good your return then and, live!