Bear fruit worthy of repentance,
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.«
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,
I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
From that time Jesus began to preach and say, »Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.«
And 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 that in the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Those whom I love, I rebuke and chasten. So be zealous and repent.
Repent therefore, and turn again, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
and saying, »The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel.«
The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, and not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.«
In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.«