I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.«
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.
Do not yield your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but yield yourselves to God as men who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments of righteousness.
and saying, »The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel.«
Brethren, even if anyone is caught in a trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.
Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and rank growth of wickedness, in humility receive the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
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,
In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.«
Those whom I love, I rebuke and chasten. So be zealous and repent.
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire and greed, which is idolatry.
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.
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.
From that time Jesus began to preach and say, »Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.«
Bear fruit worthy of repentance,
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,