100 Bible Verses about Repent

1 John 1:9 ESV / 127 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Luke 13:3 ESV / 123 helpful votes

No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.

Acts 3:19 ESV / 105 helpful votes

Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out,

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 95 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 81 helpful votes

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.

Matthew 3:2 ESV / 63 helpful votes

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Acts 17:30 ESV / 55 helpful votes

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,

Matthew 3:8 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 ESV / 35 helpful votes

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

Luke 13:5 ESV / 33 helpful votes

No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

Matthew 4:17 ESV / 25 helpful votes

From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

John 3:36 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 24 helpful votes

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Ezekiel 18:30-32 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, declares the Lord God. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.”

Mark 1:15 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

1 John 1:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

John 8:24 ESV / 21 helpful votes

I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”

James 2:18 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

1 John 2:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Acts 22:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’

Mark 16:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Revelation 3:19 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

Ephesians 5:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

John 3:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Ezekiel 14:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: Repent and turn away from your idols, and turn away your faces from all your abominations.

Acts 11:18 ESV / 12 helpful votes

When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

James 2:19 ESV / 11 helpful votes

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

Mark 11:24 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Romans 10:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Acts 20:21 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

2 Thessalonians 1:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

In flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 2:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Matthew 3:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Isaiah 30:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,

Revelation 2:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.

Hebrews 6:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,

1 Thessalonians 5:1-28 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. ...

Romans 6:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Acts 10:34 ESV / 8 helpful votes

So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,

Acts 8:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.

John 13:34 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

John 4:42 ESV / 8 helpful votes

They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”

John 4:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.

John 3:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Luke 24:47 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

Luke 15:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

Mark 6:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent.

Matthew 5:28 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Jeremiah 24:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.

2 Timothy 2:25 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Acts 26:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance.

Acts 5:31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

Acts 2:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

Luke 5:32 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”

James 2:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?

Titus 2:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,

Romans 8:29 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

Romans 6:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

Luke 17:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,

Luke 15:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Mark 1:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

Revelation 3:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.

Hebrews 4:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”

Titus 3:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

Romans 1:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 5 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...

John 3:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

Luke 16:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.

Luke 12:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.

Luke 3:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Luke 3:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Mark 16:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

Matthew 10:32 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven,

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Jonah 3:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it.

Ezekiel 18:32 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.”

Isaiah 66:1-2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

Isaiah 1:27-31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Zion shall be redeemed by justice, and those in her who repent, by righteousness. But rebels and sinners shall be broken together, and those who forsake the Lord shall be consumed. For they shall be ashamed of the oaks that you desired; and you shall blush for the gardens that you have chosen. For you shall be like an oak whose leaf withers, and like a garden without water. And the strong shall become tinder, and his work a spark, and both of them shall burn together, with none to quench them.

Job 42:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”

Exodus 34:8-9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped. And he said, “If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, please let the Lord go in the midst of us, for it is a stiff-necked people, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.”

Revelation 2:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality.

2 Peter 2:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;

1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

2 Timothy 2:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”

Colossians 2:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.

Galatians 3:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

2 Corinthians 7:9-10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us. For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

2 Corinthians 7:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.

Romans 2:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.

Luke 3:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.

Mark 1:14-15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

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