100 Bible Verses about Repent

1 John 1:9 ESV / 78 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 / 69 helpful votes

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

Acts 3:19 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 42 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 / 39 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 / 34 helpful votes

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

Acts 17:30 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 ESV / 24 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.

Matthew 3:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

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.’

John 8:24 ESV / 16 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.”

1 John 1:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

John 3:36 ESV / 15 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.

Mark 16:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Luke 13:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

James 2:18 ESV / 10 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.

Acts 10:34 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 10 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.

Mark 11:24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

James 2:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:1-28 ESV / 9 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.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 8 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.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 8 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.

Ezekiel 18:30-32 ESV / 8 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.”

Titus 2:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 7 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 / 7 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:9 ESV / 7 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.

2 Thessalonians 1:8 ESV / 6 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.

John 13:34 ESV / 6 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 / 6 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.”

Matthew 10:32 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Revelation 3:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

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.”

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 5 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 8:29 ESV / 5 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 / 5 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.

Acts 2:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

John 4:23 ESV / 5 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 3:18 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.

John 3:17 ESV / 5 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.

Mark 1:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:28 ESV / 5 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.

Matthew 4:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 14:6 ESV / 5 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.

Jeremiah 24:7 ESV / 5 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.

Genesis 6:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

Revelation 20:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.

Titus 3:5 ESV / 4 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,

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 7:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

Romans 1:16 ESV / 4 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 / 4 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.

Acts 1:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

John 16:33 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 10:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.

John 1:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Luke 12:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Luke 3:16 ESV / 4 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 2:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

Mark 16:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Mark 4:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables,

Matthew 7:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Matthew 3:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented.

Matthew 3:11 ESV / 4 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 / 4 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,

Isaiah 1:27-31 ESV / 4 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.

Deuteronomy 10:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.

Exodus 32:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the Lord relented from the disaster that he had spoken of bringing on his people.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed.

2 Peter 2:4 ESV / 3 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 3:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 3 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,

Hebrews 12:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

Romans 6:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 2:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For God shows no partiality.

Luke 16:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:1-46 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.’ But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business,

Matthew 16:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 3 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.’

Job 42:5-6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”

1 John 3:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

James 2:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes

You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

James 1:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Hebrews 11:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

Ephesians 6:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

Romans 11:29 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

Romans 6:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Acts 20:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

Luke 23:43 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

Luke 15:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

So he told them this parable:

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