20 Bible Verses for Repentance from Sin

Bible verses for repentance are cogent references you need as a weapon to defeat the stronghold of sins in your life. Sin is sweet in the beginning but it ends with bitterness. Is it an easy task to stop those enticing things that looks fantastic to you? How often can you resist the temptation of worldliness? It’s not easy, but you can get it right through recitation of the Bible verses that emphasize on repentance!

Today’s message releases a long list of Bible verses for repentance which helped me to remain focus in the LORD and I am sure it would be helpful to you as well.

What is Repentance?

Repentance is an act of determination to avoid repetition of a confessed sin. You talk about repentance when you self-realized that a particular lifestyle you enjoy so much would put you into trouble in the nearest future.

GOD does not want you to sin anymore and that was the course of Jesus Christ to the earth who shed His blood to cleanse away your sin and to give you the divine power of holiness. And don’t forget that the Spirit of the LORD is ready to be your Wise Counsellor. Hallelujah!

Some sin may look easy for you to stop while some may appear impossible to split. Since, the LORD has no category for sin (nothing like big sin or small sin), you can surely have the strength to repent if you meditate and recite the Bible verses.

10 Bible Verses for Repentance in the Old Testament

1. “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13)

2. “I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.” (Psalm 32:5)

3. “If My people who are called by My name will 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.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

4. “For if you return to the LORD, your brethren and your children will be treated with compassion by those who lead them captive, so that they may come back to this land; for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn His face from you if you return to Him.” (2 Chronicles 30:9)

5. “Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.” (Isaiah 55:7)

6. “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil.” (Isaiah 1:16)

7. “O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you?” (Jeremiah 4:14)

8. “Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say: ‘Return, backsliding Israel,’ says the LORD; ‘I will not cause My anger to fall on you. For I am merciful,’ says the LORD; ‘I will not remain angry forever.” (Jeremiah 3:12)

9. “So, rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm.” (Joel 2:13)

10. “For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.” (Psalm 86:5)

10 Bible Verses for Repentance in the New Testament

1. “Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:10)

2. “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” (James 4:8)

3. “From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17)

4. “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” (Acts 3:19)

5. “Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38)

6. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

7. “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

8. “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)

9. “Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent.” (Acts 17:30)

10. “Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore, if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.” (Revelation 3:3)

If you always read and meditate the Bible verses on repentance above then it becomes easy for you to repent from all forms of sin. May the LORD empower you as you repent in Jesus’ name.

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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