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Bible Verses about Confession

We present a list of verses from the Bible on the Confession of sins. If you have asked yourself, where in the Bible does it speak of confession? Well, today we clarify for you what is the only confession you should make and to whom you should make it.

Biblical texts of confession of sins


James 5:16 | NIV

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

1 John 1:9 | NIV

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

Proverbs 28:13 | NIV

Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

Psalm 32:5 | NIV

Then I acknowledged my sin to you
and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.”
And you forgave the guilt of my sin.

Acts 3:19 | NIV

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.

Leviticus 5:5 | NIV

When anyone becomes aware that they are guilty in any of these matters, they must confess in what way they have sinned.

Romans 10:10 | NIV

For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

Psalm 32:3 | NIV

When I kept silent,
my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.

Romans 3:23-24 | NIV

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Daniel 9:5 | NIV

We have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws.

James 4:8 | NIV

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Romans 10:9 | NIV

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

1 Timothy 6:12 | NIV

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

1 John 2:23 | NIV

No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

We have seen to whom we must confess our sins, these biblical verses of confession make it clear that only to the Father, son and Holy Spirit we must confess our sins, not to the man who is in many occasions imperfect equal to us.