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Bible Verses about Repentance

God bless you, this time we present a list of biblical verses on repentance. As humans we fail, but remember it is not falling, but falling and getting up. These biblical texts will show you what God says about a repentant heart.

Biblical Verses on Repentance

2 Chronicles 7:14 | NIV

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 I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

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.

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.

Proverbs 28:13 | NIV

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

Matthew 3:8 | NIV

Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.

2 Chronicles 30:9b | NIV

For the Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him.

Repentance for forgiveness of sins


2 Peter 3:9 | NIV

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Matthew 9:13 | NIV

But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

Matthew 4:17 | NIV

From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

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.

Joel 2:13 | NIV

Rend your heart
and not your garments.
Return to the Lord your God,
for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love,
and he relents from sending calamity.

Revelation 3:19 | NIV

Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.

Luke 15:7 | NIV

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Ezekiel 18:32 | NIV

For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!

Acts 17:30 | NIV

In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.

Mark 1:15 | NIV

“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

Luke 5:32 | NIV

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

Zechariah 1:3b | NIV

‘Return to me,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’ says the Lord Almighty.

Acts 2:38 | NIV

Peter replied, “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.”

Luke 15:10 | NIV

In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

Luke 13:3 | NIV

I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.

Proverbs 1:23 | NIV

Repent at my rebuke!
Then I will pour out my thoughts to you,
I will make known to you my teachings.

The bible talks about repentance many times because it wants you to understand that God wants to be with you, that he wants to erase your past and see you one day close to him enjoying eternal life. Put aside the condemnation that Satan causes and come to the feet of Christ once again.