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1 John 1:9 (NLT)
But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
Romans 2:4 (NLT)
4 Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?
Matthew 4:17 (NLT)
…“Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.”
Ezekiel 18:30–31 (NLT)
30…Repent, and turn from your sins. Don’t let them destroy you! 31 Put all your rebellion behind you…
James 4:8 (NLT)
8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.
Proverbs 28:13 (NLT)
13 People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.
Psalm 34:14 (NLT)
14Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
Ezekiel 18:21 (NLT)
21 But if wicked people turn away from all their sins and begin to obey my decrees and do what is just and right, they will surely live and not die.
Luke 5:31–32 (NLT)
31 Jesus answered them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. 32 I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.”
Romans 2:5–6 (NLT)
5 But because you are stubborn and refuse to turn from your sin, you are storing up terrible punishment for yourself. For a day of anger is coming, when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. 6 He will judge everyone according to what they have done.
Ezekiel 14:6 (NLT)
6 …This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Repent and turn away from your idols, and stop all your detestable sins.
Galatians 5:19–21 (NLT)
19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
Isaiah 55:6–7 (NLT)
6 Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. 7 Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.
Malachi 3:7 (NLT)
7 …you have scorned my decrees and failed to obey them. Now return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.…
Acts 14:15 (NLT)
15 …We have come to bring you the Good News that you should turn from these worthless things and turn to the living God…
Matthew 3:8 (NLT)
8 Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God.
Acts 26:20 (NLT)
20…that all must repent of their sins and turn to God—and prove they have changed by the good things they do.
Isaiah 1:16 (NLT)
16 Wash yourselves and be clean! Get your sins out of my sight. Give up your evil ways.
Galatians 5:24 (NLT)
24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.
Revelation 2:5 (NLT)
5 Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first.…
Jeremiah 4:4 (NLT)
4…surrender your pride and power. Change your hearts before the LORD…

Joel 2:13 (NLT)
13…Return to the LORD your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.
Luke 15:7 (NLT)
7…there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!
Ezekiel 18:23 (NLT)
23 “Do you think that I like to see wicked people die? says the Sovereign LORD. Of course not! I want them to turn from their wicked ways and live.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT)
14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
2 Corinthians 7:10 (NLT)
10 For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.