This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:
“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
but you would have none of it.
~Isaiah 30:15 (NIV)
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance?
~Romans 2:4 (NIV)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
~1 John 1:9 (NIV)
"I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
~Luke 5:32 (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."
~Luke 15:7 (NIV)
"And repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem."
~Luke 24:47 (NIV)
God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.
~Acts 5:31 (NIV)
Yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us.
~2 Corinthians 7:9 (NIV)
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
~2 Corinthians 7:10 (NIV)
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
~2 Peter 3:9 (NIV)
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.