Scriptures on Repentance

Scripture on Repentance

Scriptures on Repentance

If you want to know what Scripture says about repentance here are some good Bible verses to get you started.

Do you have questions about any of these verses, or know of some other Scriptures which talk about repentance? Leave them in the comment section below.

Matthew 3:11

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Matthew 3:8

Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance.

Isaiah 30:15

For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” But you would not,

Hosea 14:1

O Israel, return to the LORD your God, For you have stumbled because of your iniquity.

Matthew 9:13

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

Luke 3:8

“Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.

Luke 15:7

I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.

Romans 2:4

Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

2 Corinthians 7:10

For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward Go.

2 Peter 3:9

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 Timothy 2:24-25

And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth.


Scriptural Books on Repentance

Here are some helpful books for learning more about what Scripture teaches on the topic of repentance. Click on a book below to see pricing and reviews.

Simply by Grace
Free Grace Soteriology
Repentance: The Most Misunderstood Word in the Bible
Harmony with God: A Fresh Look at Repentance