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Want to know what the Bible says about repentance? Here are 501 Bible verses about repentance from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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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,
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Matthew 4:17 NIV
From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
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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.
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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.
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Acts 17:30 NIV
In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.
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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.
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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.
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Matthew 3:8 NIV
Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.
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Romans 2:4 NIV
Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
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Acts 11:18 NIV
When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.”
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Luke 13:3 NIV
I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.
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Luke 5:32 NIV
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
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Revelation 2:5 NIV
Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.
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Proverbs 28:13 NIV
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
    but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
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Acts 5:31 NIV
God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins.
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2 Timothy 2:25 NIV
Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,
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Mark 1:15 NIV
“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
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Revelation 3:19 NIV
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.
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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.
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Matthew 3:2 NIV
and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
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