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Deuteronomy 4:30
When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, you will return to the LORD your God in later days and obey Him.
Deuteronomy 4:31
He will not leave you, destroy you, or forget the covenant with your fathers that He swore to them by oath, because the LORD your God is a compassionate God.
Deuteronomy 30:2-10
and you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey Him with all your heart and all your soul by doing everything I am giving you today,
then He will restore your fortunes, have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.
Even if your exiles are at the ends of the earth, He will gather you and bring you back from there.
The LORD your God will bring you into the land your fathers possessed, and you will take possession of it. He will cause you to prosper and multiply you more than [He did] your fathers.
The LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the hearts of your descendants, and you will love Him with all your heart and all your soul, so that you will live.
The LORD your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you.
Then you will again obey Him and follow all His commands I am giving you today.
The LORD your God will make you prosper abundantly in all the work of your hands with children, the offspring of your livestock, and your soil's produce. Indeed, the LORD will again delight in your prosperity, as He delighted in that of your fathers,
when you obey the LORD your God by keeping His commands and statutes that are written in this book of the law and return to Him with all your heart and all your soul.
1 Kings 8:47
and when they come to their senses in the land where they were deported and repent and petition You in their captors' land: "We have sinned and done wrong; we have been wicked,"
1 Kings 8:48
and when they return to You with their whole mind and heart in the land of their enemies who took them captive, and when they pray to You in the direction of their land that You gave their ancestors, the city You have chosen, and the temple I have built for Your name,
2 Chronicles 15:4
but when they turned to the LORD God of Israel in their distress and sought Him, He was found by them.
2 Chronicles 30:6-9
So the couriers went throughout Israel and Judah with letters from the hand of the king and his officials, and according to the king's command, saying, "Israelites, return to the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel so that He may return to those of you who remain, who have escaped from the grasp of the kings of Assyria.
Don't be like your fathers and your brothers who were unfaithful to the LORD God of their ancestors so that He made them an object of horror as you yourselves see.
Don't become obstinate now like your fathers did. Give your allegiance to the LORD, and come to His sanctuary that He has consecrated forever. Serve the LORD your God so that He may turn His fierce wrath away from you,
for when you return to the LORD, your brothers and your sons [will receive] mercy in the presence of their captors and will return to this land. For the LORD your God is gracious and merciful; He will not turn [His] face away from you if you return to Him."
Nehemiah 9:28
But as soon as they had relief, they again did what was evil in Your sight. So You abandoned them to the power of their enemies, who dominated them. When they cried out to You again, You heard from heaven and rescued them many times in Your compassion.
Isaiah 31:6
Return to the One the Israelites have greatly rebelled against.
Isaiah 55:6
Seek the LORD while He may be found; call to Him while He is near.
Isaiah 55:7
Let the wicked one abandon his way, and the sinful one his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, so He may have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will freely forgive.
Jeremiah 3:12-14
Go, proclaim these words to the north, and say: Return, unfaithful Israel. [This is] the LORD's declaration. I will not look on you with anger, for I am unfailing in My love. [This is] the LORD's declaration. I will not be angry forever.
Only acknowledge your guilt-- you have rebelled against the LORD your God. You have scattered your favors to strangers under every green tree and have not obeyed My voice. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
"Return, you faithless children"-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- "for I am your master, and I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion.
Jeremiah 3:22-14
Jeremiah 4:1
If you return, Israel-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- [if] you return to Me, if you remove your detestable idols from My presence and do not waver,
Jeremiah 25:5
He announced, 'Turn, each of you, from your evil way of life and from your evil deeds. Live in the land the LORD gave to you and your ancestors for ever and ever.
Jeremiah 35:15
Time and time again I have sent you all My servants the prophets, proclaiming: Turn, each one from his evil way of life, and correct your actions. Stop following other gods to serve them. Live in the land that I gave you and your ancestors. But you would not pay attention or obey Me.
Lamentations 3:39-41
Why should [any] living person complain, [any] man, because of the punishment for his sins?
Let us search out and examine our ways, and turn back to the LORD.
Let us lift up our hearts and [our] hands to God in heaven:
Ezekiel 33:11
Tell them: As I live"-- the declaration of the Lord God-- "I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked person should turn from his way and live. Repent, repent of your evil ways! Why will you die, house of Israel?
Hosea 6:1
Come, let us return to the LORD. For He has torn [us], and He will heal us; He has wounded [us], and He will bind up our wounds.
Hosea 14:1
Israel, return to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled in your sin.
Joel 2:12
Even now-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning.
Malachi 3:7
"Since the days of your fathers, you have turned from My statutes; you have not kept [them]. Return to Me, and I will return to you," says the LORD of Hosts. But you ask: "How can we return?"
Luke 15:18-20
I'll get up, go to my father, and say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight.
I'm no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired hands.'
So he got up and went to his father. But while the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him.
James 4:8-10
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your hearts, double-minded people!
Be miserable and mourn and weep. Your laughter must change to mourning and your joy to sorrow.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.
Jeremiah 12:15
After I have uprooted them, I will once again have compassion on them and return each one to his inheritance and to his land.
Jeremiah 29:12-14
You will call to Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
I will be found by you"-- the LORD's declaration-- "and I will restore your fortunesand gather you from all the nations and places where I banished you"-- the LORD's declaration. "I will restore you to the place I deported you from."
Jeremiah 31:18-20
I have heard Ephraim moaning: You disciplined me, and I have been disciplined like an untrained calf. Restore me, and I will return, for you, LORD, are my God.
After I returned, I repented; After I was instructed, I struck my thigh [in grief]. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.
Isn't Ephraim a precious son to Me, a delightful child? Whenever I speak against him, I certainly still think about him. Therefore, My inner being yearns for him; I will truly have compassion on him. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
Hosea 14:4
I will heal their apostasy; I will freely love them, for My anger will have turned from him.
Micah 7:19
He will again have compassion on us; He will vanquish our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.
Micah 7:20
You will show loyalty to Jacob and faithful love to Abraham, as You swore to our fathers from days long ago.
Luke 15:21
The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I'm no longer worthy to be called your son.'
Luke 15:22
"But the father told his slaves, 'Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.