And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would not hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you.
Psalm 78:34
When He killed [some of] them, [the rest] began to seek Him; they repented and searched for God.
Hebrews 12:17
For you know that later, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected because he didn't find any opportunity for repentance, though he sought it with tears.