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Matthew 11:29
All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves.
Galatians 6:1
Brothers, if someone is caught in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual should restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so you won't be tempted also.
1 Timothy 6:11
Now you, man of God, run from these things; but pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.
1 Peter 3:15
but set apart the Messiah as Lord in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.
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Jeremiah 13:15-17
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Listen and pay attention. Do not be proud, for the LORD has spoken.
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Give glory to the LORD your God before He brings darkness, before your feet stumble on the mountains at dusk. You wait for light, but He brings darkest gloom and makes thick darkness.
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But if you will not listen, my innermost being will weep in secret because of your pride. My eyes will overflow with tears, for the LORD's flock has been taken captive.
Jeremiah 26:12-15
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Then Jeremiah said to all the officials and the people, "The LORD sent me to prophesy all the words that you have heard against this temple and city.
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So now, correct your ways and deeds and obey the voice of the LORD your God so that He might relent concerning the disaster that He warned about.
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As for me, here I am in your hands; do to me what you think is good and right.
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But know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood on yourselves, on this city, and on its residents, for it is certain the LORD has sent me to speak all these things directly to you."
John 5:34
I don't receive man's testimony, but I say these things so that you may be saved.
Acts 22:1-23
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"Brothers and fathers, listen now to my defense before you."
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When they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew language, they became even quieter.
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He continued, "I am a Jewish man, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and educated according to the strict view of our patriarchal law. Being zealous for God, just as all of you are today,
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I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women in jail,
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as both the high priest and the whole council of elders can testify about me. Having received letters from them to the brothers, I was traveling to Damascus to bring those who were prisoners there to be punished in Jerusalem.
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"As I was traveling and near Damascus, about noon an intense light from heaven suddenly flashed around me.
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I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?'
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"I answered, 'Who are You, Lord?' "He said to me, 'I am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you are persecuting!'
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Now those who were with me saw the light, but they did not hear the voice of the One who was speaking to me.
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"Then I said, 'What should I do, Lord?' "And the Lord told me, 'Get up and go into Damascus, and there you will be told about everything that is assigned for you to do.'
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"Since I couldn't see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me, and came into Damascus.
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Someone named Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good reputation with all the Jews residing there,
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came to me, stood by me, and said, 'Brother Saul, regain your sight.' And in that very hour I looked up and saw him.
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Then he said, 'The God of our fathers has appointed you to know His will, to see the Righteous One, and to hear the sound of His voice.
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For you will be a witness for Him to all people of what you have seen and heard.
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And now, why delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins by calling on His name.'
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"After I came back to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple complex, I went into a visionary state
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and saw Him telling me, 'Hurry and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not accept your testimony about Me!'
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"But I said, 'Lord, they know that in synagogue after synagogue I had those who believed in You imprisoned and beaten.
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And when the blood of Your witness Stephen was being shed, I myself was standing by and approving, and I guarded the clothes of those who killed him.'
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"Then He said to me, 'Go, because I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"
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They listened to him up to this word. Then they raised their voices, shouting, "Wipe this person off the earth-- it's a disgrace for him to live!"
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As they were yelling and flinging aside their robes and throwing dust into the air,
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Jeremiah 31:18
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.
Jeremiah 31:19
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.
Jeremiah 31:33
"Instead, this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days"-- the LORD's declaration. "I will place My law within them and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people.
Ezekiel 11:19
And I will give them one heart and put a new spirit within them; I will remove their heart of stone from their bodies and give them a heart of flesh,
Ezekiel 36:26
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 36:31
"Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good, and you will loathe yourselves for your iniquities and abominations.
Zechariah 12:10
"Then I will pour out a spiritof grace and prayer on the house of David and the residents of Jerusalem, and they will look at Me whom they pierced. They will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child and weep bitterly for Him as one weeps for a firstborn.
Acts 5:21
In obedience to this, they entered the temple complex at daybreak and began to teach. When the high priest and those who were with him arrived, they convened the Sanhedrin-- the full Senate of the sons of Israel-- and sent [orders] to the jail to have them brought.
Acts 11:18
When they heard this they became silent. Then they glorified God, saying, "So God has granted repentance resulting in life to even the Gentiles!"
James 1:17
Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning.
1 John 5:16
If anyone sees his brother committing a sin that does not bring death, he should ask, and God will give life to him-- to those who commit sin that doesn't bring death. There is sin that brings death. I am not saying he should pray about that.
peradventure
Acts 8:22
Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.
1 Timothy 2:4
who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
repentance
2 Timothy 3:7
always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.
Matthew 21:32
For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you didn't believe him. Tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him, but you, when you saw it, didn't even change your minds then and believe him.
Mark 1:3
A voice of one crying out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way for the Lord; make His paths straight!"
Mark 1:4
John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
Mark 1:15
"The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the good news!"
Acts 2:38
"Repent," Peter said to them, "and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus the Messiah for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 20:21
I testified to both Jews and Greeks about repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus.
Titus 1:1
Paul, a slave of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God's elect and the knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness,