After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee, preaching the good news of God:
and saying, "Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!"
Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I didn't come to call the righteous, but sinners."
As you go, announce this: 'The kingdom of heaven has come near.'
"The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the good news!"
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
Then He sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
'We are wiping off [as a witness] against you even the dust of your town that clings to our feet. Know this for certain: the kingdom of God has come near.'
I tell you, on that day it will be more tolerable for Sodom than for that town.
"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes!
But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.
I tell you, in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous people who don't need repentance.
I tell you, in the same way, there is joy in the presence of God's angels over one sinner who repents."
and repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
"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.
Therefore repent and turn back, that your sins may be wiped out so that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
When they heard this they became silent. Then they glorified God, saying, "So God has granted repentance resulting in life to even the Gentiles!"
"Therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, God now commands all people everywhere to repent,
I testified to both Jews and Greeks about repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus.
Instead, I preached to those in Damascus first, and to those in Jerusalem and in all the region of Judea, and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works worthy of repentance.
instructing his opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance to know the truth.
Then they may come to their senses and escape the Devil's trap, having been captured by him to do his will.
Therefore, leaving the elementary message about the Messiah, let us go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, faith in God,
From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been suffering violence, and the violent have been seizing it by force.
Anyone who has ears should listen!"
He answered them, "Because the secrets of the kingdom of heaven have been given for you to know, but it has not been given to them.
He presented another parable to them: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a large net thrown into the sea. It collected every kind [of fish],
"Then the kingdom of heaven will be like 10 virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom.