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Turn Away From Our Wicked Ways

1 John 1:9 ESV / 33 helpful votes
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 33 helpful votes
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Acts 3:19 ESV / 28 helpful votes
Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out,

Isaiah 55:7 ESV / 25 helpful votes
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Ezekiel 33:11 ESV / 22 helpful votes
Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?

Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

Hebrews 10:26 ESV / 19 helpful votes
For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

2 Kings 17:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes
Yet the Lord warned Israel and Judah by every prophet and every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways and keep my commandments and my statutes, in accordance with all the Law that I commanded your fathers, and that I sent to you by my servants the prophets.”

Matthew 3:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Ezekiel 18:23 ESV / 14 helpful votes
Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?

Isaiah 55:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes
“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near;

John 3:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes
Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Proverbs 17:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes
An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Ezekiel 18:30 ESV / 10 helpful votes
“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, declares the Lord God. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin.

1 Peter 3:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes
For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;

James 3:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes
So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!

John 3:16-17 ESV / 9 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Ezekiel 14:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes
“Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: Repent and turn away from your idols, and turn away your faces from all your abominations.

Psalm 51:1-19 ESV / 9 helpful votes
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. …

1 John 5:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.

James 3:1-18 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! …

Luke 13:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes
No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.

1 Peter 3:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

1 Peter 2:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes
So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

James 5:19-20 ESV / 7 helpful votes
My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

1 Thessalonians 4:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

1 Corinthians 6:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,

Matthew 4:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes
From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Jeremiah 29:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Psalm 147:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes
But the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Psalm 105:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

2 Chronicles 6:37 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Yet if they turn their heart in the land to which they have been carried captive, and repent and plead with you in the land of their captivity, saying, ‘We have sinned and have acted perversely and wickedly,’

Hebrews 4:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Romans 5:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

John 5:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

John 3:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

Ephesians 5:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Galatians 6:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Romans 13:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.

John 6:40 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

Hosea 14:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity.

Ezekiel 18:31 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel?

Proverbs 20:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.

Proverbs 11:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes
The desire of the righteous ends only in good, the expectation of the wicked in wrath.

Psalm 58:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes
The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies.

Psalm 32:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes
I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

Exodus 20:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes
“You shall not murder.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And Peter said to them, “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.

John 15:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Matthew 15:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes
“‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me;

Ezekiel 18:32 ESV / 3 helpful votes
For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.”

Ezekiel 18:21-23 ESV / 3 helpful votes
“But if a wicked person turns away from all his sins that he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is just and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions that he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness that he has done he shall live. Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?

Acts 17:30 ESV / 2 helpful votes
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,

John 18:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Jesus answered him, “If what I said is wrong, bear witness about the wrong; but if what I said is right, why do you strike me?”

John 7:37 ESV / 2 helpful votes
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.

Mark 6:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent.

Matthew 28:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 2 helpful votes
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. …

Amos 2:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because they have rejected the law of the Lord, and have not kept his statutes, but their lies have led them astray, those after which their fathers walked.

Ezekiel 18:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Again, when a wicked person turns away from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he shall save his life.

Jeremiah 31:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Is Ephraim my dear son? Is he my darling child? For as often as I speak against him, I do remember him still. Therefore my heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 3:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes
“Return, O faithless sons; I will heal your faithlessness.” “Behold, we come to you, for you are the Lord our God.

Jeremiah 3:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, “‘Return, faithless Israel, declares the Lord. I will not look on you in anger, for I am merciful, declares the Lord; I will not be angry forever.

Jeremiah 3:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
“If a man divorces his wife and she goes from him and becomes another man’s wife, will he return to her? Would not that land be greatly polluted? You have played the whore with many lovers; and would you return to me? declares the Lord.

Isaiah 59:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

Proverbs 26:24-25 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart; when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart;

Proverbs 25:11-12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

Proverbs 20:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.

Proverbs 17:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes
A man of crooked heart does not discover good, and one with a dishonest tongue falls into calamity.

Proverbs 16:27-28 ESV / 2 helpful votes
A worthless man plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

Proverbs 15:1-2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

Proverbs 14:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

Proverbs 12:17-19 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit. There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Proverbs 11:12-13 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent. Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! …

Deuteronomy 32:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes
“The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.

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