30 Important Bible Verses About Conviction

John 16:8-9 – The Holy Spirit Convicts the World

“And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;”

Acts 24:25 – Conviction of Righteousness and Self-Control

“And as he reasoned about righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, ‘Go away for the present. When I get an opportunity I will summon you.'”

1 John 1:9 – Confessing Our Sins

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

James 4:8 – Drawing Near to God

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

2 Corinthians 7:10 – Godly Sorrow and Repentance

“For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.”

Hebrews 4:12 – The Word of God and Conviction

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

John 3:19-20 – Light and Darkness

“And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.”

Psalm 32:3-5 – David’s Confession

“For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. 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”

Matthew 3:8 – Produce Fruit in Keeping with Repentance

“Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.”

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Ephesians 5:11 – Exposing the Works of Darkness

“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.”

Proverbs 28:13 – Whoever Conceals Their Sins

“Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.”

Mark 6:12 – Repentance and Casting Out Demons

“So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 – The Wicked Will Not Inherit the Kingdom of God

“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, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

Psalm 51:10 – A Clean Heart and Renewed Spirit

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

Acts 2:38 – Peter’s Words on Repentance and Forgiveness

“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.'”

2 Peter 3:9 – The Lord is Patient and Desires Repentance

“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.”

Luke 24:46-47 – Repentance and Forgiveness in Jesus’ Name

“And said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.'”

Psalm 51:17 – A Broken Spirit and Contrite Heart

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.”

Acts 17:30-31 – God’s Command to Repent

“The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

1 John 2:1-2 – Advocacy of Jesus Christ the Righteous

“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.”

Mark 1:14-15 – Repent and Believe in the Gospel

“Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.'”

Matthew 9:13 – Go and Learn What This Means

“Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Luke 13:3 – Repent, or Perish

“No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

2 Chronicles 7:14 – Humble Themselves, Pray, Seek, and Turn

“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 – Repent and Turn to God

“Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out.”

Isaiah 55:7 – Let the Wicked Forsake His Way

“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.”

Matthew 3:2 – Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 – New Creation in Christ

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

Acts 26:20 – Repentance and Turning to God

“But declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance.”

Joel 2:12-13 – Return to the LORD with All Your Heart

“‘Yet even now,’ declares the LORD, ‘return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.’ Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.”

Luke 15:7 – There Will Be More Joy in Heaven

“Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”

Psalm 103:12 – As Far as the East is from the West

“As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.”

Jeremiah 3:12 – Return, Faithless Israel

“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.'”

Luke 3:3 – Repentance for the Forgiveness of Sins

“And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.”

Romans 2:4 – The Kindness of God Leads to Repentance

“Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?”

Ezekiel 18:30-31 – Repent and Turn from All Your Transgressions

“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. Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit!”

2 Timothy 2:25-26 – Granting Repentance for the Knowledge of the Truth

“Correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.”

2 Peter 3:15 – Count the Patience of Our Lord as Salvation

“And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him.”

Acts 5:31 – Jesus, Exalted as Leader and Savior

“God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.”

Revelation 3:19 – Those Whom I Love, I Rebuke and Discipline

“Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.”

Matthew 4:17 – Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

“From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'”

Psalm 119:11 – I Have Stored Up Your Word in My Heart

“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”

Luke 5:32 – I Have Not Come to Call the Righteous

“I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”

Acts 11:18 – Granted to the Gentiles Also

“When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, ‘Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.'”

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