Definitions for repentance
rɪˈpɛn tns, -ˈpɛn tənsre·pen·tance
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repentance, penitence, penancenoun
remorse for your past conduct
The condition of being penitent
A feeling of regret or remorse for doing wrong or sinning
Etymology: First attested circa 14th century, from repentance. For further information see repent.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: repentance, Fr. from repent.
Repentance so altereth a man through the mercy of God, be he never so defiled, that it maketh him pure. John Whitgift.
Who by repentance is not satisfied,
Is nor of heav’n nor earth; for these are pleased;
By penitence th’ eternal’s wrath’s appeas’d. William Shakespeare.
Repentance is a change of mind, or a conversion from sin to God: not some one bare act of change, but a lasting durable state of new life, which is called regeneration. Henry Hammond.
This is a confidence, of all the most irrational; for upon what ground can a man promise himself a future repentance, who cannot promise himself a futurity. South.
Repentance is reviewing one's actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs, which is accompanied by commitment to and actual actions that show and prove a change for the better.In modern times, it is generally seen as involving a commitment to personal change and the resolve to live a more responsible and humane life. In other words, being sorry for one's misdeeds. It can also involve sorrow over a specific sin or series of sins that an individual feels guilt over, or conviction that they have committed. The practice of repentance plays an important role in the soteriological doctrines of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Analogous practices have been found in other world religions as well. In religious contexts, it often involves an act of confession to God or to a spiritual elder (such as a monk or priest). This confession might include an admission of guilt, a promise or intent not to repeat the offense, an attempt to make restitution for the wrong, or in some way reverse the harmful effects of the wrong where possible.
Repentance is the act of recognizing and feeling remorse for wrong actions, behaviors, or mistakes, expressing sincere regret, and making a conscious decision to change for the better. It often involves a commitment to personal change and the resolve to live more responsibly and morally. Repentance is usually associated with religious and spiritual contexts, but it can also apply in a secular context.
the act of repenting, or the state of being penitent; sorrow for what one has done or omitted to do; especially, contrition for sin
Repentance is the activity of reviewing one's actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs. It generally involves a commitment to personal change and resolving to live a more responsible and humane life. The practice of repentance plays an important role in the soteriological doctrines of the world's major religions where it is considered necessary for the attainment of salvation. In religious contexts it often involves an act of confession to a spiritual elder. This typically includes an admission of guilt, a promise or resolve not to repeat the offense; an attempt to make restitution for the wrong, or in some way to reverse the harmful effects of the wrong where possible. Within a secular context repentance may form part of the process of psychological healing that takes place during a course of psychotherapy.
The numerical value of repentance in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of repentance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
These responses are intended as acts of repentance that will lead to lasting impact within our community, this is the beginning of the process of repair that will be ongoing.
The sinning is the best part of repentance.
Repentance may begin instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years.
We shouldnt live in fear of messing up, that doesnt align with the teachings of the church. One of the biggest tenets is that we are capable of repentance and forgiveness.
Mere sorrow, which weeps and sits still, is not repentance. Repentance is sorrow converted into action; into a movement toward a new and better life.
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- pokání, lítostCzech
- μεταμέλεια, μετάνοιαGreek
- tunnonvaiva, tunnontuska, katumusFinnish
- arrepentimento, arrependimentoGalician
- rimorso, pentimentoItalian
- חזרה בתשובהHebrew
- покаяние, раскаяниеRussian
- ruelse, ångerSwedish
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