repentance

A change of mind or behaviour; this may be attributed even to God in OT (1 Sam. 15:11). It was demanded of the people whose repentance was often merely formalized in cultic actions and as such condemned by prophets as inadequate and empty (Amos 4:6; Hos. 6:4; Isa. 1:10–17) and without the radical change demanded by the Law. The hope lay in the possibility that one day God would give his people a new heart (Ezek. 36:26–31) and there would be forgiveness to all who repented (Isa. 1:18–19). In the NT repentance is called for by John the Baptist (Matt. 3:9–10) and is to be validated by baptism. The call is repeated by Jesus (Luke 5:32) and sometimes Paul (e.g. Rom. 2:4) and in Rev. (2:5).

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  • Repentance — Re*pent ance (r[ e]*p[e^]nt ans), n. [F. repentance.] The act of repenting, or the state of being penitent; sorrow for what one has done or omitted to do; especially, contrition for sin. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Godly sorrow worketh repentance to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repentance — Repentance. s. f. v. Regret, douleur qu on a de ses pechez. Il est mort avec beaucoup de repentance, avec une grande repentance de ses pechez. Il vieillit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • repentance — c.1300, from O.Fr. repentance (12c.), from repentir (see REPENT (Cf. repent)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • repentance — Repentance, Poenitentia. Par repentance, Ex poenitentia …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • repentance — index remorse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • repentance — *penitence, contrition, attrition, remorse, compunction Analogous words: regret, *sorrow, grief Contrasted words: complacency, self complacency, self satisfaction (see corresponding adjectives at COMPLACENT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • repentance — [n] feeling bad for past action attrition, compunction, conscience, contriteness, contrition, grief, guilt, penitence, penitency, regret, remorse, rue, ruth, self reproach, sorriness, sorrow; concepts 410,728 Ant. happiness …   New thesaurus

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