Repentance and Forgiveness
"Now a it shall come to pass, when b all these things come upon you, the blessing and the c curse which I have set before you, and d you call them to mind among all the nations where the LORD your God drives you,
"and you e return to the LORD your God and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul,
f "that the LORD your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and g gather you again from all the nations where the LORD your God has scattered you.
h "If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under heaven, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you.
"Then the LORD your God will bring you to the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it. He will prosper you and multiply you more than your fathers.
"And i the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.
"Also the LORD your God will put all these j curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you.
"And you will k again obey the voice of the LORD and do all His commandments which I command you today.
l "The LORD your God will make you abound in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your land for good. For the LORD will again m rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers,
"if you obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this Book of the Law, and if you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me.
And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God:
Deuteronomy 28:15 - 45
But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:
But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.
When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the LORD your God and obey His voice
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And for their sake He remembered His covenant, And relented according to the multitude of His mercies.
I will be found by you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the LORD, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.
Through the LORD's mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.
Though He causes grief, Yet He will show compassion According to the multitude of His mercies.
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
Behold, I will gather them out of all countries where I have driven them in My anger, in My fury, and in great wrath; I will bring them back to this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely.
And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country.
Then the LORD will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known - wood and stone.
'but if you return to Me, and keep My commandments and do them, though some of you were cast out to the farthest part of the heavens, yet I will gather them from there, and bring them to the place which I have chosen as a dwelling for My name.'
Indeed the LORD has proclaimed To the end of the world: "Say to the daughter of Zion, 'Surely your salvation is coming; Behold, His reward is with Him, And His work before Him.'
Therefore circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and be stiff-necked no longer.
Then I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me forever, for the good of them and their children after them.
Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh.
Isaiah 54:15 - 17
Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake.
Therefore all those who devour you shall be devoured; And all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; Those who plunder you shall become plunder, And all who prey upon you I will make a prey.
Their children also shall be as before, And their congregation shall be established before Me; And I will punish all who oppress them.
At that time I will bring you back, Even at the time I gather you; For I will give you fame and praise Among all the peoples of the earth, When I return your captives before your eyes," Says the LORD.
And the LORD will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you.
And it shall be, that just as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good and multiply you, so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you and bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land which you go to possess.
'Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will assuredly plant them in this land, with all My heart and with all My soul.'