Penance is an act of devotion designed to show sorrow for or repentance of sin. The word penance is mentioned in two Bible translations, the New Living Translation (NLT), a modern-day thought-for-thought version; and the New American Bible (NAB), a Catholic version first published in 1970. read more
Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.