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Is penance mentioned in the Bible?

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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

"Catholic Penance" is not a biblical doctrine or sacrament. What is Penance? Penance in the Catholic sense is a sacrament. It is essentially an act of devotion - a work (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1430) - by a person designed to obtain forgiveness for sin. read more

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Matthew 3:8

Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

2 Corinthians 7:10

For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Revelation 2:22

Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

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