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You will never succeed in life if you try to hide your sins. Confess them and give them up; then God will show mercy to you.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He that hideth his sins, shall not prosper: but he that shall confess, and forsake them, shall obtain mercy.
Proverbs 10:12 In the lips of the wise is wisdom found: and a rod on the back of him that wanteth sense.
Proverbs 17:9 He that concealeth a transgression, seeketh friendships: he that repeateth it again, separateth friends.
Genesis 3:12,13 And Adam said: The woman, whom thou gavest me to be my companion, gave me of the tree, and I did eat. . . .
Genesis 4:9 And the Lord said to Cain: Where is thy brother Abel? And he answered: I know not: am I my brother's keeper?
1 Samuel 15:13,24 And when Samuel was come to Saul, Saul said to him: Blessed be thou of the Lord, I have fulfilled the word of the Lord. . . .
Job 31:33 If as a man I have hid my sin, and have concealed my iniquity in my bosom.
Psalm 32:3-5 Because I was silent my bones grew old; whilst I cried out all the day long. . . .
Jeremiah 2:22,23 Though thou wash thyself with nitre, and multiply to thyself the herb borith, thou art stained in thy iniquity before me, saith the Lord God. . . .
Matthew 23:25-28 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you make clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but within you are full of rapine and uncleanness. . . .
Leviticus 26:40-42 Until they confess their iniquities, and the iniquities of their ancestors, whereby they have transgressed against me, and walked contrary unto me. . . .
1 Kings 8:47-49 Then if they do penance in their heart, in the place of captivity, and being converted, make supplication to thee in their captivity, saying: We have sinned, we have done unjustly, we have committed wickedness: . . .
Job 33:27 He shall look upon men, and shall say: I have sinned, and indeed I have offended, and I have not received what I have deserved.
Psalm 51:1-5,10 Unto the end, a psalm of David,  When Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had sinned with Bethsabee.  Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy. And according to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my iniquity. . . .
Exodus 10:16,17 Wherefore Pharao in haste called Moses and Aaron, and said to them: I have sinned against the Lord your God, and against you. . . .
1 Samuel 15:30 Then he said: I have sinned: yet honour me now before the ancients of my people, and before Israel, and return with me, that I may adore the Lord thy God.
Matthew 3:6-10 And were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins. . . .
Matthew 27:4,5 Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? Look thou to it. . . .
Acts 26:20 But to them first that are at Damascus and at Jerusalem, and unto all the country of Judea, and to the Gentiles did I preach, that they should do penance and turn to God, doing works worthy of penance.
ContextThe Boldness of the Righteous
…12In the joy of the just there is great glory: when the wicked reign, men are ruined. 13He that hideth his sins, shall not prosper: but he that shall confess, and forsake them, shall obtain mercy.14Blessed is the man that is always fearful: but he that is hardened in mind shall fall into evil.…
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all iniquity.
And Adam said: The woman, whom thou gavest me to be my companion, gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
Let him do penance for his sin:
2 Samuel 12:13
And David said to Nathan: I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said to David: The Lord also hath taken away thy sin: thou shalt not die.
2 Samuel 14:32
And Absalom answered Joab: I sent to thee beseeching thee to come to me, that I might send thee to the king, to say to him: Wherefore am I come from Gessur? it had been better for me to be there: I beseech thee therefore that I may see the face of the king: and if he be mindful of my iniquity, let him kill me.
And now make confession to the Lord the God of your fathers, and do his pleasure, and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from your strange wives.
And the seed of the children of Israel separated themselves from every stranger: and they stood, and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.
If as a man I have hid my sin, and have concealed my iniquity in my bosom.
Because I was silent my bones grew old; whilst I cried out all the day long.
I have acknowledged my sin to thee, and my injustice I have not concealed. I said I will confess against my self my injustice to the Lord: and thou hast forgiven the wickedness of my sin.
And thou hast said: I am without sin and am innocent: and therefore let thy anger be turned away from me. Behold, I will contend with thee in judgment, because thou hast said: I have not sinned.
And the king answered, and said: Is not this the great Babylon, which I have built, to be the seat of the kingdom, by the strength of my power, and in the glory of my excellence?
Additional TranslationsHe who conceals his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them will find mercy.He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.
He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper: But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.
He that covers his own ungodliness shall not prosper: but he that blames himself shall be loved.
He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh [them] shall obtain mercy.
He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but he who confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
He who conceals his sins doesn't prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Whoso is covering his transgressions prospereth not, And he who is confessing and forsaking hath mercy.
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