2 Corinthians 7:10
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation without regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
Cross References
Psalm 38:18
Yes, I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.

Ecclesiastes 7:3
Sorrow is better than laughter, for a sad countenance is good for the heart.

Acts 11:18
When they heard this, their objections were put to rest, and they glorified God, saying, "So then, God has granted even the Gentiles repentance unto life."

2 Corinthians 7:9
And now I rejoice, not because you were made sorrowful, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you felt the sorrow that God had intended, and so were not harmed in any way by us.

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2 Corinthians 12:21
I am afraid that when I come again, my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved over many who have sinned earlier and have not repented of their acts of impurity, sexual immorality, and debauchery.

2 Samuel 12:13
Then David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." "The LORD has taken away your sin, " Nathan replied. "You will not die.

1 Kings 8:47-50
and when they come to their senses in the land to which they were taken, and they repent and plead with You in the land of their captors, saying, 'We have sinned and done wrong; we have acted wickedly, ' . . .

Job 33:27, 28
Then he will sing before men with these words: 'I have sinned and perverted what was right; yet I did not get what I deserved. . . .

Jeremiah 31:9
They will come with weeping, and by their supplication I will lead them; I will make them walk beside streams of waters, on a level path where they will not stumble. For I am Israel's Father, and Ephraim is My firstborn."

Ezekiel 7:16
The survivors will escape and live in the mountains, all moaning like doves of the valley, each for his own iniquity.

Ezekiel 18:27-30
But if a wicked man turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will save his life. . . .

Jonah 3:8, 10
Furthermore, let both man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and have everyone call out earnestly to God. Let each one turn from his evil ways and from the violence in his hands. . . .

Matthew 21:28-32
"But what do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work today in the vineyard.' . . .

Matthew 26:75
Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: "Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times." And he went outside and wept bitterly.

Luke 15:10
In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of God's angels over one sinner who repents."

Luke 18:13
But the tax collector stood at a distance, unwilling even to lift up his eyes to heaven. Instead, he beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner!'

Acts 3:19
Repent, then, and turn back, so that your sins may be wiped away,

Acts 11:18
When they heard this, their objections were put to rest, and they glorified God, saying, "So then, God has granted even the Gentiles repentance unto life."

2 Timothy 2:25, 26
He must gently reprove those who oppose him, in the hope that God may grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth. . . .

the sorrow.

Genesis 4:13-15
But Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is greater than I can bear. . . .

Genesis 30:1
When Rachel saw that she was not bearing any children for Jacob, she envied her sister. "Give me children, or I will die!" she said to Jacob.

1 Samuel 30:6
And David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of every man grieved for his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.

2 Samuel 13:4
so he asked Amnon, "Why are you, the son of the king, so depressed morning after morning? Won't you tell me?" Amnon replied, "I am in love with Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister."

2 Samuel 17:23
When Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He put his affairs in order and hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father's tomb.

1 Kings 21:4
So Ahab went to his palace, sullen and angry because Naboth the Jezreelite had told him, "I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers." He lay down on his bed, turned his face away, and refused to eat.

Proverbs 15:13, 15
A joyful heart makes a cheerful countenance, but sorrow of the heart crushes the spirit. . . .

Proverbs 17:22
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 18:14
The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, but who can survive a broken spirit?

Jonah 4:9
Then God asked Jonah, "Have you any right to be angry about the plant?" "I do, " he replied. "I am angry enough to die!"

Matthew 27:4, 5
"I have sinned by betraying innocent blood, " he said. "What is that to us?" they replied. "You bear the responsibility." . . .

Hebrews 12:17
For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected. He could find no ground for repentance, though he sought the blessing with tears.

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