Word of the Day: Repent and Repentance



re-pent / ri-ˈpent




  1. to turn from sin and better oneself

To grieve over sin is one thing, to repent is another.

Frederick William Robertson, 1816-1853


  1. to feel regretful or contrite over past actions

To spend the night in anger is better than to spend it repenting.

Senegalese Proverb




re-pen-tance / ri-ˈpen-tᵊn(t)s




  1. the act of regretting past wrongs and turning from sin

From listening comes wisdom and from speaking, repentance.

Traditional Proverb