Word of the Day: Repent and Repentance

Repent

 

re-pent / ri-ˈpent

 

verb

 

  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

 

 

Repentance

re-pen-tance / ri-ˈpen-tᵊn(t)s

 

noun

 

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

From listening comes wisdom and from speaking, repentance.

Traditional Proverb