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God has overlooked the times when people did not know him, but now he commands all of them everywhere to turn away from their evil ways.
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And God indeed having winked at the times of this ignorance, now declareth unto men that all should every where do penance.
Acts 14:16 Who in times past, suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
Psalm 50:21 These things hast thou done, and I was silent. Thou thoughtest unjustly that I should be like to thee: but I will reprove thee, and set before thy face.
Romans 1:28 And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient.
Romans 3:23,25 For all have sinned and do need the glory of God. . . .
Acts 3:19 Be penitent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.
Acts 11:18 Having heard these things, they held their peace and glorified God, saying: God then hath also to the Gentiles given repentance, unto life.
Acts 20:21 Testifying both to Jews and Gentiles penance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 26:17-20 Delivering thee from the people and from the nations unto which now I send thee: . . .
Matthew 3:2 And saying: Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say: Do penance, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Mark 6:12 And going forth they preached men should do penance:
Luke 13:5 No, I say to you: but except you do penance, you shall all likewise perish.
Luke 15:10 So I say to you, there shall be joy before the angels of God upon one sinner doing penance.
Luke 24:47 And that penance and remission of sins should be preached in his name, unto all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience and longsuffering? Knowest thou not that the benignity of God leadeth thee to penance?
2 Corinthians 7:10 For the sorrow that is according to God worketh penance, steadfast unto salvation: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
Ephesians 4:17 This then I say and testify in the Lord: That henceforward you walk not as also the Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind:
Ephesians 5:6-8 Let no man deceive you with vain words. For because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the children of unbelief. . . .
Titus 2:11,12 For the grace of God our Saviour hath appeared to all men: . . .
1 Peter 1:14,15 As children of obedience, not fashioned according to the former desires of your ignorance, . . .
1 Peter 4:3 For the time past is sufficient to have fulfilled the will of the Gentiles, for them who have walked in riotousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings and unlawful worshipping of idols.
ContextPaul Before the Areopagus
…29Being therefore the offspring of God, we must not suppose the divinity to be like unto gold or silver or stone, the graving of art and device of man. 30And God indeed having winked at the times of this ignorance, now declareth unto men that all should every where do penance. 31Because he hath appointed a day wherein he will judge the world in equity, by the man whom he hath appointed: giving faith to all, by raising him up from the dead.…
And that penance and remission of sins should be preached in his name, unto all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Who in times past, suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
For passing by and seeing your idols, I found an altar also, on which was written: To the Unknown God. What therefore you worship without knowing it, that I preach to you:
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.
Whom God hath proposed to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to the shewing of his justice, for the remission of former sins,
Having their understanding darkened: being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts.
For the grace of God our Saviour hath appeared to all men:
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