Concordia Theological Monthly
repentance, sorrow, reue, busse
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None of these translations expresses adequately the basic meaning of the Greek terms. Repentance, like the Latin poenitentia, has a strong connotation of sorrow, German Reue. And the German word Busse carries with it the idea of making amends by paying or suffering a penalty. Sich bessern is an inevitable result of μετανοεῑν, but this idea is not contained in the original concept of the verb.
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Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
2 Corinthians 7:9-10; Luke 13:3, 5; Luke 17:3-4; Luke 5:32; Luke 24:37; Ezekiel 18:31; Psalm 51:10; Acts 28:2-6;
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Koehler, E. W.
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 14, Article 46.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol14/iss1/46