As human beings, we are flawed and prone to sin.  Romans 3:23 says  “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Despite our inherent nature of sin, we are offered a path to redemption through confession.

Bible verses about confession.
A believer in confession.

Confession is an essential aspect of the Christian faith, leading to forgiveness and reconciliation with God. Regardless of the sins and mistakes burdening our hearts, with confession and sincere repentance, God has the power to cleanse our souls. Isaiah 1:18 reads “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”

Consider the story of the prodigal son, who, after squandering his wealth, recognized his errors and humbly returned to his father, seeking forgiveness. Similarly, regardless of the mistakes you may have made, the act of confession opens the door to restoration.

In the following article, we explore 55 Bible verses that address the topic of confession. Read these verses for guidance and comfort on your journey toward confession

Here are some Bible verses about confession

Leviticus 5:5 

“When you realize your guilt in any of these, you shall confess the sin that you have committed.”

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Numbers 5:7 

“He shall confess his sin that he has committed. And he shall make full restitution for his wrong.”

Psalm 32:5 

“I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,’ and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.”

Proverbs 28:13 

“Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.”

Daniel 9:4 

“I prayed to the LORD my God and made confession, saying, ‘O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments.'”

Bible verses about confession.
This is a Bible verse from the book of Leviticus 5:5.

Matthew 3:6 

“And they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.”

Matthew 10:32 

“So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven.”

Luke 12:8 

“And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God.”

Luke 15:21 

“And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'”

Luke 18:13 

“But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!'”

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Acts 19:18 

“Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices.”

Romans 10:9 

“Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

1 Corinthians 12:3 

“Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says, ‘Jesus is accursed!’ and no one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except in the Holy Spirit.”

1 Timothy 6:12 -13

“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you”

James 5:16 

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”

1 John 1:9 

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Revelation 3:5 

“The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.”

Psalm 38:18 

“I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin.”

Psalm 51:4 

“Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.”

Bible verses about confession.
This is a Bible verse from the book of Numbers 5:7.

Psalm 66:18 

“If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.”

Psalm 139:23-24 

“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!”

Proverbs 28:13 

“Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.”

Isaiah 59:12 

 “For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and we know our iniquities.”

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Jeremiah 3:13 

“Only acknowledge your guilt, that you rebelled against the LORD your God and scattered your favors among foreigners under every green tree, and that you have not obeyed my voice, declares the LORD.”

Jeremiah 31:19 

“For after I had turned away, I relented, and after I was instructed, I struck my thigh; I was ashamed, and I was confounded because I bore the disgrace of my youth.”

Daniel 9:20 

“While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my plea before the LORD my God for the holy hill of my God.”

Matthew 10:33 

“But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.”

Matthew 16:16 

“Simon Peter replied, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.'”

Mark 1:5 

 “And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.”

2 Timothy 2:19

“Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.””

Acts 8:37 

“And Philip said, ‘If you believe with all your heart, you may.’ And he replied, ‘I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.'”

Romans 10:10 

“For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”

Bible verses about confession.
This is a Bible verse from the book of Matthew 10:32.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.”

2 Corinthians 9:13 

“By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others.”

2 Timothy 2:12 

“if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us.”

Hebrews 3:1 

“Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession.”

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Hebrews 4:14 

“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.”

1 John 2:23 

“No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.”

1 John 4:15 

“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.”

2 John 1:7 

“For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.”

Revelation 12:11 

“And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.”

Jeremiah 15:19 

“Therefore thus says the LORD: ‘If you return, I will restore you, and you shall stand before me. If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless, you shall be as my mouth. They shall turn to you, but you shall not turn to them.'”

Acts 3:19 

“Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out.”

Acts 26:20 

“But declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance.”

Bible verses about confession.
This is a Bible verse from the book of Luke 15:21.

Psalms 32:5

“Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.”

Leviticus 26:40-41

“But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers in their treachery that they committed against me, and also in walking contrary to me, so that I walked contrary to them and brought them into the land of their enemies—if then their uncircumcised heart is humbled and they make amends for their iniquity, then I will remember my covenant with Jacob, and I will remember my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.”

Nehemiah 9:2-3

“Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors. They stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the LORD their God for a quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshiping the LORD their God.”

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Leviticus 16:21

“He is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites—all their sins—and put them on the goat’s head. He shall send the goat away into the wilderness in the care of someone appointed for the task.”

Ezra 10:1

“While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself down before the house of God, a large crowd of Israelites—men, women and children—gathered around him. They too wept bitterly.”

Nehemiah 1:6

“let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you.”

Psalms 38:18

“I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.”

Philippians 2:11

“And every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

2 Samuel 12:13

“Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has taken away your sin; you shall not die.”

Judges 10:10

“Then the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord, saying, “We have sinned against You, for indeed, we have forsaken our God and served the Baals.””

Ezra 10:11

“Now therefore, make confession to the Lord God of your fathers and do His will; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives.”