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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Regretful, sorrowful, broken in spirit because of a sense of sin.

2. (a.) Broken down with grief and penitence; deeply sorrowful for sin because it is displeasing to God; humbly and thoroughly penitent.

3. (n.) A contrite person.

4. (v.) In a contrite manner.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CONTRITE; CONTRITION

kon'-trit, kontrish'-un (dakka', "bruise"): Only in Old Testament (Psalm 34:18 Psalm 51:17 Isaiah 57:15); nakheh, "smitten" (Isaiah 66:2). Contrite, "crushed," is only the superlative of "broken"; "a contrite heart" is "a heart broken to pieces." In Holy Scripture, the heart is the seat of all feeling, whether joy or sorrow. A contrite heart is one in which the natural pride and self-sufficiency have been completely humbled by the consciousness of guilt. The theological term "contrition" designates more than is found in these passages. It refers to the grief experienced as a consequence of the revelation of sin made by the preaching of the law (Jeremiah 23:29). The Augsburg Confession (Article XII) analyzes repentance into two parts: "Contrition and faith," the one the fruit of the preaching of the law, the other of the gospel. While contrition has its degrees, and is not equal in all persons, the promise of forgiveness is not dependent upon the degree of contrition, but solely upon the merit of Christ. It is not simply a precondition of faith, but, as hatred of sin, combined with the purpose, by God's aid, to overcome it, grows with faith.

H. E. Jacobs

Strong's Hebrew
1793. dakka' -- contrite
... 1792, 1793. dakka'. 1793a . contrite. Transliteration: dakka' Phonetic Spelling:
(dak-kaw') Short Definition: contrite. contrite, destruction ...
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1793a. dakka -- contrite
... contrite. Transliteration: dakka Short Definition: contrite. Word Origin from daka
Definition contrite NASB Word Usage contrite (1), who are crushed (1). ...
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1792. daka -- to crush
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to crush NASB Word Usage become contrite (1),
contrite (1), crush (7), crushed (7), crushing (1), oppressed (1). ...
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1794. dakah -- to crush
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to crush NASB Word Usage broken (1), contrite
(1), crouches (1), crushed (2). break sore, contrite, crouch. ...
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5223. nakeh -- smitten, stricken
... Word Origin from nakah Definition smitten, stricken NASB Word Usage contrite
(1), crippled (2). contrite, lame. Smitten, ie (literally ...
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Library

October the Twenty-First the Contrite Heart
... OCTOBER The Twenty-first THE CONTRITE HEART. ISAIAH lvii.13-21. ... "I dwell with him
also that is of a contrite and humble spirit.". And who are the contrite? ...
/.../october the twenty-first the contrite.htm

The Broken and Contrite Heart
... SERMON XVII. THE BROKEN AND CONTRITE HEART. Isaiah, lvii.15-21. For ... wrong. He
wanted to produce in them the humble and the contrite heart. ...
/.../kingsley/town and country sermons/sermon xvii the broken and.htm

Whether Man Should be Contrite on Account of the Punishment, and ...
... OF THE OBJECT OF CONTRITION (SIX ARTICLES) Whether man should be contrite on
account of the punishment, and not only on account of his sin? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether man should be contrite.htm

The Contrite Heart. Isa 47:15:00
... SONG OF SOLOMON Hymn 64 The contrite heart. Isa 47:15. William Cowper 8,6,8,6.
The contrite heart. Isa 47:15. The LORD will happiness divine. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/olney hymns/hymn 64 the contrite heart.htm

Whether Our Souls are Contrite for Sins Even after this Life?
... OF THE TIME FOR CONTRITION (THREE ARTICLES) Whether our souls are contrite
for sins even after this life? Objection 1: It would ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether our souls are contrite.htm

The Hope of the Contrite.
... THE HOPE OF THE CONTRITE. 7,7,7,7 Weg mein Herz mit dem Gedanken. [181]Paul Gerhardt.
trans. by Catherine Winkworth, 1869. Hence, my heart, with such a thought. ...
/.../winkworth/christian singers of germany/the hope of the contrite.htm

With Broken Heart and Contrite Sigh
... II. THE CHRISTIAN YEAR Ash Wednesday and Lent 133. With broken heart and contrite
sigh. LM ... Cornelius Elven, 1852. With broken heart and contrite sigh,. ...
/.../ash wednesday and lent 133.htm

Whether, when Deprived of Charity, a Man Can Make Satisfaction for ...
... Whether, when deprived of charity, a man can make satisfaction for sins
for which he was previously contrite? Objection 1: It would ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether when deprived of charity.htm

Whether a Man Ought to have Contrition for Another's Sin?
... For one should not ask forgiveness for a sin unless one is contrite for
it. ... Therefore man should be contrite for the sins of others. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether a man ought to 7.htm

Thirteenth Day. Holiness and Humility.
... 'Thus saith the High and Lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy:
I dwell in the High and Holy place, with him that is of a contrite and humble ...
/.../murray/holy in christ/thirteenth day holiness and humility.htm

Thesaurus
Contrite (5 Occurrences)
... penitent. 3. (n.) A contrite person. 4. (v.) In a contrite manner. Int.
Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CONTRITE; CONTRITION. kon ...
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Contrition (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) The state of being contrite; deep sorrow and repentance for sin, because
sin is displeasing to God; humble penitence; through repentance. Int. ...
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Inhabiteth (6 Occurrences)
... saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell
in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble ...
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Inhabits (2 Occurrences)
... thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell
in the high and holy place, with him also who is of a contrite and humble ...
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Brokenhearted (5 Occurrences)
... Such people are in the right condition to be met and blessed by God. Compare "of
contrite spirit" (Psalm 31:18 Isaiah 66:2). Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Eternity (23 Occurrences)
... saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell
in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble ...
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Lofty (44 Occurrences)
... thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell
in the high and holy place, with him also who is of a contrite and humble ...
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Revive (31 Occurrences)
... thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell
in the high and holy place, with him also who is of a contrite and humble ...
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Impenitent (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Not penitent; not repenting of sin; not contrite;
of a hard heart. 2. (n.) One who is not penitent. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Indulgence (3 Occurrences)
... It is a payment of the debt of justice to God by the application of the merits of
Christ and his saints to the contrite soul through the church. ...
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Concordance
Contrite (5 Occurrences)

Psalms 34:18
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Psalms 51:17
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 57:15
For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 66:2
For all these things has my hand made, and so all these things came to be," says Yahweh: "but to this man will I look, even to him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at my word.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 44:10
They are not humbled even to this day, neither have they feared, nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set before you and before your fathers.
(See NAS)

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Contrite

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Contrition (1 Occurrence)

Inhabiteth (6 Occurrences)

Inhabits (2 Occurrences)

Brokenhearted (5 Occurrences)

Eternity (23 Occurrences)

Lofty (44 Occurrences)

Revive (31 Occurrences)

Impenitent (1 Occurrence)

Indulgence (3 Occurrences)

Trembles (17 Occurrences)

Trembleth (21 Occurrences)

Penitent (7 Occurrences)

Broken (559 Occurrences)

Contributory (1 Occurrence)

Saveth (36 Occurrences)

Holiness (76 Occurrences)

Despise (64 Occurrences)

Acceptable (48 Occurrences)

Abstinence (2 Occurrences)

Humble (97 Occurrences)

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