6629 conversion, examples of
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Scripture gives examples of individuals and peoples who have turned to God in conversion.

Examples of conversion in the OT

Peoples who turned to God

Isaiah 19:22 Egypt; Jonah 3:5-10 Nineveh

Individuals who turned to God

2 Kings 5:15 Naaman; 2 Chronicles 33:12-13 Manasseh; Daniel 4:34-37 Nebuchadnezzar; Jonah 1:16 sailors on board ship with Jonah

Examples of conversion in the NT

Examples of people in general

John 4:42 people of Sychar; Acts 2:41 3,000 people on the day of Pentecost; Acts 8:12 Samaritans; Acts 9:35 people of Lydda and Sharon; Acts 15:3 Gentile converts

Examples of individual converts

Luke 15:18 the prodigal son; Luke 19:8-9 Zacchaeus; Acts 8:35-38 the Ethiopian eunuch


Acts 9:3-18 pp Acts 22:6-11 pp Acts 26:12-18 Acts 10:44-48 Cornelius; Acts 13:12 the proconsul, Sergius Paulus; Acts 16:14-15 Lydia; Acts 16:29-34 the Philippian jailer

The prophetic vision of the future conversion of Israel and the nations

Israel's turning back to God

Hosea 3:5 See also Jeremiah 50:4-5; Hosea 11:10-11; Romans 11:26

The conversion of the nations

Jeremiah 16:19 See also Psalm 22:27-28; Isaiah 2:3 pp Micah 4:2; Zechariah 14:16

See also

2426  gospel, responses
5108  Paul, life of
7510  Gentiles
7757  preaching, effects

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