8479 self-examination, examples of
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Scripture provides numerous examples of self-examination, and its results. In particular, self-examination is often portrayed as leading to repentance.

Self-examination in the experience of Israel

Self-examination at the entry into the promised land

Joshua 7:1-26; Joshua 24:14

Self-examination during the war with the Philistines

1 Samuel 14:24-47

Self-examination at the time of the exile

Jeremiah 31:18-20

Self-examination after returning from exile in Babylon

Nehemiah 8:9; Haggai 1:5-12; Haggai 2:15-19

Self-examination by other nations

Jonah 3:1-10

Self-examination in the experience of individuals

King David

Psalm 51:3-6 See also 2 Samuel 12:1-13; Psalm 32:3-5


Job 42:1-6

The psalmists

Psalm 119:59 See also Psalm 42:5,11; Psalm 43:5

The lost son

Luke 15:17-20

The disciples

Matthew 26:22 pp Mark 14:19


See also Matthew 26:25; Matthew 27:3-5

See also

6732  repentance
8820  self-confidence

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