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confession, confess

This word has two different biblical meanings.

  1. an open profession of faith (Luke 12:8)

  2. an acknowledment of sins to God (Lev. 16:21; Ezra 9:5-15; Dan. 9:3-12), and to a neighbor whom we have wronged (James 5:16; Matt. 18:15)

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