Contrite literally signifies beaten or bruised, as with hard blows, or a heavy burden; and so, in Scripture language, imports one whose heart is broken and wounded for sin, in opposition to the heart of stone (Isa 66:2; Ps 51:17; Ps 57:11). The evidences of a broken and contrite spirit are:

(1) Deep conviction of the evil of sin; (2) humiliation under a sense of it (Job 43:5, 6); (3) pungent sorrow for it (Zec 12:10); (4) ingenuous confession of it (1 John, 1:9); (5) prayer for deliverance from it (Ps 51:10; Lu 18:13); (6) susceptibility of good impressions (Eze 11:19).

Bible concordance for CONTRITION.

Definition of contrite

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