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This word signifies beaten or bruised, as with hard blows, or an heaver burden; and so in Scripture language imports one whose heart is broken and wounded for sin, on opposition to the heart of stone, Is. 66: 2. Psalms 51:17 . Psa 57: 15. 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 42:5; Job 6:1-30 :

3. Pungent sorrow for it, Zechariah 12:10 .

4. Ingenuous confession of it, 1 John 1:9 .

5. Prayer for deliverance from it, Psalms 51:10 . Luke 18:13 .

6. Susceptibility of good impressions, Ezekiel 11:19 .

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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Contrite'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. 1802.

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