“Though our iniquities testify against us, act, O Lord, for your name’s sake... O you hope of Israel in time of trouble.” Jeremiah 14:7
“They left the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name.“ Acts 5:41 You can’t kill such joy.
“God exalted Jesus at his right hand as Leader and Savior to give repentance to Israel.” Acts 5:31. Repentance is a gift. Cf. 2 Timothy 2:25