II Kings 5:8
II Kings 22:19
See also: II Chronicles 34:27; Ecclesiastes 3:7
In repentance for sin, we should rend our hearts. God is concerned about our heart.
In the Old Testament, rending garments was supposed to be a sign of the rending of the heart. However, apparently people were rending their garments as a show when the heart was not rent. Thus, God told them to rend their hearts rather than their garments. Rending of the garments was still often done genuinely, as in II Kings 22:19.
II Kings 5:8 is a special case: the king rent his garments because he thought the situation was hopeless (not in repentance for sin). However, this demonstrated his lack of faith that there was a prophet of God in Israel who could have helped him.
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