You can’t whitewash your sins and get by with it;
you find mercy by admitting and leaving them.
Proverbs 28:13 (The Message)
He who covers his sins will not prosper,
But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.
Proverbs 28:13 (New King James Version)
People who conceal their sins will not prosper,
but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.
Proverbs 28:13 (New Living Translation)