At the end he professed abject repentance for his impiety and disloyalty.
(7) They believe that repentance is the only way to salvation.
25-31, repentance is called forth by the divine forgiveness.
Of a real remission of sins the old doctrine of Zoroaster knows nothing, whilst the later Zoroastrian Church admits repentance, expiation and remission.
The message of the prophets was primarily a preaching of repentance and righteousness if the nation would escape judgment; the message of the apocalyptic writers was of patience and trust for that deliverance and reward were sure to come.