Bible Verses About Forgiveness

Sometimes forgiving someone who hurt us is the last thing we want to do. God commands us to forgive others, just as He has forgiven us of our sins! It is our responsibility as Christians to love others as Christ loves us and to offer forgiveness to those who offend. Spend time talking to God about your pain and disappointment and seek His guidance in restoring relationships.

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Psalm 32:5 NIV

5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord." And you forgave the guilt of my sin.

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Psalm 79:9 NIV

9 Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name's sake.

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Psalm 130:4 NIV

4 But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

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Isaiah 55:7 NIV

7 Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

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Matthew 6:12-15 NIV

12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation,The Greek for "temptation" can also mean "testing" .but deliver us from the evil one.Or "from evil" ; some late manuscripts "one," / "for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."' 14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

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Mark 11:25 NIV

25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.Some manuscripts include here words similar to Matt. 6:15."

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Luke 6:37 NIV

37 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

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Luke 17:3 NIV

3 So watch yourselves. "If your brother or sisterThe Greek word for "brother or sister" ("adelphos" ) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman.sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.

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Acts 2:38 NIV

38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

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Acts 10:43 NIV

43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."

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Ephesians 1:7 NIV

7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace

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Colossians 2:13-15 NIV

13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you{#dedup}Some manuscripts "us" {/dedup} alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.Or "them in him"

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Colossians 3:13 NIV

13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

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Hebrews 8:12 NIV

12 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."Jer. 31:31-34

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1 John 1:9 NIV

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

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