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17 Bible Verses about Forgiveness, In Ministry of Christ
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But while he thought on these things, lo! an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. And she will bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he will save his people from their sins.
The next day he seeth Jesus coming to him, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world!
And when they had come to the place which is called the Skull, they there crucified him, and the malefactors; one on the right hand, and the other on the left. And Jesus said, Father, forgive them! for they know not what they do. And they divided his garments, casting lots.
And the scribes and the Pharisees bring to him a woman taken in adultery; and having set her in the midst, they say to him, Teacher, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such persons; what then dost thou say?read more.
But this they said to try him, that they might be able to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground. But when they continued asking him, he lifted himself up, and said to them, Let him that is without sin among you first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And when they heard this, they went out one by one, beginning with the oldest; and Jesus was left alone, and the woman who was in the midst. And Jesus lifted himself up and said to her, Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn thee! And she said, No one, Lord. And Jesus said, neither do I condemn thee; go, and sin no more.
And going on board a boat, he crossed over, and came to his own city. And lo! they brought to him a man that was palsied, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the palsied man, Be of good cheer, son; thy sins are forgiven. And lo! some of the scribes said within themselves, This man is blaspheming.read more.
And Jesus seeing their thoughts, said, Wherefore have ye evil thoughts in your hearts? For which is easier? to say, Thy sins are forgiven? or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of Man hath authority on earth to forgive sins,then he saith to the palsied man,Arise, take up thy bed, and go to thy house. And he arose, and went away to his house. And when the multitudes saw it, they were struck with fear, and gave glory to God, who had given such power to men.
And after some days he again entered Capernaum; and it was reported that he was in the house. And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, even at the door; and he was speaking the word to them. And they come to him, bringing one that was palsied, borne by four men.read more.
And not being able to bring him to him on account of the crowd, they took off the roof where he was; and when they had broken an opening, they let down the bed whereon the palsied man lay. And Jesus seeing their faith, saith to the palsied man, Son, thy sins are forgiven. But there were some of the scribes sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man speak thus? He blasphemeth; who can forgive sins but God only? And Jesus immediately perceiving in his spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, saith to them, Why do ye reason thus in your hearts? Which is easier? to say to the palsied man, Thy sins are forgiven? or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed and go? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority on earth to forgive sins,he saith to the palsied man, I say to thee, Arise, take up thy bed and go to thy house. And he arose, and immediately took up the bed and went forth before them all; so that they were all amazed, and gave glory to God, saying, We never saw it thus.
And it came to pass on a certain day, that he was teaching, and there were sitting by Pharisees and teachers of the law, who had come from every town of Galilee and Judea, and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present that he might heal. And lo! men brought on a bed a man that was palsied; and they endeavored to bring him in, and to set him before him. And not finding any way to bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with the couch into the midst before Jesus.read more.
And seeing their faith, he said, Man, thy sins have been forgiven thee. And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this that speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone? But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, answered and said to them, What are ye thinking in your hearts? Which is easier? to say, Thy sins have been forgiven thee? or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority on earth to forgive sins,he said to the palsied man,I say to thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go to thy house. And he immediately rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and went away to his house, giving glory to God. And amazement seized them all, and they gave glory to God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things today.
And Jesus seeing their faith, saith to the palsied man, Son, thy sins are forgiven. But there were some of the scribes sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man speak thus? He blasphemeth; who can forgive sins but God only?
And lo! they brought to him a man that was palsied, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the palsied man, Be of good cheer, son; thy sins are forgiven. And lo! some of the scribes said within themselves, This man is blaspheming.
And seeing their faith, he said, Man, thy sins have been forgiven thee. And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this that speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?
Therefore the kingdom of heaven is likened to a king, who would settle accounts with his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, there was brought to him one, who owed him ten thousand talents. But as he was unable to pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.read more.
Then that servant fell down and did obeisance to him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And the lord of that servant, being moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt. But that servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, who owed him a hundred denaries; and he laid hold of him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay what thou owest. His fellowservant then fell down and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee. And he would not; but went away and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. Then his fellowservants, seeing what was done, were greatly grieved; and went and told their lord all that had been done. Then his lord, having called him, saith to him, Thou wicked servant! All that debt I forgave thee because thou didst beseech me; shouldst not thou also have had pity on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was enraged, and delivered him to the inflicters of punishment, till he should pay all that was due to him. So also will my heavenly Father do to you, if ye forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.
And one of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him; and he went into the Pharisees house, and reclined at the table. And lo! a woman who was in the city, a sinner, learning that he was at table in the Pharisees house, brought an alabasterbottle of ointment, and standing behind at his feet, weeping, began to wet his feet with tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.read more.
And the Pharisee who had invited him, when he saw this, said within himself, This man, if he were a prophet, would know who, and what sort of woman, this is that toucheth him; for she is a sinner. And Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. And he saith, Teacher, say on. A certain moneylender had two debtors; one owed five hundred denaries, and the other fifty. When they had nothing to pay, he freely remitted the debt of both. Which of them, now, will love him the most? Simon answering said, He, I suppose, to whom he remitted the most. And he said to him, Thou hast judged rightly. And turning to the woman, he said to Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered thy house, no water didst thou give me for my feet; but she wet my feet with tears, and wiped them with her hair. No kiss didst thou give me; but she, from the time I came in, did not cease to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint; but she anointed my feet with costly ointment. Wherefore, I say to thee, her many sins have been forgiven; for she loved much; but he to whom little is forgiven loveth little. And he said to her, Thy sins have been forgiven. And those who were at table with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that even forgiveth sins? But he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
He said also, A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of the property that falleth to me. And he divided to them his living. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, and went abroad into a far country; and there wasted his substance in riotous living.read more.
And when he had spent all, there arose a great famine in that country; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he longed to fill himself with the husks that the swine ate; and no one gave to him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my fathers have bread enough and to spare, and I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against Heaven and before thee; I am no longer worthy to be called thy son; make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and went to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against Heaven and before thee; I am no longer worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring out the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf; kill it, and let us eat and make merry. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to make merry. Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And calling one of the servants, he inquired what these things meant. And he said to him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. But he was angry, and would not go in; and his father came out, and entreated him. And he answering said to his father, Lo! for so many years have I served thee, and never transgressed thy command; and yet to me thou never gavest a kid, that I might make merry with my friends. But as soon as this thy son came, who devoured thy living with harlots, thou didst kill for him the fatted calf. And he said to him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry and be glad; for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.
Then he said to them again, Peace be to you! As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. And having said this, he breathed on them, and saith to them, Receive the Holy Spirit. Whosever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them; whosever ye retain, they are retained.
But Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized to the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins, and ye will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Be it therefore known to you, brethren, that through this man is announced to you the forgiveness of sins;
And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus, whom thou persecutest. But arise and stand upon thy feet; for I have appeared to thee for this purpose, to prepare thee as a minister and a witness both of the things which thou sawest, and of those on account of which I will appear to thee; delivering thee from the people, and from the gentiles, to whom I send thee,read more.
to open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and an inheritance among the sanctified, by faith in me.