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41 Bible Verses about Forgiveness

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Matthew 9:6

But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins," then he said to the paralytic, "Get up, pick up your stretcher and go to your home."

Acts 13:38

"Therefore let it be known to you, men [and] brothers, that through this one forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and from all [the things] from which you were not able to be justified by the law of Moses,

John 20:23

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them. If you retain [the sins] of any, they are retained."

2 Corinthians 2:10

Now to whomever you forgive anything, I also [do]; for indeed, whatever I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, [it is] {for your sake} in the presence of Christ,

1 Kings 8:50

You shall forgive your people who sinned against you, [even] for all their transgressions which they committed against you. You shall give them compassion before their captors so that they may have compassion on them,

Romans 4:7

"Blessed [are they] whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, and whose sins are covered over.

Mark 2:10

But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,"--he said to the paralytic--

Daniel 7:13-14

"{I continued watching} in the visions of the night, and look, with the clouds of heaven [one] like a son of man was coming, and he came to the Ancient of Days, and {was presented} before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and kingship that all the peoples, the nations, and languages [would] serve him; his dominion [is] a dominion {without end} that will not cease, and his kingdom [is one] that will not be destroyed.

Matthew 12:32

And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him. But whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him either in this age or in the coming one!

Exodus 10:17

And now forgive my sin surely this time, and pray to Yahweh your God so that he may only remove from me this death."

Luke 7:47

{For this reason} I tell you, her sins--[which were] many--have been forgiven, for she loved much. But [the one] to whom little is forgiven loves little."

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Forgiveness » The lord forgiving

Psalm 99:8

O Yahweh our God, you answered them. You were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their [wrong] deeds.

Psalm 78:32-38

In spite of all this they sinned further and did not believe his wonders. And he consumed their days with futility their years with terror. When he killed [some of] them, then they sought him, and repented and earnestly sought God. read more.
And they remembered that God [was] their rock, and God Most High their redeemer. But they enticed him with their mouth and lied to him with their tongue. For their heart was not steadfast with him, nor were they faithful to his covenant. But he [was] compassionate; he pardoned [their] guilt and did not destroy [them]. And many [times] he turned back his anger and did not stir up all his wrath,

Jeremiah 31:33-34

"But this [is] the covenant that I will {make} with the house of Israel after those days," {declares} Yahweh: "I will put my law in their inward parts and on their hearts I will write it, and I will be to them God, and they themselves will be to me people. And they will no longer teach each one his neighbor, or each one his brother, {saying}, 'Know Yahweh,' for all of them will know me, from their {smallest} and up to their {greatest}," {declares} Yahweh, "for I will forgive their iniquity and their sin I will no longer remember."

Forgiveness » Who shall be forgiven

Matthew 12:31-32

For this [reason] I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven! And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him. But whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him either in this age or in the coming one!

Luke 12:10

And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him, but to the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven.

James 5:14-15

Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the elders of the church and they should pray over him, anointing him with olive oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins {he will be forgiven}.

Forgiveness » Who shall not be forgiven

Matthew 12:31-32

For this [reason] I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven! And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him. But whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him either in this age or in the coming one!

Mark 3:28-29

"Truly I say to you that all the sins and the blasphemies will be forgiven the sons of men, however much they blaspheme. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit does not have forgiveness {forever}, but is guilty of [an] eternal sin"--

Luke 12:10

And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him, but to the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven.

Hebrews 6:4-8

For [it is] impossible [concerning] those who have once been enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and become sharers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the coming age, and having fallen away, to renew [them] again to repentance, [because they] have crucified again for themselves the Son of God and held him up to contempt. read more.
For ground that drinks the rain that comes often upon it, and brings forth vegetation usable to those [people] {for whose sake} [it is] also cultivated, shares a blessing from God. But [if it] produces thorns and thistles, [it is] worthless and near to a curse, whose end [is] for burning.

Hebrews 10:26-29

For [if] we keep on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a fury of fire that is about to consume the adversaries. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses dies without mercy on [the testimony of] two or three witnesses. read more.
How much worse punishment do you think the person will be considered worthy of who treats with disdain the Son of God and who considers ordinary the blood of the covenant by which he was made holy and who insults the Spirit of grace?

More verses: 1 John 5:16-17

Forgiveness » Examples of divine

Ezra 9:13

After all that has come upon us for our evil practices and for our great guilt--you, our God, have held back less than our guilt [deserved] and you have given us a remainder such as this.

Genesis 19:16

But [when] he lingered, the men seized him by his hand and his wife's hand, and his two daughters by hand, on account of the mercy of Yahweh upon him. And they brought him out and set him outside of the city.

Psalm 103:11

For as [the] heavens are high above the earth, [so] his loyal love prevails over those who fear him.

Genesis 18:26

And Yahweh said, "If I find fifty righteous in Sodom, in the midst of the city, then I will forgive the whole place for their sake."

Nehemiah 9:17

They refused to listen and did not remember your wonders that you did among them. They stiffened their neck and in their rebellion {determined} to return to their slavery. But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and compassionate, {slow to anger}, abundant in loyal love, so you did not abandon them.

More verses: Nehemiah 9:31

Forgiveness » Examples of human

2 Samuel 19:23

Then the king said to Shimei, "You shall not die," and [so] the king swore to him.

Genesis 45:15

And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them. And afterward his brothers spoke with him.

1 Kings 1:53

Then King Solomon sent and brought him down from upon the altar. He came and did obeisance to King Solomon. Solomon said to him, "Go to your house."

Forgiveness » Human, encouraged

Forgiveness » The forgiveness of sins coming through the blood of jesus Christ

Acts 5:30-31

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you killed [by] hanging [him] on a tree. This one God has exalted to his right hand [as] Leader and Savior to grant repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

Acts 10:37-43

you know the thing that happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee, after the baptism that John proclaimed: Jesus of Nazareth--how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with him. And we [are] witnesses of all [the things] that he did both in the land of the Judeans and in Jerusalem, whom they also executed [by] hanging [him] on a tree. read more.
God raised this one up on the third day and granted [that] he should become visible, not to all the people but to us who had been chosen beforehand by God [as] witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify solemnly that this one is the one appointed by God [as] judge of the living and of the dead. To this one all the prophets testify, [that] through his name everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins."

Ephesians 1:3-7

Blessed [is] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly [places] in Christ, just as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, [that] we should be holy and blameless before him in love, having predestined us to adoption through Jesus Christ to himself according to the good pleasure of his will, read more.
to the praise of the glory of his grace that he bestowed on us in the beloved, in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace,

Colossians 1:12-14

giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you for a share of the inheritance of the saints in light, who has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred [us] to the kingdom of the Son {he loves}, in whom we have the redemption, the forgiveness of sins,

Forgiveness » Forgiving others

Colossians 3:12-13

Therefore, as [the] chosen of God, holy and [dearly] loved, put on affection, compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, putting up with one another and forgiving one another. If anyone should have a complaint against anyone, just as also the Lord forgave you, thus also you [do the same].

Luke 17:3-4

"Be concerned about yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times he returns to you saying, 'I repent,' you must forgive him."

Forgiveness » The reward for forgiving others

Forgiveness » Instances of » David forgives shimei

2 Samuel 19:23

Then the king said to Shimei, "You shall not die," and [so] the king swore to him.

2 Samuel 16:9-13

Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Please let me go over and take off his head." The king said, "{What do we have in common}, sons of Zeruiah? If he curses because Yahweh has said to him 'Curse David,' who can say, "Why have you done this?" David said to Abishai and to all his servants, "Look, my son who came out of my loins [is] seeking my life. Now {as far as} [this] Benjaminite, leave him alone and let him curse, for Yahweh has spoken to him. read more.
Perhaps Yahweh will look {in my eye} and repay good for me in place of his curse this day. Then David and his men went on the road, with Shimei going on the side of the hill beside him, {cursing as he went}. He threw stones beside him and threw dust in the air.

1 Kings 2:8-9

And look, Shimei the son of Gera the son of the Benjaminite from Bahurim is with you. Now he {cursed me severely} when I went to Mahanaim, but he came down to meet me at the Jordan, so I swore to him by Yahweh, 'I surely will not kill you with the sword.' So then, do not leave him unpunished, for you [are] a wise man, and you will know what you must do to him. You must bring his grey hair down to Sheol with blood."

Forgiveness » Instances of » David forgives saul

1 Samuel 26:9

But David said to Abishai, "Do not destroy him! For who has stretched out his hand against Yahweh's anointed one and remained blameless?"

1 Samuel 26:23

Yahweh repays to each [one] his righteousness and his faithfulness, for Yahweh gave you into my hand today, but I was not willing to stretch out my hand against Yahweh's anointed.

1 Samuel 24:10-12

Look, this day your eyes have seen that Yahweh gave you today into my hand in the cave, and some said to kill you. But {I took pity} on you and said, 'I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, because he [is] Yahweh's anointed one.' Now, my father, see, yes, see, the hem of your robe in my hand! For {when I cut} the hem of your robe I did not kill you. Know and {realize} that there is no evil or rebellion in my hand. I did not sin against you, but you [are] hunting down my life to take it. May Yahweh judge between me and you, and may Yahweh avenge me on you, but my hand will not be against you!

2 Samuel 1:14-17

David said to him, "How [is it that] you [were] not afraid to stretch out your hand to destroy Yahweh's anointed one?" Then David called to one of the young men and said to him, "Come near; strike him." So he struck him down and he died. David said to him, "Your blood [is] on your head, for your mouth has testified against you by saying, 'I killed Yahweh's anointed one!'" read more.
Then David sang this funeral song over Saul and over Jonathan his son.

Forgiveness » The reward for not forgiving others

Matthew 18:23-35

"For this [reason] the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man--a king--who wanted to settle accounts with his slaves. And [when] he began to settle [them], someone was brought to him who owed ten thousand talents. And [because] he did not have [enough] to repay [it], the master ordered him to be sold, and his wife and his children and everything that he had, and to be repaid. read more.
Then the slave threw himself to the ground [and] began to do obeisance to him, saying, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay back everything to you!' So the master of that slave, [because he] had compassion, released him and forgave him the loan. But that slave went out [and] found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii, and taking hold of him, he began to choke [him], saying, 'Pay back everything that you owe!' Then his fellow slave threw himself to the ground [and] began to implore him, saying, 'Be patient with me and I will repay you!' But he did not want to, but rather he went [and] threw him into prison until he would repay what was owed. So [when] his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were extremely distressed, and went [and] reported to their master everything that had happened. Then his master summoned him [and] said to him, 'Wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you implored me! Should you not also have shown mercy to your fellow slave as I also showed mercy to you?' And [because he] was angry, his master handed him over to the merciless jailers until he would repay everything that was owed. So also my heavenly Father will do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from your hearts!"

Forgiveness » How many times you should forgive someone

Matthew 18:21-22

Then Peter came up to him [and] said, "Lord, how many times will my brother sin against me and I will forgive him? Up to seven times?" Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven!

Luke 17:3-4

"Be concerned about yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times he returns to you saying, 'I repent,' you must forgive him."

Forgiveness » Those whose iniquities are forgiven

Psalm 32:1-2

Happy [is] he whose transgression is taken away, whose sin is covered. Happy [is] a person to whom Yahweh does not impute iniquity and in whose spirit there is not deceit.

Romans 4:6-7

just as David also speaks about the blessing of the person to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: "Blessed [are they] whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, and whose sins are covered over.

Forgiveness » Instances of » Joseph forgives his brothers

Genesis 45:5-15

So now, do not be distressed and do not be angry {with yourselves} that you sold me here, for God sent me as deliverance before you. For these two years the famine [has been] in the midst of the land, but [there will be] five more years where there is no plowing or harvest. And God sent me before you [all] to preserve for you a remnant in the land and to keep alive among you many survivors. read more.
So now, you yourselves did not send me here, but God put me here as father to Pharaoh and as master of all his household, and a ruler over all the land of Egypt. Hurry, and go up to my father and say to him, 'Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me and do not delay. You shall settle in the land of Goshen so that you will be near me, you and your children and your grandchildren, and your flocks and your herds and all that you have. And I will provide for you there, because [there are] still five years of famine--lest you and your household and all that you have become destitute.' Now behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that {it is I} who am speaking to you. And you must tell my father of all my honor in Egypt and all that you have seen. Now hurry and bring my father here." Then he fell upon the neck of his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck. And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them. And afterward his brothers spoke with him.

Genesis 50:19-21

Then Joseph said to them, "Do not be afraid, for [am] I in the place of God? As for you, you planned evil against me, [but] God planned it for good, in order to do this--to keep many people alive--as [it is] today. So then, do not be afraid. I myself will provide for you and your little ones. And he consoled them and {spoke kindly} to them.

Forgiveness » Whose sins are forgiven

1 John 2:10-12

The one who loves his brother resides in the light, and [there] is no cause for stumbling in him. But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you on account of his name.

Forgiveness » Instances of » The prophet of judah forgives jeroboam

1 Kings 13:3-6

He gave a sign on that day, saying, "This [is] the sign that Yahweh has predetermined: Look, [this] altar will be torn [apart], and the ashes that [are] on it will be poured out." It happened at the moment the king heard the word of the man of God that he cried out against the altar in Bethel, Jeroboam stretched out his hand from the altar, saying, "Seize him!" But his hand which he stretched out to him was paralyzed, and he was not able to draw it back to himself. Then the altar was torn [apart] and the ashes from the altar poured out according to the sign which the man of God had announced by the word of Yahweh. read more.
Then the king responded and said to the man of God, "Please entreat the favor of Yahweh your God, and pray for me that my hand may return to me." So the man of God entreated the face of Yahweh, and the hand of the king returned to him, as it was in the beginning.

Forgiveness » Instances of » Moses forgives the israelites

Numbers 12:1-13

And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he took (because he took a Cushite wife); and they said, "Has Yahweh spoken only through Moses? Has not Yahweh also spoken through us?" And Yahweh heard it. Now the man, Moses, [was] more humble than any other person on the face of the earth, read more.
and Yahweh said suddenly to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, "Go out, you three, to the tent of assembly." So the three of them when out. And Yahweh went down in a column of cloud and stood [at] the doorway of the tent, and he called Aaron and Miriam, and the two of them went, and he said, "Please hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I, Yahweh, will make myself known to him in a vision. I will speak to him in a dream. Not so with my servant Moses; in all my house he [is] faithful. I will speak to him mouth to mouth, [in] clearness, not in riddles; and he will look at the form of Yahweh. Why were you not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?" {And Yahweh became very angry} with them, and he went [away]. And the cloud departed from on the tent, and behold, Miriam [was] infected with {a skin disease} white like snow; when Aaron turned toward Miriam, behold, [she was] afflicted with a skin disease. So Aaron said to Moses, "Please, my lord, please do not put on us [this] sin [in] which we were foolish and [in] which we have sinned. Please do not let her be like the dead, whose flesh is half consumed when coming out from the womb of its mother." And Moses cried to Yahweh, saying, "God, {please heal her}!"

Forgiveness » Instances of » Esau forgives jacob

Genesis 33:11

Please take my gift which has been brought to you, for God has dealt graciously with me, and because {I have enough}." And he urged him, so he took [it].

Forgiveness » Why jesus Christ asked God the father to forgive man

Forgiveness » Forgiveness belonging to the lord

Forgiveness » Instances of » Jesus forgives his enemies

Forgiveness » Instances of » Solomon forgives adonijah

1 Kings 1:53

Then King Solomon sent and brought him down from upon the altar. He came and did obeisance to King Solomon. Solomon said to him, "Go to your house."

Jesus Christ » In his name » Forgiveness » Of sins

1 John 2:12

I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you on account of his name.

Topics on Forgiveness

Anger And Forgiveness

49;4;26

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun set on your anger,

Asking for forgiveness

62;1;9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, so that he will forgive us [our] sins and will cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Forgiveness Kjv

40;6;15

But if you do not forgive people, neither will your Father forgive your sins.

Forgiveness Of Sins

19;32;1

Happy [is] he whose transgression is taken away, whose sin is covered.

Forgiveness Through Repentance

41;1;4

John was there baptizing in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Forgiveness, Application Of

2;32;30-32

{And} the next day Moses said to the people, "You have sinned a great sin. And now I will go up to Yahweh. Perhaps I can make atonement for your sin."

Forgiveness, Divine

2;34;5-7

And Yahweh descended in the cloud, and he stood with him there, and he proclaimed the name of Yahweh.

Forgiveness, In Ministry of Christ

40;1;20-21

But [as] he was considering these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary [as] your wife, for what has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

God's Forgiveness

40;6;15

But if you do not forgive people, neither will your Father forgive your sins.

Love And Forgiveness

19;86;5

For you, O Lord, [are] good and forgiving, and abundant in loyal love for all who call to you.

Repentance And Forgiveness

40;3;2

and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near!"

Sin, Accepting Forgiveness Of

25;1;20

See, O Yahweh, that {I am in distress}; {my stomach} is in torment, my heart has turned inside me because I have certainly rebelled. From outside a sword brings bereavement, inside the house [it is] like death.