25 Bible Verses about Forgiveness, List Verse and Description
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Bible Verses about Forgiveness
- Colossians 3:13 – “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” This verse reminds us that we should forgive others just as Jesus forgave us.
- Ephesians 4:32 – “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” This verse reminds us that we should be kind and tenderhearted when it comes to forgiving others.
- Matthew 6:14-15 – “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” This verse reminds us that we should forgive others in order to be forgiven ourselves.
- Proverbs 17:9 – “Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.” This verse reminds us that it’s better to forgive and forget than to dwell on past mistakes.
- Mark 11:25 – “And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.” This verse reminds us to forgive others before we pray, so that God can forgive us too.
- Luke 6:37 – “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.” This verse reminds us that we should forgive others in order to be forgiven ourselves.
- Matthew 18:21-22 – “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’” This verse reminds us that we should be willing to forgive others, even if they have wronged us multiple times.
- 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” This verse reminds us that God is faithful and just and will always forgive us when we confess our sins.
- 2 Corinthians 2:7 – “So if you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake.” This verse reminds us that we should forgive others, even if we’re not sure if we should.
- Proverbs 19:11 – “A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.” This verse reminds us that it’s wise to be patient and overlook offenses rather than dwell on them.
- Matthew 5:23-24 – “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.” This verse reminds us that reconciliation should come before worship.
- Ephesians 4:26 – “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath.” This verse reminds us to not let our anger linger and to quickly forgive.
- Daniel 9:9 – “To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against him.” This verse reminds us that God is always willing to show mercy and forgive us, even when we’ve sinned against him.
- Psalm 103:12 – “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” This verse reminds us that God has forgiven us and removed our transgressions from us.
- Psalm 86:5 – “For you, Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.” This verse reminds us that God is good and forgiving, and will always show love to those who call upon him.
- Isaiah 43:25 – “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.” This verse reminds us that God will blot out our transgressions and remember our sins no more.
- Isaiah 1:18 – “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” This verse reminds us that God can forgive even the gravest of sins.
- Romans 8:1 – “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” This verse reminds us that those who are in Christ Jesus are no longer under condemnation.
- Colossians 1:14 – “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins.” This verse reminds us that through Jesus’s blood we have forgiveness of sins.
- James 5:15 – “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.” This verse reminds us that God is willing to forgive our sins if we ask for it.
- 1 Peter 4:8 – “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” This verse reminds us that love can help us to forgive others, even if they have done us wrong.
- Psalm 32:1-2 – “Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.” This verse reminds us that we can be blessed when our sins are forgiven.
- Romans 5:20 – “But where sin increased, grace abounded all the more.” This verse reminds us that even when we sin, God’s grace abounds.
- Psalm 51:1-2 – “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.” This verse reminds us to ask God for forgiveness and mercy when we have sinned.
- Psalm 130:3-4 – “If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.” This verse reminds us that God is willing to forgive us, so that we can honor and fear him.