What Does the Bible Say about Forgiveness
What does the Bible say about forgiveness?
Forgiveness from God:
“Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors” (Matthew 6:12).
“Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults” (Psalm 19:12).
“Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’ And they divided up his clothes by casting lots” (Luke 23:34).
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
“All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name" (Acts 10:43).
“To open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me” (Acts 26:18).
“In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” (Hebrews 9:22).
“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you” (Colossians 3:13).
“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times’” (Matthew 18:21-22).
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32).
“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you” (Matthew 6:14).
"This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart" (Matthew 18:35).
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