20 Bible Verses about Forgiveness
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense,
but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
Who is a God like you,
who pardons sin and forgives the transgression
of the remnant of his inheritance?
You do not stay angry forever
but delight to show mercy.
You, Lord, are forgiving and good,
abounding in love to all who call to you.
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.
He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.
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.”
Rend your heart
and not your garments.
Return to the Lord your God,
for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love,
and he relents from sending calamity.
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
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.
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.
‘Return, faithless Israel,’ declares the Lord,
‘I will frown on you no longer,
for I am faithful,’ declares the Lord,
‘I will not be angry forever.’
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