Aug 23, 2017 by Isabella Cox

29 Stirring and Powerful Bible Verses About Forgiveness

Forgiveness is one of the hardest things to do. When someone has truly hurt you or wronged you, you may cling to bitterness and hate. However, we all are in need of forgiveness, as fallen sinners. If you are struggling to forgive today, have been holding on to a grudge for too long, or are overwhelmed with your own guilt and in need of forgiveness yourself, take note of these stirring Bible verses about forgiveness. 

1. Matthew 16:12
"And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors."

2. Psalm 32:1
"Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered."

3. Numbers 14:19
"In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of these people, just as you have pardoned them from the time they left Egypt until now."

4. 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."

5. Proverbs 19:11
"A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense."

6. Matthew 5:44
"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,"

7. Psalm 85:2
"You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins."

8. Ephesians 4:32
"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."

9. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs."

10. Luke 24:24
"and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem."

11. Isaiah 59:20
""The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their sins," declares the LORD."

12. Ephesians 1:7
"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace."

13. Psalm 130:7
"Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption."

14. Mark 11:25
"And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."

15. Matthew 6:14
"For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you."

16. James 2:13
"Because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment."

17. Luke 6:37
"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven."

18. Matthew 5:7
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."

19. James 3:17
"But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere."

21. Acts 5:31
"God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins."

22. Luke 6:36
"Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful."

23. Psalm 86:5
"You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you."

24. Daniel 9:9
"The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him."

25. Psalm 130:4
"But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you."

26. Isaiah 55:7
"Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon."

27. Acts 8:22
"Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart."

28. 2 Timothy 2:25
"Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth."

29. 2 Chronicles 6:25
"Then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your people Israel and bring them back to the land you gave to them and their ancestors."

Forgive, and you will be forgiven! This is the whole reason Christ came to earth, to grant us forgiveness through His sacrifice on the Cross. Imagine how much forgiveness God is capable of, He's forgiven the whole world!

Don't ever forget that the weight of all your sin is nailed to the Cross, and we have no reason not to let go of pain and bitterness and forgive others. Let these powerful verses remind you of just how important it is to do! 

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