Has someone recently done or said something bad about you behind your back? Have you been ignored or belittled? All of us in life have experienced situations like this, moments when you withdraw the word to someone and you want evil for him. Forgiveness is a very important part of Christianity, that’s why we leave you a selection with the most important best verses on forgiveness from the holy scriptures.
We want to start the article with a video explaining what the Holy Scriptures say about forgiveness. Enjoy the video and read the verses below to find what you came for: how to forgive or be forgiven.
We leave you with an extensive list of Bible verses that we hope you will enjoy and that will help you find the answers you need so much.
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Bible quotes on forgiveness
1- “He who forgives offense cultivates love; he who insists on offense divides friends.” Proverbs 17:9
Forgiveness and love are two fundamental pillars of Christianity. His strength will give you reason to forgive and move on.
2- “But be kind and compassionate to one another, and forgive one another, just as God forgave you in Christ.” Ephesians 4:32
You must be able to forgive, if you want to be forgiven. We all make mistakes, we all must forgive.
3- “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” Matthew 6:14
4- “So that you may bear with one another and forgive one another if anyone has a complaint against another. As the Lord forgave you, so you also must forgive.” Colossians 3:13
5- “If my people, who bear my name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek me and forsake their wicked ways, then I will hear them from heaven, and will forgive their sin and restore their land .”
2 Chronicles 7:14
Even if you misbehave, if you sin, God Almighty will give you forgiveness.
6- “Judge not, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37
7- “Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times must I forgive my brother who sins against me, up to seven times? -Jesus answered him, “I tell you, not up to seven times, but up to seventy-seven times.” Matthew 18:21-22
In all situations you must forgive, you should not expect what you do not give.
8- “Whoever conceals his sin never prospers; whoever confesses and forsakes it finds forgiveness .”
9- “You, O Lord, are good and forgiving; great is your love for all who call upon you .”
10- “What God is there like you, who forgives wickedness and overlooks the crime of the remnant of his people? You will not always be angry, for your greatest pleasure is to love.” Micah 7:18
11-“And when you are praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your sins.” Mark 11:25
12- “Therefore, brethren, know that through Jesus forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. You could not be justified from those sins by the law of Moses, but everyone who believes is justified through Jesus.” Acts 13:38-39
If you believe in Jesus and the power of Christianity, you will find forgiveness in the depths of your heart.
13- “He is the sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins, and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world.” 1 John 2:2
14- “But I confessed my sin to you, and I did not hide my wickedness from you. I said to myself, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,’ and you forgave my iniquity and my sin. Selah” Psalm 32:5
15- “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our sins, according to the riches of grace.” Ephesians 1:7
16- “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” Matthew 6:12
17- “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins,” Peter answered them, “and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38
One has to take the blame, understand that you have made a mistake and repent. It is at this moment that Jesus will grant you forgiveness.
18- “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the perverse man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, to our God, who is generous to forgive, and from him he will receive mercy.” Isaiah 55:7
We must be grateful for the generosity and goodness of God our Lord. We must not stain his generosity by sinning without equal.
19- “Yet such is your compassion that you did not destroy them or forsake them, for you are a gracious and compassionate God.” Nehemiah 9:31
20- “For God passed over those times of such ignorance, but now commands everyone everywhere to repent.” Acts 17:30
Verses that show the power of forgiveness
If there is any power or capacity that Christianity truly conveys, it is none other than forgiveness. Forgiveness is powerful, capable of destroying every last bit of hatred and anger you have. Through the following verses, we want to show you the incredible power of forgiveness and Christian faith.
1- “He has not dealt with us according to our iniquities, nor rewarded us according to our sins. For as the height of the heavens is above the earth, so hath he magnified his mercy upon them that fear him.”
2- “Yahweh, if you look upon sins, who, O Lord, can stand? But in you there is forgiveness, that you may be reverenced. ”
All sins are forgiven. To thank him every day is the right thing to do as a good Christian.
3- “Come now,” says the LORD, “and let us reason together: if your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; if they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18
4- “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins.” Isaiah 43:25
For the love we have for God our Lord, he thanks us by sharing his forgiveness.
5- “For this reason I tell you that her many sins are forgiven her, because she loved much; but he to whom little is forgiven, loves little. And to her he said, Thy sins are forgiven thee.” Luke 7:47-48
Even if you are very sinful, his love is so great that all our sins will be forgiven.
6- “And he said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day; and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” Luke 24:46-47
7- “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son, in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:13-14
8- “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
We must be faithful and confess the sins we have committed, he will judge us and forgive us.
Verses to forgive a friend
Here is a selection of verses dedicated to forgiveness between two friends. Why even the strongest friends sometimes fall into the darkness of hatred. But thanks to the verses of the Holy Scriptures you can find peace, love and forgiveness.
1- “Confess your offenses against one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effectual prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16
Confess and forgive in the same way that you will want to confess and be forgiven.
2- “Therefore, if your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him when you and he alone; if he hears you, you have gained your brother.” Matthew 18:15
In front of a dispute between friends, it is necessary to find a moment to talk about it alone, it is at this moment that you will find their forgiveness.
3- “Therefore, if you bring your offering to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar, and go, first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.” Matthew 5:23-24
4- “And above all things have fervent love among yourselves; for love will cover a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8
Above hatred, there is love. Through forgiveness you will extinguish hatred and discover true love.
Verses for forgiving others
We all know how complex it can be at times to forgive others. We leave you with two precious verses that will surely help you to forgive him. These are not the only exclusive ones to forgive, all the verses in this article are applicable to the immensity of complicated situations that life has in store for us.
1- “Vengeance and retribution are mine; in due time their foot shall slip, for the day of their affliction is near, and what is prepared for them hastens.” Deuteronomy 36:35
2- “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
And before leaving, we say goodbye with a beautiful video to finish assimilating all the concepts learned in this article: