101 verses on forgiveness and forgiving

Here are 101 verses on forgiveness and forgiving. This is a critically important subject. Forgiven people should be forgiving people. When you really understand God’s love, you will be able to forgive others because of his forgiveness. If you can’t forgive others, your prayers will be hindered. Please read and meditate on these verses…

  1. Suppose you find fifty righteous people living there in the city—will you still sweep it away and not spare it for their sakes? (Genesis 18:24) And the Lord replied, “If I find fifty righteous people in Sodom, I will spare the entire city for their sake.” (Genesis 18:26)
  2. And be sure to say, ‘Look, your servant Jacob is right behind us.’” Jacob thought, “I will try to appease him by sending gifts ahead of me. When I see him in person, perhaps he will be friendly to me.” (Genesis 32:20)
  3. to say to you: ‘Please forgive your brothers for the great wrong they did to you—for their sin in treating you so cruelly.’ So we, the servants of the God of your father, beg you to forgive our sin.” When Joseph received the message, he broke down and wept. (Genesis 50:17)
  4. “Forgive my sin, just this once, and plead with the Lord your God to take away this death from me.” (Exodus 10:17)
  5. Pay close attention to him, and obey his instructions. Do not rebel against him, for he is my representative, and he will not forgive your rebellion. (Exodus 23:21)
  6. Moses Intercedes for Israel The next day Moses said to the people, “You have committed a terrible sin, but I will go back up to the Lord on the mountain. Perhaps I will be able to obtain forgiveness for your sin.” (Exodus 32:30) So Moses returned to the Lord and said, “Oh, what a terrible sin these people have committed. They have made gods of gold for themselves. (Exodus 32:31) But now, if you will only forgive their sin—but if not, erase my name from the record you have written!” (Exodus 32:32)
  7. The Lord passed in front of Moses, calling out, “Yahweh! The Lord! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. (Exodus 34:6) I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations. I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin. But I do not excuse the guilty. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children and grandchildren; the entire family is affected— even children in the third and fourth generations.” (Exodus 34:7) And he said, “O Lord, if it is true that I have found favor with you, then please travel with us. Yes, this is a stubborn and rebellious people, but please forgive our iniquity and our sins. Claim us as your own special possession.” (Exodus 34:9)
  8. just as he does with the bull offered as a sin offering for the high priest. Through this process, the priest will purify the people, making them right with the Lord, and they will be forgiven. (Leviticus 4:20) Then he must burn all the goat’s fat on the altar, just as he does with the peace offering. Through this process, the priest will purify the leader from his sin, making him right with the Lord, and he will be forgiven. (Leviticus 4:26) Then he must remove all the goat’s fat, just as he does with the fat of the peace offering. He will burn the fat on the altar, and it will be a pleasing aroma to the Lord. Through this process, the priest will purify the people, making them right with the Lord, and they will be forgiven. (Leviticus 4:31) Then he must remove all the sheep’s fat, just as he does with the fat of a sheep presented as a peace offering. He will burn the fat on the altar on top of the special gifts presented to the Lord. Through this process, the priest will purify the people from their sin, making them right with the Lord, and they will be forgiven. (Leviticus 4:35) The priest will then prepare the second bird as a burnt offering, following all the procedures that have been prescribed. Through this process the priest will purify you from your sin, making you right with the Lord, and you will be forgiven. (Leviticus 5:10) Through this process, the priest will purify those who are guilty of any of these sins, making them right with the Lord, and they will be forgiven. The rest of the flour will belong to the priest, just as with the grain offering.” (Leviticus 5:13)
  9. You must make restitution for the sacred property you have harmed by paying for the loss, plus an additional 20 percent. When you give the payment to the priest, he will purify you with the ram sacrificed as a guilt offering, making you right with the Lord, and you will be forgiven. (Leviticus 5:16) For a guilt offering, you must bring to the priest your own ram with no defects, or you may buy one of equal value. Through this process the priest will purify you from your unintentional sin, making you right with the Lord, and you will be forgiven. (Leviticus 5:18)
  10. Through this process, the priest will purify you before the Lord, making you right with him, and you will be forgiven for any of these sins you have committed.” (Leviticus 6:7)
  11. The priest will then purify him before the Lord with the ram of the guilt offering, and the man’s sin will be forgiven. (Leviticus 19:22)
  12. In keeping with your magnificent, unfailing love, please pardon the sins of this people, just as you have forgiven them ever since they left Egypt.” (Numbers 14:19) Then the Lord said, “I will pardon them as you have requested. (Numbers 14:20)
  13. With it the priest will purify the whole community of Israel, making them right with the Lord, and they will be forgiven. For it was an unintentional sin, and they have corrected it with their offerings to the Lord —the special gift and the sin offering. (Numbers 15:25) The whole community of Israel will be forgiven, including the foreigners living among you, for all the people were involved in the sin. (Numbers 15:26)
  14. The priest will sacrifice it to purify the guilty person before the Lord, and that person will be forgiven. (Numbers 15:28)
  15. “At the end of every seventh year you must cancel the debts of everyone who owes you money. (Deuteronomy 15:1This is how it must be done. Everyone must cancel the loans they have made to their fellow Israelites. They must not demand payment from their neighbors or relatives, for the Lord ’s time of release has arrived. (Deuteronomy 15:2This release from debt, however, applies only to your fellow Israelites—not to the foreigners living among you. (Deuteronomy 15:3Do not be mean-spirited and refuse someone a loan because the year for canceling debts is close at hand. If you refuse to make the loan and the needy person cries out to the Lord, you will be considered guilty of sin. (Deuteronomy 15:9)
  16. O Lord, forgive your people Israel whom you have redeemed. Do not charge your people with the guilt of murdering an innocent person.’ Then they will be absolved of the guilt of this person’s blood. (Deuteronomy 21:8)
  17. The Lord will never pardon such people. Instead his anger and jealousy will burn against them. All the curses written in this book will come down on them, and the Lord will erase their names from under heaven. (Deuteronomy 29:20)
  18. Then Joshua warned the people, “You are not able to serve the Lord, for he is a holy and jealous God. He will not forgive your rebellion and your sins. (Joshua 24:19)
  19. But now, please forgive my sin and come back with me so that I may worship the Lord.” (1 Samuel 15:25)
  20. Please forgive me if I have offended you in any way. The Lord will surely reward you with a lasting dynasty, for you are fighting the Lord ’s battles. And you have not done wrong throughout your entire life. (1 Samuel 25:28)
  21. All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him. (2 Samuel 14:14)
  22. “My lord the king, please forgive me,” he pleaded. “Forget the terrible thing your servant did when you left Jerusalem. May the king put it out of his mind. (2 Samuel 19:19)
  23. Judgment for David’s Sin But after he had taken the census, David’s conscience began to bother him. And he said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly by taking this census. Please forgive my guilt, Lord, for doing this foolish thing.” (2 Samuel 24:10)
  24. May you hear the humble and earnest requests from me and your people Israel when we pray toward this place. Yes, hear us from heaven where you live, and when you hear, forgive. (1 Kings 8:30) “If someone wrongs another person and is required to take an oath of innocence in front of your altar in this Temple, (1 Kings 8:31) then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your people Israel and return them to this land you gave their ancestors. (1 Kings 8:34) then hear from heaven and forgive the sins of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them to follow the right path, and send rain on your land that you have given to your people as their special possession. (1 Kings 8:36) then hear from heaven where you live, and forgive. Give your people what their actions deserve, for you alone know each human heart. (1 Kings 8:39)
  25. Forgive your people who have sinned against you. Forgive all the offenses they have committed against you. Make their captors merciful to them, (1 Kings 8:50)
  26. However, may the Lord pardon me in this one thing: When my master the king goes into the temple of the god Rimmon to worship there and leans on my arm, may the Lord pardon me when I bow, too.” (2 Kings 5:18)
  27. who had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood. The Lord would not forgive this. (2 Kings 24:4)
  28. Then David said to God, “I have sinned greatly by taking this census. Please forgive my guilt for doing this foolish thing.” (1 Chronicles 21:8)
  29. May you hear the humble and earnest requests from me and your people Israel when we pray toward this place. Yes, hear us from heaven where you live, and when you hear, forgive. (2 Chronicles 6:21) then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your people Israel and return them to this land you gave to them and to their ancestors. (2 Chronicles 6:25) then hear from heaven and forgive the sins of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them to follow the right path, and send rain on your land that you have given to your people as their special possession. (2 Chronicles 6:27) then hear from heaven where you live, and forgive. Give your people what their actions deserve, for you alone know each human heart. (2 Chronicles 6:30) then hear their prayers and their petitions from heaven where you live, and uphold their cause. Forgive your people who have sinned against you. (2 Chronicles 6:39)
  30. Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
  31. Most of those who came from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun had not purified themselves. But King Hezekiah prayed for them, and they were allowed to eat the Passover meal anyway, even though this was contrary to the requirements of the Law. For Hezekiah said, “May the Lord, who is good, pardon those (2 Chronicles 30:18)
  32. Do not ignore their guilt. Do not blot out their sins, for they have provoked you to anger here in front of the builders.” (Nehemiah 4:5)
  33. Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all foreigners as they confessed their own sins and the sins of their ancestors. (Nehemiah 9:2) They remained standing in place for three hours while the Book of the Law of the Lord their God was read aloud to them. Then for three more hours they confessed their sins and worshiped the Lord their God. (Nehemiah 9:3)
  34. They refused to obey and did not remember the miracles you had done for them. Instead, they became stubborn and appointed a leader to take them back to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and rich in unfailing love. You did not abandon them, (Nehemiah 9:17)
  35. Why not just forgive my sin and take away my guilt? For soon I will lie down in the dust and die. When you look for me, I will be gone.” (Job 7:21)
  36. How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. (Psalm 19:12)
  37. For the honor of your name, O Lord, forgive my many, many sins. (Psalm 25:11)
  38. Feel my pain and see my trouble. Forgive all my sins. (Psalm 25:18)
  39. Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves; then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness. (Psalm 51:14)
  40. Though we are overwhelmed by our sins, you forgive them all. (Psalm 65:3)
  41. Yet he was merciful and forgave their sins and did not destroy them all. Many times he held back his anger and did not unleash his fury! (Psalm 78:38)
  42. Help us, O God of our salvation! Help us for the glory of your name. Save us and forgive our sins for the honor of your name. (Psalm 79:9)
  43. O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help. (Psalm 86:5)
  44. But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. (Psalm 86:15)
  45. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. (Psalm 103:3)
  46. The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. (Psalm 103:8)
  47. But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you. (Psalm 130:4)
  48. The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. (Psalm 145:8)
  49. The people of Israel will no longer say, “We are sick and helpless,” for the Lord will forgive their sins. (Isaiah 33:24)
  50. Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously. (Isaiah 55:7)
  51. “My wayward children,” says the Lord, “come back to me, and I will heal your wayward hearts.” “Yes, we’re coming,” the people reply, “for you are the Lord our God. (Jeremiah 3:22)
  52. “Run up and down every street in Jerusalem,” says the Lord. “Look high and low; search throughout the city! If you can find even one just and honest person, I will not destroy the city. (Jeremiah 5:1)
  53. “How can I pardon you? For even your children have turned from me. They have sworn by gods that are not gods at all! I fed my people until they were full. But they thanked me by committing adultery and lining up at the brothels. (Jeremiah 5:7)
  54. Lord, you know all about their murderous plots against me. Don’t forgive their crimes and blot out their sins. Let them die before you. Deal with them in your anger. (Jeremiah 18:23)
  55. And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, ‘You should know the Lord.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already,” says the Lord. “And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.” (Jeremiah 31:34)
  56. and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. (Matthew 6:12)
  57. “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. (Matthew 6:14) But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matthew 6:15)
  58. Some people brought to him a paralyzed man on a mat. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “Be encouraged, my child! Your sins are forgiven.” (Matthew 9:2) Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk’? (Matthew 9:5) So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” (Matthew 9:6)
  59. “So I tell you, every sin and blasphemy can be forgiven—except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which will never be forgiven. (Matthew 12:31) Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, either in this world or in the world to come. (Matthew 12:32)
  60. Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” (Matthew 18:21) “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven! (Matthew 18:22)
  61. Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. (Matthew 18:32) “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.” (Matthew 18:35)
  62. for this is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many. (Matthew 26:28)
  63. This messenger was John the Baptist. He was in the wilderness and preached that people should be baptized to show that they had repented of their sins and turned to God to be forgiven. (Mark 1:4)
  64. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.” (Mark 2:5) “What is he saying? This is blasphemy! Only God can forgive sins!” (Mark 2:7) Is it easier to say to the paralyzed man ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk’? (Mark 2:9) So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, (Mark 2:10)
  65. “I tell you the truth, all sin and blasphemy can be forgiven, (Mark 3:28) but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. This is a sin with eternal consequences.” (Mark 3:29)
  66. so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled: ‘When they see what I do, they will learn nothing. When they hear what I say, they will not understand. Otherwise, they will turn to me and be forgiven.’ ” (Mark 4:12)
  67. But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too. ” (Mark 11:25)
  68. You will tell his people how to find salvation through forgiveness of their sins. (Luke 1:77)
  69. Then John went from place to place on both sides of the Jordan River, preaching that people should be baptized to show that they had repented of their sins and turned to God to be forgiven. (Luke 3:3)
  70. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, (Luke 4:18)
  71. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man, “Young man, your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 5:20) But the Pharisees and teachers of religious law said to themselves, “Who does he think he is? That’s blasphemy! Only God can forgive sins!” (Luke 5:21) Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk’? (Luke 5:23) So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” (Luke 5:24)
  72. Do Not Judge Others “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37)
  73. “I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.” (Luke 7:47) Then Jesus said to the woman, “Your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 7:48) The men at the table said among themselves, “Who is this man, that he goes around forgiving sins?” (Luke 7:49)
  74. and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation. ” (Luke 11:4)
  75. Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. (Luke 12:10)
  76. So watch yourselves! “If another believer sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive. (Luke 17:3) Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive.” (Luke 17:4)
  77. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice. (Luke 23:34)
  78. It was also written that this message would be proclaimed in the authority of his name to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: ‘There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent.’ (Luke 24:47)
  79. Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)
  80. Then God put him in the place of honor at his right hand as Prince and Savior. He did this so the people of Israel would repent of their sins and be forgiven. (Acts 5:31)
  81. Repent of your wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps he will forgive your evil thoughts, (Acts 8:22)
  82. He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name.” (Acts 10:43)
  83. “Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. (Acts 13:38)
  84. to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.’ (Acts 26:18)
  85. “Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight. (Romans 4:7)
  86. But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:15)
  87. Now, however, it is time to forgive and comfort him. Otherwise he may be overcome by discouragement. (2 Corinthians 2:7When you forgive this man, I forgive him, too. And when I forgive whatever needs to be forgiven, I do so with Christ’s authority for your benefit, (2 Corinthians 2:10)
  88. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. (Ephesians 1:7)
  89. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32)
  90. For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, (Colossians 1:13) who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. (Colossians 1:14)
  91. You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. (Colossians 2:13)
  92. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. (Colossians 3:13)
  93. And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.” (Hebrews 8:12)
  94. In fact, according to the law of Moses, nearly everything was purified with blood. For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness. (Hebrews 9:22)
  95. And when sins have been forgiven, there is no need to offer any more sacrifices. (Hebrews 10:18)
  96. You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks of forgiveness instead of crying out for vengeance like the blood of Abel. (Hebrews 12:24)
  97. Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven. (James 5:15)
  98. you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back from wandering will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins. (James 5:20)
  99. Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)
  100. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. (1 John 1:9)
  101. I am writing to you who are God’s children because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus. (1 John 2:12)

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