100 Bible Verses about Forgiveness Of Past Sins

1 John 1:9 ESV / 326 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:7 ESV / 173 helpful votes

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 157 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

1 John 2:1 ESV / 128 helpful votes

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 119 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “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.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 103 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Romans 3:23 ESV / 98 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Acts 3:19 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out,

Hebrews 10:26-27 ESV / 92 helpful votes

For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.

Hebrews 10:17 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”

John 3:16 ESV / 80 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 5:1 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 2:10 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Hebrews 8:12 ESV / 62 helpful votes

For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.”

Matthew 26:28 ESV / 51 helpful votes

For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

Matthew 9:13 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Romans 6:23 ESV / 45 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Mark 16:16 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

1 John 2:2 ESV / 39 helpful votes

He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Hebrews 10:26 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

2 Peter 1:9 ESV / 36 helpful votes

For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.

Isaiah 1:18 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

Psalm 25:18 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.

Matthew 7:21 ESV / 30 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Isaiah 43:25 ESV / 28 helpful votes

“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 9:14 ESV / 25 helpful votes

How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 25 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

John 1:12 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Romans 3:28 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.

Ephesians 1:7 ESV / 22 helpful votes

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

Hebrews 2:3 ESV / 21 helpful votes

How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard,

Hebrews 9:12 ESV / 20 helpful votes

He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Acts 22:16 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’

Acts 4:12 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Luke 13:3 ESV / 19 helpful votes

No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.

Hebrews 3:15 ESV / 18 helpful votes

As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

Titus 3:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

So that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Ephesians 2:8-10 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Revelation 22:14 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.

Matthew 6:14-15 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Galatians 3:26 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Romans 8:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Romans 5:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Romans 3:20 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

1 Peter 3:1-22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, ...

1 Peter 1:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

Hebrews 2:18 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

John 17:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Matthew 1:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

1 John 3:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

John 3:5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Mark 11:25 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

Psalm 103:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

Revelation 1:5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood

1 John 3:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

Philippians 3:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 12 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...

Mark 16:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

Matthew 18:21-22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.

1 Peter 3:21 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

Hebrews 5:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.

Luke 6:37 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;

Jeremiah 31:34 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

Romans 12:1-21 ESV / 10 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. ...

Romans 3:25 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

Matthew 6:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

1 Peter 1:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,

Hebrews 10:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Revelation 3:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

1 John 5:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Hebrews 6:4-6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Romans 6:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

Acts 10:43 ESV / 8 helpful votes

To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

Acts 8:36-38 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ...

Luke 23:34 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.

Luke 17:3-4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

Matthew 6:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,

Daniel 9:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him

Psalm 51:1-19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. ...

1 John 2:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

Hebrews 11:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God.

Hebrews 5:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Philippians 3:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—

Revelation 22:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.

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