100 Bible Verses about Forgiveness Of Sins

1 John 1:9 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:23-26 ESV / 48 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 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. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Acts 10:43 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:38 ESV / 30 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.

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.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 26 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.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

1 John 1:8-10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 6:23 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:10 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Acts 22:16 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:23 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Luke 24:47 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

Matthew 6:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

John 14:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Acts 26:18 ESV / 12 helpful votes

To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

John 3:16 ESV / 12 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.

John 8:24 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”

Luke 13:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Mark 16:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Acts 13:38 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

1 Peter 3:21 ESV / 9 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,

1 Peter 3:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

Romans 8:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

John 11:25 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

John 20:31 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

John 4:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Matthew 18:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 6:14-15 ESV / 8 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.

Ezekiel 33:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?

1 John 2:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

James 5:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Galatians 3:27 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Acts 13:38-39 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

Acts 8:22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.

Acts 3:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

John 10:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.

Luke 19:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Mark 11:25 ESV / 7 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.”

Matthew 26:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Psalm 130:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.

Revelation 1:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Colossians 1:13-14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Romans 8:32 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

Romans 4:7-8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.”

Acts 4:12 ESV / 6 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.”

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 6 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.

John 20:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

John 9:31 ESV / 6 helpful votes

We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.

John 6:47 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.

John 6:40 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

John 5:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

Mark 1:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

Matthew 28:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Matthew 18:15-18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 9:11-13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Matthew 3:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

Isaiah 53:5-6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Psalm 32:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

James 2:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

Titus 2:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,

Romans 5:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—

John 12:32 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

John 3:1-36 ESV / 5 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 23:1-56 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then the whole company of them arose and brought him before Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, “We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding us to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king.” And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, “You have said so.” Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, “I find no guilt in this man.” But they were urgent, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee even to this place.”

Luke 12:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.

Luke 11:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Mark 16:15 ESV / 5 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 / 5 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.

Matthew 9:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.”

Matthew 7:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 6:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Matthew 3:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Psalm 25:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

1 John 5:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 4 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.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

1 Timothy 2:3-4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

John 5:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place.

Matthew 25:14-30 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money.

Matthew 18:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

Matthew 4:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Isaiah 59:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

2 Samuel 22:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I was blameless before him, and I kept myself from guilt.

James 2:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

Hebrews 11:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

1 Timothy 1:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

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