31 Bible Verses about Forgiving

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 120 helpful votes

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

Luke 17:3-4 ESV / 74 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.”

Luke 6:37 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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

Mark 11:25 ESV / 59 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.”

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 47 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 19:11 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 37 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.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Matthew 5:21-24 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Matthew 18:15-18 ESV / 25 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 18:21-22 ESV / 23 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.

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

1 John 4:9-10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Hebrews 10:17 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 18 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.

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Acts 3:19 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:38 ESV / 17 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.

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 16 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

John 14:6 ESV / 16 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.

Romans 5:20 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,

Matthew 22:1-46 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.’ But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, ...

Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, ...

Matthew 5:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Ephesians 4:31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Luke 7:47 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.”

Matthew 5:40 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

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