100 Bible Verses about Guilt

1 John 1:9 ESV / 517 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 8:1 ESV / 306 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:1 ESV / 197 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:23 ESV / 192 helpful votes

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

James 4:7 ESV / 160 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Luke 15:7 ESV / 148 helpful votes

Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

James 1:14 ESV / 132 helpful votes

But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.

Psalm 103:11-12 ESV / 118 helpful votes

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 117 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:1 ESV / 113 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.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 109 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 79 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.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV / 71 helpful votes

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

Hebrews 4:15 ESV / 67 helpful votes

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 45 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.

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

Romans 6:23 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 38 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.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 18:20 ESV / 37 helpful votes

The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.

1 John 2:2 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

John 1:12 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 6:7 ESV / 34 helpful votes

And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

Jonah 2:2 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Saying, “I called out to the Lord, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.

Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:8-12 ESV / 31 helpful votes

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

Deuteronomy 28:1-68 ESV / 31 helpful votes

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. ...

Psalm 103:12 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

James 2:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.

Luke 10:27 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Isaiah 1:18 ESV / 23 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.

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 23 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.

Hebrews 9:14 ESV / 22 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.

Micah 7:8-9 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord because I have sinned against him, until he pleads my cause and executes judgment for me. He will bring me out to the light; I shall look upon his vindication.

Hebrews 10:22 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

Acts 22:16 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 20 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Acts 17:30 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,

Psalm 38:4 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.

Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Psalm 49:15 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me. Selah

Romans 5:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Acts 3:19 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 38:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Behold, it was for my welfare that I had great bitterness; but in love you have delivered my life from the pit of destruction, for you have cast all my sins behind your back.

Psalm 51:1-19 ESV / 17 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. ...

Matthew 5:38-39 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Micah 7:19 ESV / 16 helpful votes

He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Job 4:17 ESV / 16 helpful votes

‘Can mortal man be in the right before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?

Micah 7:18-19 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.

Jeremiah 50:20 ESV / 15 helpful votes

In those days and in that time, declares the Lord, iniquity shall be sought in Israel, and there shall be none, and sin in Judah, and none shall be found, for I will pardon those whom I leave as a remnant.

Malachi 3:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

Hebrews 8:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Romans 4:5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,

Lamentations 3:23 ESV / 13 helpful votes

They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Ecclesiastes 5:20 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.

Job 34:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

All flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust.

Job 11:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And that he would tell you the secrets of wisdom! For he is manifold in understanding. Know then that God exacts of you less than your guilt deserves.

Revelation 12:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.

Isaiah 66:1-24 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word. “He who slaughters an ox is like one who kills a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, like one who breaks a dog's neck; he who presents a grain offering, like one who offers pig's blood; he who makes a memorial offering of frankincense, like one who blesses an idol. These have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations; I also will choose harsh treatment for them and bring their fears upon them, because when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, they did not listen; but they did what was evil in my eyes and chose that in which I did not delight.” Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at his word: “Your brothers who hate you and cast you out for my name's sake have said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy’; but it is they who shall be put to shame. ...

Jude 1:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever.

1 Corinthians 3:15 ESV / 11 helpful votes

If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.

Acts 13:38-39 ESV / 11 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.

Ecclesiastes 1:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.

Psalm 86:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 10 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.

Isaiah 55:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Psalm 32:1-5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A Maskil of David. Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah 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

Genesis 37:35 ESV / 10 helpful votes

All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted and said, “No, I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” Thus his father wept for him.

Revelation 12:9-10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.

James 5:1-20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. ...

Titus 2:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

1 Timothy 1:15 ESV / 9 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.

Philippians 3:13 ESV / 9 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,

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 9 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.

Ephesians 1:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:33 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies.

Romans 5:9 ESV / 9 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.

Acts 2:27 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption.

John 12:47 ESV / 9 helpful votes

If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.

John 3:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Isaiah 43:25 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:1-22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. ...

Psalm 16:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.

Job 14:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Oh that you would hide me in Sheol, that you would conceal me until your wrath be past, that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!

Revelation 1:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 8 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 4:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

1 Timothy 3:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.

Romans 2:1-29 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed. ...

John 14:1-16:33 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” ...

Mark 1:1-3:35 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’” John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. ...

Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

Exodus 19:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Also let the priests who come near to the Lord consecrate themselves, lest the Lord break out against them.”

Revelation 3:1-22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you. Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels. ...

James 1:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

Suggest a Verse

Enter a Verse Reference (e.g., John 3:16-17)


Visit the Bible online to search for words if you don’t know the specific passage your’re looking for.