77 Bible Verses about Guilt

1 John 1:9 ESV / 402 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 / 233 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:23 ESV / 150 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:1 ESV / 145 helpful votes

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

James 4:7 ESV / 119 helpful votes

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

Luke 15:7 ESV / 109 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 / 95 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:13 ESV / 82 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:11-12 ESV / 82 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.

1 John 2:1 ESV / 74 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 / 53 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 46 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 / 44 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.”

Hebrews 4:15 ESV / 39 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.

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 39 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. ...

Acts 2:38 ESV / 28 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.

Deuteronomy 28:1-68 ESV / 26 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. ...

Romans 6:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Jonah 2:2 ESV / 23 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.

1 John 2:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 17 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.

2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

John 1:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:38-39 ESV / 14 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.

Ezekiel 18:20 ESV / 14 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.

Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Luke 10:27 ESV / 13 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.”

James 2:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Micah 7:8-9 ESV / 12 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.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 11 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.

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 11 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 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 11 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.

Acts 22:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 10 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.

Malachi 3:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Psalm 49:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Jude 1:13 ESV / 8 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.

James 1:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Acts 17:30 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

John 1:1-6:71 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

Matthew 26:34 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.”

Isaiah 6:7 ESV / 7 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.”

Ecclesiastes 5:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Psalm 86:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Genesis 37:35 ESV / 7 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 / 6 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.

Revelation 1:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Lamentations 3:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Isaiah 55:7 ESV / 6 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 103:8-12 ESV / 6 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.

Psalm 16:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Job 14:13 ESV / 6 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!

Job 11:6 ESV / 6 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.

Job 4:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 5 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.

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.

Romans 2:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them

Acts 3:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Mark 16:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Micah 7:18-19 ESV / 5 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 / 5 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.

Isaiah 38:17 ESV / 5 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.

Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 1:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Psalm 51:1-19 ESV / 5 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. ...

Psalm 46:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Job 34:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Acts 2:31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.

John 18:1-40 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron Valley, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples. So Judas, having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am he.” Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. ...

Psalm 38:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 4 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.

Isaiah 1:18 ESV / 3 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.

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