89 Bible Verses about Forgive And Forget

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 191 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 8:12 ESV / 184 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:14-15 ESV / 169 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.

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 133 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.

Mark 11:25 ESV / 117 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.”

Isaiah 43:25 ESV / 117 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:37 ESV / 110 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 83 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:21-22 ESV / 77 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 4:31-32 ESV / 68 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.

Matthew 6:12 ESV / 67 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:17 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:1 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:19 ESV / 62 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.”

Luke 17:3-4 ESV / 62 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.”

Psalm 25:7 ESV / 59 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!

Ephesians 1:7 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:23-24 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 31:34 ESV / 48 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.”

Luke 23:34 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Psalm 32:1-2 ESV / 46 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.

Acts 3:19 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:15 ESV / 44 helpful votes

But if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Isaiah 1:18 ESV / 42 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.

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 37 helpful votes

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Philippians 3:13 ESV / 35 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,

Matthew 5:7 ESV / 35 helpful votes

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Matthew 6:14 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:12 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:15 ESV / 30 helpful votes

See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;

Romans 6:23 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Acts 10:43 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:26 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Philippians 3:13-14 ESV / 27 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, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 6:4-6 ESV / 25 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 4:26-27 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.

Luke 6:27-28 ESV / 25 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

Micah 7:18 ESV / 25 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.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Mark 3:28-29 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”—

Psalm 103:11-12 ESV / 23 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.

Psalm 103:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.

2 Corinthians 2:5-8 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you. For such a one, this punishment by the majority is enough, so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him.

1 Corinthians 1:25 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Matthew 18:18 ESV / 22 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.

Isaiah 55:6-7 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; 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.

Isaiah 43:25-26 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins. Put me in remembrance; let us argue together; set forth your case, that you may be proved right.

Isaiah 1:2 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me.

Hebrews 10:17-18 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

Hebrews 10:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins?

Colossians 1:14 ESV / 21 helpful votes

In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

1 Corinthians 13:5 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

Matthew 18:21 ESV / 21 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?”

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 21 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. ...

Isaiah 38:17 ESV / 21 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.

Deuteronomy 4:31 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For the Lord your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them.

Genesis 41:51 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh. “For,” he said, “God has made me forget all my hardship and all my father's house.”

2 John 1:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.

Acts 17:11 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 20 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.

Luke 23:33-34 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.

Matthew 18:22 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.

Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

John 3:16-17 ESV / 19 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.

Matthew 26:28 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me,

Matthew 5:29-30 ESV / 19 helpful votes

If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.

Acts 13:38 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them

Matthew 6:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Matthew 5:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

Micah 7:18-19 ESV / 17 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.

Colossians 1:13-14 ESV / 16 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 7 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.

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Matthew 18:35 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

Colossians 3:12-14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 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. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Ephesians 4:31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:9-13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Hebrews 10:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Luke 17:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,

Proverbs 2:3-5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

Psalm 139:21-22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you? I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies.

Psalm 103:2-3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,

James 4:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

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