100 Bible Verses about Forgiveness Of Sins

1 John 1:9 ESV / 1,487 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:38 ESV / 1,101 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.

Mark 11:25 ESV / 1,020 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.”

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 992 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.

Luke 6:37 ESV / 939 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 902 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 1:7 ESV / 877 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:21-22 ESV / 864 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 6:14-15 ESV / 741 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.

Isaiah 1:18 ESV / 697 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.

Acts 3:19 ESV / 685 helpful votes

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

Luke 23:34 ESV / 640 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 43:25 ESV / 640 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:12 ESV / 637 helpful votes

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

Acts 10:43 ESV / 617 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:14 ESV / 605 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 577 helpful votes

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

Matthew 26:28 ESV / 553 helpful votes

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

Psalm 32:5 ESV / 551 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

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 521 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.

Daniel 9:9 ESV / 509 helpful votes

To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him

Isaiah 55:7 ESV / 507 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.

Luke 17:3-4 ESV / 491 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.”

Hebrews 10:17 ESV / 479 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:23 ESV / 469 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 461 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 431 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.

Psalm 130:4 ESV / 409 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:1 ESV / 402 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.

Jeremiah 31:34 ESV / 397 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.”

Hebrews 8:12 ESV / 367 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 366 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:15 ESV / 363 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:23-24 ESV / 360 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.

Luke 17:3 ESV / 358 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:12 ESV / 338 helpful votes

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

Psalm 86:5 ESV / 331 helpful votes

For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

Colossians 1:13-14 ESV / 321 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.

Acts 22:16 ESV / 319 helpful votes

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

Micah 7:18-19 ESV / 317 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.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 314 helpful votes

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

James 5:16 ESV / 307 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.

Romans 8:1 ESV / 297 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 295 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.

Luke 24:47 ESV / 290 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:12-15 ESV / 288 helpful votes

And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 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.

1 John 2:2 ESV / 287 helpful votes

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

Acts 13:38-39 ESV / 284 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.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 282 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.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 270 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

John 8:7 ESV / 268 helpful votes

And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 260 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:23-26 ESV / 258 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.

Colossians 1:14 ESV / 257 helpful votes

In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Acts 17:30 ESV / 257 helpful votes

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

James 5:14-15 ESV / 255 helpful votes

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 253 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 30:9 ESV / 252 helpful votes

For if you return to the Lord, your brothers and your children will find compassion with their captors and return to this land. For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him.”

Joel 2:13 ESV / 251 helpful votes

And rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.

Acts 13:38 ESV / 250 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 249 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.

Micah 7:18 ESV / 248 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.

Jeremiah 3:12 ESV / 248 helpful votes

Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, “‘Return, faithless Israel, declares the Lord. I will not look on you in anger, for I am merciful, declares the Lord; I will not be angry forever.

1 John 1:8-10 ESV / 231 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.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 229 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. ...

1 John 2:12 ESV / 227 helpful votes

I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name's sake.

Romans 12:20 ESV / 223 helpful votes

To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Isaiah 43:25-26 ESV / 222 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.

Luke 13:3 ESV / 221 helpful votes

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

Luke 23:33-34 ESV / 218 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.

Mark 1:4 ESV / 216 helpful votes

John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 214 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:9-13 ESV / 213 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.

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 210 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.

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 206 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Psalm 79:9 ESV / 206 helpful votes

Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name's sake!

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 203 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Nehemiah 9:31 ESV / 203 helpful votes

Nevertheless, in your great mercies you did not make an end of them or forsake them, for you are a gracious and merciful God.

2 Corinthians 2:5-8 ESV / 202 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.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 200 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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 200 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. ...

Acts 10:42-43 ESV / 196 helpful votes

And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

Micah 7:18-20 ESV / 196 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. You will show faithfulness to Jacob and steadfast love to Abraham, as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

Matthew 6:9-15 ESV / 191 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. ...

Matthew 5:7 ESV / 183 helpful votes

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

Acts 26:18 ESV / 182 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.’

Romans 12:19 ESV / 167 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.”

Romans 4:7-8 ESV / 165 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.”

Luke 17:4 ESV / 165 helpful votes

And if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

John 8:24 ESV / 162 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.”

Acts 2:21 ESV / 160 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:9 ESV / 157 helpful votes

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

Psalm 25:7 ESV / 157 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!

Luke 3:3 ESV / 155 helpful votes

And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

John 11:25 ESV / 154 helpful votes

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

John 10:9 ESV / 154 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 152 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 59:2 ESV / 152 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.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 150 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.

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 144 helpful votes

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

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