100 Bible Verses about Gods Forgiveness

1 John 1:9 ESV / 1,086 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 1:7 ESV / 731 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 652 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.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 610 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:14-15 ESV / 587 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.

Mark 11:25 ESV / 555 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.”

Luke 6:37 ESV / 505 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 1:18 ESV / 501 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 18:21-22 ESV / 475 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.

Daniel 9:9 ESV / 374 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:7 ESV / 369 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.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 344 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 6:12 ESV / 343 helpful votes

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

Acts 3:19 ESV / 339 helpful votes

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

Luke 23:34 ESV / 330 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:23 ESV / 321 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:14 ESV / 321 helpful votes

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

Luke 17:3-4 ESV / 317 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.”

Colossians 1:13-14 ESV / 288 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.

Matthew 26:28 ESV / 285 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:12 ESV / 278 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 271 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 17:9 ESV / 264 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:17 ESV / 260 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 254 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 253 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 86:5 ESV / 253 helpful votes

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

Psalm 32:5 ESV / 248 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 / 248 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 10:43 ESV / 240 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 8:12 ESV / 234 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:23-24 ESV / 223 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.

Micah 7:18-19 ESV / 222 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.

Isaiah 43:25 ESV / 208 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:15 ESV / 203 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 201 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 192 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.

Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 192 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 43:25-26 ESV / 189 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.

Ephesians 2:1-22 ESV / 183 helpful votes

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 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— ...

Psalm 130:4 ESV / 183 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:1 ESV / 173 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.

James 5:16 ESV / 173 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.

1 John 2:12 ESV / 172 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:1 ESV / 172 helpful votes

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

Micah 7:18 ESV / 171 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.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 167 helpful votes

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

Luke 23:33-34 ESV / 151 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.

Colossians 1:14 ESV / 149 helpful votes

In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 149 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.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 149 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 146 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 146 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:7 ESV / 146 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:20 ESV / 143 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.”

Matthew 6:12-15 ESV / 141 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.

James 5:15 ESV / 136 helpful votes

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.

1 John 1:8 ESV / 127 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Colossians 2:13 ESV / 127 helpful votes

And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 126 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.

James 5:14-15 ESV / 124 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.

Joel 2:13 ESV / 124 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 / 123 helpful votes

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

Acts 7:59-60 ESV / 121 helpful votes

And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

John 8:7 ESV / 121 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.”

Luke 24:47 ESV / 119 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 31:34 ESV / 119 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.”

Matthew 6:9-15 ESV / 118 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 / 116 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.

Luke 17:3 ESV / 116 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:2 ESV / 115 helpful votes

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Acts 4:12 ESV / 115 helpful votes

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

2 Chronicles 30:9 ESV / 115 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.”

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 113 helpful votes

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

2 Corinthians 2:5-8 ESV / 109 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.

Acts 13:38-39 ESV / 109 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.

Luke 11:4 ESV / 109 helpful votes

And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.”

Psalm 79:9 ESV / 107 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!

Psalm 32:1-2 ESV / 106 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.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 103 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.

Matthew 18:21 ESV / 102 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?”

1 John 2:2 ESV / 100 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 100 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.

Acts 17:30 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

Psalm 19:12 ESV / 96 helpful votes

Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults.

Psalm 103:10-14 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.

Matthew 18:23-35 ESV / 92 helpful votes

“Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. ...

Luke 17:4 ESV / 91 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.”

Isaiah 53:5 ESV / 90 helpful votes

But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.

John 20:22-23 ESV / 89 helpful votes

And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

Acts 8:22 ESV / 87 helpful votes

Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.

Numbers 14:19-21 ESV / 87 helpful votes

Please pardon the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of your steadfast love, just as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt until now.” Then the Lord said, “I have pardoned, according to your word. But truly, as I live, and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord,

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 85 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Jeremiah 3:12 ESV / 85 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.

Galatians 6:1 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 80 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Colossians 2:13-14 ESV / 79 helpful votes

And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.

Luke 7:47-48 ESV / 76 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.” And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

Matthew 18:35 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 68 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,

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