Many of the Bible verses about forgiveness are helpful. Perhaps you are familiar with the Bible verses about forgiveness of sin. There are also Bible verses about forgiving yourself and forgiving other people. When you need help forgiving, these Bible verses about forgiveness are worth reading. Write down your favorite verses. Share these Bible verses about forgiving.
There are many examples of forgiveness in the Bible, from the Old Testament to the New Testament. When you struggle with forgiveness, your heart becomes clogged with bitterness and resentment. Read through this forgiveness list. Find a few favorite verses from the Bible and memorize them. You may want to print a copy and keep it beside your bed at night. Then, before you sleep you can pray through the list of Bible verses about forgiving yourself (and others)! We have some great online Bible studies about forgiving yourself, such as Shame Off You from Denise Pass and It’s Momplicated by Debbie Alsdorf and Joan Edwards Kay.
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Bible Verses About Forgiving Yourself and Others
But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you. (Psalm 130:4 NLT)
This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:28 NIV)
John the Baptizer appeared in the wild, preaching a baptism of life-change that leads to forgiveness of sins. (Mark 1:4 MSG)
You will tell his people how to find salvation through forgiveness of their sins. (Luke 1:77 NLT)
Then John went from place to place on both sides of the Jordan River, preaching that people should be baptized to show that they had repented of their sins and turned to God to be forgiven. (Luke 3:3 NLT)
It was also written that this message would be proclaimed in the authority of his name to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: ‘There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent.’ (Luke 24:47 NLT)
Peter replied, “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.” (Acts 2:38 NIV)
All the prophets testify about Him that through His name everyone who believes in Him will receive forgiveness of sins. (Acts 10:43 HCSB)
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. (Acts 13:38 NIV)
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace (Ephesians 1:7 NIV)
We have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, in Him. (Colossians 1:1 HCSB)
But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matt 6:15 NIV)
For the honor of your name, O Lord, forgive my many, many sins. (Psalm 25:11 NIV)
If you, God, kept records on wrongdoings, who would stand a chance? (Psalm 130:3 MSG)
As it turns out, forgiveness is your habit, and that’s why you’re worshiped. (Psalm 130:4 MSG)
But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. (Psalm 130:4 NIV)
I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me. (Jeremiah 33:8 NIV)
Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. (Matthew 6:12 NIV)
“For if you forgive people their wrongdoing, your heavenly Father will forgive you as well.” (Matthew 6:14 HCSB)
If you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matthew 6:15 NLT)
But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too. (Mark 11:25 NLT)
When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 5:20 NIV)
He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name. (Acts 10:43 NLT)
Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven; whose sins are covered. (Romans 4:7 NIV)
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Colossians 3:13 NIV)
“And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.” (Hebrews 8:12 NLT)
The prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will restore him to health; if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. (James 5:15 HCSB)
if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. (1 John 1:9 NLT)
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