25 Bible Verses About Forgiving Others (ESV)

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  1. Ephesians 4:32 - "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted,..."
  2. Proverbs 17:9 - "Whoever covers an offense seeks love,..."
  3. Colossians 3:13 - "bearing with one another and, if..."
  4. Matthew 6:14 - "For if you forgive others their..."
  5. Luke 6:37 - ""Judge not, and you will not..."
  6. 2 Chronicles 7:14 - "if my people who are called..."
  7. Matthew 18:21-22 - "Then Peter came up and said..."
  8. Proverbs 28:13 - "Whoever conceals his transgressions will not..."
  9. Psalm 86:5 - "For you, O Lord, are good..."
  10. Micah 7:18 - "Who is a God like you,..."
  11. Acts 13:38-39 - "Let it be known to you..."
  12. Mark 11:25 - "And whenever you stand praying, forgive,..."
  13. Joel 2:13 - "and rend your hearts and not..."
  14. 1 John 2:2 - "He is the propitiation for our..."
  15. Ephesians 1:7 - "In him we have redemption through..."
  16. Psalm 32:5 - "I acknowledged my sin to you,..."
  17. 2 Chronicles 30:9 - "For if you return to the..."
  18. Acts 2:38 - "And Peter said to them, "Repent..."
  19. Acts 3:19 - "Repent therefore, and turn again, that..."
  20. James 5:14-15 - "Is anyone among you sick? Let..."
  21. Acts 17:30 - "The times of ignorance God overlooked,..."
  22. Matthew 6:12 - "and forgive us our debts, as..."
  23. Isaiah 55:7 - "let the wicked forsake his way,..."
  24. Nehemiah 9:31 - "Nevertheless, in your great mercies you..."
  25. Jeremiah 3:12 - "Go, and proclaim these words toward..."

1. Ephesians 4:32

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

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2. Proverbs 17:9

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

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3. Colossians 3:13

13 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.

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4. Matthew 6:14

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

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5. Luke 6:37

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

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6. 2 Chronicles 7:14

14 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.

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7. Matthew 18:21-22

21 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?" 22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.

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8. Proverbs 28:13

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

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9. Psalm 86:5

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

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10. Micah 7:18

18 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.

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11. Acts 13:38-39

38 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 39 from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

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12. Mark 11:25

25 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."

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13. Joel 2:13

13 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.

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14. 1 John 2:2

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

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15. Ephesians 1:7

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

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16. Psalm 32:5

5 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

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17. 2 Chronicles 30:9

9 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."

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18. Acts 2:38

38 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.

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19. Acts 3:19

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

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20. James 5:14-15

14 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. 15 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.

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21. Acts 17:30

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

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22. Matthew 6:12

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

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23. Isaiah 55:7

7 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.

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24. Nehemiah 9:31

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

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25. Jeremiah 3:12

12 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.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 86:5
  2. Psalm 32:5
  3. 2 Chronicles 7:14
  4. 2 Chronicles 30:9
  5. Nehemiah 9:31
  6. Proverbs 17:9
  7. Proverbs 28:13
  8. Isaiah 55:7
  9. Jeremiah 3:12
  10. Joel 2:13
  11. Micah 7:18
  12. Matthew 6:12
  13. Matthew 6:14
  14. Matthew 18:21-22
  15. Mark 11:25
  16. Luke 6:37
  17. 1 John 2:2
  18. Acts 2:38
  19. Acts 3:19
  20. Acts 13:38-39
  21. Acts 17:30
  22. Ephesians 1:7
  23. Ephesians 4:32
  24. Colossians 3:13
  25. James 5:14-15

Psalm 86:5

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

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Psalm 32:5

5 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

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2 Chronicles 7:14

14 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.

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2 Chronicles 30:9

9 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."

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Nehemiah 9:31

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

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Proverbs 17:9

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

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Proverbs 28:13

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

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Isaiah 55:7

7 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.

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Jeremiah 3:12

12 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.

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Joel 2:13

13 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.

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Micah 7:18

18 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.

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Matthew 6:12

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

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Matthew 6:14

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

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Matthew 18:21-22

21 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?" 22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.

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Mark 11:25

25 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."

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Luke 6:37

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

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1 John 2:2

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

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Acts 2:38

38 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.

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Acts 3:19

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

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Acts 13:38-39

38 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 39 from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

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Acts 17:30

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

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Ephesians 1:7

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

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Ephesians 4:32

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

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Colossians 3:13

13 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.

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James 5:14-15

14 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. 15 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.

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