Bible Verses About Forgiveness - Read passages that offer biblical guidance on forgiveness and how important it is to forgive others as we have been forgiven by the blood of Christ. With the grace and mercy shown to us, we are always able to start new with God. When we repent, we are given full forgiveness of our sins because of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
In light of our new beginning, God commands that in return, we forgive others and extend grace as we have been shown grace. It can be one of the hardest things we face in life! The pain and hurt others cause us is real and great. But, the pain of living with bitterness and unforgiveness can poison your soul and destroy you. When we forgive others, we are not saying what they did was OK, but we are releasing them to God and letting go of it's hold on us.
Use the below Bible verses to help you begin taking steps towards a right relationship with God and others by accepting and offering forgiveness.
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4 But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
28 This is my blood of thecovenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
4 And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins,
3 He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
38 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.
43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
38 “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.
18 to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace
14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.