31 Forgiveness Scriptures

31 Forgiveness Scriptures Authorbeckydvorak.com

We live in a fallen world and bad things happen to good people all the time, not because God planned it that way, but because He gave to people a great gift—a freewill. But with this freewill comes something even more important—being responsible. Unfortunately, the world is full of selfish people that do not consider the consequences that others will suffer for their bad decisions. And sets us in front the doors of decision-making. Am I going to offer forgiveness or am I going to harbor this anger until it destroys me. I pray that you will choose the path of forgiveness so that you can be free and healed within. To help you on this spiritual journey of forgiveness I have compiled 31 Scriptures about forgiveness, receiving forgiveness from God, and offering forgiveness to others.

  1. John 3:16-17, (NKJV) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
  2. Isaiah 53:5, (AMP) But He was wounded for our transgressions,
    He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing];
    The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him,
    And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed.
  3. Isaiah 43:25 (NLT) “I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.
  4. Psalm 32:5, (NKJV) I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
  5. Psalm 25:8, (NASB) Look at my misery and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.
  6. James 5:14-15, (KJV) Is any sick among you? 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 shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
  7. Mark 11:25, (AMP) Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him[drop the issue, let it go], so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions and wrongdoings [against Him and others].
  8. 1 John 1:9, (GW) God is faithful and reliable. If we confess our sins, he forgives them and cleanses us from everything we’ve done wrong.
  9. Ephesians 1:7, (NKJV) In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
  10. Ephesians 4:32, (NKJV) And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
  11. Colossians 3:13, (NLT) Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
  12. James 5:16, (NIV) Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
  13. Matthew 6:14 -15, (NASB) For if you forgive other people for their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive other people, then your Father will not forgive your [
  14. Proverbs 10:12, (AMP) Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers and overwhelms all transgressions [forgiving and overlooking another’s faults].
  15. Acts 3:19-20, (ISV) Therefore, repent and turn to him to have your sins blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord and so that he may send you Jesus, whom he appointed long ago to be the Messiah.
  16. Matthew 26:28, (AMP) for this is My blood of the [new and better] covenant, which [ratifies the agreement and] is being poured out for many [as a substitutionary atonement] for the forgiveness of sins.
  17. Matthew 5:23-24, (GW) “So if you are offering your gift at the altar and remember there that another believer has something against you, leave your gift at the altar. First go away and make peace with that person. Then come back and offer your gift.
  18. Acts 2:38, (ISV) Peter answered them, “Every one of you must repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus the Messiah for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the Holy Spirit as a gift.
  19. Matthew 18:21-22, (NASB) Then Peter came up and said to Him, “Lord, how many times shall my brother sin against me and I still forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus *said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy-seven times.
  20. Psalms 103:10-14, (NIV) He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him; for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust.
  21. 2 Chronicles 7:14, (NKJV) If My people who are called by My name will 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.
  22. 1 John 2:1, (NIV) My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.
  23. Hebrews 8:12, (GW) Because I will forgive their wickedness and I will no longer hold their sins against them.
  24. Acts 13: 38-39, (AMP) So let it be clearly known by you, brothers, that through Him forgiveness of sins is being proclaimed to you; and through Him everyone who believes [who acknowledges Jesus as Lord and Savior and follows Him] is justified and declared free of guilt from all things, from which you could not be justified and freed of guilt through the Law of Moses.
  25. Psalm 51: 9-11, (GW) Hide your face from my sins, and wipe out all that I have done wrong. Create a clean heart in me, O God, and renew a faithful spirit within me. Do not force me away from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit from me.
  26. Psalm 32:1, (AMP) Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, favored by God] is he whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.
  27. Psalm 25:7, (AMP) Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; According to Your lovingkindness remember me, for Your goodness’ sake, O Lord.
  28. Psalm 51:17, (AMP) My [only] sacrifice [acceptable] to God is a broken spirit; A broken and contrite heart [broken with sorrow for sin, thoroughly penitent], such, O God, You will not despise.
  29. Luke 17:3, (GW) So watch yourselves! “If a believer sins, correct him. If he changes the way he thinks and acts, forgive him.
  30. Micah 7:18-19, (AMP) Who is a God like You, who forgives wickedness
    And passes over the rebellious acts of the remnant of His possession?
    He does not retain His anger forever,
    Because He [constantly] delights in mercy and
    He shall again have compassion on us;
    He will subdue and tread underfoot our wickedness [destroying sin’s power].
    Yes, You will cast all our sins
    Into the depths of the sea.
  31. Luke 23: 35a, (KJV) Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.


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