31 Scriptures On Forgiveness

31 Scriptures On Forgiveness
31 Scriptures On Forgiveness

31 Scriptures On Forgiveness will help you to look at forgiveness from every possible angle to assist in understanding the concept better.

Forgiveness is such a wide subject to understand and there had been many books written and sermons preached on it.

To fully understand forgiveness it is necessary to look at it from every angle, the how, why, and most importantly how God’s forgiveness towards us looks.

Something I repeatedly said on this subject is: Forgiveness definitely is not easy, but with God’s grace and help it is possible.

May you experience the tangible presence of the Holy Spirit ministering to you while prayerfully reading through these Scriptures.

31 Scriptures On Forgiveness

1. Abundant Acquittal 

“Let the wicked leave (behind) his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to the Lord,
And He will have compassion (mercy) on him,
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.”

Isaiah 55:7

2. Do What Is Honourable

“Never repay anyone evil for evil. Take thought for what is right and gracious and proper in the sight of everyone.”

Romans 12:17

3. Forgiveness Of Sins 

“All the prophets testify about Him, that through His name everyone who believes in Him [whoever trusts in and relies on Him, accepting Him as Savior and Messiah] receives forgiveness of sins.”

Acts 10:43

4. Gift Of God

“For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God.”

Ephesians 2:8

5. God’s Mercy

“For I will be merciful and gracious toward their wickedness,
And I will remember their sins no more.”

Hebrews 8:12

6. Guidelines

“Pay attention and always be on guard [looking out for one another]! If your brother sins and disregards God’s precepts, solemnly warn him; and if he repents and changes, forgive him.”

Luke 17:3

7. Healing In Forgiveness

“and My people, who are called by My Name, humble themselves, and pray and seek (crave, require as a necessity) My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear [them] from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.”

2 Chronicles 7:14

8. Love Covers A Multitude Sins

“Above all, have fervent and unfailing love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins [it overlooks unkindness and unselfishly seeks the best for others].”

1 Peter 4:8

9. Propitiation For Sins

“And He [that same Jesus] is the propitiation for our sins [the atoning sacrifice that holds back the wrath of God that would otherwise be directed at us because of our sinful nature—our worldliness, our lifestyle]; and not for ours alone, but also for [the sins of all believers throughout] the whole world.”

1 John 2:2

10. Reconciliation Before Offering 

“So if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and while there you remember that your brother has something [such as a grievance or legitimate complaint] against you,  leave your offering there at the altar and go. First make peace with your brother, and then come and present your offering.”

Matthew 5:23-24

11. The Merciful

“Blessed [content, sheltered by God’s promises] are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.”

Matthew 5:7

12. Ignorance and repentance 

“Therefore God overlooked and disregarded the former ages of ignorance; but now He commands all people everywhere to repent [that is, to change their old way of thinking, to regret their past sins, and to seek God’s purpose for their lives]”

Acts 17:30

13. Sins Forgotten

“I, only I, am He who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake,
And I will not remember your sins.”

Isaiah 43:25

14. Forgive To Be Forgiven 

“For if you forgive others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins], your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”

Matthew 6:14

15. Forgive When Praying

“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].”

Mark 11:25

16. Blessed When Forgiven 

“Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, favored by God] is he whose transgression is forgiven, And whose sin is covered.”

Psalm 32:1

17. Love Prospers When Forgiven

“He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love,
But he who repeats or gossips about a matter separates intimate friends.”

Proverbs 17:9

18. Instruction On Restoration 

“Brothers, if anyone is caught in any sin, you who are spiritual [that is, you who are responsive to the guidance of the Spirit] are to restore such a person in a spirit of gentleness [not with a sense of superiority or self-righteousness], keeping a watchful eye on yourself, so that you are not tempted as well.”

Galatians 6:1

19. Color Of Sins Forgiven 

“Come now, and 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 be like wool.”

Isaiah 1:18

20. Sins And Healing 

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power].”

James 5:16

21. Instruction On Enemies And Haters 

“But I say to you who hear [Me and pay attention to My words]: Love [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for] your enemies, [make it a practice to] do good to those who hate you”

Luke 6:27

22. Redemption And Forgiveness

“In Him we have redemption [that is, our deliverance and salvation] through His blood, [which paid the penalty for our sin and resulted in] the forgiveness and complete pardon of our sin, in accordance with the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and understanding [with practical insight]”

Ephesians 1:7-8

23. Do Not Repay Evil

“and never return evil for evil or insult for insult [avoid scolding, berating, and any kind of abuse], but on the contrary, give a blessing [pray for one another’s well-being, contentment, and protection]; for you have been called for this very purpose, that you might inherit a blessing [from God that brings well-being, happiness, and protection].”

1 Peter 3:9

24. Do Not’s, Not To Be… 

“Do not judge [others self-righteously], and you will not be judged; do not condemn [others when you are guilty and unrepentant], and you will not be condemned [for your hypocrisy]; pardon [others when they truly repent and change], and you will be pardoned [when you truly repent and change].”

Luke 6:37

25. God’s Love For Us 

“For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge and condemn the world [that is, to initiate the final judgment of the world], but that the world might be saved through Him.”

John 3:16-17

26. Forgive Seventy-Seven Times 

Then Peter came to Him and asked, “Lord, how many times will my brother sin against me and I forgive him and let it go? Up to seven times?”  Jesus answered him, “I say to you, not up to seven times, but seventy times seven.”

Matthew 18:21-22

27. Little And Many Sins 

“Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.”

Luke 7:47

28. Sins Far Removed 

“For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear and worship Him [with awe-filled respect and deepest reverence]. 
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.”

Psalm 103:11-12

29. When Failing To Forgive 

“But if you do not forgive others [nurturing your hurt and anger with the result that it interferes with your relationship with God], then your Father will not forgive your trespasses.”

Matthew 6:15

30. Delivered From Darkness 

“For He has rescued us and has drawn us to Himself from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,  in whom we have redemption [because of His sacrifice, resulting in] the forgiveness of our sins [and the cancellation of sins’ penalty].”

Colossians 1:13-14

31. Ultimate Forgiveness

“And Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots, dividing His clothes among themselves.”

Luke 23:34

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2 replies on “31 Scriptures On Forgiveness”

    1. Hi Belinda, is it forgiveness you need help on? Complete, unconditional forgiveness is not something that usually happens instantly. By asking God to help you, and each time you think about the person saying: “I forgive you, acquit you and bless you” you start to confess it with the mouth and the heart will come in agreement and believe it. Hope it helps.

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