We, as children of God, are lucky enough to have a loving Father who is always willing to forgive even our deepest sins. Sometimes it can be difficult, however, to forgive ourselves.
It can also be difficult at times for us to forgive others, especially when they hurt us. Jesus told us that we must always forgive, so if you are looking for some inspiration, check out these 10 awesome Bible verses about forgiveness!
Why Do We Need Bible Verses About Forgiveness?
God gave us his written word to live by, so it is important to always look towards the Bible when we are searching for answers to questions.
Whether you are in need of forgiveness yourself, someone close to you is searching for it, or you are looking for help in forgiving someone else, these verses will bring you what you need.
Please Note: All of these verses are either NIV or ESV. If you are unsure as to what these mean or the difference between them, click here to learn more.
1.) Acts 3:19
When asking for forgiveness, it is also crucial to remember the importance of repentance:
“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”
2.) 1 John 1:9
“But if we confess our sins to God, he will keep his promise and do what is right: he will forgive us our sins and purify us from all our wrongdoing.”
For those looking to find forgiveness within themselves, this verse is for you.
3.) Luke 6:37
“Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
Remember, forgive as God has forgiven you.
4.) Isaiah 1:18
This one is similar to Isaiah 43:25, remember that our Lord God is here to forgive you of your iniquities:
“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 as wool.”
5.) James 5:16
This is a wonderful verse about the power of forgiveness and praying for those who have done wrong to you:
“So then, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you will be healed. The prayer of a good person has a powerful effect.”
6.) Ephesians 1:7
“In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”
7.) Colossians 3:13
If you are wanting to forgive someone, remember this Bible verse:
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
8.) Isaiah 43:25-26
This is one of the best Bible verses about forgiveness that can remind you that God is here to help you move past your sins.
“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake and remembers your sins no more. Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence”
9.) Psalm 103:10-12
“He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”
10.) 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
Rejoice in the knowledge that Christ has paid your price and that through him you may seek the new Kingdom of God!
What a Loving and Forgiving Father We Have!
It’s hard to read these and not feel grateful for the overwhelming love and support our God has for each of us. It is important to always forgive, and always act in love, even when those you love hurt you.
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