Forgiveness

 

Psalm 86:5 (nlt)

5 O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.

 

Psalm 32:5 (nlt)

5 Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.

 

Isaiah 1:18 (nlt)

18 “Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow…

 

Daniel 9:9 (nlt)

9 But the Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him.

 

Psalm 66:18 (nlt)

18 If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.

 

Colossians 2:13–14 (nlt)

13 You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. 14 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.

 

Ephesians 1:7–8 (nlt)

7 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins…

 

Isaiah 43:25 (nlt)

25 “I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.

 

Psalm 103:12 (nlt)

12 He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.

 

Psalm 130:3–4 (nlt)

3 Lord, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive? 4 But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you.

 

Isaiah 44:22 (nlt)

22 I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free.”

 

Micah 7:18–19 (nlt)

18 Where is another God like you, who pardons the guilt of the remnant, overlooking the sins of his special people? You will not stay angry with your people forever, because you delight in showing unfailing love. 19 Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean!

 

Psalm 38:17–18 (nlt)

17 I am on the verge of collapse, facing constant pain. 18 But I confess my sins; I am deeply sorry for what I have done.

 

1 John 1:9 (nlt)

9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.

 

Luke 23:33–34 (nlt)

33 When they came to a place called The Skull, they nailed him to the cross. And the criminals were also crucified—one on his right and one on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing”…

 

Psalm 51:7 (nlt)

7 Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Forgiveness For Others

 

Colossians 3:13 (nlt)

13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

 

Ephesians 4:32 (nlt)

32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

 

Matthew 6:14–15 (nlt)

14 “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. 15 But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.

 

Matthew 18:32–35 (nlt)

32 Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. 33 Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ 34 Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt. 35 “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.”

 

Acts 7:59–60 (nlt)

59 As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 He fell to his knees, shouting, “Lord, don’t charge them with this sin!” And with that, he died.

 

Matthew 18:21–22 (nlt)

21 Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” 22 “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!

 

Matthew 5:23–24 (nlt)

23 “So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, 24 leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.

 

Luke 17:3–4 (nlt)

3 So watch yourselves! “If another believer sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive. 4 Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive.”