20 Bible Verses About The Importance Of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is one of the attributes of God; He forgives us for all our sins and urges us to forgive one another. Sometimes it’s difficult to forgive others because of the hurt they have caused us, but as God’s creations, we must strive to behave like our Creator.

Bible verses about forgiveness

An unforgiving spirit keeps us from receiving His blessings in our lives, while forgiveness sets us free from the power of darkness and grants us healing from God.

When you feel hurt by someone’s actions or overwhelmed with frustration about any situation, turn to the scriptures, and you will find the word of God that will help you to forgive and forget.

These inspiring Bible Verses will enable you to forgive and understand the importance of forgiveness:

1). Hebrews 8:12

For I will be merciful toward their iniquities and remember their sins no more.

2). Romans 12:17

Repay no one evil for evil but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

3). Ephesian 2:8

For by grace, you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.

4). John 13:34

A new commandment I give to you is that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another.

5). Luke 17:3

If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repents, … If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.

6). Matthew 5:7

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

7). 1 Peter 4:8

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly since love covers a multitude of sins.

8). Matthew 6:14

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

9). 2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.

10). Isaiah 1:18

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

11). Matthew 5:23-24

So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there, remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First, be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

12). Proverbs 15:1

A soft answer turns wrath away, but a harsh word stirs anger.

13). Acts 17:30

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.

14). Isaiah 43:25

I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.

15). Acts 10: 43

To him, all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.

16). Psalm 32:1

Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

17). James 5:16

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

18). Ephesians 1:7-8

In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace, which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence.

19). 1 John 2:2

He is the propitiation for our sins, not only for ours but also for the whole world’s sins.

20). Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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