12 Bible Verses About Forgiving Others
Forgiveness is a cornerstone Christian virtue that gives us the freedom to live a life filled with love and compassion for the world.
When we look at the topic of forgiving others a typical perspective is to relate it to the people in our lives where we have a difficult time letting go of how they make us feel. As Christians we need to study scriptures to fully understand the truth and what God asks of us when it comes to forgiveness. The following Bible verses about forgiving others is taken from the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible and are helpful in providing direction.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
2 corinthians 2:5-8
5 But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
6 Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.
7 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.
The next time you are faced with forgiving others, we pray you use one of the encouraging scriptures above as inspiration that can be taken to heart. Jesus in many ways represents forgiveness and understanding that truth is powerful. If we lack in forgiveness can lead to sin, we must be merciful and forgive others in our walk as Christians.