What Does the Bible Say About Forgiveness?

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9).

Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your transgression. (Mark 11:25).

For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.  (Matthew 6:12,14-15).

If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.  And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, “I repent,” forgive him. (Luke 17:3-4).

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.  (Ephesians 4:32).

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Colossians 3:13, NIV).

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