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Bible verses about forgiveness

Because of your name, O Lord, let me have forgiveness for my sin, which is very great. (Psa 25:11 B)

You are good, O Lord, and full of forgiveness; your mercy is great to all who make their cry to you. (Psa 86:5 B)

He who conceals his sins doesn't prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. (Pro 28:13 W)

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. (Mt 5:7 W)

Forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. (Mt 6:12 W)

"For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you don't forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (Mt 6:14-15 W)

And those Scribes that had come down from Jerusalem, said: Beelzebub is in him; and by the prince of demons he expelleth demons. And Jesus called them, and said to them, by similitudes : How can Satan cast out Satan? For if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself and be divided, he cannot stand, but is at an end. No one can enter the house of a strong man, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong man; and then he may rob his house. Verily I say to you: All sins, and the blasphemies that men may utter, may be forgiven them: but whoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit, to him for ever there is no forgiveness; but he is obnoxious to eternal judgment. Because they had said: An unclean spirit is in him. (Mk 3:22-30)

Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father, who is in heaven, may also forgive you your transgressions. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your transgressions." (Mk 11:25-26 W)

Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is also merciful. Don't judge, and you won't be judged. Don't condemn, and you won't be condemned. Set free, and you will be set free. (Lk 6:36-37 W)

Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little." (Lk 7:47 W)

Be careful. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him. If he sins against you seven times in the day, and seven times returns, saying, 'I repent,' you shall forgive him." (Lk 17:3-4 W)

When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified him there with the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing." Dividing his garments among them, they cast lots. (Lk 23:33-34 W)

Jesus therefore said to them again, "Peace be to you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." When he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit! Whoever's sins you forgive, they are forgiven them. Whoever's sins you retain, they have been retained." (Jn 20:21-23 W)

Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38 W)

Many also of those who had believed came, confessing, and declaring their deeds. (Acts 19:18 W)

But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation; namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and having committed to us the word of reconciliation. We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. (2Cor 5:18-20 W)

And be kind to one another, full of pity, having forgiveness for one another, even as God in Christ had forgiveness for you. (Eph 4:32 B)

Put on therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if any man has a complaint against any; even as Christ forgave you, so you also do. (Col 3:12-13 W)

Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man will see the Lord, (Heb 12:14 W)

Confess your offenses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The insistent prayer of a righteous person is powerfully effective. (James 5:16 W)

Brothers, if any among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins. (James 5:19-20 W)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1Jn 1:9 W)


And when they were taking food, Jesus took bread and, after blessing it, he gave the broken bread to the disciples and said, Take it; this is my body. And he took a cup and, having given praise, he gave it to them, saying, Take of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the testament, which is given for men for the forgiveness of sins. (Mt 26:26-28 B)

Therefore, whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord. But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread and drink of the chalice. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord. (1Cor 11:27-29)


but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. (Isa 59:2 W)

But to the wicked God says: “What right have you to recite my statutes or take my covenant on your lips? For you hate discipline, and you cast my words behind you. If you see a thief, you are pleased with him, and you keep company with adulterers. “You give your mouth free rein for evil, and your tongue frames deceit. You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son. These things you have done, and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you. “Mark this, then, you who forget God, lest I tear you apart, and there be none to deliver! (Psa 50:16-22)

"You shall not commit adultery. (Exo 20:14 W)

"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery;' but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. If your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna. (Mt 5:27-29 W)

He said, "That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man. For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts, covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and defile the man." (Mk 7:20-23 W)

And he said to them: Whoever shall divorce his wife, and take another, committeth adultery. And if a woman shall leave her husband, and marry another, she committeth adultery. (Mk 10:11-12)

Everyone who divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery. He who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery. (Lk 16:18 W)

who exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason, God gave them up to vile passions. For their women changed the natural function into that which is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural function of the woman, burned in their lust toward one another, men doing what is inappropriate with men, and receiving in themselves the due penalty of their error. (Rom 1:25-27 W)

Do you think this, O man who judges those who practice such things, and do the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? But according to your hardness and unrepentant heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath, revelation, and of the righteous judgment of God; who "will pay back to everyone according to their works:" (Rom 2:3-6 W)

Or don't you know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortioners, will inherit the Kingdom of God. (1Cor 6:9-10 W)

Don't you know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them members of a prostitute? May it never be! (1Cor 6:15 W)

Flee sexual immorality! "Every sin that a man does is outside the body," but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or don't you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God? You are not your own, (1Cor 6:18-19 W)

Neither let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them committed, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell. (1Cor 10:8 W)

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire. (Gal 5:16-17 W)

Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God. (Gal 5:19-21 W)

Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts. If we live by the Spirit, let's also walk by the Spirit. (Gal 5:24-25 W)

Don't be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption. But he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. (Gal 6:7-8 W)

Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, our life, is revealed, then you will also be revealed with him in glory. Put to death therefore your members which are on the earth: sexual immorality, uncleanness, depraved passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry; for which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience. (Col 3:2-6 W)

For this is the will of God: your sanctification, that you abstain from sexual immorality, that each one of you know how to possess himself of his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in the passion of lust, even as the Gentiles who don't know God; that no one should take advantage of and wrong a brother or sister in this matter; because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as also we forewarned you and testified. (1Thess 4:3-6 W)

Then the lust, when it has conceived, bears sin; and the sin, when it is full grown, brings forth death. (James 1:15 W)

You adulterers and adulteresses, don't you know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (James 4:4 W)

I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." (Mt 12:36-37 W)

He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God. (Lk 16:15 W)

Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear. (Eph 4:29 W)

To him therefore who knows to do good, and doesn't do it, to him it is sin. (James 4:17 W)

let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins. (James 5:20 W)

Keep away from the desires of the flesh. Every sin which a man does is outside of the body; but he who goes after the desires of the flesh does evil to his body. Or are you not conscious that your body is a house for the Holy Spirit which is in you, and which has been given to you by God? and you are not the owners of yourselves; (1Cor 6:18-19 B)

Again, let us not give way to the desires of the flesh, as some of them did, of whom twenty-three thousand came to their end in one day. (1Cor 10:8 B)

Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him. (1Jn 3:15 W)

This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments. One who says, "I know him," and doesn't keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth isn't in him. (1Jn 2:3-4 W)

"Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord, (Acts 3:19 W)

"You shall not murder. (Exo 20:13 W)

I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life, that you may live, you and your seed; (Deut 30:19 W)

You have clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews. You have granted me life and loving kindness. Your visitation has preserved my spirit. (Job 10:11-12 W)

Didn't he who made me in the womb make him? Didn't one fashion us in the womb? (Job 31:15 W)

For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well. My frame wasn't hidden from you, when I was made in secret, woven together in the depths of the earth. (Psa 139:13-15 W)

Rescue those who are being led away to death! Indeed, hold back those who are staggering to the slaughter! If you say, "Behold, we didn't know this;" doesn't he who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, doesn't he know it? Shall he not render to every man according to his work? (Pro 24:11-12 W)

When you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you. Yes, when you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood. (Isa 1:15 W)

Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb: “I am the LORD, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself, (Isa 44:24)

Give ear, O sea-lands, to me; and take note, you peoples from far: I have been marked out by the Lord from the first; when I was still in my mother's body, he had my name in mind: (Isa 49:1 B)

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Before you were formed in the body of your mother I had knowledge of you, and before your birth I made you holy; I have given you the work of being a prophet to the nations. (Jer 1:4-5 B)

For with whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you. (Mt 7:2 W)

Whoever receives one such little child in my name receives me, (Mt 18:5 W)

See that you don't despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. (Mt 18:10 W)

For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and he will drink no wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb. (Lk 1:15 W)

Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah, and entered into the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. It happened, when Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, that the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She called out with a loud voice, and said, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! Why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the voice of your greeting came into my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy! (Lk 1:39-44 W)

The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. (Jn 10:10 W)

But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men. (Acts 5:29 W)

Don't you know that you are a temple of God, and that God's Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him; for God's temple is holy, which you are. (1Cor 3:16-17 W)

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He has taken the wise in their craftiness." (1Cor 3:18-19 W)

Timothy, guard that which is committed to you, turning away from the empty chatter and oppositions of the knowledge which is falsely so called; (1Tim 6:20 W)


September 16, 1937. I wаnted very much to mаke а Holy Hour before the Blessed Sаcrаment todаy, but God's will wаs otherwise. At eight o'clock I wаs seized with such violent pаins thаt I hаd to go to bed аt once. I wаs convulsed with pаin for three hours; thаt is, until eleven o'clock аt night. No medicine hаd аny effect on me, аnd whаtever I swаllowed I threw up. At times, the pаins cаused me to lose consciousness. Jesus hаd me reаlize thаt in this wаy I took pаrt in His Agony in the Gаrden, аnd thаt He himself аllowed these sufferings in order to offer repаrаtion to God for the souls murdered in the wombs of wicked mothers. I hаve gone through these sufferings three times now. They аlwаys stаrt аt eight o'clock in the evening аnd lаst until eleven. No medicine cаn lessen these sufferings. When eleven o'clock comes, they ceаse by themselves, аnd I fаll аsleep аt thаt moment. The following dаy, I feel very weаk.
This hаppened to me for the first time when I wаs аt the sаnаtorium. The doctors couldn't get to the bottom of it, аnd no injection or medicine helped me аt аll nor did I myself hаve аny ideа of whаt the sufferings were аbout. I told the doctor thаt never before in my life hаd I experienced such sufferings, аnd he declаred he did not know whаt sort of pаins they аre. But now I understаnd the nаture of these pаins, becаuse the Lord himself hаs mаde this known to me.... Yet when I think thаt I mаy perhаps suffer in this wаy аgаin, I tremble. But I don't know whether I'll ever аgаin suffer in this wаy; I leаve thаt to God. Whаt it pleаses God to send, I will аccept with submission аnd love. If only I could sаve even one soul from murder by meаns of these sufferings! (Diаry of St. Fаustinа, 1276)


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