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Scriptures on Forgiveness

While forgiving someone can sometimes be difficult, we are all called to forgive. Giving or even receiving forgiveness is a very powerful thing. If you’re in need of forgiveness, if you need to forgive yourself, or if you need to forgive someone in your life, we pray these scriptures will help and encourage you!


Matthew 5:4 (AMP)

“Blessed [forgiven, refreshed by God’s grace] are those who mourn [over their sins and repent], for they will be comforted [when the burden of sin is lifted]."

Psalm 32:1 (AMP)

Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, favored by God] is he whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.

Proverbs 17:9 (AMP)

He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats or gossips about a matter separates intimate friends.

Matthew 9:13 (AMP)

"Go and learn what this [Scripture] means: ‘I desire compassion [for those in distress], and not [animal] sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call [to repentance] the [self-proclaimed] righteous [who see no need to change], but sinners [those who recognize their sin and actively seek forgiveness].”

Mark 11:25 (AMP)

Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him [drop the issue, let it go], so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions and wrongdoings [against Him and others].

Luke 6:21 (AMP)

Blessed [joyful, nourished by God’s goodness] are you who hunger now [for righteousness, actively seeking right standing with God], for you will be [completely] satisfied. Blessed [forgiven, refreshed by God’s grace] are you who weep now [over your sins and repent], for you will laugh [when the burden of sin is lifted].

Prayers for Forgiveness

Psalm 25:18 (AMP)

Look upon my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.

Psalm 32:6 (AMP)

Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You [for forgiveness] in a time when You [are near and] may be found; surely when the great waters [of trial and distressing times] overflow they will not reach [the spirit in] him.

Psalm 79:9 (AMP)

Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; rescue us, forgive us our sins for Your name’s sake.

Daniel 9:19 (AMP)

“O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! Do not delay, for Your own sake, O my God, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name.”

Matthew 6:12 (AMP)

‘And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors [letting go of both the wrong and the resentment].'

Psalm 32:5 (AMP)

I acknowledged my sin to You, and I did not hide my wickedness; I said, “I will confess [all] my transgressions to the Lord”; and You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.

God Forgiving Us 

2 Chronicles 7:14 (AMP)

and My people, who are called by My Name, humble themselves, and pray and seek (crave, require as a necessity) My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear [them] from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.

1 John 1:9 (AMP)

If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose].

Ephesians 1:7-8 (AMP)

In Him we have redemption [that is, our deliverance and salvation] through His blood, [which paid the penalty for our sin and resulted in] the forgiveness and complete pardon of our sin, in accordance with the riches of His grace.

Colossians 1:13-14 (AMP)

For He has rescued us and has drawn us to Himself from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption [because of His sacrifice, resulting in] the forgiveness of our sins [and the cancellation of sins’ penalty].

Nehemiah 9:17 (AMP)

“They refused to listen and obey, and did not remember Your wondrous acts which You had performed among them; so they stiffened their necks and [in their rebellion] appointed a leader in order to return them to slavery in Egypt. But You are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness; and You did not abandon them."

Psalm 65:3 (AMP)

Wickedness and guilt prevail against me; yet as for our transgressions, You forgive them [removing them from Your sight].

Psalm 85:2 (AMP)

You have forgiven the wickedness of Your people; You have covered all their sin. Selah. 

Psalm 86:5 (AMP)

For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive [our sins, sending them away, completely letting them go forever and ever]; and abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You.

Psalm 130:3-4 (AMP)

If You, Lord, should keep an account of our sins and treat us accordingly, O Lord, who could stand [before you in judgment and claim innocence]? But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared and worshiped [with submissive wonder].

Jeremiah 33:8 (AMP)

I will cleanse them from all their wickedness (guilt) by which they have sinned against Me, and I will pardon (forgive) all their sins by which they rebelled against Me.

Micah 7:18 (AMP)

Who is a God like You, who forgives wickedness and passes over the rebellious acts of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, because He [constantly] delights in mercy and lovingkindness.


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