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10 Bible Verses to Help You Forgive Others

Diogo Morgado, The Bible Series
Diogo Morgado portrays Jesus Christ in Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's "Bible" series which will premiere on The History Channel on March 3, 2013. |

It can be the hardest thing for a person to do in response to one who has wronged them. And has been referred to in poetry as being divine.

Forgiveness is something integral to the Christian religion, as believers are supposed to forgive each other as God forgives us.

Is it not always easy. In fact, it can be very hard to put forth the effort to move past a wrong committed against oneself.

The Bible speaks much about the need for forgiveness. Below, in no particular order, are 10 verses and passages about forgiveness.

1. Matthew 6:14-15

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

2. Ephesians 4:32

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

3. 1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

4. Colossians 3:13

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

5. Matthew 18: 21-22

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times? "Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times."

6. Luke 6:37

Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

7. Isaiah 1:18

"Come now, let us reason together," 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."

8. Psalm 32:5

I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord," and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

9. Proverbs 28:13

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

10. Romans 8:1-2

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

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