Powerful Bible Verses On Forgiving Others

What does the Bible say about forgiveness? Here's a list of the best bible verses about forgiveness, which should encourage and inspire you to forgive others who hurt you. The power of forgiveness in the Bible is greatly emphasized since it's a powerful action that can bring healing and salvation. The following bible quotes also include teachings of Jesus and memorable psalms.

Vote up the Bible scriptures on forgiveness that have helped you mend your relationships. 

  • Colossians 3:13
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    12 VOTES

    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.

    Since God continues to forgive our wrongdoings, we should extend this same grace to those who hurt us.

    12 votes
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    Psalm 103:12

    As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

    Once God forgives you, your sins are permanently washed away. You're free to move on from your difficult past and thrive in life with God's help.

    10 votes
  • Ephesians 1:7
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    8 VOTES

    Ephesians 1:7

    In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in according to the riches of God's grace.

    Because of the forgiveness through the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross, you can have a new start in life.

    8 votes
  • Psalm 32:5
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    Psalm 32:5

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

    We don't have to carry the guilt of our sins alone. This verse teaches us that we can experience forgiveness by confessing and repenting of our sins to God.

    6 votes
  • Luke 6:28
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    Luke 6:28

    Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

    Jesus has always taught we shoud love our enemies. While difficult, forgiving the ones who hurt you can bring healing. 

    12 votes
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    Proverbs 24:17

    Do not gloat when your enemy falls. When they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice.

    A part of forgiving others is not being happy when they experience the bad consequences of their actions. When your enemy gets hurt, don't be happy about it. 

    11 votes