Quotes on Forgiveness in the Bible

Quotes on Forgiveness in the Bible: In the Bible, there are several quotes on forgiveness or verses that talk about forgiveness.  It is forgiveness that brings Christians back to God. As fallen people, the forgiveness of God makes us new people who are counted righteous through faith in Jesus Christ.

In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught His disciples to prayer and in that prayer, we see the need to forgive others and in return the importance of forgiveness from the Father.

Forgiveness Starts With You

Below we have looked at some of the verses that talk about forgiveness

Quotes on Forgiveness in the Bible

  1. Forgiveness Starts With You

Mathews 6:14-15

14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

You cannot expect others to forgive you if you are not ready to forgive. When teaching about prayer, Jesus says that you must forgive others for God to forgive you. Holding grudge against your neighbor or enemy is like burning your house just to kill a mouse. In short, unforgiveness does more damage to you than it does to others. God, our Father in heaven knows this and that is why He expects us to forgive others first as this brings healing in our soul.

  1. Forgiveness Has No Limit

Mathews 18:21-22

21Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.


Most of us think we have forgiven someone so much not to forgive again. Well, according to the kind of forgiveness illustrated in Bible forgiveness knows no end. In Mathews 18:21-25 Peter asked Jesus the exact times that one should forgive his brother or sister who wrongs him. Peter expected it to be 7 times, but the Lord told him it’s seventy times seven (70 x 7). In other words, you can never forgive too much.

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  1. Be Quick to Forgive Without Condemning

John 8: 1-11

1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts; where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them.

3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?”

6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.

7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.

10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”


This woman, who was found in the act of adultery, would have been easily stoned by her accuser were it not for the grace, wisdom, and forgiveness of Jesus. Often we are quick to judge and condemn others without giving them a second chance. In this passage Christ gives this woman a second chance and asks her not to sin anymore.

  1. Forgiveness in Jesus Set Us Free

Acts 13:38-39

38 “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39 Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.

Sometimes the things we do imprison us until we think we will never be completely be forgiveness. According to the Bible the forgiveness of our father is 100 percent. It set us free from any sins and even brings in justification that could never be obtained in any other form. So the next time you condemn yourself to remember this: the forgiveness of God knows no boundaries.

  1. Forgiveness in Jesus Starts by Believing in The Power of Blood at Calvary

Hebrews 9:22

22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.


You cannot talk about the forgiveness of God without accepting that Jesus died on the cross to save us. You cannot have a shortcut with this, denying the Blood of Lamb means rejecting the whole idea of forgiveness through grace.

  1. We All Need Forgiveness

1 John 1:10

10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

Due to the fall of man from the beginning, no one can say they don’t need forgiveness. We often hurt others through our actions, words or habits. Being human we often fight with human nature which does the opposite of what God requires. It is this regard that we should seek constant forgiveness from others and from God.

  1. Forgive Other and Bitterness, Rage and Anger Will Not Be Part of You

Ephesians 4:31-32

31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

If you don’t forgive others, bitterness will soon get into your heart. A bitter person has anger management issues, so the earlier you forgive the better.

  1. No Amount of Sin that God Cannot Forgive

Isaiah 1:18

18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,”    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.


Seek the forgiveness of God when you can. God is always calling us to come to Him because there is not one who is too wrong not to be forgiven.


The Bible constantly talks about forgiveness; from Genesis to Revelation the verses on this vital topic cannot be exhaustively outlined. Humanity would not exist without forgiveness. It’s up to us to forgive and get the freedom that comes from having a forgiving heart.