Having Trouble With Forgiveness? 10 Bible Verses That Will Help


1. Colossians 3:13 Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 

2. Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

3. Luke 6:37 Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.

4. 1 Corinthians 13:13So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

5. 1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

6. 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

7. Proverbs 17:9 Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

8. Hebrews 10:17 Then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”

9. Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

10. Romans 13: 8-10 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

20 thoughts on “Having Trouble With Forgiveness? 10 Bible Verses That Will Help

  1. Dear Proverbsgirl,
    The one passage that did me the most good when I was bitter comes from the Patriarch Joseph. They meant it for evil, but God meant it for good. In the light of God’s goodness to me, I had to give up the anger and bitterness to embrace forgiveness.

  2. I love that you posted these. Forgiveness is a hurdle sometimes, in light of some of the hurts others cause. Of course, if I take a look at some of the hurts I’ve caused others, maybe I would want the forgiveness given to me…
    Thanks for the verses. I knew many of them, but it’s just the perfect reminder.

    1. Jennifer, thank you. Yes, forgiveness, it is a tricky one, and so much easier said than done at times. Jesus forgives me when I don’t deserve it, .. in turn, I’d like to get better at forgiving others.

  3. Thank you, Ericka, for these verses and the ones on Kindness, Patience and Love. I’ve printed them out to keep handy. I’m grateful to God for guiding me to your blog.

  4. Wonderful, gentle reminders, Ericka, thank you! I apologize for my absence; just very behind on reading blogs and balancing, family and work. But, just know I’ll catch up with you soon! Hugs and blessings to you! Lauren

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