Here are the 30 most uplifting Bible scriptures on asking for forgiveness.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.”
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
1 Peter 3:21
Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Corinthians 6:2
For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out.
And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses.
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.
To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins.
“For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.”
“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 like crimson, they shall become like wool.”
But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
“No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”
“Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.”
And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.
“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
“And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
“And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”
“For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.
For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.