The word forgive is found 127 times in the Old and New Testament. The image below reveals the locations of each occurrence. This cool graph starts with Genesis in the top left and ends with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 40 most uplifting Bible scriptures on forgiving yourself.
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.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
“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.”
But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.
Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out.
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.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
“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.”
So that he who blesses himself in the land shall bless himself by the God of truth, and he who takes an oath in the land shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten and are hidden from my eyes.
“And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord.” “For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
“So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.”
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”
And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”
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.”
“Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.”
“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.”
“For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
“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.”
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
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. Selah.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
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