"turned to the woman and
said to Simon, 'Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you
gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her
tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. You gave Me no kiss,
but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came
in. You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed
My feet with fragrant oil. Therefore I say to you, her sins,
which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom
little is forgiven, the same loves little.'
Then He said to her, 'Your sins are forgiven.'
And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to
themselves, 'Who is this who even forgives sins?'
Then He said to the woman, 'Your faith has saved you. Go in
"If we say that we
have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all
1 John 1:8-9
"And forgive us our debts,
forgive our debtors."
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly
Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive
men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your
“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything
against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also
forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not
forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your
"Peter came to Him and said,
'Lord, how often shall my
brother sin against me, and I forgive him? 'Up to seven times?'
"Jesus said to him,
'I do not say to you, up to seven
times, but up to seventy times seven. Therefore the kingdom
of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts
with his servants. And when he had begun to settle
accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand
talents. But as he was not able to pay, his master
commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all
that he had, and that payment be made.
therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience
with me, and I will pay you all.’ Then the master of that
servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him
'But that servant went out and found one of his fellow
servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on
him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’
So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged
him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you
all.’ And he would not, but went and threw him into
prison till he should pay the debt.
'So when his fellow
servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and
came and told their master all that had been done. Then his
master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked
servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me.
Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow
servant, just as I had pity on you?’ And his master was
angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay
all that was due to him. So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of
you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his
"If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if
he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven
times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you,
saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”
"Forgive, and you will be
forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you: good
measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be
put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you
use, it will be measured back to you.”
"There were also two others, criminals, led with Him to be
put to death. And when they had come to the place called
Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the
right hand and the other on the left. Then Jesus said,
'Father, 'forgive them, for 'they do not know what they
"And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to
them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins
of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any,
they are retained.”
"In Him we have redemption through His blood, the
forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace..."
not redeemed with corruptible
things, like silver or gold...
but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish
and without spot. He indeed was foreordained before the foundation
of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who
through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave
Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God."
"Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil
speaking be put away from you, with all malice.
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one
another, even as God in Christ forgave you..."
Testament: Looking ahead to the cross!
"For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,
And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You."
"If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with You,
that You may be feared."
the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s."
give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
And gathered out of the lands."
lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You,
And my soul, which You have redeemed.
My tongue also shall talk of Your righteousness all the day long."
brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, 'Perhaps
Joseph will hate us, and may actually repay us for all the evil
which we did to him.' So they sent messengers to
Joseph, saying, 'Before your father died he commanded, saying,
'Thus you shall say to Joseph: 'I beg you, please forgive
the trespass of your brothers and their sin; for they did
evil to you.' Now, please, forgive the trespass of the
servants of the God of your father. And Joseph wept when
they spoke to him.
"Then his brothers also went and fell down before his
face, and they said, Behold, we are your servants.
"Joseph said to them, 'Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of
God? But as for you, you meant evil against
me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as
it is this day, to save many people alive. Now therefore,
do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little
ones.' And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them."
they sang a new song, saying:
'You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals;
For You were slain, and have
redeemed us to God by Your
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
And have made us kings and priests to our God;
And we shall
reign on the earth.”