Bible verses about forgiving your enemies | Moffatt

Bible verses about "forgiving your enemies" | Moffatt

Luke 14:8-11

8 "When anyone invites you to a marriage-banquet," he said, "never lie down in the best place, in case a more distinguished guest than yourself has been invited; 9 then the host will tell you, 'Make room for him,' and you will proceed in shame to take the lowest place. 10 No, when you are invited, go and recline in the lowest place, so that when your host comes in he will tell you, 'Move higher up, my friend.' Then you will be honoured before your fellow guests. 11 For everyone who uplifts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be uplifted."

Galatians 5:13

13 Brothers, you were called to be free; only, do not make your freedom an opening for the flesh, but serve one another in love.

2 Corinthians 6:14

14 [Keep out of all incongruous ties with unbelievers. What have righteousness and iniquity in common, or how can light associate with darkness?

Hebrews 13:4

4 Let marriage be held in honour by all, and keep the marriage-bed unstained. God will punish the vicious and adulterous.

Matthew 18:21-35

21 Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often is my brother to sin against me and be forgiven? Up to seven times?" 22 Jesus said to him, "Seven times? I say, seventy times seven! 23 That is why the Realm of heaven may be compared to a king who resolved to settle accounts with his servants. 24 When he began the settlement, a debtor was brought in who owed him three million pounds; 25 as he was unable to pay, his master ordered him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all he had, in payment of the sum. 26 So the servant fell down and prayed him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you it all.' 27 And out of pity for that servant his master released him and discharged his debt. 28 But as that servant went away, he met one of his fellow-servants who owed him twenty pounds, and seizing him by the throat he said, 'Pay your debt!' 29 So his fellow-servant fell down and implored him, saying, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you.' 30 But he refused; he went and had him thrown into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 Now when his fellow-servants saw what had happened they were greatly distressed, and they went and explained to their master all that had happened. 32 Then his master summoned him and said, 'You scoundrel of a servant! I discharged all that debt for you, because you implored me. 33 Ought you not to have had mercy on your fellow-servant, as I had on you?' 34 And in hot anger his master handed him over to the torturers, till he should pay him all the debt. 35 My heavenly Father will do the same to you unless you each forgive your brother from the heart."

Luke 6:31

31 As you would like men to do to you, so do to them.

Matthew 6:1-34

1 Take care not to practise your charity before men in order to be noticed; otherwise you get no reward from your Father in heaven. No, 2 When you give alms, make no flourish of trumpets like the hypocrites in the synagogues and the streets, so as to win applause from men; I tell you truly, they do get their reward. 3 When you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so as to keep your alms secret; then your Father who sees what is secret will reward you openly. 5 Also, when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, for they like to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street-corners, so as to be seen by men; I tell you truly, they do get their reward. 6 When you pray, go into your room and shut the door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is secret will reward you. 7 Do not pray by idle rote like pagans, for they suppose they will be heard the more they say; 8 you must not copy them; your Father knows your needs before you ask him. 9 Let this be how you pray: 'our Father in heaven, thy name be revered, 10 thy Reign begin, thy will be done on earth as in heaven! 11 give us to-day our bread for the morrow, 12 and forgive us our debts as we ourselves have forgiven our debtors, 13 and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.' 14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, then your heavenly Father will forgive you; 15 but if you do not forgive men, your Father will not forgive your trespasses either. 16 When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they look woebegone to let men see they are fasting; I tell you truly, they do get their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that your fast may be seen not by men but by your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is secret will reward you. 19 Store up no treasures for yourselves on earth, where moth and rust corrode, where thieves break in and steal: 20 store up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where neither moth nor rust corrode, where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure lies, your heart will lie there too. 22 The eye is the lamp of the body: so, if your Eye is generous, the whole of your body will be illumined, 23 but if your Eye is selfish, the whole of your body will be darkened. And if your very light turns dark, then — what a darkness it is! 24 No one can serve two masters: either he will hate one and love the other, or else he will stand by the one and despise the other — you cannot serve both God and Mammon. 25 Therefore I tell you, do not trouble about what you are to eat or drink in life, nor about what you are to put on your body; surely life means more than food, surely the body means more than clothes! 26 Look at the wild birds; they sow not, they reap not, they gather nothing in granaries, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than birds? 27 Which of you can add an ell to his height by troubling about it? 28 And why should you trouble over clothing? Look how the lilies of the field grow; they neither toil nor spin, 29 and yet, I tell you, even Solomon in all his grandeur was never robed like one of them. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field which blooms to-day and is thrown to-morrow into the furnace, will not he much more clothe you? O men, how little you trust him! 31 Do not be troubled, then, and cry, 'What are we to eat?' or 'what are we to drink?' or 'how are we to be clothed?' 32 (pagans make all that their aim in life) for your heavenly Father knows quite well you need all that. 33 Seek God's Realm and his goodness, and all that will be yours over and above. 34 So do not be troubled about to-morrow; to-morrow will take care of itself. The day's own trouble is quite enough for the day.

Luke 17:3

3 Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins, check him, and if he repents forgive him.

Romans 1:1-32

1 PAUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God 2 (which he promised of old by his prophets in the holy scriptures) 3 concerning his Son, who was born of David's offspring by natural descent 4 and installed as Son of God with power by the Spirit of holiness when he was raised from the dead — concerning Jesus Christ our Lord, 5 through whom I have received the favour of my commission to promote obedience to the faith for his sake among all the Gentiles, 6 including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ: 7 to all in Rome who are beloved by God, called to be saints, grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 First of all, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because the report of your faith is over all the world. 9 God is my witness, the God whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, how unceasingly I always mention you in my prayers, 10 asking if I may at last be sped upon my way to you by God's will. 11 For I do yearn to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift for your strengthening — 12 or, in other words, that I may be encouraged by meeting you, I by your faith and you by mine. 13 Brothers, I would like you to understand that I have often purposed to come to you (though up till now I have been prevented) so as to have some results among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles. 14 To Greeks and to barbarians, to wise and to foolish alike, I owe a duty. 15 Hence my eagerness to preach the gospel to you in Rome as well. 16 For I am proud of the gospel; it is God's saving power for everyone who has faith, for the Jew first and for the Greek as well. 17 God's righteousness is revealed in it by faith and for faith — as it is written, Now by faith shall the righteous live. 18 But God's anger is revealed from heaven against all the impiety and wickedness of those who hinder the Truth by their wickedness. 19 For whatever is to be known of God is plain to them; God himself has made it plain — 20 for ever since the world was created, his invisible nature, his everlasting power and divine being, have been quite perceptible in what he has made. So they have no excuse. 21 Though they knew God, they have not glorified him as God nor given thanks to him; they have turned to futile speculations till their ignorant minds grew dark. 22 They claimed to be wise, but they have become fools; 23 they have exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the semblance of the likeness of mortal man, of birds, of quadrupeds, and of reptiles. 24 So God has given them up, in their heart's lust, to sexual vice, to the dishonouring of their own bodies, — 25 since they have exchanged the truth of God for an untruth, worshipping and serving the creature rather than the Creator who is blessed for ever: Amen. 26 That is why God has given them up to vile passions; their women have exchanged the natural function of sex for what is unnatural, 27 and in the same way the males have abandoned the natural use of women and flamed out in lust for one another, men perpetrating shameless acts with their own sex and getting in their own persons the due recompense of their perversity. 28 Yes, as they disdained to acknowledge God any longer, God has given them up to a reprobate instinct, for the perpetration of what is improper, 29 till they are filled with all manner of wickedness, depravity, lust, and viciousness, filled to the brim with envy, murder, quarrels, intrigues, and malignity — slanderers, 30 defamers, loathed by God, outrageous, haughty, boastful, inventive in evil, disobedient to parents, 31 devoid of conscience, false to their word, callous, merciless; 32 though they know God's decree that people who practise such vice deserve death, they not only do it themselves but applaud those who practise it.

Ephesians 4:29

29 Let no bad word pass your lips, but only such speech as is good for edification, as occasion may require, words that are gracious and a means of grace to those who hear them.

Colossians 3:19

19 Husbands, love your wives, do not be harsh to them.

Matthew 6:14

14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, then your heavenly Father will forgive you;

Luke 17:4

4 Even if he sins against you seven times in one day and turns to you seven times saying, 'I repent,' you must forgive him."

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

1 Thus, I may speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but if I have no love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal; 2 I may prophesy, fathom all mysteries and secret lore, I may have such absolute faith that I can move hills from their place, but if I have no love, I count for nothing; 3 I may distribute all I possess in charity, I may give up my body to be burnt, but if I have no love, I make nothing of it. 4 Love is very patient, very kind. Love knows no jealousy; love makes no parade, gives itself no airs, 5 is never rude, never selfish, never irritated, never resentful; 6 love is never glad when others go wrong, love is gladdened by goodness, 7 always slow to expose, always eager to believe the best, always hopeful, always patient. 8 Love never disappears. As for prophesying, it will be superseded; as for 'tongues,' they will cease; as for knowledge, it will be superseded. 9 For we only know bit by bit, and we only prophesy bit by bit; 10 but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will be superseded. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I argued like a child; now that I am a man, I am done with childish ways. 12 At present we only see the baffling reflections in a mirror, but then it will be face to face; at present I am learning bit by bit, but then I shall understand, as all along I have myself been understood. 13 Thus 'faith and hope and love last on, these three,' but the greatest of all is love.

Romans 12:19

19 Never revenge yourselves, beloved, but let the Wrath of God have its way; for it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will exact a requital — the Lord has said it. No,

Luke 17:3-4

3 Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins, check him, and if he repents forgive him. 4 Even if he sins against you seven times in one day and turns to you seven times saying, 'I repent,' you must forgive him."

Matthew 6:12

12 and forgive us our debts as we ourselves have forgiven our debtors,

Colossians 3:12-14

12 As God's own chosen, then, as consecrated and beloved, be clothed with compassion, kindliness, humility, gentleness, and good temper — 13 forbear and forgive each other in any case of complaint; as Christ forgave you, so must you forgive. 14 And above all you must be loving, for love is the link of the perfect life.

Luke 23:34

34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, they do not know what they are doing." Then they distributed his clothes among themselves by drawing lots.

Ephesians 4:31

31 Drop all bitter feeling and passion and anger and clamouring and insults, together with all malice;

1 John 1:9

9 if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, he forgives our sins and cleanses us from all iniquity;

Colossians 3:13

13 forbear and forgive each other in any case of complaint; as Christ forgave you, so must you forgive.

Matthew 18:15

15 If your brother sins [against you], go and reprove him, as between you and him alone. If he listens to you, then you have won your brother over;

Ephesians 4:26-27

26 Be angry but do not sin; never let the sun set upon your exasperation, 27 give the devil no chance.

Matthew 18:21-22

21 Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often is my brother to sin against me and be forgiven? Up to seven times?" 22 Jesus said to him, "Seven times? I say, seventy times seven!

Matthew 5:43-48

43 You have heard the saying, 'You must love your neighbour and hate your enemy.' 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven: he makes his sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust. 46 For if you love only those who love you, what reward do you get for that? do not the very taxgatherers do as much? 47 and if you only salute your friends, what is special about that? do not the very pagans do as much? 48 You must be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Matthew 6:14-15

14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, then your heavenly Father will forgive you; 15 but if you do not forgive men, your Father will not forgive your trespasses either.

Mark 11:25

25 Also, whenever you stand up to pray, if you have anything against anybody, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your trespasses."

John 15:12

12 This is my command: you are to love one another as I have loved you.

Luke 6:27

27 I tell you, my hearers, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you:

Ephesians 4:31-32

31 Drop all bitter feeling and passion and anger and clamouring and insults, together with all malice; 32 be kind to each other, be tender-hearted, be generous to each other as God has been generous to you in Christ.

Matthew 5:44

44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Ephesians 4:32

32 be kind to each other, be tender-hearted, be generous to each other as God has been generous to you in Christ.

Romans 12:17-21

17 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone; aim to be above reproach in the eyes of all; 18 be at peace with all men, if possible, so far as that depends on you. 19 Never revenge yourselves, beloved, but let the Wrath of God have its way; for it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will exact a requital — the Lord has said it. No, 20 if your enemy is hungry, feed him, if he is thirsty, give him drink; for in this way you will make him feel a burning sense of shame. 21 Do not let evil get the better of you; get the better of evil by doing good.

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