Bible verses about "forgiving your enemies" | Moffatt

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 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;

Matthew 6:12

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

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.

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."

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,

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.

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 3:12-14

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.

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.

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.

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:

Matthew 5:44

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

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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