"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins." -- Matthew 6:14-15 (NIV)

"Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, 'Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?' Jesus answered, 'I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.'1" -- Matthew 18:21-22 (NIV)

1 Or seventy times seven

"If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." -- 1 John 1:8-9 (NIV)

External Sources

  • "In Scripture, forgiveness is never sentimental. It is not 'that's okay, don't worry about it.' Forgiveness doesn't point us to how civilized we are, or how sweet-tempered we should be. Forgiveness is a declaration that we have an eschatology [a secure future]." -- Russell Moore [1]