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He gave similar instructions to the second servant and the third and to all the others who followed behind the droves, namely: "Thus and thus shall you say to Esau, when you reach him; and be sure to add, 'Your servant Jacob is right behind us.'" For Jacob reasoned, "If I first appease him with gifts that precede me, then later, when I face him, perhaps he will forgive me." So the gifts went on ahead of him, while he stayed that night in the camp. [GEN
"'You shall say to Joseph, Jacob begs you to forgive the
criminal wrongdoing of your brothers, who treated you so cruelly.'
Please, therefore, forgive the crime that we, the servants of your
father's God, committed." When they spoke these words to him,
Joseph broke into tears. [GEN 50:17]
"See, I am sending an angel before you, to guard you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared. Be attentive to him and heed his voice. Do not rebel against him, for he will not forgive your sin. My authority resides in him." [EX
So Moses went back to the LORD and said, "Ah, this people has indeed committed a grave sin in making a god of gold for themselves! If you would only forgive their sin! If you will not, then strike me out of the book that you have written." The LORD answered, "Him only who has sinned against me will I strike out of my book. Now, go and lead the people whither I have told you. My angel will go before you. When it is time for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin." [EX
Whoever is guilty in any of these cases shall confess the sin
he has incurred [Taken from LEV 5:5]
"Thus the priest shall make atonement for the sin that the man
committed in any of the above cases, and it will be forgiven. The
rest of the flour, like the cereal offerings, shall belong to the
priest." [LEV 5:13]
Laying both hands on its head, he shall confess over it all the sinful faults and transgressions of the Israelites, and so put them on the goat's head. He shall then have it led into the desert by an attendant. Since the goat is to carry off their iniquities to an isolated region, it must be sent away into the desert.
"Thus they will have to confess that they and their fathers were guilty of having rebelled against me and of having defied me, so that I, too, had to defy them and bring them into their enemies' land. Then, when their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they make amends for their guilt, I will remember my covenant with Jacob, my covenant with Isaac, and my covenant with Abraham; and of the land, too, I will be
mindful." [LEV 26:40-42]
The LORD said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites: If a man (or a woman) commits a fault against his fellow man and wrongs him, thus breaking faith with the LORD,
he shall confess the wrong he has done, restore his ill-gotten goods in full, and in addition give one fifth of their value to the one he has wronged."
"'The LORD is slow to anger and rich in kindness, forgiving wickedness and crime; yet not declaring the guilty guiltless, but punishing children to the third and fourth generation for their fathers' wickedness.' Pardon, then, the wickedness of this people in keeping with your great kindness, even as you have forgiven them from Egypt until now." [NUM
Joshua in turn said to the people, "You may not be able to serve the LORD, for he is a holy God; he is a jealous God who will not forgive your transgressions or your sins. If, after the good he has done for you, you forsake the LORD and serve strange gods, he will do evil to you and destroy you." But the people answered Joshua, "We will still serve the LORD."
Joshua therefore said to the people, "You are your own witnesses that you have chosen to serve the LORD." They replied, "We are, indeed!" [JOSH
When they were gathered at Mizpah, they drew water and poured
it out on the ground before the LORD, and they fasted that day,
confessing, "We have sinned against the LORD." It was at
Mizpah that Samuel began to judge the Israelites. [1SAM 7:6]
Saul replied to Samuel: "I have sinned, for I have disobeyed the command of the LORD and your instructions. In my fear of the people, I did what they said. Now forgive my sin, and return with me, that I may worship the LORD." [1SAM
Then David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the
LORD." Nathan answered David: "The LORD on his part has
forgiven your sin: you shall not die." [2SAM 12:13]
Afterward, however, David regretted having numbered the people,
and said to the LORD: "I have sinned grievously in what I
have done. But now, LORD, forgive the guilt of your servant, for I
have been very foolish." [2SAM 24:10]
Listen from your heavenly dwelling place and forgive. You who alone know the hearts of all men, render to each one of them according to his conduct; knowing their hearts, so treat them that they may fear you as long as they live on the land you gave our fathers.
[Taken from 1KGS 8:39-40]
Forgive your people their sins and all the offenses they have
committed against you, and grant them mercy before their captors,
so that these will be merciful to them. [1KGS 8:50]
I prayed: "O LORD, God of heaven, great and awesome God, you who preserve your covenant of mercy toward those who love you and keep your commandments, may your ear be attentive, and your eyes open, to heed the prayer which I, your servant, now offer in your presence day and night for your servants the Israelites,
confessing the sins which we of Israel have committed against you, I and my father's house included. Grievously have we offended you, not keeping the commandments, the statutes, and the ordinances which you committed to your servant Moses. But remember, I pray, the promise which you gave through Moses, your servant, when you said: 'Should you prove faithless, I will scatter you among the nations; but should you return to me and carefully keep my commandments, even though your outcasts have been driven to the farthest corner of the world, I will gather them from there, and bring them back to the place which I have chosen as the dwelling place for my name.'"
On the twenty-fourth day of this month, the Israelites gathered together fasting and in sackcloth, their heads covered with dust. Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all who were of foreign extraction, then stood forward and confessed their sins and the guilty deeds of their fathers. When they had taken their places, they read from the book of the law of the LORD their God, for a fourth part of the day, and during another fourth part they made their confession and prostrated themselves before the LORD their God.
Happy the sinner whose fault is removed,
whose sin is forgiven. [PS 32:1]
Then I declared my sin to you; my guilt I did not hide. I said,
"I confess my faults to the LORD," and you took away the
guilt of my sin. [Taken from PS 32:5]
If you, LORD, mark our sins, Lord, who can stand? But with you is forgiveness and so you are revered. [PS
He who conceals his sins prospers not, but he who confesses and
forsakes them obtains mercy. [PROV 28:13]
Compassionate and merciful is the LORD; he forgives sins, he
saves in time of trouble. [SIRACH 2:11]
Of forgiveness be not overconfident, adding sin upon sin. Say not: "Great is his mercy; my many sins he will
forgive." [SIRACH 5:5-6]
The rich man does wrong and boasts of it, the poor man is
wronged and begs forgiveness. [SIRACH 13:3]
And had there been but one stiffnecked man, it were a wonder had he gone unpunished.
For mercy and anger alike are with him who remits and forgives, though on the wicked alights his wrath. Great as his mercy is his punishment; he judges men, each according to his deeds.
How great the mercy of the LORD, his forgiveness of those who
return to him! [SIRACH 17:24]
The sum of a man's days is great if it reaches a hundred years: Like a drop of sea water, like a grain of sand, so are these few years
among the days of eternity. That is why the LORD is patient with men and showers upon them his mercy. He sees and understands that their death is grievous, and so he forgives them all the more.
Man may be merciful to his fellow man, but the LORD'S mercy reaches all flesh, Reproving, admonishing, teaching, as a shepherd guides his flock; Merciful to those who accept his guidance, who are diligent in his precepts. [SIRACH 18:17-13]
My son, if you have sinned, do so no more, and for your past sins pray to be forgiven. Flee from sin as from a serpent. that will bite you if you go near it;
Its teeth are lion's teeth, destroying the souls of men. [SIRACH
A wound can be bound up, and an insult forgiven, but he who
betrays secrets does hopeless damage. [SIRACH 27:21]
Forgive your neighbor's injustice; then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven. Should a man nourish anger against his fellows and expect healing from the LORD? Should a man refuse mercy to his fellows, yet seek pardon for his own sins? If he who is but flesh cherishes wrath, who will forgive his sins?
The Most High approves not the gifts of the godless, nor for
their many sacrifices does he forgive their sins. [SIRACH 34:19]
No one who dwells there will say, "I am sick"; the
people who live there will be forgiven their guilt. [ISA 33:24]
The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers the day I took them by the hand to lead them forth from the land of Egypt; for they broke my covenant and I had to show myself their master, says the LORD. But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD. I will place my law within them, and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer will they have need to teach their friends and kinsmen how to know the LORD. All, from least to greatest, shall know me, says the LORD, for I will forgive their evildoing and remember their sin no more.
I will cleanse them of all the guilt they incurred by sinning
against me; all their offenses by which they sinned and rebelled
against me, I will forgive. [JER 33:8]
Perhaps, when the house of Judah hears all the evil I have in
mind to do to them, they will turn back each from his evil way, so
that I may forgive their wickedness and their sin. [JER 36:3]
In those days, at that time, says the LORD: They shall seek
Israel's guilt, but it shall be no more, and Judah's sins, but
these shall no longer be found; for I will forgive the remnant I
preserve. [JER 50:20]
Why should any living man complain, any mortal, in the face of his sins? Let us search and examine our ways that we may return to the LORD! Let us reach out our hearts toward God in heaven! We have sinned and rebelled; you have not forgiven us. [LAM
O LORD, we are shamefaced, like our kings, our princes, and our fathers, for having sinned against you. But yours, O Lord, our God, are compassion and forgiveness! Yet we rebelled against you and paid no heed to your command, O LORD, our God, to live by the law you gave us through your servants the prophets.
I was still occupied with my prayer, confessing my sin and the
sin of my people Israel, presenting my petition to the LORD, my
God, on behalf of his holy mountain - I was still occupied with
this prayer, when Gabriel, the one whom I had seen before in
vision, came to me in rapid flight [Taken from DAN 9:20-1]
The LORD asked me, "What do you see, Amos?" And when
I answered, "A plummet," the Lord said: See, I will lay
the plummet in the midst of my people Israel; I will forgive them
no longer. [AMOS 7:8]
"What do you see, Amos?" he asked. I answered,
"A basket of ripe fruit." Then the LORD said to me: The
time is ripe to have done with my people Israel; I will forgive
them no longer. [AMOS 8:2]
Jonah began his journey through the city, and had gone but a single day's walk announcing, "Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed," when the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast and all of them, great and small, put on sackcloth. When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, laid aside his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in the ashes. Then he had this proclaimed throughout Nineveh, by decree of the king and his nobles: "Neither man nor beast, neither cattle nor sheep, shall taste anything; they shall not eat, nor shall they drink water. Man and beast shall be covered with sackcloth and call loudly to God; every man shall turn from his evil way and from the violence he has in hand. Who knows, God may relent and forgive, and withhold his blazing wrath, so that we shall not perish." When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way, he repented of the evil that he had threatened to do to them; he did not carry it out. [JONAH
"This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one. If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions." [MT
And there people brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Courage, child, your sins are forgiven." At that, some of the scribes
said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming." Jesus knew what they were thinking, and said, "Why do you harbor evil thoughts? Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive
- he then said to the paralytic, "Rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home." He rose and went home. When the crowds saw this they were struck with awe and glorified God who had given such authority to human beings. [MT
Therefore, I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be
forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be
forgiven. And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be
forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be
forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. [MT 12:31-32]
"If your brother sins (against you), go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have won over your brother. If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, so that 'every fact may be established on the testimony of two or three witnesses.' If he refuses to listen to them, tell the church.
If he refuses to listen even to the church, then treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax collector. Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
Then Peter approaching asked him, "Lord, if my brother
sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven
times?" Jesus answered, "I say to you, not seven times
but seventy-seven times. That is why the kingdom of heaven may be
likened to a king who decided to settle accounts with his
servants. When he began the accounting, a debtor was brought
before him who owed him a huge amount. Since he had no way of
paying it back, his master ordered him to be sold, along with his
wife, his children, and all his property, in payment of the debt.
At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said, 'Be
patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.' Moved with
compassion the master of that servant let him go and forgave him
the loan. When that servant had left, he found one of his fellow
servants who owed him a much smaller amount. He seized him and
started to choke him, demanding, 'Pay back what you owe.' Falling
to his knees, his fellow servant begged him, 'Be patient with me,
and I will pay you back.' But he refused. Instead, he had him put
in prison until he paid back the debt. Now when his fellow
servants saw what had happened, they were deeply disturbed, and
went to their master and reported the whole affair. His master
summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you
your entire debt because you begged me to. Should you not have had
pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?' Then in anger
his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay
back the whole debt. So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless
each of you forgives his brother from his heart." [MT 18:21-35]
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins." [MT
John (the) Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism
of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. [MK 1:4]
Many gathered together so that there was no longer room for them, not even around the door, and he preached the word to them. They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof above him. After they had broken through, they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Child, your sins are forgiven." Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves, "Why does this man speak that way?
He is blaspheming. Who but God alone can forgive sins?" Jesus immediately knew in his mind what they were thinking to themselves, so he said, "Why are you thinking such things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise, pick up your mat and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on
earth"- he said to the paralytic, "I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home." He rose, picked up his mat at once, and went away in the sight of everyone. They were all astounded and glorified God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this."
[Jesus said,] "Amen, I say to you, all sins and all blasphemies that people
utter will be forgiven them. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit
will never have
forgiveness, but is guilty of an everlasting sin." [Taken
from MK 3:28-29]
And when he was alone, those present along with the Twelve questioned him about the parables. He answered them, "The mystery of the kingdom of God has been granted to you. But to those outside everything comes in parables, so that
'they may look and see but not perceive, and hear and listen but not understand, in order that they may not be converted and be forgiven.'"
"When you stand to pray, forgive anyone against whom you have a
grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn forgive you
your transgressions." [MK 11:25]
Then Zechariah his father, filled with the Holy Spirit, prophesied, saying: "Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for he has visited and brought redemption to his people. He has raised up a horn for our salvation within the house of David his servant, even as he promised through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old: salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us, to show mercy to our fathers and to be mindful of his holy covenant... And you, child, will be called prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give his people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their
sins" [Taken from LK 1:67-72,76-77]
[John the Baptist] went throughout (the) whole region of the Jordan,
proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins [Taken
And some men brought on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed; they were trying to bring him in and set (him) in his presence. But not finding a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on the stretcher through the tiles
into the middle in front of Jesus. When he saw their faith, he said, "As for you, your sins are
forgiven." Then the scribes and Pharisees began to ask themselves, "Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who but God alone can forgive sins?" Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them in reply, "What are you thinking in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive
sins" - he said to the man who was paralyzed, "I say to you, rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home." He stood up immediately before them, picked up what he had been lying on, and went home, glorifying God.
"Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning
and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven." [LK
A Pharisee invited him to dine with him, and he entered the Pharisee's house and reclined at table. Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee. Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment, she stood behind him at his feet weeping and began to bathe his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with the ointment. When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would know who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, that she is a sinner." Jesus said to him in reply, "Simon, I have something to say to you." "Tell me, teacher," he said. "Two people were in debt to a certain creditor; one owed five hundred days' wages
and the other owed fifty. Since they were unable to repay the debt, he forgave it for both. Which of them will love him more?" Simon said in reply, "The one, I suppose, whose larger debt was forgiven." He said to him, "You have judged rightly." Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? When I entered your house, you did not give me water for my feet, but she has bathed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but she has not ceased kissing my feet since the time I entered. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she anointed my feet with ointment. So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love.
But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little." He said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." The others at table said to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?" But he said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."
He was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say:
Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily
bread and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test."
"Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be
forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will
not be forgiven." [LK 12:10]
"Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he
repents, forgive him. And if he wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you
seven times saying, 'I am sorry,' you should forgive him." [LK
When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one on his right, the other on his left. (Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.") They divided his garments by casting lots.
Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures. And he said to them, "Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things."
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.
The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. (Jesus) said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the
Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained."
Peter (said) to them, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the
Holy Spirit. For the promise is made to you and to your children and to all those far off, whomever the Lord our God will call." He testified with many other arguments, and was exhorting them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation."
Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand persons were added that day. [ACTS
"The God of our ancestors raised Jesus, though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as leader and savior to grant Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins. We are witnesses of these things, as is the
Holy Spirit that God has given to those who obey him." [ACTS
When Simon saw that the Spirit was conferred by the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money and said, "Give me this power too, so that anyone upon whom I lay my hands may receive the
Holy Spirit." But Peter said to him, "May your money perish with you, because you thought that you could buy the gift of God with money. You have no share or lot in this matter, for your heart is not upright before God. Repent of this wickedness of yours and pray to the Lord that, if possible, your intention may be forgiven." [ACTS
"This man God raised (on) the third day and granted that he be visible, not to all the people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God in advance, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commissioned us to preach to the people and testify that he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the
dead. To him all the prophets bear witness, that everyone who believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins through his name." [ACTS
"But the one whom God raised up did not see corruption. You must know, my brothers, that through him forgiveness of sins is being proclaimed to you, (and) in regard to everything from which you could not be justified
under the law of Moses, in him every believer is justified. Be careful, then, that what was said in the prophets not come about: 'Look on, you scoffers, be amazed and disappear.
For I am doing a work in your days, a work that you will never believe even if someone tells you.'"
We all fell to the ground and I heard a voice saying to me in Hebrew, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the
goad.' And I said, 'Who are you, sir?' And the Lord replied, 'I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. Get up now, and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness of what you have seen (of me) and what you will be
shown. I shall deliver you from this people and from the Gentiles to whom I send you, to open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may obtain forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been consecrated by faith in me.'
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, though testified to by the law and the prophets, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction; all have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God. They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as an expiation, through faith, by his blood, to prove his righteousness because of the forgiveness of sins previously committed, through the forbearance of
God - to prove his righteousness in the present time, that he might be righteous and justify the one who has faith in Jesus. [ROM
"Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not record." [ROM
If anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure (not to exaggerate) to all of you. This punishment by the majority is enough for such a person, so that on the contrary you should forgive and encourage him instead, or else the person may be overwhelmed by excessive pain. Therefore, I urge you to reaffirm your love for him. For this is why I wrote, to know your proven character, whether you were obedient in everything. Whomever you forgive anything, so do I. For indeed what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for you in the presence of Christ, so that we might not be taken advantage of by Satan, for we are not unaware of his purposes. [2COR
In him we have redemption by his blood, the forgiveness of transgressions, in accord with the riches of his grace that he lavished upon us. In all wisdom and insight, he has made known to us the mystery of his will in accord with his favor that he set forth in him as a plan for the fullness of times, to sum up all things in Christ, in heaven and on earth.
(And) be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one
another as God has forgiven you in Christ. [EPH 4:32]
Therefore, from the day we heard this, we do not cease praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding to live in a manner worthy of the Lord, so as to be fully pleasing, in every good work bearing fruit and growing in the knowledge of God, strengthened with every power, in accord with his glorious might, for all endurance and patience, with joy giving thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light. He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. [COL
You were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. And even when you were dead (in) transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he brought you to life along with him, having forgiven us all our transgressions; obliterating the bond against us, with its legal claims, which was opposed to us, he also removed it from our midst, nailing it to the
cross [Taken from COL 2:12-14]
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection. [COL
"But this is the covenant I will establish with the house of Israel
after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their minds and I will write them upon their hearts.
I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall not teach, each one his fellow citizen and kinsman, saying, 'Know the Lord,'
for all shall know me, from least to greatest. For I will forgive their evildoing and remember their sins no more." [HEB
According to the law almost everything is purified by blood,
and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. [HEB
Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint (him) with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be
forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for
one another, that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a
righteous person is very powerful. [JMS 5:14-16]
If we say, "We have fellowship with him," while we continue to walk in darkness, we lie and do not act in truth. But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin. If we say, "We are without sin," we deceive ourselves,
and the truth is not in us. If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing. If we say, "We have not sinned," we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
/ wrongdoing [W14]
/ sins / sinned / sinful / sinner [S18a]
/ repentance [R4]
/ merciful / merciless [M3a]
(Reconciliation / Penance) [S2]
Penance / Confession
/ Penance [Sacraments Section]
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