God's Sword of Truth - The Word

Forgiveness

By The Holy Spirit's Disciple, Raymond Laginess

FORGIVENESS...OF ENEMIES

MATT. 5:7...."Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy. (39) Resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. (40) And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. (41)And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.(43) It hath been said, thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. (44) But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. (45) That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. (46) For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same?" (vs. 47,48; LUKE 6:27-34.)

MATT. 6:12...."Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. (14) If ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (15)But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." (also read LUKE 11:4).

MATT. 18:21-35...."Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, until seven times, but until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the Lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow-servants which owed him an hundred pence, and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not; but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow-servants saw what had been done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desirest me; Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due to him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses."

MARK 11:25...."When ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. (v.26).

LUKE 6:35...."Love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest; for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. (36) Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. (37)Judge not, and ye shall not be judged; condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned; forgive, and ye shall be forgiven."

LUKE 17:3-4...."Take heed to yourselves; if thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him". Also read MATT. 18:21,22.

ROMANS 12:14...."Bless them which persecute you; bless, and curse not. (17) Recompense to no man evil for evil. (19) Avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written, vengeance is mine; I will repay saith the Lord. (21) Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good."

I COR. 4:12-13...."Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it; being defamed, we intreat."

EPHESIANS 4:32...."Be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

COL. 3:13...."Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye."

PHIL. 10...."I beseech thee for my son Onesimus,...(18) If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account."

I PETER 3:9...."Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing; but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing."
 

JESUS FORGIVES HIS ENEMIES.......LUKE 23:34.
 
 

All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE
         WORD.  All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.