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cease to feel resentment against; pardon
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Genesis 50:17 Joseph's brothers' request
Genesis 50:19-21 But Joseph said to them,
"Donít be afraid. Am I in the place of God?
You intended to harm me,
but God intended it for good to accomplish
what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
So then, donít be afraid. I will provide for you and your children."
And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.
Exodus 10:17 - Pharoah requests Moses to pray for his forgiveness
Acts 2:38 - Peter replied,
"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."

FORGIVENESS OF SIN [Easton's Bible Dictionary]

One of the constituent parts of justification. In pardoning sin, God absolves the sinner from the condemnation of the law, and that on account of the work of Christ, i.e., he removes the guilt of sin, or the sinner's actual liability to eternal wrath on account of it. All sins are forgiven freely (Acts 5:31; 13:38; 1 John 1:6-9). The sinner is by this act of grace for ever freed from the guilt and penalty of his sins. This is the peculiar prerogative of God (Psalms 130:4; Mark 2:5). It is offered to all in the gospel. (See JUSTIFICATION.)

FORGIVE [Smith's Bible Dictionary]


FORGIVENESS [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]


FORGIVE [Thompson Chain Reference]
Divine Promised

    Leviticus 5:10
    Psalms 103:3
    Psalms 130:4
    Ezekiel 18:22
    Matthew 6:14
    Mark 3:28
    Acts 5:31
    Acts 13:38
    Acts 26:18
    Ephesians 1:7
    James 5:15
    1 John 1:9
    SEE Pardon
    SEE Restoration
    SEE Repentance
    SEE Promises, Divine 

Human, Enjoined

    Mark 11:25
    Luke 11:4
    Luke 17:4
    Ephesians 4:32
    Colossians 3:13
    SEE Mercy
    SEE Enemies
    SEE Retaliation
    SEE Good for Evil

Examples of Human

    Genesis 33:4
    Genesis 45:15
    2 Samuel 19:23
    1 Kings 1:53
    Acts 7:60
    SEE Good for Evil
    SEE Sin
    SEE God's; Mercy
    SEE Pardon 

Examples of Divine

    Genesis 18:26
    Genesis 19:16
    Ezra 9:13
    Nehemiah 9:17
    Nehemiah 9:31
    Psalms 103:11
    SEE Forbearance
    SEE Penalty, Delayed
    SEE Sin
    SEE Sin