forgive others

Definitions of forgive

Adjective

1

ready and willing to forgive.

Taylor was in a forgiving mood

Synonyms:

merciful lenient compassionate magnanimous humane softhearted forbearing tolerant indulgent understanding

Verb

1

stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake.

I don't think I'll ever forgive David for the way he treated her

Synonyms:

pardon excuse exonerate absolve make allowances for feel no resentment toward feel no malice toward harbor no grudge against bury the hatchet with let bygones be bygones let off (the hook) exculpate

Examples of forgiving

Our attempts at being nonjudgemental, forgiving and compassionate are feeble.

Synonyms of forgive

Adjective

merciful lenient compassionate magnanimous humane softhearted forbearing tolerant indulgent understanding

exonerative

Verb

pardon excuse exonerate absolve make allowances for feel no resentment toward feel no malice toward harbor no grudge against bury the hatchet with let bygones be bygones let off (the hook) exculpate

excuse overlook disregard ignore pass over make allowances for allow turn a blind eye to turn a deaf ear to wink at indulge tolerate

See also

forgive

Matthew 18:21-35 - The Parable Of The Unforgiving Slave

21 Then Peter came and said to Him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?"

22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. 23 "For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. 24 "When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. 25 "But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made.

26 "So the slave fell to the ground and prostrated himself before him, saying, 'Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.' 27 "And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.

28 "But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, 'Pay back what you owe.'

29 "So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, 'Have patience with me and I will repay you.' 30 "But he was unwilling and went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed. 31 "So when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their lord all that had happened.

32 "Then summoning him, his lord said to him, 'You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33 'Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?' 34 "And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him. 35 "My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart."

Matthew 24:45-51 - A Faithful Slave And An Unfaithful Slave

Matthew 25:31-46 - The Judgment Of The Sheep And The Goats

Matthew 26:6-13 - Jesus' Anointing At Bethany

Matthew 27:62-66 - The Tomb Is Sealed And Guarded

Matthew 28:16-20 - The Great Commission

Matthew 18:21-35 - The Parable Of The Unforgiving Slave

Mark 1:21-28 - Driving Out An Unclean Spirit

Mark 2:1-12 - A Paralytic Healed

Mark 3:1-6 - A Man With A Withered Hand Healed

Mark 4:35-41 - Calming Of A Storm

Mark 5:1-20 - A Demon-Possessed Gerasene Healed

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forgiving others

Luke 6:37

"Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned.

Ephesians 4:32

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

Matthew 6:12

'And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Matthew 18:21

Then Peter came and said to Him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?"