forgive

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

It's been suggested that having terminal cancer has made me more forgiving and magnanimous, since death is approaching at considerable speed.

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

Leviticus 26:40-46 - God Will Remember His Promise

40 'If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their forefathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me, and also in their acting with hostility against Me-- 41 I also was acting with hostility against them, to bring them into the land of their enemies--or if their uncircumcised heart becomes humbled so that they then make amends for their iniquity, 42 then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and I will remember also My covenant with Isaac, and My covenant with Abraham as well, and I will remember the land. 43 'For the land will be abandoned by them, and will make up for its sabbaths while it is made desolate without them They, meanwhile, will be making amends for their iniquity, because they rejected My ordinances and their soul abhorred My statutes. 44 'Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, nor will I so abhor them as to destroy them, breaking My covenant with them; for I am the LORD their God. 45 'But I will remember for them the covenant with their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God. I am the LORD.'"

46 These are the statutes and ordinances and laws which the LORD established between Himself and the sons of Israel through Moses at Mount Sinai.

Leviticus 23:9-14 - The Feast Of Firstfruits

Leviticus 24:12-23 - An Example Of Just And Fair Punishment

Leviticus 25:18-22 - The Problem Of The Seventh Year

Leviticus 26:46-46 - Summary Colophon

Leviticus 27:9-13 - Redemption Of Vowed Animals

Leviticus 26:40-46 - God Will Remember His Promise

Numbers 1:16-46 - The Census Of The Tribes

Numbers 2:1-34 - The Arrangement Of The Camps

Numbers 3:33-39 - The Numbering Of Merari

Numbers 4:1-49 - The Census Of The Kohathites

Numbers 5:1-4 - Rules Concerning Those Unclean

Related Topics

Forgiving Yourself

James 5:20

let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

Matthew 6:15

"But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.

2 Corinthians 2:7

so that on the contrary you should rather forgive and comfort him, otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

Luke 17:3

"Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

Matthew 6:12

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

Isaiah 43:25

"I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.

Ephesians 4:32

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

Colossians 3:13

bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.

Matthew 6:14

"For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Acts 3:19

"Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Lamentations 3:42

We have transgressed and rebelled, You have not pardoned.

Matthew 5:24

leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.

1 John 1:10

If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.

Psalm 79:9

Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name's sake.

Exodus 23:21

"Be on your guard before him and obey his voice; do not be rebellious toward him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since My name is in him.

2 Corinthians 12:13

For in what respect were you treated as inferior to the rest of the churches, except that I myself did not become a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.

1 John 1:8

If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.

Ephesians 4:26

BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

Daniel 9:19

"O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! For Your own sake, O my God, do not delay, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name."

Psalm 32:5

I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I did not hide; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD"; And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.

Mark 11:26

["But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions."]

Psalm 19:12

Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.

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.

James 5:15

and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.

Matthew 7:2

"For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.

Matthew 5:7

"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.

Romans 12:16

Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly Do not be wise in your own estimation.

Leviticus 16:30

for it is on this day that atonement shall be made for you to cleanse you; you will be clean from all your sins before the LORD.

Leviticus 26:40

'If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their forefathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me, and also in their acting with hostility against Me--

Ephesians 4:27

and do not give the devil an opportunity.

Matthew 18:15

"If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.

1 John 5:16

If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this.

1 Kings 8:36

then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and of Your people Israel, indeed, teach them the good way in which they should walk And send rain on Your land, which You have given Your people for an inheritance.

John 8:11

She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "I do not condemn you, either Go From now on sin no more."]

Matthew 5:44

"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.'

Exodus 32:32

"But now, if You will, forgive their sin--and if not, please blot me out from Your book which You have written!"

Acts 2:38

Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Proverbs 6:3

Do this then, my son, and deliver yourself; Since you have come into the hand of your neighbor, Go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor.