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On Forgiveness



   Exo 23:4-5   "If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going 
   astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again. {5} "If 
   you see the donkey of one who hates you lying under its burden, 
   and you would refrain from helping it, you shall surely help 
   him with it. 

   Prov 19:11   The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger 
   and his glory is to overlook a transgression. 

   Prov 24:17   Do not rejoice when your enemy falls and do not 
   let your heart be glad when he stumbles; 

   Prov 24:29   Do not say, "I will do to him just as he has done 
   to me; I will render to the man according to his work." 

   Prov 25:21   If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; 
   And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; 

   Mat 6:14-15   "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your 
   heavenly Father will also forgive you. {15} "But if you do not 
   forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive 
   your trespasses. 

   Mat 18:21-35   Then Peter came to Him and said, "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} "Therefore 
   the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to 
   settle accounts with his servants. {24} "And when he had begun 
   to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten 
   thousand talents. {25} "But as he was not able to pay, his 
   master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children 
   and all that he had, and that payment be made. {26} "The 
   servant therefore fell down before him, saying, 'Master, have 
   patience with me, and I will pay you all.' {27} "Then the 
   master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, 
   and forgave him the debt. {28} "But that servant went out and 
   found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred 
   denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, 
   saying, 'Pay me what you owe!' {29} "So his fellow servant fell 
   down at his feet and begged him, saying, 'Have patience with 
   me, and I will pay you all.' {30} "And he would not, but went 
   and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt. {31} "So 
   when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very 
   grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done. 
   {32} "Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, 
   'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you 
   begged me. {33} 'Should you not also have had compassion on 
   your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?' {34} "And his 
   master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he 
   should pay all that was due to him. {35} "So My heavenly Father 
   also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not 
   forgive his brother his trespasses." 

   Mark 11:25   "And whenever you stand praying, if you have 
   anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in 
   heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. 

   Luke 6:35-37   "Love your enemies, do good, and lend, 
   hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, 
   and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the 
   unthankful and evil. {36} "Therefore be merciful, just as your 
   Father also is merciful. {37} "Judge not, and you shall not be 
   judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, 
   and you will be forgiven. 

   Rom 12:14   Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not 
   curse. 

   Rom 12:17   Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good 
   things in the sight of all men. 

   Rom 12:19   Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give 
   place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will 
   repay," says the Lord. 

   Rom 12:21   Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with 
   good. 

   Eph 4:32   Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving 
   one another, just as God in Christ forgave you. 

   Col 3:13   Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, 
   if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ 
   forgave you, so you also must do. 

   1 Pet 3:9   Not returning evil for evil or reviling for 
   reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were 
   called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. 



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