30 Important Bible Verses About Apologizing

Apologizing takes humility and courage, yet it fosters reconciliation and healing. The Bible provides guidance on seeking forgiveness and extending grace through sincere and repentant hearts.

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Bible Verses About Apologizing

Proverbs 28:13 – The Power of Confession

“Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”

Matthew 5:23-24 – Before Offering Your Gift

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.”

James 5:16 – The Healing Power of Confession

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

1 John 1:9 – God’s Forgiveness

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Luke 17:3-4 – Forgiving and Seeking Forgiveness

“So watch yourselves. “If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”

Proverbs 17:9 – Love Covers Over Offenses

“Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”

Psalm 32:5 – Confession and Forgiveness

“Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.’ And you forgave the guilt of my sin.”

Matthew 6:14-15 – Forgiveness as a Condition

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

Ephesians 4:32 – Forgiving as Christ Forgave

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Colossians 3:13 – Bearing with One Another

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Proverbs 29:23 – Pride and Humility

“Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.”

Matthew 18:15 – Handling Offenses Privately

“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.”

Proverbs 10:12 – Love Covers All Offenses

“Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.”

2 Corinthians 2:10 – Forgiving to Reaffirm Love

“Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake.”

Matthew 5:9 – Blessed are the Peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

Matthew 18:21-22 – Unlimited Forgiveness

“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’

Proverbs 14:21 – Showing Mercy to the Poor

“Whoever despises their neighbor sins, but blessed are those who are kind to the needy.”

Mark 11:25 – Forgiving Others

“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

Matthew 6:12 – The Lord’s Prayer

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

Luke 6:36 – Be Merciful as Your Father is Merciful

“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”

Psalm 51:17 – A Broken and Contrite Heart

“My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, you, God, will not despise.”

Isaiah 1:18 – Come and Reason Together

“Come now, let us settle the matter. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

Matthew 5:7 – Blessed are the Merciful

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”

Psalm 25:11 – Leading the Humble in What is Right

“For the sake of your name, Lord, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.”

1 Peter 4:8 – Above All, Love Each Other Deeply

“Above all, love each other deeply because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

Psalm 86:5 – Forgiving and Abounding in Love

“You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.”

Proverbs 15:1 – A Soft Answer Turns Away Wrath

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

Matthew 6:15 – God’s Forgiveness is Conditional

“But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

Colossians 3:13 – Forgive as the Lord Forgave You

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Matthew 5:23-26 – Reconciliation before Worship

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift. Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.”

Matthew 18:21-22 – Unlimited Forgiveness

“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’

Matthew 6:14-15 – Forgiveness as a Condition

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

Luke 17:3-4 – Forgiving and Seeking Forgiveness

“So watch yourselves. ‘If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”

1 John 1:9 – God’s Forgiveness

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Proverbs 28:13 – The Power of Confession

“Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”

James 5:16 – The Healing Power of Confession

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

Ephesians 4:32 – Forgiving as Christ Forgave

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Proverbs 17:9 – Love Covers Over Offenses

“Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”

Colossians 3:13 – Bearing with One Another

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Proverbs 29:23 – Pride and Humility

“Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.”

Matthew 18:15 – Handling Offenses Privately

“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.”

Proverbs 14:21 – Showing Mercy to the Poor

“Whoever despises their neighbor sins, but blessed are those who are kind to the needy.”

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