As We Forgive Our Debtors

Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. … Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. … If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them, and if they repent, forgive them. If they sin against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, “I repent,” you must forgive them.

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.”

Then the master called the servant in. “You wicked servant,” he said, “I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?” In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart. … 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.

Mt 6:12; Ep 4:32, Co 3:12-14; Mr 11:25, Lu 17:3-4; Mt 18:21-22; Mt 18:32-35; Mt 6:14-15

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