Forgiveness - YAHWEH’s Way

Forgiveness is one of the central issues of Scripture.
Indeed, this is ultimately the entire focus of Scripture.
From its beginning, right to its end,
EVERYTHING is focused on this subject.

Without forgiveness there is no "salvation", no "redemption”,
and, therefore, no permanent relationship with YAHWEH.
For this reason it's extremely important that we take a closer look
at the scriptural meaning of this word
so we can properly understand what is intended.

We have a reasonable sense of the human interpretation of this concept.
But many of us lack a real sense
of what Scripture actually intends when it uses this term.
Because of this we end up misusing the word.
And then we fail to DO what
YAHWEH wants us to do
in regard to His instructions concerning forgiveness.

Below I've provided all of the terms used in Scripture
to refer to this concept from Strong's Dictionary of Scriptural Words.
This will permit you to see the actual definitions provided.
When you look at them you will then be able
to more fully understand the vital significance of this concept,
as well as the individual meanings of the original words used.

Let's begin with a general English dictionary definition:
forgive |fərˈɡiv|
verb (past forgave; past participle forgiven) [with object]
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.’•
be forgiven) stop feeling angry or resentful toward someone for (an offense, flaw, or mistake):
they are not going to pat my head and say
all is forgiven | [no object] :
he was not a man who found it easy to forgive and forget.

• cancel (a debt): he proposed that their debts should be forgiven.
• used in polite expressions as a request to excuseor regard indulgently one's foibles, ignorance, or impoliteness:
'you will have to forgive my suspicious mind.’
 (Emphasis added.)

This is our normal understanding of this term.
We are to stop feeling angry, and/or being angry
toward another who has "hurt" us.
We are to stop resenting them
for what they have done to us that we do not like
or that has caused us harm in some manner.

The scriptural understanding is somewhat similar,
but it goes much farther in identifying what's to be involved
when we forgive someone,
or when we are forgiven by
YAHWEH Himself.

Listed below are the Strong's Definitions
of the terms found in Scripture.
You'll find some interesting words in this list.

Strong's Definitions:

Here is the word analysis:
forgive* (106 total words)
Note: Please keep in mind that the words used after the (-)
are the words used in the King James Version of Scripture
for this specific translation.
They are NOT part of the definition.

Number of different forms = 17:

Forgive = 2

G0630 apoluo ἀπολύω  = 1
G5483 charizomai
χαρίζομαι  = 1

forgive = 51

G0863 aphiemi ἀφίημι  = 24
G5483 charizomai
χαρίζομαι  = 2
H5375 nasa’, nacah   נָשָׂא, נָסָה
= 8
calach   סָלַח = 15 
H5546 callach  סַלָּח   
= 1    
(No Key number) = 1

forgiven = 43

G0630 apoluo ἀπολύω  = 1
aphiemi ἀφίημι  = 22
charizomai χαρίζομαι  = 3
H5375 nasa’, naca h  נָשָׂא, נָסָה 
calach סָלַח      =13

forgiveness = 8

G0859 aphesis ἄφεσις  = 6
H5547 cliychah
סְלִיחָה = 2 = 2

forgives = 2

G0863 aphiemi

Hebrew Terms:

H 5375. aDcÎn nasa}, naw-saw´; or hDsÎn nacçah (Psalm 4 : 6 (7)),
naw-saw´; a primitive root;
to lift, in a great variety of applications,
literal and figurative, absol. and rel. (as follows):
- accept, advance, arise, (able to, (armor), suffer to) bear(-er, up), bring (forth), burn, carry (away), cast, contain, desire, ease, exact, exalt (self), extol, fetch, forgive, furnish, further, give, go on, help, high, hold up, honorable (+ man), lade, lay, lift (self) up, lofty, marry, magnify, x needs, obtain, pardon, raise (up), receive, regard, respect, set (up), spare, stir up, + swear, take (away, up), x utterly, wear, yield.

H5545. jAlDs cçalach, saw-lakh´; a primitive root; to forgive:

—forgive, pardon, spare.
j;DlAs cçallach, saw-lawkh´; from 5545; placable: ready to forgive.

H5547. hDjyIlVs cçliychah, sel-ee-khaw´; from 5545; pardon:
—forgiveness, pardon.

Greek Terms:

G630. ajpolu/w apoluo, ap-ol-oo´-o; from 575 and 3089; to free fully, i.e.
relieve, release,dismiss
(reflexively, depart),
or (figuratively) let die,
pardon or (specially) divorce:
- (let) depart, dismiss, divorce, forgive, let go, loose, put (send) away,
release, set at liberty.

G575. ajpo/ apo, apo´; a primary particle; “off,” i.e. away (from something near),
in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative):
- (x here-) after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of),
for(-th), from, in, (out) of, off, (up-)on(-ce), since, with.
In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation, departure,
cessation, completion, reversal, etc.

G3089. lu/w luo, loo´-o; a primary verb; to “loosen” (literally or figuratively):
- break (up), destroy, dissolve, (un-)loose, melt, put off. 

G5483. cari÷zomai charizomai, khar-id´-zom-ahee; middle voice ¨;
to grant as a favor, i.e. gratuitously, in kindness, pardon or rescue:
- deliver, (frankly) forgive, (freely) give, grant.

G5485. ca¿riß charis, khar´-ece; from 5463; graciousness (as gratifying),
of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual;
especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life;
including gratitude):
- acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace(- ious), joy, liberality, pleasure, thank(-s, -worthy).

G5463. cai÷rw chairo, khah´-ee-ro; a primary verb; to be “cheer”ful,
i.e. calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation
(on meeting or parting), be well:
- farewell, be glad, God speed, greeting, hall, joy(- fully), rejoice.

G859. a‡fesiß aphesis, af´-es-is; from 863; freedom; (figuratively) pardon:
- deliverance, forgiveness, liberty, remission.
G863. ajf÷hmi aphiemi, af-ee´-ay-mee; from 575 and iºhmi hiemi (to send;
an intensive form of ei\mi eimi,to go);
to send forth,
in various applications (as follow):
 — cry, forgive, forsake, lay aside, leave, let (alone, be, go, have),
omit, put (send) away, remit, suffer, yield up.
G 575. ajpo/ apo, apo´; a primary particle; “off,” i.e. away (from something near),
in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative):
- (x here-)after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of),
for(-th), from, in, (out) of, off, (up-)on(-ce), since, with.
In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation,
departure, cessation, completion, reversal, etc.

One of the first things you'll notice
when you review the scriptural definitions of the terms involved
are the references to "free from", "to send away”,"to release", and "to pardon.
”Then perhaps the second thing you'll see
is the reference to kindness, graciousness - showing favor to the other.

There are essentially two ways to forgive:

1. The first is a rather selfish form of forgiveness,
one that serves to soothe our own conscience,
while not necessarily doing anything
for the one who has offended us.

This is what I refer to as "intellectual forgiveness”.
We say the words, "I forgive you.
”Yet we retain our "woundedness”.
We remain offended.
We carry a grudge against them, often very subtle in form.

We have not really forgiven.
We have not sent the problem away from us, or from them.
We are harboring an on-going resentment
that will damage our relationship with that person indefinitely.

This is "let's pretend" forgiveness.
We have not truly forgiven the offense.
We've just set it aside for some future moment
when we can get our revenge on them.

We've "said the words - 'I forgive you
’but we really have not fully meant what we have said.
This is a "head-game.
”There is no true forgiveness conveyed.

2. The second kind of forgiveness
is what I call sincere forgiveness.
It involves the complete removal,
the sending away from us,
of our feelings of resentment or anger,
AND our feelings of being injured.
It involves changing how we feel or think
about the offense we have experienced.

When we forgive someone 
it's not necessary to completely forget the offense. 
 But it is necessary that even when we remember it 
we will still love that person 
and treat them with kindness and respect.

This is forgiveness from the heart, not the head.
We genuinely mean what we have said,
and we will
act according to what we have said.

We will show favor to the one who has offended us.
We will be kind and gracious to them.
We will no longer resent them or act with hostility toward them.
Indeed, we will generally not bring it up again.

It's this action that affirms our words
and confirms that we have indeed forgiven someone.

THIS is the scriptural form of forgiveness.

But there's more.
Some of the terms used in both languages
point toward the concept of pardon.
This ties in with the concept of "sending away the offense”.
It is removed from consideration.
There is no longer any guilt for the person who has offended us.
And there is no longer a need for "punishment" or "retribution”.
There is no intention to "pay them back" for what they have done.

This is the nature of YAHWEH's forgiveness.
And it's a perspective that we often misunderstand.
We misunderstand it 
because of the way we humans act on a daily basis.
And we misunderstand it 
because we've not been taught 
what YAHWEH's forgiveness truly means.

We tend to forgive from the head in many instances,
and not from the heart.
We understand that we are supposed to forgive.
But we often hold a grudge against the offender,
even after we say, "I forgive you."

I'll use an example from one of my personal experiences.
It involves a married couple that got divorced.
Both individuals
said, "I forgive you."

A few years after the divorce one person
extended an offer of reconciliation to the other person.
It was a genuine offer that reflected complete forgiveness.

The second person, however, was not willing to accept the offer.
This therefore indicated that forgiveness was not genuine
on the part of the second person.
The "right words" were there,
but when faced with the challenge to ACT on those words
it became clearly evident that forgiveness
did not truly exist for the second person.

If forgiveness was genuine
reconciliation should have been a possibility,
and even a probability.

Because we often act in the manner of the second person 
we tend to relate to
YAHWEH in this same way.
We attribute to Him the same kind of forgiveness we practice.

We then tend to feel less than forgiven by Him, 
even though He has completely taken away our guilt, 
completely covered our offenses against Him. 
He does not see them any longer. 
And we are granted a pardon, 
freedom, from the guilt of our offenses. 
His mercy and grace (divine favor) cover everything.

Yet we fail to "believe" that He has truly done this for us 
because this is not how we normally act; 
this is not how we "practice" forgiveness.

Which form of forgiveness do you want to experience? 
And which form do you want to practice 
now that you can recognize the difference? 
The choice is yours. 
You're the only one who can decide how you will act.

YAHWEH has provided a complete pardon 
- freedom from guilt - 
for all of our offenses (sins) against Him.

He has done this by means of a very precious price that has been paid,
a ransom, which purchases our "pardon”. 
It is the death and the resurrection of His Son, 
YAHUSHUA, The Messiah! 
(For more information on this please see the article on
"His Name is NOT "Jesus".)

The only thing we must do to experience this pardon, 
to have this ransom price applied to us, 
is to choose to trust what
YAHWEH tells us, 
that this has been done for each one of us, 
individually and personally.

We need to trust The Word of YAHWEH 
that proclaims this amazing Truth. 
We need to ask
YAHWEH to accept us as His own children 
because we have believed (trusted) 
in His wondrous gift of freedom from our guilt.

That's it! 
That's the ONLY thing we need to do! 

And once we make that decision 
we will have
YAHWEH's complete forgiveness 
as we remain surrendered to His will, 
and as we seek His forgiveness 
as we recognize and acknowledge our own offenses!

It's granted at the moment we choose to believe with our whole heart
YAHWEH has done to "redeem” us 
(purchase with a ransom price) 
from the guilt of our "sin" (our offenses). 
From that moment onward 
our lives will be transformed forever.

And from that moment on 
we are called to forgive 
in the same manner in which HE has forgiven US. 
Our "faith" must be demonstrated in our actions!

Now, let's take a closer look
at what Scripture actually says about "forgiveness”:
(The Scriptures used are from Scripture For Seekers - The S4S Version.)

Psa. 32:1    Blessed is he whose rebellion  
has been forgiven, 
whose offense has been covered!

The word used here is nasah
It means to lift up. It's essential meaning is to lift off of, to remove. 
(Please note that this is the word 
from which NASA, our space agency, comes.)

Rebellion means rejecting the instruction of YAHWEH,
doing something other than what He desires us to do. 
It becomes an offense against
The punishment is death - separation from

Psa. 130:4 Indeed, with You there is forgiveness 
in order that You might be revered!

The word used here means to forgive, to pardon. 
It is the release from guilt, and therefore the release from punishment.

In Jeremiah we find one of the most clear statements
regarding the nature of YAHWEH's forgiveness. 
The reference is to Eternity in His presence. 
This is a very emphatic verse, evidenced by the terms used. 
(Please read the article on
את to understand its significance.)

Jer. 31:34    And no longer will they teach 
each man
his neighbor himself את
and each man
his kindred himself את saying, 
YAHWEH Himself את!’ 
Indeed, they will all know
Me Myself את
from the least of them to the greatest of them!” 
- An Utterance of
“Indeed, I will forgive their perversity! 
And I will not take note of their offenses any longer!”

Here we see that YAHWEH's kind of forgiveness 
includes His intent to never 
"take note of their offenses any longer!"

To take note of them is to hold them accountable. 
There will no longer be any accountability involved. 
This is a permanent and complete forgiveness.

Virtually all of the uses of the terms in The Old Covenant
carry the concepts of forgiveness and pardon 
- a removal of accountability and guilt.

Let's take a look at The New Covenant to see what it teaches us.

The very first reference we'll look at is taken
from what is called "The Lord's Prayer”. 
However, this is NOT a prayer. 
It is an instruction given by The Messiah Himself 

Matt. 6:12 And forgive us our debts 
even as we forgive our debtors!

The word used for debt here in the Greek is opheilema
It literally means something owed, 
something due and payable; a debt. 
Morally, it means a fault.

Every offense against YAHWEH carries a "debt”.
What is "owed" is our very life itself - our death. 
It requires our separation from

It does this because "sin", an offense, 
is not permitted to exist in His presence.

When we are guilty it is required 
that we are separated from Him, 
excluded from His presence.

This is taught consistently throughout Scripture. 
An offender in The Old Covenant was seen as defiled. 
Nothing defiled was permitted in the presence of

They understood that purity of thought and action 
was required for one to enter into His presence.

This was dealt with differently than we treat such things today. 
But it was a very profound concept in the minds of The Hebrews.

Next we come to the most challenging aspect of forgiveness 
in the eyes of

Matt. 6:14 Indeed, if you forgive human beings 
their unintentional errors, 
your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. 
 15 But if you do not forgive human beings 
their unintentional errors 
neither will your Father 
forgive your unintentional errors.

For one who claims to believe in YAHWEH 
there is NO OPTION concerning forgiveness.

Indeed, Scripture is very plain here: 
If YOU refuse to forgive one who asks you to do this 

This is pretty intense. 
But this is the Word of The Messiah Himself! 
It is The Truth of Scripture!

Please note: there is a qualification involved here. 
The act involved is to be UNINTENTIONAL. 
An intentional act is treated differently. 
We are held accountable for our intentional actions 
(at least within certain parameters).

We are to be ready to forgive unintentional offenses instantly! 
This is
YAHWEH's standard! 
Failure to do so results in an absence of forgiveness for us!

The ONLY unforgivable offense:

There is one offense against YAHWEH 
which will NEVER be forgiven.

Matt. 12:31 Because of this I say to you 
every offense and blasphemy 
will be forgiven persons. 
However, the blasphemy of The Divine Nature of
will not be forgiven persons! 
 32 And whoever speaks a word 
against The Son of Man, 
it will be forgiven them. 
But whoever speaks against 
The Set Apart Divine Nature of
it will not be forgiven them, either in this age 
or in the age to come!

This passage from Matthew 12 
spells out in detail the nature of this offense. 
Unfortunately, in most translations, 
the terms used are somewhat misleading, 
or are often completely misunderstood.

First, what is “blasphemy? 
It is speaking in a sacriligious manner about something. 
This essentially means treating with intentional disrespect 
the person, the name, or the character of a person, 
especially a "holy" (set apart) entity. 
It is treating something sacred as if it is not sacred.

The other problem word is "Spirit”.
This is the word traditionally used in most "translations”. 
But this is not a Hebrew word, nor a Hebrew concept. 
It is entirely Greek.

And because it is a Greek concept 
it is very misleading - actually quite deceptive.

The word used here is pneuma.
It means breath, or wind, breeze. 

Therefore, it is a mis-translation of the word.

In numerous New Covenant passages 
you will find
pneuma hagion or some variation of this. 
These two words, when used together
are traditionally "translated" as "The Holy Spirit”. 
But the literal meaning is "set apart breath" (sacred breath).

There is NO reference to a "spirit”. 
And there is no "The" in front of it.

In order to help you grasp this more clearly
I want to explain the meaning of “breath” 
in the Hebrew understanding of this term.

The breath represents the life itself of a person.
It's viewed as that which flows in and out of a person,
reaching the very innermost parts of their being.
In Hebrew thought this represents the "essential nature”, 
the "character" of the person.

When you speak of the "set apart breath" (sacred breath) 
the reference is to the very Nature of
The Divine Nature (or, The Divine Character).

This is not a 'spirit'.

The connotations of "spirit" are extremely misleading 
and do not give us The Truth of
YAHWEH's Word.

The concept of "the very breath of life”
is far more clear 
and far more meaningful 
- when properly understood in the context of Hebrew thought.

Now the concept of blasphemy against 
The Set Apart Divine Nature of
becomes far more clear. 
It is treating with defilement, with conscious disrespect, 
the very nature and character of

For such an intentional act 
not in this age, nor in the age to come!

This is an extremely serious offense.

Next we need to look at one 
of the most well-known passages on forgiveness: 
Matt. 18:21 Then Peter approached Him saying,
“Master, how many times will my brother 
act unfaithfully against me and I will forgive him? 
Up to seven times?”

22 YAHUSHUA said to him, 
23 For this cause The Kingdom of The Heavens
is compared to a certain king who wanted to settle accounts
with his slaves.  
24 Now having begun to settle accounts,
one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents…..
(Please go read this entire story. 
This parable is focused directly on forgiveness.)

Peter is speaking to
YAHUSHUA, The Messiah. 
He is asking how often he is to forgive another person. 
He asks if seven times is enough.

YAHUSHUA responds to him with a very significant teaching. 
Please note that these are the words 
of The Messiah Himself! 
“I do not say to you up to seven times, 
but rather up to seventy times seven."

And even this is but an analogy 
that extends far beyond the seventy times seven.
The implication is that our forgiveness of one another 
is to be "limitless".

When one asks us to forgive them 
our forgiveness is to be provided 
seventy times seven - in the same day even!

And here's an interesting passage from Luke: 
Luke 6:37 Condemn not 
and you will not be condemned! 
Do not pronounce guilty 
and you will not be pronounced guilty! 
and you will be forgiven!

This teaches us several things 
about how are actions impact our status before

Please take note of the fact that these same concepts,
indeed many of the very same words, 
are recorded in several places within The New Covenant. 
Each repetition adds to the significance of the teaching.

This is yet another Hebrew concept. 
Repetition of a matter is seen as a "multiplier" of it's importance. 
Any text in Scripture that duplicates another text 
adds reinforcement to the importance of the subject matter. 
It "reminds you" of the same concept. 
And it's telling you to pay very careful attention, 
or it would not be repeated.

It would take considerable time and space 
to cover all the passages on forgiveness, 
and the meanings found within those passages. 
These are enough to give us the essence 
of how
YAHWEH views forgiveness.

They tell us how YAHWEH forgives us. 
They tell us how we are to ACT towards each other. 
We are called, as His people, to ACT just like He does!

Included below is a list of all the places this term occurs in Scripture.
I encourage you to look up each passage. 
Read the surrounding verses so you understand the context 
in which these words occur. 
The context is extremely important to understand 
because it affects the significance of what's being said.

May YAHWEH cause you to comprehend 
the importance to Him of forgiveness, 
and the form that His forgiveness takes.

Occurrences of "forgive" in Scripture:

Forgive  (2)

Luke 6:37 condemned. Forgive, and you will 
2Cor. 12:13
Forgive me this wrong!

forgive  (51)

Gen. 50:17 please forgive the trespass of your 
forgive the trespass of the

Ex. 10:17 please forgive my sin only this

Ex. 32:32 if You will forgive their sin—but if

Josh. 24:19 He will not forgive your

1Sam. 25:28 Please forgive the trespass of your

1Kings 8:30 and when You hear, forgive.

1Kings 8:34 and forgive the sin of Your people

1Kings 8:36 and forgive the sin of Your

1Kings 8:39 and forgive, and act,

1Kings 8:50 forgive Your people who have

2Chr. 6:21 and when You hear, forgive.

2Chr. 6:25 heaven and forgive the sin of Your

2Chr. 6:27 and forgive the sin of Your

2Chr. 6:30 and forgive, and give to

2Chr. 6:39 and forgive Your people who have

2Chr. 7:14 and will forgive their sin and heal

Psa. 25:18 my pain, And forgive all my sins.

Psa. 86:5 and ready to forgive, And

Is. 2:9 Therefore do not forgive them.

Jer. 31:34 For I will forgive their iniquity, and

Jer. 36:3 that I may forgive their iniquity and

Dan. 9:19 O Lord, forgive! O Lord

Amos 7:2 “O Lord God, forgive, I pray! Oh,

Matt. 6:12 And forgive us our debts, As we

As we forgive our debtors.

Matt. 6:14 “For if you forgive men their

Father will also forgive you.

Matt. 6:15 But if you do not forgive men their

your Father forgive your

Matt. 9:6 has power on earth to forgive sins”—

Matt. 18:21 sin against me, and I forgive him?

Matt. 18:35 does not forgive his brother his

Mark 2:7 Who can forgive sins but God

Mark 2:10 has power on earth to forgive sins”—

Mark 11:25 anyone, forgive him, that your

heaven may also forgive you your

Mark 11:26 But if you do not forgive, neither

in heaven forgive your trespasses.”

Luke 5:21 Who can forgive sins but God

Luke 5:24 has power on earth to forgive sins”—

Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins, For we

For we also forgive everyone who

Luke 17:3 and if he repents, forgive him.

Luke 17:4 “I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”

Luke 23:34 “Father, forgive them, for they do

John 20:23 If you forgive the sins of any, they

2Cor. 2:7 rather to forgive and comfort him

2Cor. 2:10 Now whom you forgive anything, I

forgive anything, I also forgive.

1John 1:9 and just to forgive us our sins and

forgiven  (43)

Lev. 4:20 and it shall be forgiven them.

Lev. 4:26 and it shall be forgiven him.

Lev. 4:31 and it shall be forgiven him.

Lev. 4:35 and it shall be forgiven him.

Lev. 5:10 and it shall be forgiven him.

Lev. 5:13 and it shall be forgiven him.

Lev. 5:16 and it shall be forgiven him.

Lev. 5:18 and it shall be forgiven him.

Lev. 6:7 he shall be forgiven for any one of

Lev. 19:22 committed shall be forgiven him.

Num. 14:19 as You have forgiven this people,

Num. 15:25 and it shall be forgiven them, for it

Num. 15:26 It shall be forgiven the whole

Num. 15:28 and it shall be forgiven him.

Psa. 32:1 whose transgression is forgiven,

Psa. 85:2 You have forgiven the iniquity of

Is. 33:24 in it will be forgiven their iniquity.

Matt. 9:2 your sins are forgiven you.

Matt. 9:5 “Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to

Matt. 12:31 blasphemy will be forgiven men,

the Spirit will not be forgiven men.

Matt. 12:32 it will be forgiven him; but

it will not be forgiven him, either in

Mark 2:5 your sins are forgiven you.

Mark 2:9 “Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to

Mark 3:28 sins will be forgiven the sons of

Mark 4:12 And their sins be forgiven them.

Luke 5:20 your sins are forgiven you.

Luke 5:23 “Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to

Luke 6:37 Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Luke 7:47 are many, are forgiven, for she

But to whom little is forgiven, the

Luke 7:48 “Your sins are forgiven.

Luke 12:10 it will be forgiven him; but to him

Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven.

John 20:23 they are forgiven them; if you

Acts 8:22 of your heart may be forgiven you.

Rom. 4:7 whose lawless deeds are forgiven,

2Cor. 2:10 if indeed I have forgiven anything,

I have forgiven that one for your

Col. 2:13 having forgiven you all trespasses,

James 5:15 he will be forgiven.

1John 2:12 your sins are forgiven you for His

forgiveness  (8)

Psa. 130:4 But there is forgiveness with You

Dan. 9:9 belong mercy and forgiveness,

Mark 3:29 Holy Spirit never has forgiveness,

Acts 5:31 to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

Acts 13:38 to you the forgiveness of sins;

Acts 26:18 receive forgiveness of sins and

Eph. 1:7 His blood, the forgiveness of sins

Col. 1:14 His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

forgives  (2)

Psa. 103:3 Who forgives all your iniquities

Luke 7:49 is this who even forgives sins?”

May YAHWEH speak to your heart and bless you with understanding as you explore His Word.