1. God requires 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 18:21-22  (NIV).

2. God says He won’t forgive us if we don’t forgive others.

Here is a forgive those who hurt you bible verse. It says, “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you” Matthew 6:14 (NIV).

So, yes, you should always forgive those who hurt you. There are no exceptions.

3. Forgiveness is for yourself

Matthew 18:23-35 talks about the wicked servant being turned over to the torturers because he wouldn’t forgive.

4. Forgiveness releases God to work

Check out this verse on forgiving those who have wronged you; it is one of the best Bible verses about forgiving others.

Romans 12:19 says, “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.”

5. Forgiveness allows you to move forward

When you choose to forgive those who hurt you, it takes away the power of your offender. They no longer control your actions or take up energy or space in your brain.