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The word "forgiveness" is found in the following 15 scriptures in the New International Version:

  1. Psalm 130:4

    But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.

    Psalm 130:3-5 (in Context) Psalm 130 (Whole Chapter)

  2. Matthew 26:28

    This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

    Matthew 26:27-29 (in Context) Matthew 26 (Whole Chapter)

  3. Mark 1:4

    And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

    Mark 1:3-5 (in Context) Mark 1 (Whole Chapter)

  4. Luke 1:77

    to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins,

    Luke 1:76-78 (in Context) Luke 1 (Whole Chapter)

  5. Luke 3:3

    He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

    Luke 3:2-4 (in Context) Luke 3 (Whole Chapter)

  6. Luke 24:47

    and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

    Luke 24:46-48 (in Context) Luke 24 (Whole Chapter)

  7. Acts 2:38

    Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    Acts 2:37-39 (in Context) Acts 2 (Whole Chapter)

  8. Acts 5:31

    God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.

    Acts 5:30-32 (in Context) Acts 5 (Whole Chapter)

  9. Acts 10:43

    All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."

    Acts 10:42-44 (in Context) Acts 10 (Whole Chapter)

  10. Acts 13:38

    "Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.

    Acts 13:37-39 (in Context) Acts 13 (Whole Chapter)

  11. Acts 26:18

    to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'

    Acts 26:17-19 (in Context) Acts 26 (Whole Chapter)

  12. 2 Corinthians 2:5

    [ Forgiveness for the Sinner ] If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you, to some extent-not to put it too severely.

    2 Corinthians 2:4-6 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 2 (Whole Chapter)

  13. Ephesians 1:7

    In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace

    Ephesians 1:6-8 (in Context) Ephesians 1 (Whole Chapter)

  14. Colossians 1:14

    in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

    Colossians 1:13-15 (in Context) Colossians 1 (Whole Chapter)

  15. Hebrews 9:22

    In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

    Hebrews 9:21-23 (in Context) Hebrews 9 (Whole Chapter)


If you include words like 'forgive', 'forgiven', 'forgiving' and similar derivatives it occurs 112 times.