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The Douay-Rheims Bible is an exact, literal, word-for-word (slavishly faithful, if you will) translation of the St. Jerome’s Latin Vulgate Bible (Translated approximately 375-415 A.D.).  In turn, the Vulgate was a faithful, word-for-word, literal translation of the Bible from its original text.

Forgiveness of Sins

The Lord is patient and full of mercy, taking away iniquity and wickedness, and leaving no man clear, who visitest the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
Numbers 14:18 DRC1752

Who can make him clean that is conceived of unclean seed? is it not thou who only art?
Job 14:4 DRC1752

To David himself, understanding. Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
Psalms 31:1‭ DRC1752

As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our iniquities from us. As a father hath compassion on his children, so hath the Lord compassion on them that fear him: for he knoweth our frame. He remembereth that we are dust:
Psalms 102 12‭-‬14‭ DRC1752

For God is compassionate and merciful, and will forgive sins in the day of tribulation: and he is a protector to all that seek him in truth.
Ecclesiasticus 2:13 DRC1752

For mercy and wrath are with him. He is mighty to forgive, and to pour out indignation:
Ecclesiasticus 16:12 DRC1752

BE comforted, be comforted, my people, saith your God. Speak ye to the heart of Jerusalem, and call to her: for her evil is come to an end, her iniquity is forgiven: she hath received of the hand of the Lord double for all her sins.
Isaias 40:1‭-‬2 DRC1752

I am, I am he that blot out thy iniquities for my own sake, and I will not remember thy sins.
Isaias 43:25 DRC1752

I have blotted out thy iniquities as a cloud, and thy sins as a mist: return to me, for I have redeemed thee.
Isaias 44:22 DRC1752

He will turn again, and have mercy on us: he will put away our iniquities: and he will cast all our sins into the bottom of the sea.
Micheas 7:19 DRC1752

And behold they brought to him one sick of the palsy lying in a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the man sick of the palsy: Be of good heart, son, thy sins are forgiven thee. And behold some of the scribes said within themselves: He blasphemeth. And Jesus seeing their thoughts, said: Why do you think evil in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee: or to say, Arise, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then said he to the man sick of palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go into thy house. And he arose, and went into his house.
St Matthew 9:2‭-‬7 DRC1752

And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down said to him: If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus having compassion on him, stretched forth his hand; and touching him, saith to him: I will. Be thou made clean. And when he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean.
Mark 1:40‭-‬42 DRC1752

Wherefore I say to thee: Many sins are forgiven her, because she hath loved much. But to whom less is forgiven, he loveth less. And he said to her: Thy sins are forgiven thee.
St Luke 7:47‭-‬48 DRC1752

And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, they crucified him there; and the robbers, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast lots.
St Luke 23:33‭-‬34‭ DRC1752

Peter saith to him: Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him: If I wash thee not, thou shalt have no part with me.
St John 13:8 DRC1752

But God, (who is rich in mercy,) for his exceeding charity wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together in Christ, (by whose grace you are saved,) And hath raised us up together, and hath made us sit together in the heavenly places, through Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:4‭-‬6‭ DRC1752

And you, when you were dead in your sins, and the uncircumcision of your flesh; he hath quickened together with him, forgiving you all offences: Blotting out the handwriting of the decree that was against us, which was contrary to us. And he hath taken the same out of the way, fastening it to the cross:
Colossians 2:13‭-‬14 DRC1752

I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.
1 John 2:12 DRC1752

Forgiveness of Sins, Acknowledgment of

Thou hast sealed up my offences as it were in a bag, but hast cured my iniquity.
Job 14:17 DRC1752

I have acknowledged my sin to thee, and my injustice I have not concealed. I said I will confess against myself my injustice to the Lord: and thou hast forgiven the wickedness of my sin.
Psalms 31:5‭ DRC1752

Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.
Psalms 50:9 DRC1752

Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people: thou hast covered all their sins.
Psalms 84:3‭ DRC1752

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it. For with thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of thy law, I have waited for thee, O Lord. My soul hath relied on his word: Because with the Lord there is mercy: and with him plentiful redemption. And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
Psalms 84:3‭,4,7‭,8 ‬DRC1752

But thou hast mercy upon all, because thou canst do all things, and overlookest the sins of men for the sake of repentance.
Wisdom of Solomon 11:24 DRC1752

How great is the mercy of the Lord, and his forgiveness to them that turn to him!
Ecclesiasticus 17:28 DRC1752

Behold in peace is my bitterness most bitter: but thou best delivered my soul that it should not perish, thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
Isaias 38:17‭ DRC1752

And he prayed to the Lord, and said: I beseech thee, O Lord, is not this what I said, when I was yet in my own country? therefore I went before to flee into Tharsis: for I know that thou art a gracious and merciful God, patient, and of much compassion, and easy to forgive evil.
Jonas 4:2‭ DRC1752

Forgiveness of Sins, Promise of

If I shut up heaven, and there fall no rain, or if I give orders, and command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people: And my people, upon whom my name is called, being converted, shall make supplication to me, and seek out my face, and do penance for their most wicked ways: then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sine and will heal their land.
2 Paralipomenon 7:13‭-‬14 DRC1752

And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying: Know the Lord: for all shall know me from the least of them even to the greatest, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Jeremias 31:34 DRC1752

And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me: and I will forgive all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned against me, and despised me.
Jeremias 33:8 DRC1752

And if I shall say to the wicked: Thou shalt surely die: and he do penance for his sin, and do judgment and justice, And if that wicked man restore the pledge, and render what he had robbed, and walk in the commandments of life, and do no unjust thing: he shall surely live, and shall not die. None of his sins, which he hath committed, shall be imputed to him: he hath done judgment and justice, he shall surely live.
Jeremias 14‭-‬16 DRC1752

I will heal their breaches, I will love them freely: for my wrath is turned away from them.
Osee 14:5 DRC1752

Forgiveness of Sins, Gratitude For

She said: Blessed is thy name, O God of our fathers: who when thou hast been angry, wilt shew mercy, and in the time of tribulation forgivest the sins of them that call upon thee.
Tobias 3:13 DRC1752

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all he hath done for thee. Who forgiveth all thy iniquities: who healeth all thy diseases.
Psalms 102:2‭-‬3‭ DRC1752

AND thou shalt say in that day: I will give thanks to thee, O Lord, for thou wast angry with me: thy wrath is turned away, and thou hast comforted me.
Isaias 12:1 DRC1752

Forgivness of Sins, How to Obtain

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house: but he that hateth bribes shall live. By mercy and faith sins are purged away: and by the fear of the Lord every one declineth from evil.
Proverbs 15:27 DRC1752

He that loveth God, shall obtain pardon for his sine by prayer, and shall refrain himself from them, and shall be heard in the prayer of days.
Ecclesiastes 3:4 DRC1752

MY son, hast thou sinned? do so no more: but for thy former sins also pray that they may be forgiven thee.
Ecclesiasticus 21:1‭ DRC1752

Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the evil of your devices from my eyes: cease to do perversely, Learn to do well: seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge for the fatherless, defend the widow. And then come, and accuse me, saith the Lord: if your sins be as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow: and if they be red as crimson, they shall be white as wool,
Isaias 1:16‭-‬18 DRC1752

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unjust man his thoughts, and let him return to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God: for he is bountiful to forgive.
Isaias 55:7 DRC1752

But if the wicked do penance for all his sins which he hath committed, and keep all my commandments, and do judgment, and justice, living he shall live, and shall not die. I will not remember all his iniquities that he hath done: in his justice which he hath wrought, he shall live.
Ezechiel 18:21‭-‬22 DRC1752

Now therefore saith the Lord: Be converted to me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and in mourning. And rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil. Who knoweth but he will return, and forgive, and leave a blessing behind him, sacrifice and libation to the Lord your God?
Joel 2:12‭-‬14 DRC1752

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all iniquity.
1 John 1:9 DRC1752

Forgiveness of Sins, Prayer For

Forgive, I beseech thee, the sins of this people, according to the greatness of thy mercy, as thou hast been merciful to them from their going out of Egypt unto this place.
Numbers 14:19 DRC1752

But if they sin against thee (for there is no man who sinneth not) and thou being angry deliver them up to their enemies, so that they be led away captives into the land of their enemies far or near; Then if they do penance in their heart in the place of captivity, and being converted make supplication to thee in their captivity, saying: We have sinned, we have done unjustly, we have committed wickedness: And return to thee with all their heart, and all their soul, in the land of their enemies, to which they had been led captives: and pray to thee towards the way of their land, which thou gavest to their fathers, and of the city which thou hast chosen, and of the temple which I have built to thy name: Then hear thou in heaven, in the firmament of thy throne, their prayers, and their supplications, and do judgment for them: And forgive thy people, that have sinned against thee, and all their iniquities, by which they have transgressed against thee: and give them mercy before them that have made them captives, that they may have compassion on them.
3 Kings 8:46‭-‬50 DRC1752

And now, O Lord, think of me, and take not revenge of my sins, neither remember my offenses, nor those of my parents.
Tobias 3:3 DRC1752

I have sinned: what shall I do to thee, O keeper of men? why hast thou set me opposite to thee, and I am become burdensome to myself? Why dost thou not remove my sin, and why dost thou not take away my iniquity? Behold now I shall sleep in the dust: and if thou seek me in the morning, I shall not be.
Job 7:20‭-‬21 DRC1752

If I have sinned and thou hast spared me for an hour: why dost thou not suffer me to be clean from my iniquity?
Job 10:14 DRC1752

Thou indeed hast numbered my steps, but spare my sins.
Job 14:16 DRC1752

The sins of my youth and my ignorances do not remember. According to thy mercy remember thou me: for thy goodness’ sake, O Lord. For thy name’s sake, O Lord, thou wilt pardon my sin: for it is great. See my abjection and my labour; and forgive me all my sins.
Psalms 24:7‭, ‬11‭-‬11‭, ‬18 DRC1752

O forgive me, that I may be refreshed, before I go hence, and be no more.
Psalms 38:14 DRC1752

I said: O Lord, be thou merciful to me: heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.
Psalms 40:5 DRC1752

Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy. And according to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my iniquity. Wash me yet more from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my iniquity, and my sin is always before me. Turn away thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
Psalms 50:3‭-‬5‭, ‬11 DRC1752

Remember not our former iniquities: let thy mercies speedily prevent us, for we are become exceeding poor. Help us, O God, our saviour: and for the glory of thy name, O Lord, deliver us: and forgive us our sins for thy name’s sake:
Psalms 78:8‭-‬9 DRC1752

Be not very angry, O Lord, and remember no longer our iniquity: behold, see we are all thy people.
Isaias 64:9 DRC1752

And behold a leper came and adored him, saying: Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
St Matthew 8:2 DRC1752

And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.
St Luke 11:4 DRC1752

Forgiving Injuries

The learning of a man is known by patience and his glory is to pass over wrongs.
Proverbs 19:11 DRC1752

And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors.
St Matthew 6:12 DRC1752

For if you will forgive men their offences, your heavenly Father will forgive you also your offences. But if you will not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive you your offences.
St Matthew 6:14‭-‬15 DRC1752

Then his Lord called him; and said to him: Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all the debt, because thou besoughtest me: Shouldst not thou then have had compassion also on thy fellow servant, even as I had compassion on thee? And his Lord being angry, delivered him to the torturers until he paid all the debt. So also shall my heavenly Father do to you, if you forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.
St Matthew 18:32‭-‬35 DRC1752

And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, they crucified him there; and the robbers, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast lots.
St Luke 23:33‭-‬34 DRC1752

And they stoned Stephen, invoking, and saying: Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And falling on his knees, he cried with a loud voice, saying: Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep in the Lord. And Saul was consenting to his death.
Acts 7:58‭-‬59 DRC1752

Forgiving Injuries Commanded By Christ

If therefore thou offer thy gift at the altar, and there thou remember that thy brother hath any thing against thee; Leave there thy offering before the altar, and go first to be reconciled to thy brother: and then coming thou shalt offer thy gift.
St Matthew 5:23‭-‬24 DRC1752

Then came Peter unto him and said: Lord, how often shall my brother offend against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith to him: I say not to thee, till seven times; but till seventy times seven times.
St Matthew 18:21‭-‬22 DRC1752

And when you shall stand to pray, forgive, if you have aught against any man; that your Father also, who is in heaven, may forgive you your sins. But if you will not forgive, neither will your Father that is in heaven, forgive you your sins.
St Mark 11:25‭-‬26 DRC1752

Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you shall be forgiven.
St Luke 6:37 DRC1752

Take heed to yourselves. If thy brother sin against thee, reprove him: and if he do penance, forgive him. And if he sin against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day be converted unto thee, saying, I repent; forgive him.
St Luke 17:3‭-‬4 DRC1752

Forgive Injuries, Exhortation To

Remember not any injury done thee by thy neighbour, and do thou nothing by deeds of injury.
Ecclesiasticus 10:6 DRC1752

Forgive thy neighbour if he hath hurl thee: and then shall thy sins be forgiven to thee when thou prayest. Man to man reserveth anger, and doth he seek remedy of God? He hath no mercy on a man like himself, and doth he entreat for his own sins? He that is but flesh, nourisheth anger, and doth he ask forgiveness of God? who shall obtain pardon for his sins? Remember thy last things, and let enmity cease:
Ecclesiasticus 28:2‭-‬6 DRC1752

Bless them that persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Romans 12:14 DRC1752

And be ye kind one to another; merciful, forgiving one another, even as God hath forgiven you in Christ.
Ephesians 4:32 DRC1752

Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if any have a complaint against another: even as the Lord hath forgiven you, so do you also.
Colossians 3:13 DRC1752

Love of Our Enemies

If thou meet thy enemy’s ox or ass going astray, bring it back to him. If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lie underneath his burden, thou shalt not pass by, but shalt lift him up with him.
Exodus 23:4‭-‬5 DRC1752

If thy enemy be hungry, give him to eat: if he thirst, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap hot coals upon his head, and the Lord will reward thee.
Proverbs 25:21‭-‬22 DRC1752

You have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thy enemy. But I say to you, Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you: That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven, who maketh his sun to rise upon the good, and bad, and raineth upon the just and the unjust. For if you love them that love you, what reward shall you have? do not even the publicans this? And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more? do not also the heathens this?
St Matthew 5:43‭-‬47 DRC1752

And if you love them that love you, what thanks are to you? for sinners also love those that love them. And if you do good to them who do good to you, what thanks are to you? for sinners also do this. But love ye your enemies: do good, and lend, hoping for nothing thereby: and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the sons of the Highest; for he is kind to the unthankful, and to the evil.
St Luke 6:32‭-‬33‭, ‬35 DRC1752

But if thy enemy be hungry, give him to eat; if he thirst, give him to drink. For, doing this, thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head. Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil by good.
Romans 12:20‭-‬21 DRC1752

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