Be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one
another, as God in Christ forgave you.
2 Corinthians 5:18
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled
us to himself and gave us the ministry of
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to
God by the death of his Son, much more, now that
we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his
fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you
have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one
or two others along with you, that every charge may be
established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he
refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he
refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a
Gentile and a tax collector”.
So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there
remember that your brother has something against
you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be
reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going
with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the
judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison.
Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid
the last penny.
2 Corinthians 5:18-21
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to
himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that
is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to
himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and
entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making
his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of
Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him
to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might
become the righteousness of God.
And through him to reconcile to himself all
things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by
the blood of his cross.
Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness
without which no one will see the Lord.
And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not
what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord
has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has
sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim
liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to
those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord's
favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort
all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to
give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil
of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise
instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of
righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be
glorified. They shall build up the ancient ruins; they shall
raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the
ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.
Leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to
your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
By abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances,
that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so
making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body
through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And he came and
preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who
were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out.
1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the
Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness
and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will
receive his commendation from God.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God
is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:20
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God
making his appeal through us. We implore you on
behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother
sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.
Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint
against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord
has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since
love covers a multitude of sins.
And Peter said to them, “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.