“Whose sins you forgive, are forgiven; whose sins you retain are retained” - John 20:23
(The risen Christ to the apostles)
“If we say we have never sinned, we make God a liar and there is no truth in us” - 1 John 2:4
“I have come to call not the self-righteous, but sinners” - Mark 2:17 (Jesus to the Pharisees)
“The Son of Man (Jesus) has come to search out and save what was lost” - Luke 19:10 (Jesus to the Pharisees)
“There will likewise be more joy in heaven over one repentant sinner than over ninety nine righteous people who have no need to repent” - Luke 15:7 (Jesus, the Good Shepherd).
“Let us eat and drink for this son of mine was dead and has come back to life. He was lost and is found” - Luke 15:24, 32 (The Merciful Father – God to the Prodigal Son)
“Woman, is there no one here to accuse you? Neither will I accuse you. Go and from now on, avoid this sin” - John 8:11 (Jesus to the woman who committed adultery)
“Father, forgive them. For they do not know what they are doing” - Luke 23:34
“The sins of my youth and my frailties remember not, O Lord” - Psalm 25:7
“Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness; In the greatness of your compassion, wipe out my offense.
Thoroughly wash me from my guilt; and of my sins, cleanse me. For I acknowledge my offense, and my sin is before me always.” - Psalm 51:3-5
“For I do not the good I should do, but the evil I should avoid. What a wretched man I am” - Romans 7:19
“Whoever brings a sinner back from the error of his way will save his own soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins." - James 5:20
“If anyone sees his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly, he should pray to God, who will give him life. There is such a thing as deadly sin” - 1 John 5:17
“If your brother sins against you seven times a day and seven times a day turns back to you saying ‘I am sorry’, forgive him” - Luke 7:4 (Jesus to Peter)