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Matthew 6:14

    Matthew 6:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For if you let men have forgiveness for their sins, you will have forgiveness from your Father in heaven.

    Webster's Revision

    For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

    World English Bible

    "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 6:14

    If ye forgive men - He who shows mercy to men receives mercy from God. For a king to forgive his subjects a hundred millions of treasons against his person and authority, on this one condition, that they wilt henceforth live peaceably with him and with each other, is what we shall never see; and yet this is but the shadow of that which Christ promises on his Father's part to all true penitents. A man can have little regard for his salvation, who refuses to have it on such advantageous terms. See Quesnel.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 6:14

    For if ye forgive men their trespasses - If ye forgive others when they offend or injure you.

    Your heavenly Father will also forgive you - This is constantly required in the Bible. See the notes at Matthew 6:12. Our Saviour says we should forgive even if the offence be committed seventy times seven times, Matthew 18:22. By this is meant, that when a man asks forgiveness, we are cordially and forever to pardon the offence; we are to declare our willingness to forgive him. If he does not ask forgiveness, yet we are still to treat him kindly; not to harbor malice, not to speak ill of him, to be ready to do him good, and be always prepared to declare him forgiven when he asks it, and if we are not ready and willing to forgive him; we are assured that God will not forgive us.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 6:14

    6:14 Mark 11:25.

    Verses Related to Matthew 6:14

    Isaiah 1:18 - Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
    Romans 8:1 - There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
    Mark 11:25 - And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.