Tenth Commandment
If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you

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Jesus His Commandment

  • If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you
  • Matthew 6:12-15 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

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Commandment category: Tenth Commandment

All Jesus His Commandments can be grouped into the Ten Commandments from the Old Testament (Exodus 20).

Direct Bible References

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  • 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (Author: 'HEERE')
  • Matthew 18:21-35 ¶ Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. ¶ Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • Luke 17:3-4 ¶ Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • John 20:23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • 2 Corinthians 2:10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; (Author: 'Paul')
  • Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. (Author: 'Paul')
  • Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. (Author: 'Paul')

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  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is negative, something you should not do
  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is both positive and negative
  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is positive, something you should do or learn from
  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is not yet determined positive or negative
  • Author: Indicates the known author from this Bible reference
  • OT Law nr: Jewish tradition teached that there are 613 commandments or mitzvot in the Torah. We list the Number, based on a chronological order (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numeri, Deuteronomium).
  • Rambam Title: This is the commandment, as an interpretation of Rambam (commonly known as Maimonides)
  • Rambam Coding: The coding refers to the commandments layout of Rambam. Rabbi Chafetz Chayim wrote a book with all the commandments which can still be observed today. The book is called 'The Concise Book of Mitzvoth'
    • CCA means a positive mitzwe (which can now also be carried out outside of Israel).
    • CCN is the negative mitzwe (which can now also be carried out outside of Israel).
    • CCI means that this mitzvah can only be performed in the State of Israel.

Who came up with this "613 Mitzvot"?

Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, His full name was Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon. His name formed the acronym as "The Rambam" was born on the 14th of Nisan 4895 (30th March 1135) and he died on the 20th of Tevet of 4965 (Dec. 13 1204). The Rambam was one of the most saught after individuals of his time. Not only as a Halachic authority, but also within the secular world of kings and sultans, for his vast knowledge of secular medecines was outstanding. When writting the Mishna Torah, Ramban reviewed the Torah's Mitzvot, and he itemized them. He seperated the positive and negative mitzvot, listed them, all 613, and discussed them.

Questions

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  • Is there anything you don't understand within this commandment?
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  • How do you apply this commandment in your life or do you experience any boundaries?
Extra questions:
  • Are we prepared, out of love for Jesus, the Father and the other, to do what is necessary so that a relationship can be restored, to give satisfaction so that complete reconciliation becomes possible?
  • Are we willing to forgive the other out of love for Jesus, the Father and the other, regardless of whether or not the other asks for forgiveness?
  • Are we willing to give up our rights for reconciliation out of love for Jesus, the Father and the other?
  • Are we willing to step into a conflict and be accountable for love for Jesus, the Father and the other and to ask forgiveness for all guilt in which we do or do not participate?

Superbook

Superbook - Jacob and Esau

In the Quantum yard, during a spirited water fight, Joy accidentally gets Gizmo’s inner workings wet, and he fritzes out. Chris becomes furious with Joy, saying he’ll never forgive her. Superbook intercedes and whisks the kids back to the days of Jacob and Esau. The two brothers compete over many things, but when Esau gives up his birthright and Jacob tricks his father out of a blessing, they become estranged for many years. When Jacob finally goes to Esau and his brother finds it in his heart to forgive Jacob, Chris takes the cue and forgives Joy, as well.


Watch now on: Superbook

Short Movies

Nick Vujicic - Motivational Minute #44 - Forgiveness

Songs

Hawk Nelson - Drops In the Ocean
Matthew West - Grace Wins
Selah - Lord I Trust You

Testimonies

Corrie ten Boom - How to Forgive

A powerfull testimony of a woman, who’s been in the concentration camps by the nazis, and still learned to forgive

Moving Works - Out of the Darkness

At the age of 41, Cory starts having horrific nightmares of extreme abuse. Once he realizes that his dreams are actually repressed memories from his childhood, Cory begins a life-changing journey that will forever transform his relationship with God.

"Forgiveness is not an emotion. It is an act of the will."

Quote by: Corrie ten Boom