Matthew 6:14
New International Version
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

New Living Translation
“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.

English Standard Version
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,

Berean Study Bible
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Berean Literal Bible
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you.

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

New King James Version
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

New American Standard Bible
For if you forgive other people for their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

NASB 1995
“For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

NASB 1977
“For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Amplified Bible
For if you forgive others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins], your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Christian Standard Bible
“For if you forgive others their offenses, your heavenly Father will forgive you as well.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
“For if you forgive people their wrongdoing, your heavenly Father will forgive you as well.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For if you forgive the children of men their faults, your Father who is in Heaven will also forgive you your faults.

Contemporary English Version
If you forgive others for the wrongs they do to you, your Father in heaven will forgive you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if you will forgive men their offences, your heavenly Father will forgive you also your offences.

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

Good News Translation
"If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If you forgive the failures of others, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

International Standard Version
Because if you forgive people their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Literal Standard Version
For if you may forgive men their trespasses He also will forgive you—your Father who [is] in the heavens;

NET Bible
"For if you forgive others their sins, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

New Heart English Bible
"For if you forgive men their wrongdoing, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Weymouth New Testament
"For if you forgive others their offences, your Heavenly Father will forgive you also;

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

Young's Literal Translation
For, if ye may forgive men their trespasses He also will forgive you -- your Father who is in the heavens;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Lord's Prayer
13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’ 14For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive yours.…

Cross References
Matthew 5:7
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Matthew 7:2
For with the same judgment you pronounce, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Matthew 18:35
That is how My heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart."

Mark 11:25
And when you stand to pray, if you hold anything against another, forgive it, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your trespasses as well."

Luke 6:37
Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.

Colossians 3:13
Bear with one another and forgive any complaint you may have against someone else. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.


Treasury of Scripture

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

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

Matthew 7:2
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

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? …









(14, 15) The condition implied in the Prayer itself is more distinctly asserted. It is, as we have seen, not an arbitrary condition, but the result of the eternal laws of the divine order. Repentance is the condition of being forgiven, and the temper that does not forgive is ipso facto incompatible with the temper of the penitent. As if for greater emphasis, the truth is presented in both its positive and negative aspects.

Verses 14, 15. - For if ye forgive men their trespasses, etc. Matthew only. To insert the reason for having said, in the Lord's Prayer, "as we forgive our debtors," emphasizes the necessity of such forgiveness (cf. also Matthew 18:21, sqq.; Mark 11:25; Ecclus. 28:2-4). Trespasses; παραπτώματα, not ὀφειλήματα (ver. 12). Our Lord uses a word which would forbid any limitation to pecuniary matters. Their trespasses. Omitted by Tischendorf, and bracketed by Westcott and Hort (cf. their 'Introd.,' p. 176). The omission more sharply contrasts "men" and "your Father."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

if
Ἐὰν (Ean)
Conjunction
Strong's 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

you forgive
ἀφῆτε (aphēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 863: From apo and hiemi; to send forth, in various applications.

men
ἀνθρώποις (anthrōpois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

trespasses,
παραπτώματα (paraptōmata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3900: A falling away, lapse, slip, false step, trespass, sin. From parapipto; a side-slip, i.e. error or transgression.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

Heavenly
οὐράνιος (ouranios)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3770: In heaven, belonging to heaven, heavenly, from heaven. From ouranos; celestial, i.e. Belonging to or coming from the sky.

Father
Πατὴρ (Patēr)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

will also forgive
ἀφήσει (aphēsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 863: From apo and hiemi; to send forth, in various applications.

you.
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.


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