A selection of verses showing that forgiveness is a characteristic of the God of the Bible.
6 The LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, “The LORD! The LORD, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth, 7 keeping loving kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and disobedience and sin; and who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the children’s children, on the third and on the fourth generation.”
18 ‘The LORD is slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, forgiving iniquity and disobedience; and he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation.’
5 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,
abundant in loving kindness to all those who call on you.
4 But there is forgiveness with you,
therefore you are feared.
32 And be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.