Bible verses on forgiving a cheating lover?

February 2, 2013 | By

Question by Dessy: Bible verses on forgiving a cheating lover?

My fiance got very drunk and cheated on me. He has been completely honest and vowed to give up drinking. We are receiving counseling from our priest to make sure problems don't arise in our marriage.

What are some bible verses or quotes from traditional literature about forgiving a cheating lover, moving on from a mistake, or anything that might help him forgive himself?

Thank you all very much!

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Answer by Richard Enabulele
Ezekiel 18 verse 21 - 22

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Comments (7)

  1. One Brave Mouse

    The entire book of Hosea.

  2. Faithfully Litha

    Matthew 6:14-15 – “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

    So if the person who did not commit adultery wants to be forgiven of all their sins, they must also forgive anyone who sins against them.

    But, I think it’s important to know that your fiance did not commit adultery. You two are not married. If you have sex with him before marriage it is a sin of sexual immorality and no different than adultery in the eyes of God. If you need me to list all the Scriptures supporting this, email me privately and I’ll will send them to you.

    Good luck with your relationship.


    EDIT: The story someone referred to from the Bible which talked about the woman caught in committing adultery… can be found in John 8:1-11

  3. CeCe20

    Sorry to hear about your situation. However if you both are willing to work on your relationship the Bible will help you to succeed.
    You can visit the website has many topics that are common today and it gives scriptural references.

  4. Marty

    Matthew 18:20-22 (King James Version)

    20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

    21Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

    22Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

  5. Truthteller

    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.
    Matt 6:14-15
    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.
    Matt 18:21-22
    He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
    John 8:7
    When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? , No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
    John 8:10-11
    Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
    Eph 4:31-32
    Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
    Col 3:12-13
    Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
    Luke 23:34

    Our Lord Jesus Christ teaches us mercy toward otherĀ“s, and this requires sacrifice, which is our cross, and which entails us to take the wrong and forgive, denying our own will. The heart of the Lord is mercy; and for this cause does He tell us:
    Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
    Matt 5:7

    Mercy is for the hard stuff, and for merely spilled milk.

  6. It's between you & God

    Umm I don’t mean to sound harsh but once a cheater always a cheater!!! Alcohol is just an excuse. If a person drives to a bar sits down and has several drinks and then drives home and hits someone with their car and they die it is murder. When they sat down and had that first drink they knew what could happen when they left the bar. Same thing. Before he had that first drink he was sober and knew what could happen after drinking a few drinks. They just didn’t care and was selfish. I say run and find someone who will be honest and not use alcohol as an excuse.

    Also, if he has a drinking problem I would not marry him until he was sober for many years and can prove he can control and be the man you want and the man he should be to you. Alcoholics and marriage are very hard and violent. The majority anyway.

    Ask yourself one question? “If this was your daughter, what advice would you give her”?

  7. proudmom

    You should find the movie (or even read in the Bible) about David and Bethsheba. Beautiful story