Unforgiveness Forms A "Root
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let
him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for
he will abundantly pardon.
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.
So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts
forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
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.  But if ye
do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your
Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins
ye retain, they are retained.
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
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.
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