85 Redemption Quotes to Save and Comfort You

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Have you gone astray? Check out these redemption quotes to get you reoriented and back on a level path.

Redemption is a key part of life, religion, and spirituality. It’s also a common theme in books, movies, and art.

Though redemption generally means the clearing of a debt or regaining what is lost, its spiritual meaning is much more important. Christianity teaches redemption of the soul is achieved only through Christ, and after repentance, thus clearing the debts of sin.

However you look at redemption, and however much you need, we hope these redemption quotes help you to seek it and provide faith that you deserve to be redeemed.

Top 10 Redemption Quotes

Redemption is possible, and it is the measure of a civilized society.

Greg Boyle

Redemption can be found in hell itself if that’s where you happen to be.

Lin Jensen
Sherrilyn Kenyon quote "Redemption is never where you expect to find it"
“Redemption is never where you expect to find it.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

The idea of redemption is always good news, even if it means sacrifice or some difficult times.

Patti Smith

God answers prayer on the ground of Redemption and on no other ground.

Oswald Chambers

Redemption is a magnificent thing… the life of God in the soul of man.

Leonard Ravenhill

You, Lord, took up my case; you redeemed my life.

Lamentations 3:58, NIV
Vilna Gaon quote "The goal of the Redemption is the redemption of truth"
“The goal of the Redemption is the redemption of truth.” – Vilna Gaon

We can be redeemed only to the extent to which we see ourselves.

Martin Buber

Your current circumstances are part of your redemption story He is writing.

Evinda Lepins

Quotes about Redemption

People find meaning and redemption in the most unusual human connections.

Khaled Hosseini

Redemption is not perfection. The redeemed must realize their imperfections.

John Piper

True redemption is seized when you accept the future consequences for your past mistakes.

Eduardo Macedo

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

Audrey Hepburn

A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward.

George R.R. Martin
Khaled Hosseini quote "True redemption is when guilt leads to good"
“True redemption is when guilt leads to good.” – Khaled Hosseini

No man can walk so long in the shadow that he cannot come again to the light.

Robert Jordan

In the long run, the power of kindness can redeem beyond the power of force to destroy.

John A. MacAulay

It is not true that everyone is special. It is true that everyone was once special and still possesses the ability to recover it.

Criss Jami

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.

Bertrand Russell

True love does have the power to redeem but only if we are ready for redemption.

Bell Hooks

Understanding and tenderness would arise among us no matter how bad things got, and we found redemption in the very places we hurt most.

Lin Jensen

The recognition of pain and fear in others give rise in us to pity, and in our pity is our humanity, our redemption.

Dean Koontz

We must not offer people a system of redemption, a set of insights and principles. We offer people a Redeemer.

Paul David Tripp
"Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done"
“Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” – Bryan Stevenson

I know that my Redeemer lives, And ever prays for me; I know eternal life He gives, From sin and sorrow free.

Fred A. Fillmore

The problem of restoring to the world original and eternal beauty is solved by redemption of the soul.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Redemption is something you have to fight for in a very personal, down-dirty way.

Joss Whedon

Redemption sounds like a jubilee. Like a second line, if you will.

Dawn Richard

At some point you will meet my imperfections. Will you leave or will you stay for my redemption?

Shanna Rodriguez

It is his capacity for self-improvement and self-redemption which most distinguishes man from the mere brute.

Aung San Suu Kyi

I don’t believe the world’s a particularly beautiful place, but I do believe in redemption.

Colum McCann

I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos.

Brendan Fraser
"Not too many times in life do you get a chance at redemption"
“Not too many times in life do you get a chance at redemption.” – Henry Cejudo

We seek redemption, yet, we don’t seek forgiveness.

Anthony T. Hincks

Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person.

Tennessee Williams

And while some healing does happen, it isn’t a healing of redemption or epiphany. It’s more like the slow absorption of a bruise.

Joan Wickersham

Redemption just means you just make a change in your life and you try to do right, versus what you were doing, which was wrong.

Ice T

Seeking to forget makes exile all the longer; the secret of redemption lies in remembrance.

Richard Von Weizsaecker

I believe redemption is something you can strive for but never fully achieve.

K.A. Tucker

Redemption is invented by the sinner.

Lawrence Hill

Redemption comes to those who wait, forgiveness is the key.

Tom Petty

I think Hollywood, I think America in general, they love redemption stories.

Logan Paul
Gandhi quote "No human being is so bad as to be beyond redemption"
“No human being is so bad as to be beyond redemption.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Sometimes acknowledging your erroneous ways is the first step to redemption.

Ravi Shastri

Everything which is done in the present, affects the future by consequence, and the past by redemption.

Paolo Coelho

Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.

Clive Barker, Abarat: Days Of Magic, Nights Of War

Language is conceived in sin and science is its redemption.

Willard Van Orman Quine

Redemption is promised at the low price of surrender of your critical faculties.

Christopher Hitchens

It may be – I hope it is – redemption to guess and perhaps perceive that the universe, the hell which we see for all its beauty, vastness, majesty, is only part of a whole which is quite unimaginable.

William Golding

Redemption in Christianity

At the cross, God wrapped his heart in flesh and blood and let it be nailed to the cross for our redemption.

E. Stanley Jones
"I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance"
“I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.” – Adlai Stevenson

I have never known anyone to accept Christ’s redemption and later regret it.

Billy Graham

God’s holiness demands that sin be punished – but God’s love has provided the way of redemption through Christ.

Billy Graham

The power that is to redeem him must be a power working within, not without.

Lyman Abbott

The best way to use the gold of the Redeemer is for the redemption of those in peril.

Saint Ambrose

To be in Christ – that is redemption; but for Christ to be in you – that is sanctification!

Maj. W. Ian Thomas
Daniel Defoe quote "Redemption from sin is greater than redemption from affliction"
“Redemption from sin is greater than redemption from affliction.” – Daniel Defoe

At the cross God wrapped his heart in flesh and blood and let it be nailed to the cross for our redemption.

E. Stalney Jones

The doctrine of Redemption is the fundamental mystery of our holy religions, and whoso believeth in it shall not perish, but have everlasting life in which to try to understand it.

Ambrose Pierce

The whole structure of man and of the world, is moulded to be the theatre of the redemption of the sinner. Not in Eden, but there on Calvary, and in Heaven, which is the child of Calvary, we see realized the whole idea of God.

James Baldwin Brown

The greatest comfort in life is Christ on the move for our redemption timelessly!

Evinda Lepins

Of course, we do the righteous deed because of our redemption, not for our redemption.

Dallas Willard

Whom man kills God restores to life; whom the brothers pursue the Father redeems.

Victor Hugo

I wish I would have known this sooner. I wish I could have seen the entire redemptive, narrative arc of the Bible.

Brant Hansen

Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies.’ It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. That’s why Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies.’ Because if you hate your enemies, you have no way to redeem and to transform your enemies. But if you love your enemies, you will discover that at the very root of love is the power of redemption.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master: no path of redemption can make a detour around it.

Hans Urs von Balthasar

If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus’ fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by vengeance but by forgiveness; not by force but by sacrifice. Jesus Christ our Lord surrendered in order that He might win; He destroyed His enemies by dying for them and conquered death by allowing death to conquer Him.

A.W. Tozer

God is the ultimate musician. His music transforms your life. The notes of redemption rearrange your heart and restore your life. His songs of forgiveness, grace, reconciliation, truth, hope, sovereignty, and love give you back your humanity and restore your identity.

Paul David Tripp

Redemption is the consummation of love; other gifts are only as mites from the Divine Treasury; but redemption opens all the stores of indulgence and grace.

George Winfred Harvey

Between the radiant white of a clear conscience and the coal black of a conscience sullied by sin lie many shades of gray – where most of us live our lives. Not perfect but not beyond redemption.

Sherry L. Hoppe

When it comes to God, We can’t run out of second chances… only time.

Robin Jones Gunn

Jesus Christ is both the only price and sacrifice by which eternal redemption is obtained for believers.

Jonathan Edwards
Ravi Zacharias quote "You cannot be righteous until you are first redeemed"
“Redemption is prior to righteousness. You cannot be righteous until you are first redeemed.” – Ravi Zacharias

The gospel comprises indeed, and unfolds, the whole mystery of man’s redemption, as far forth as it is necessary to be known for our salvation.

Robert Boyle

God undertook the most dramatic rescue operation in cosmic history. He determined to save the human race from self-destruction, and He sent His Son Jesus Christ to salvage and redeem them. The work of man’s redemption was accomplished at the cross.

Billy Graham

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.

Søren Kierkegaard

I know that my Redeemer lives, And ever prays for me; I know eternal life He gives, From sin and sorrow free.

Fred A. Filmore

All of my favorite hymns are admissions of faults, and finding redemption even in those.

Julien Baker

The cost of redemption cannot be overstated. The wonders of grace cannot be overemphasized. Christ took the hell He didn’t deserve so we could have the heaven we don’t deserve.

Randy Alcorn

Bible Verses on Redemption

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

Ephesians 1:7, ESV

I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you.

Isaiah 44:22, ESV

He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name!

Psalm 111:9, ESV

Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the adversary;

Psalm 107:2, ESV
Job 19:25 Bible Verse "I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth"
“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.” – Job 19:25, NIV

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,

Acts 3:19, NIV

It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.

1 Corinthians 1:30, KJB

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Titus 2:14, KJB

And the king swore, saying, “As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my soul out of every adversity,

1 Kings 1:29, ESV

Conclusion

We hope these redemption quotes have you in a better place with a desire to be redeemed.

May you be delivered from your troubles and rescued from them when you need it most. Never forget that redemption is real and often a necessary part of your life and spiritual journey.

It’s never too late to understand redemption and seek it for yourself however you feel led to do so.

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Quincy Seale

Quincy is KIM's lead editor and content writer, and has invested in online properties since 2009. Quincy holds an MBA from the University of Dundee and an MSc from the University of Edinburgh, and lives in San Antonio with his wife Natalie, son Alex, and his dog Oban.