To err is human, to forgive divine meaning

What does the saying 'To err is human, to forgive divine' mean?

Idiom: To err is human, to forgive divine

Meaning: This idiom is used when someone has done something wrong, suggesting that they should be forgiven.

Country: International English | Subject Area: Religion | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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