Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
Look, the pay you have held back from the workers who mowed your fields cries out against you, and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.
They said to one other, "Surely we're being punished because of our brother, because we saw how distressed he was when he cried to us for mercy, but we refused to listen. That is why this distress has come on us!"
Adoni-Bezek said, "Seventy kings, with thumbs and big toes cut off, used to lick up food scraps under my table. God has repaid me for what I did to them." They brought him to Jerusalem, where he died.
"For you took pledges from your brothers for no reason, and you stripped the clothing from the naked.
The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and will not be answered.
When its branches get brittle, they break; women come and use them for kindling. For these people lack understanding, therefore the one who made them has no compassion on them; the one who formed them has no mercy on them.
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
But if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive you your sins.
"Do not judge so that you will not be judged.
After he went out, that same slave found one of his fellow slaves who owed him one hundred silver coins. So he grabbed him by the throat and started to choke him, saying, 'Pay back what you owe me!'
"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels!
But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things and Lazarus likewise bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in anguish.
Loyal love and faithfulness meet; deliverance and peace greet each other with a kiss.
If people want to boast, they should boast about this: They should boast that they understand and know me. They should boast that they know and understand that I, the Lord, act out of faithfulness, fairness, and justice in the earth and that I desire people to do these things," says the Lord.
Say to them, 'As surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but prefer that the wicked change his behavior and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil deeds! Why should you die, O house of Israel?'
There is no other God like you! You forgive sin and pardon the rebellion of those who remain among your people. You do not remain angry forever, but delight in showing loyal love.
to the praise of the glory of his grace that he has freely bestowed on us in his dearly loved Son.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us,
1 John 4:8
The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love.