Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
for if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly father will also forgive you.
should not you then have had the like compassion for thy fellow servant as I had for thee?
only when you are dispos'd to prayer, if you have any cause of complaint against any one, forgive him, that your heavenly father may forgive you your offences.
but as for you, love your enemies, do good, and lend without expecting any advantage from it: so shall your reward be great, in acting like the children of the most high: for he is kind to the most ungrateful wretches.
be mutually kind, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Be ye therefore imitators of God, as his dear children; live together in love,
be you therefore adorn'd with a compassionate temper, with benevolence, humility, meekness, patience as becometh saints and chosen favourites of God:
but wisdom deriv'd from heaven is first dispassionate, then pacific, equitable, and obsequious: full of beneficence, and all social virtue, free from partiality, and hypocrisy.
as you in times past did not obey God, yet have now obtained mercy upon the occasion of their disobedience:
1 Corinthians 7:25
As to the case of celibacy, I have no positive instructions: yet my advice deserves to be regarded, as coming from one the divine favour has distinguished.
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, having by the divine favour such a ministry, I exert myself:
1 Timothy 1:13
who was before a blasphemer, and a violent persecutor; but I obtained mercy, because I acted thro' ignorance in incrudelity.
2 Timothy 1:16
the Lord be favourable to the family of Onesiphorus; for he often reliev'd me, and was not asham'd of my chains:
us therefore approach with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain the seasonable assistance of divine mercy and favour.
for God is too just to his promise not to regard your piety, and the love which you have shewn to the christian religion by the assistance ye have given to the saints, and still continue to give.
for he that has not shewed mercy, shall be condemn'd without mercy: while the merciful shall triumph at his trial.
1 Peter 2:10
of darkness into his marvellous light: you, who formerly were not a people, but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy,