Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
Jacob said to him, "My lord knows that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young, and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die.
Yahweh opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?"
You shall not muzzle the ox when he treads out [the grain].
The woman said to him, "Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. From where then have you that living water?
Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?
Adoni-Bezek said, "Seventy kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered [their food] under my table: as I have done, so God has requited me." They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.
1 Samuel 11:2
Nahash the Ammonite said to them, "On this condition I will make it with you, that all your right eyes be put out; and I will lay it for a reproach on all Israel."
Therefore the Jews, because it was the Preparation Day, so that the bodies wouldn't remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a special one), asked of Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
For judgment is without mercy to him who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
1 John 3:17
But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and closes his heart of compassion against him, how does the love of God remain in him?
The soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, so that none of them would swim out and escape.