Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
2 Samuel 17:1
Then said Ahithophel unto Absolom: I pray thee, let me choose for myself, twelve thousand men, and arise, and pursue David to-night;
Happy, the merciful; for, they, shall receive mercy:
Was it not binding, upon thee also, to have mercy upon thy fellow-servant, as, I also, on thee, had mercy?
For, the judgment, will be without mercy, unto him that hath shewed no mercy: Mercy, boasteth, over judgment.
In the pride of the lawless one, he hotly pursueth the poor, let them be caught in the plots which they have devised!
And they said each man unto his brother - Verily guilty, we are, respecting our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul when he appealed unto us for favour and we hearkened not, - therefore, hath come in unto us this distress.
How long will ye grieve my soul? or crush me with words?
And, having crucified him, they parted among themselves his garments, casting a cloth;
Near is Yahweh, to the broken in heart, And, the crushed in spirit, will he save.
Reproach hath broken my heart, and I am weak, - Though I waited for one to pity me, yet there was none, And for comforters, yet I found not any.
2 Samuel 16:11
Then said David unto Abishai, and unto all his servants, Lo! my own son who sprang from my body, is seeking my life, - then how much more, now, a Benjamite? Let him alone, and let him curse, for, Yahweh, hath permitted him.
and he saith unto them - Encompassed with grief is my soul, unto death: Abide ye here, and be watching.