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Theasaurus: Compassion

25 Bible Verses about Compassion

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Psalm 78:38

Yet He was compassionate;
He atoned for their guilt
and did not destroy them.
He often turned His anger aside
and did not unleash all His wrath.

Mark 6:34

So as He stepped ashore, He saw a huge crowd and had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. Then He began to teach them many things.

Lamentations 3:32

Even if He causes suffering,
He will show compassion
according to His abundant, faithful love.

Mark 1:41

Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out His hand and touched him. “I am willing,” He told him. “Be made clean.”

Romans 9:15

For He tells Moses:I will show mercy
to whom I will show mercy,
and I will have compassion
on whom I will have compassion.

Mark 8:2

“I have compassion on the crowd, because they’ve already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat.

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Compassion » Of Christ » Of God

Exodus 3:7

Then the Lord said, “I have observed the misery of My people in Egypt, and have heard them crying out because of their oppressors, and I know about their sufferings.

Psalm 78:38

Yet He was compassionate;
He atoned for their guilt
and did not destroy them.
He often turned His anger aside
and did not unleash all His wrath.

Lamentations 3:32

Even if He causes suffering,
He will show compassion
according to His abundant, faithful love.

Hosea 11:4

I led them with human cords,
with ropes of love.
To them I was like one
who eases the yoke from their jaws;
I bent down to give them food.

Deuteronomy 30:3

then He will restore your fortunes, have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you.

Compassion » The lord being compassionate

Micah 7:18-20

Who is a God like You, removing iniquity and passing over rebellion for the remnant of His inheritance? He does not hold on to His anger forever, because He delights in faithful love. He will again have compassion on us; He will vanquish our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. You will show loyalty to Jacob and faithful love to Abraham, as You swore to our fathers from days long ago.

Deuteronomy 30:3

then He will restore your fortunes, have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you.

Psalm 78:32-38

Despite all this, they kept sinning and did not believe His wonderful works. He made their days end in futility, their years in sudden disaster. When He killed [some of] them, [the rest] began to seek Him; they repented and searched for God. read more.
They remembered that God was their rock, the Most High God, their Redeemer. But they deceived Him with their mouths, they lied to Him with their tongues, their hearts were insincere toward Him, and they were unfaithful to His covenant. Yet He was compassionate; He atoned for [their] guilt and did not destroy [them]. He often turned His anger aside and did not unleash all His wrath.

Compassion » Of Christ » For the multitude

Matthew 15:32

Now Jesus summoned His disciples and said,“I have compassion on the crowd, because they’ve already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat. I don’t want to send them away hungry; otherwise they might collapse on the way.”

Compassion » Being compassionate

Jude 1:20-23

But you, dear friends, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, expecting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life. Have mercy on some who doubt; read more.
save others by snatching [them] from the fire; on others have mercy in fear, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.

Compassion » Examples of human » The barbarians

Compassion » Of Christ » For the bereaved

Compassion » The compassions of the lord

Lamentations 3:22-23

[Because of] the Lord's faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness!

Compassion » Examples of human » Certain leaders in israel

2 Chronicles 28:15

Then the men who were designated by name took charge of the captives and provided clothes for their naked ones from the plunder. They clothed them, gave them sandals, food and drink, dressed their wounds, and provided donkeys for all the feeble. The Israelites brought them to Jericho, the City of Palms, among their brothers. Then they returned to Samaria.

Compassion » Examples of human » The good samaritan

Luke 10:33-34

But a Samaritan on his journey came up to him, and when he saw [the man], he had compassion. He went over to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Compassion » Of Christ » For the unfortunate

Compassion » Of Christ » For jerusalem

Compassion » Those that are not compassionate

Compassion » Examples of human » Pharaoh's daughter

Exodus 2:6

When she opened it, she saw the child—a little boy, crying. She felt sorry for him and said, “This is one of the Hebrew boys.”

Compassion » Examples of human » The philippian jailor

Acts 16:33

He took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds. Right away he and all his family were baptized.

Compassion » Examples of human » Job

Job 29:13

The dying man blessed me,
and I made the widow’s heart rejoice.

Compassion » Of Christ » For the leper

Mark 1:41

Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out His hand and touched him. “I am willing,” He told him. “Be made clean.”

Social duties » Compassion » Duty to widow and fatherless

Jeremiah 22:3

This is what the Lord says: Administer justice and righteousness. Rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor. Don’t exploit or brutalize the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow. Don’t shed innocent blood in this place.

Deuteronomy 14:29

Then the Levite, who has no portion or inheritance among you, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow within your gates may come, eat, and be satisfied. And the Lord your God will bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.

Social duties » Compassion » Conjugal love

Esther 2:17

The king loved Esther more than all the other women. She won more favor and approval from him than did any of the other young women. He placed the royal crown on her head and made her queen in place of Vashti.

Genesis 24:67

And Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah and took Rebekah to be his wife. Isaac loved her, and he was comforted after his mother’s death.

Genesis 29:30

Jacob slept with Rachel also, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.

Social duties » Compassion » Duty to enemies

Exodus 23:4

“If you come across your enemy’s stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him.

Job 31:29

Have I rejoiced over my enemy’s distress,
or become excited when trouble came his way?

More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

Social duties » Compassion » Courtesy, general references to

Acts 27:3

The next day we put in at Sidon, and Julius treated Paul kindly and allowed him to go to his friends to receive their care.

Acts 28:7

Now in the area around that place was an estate belonging to the leading man of the island, named Publius, who welcomed us and entertained us hospitably for three days.

Social duties » Compassion » Mary magdalene and other women

Matthew 27:55-56

Many women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and ministered to Him were there, looking on from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

Matthew 28:1

After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to view the tomb.

Social duties » Compassion » Jonathan

1 Samuel 20:17

Jonathan once again swore to David in his love for him, because he loved him as he loved himself.

2 Samuel 15:21

But in response, Ittai vowed to the king, “As the Lord lives and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king is, whether it means life or death, your servant will be there!”

Social duties » Compassion » The barbarians

Social duties » Compassion » Constancy, examples of

Ruth 4:16

Naomi took the child, placed him on her lap, and took care of him.

Social duties » Compassion » Certain leaders in israel

2 Chronicles 28:15

Then the men who were designated by name took charge of the captives and provided clothes for their naked ones from the plunder. They clothed them, gave them sandals, food and drink, dressed their wounds, and provided donkeys for all the feeble. The Israelites brought them to Jericho, the City of Palms, among their brothers. Then they returned to Samaria.

Social duties » Compassion » Onesiphorus

2 Timothy 1:16

May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.

Social duties » Compassion » The good samaritan

Luke 10:33-34

But a Samaritan on his journey came up to him, and when he saw [the man], he had compassion. He went over to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Social duties » Compassion » Priscilla and aquila

Social duties » Compassion » Elisha

2 Kings 2:2

and Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the Lord is sending me on to Bethel.”But Elisha replied, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.

Social duties » Compassion » Pharaoh's daughter

Exodus 2:6

When she opened it, she saw the child—a little boy, crying. She felt sorry for him and said, “This is one of the Hebrew boys.”

Social duties » Compassion » The philippian jailor

Acts 16:33

He took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds. Right away he and all his family were baptized.

Social duties » Compassion » Thomas

John 11:16

Then Thomas (called “Twin”) said to his fellow disciples, “Let’s go so that we may die with Him.”

Social duties » Compassion » Christ

Social duties » Compassion » Job

Job 29:13

The dying man blessed me,
and I made the widow’s heart rejoice.

Topics on Compassion

Compassion, Examples Of

1 Chronicles 7:22

22 Their father Ephraim mourned a long time, and his relatives came to comfort him.

Compassion, Of Christ

Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

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