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34 Bible Verses about empathy

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1 Samuel 23:21

"May you be blessed by the Lord," replied Saul, "for you have taken pity on me

Jeremiah 16:5

"For this is what the Lord says: Don't enter a house where a mourning feast is taking place. Don't go to lament or sympathize with them, for I have removed My peace from these people"-[this is] the Lord's declaration-"[as well as My] faithful love and compassion.

Mark 8:2

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

Jonah 4:11

Should I not care about the great city of Nineveh, which has more than 120,000 people who cannot distinguish between their right and their left, as well as many animals?"

Hebrews 5:2

He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is also subject to weakness.

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."

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.

Deuteronomy 28:54

The most sensitive and refined man among you will look grudgingly at his brother, the wife he embraces, and the rest of his children,

Psalm 142:4

Look to the right and see: no one stands up for me; there is no refuge for me; no one cares about me.

Deuteronomy 13:17

Nothing set apart for destruction is to remain in your hand, so that the Lord will turn from His burning anger and grant you mercy, show you compassion, and multiply you as He swore to your fathers.

Isaiah 59:21

"As for Me, this is My covenant with them," says the Lord: "My Spirit who is on you, and My words that I have put in your mouth, will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouth of your children, or from the mouth of your children's children, from now on and forever," says the Lord.

Exodus 2:11

Years later, after Moses had grown up, he went out to his own people and observed their forced labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people.

1 Chronicles 21:13

David answered Gad, "I have great anxiety. Please, let me fall into the Lord's hands because His mercies are very great, but don't let me fall into human hands."

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