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.
He said, “I will cause all My goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim the name Yahweh before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”
So then, He shows mercy to those He wants to, and He hardens those He wants to harden.
For God has imprisoned all in disobedience, so that He may have mercy on all.
Isn’t Ephraim a precious son to Me,
a delightful child?
Whenever I speak against him,
I certainly still think about him.
Therefore, My inner being yearns for him;
I will truly have compassion on him.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
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.
Though the mountains move
and the hills shake,
My love will not be removed from you
and My covenant of peace will not be shaken,”
says your compassionate Lord.
“I deserted you for a brief moment,
but I will take you back with great compassion.
In a surge of anger
I hid My face from you for a moment,
but I will have compassion on you
with everlasting love,”
says the Lord your Redeemer.
And what if He did this to make known the riches of His glory on objects of mercy that He prepared beforehand for glory—
His mercy is from generation to generation
on those who fear Him.
I will take you to be My wife forever.
I will take you to be My wife in righteousness,
justice, love, and compassion.
I will sow her in the land for Myself,
and I will have compassion
on No Compassion;
I will say to Not My People:
You are My people,
and he will say, “You are My God.”
But I will have compassion on the house of Judah,
and I will deliver them by the Lord their God.
I will not deliver them by bow, sword, or war,
or by horses and cavalry.
Then the Lord became jealous for His land and spared His people.
He will again have compassion on us;
He will vanquish our iniquities.
You will cast all our sins
into the depths of the sea.
Therefore, this is what the Lord says: In mercy, I have returned to Jerusalem; My house will be rebuilt within it”—this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts—“and a measuring line will be stretched out over Jerusalem.
I will strengthen the house of Judah
and deliver the house of Joseph.
I will restore them
because I have compassion on them,
and they will be
as though I had never rejected them.
For I am Yahweh their God,
and I will answer them.
For I will be merciful to their wrongdoing,
and I will never again remember their sins.
The Lord will indeed vindicate His people
and have compassion on His servants
when He sees that their strength is gone
and no one is left—slave or free.
For the Lord will have compassion on Jacob and will choose Israel again. He will settle them on their own land. The foreigner will join them and be united with the house of Jacob.
“So this is what the Lord God says: Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have compassion on the whole house of Israel, and I will be jealous for My holy name.
You will rise up and have compassion on Zion,
for it is time to show favor to her—
the appointed time has come.
I will grant you compassion, and he will have compassion on you and allow you to return to your own soil.
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?”
2 Timothy 1:18
May the Lord grant that he obtain mercy from Him on that day. And you know very well how much he ministered at Ephesus.
keep yourselves in the love of God, expecting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life.