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49 Bible Verses about Mercy

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Romans 9:15

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

Psalm 100:5

For the Lord is good, and His love is eternal; His faithfulness endures through all generations.

Psalm 136:1

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love is eternal.

2 John 1:3

Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

Romans 9:18

So then, He shows mercy to whom He wills, and He hardens whom He wills.

Jude 1:2

May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

Psalm 103:11

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His faithful love toward those who fear Him.

Psalm 145:9

The Lord is good to everyone; His compassion [rests] on all He has made.

2 Samuel 24:14

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

Deuteronomy 4:31

He will not leave you, destroy you, or forget the covenant with your fathers that He swore to them by oath, because the Lord your God is a compassionate God.

1 Chronicles 16:34

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever.

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Mercy » Sought

Psalm 51:1

Be gracious to me, God, according to Your faithful love; according to Your abundant compassion, blot out my rebellion.

Daniel 9:16

Lord, in keeping with all Your righteous acts, may Your anger and wrath turn away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; for because of our sins and the injustices of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people have become an object of ridicule to all those around us.

Luke 18:13

"But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even raise his eyes to heaven but kept striking his chest and saying, 'God, turn Your wrath from me -a sinner!'

Mercy » Promises of divine

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, proclaim these words to the north, and say: Return, unfaithful Israel. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. I will not look on you with anger, for I am unfailing in My love. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. I will not be angry forever.

Exodus 34:7

maintaining faithful love to a thousand [generations], forgiving wrongdoing, rebellion, and sin. But He will not leave [the guilty] unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers' wrongdoing on the children and grandchildren to the third and fourth generation.

Isaiah 55:7

Let the wicked one abandon his way, and the sinful one his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, so He may have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will freely forgive.

Psalm 89:28

I will always preserve My faithful love for him, and My covenant with him will endure.

Mercy » Neglect of

Matthew 25:43

I was a stranger and you didn't take Me in; I was naked and you didn't clothe Me, sick and in prison and you didn't take care of Me.'

Psalm 109:16

For he did not think to show kindness, but pursued the wretched poor and the brokenhearted in order to put them to death.

Ezekiel 34:4

You have not strengthened the weak, healed the sick, bandaged the injured, brought back the strays, or sought the lost. Instead, you have ruled them with violence and cruelty.

Mercy » God's

Psalm 77:17

The clouds poured down water. The storm clouds thundered; Your arrows flashed back and forth.

Judges 5:4

Lord, when You came from Seir, when You marched from the fields of Edom, the earth trembled, the heavens poured [rain], the clouds poured water.

Job 26:8

He enfolds the waters in His clouds, yet the clouds do not burst beneath their weight.

Mercy » Man commanded to exercise

Proverbs 11:17

A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings disaster on himself.

More verses: Hosea 12:6 Proverbs 3:3

Mercy » The merciful

Proverbs 14:21

The one who despises his neighbor sins, but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy.

2 Samuel 22:21-26

The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; He repaid me according to the cleanness of my hands. For I have kept the ways of the Lord and have not turned from my God to wickedness. Indeed, I have kept all His ordinances in mind and have not disregarded His statutes. read more.
I was blameless before Him and kept myself from sinning. So the Lord repaid me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness in His sight. With the faithful You prove Yourself faithful; with the blameless man You prove Yourself blameless;

Psalm 18:24-25

So the Lord repaid me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight. With the faithful You prove Yourself faithful; with the blameless man You prove Yourself blameless;

Isaiah 57:1-2

The righteous one perishes, and no one takes it to heart; faithful men are swept away, with no one realizing that the righteous one is swept away from the presence of evil. He will enter into peace- they will rest on their beds- everyone who lives uprightly.

Mercy » Who shall have mercy

Hosea 10:12

Sow righteousness for yourselves and reap faithful love; break up your untilled ground. It is time to seek the Lord until He comes and sends righteousness on you like the rain.

Psalm 25:10

All the Lord's ways [show] faithful love and truth to those who keep His covenant and decrees.

More verses: Proverbs 14:22

Mercy » Divine mercy

Deuteronomy 4:31

He will not leave you, destroy you, or forget the covenant with your fathers that He swore to them by oath, because the Lord your God is a compassionate God.

2 Samuel 24:14

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

Mercy » Encouraged

2 Kings 6:21-23

When the king of Israel saw them, he said to Elisha, "My father, should I kill them? I will kill them." Elisha replied, "Don't kill them. Do you kill those you have captured with your sword or your bow? Set food and water in front of them so they can eat and drink and go to their master." So he prepared a great feast for them. When they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. The Aramean raiders did not come into Israel's land again.

Romans 12:20-21

But If your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him something to drink. For in so doing you will be heaping fiery coals on his head. Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.

Mercy » Being merciful

Mercy » Forgives sin

Micah 7:18

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.

Mercy » What mercy does

Proverbs 20:28

Loyalty and faithfulness deliver a king; through loyalty he maintains his throne.

Proverbs 16:6

Wickedness is atoned for by loyalty and faithfulness, and one turns from evil by the fear of the Lord.

Psalm 61:5-7

God, You have heard my vows; You have given a heritage to those who fear Your name. Add days to the king's life; may his years span many generations. May he sit enthroned before God forever; appoint faithful love and truth to guard him.

Mercy » Should be shown » To backsliders

Luke 15:18-20

I'll get up, go to my father, and say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I'm no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired hands.' So he got up and went to his father. But while the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him.

2 Corinthians 2:6-8

The punishment by the majority is sufficient for such a person, so now you should forgive and comfort him instead; otherwise, this one may be overwhelmed by excessive grief. Therefore I urge you to confirm your love to him.

Mercy » Who shows mercy

Mercy » Should be shown » To the poor

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, may my advice seem good to you my king. Separate yourself from your sins by doing what is right, and from your injustices by showing mercy to the needy. Perhaps there will be an extension of your prosperity."

Mercy » Blessedness of showing

Proverbs 14:21

The one who despises his neighbor sins, but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy.

Mercy » Boundless

Psalm 119:64

Lord, the earth is filled with Your faithful love; teach me Your statutes.

Psalm 108:4

For Your faithful love is higher than the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches the clouds.

Mercy » Eternal

Psalm 103:17

But from eternity to eternity the Lord's faithful love is toward those who fear Him, and His righteousness toward the grandchildren

Mercy » Mercy belonging to the lord

Psalm 62:12

and faithful love belongs to You, Lord. For You repay each according to his works.

Mercy » What is full of mercy

Psalm 25:10

All the Lord's ways [show] faithful love and truth to those who keep His covenant and decrees.

Mercy » Characteristic of saints

Mercy » Denunciations against those devoid of

Hosea 4:3

For this reason the land mourns, and everyone who lives in it languishes, along with the wild animals and the birds of the sky; even the fish of the sea disappear.

Hosea 4:1

Hear the word of the Lord, people of Israel, for the Lord has a case against the inhabitants of the land: There is no truth, no faithful love, and no knowledge of God in the land!

Mercy » Prolongs life

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!

Mercy » Instances of » David, to saul

1 Samuel 24:17

and said to David, "You are more righteous than I, for you have done what is good to me though I have done what is evil to you.

1 Samuel 24:10-13

You can see with your own eyes that the Lord handed you over to me today in the cave. [Someone] advised [me] to kill you, but I took pity on you and said: I won't lift my hand against my lord, since he is the Lord's anointed. See, my father! Look at the corner of your robe in my hand, for I cut it off, but I didn't kill you. Look and recognize that there is no evil or rebellion in me. I haven't sinned against you even though you are hunting me down to take my life. "May the Lord judge between you and me, and may the Lord take vengeance on you for me, but my hand will never be against you. read more.
As the old proverb says, 'Wickedness comes from wicked people.' My hand will never be against you.

Mercy » Should be shown » To animals

Mercy » Those that follow after mercy

Proverbs 21:21

The one who pursues righteousness and faithful love will find life, righteousness, and honor.

Mercy » Beneficial to those who exercise

Proverbs 11:17

A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings disaster on himself.

Mercy » Upholds the throne of kings

Proverbs 20:28

Loyalty and faithfulness deliver a king; through loyalty he maintains his throne.

Mercy » Should be shown » To our brethren

Mercy » Hypocrites, devoid of

Mercy » To be engraved on the heart

Mercy » Should be shown » With cheerfulness

Mercy » Instances of » The prison keeper, to joseph

Genesis 39:21-23

But the Lord was with Joseph and extended kindness to him. He granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden. The warden put all the prisoners who were in the prison under Joseph's authority, and he was responsible for everything that was done there. The warden did not bother with anything under Joseph's authority, because the Lord was with him, and the Lord made everything that he did successful.

Mercy » Should be shown » To those that are in distress

Luke 10:37

"The one who showed mercy to him," he said. Then Jesus told him, "Go and do the same."

Mercy » Instances of » The israelites to the man of beth-el

Judges 1:23-26

They sent spies to Bethel (the town was formerly named Luz). The spies saw a man coming out of the town and said to him, "Please show us how to get into town, and we will treat you well." When he showed them the way into the town, they put the town to the sword but released the man and his entire family. read more.
Then the man went to the land of the Hittites, built a town, and named it Luz. That is its name to this day.

Mercy » Keeping mercy

Mercy » After the example of God

Mercy » Makes salvation possible

Mercy » Encourages to penitence

Mercy » Instances of » Joshua to rahab

Joshua 6:25

But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, her father's household, and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent to spy on Jericho, and she lives in Israel to this day.

The favor of God » Is the source of » Mercy

Isaiah 60:10

Foreigners will build up your walls, and their kings will serve you. Although I struck you in My wrath, yet I will show mercy to you with My favor.

Waiting upon God » For » Mercy

Psalm 123:2

Like a servant's eyes on His master's hand, like a servant girl's eyes on her mistress's hand, so our eyes are on the Lord our God until He shows us favor.

Topics on Mercy

Abundant Mercy

60;1;3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

God Showed Mercy

23;60;10

Foreigners will build up your walls, and their kings will serve you. Although I struck you in My wrath, yet I will show mercy to you with My favor.

God Will Show Mercy

45;9;15

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

God Without Mercy

5;7;2

and when the Lord your God delivers them over to you and you defeat them, you must completely destroy them. Make no treaty with them and show them no mercy.

God's Mercy

49;2;4

But God, who is abundant in mercy, because of His great love that He had for us,

God's Mercy, Example Of

1;19;16

But he hesitated, so because of the Lord's compassion for him, the men grabbed his hand, his wife's hand, and the hands of his two daughters. And they brought him out and left him outside the city.

Mercy And Grace

63;1;3

Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

Mercy Killings

19;136;17-20

He struck down great kings His love is eternal.

Mercy Seat

2;25;17-22

Make a mercy seat of pure gold, 45 inches long and 27 inches wide.

Mercy, Examples Of

9;11;13

But Saul ordered, "No one will be executed this day, for today the Lord has provided deliverance in Israel."

Mercy, Human

20;18;23

The poor man pleads, but the rich one answers roughly.

Mercy, Of Jesus Christ

42;4;16-21

He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. As usual, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read.

Mercy, Response To God's

45;12;1

Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship.

People Showing Mercy

19;72;13

He will have pity on the poor and helpless and save the lives of the poor.

People Without Mercy

45;1;31

undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, and unmerciful.

Propitiatory [Mercy Seat]

2;25;17

Make a mercy seat of pure gold, 45 inches long and 27 inches wide.

Receiving God's Mercy

19;106;46

He caused them to be pitied before all their captors.

Show No Mercy

5;7;16

You must destroy all the peoples the Lord your God is delivering over to you and not look on them with pity. Do not worship their gods, for that will be a snare to you.

The Need For Mercy

40;5;7

Blessed are the merciful, because they will be shown mercy.

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