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Theasaurus: Sympathy

60 Bible Verses about Sympathy

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Psalm 10:14

But you do see! You take note of trouble and grief in order to take the matter into your own hand. The helpless one commits himself to you; you have been the orphan's helper.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah! He is our merciful Father and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our suffering, so that we may be able to comfort others in all their suffering, as we ourselves are being comforted by God.

Exodus 22:26-27

If you take your neighbor's coat as collateral, you are to return it to him by sunset, for it's his only covering; it's his outer garment, for what else can he sleep in? And when he cries out to me, I'll hear him, for I am gracious.

Judges 2:18

As a result, whenever the LORD raised up leaders for them, the LORD remained present with their leader, delivering Israel from the control of their enemies during the lifetime of that leader. The LORD was moved with compassion by their groaning that had been caused by those who were oppressing and persecuting them.

Isaiah 40:1-2

"Comfort! Yes, comfort my people," says your God. "Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her heavy service has been completed, that her penalty has been paid, that she has received from the LORD's hand double for all her sins."

Jeremiah 16:5-6

For this is what the LORD says: "Don't go to a house where there is mourning, don't go to lament, nor to express sorrow to them. For I've taken my peace away from this people," declares the LORD, "as well as gracious love and compassion. Both the most and the least important people will die in this land, and they won't be buried. People won't mourn for them. They won't cut themselves, nor will they shave their heads for them.

Isaiah 27:11

When its branches are dry, they are broken off, and women come and kindle fires with them, since this is a people who show no consideration. That is why the One who made them shows them no compassion; the One who created them shows them no mercy.

Isaiah 63:15

Look down from heaven, and see from your holy and glorious dwelling. Where are your zeal and your might? Where are the yearning of your heart and your compassion? They are held back from me.

Mark 1:41

Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand, touched him, and told him, "I do want to. Be made clean!"

Hebrews 2:14-18

Therefore, since the children have flesh and blood, he himself also shared the same things, so that by his death he might destroy the one who has the power of death (that is, the Devil) and might free those who were slaves all their lives because they were terrified by death. For it is clear that he did not come to help angels. No, he came to help Abraham's descendants, read more.
thereby becoming like his brothers in every way, so that he could be a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God and could atone for the people's sins. Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

1 Samuel 20:34

So on the second day of the New Moon Jonathan angrily got up from the table without eating because he was upset about David, and because his father had humiliated him.

Job 2:11

When Job's three friends heard all these tragedies that happened to him, they each traveled from their home towns to visit him. Eliphaz came from Teman, Bildad came from Shuah, and Zophar came from Naamath. They met together and went to console and comfort him.

Judges 11:37

Then she continued talking with her father, "Do this for me: leave me alone by myself for two months. I'll go up to the mountains and cry there because I'll never marry. My friends and I will go."

1 Samuel 20:41

The servant went. Then David came out from the south side of the rock, fell on his face, and bowed down three times. The men kissed each other, and both of them cried, but David even more.

2 Samuel 10:2-3

so David told himself, "I will be loyal to Nahash's son Hanun, since in his loyalty his father showed gracious love to me." So David sent a delegation to Hanun to console him about his loss of his father. But when David's delegation arrived in Ammonite territory, the Ammonite officials asked their lord Hanun, "Do you think that because David has sent a delegation of consolers to you that he is honoring your father? His delegation has arrived intending to search, scout the land, and then overthrow it, hasn't it?"

1 Chronicles 19:2-3

so David told himself, "I will be loyal to Nahash's son Hanun, since his father showed loyal, gracious love to me." So David sent a delegation to console him about his loss of his father. But when David's delegation arrived to visit Hanun in Ammonite territory to console him, the Ammonite officials asked Hanun, "Do you think that because David has sent a delegation of consolers to you that he is honoring your father? His delegation has arrived to search, overthrow, and scout the land, hasn't it?"

Job 16:4-5

"I could also talk like you if only you were in my place! Then I would put together an argument against you. I would shake my head at you and encourage you with what I have to say; my words of comfort would lessen your pain.

Job 29:16

I was a father to the needy; I diligently inquired into the case of those I didn't know.

Daniel 1:9

God granted to Daniel grace and compassion on the part of the chief officer.

John 11:18-19

Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about fifteen stadia away, and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them about their brother.

Leviticus 19:33-34

"If a resident alien lives with you in your land, you are not to mistreat him. You are to treat the resident alien the same way you treat the native born among you love him like yourself, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

Isaiah 58:6-7

Isn't this the fast that I have been choosing: to loose the bonds of injustice, and to untie the cords of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Isn't it to share your bread with the hungry, and to bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him with clothing, and not to raise yourself up from your own flesh and blood?"

2 Corinthians 1:4-7

who comforts us in all our suffering, so that we may be able to comfort others in all their suffering, as we ourselves are being comforted by God. For as the Messiah's sufferings overflow into us, so also our comfort overflows through the Messiah. If we suffer, it is for your comfort and salvation. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we are suffering. read more.
Our hope for you is unshaken, because we know that as you share our sufferings, you also share our comfort.

2 Corinthians 11:29

Who is weak without me being weak, too? Who is caused to stumble without me becoming indignant?

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

You know very well that we treated each of you the way a father treats his children. We comforted and encouraged you, urging you to live in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

1 Timothy 5:9-10

A widow may be put on the widows' list if she is at least sixty years old and has been the wife of one husband. She must be well known for her good actions as a woman who has raised children, welcomed strangers, washed the saints' feet, helped the suffering, and devoted herself to doing good in every way.

Deuteronomy 15:7

"If there should be a poor man among your relatives in one of the cities of the land that the LORD your God is about to give you, don't be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your poor relative.

Job 6:14-18

The friend shows gracious love for his friend, even if he has forsaken the fear of the Almighty. But my brothers have acted treacherously like a cascading river, like torrential rivers that overflow. Filled with waters made cold by ice, they are where the snow goes to hide.read more.
But then the snow melts, and they disappear; when warmed, they evaporate from their stream beds. Travelers divert in their route; they go into a wasteland and die.

Psalm 31:11-12

I have become an object of reproach to all my enemies, especially to my neighbors. I have become an object of fear to my friends, and whoever sees me outside runs away from me. Like a dead man, I am forgotten in their thoughts like broken pottery.

Psalm 38:11

As for my friends and my neighbors, they stand aloof from my distress; even my close relatives stand at a distance.

Jeremiah 20:10

Indeed, I hear many people whispering, "Terror on every side. Denounce him, let's denounce him!" All my close friends watch my steps and say, "Perhaps he will be deceived, and we can prevail against him and take vengeance on him."

Lamentations 1:16

Because of all this, I weep; my eyes stream with tears because far from me is the comforter of my soul. My children are sorrowful, because the enemy has won.

Matthew 18:33

Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?'

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Barnabas » Characteristics of » Sympathy

Acts 4:36-37

One man, Joseph, a descendant of Levi and a native of Cyprus, who was named Barnabas by the apostles (the name means "a son of encouragement"), sold a field that belonged to him, brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Sympathy » The marks of true » Examples of

Job 2:11

When Job's three friends heard all these tragedies that happened to him, they each traveled from their home towns to visit him. Eliphaz came from Teman, Bildad came from Shuah, and Zophar came from Naamath. They met together and went to console and comfort him.

2 Samuel 15:23

With all of the people in the territory crying loudly, everybody passed over the Kidron brook, along with the king. Then everyone headed out toward the road that leads to the wilderness.

John 11:19

and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them about their brother.

More verses: Luke 23:27 Psalm 35:14

Sympathy » The marks of true » Burden-bearing

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Sympathy » The marks of true » Visitation of the needy

Sympathy » The marks of true » Fellow-feeling for the unfortunate

Sympathy » The marks of true » Benevolence

Topics on Sympathy

Divine Sympathy

19;78;39

For he remembered that they were only flesh, a passing wind that doesn't return.

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