44 occurrences

'Merciful' in the Bible

But while he lingered, the men seized him and his wife and his two daughters by the hand, for the Lord was merciful to him; and they brought him forth and set him outside the city and left him there.

For that is his only covering, his clothing for his body. In what shall he sleep? When he cries to Me, I will hear, for I am gracious and merciful.

The Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you;

For the Lord your God is a merciful God; He will not fail you or destroy you or forget the covenant of your fathers, which He swore to them.

And forgive Your people, who have sinned against You, and all their transgressions against You, and grant them compassion before those who took them captive, that they may have pity and be merciful to them;

His servants said to him, We have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings. Let us put sackcloth on our loins and ropes about our necks, and go out to the king of Israel; perhaps he will spare your life.

For if you return to the Lord, your brethren and your children shall find compassion with their captors and return to this land. For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and He will not turn away His face from you if you return to Him.

They refused to obey, nor were they mindful of Your wonders and miracles which You did among them; but they stiffened their necks and in their rebellion appointed a captain, that they might return to their bondage [in Egypt]. But You are a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great steadfast love; and You did not forsake them.

Yet in Your great mercies You did not utterly consume them or forsake them, for You are a gracious and merciful God.

With the kind and merciful You will show Yourself kind and merciful, with an upright man You will show Yourself upright,

But as for me, I will walk in my integrity; redeem me and be merciful and gracious to me.

All day long they are merciful and deal graciously; they lend, and their offspring are blessed.

But You, O Lord, be merciful and gracious to me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.

Be merciful and gracious to me, O God, for man would trample me or devour me; all the day long the adversary oppresses me.

Be merciful and gracious to me, O God, be merciful and gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge and finds shelter and confidence in You; yes, in the shadow of Your wings will I take refuge and be confident until calamities and destructive storms are passed.

You, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, arise to visit all the nations; spare none and be not merciful to any who treacherously plot evil. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

God be merciful and gracious to us and bless us and cause His face to shine upon us and among us -- "Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! -- "

But He, full of [merciful] compassion, forgave their iniquity and destroyed them not; yes, many a time He turned His anger away and did not stir up all His wrath and indignation.

Be merciful and gracious to me, O Lord, for to You do I cry all the day.

He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious, merciful, and full of loving compassion.

I entreated Your favor with my whole heart; be merciful and gracious to me according to Your promise.

Let, I pray You, Your merciful kindness and steadfast love be for my comfort, according to Your promise to Your servant.

Look upon me, be merciful unto me, and show me favor, as is Your way to those who love Your name.

The Lord is [rigidly] righteous in all His ways and gracious and merciful in all His works.

The merciful, kind, and generous man benefits himself [for his deeds return to bless him], but he who is cruel and callous [to the wants of others] brings on himself retribution.

He who despises his neighbor sins [against God, his fellowman, and himself], but happy (blessed and fortunate) is he who is kind and merciful to the poor.

Go and proclaim these words toward the north [where the ten tribes have been taken as captives] and say, Return, faithless Israel, says the Lord, and I will not cause My countenance to fall and look in anger upon you, for I am merciful, says the Lord; I will not keep My anger forever.

Rend your hearts and not your garments and return to the Lord, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in loving-kindness; and He revokes His sentence of evil [when His conditions are met].

And he prayed to the Lord and said, I pray You, O Lord, is not this just what I said when I was still in my country? That is why I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness, and [when sinners turn to You and meet Your conditions] You revoke the [sentence of] evil against them.

But the tax collector, [merely] standing at a distance, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but kept striking his breast, saying, O God, be favorable (be gracious, be merciful) to me, the especially wicked sinner that I am!

It is a reason for pride and exultation to which our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world [generally] and especially toward you, with devout and pure motives and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God (the unmerited favor and merciful kindness by which God, exerting His holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, and keeps, strengthens, and increases them in Christian virtues).

Laboring together [as God's fellow workers] with Him then, we beg of you not to receive the grace of God in vain [that merciful kindness by which God exerts His holy influence on souls and turns them to Christ, keeping and strengthening them -- "do not receive it to no purpose].

Making known to us the mystery (secret) of His will (of His plan, of His purpose). [And it is this:] In accordance with His good pleasure (His merciful intention) which He had previously purposed and set forth in Him,

So it is evident that it was essential that He be made like His brethren in every respect, in order that He might become a merciful (sympathetic) and faithful High Priest in the things related to God, to make atonement and propitiation for the people's sins.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
חמלה 
Chemlah 
Usage: 2

חנן 
Chanan 
Usage: 77

חסד 
Chacad 
Usage: 3

חסד 
Checed 
Usage: 247

חסיד 
Chaciyd 
Usage: 32

רחוּם 
Rachuwm 
Usage: 13

רחם 
Racham 
Usage: 47

ἐλεήμων 
Eleemon 
Usage: 1

ἱλάσκομαι 
Hilaskomai 
Usage: 1

ἵλεως 
Hileos 
be it far , merciful
Usage: 2

οἰκτίρμων 
Oiktirmon 
Usage: 1