'Pity' in the Bible
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.
you must not yield to him or listen to him. Show him no pity, and do not spare him or shield him.
You must not look on him with pity but purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, and you will prosper.
You must not show pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, and foot for foot.
you are to cut off her hand. You must not show pity.
Whenever the Lord raised up a judge for the Israelites, the Lord was with him and saved the people from the power of their enemies while the judge was still alive. The Lord was moved to pity whenever they groaned because of those who were oppressing and afflicting them.
“May you be blessed by the Lord,” replied Saul, “for you have taken pity on me.
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.
Because he has done this thing and shown no pity, he must pay four lambs for that lamb.”
So He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who killed their choice young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary. He had no pity on young men or young women, elderly or aged; He handed them all over to him.
He will have pity on the poor and helplessand save the lives of the poor.
For if either falls, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to lift him up.
Their bows will cut young men to pieces.They will have no compassion on little ones;they will not look with pity on children.
I will smash them against each other, fathers and sons alike”—this is the Lord’s declaration. “I will allow no mercy, pity, or compassion to keep Me from destroying them.”
Who will have pity on you, Jerusalem?Who will show sympathy toward you?Who will turn asideto ask about your welfare?
Afterward’”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“‘King Zedekiah of Judah, his officers, and the people—those in this city who survive the plague, the sword, and the famine—I will hand over to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, to their enemies, yes, to those who want to take their lives. He will put them to the sword; he won’t spare them or show pity or compassion.’
“Therefore, as I live”—this is the declaration of the Lord God—“I am going to cut you off and show you no pity, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable practices and abominations. Yes, I will not spare you.
I will not look on you with pity or spare you,but I will punish you for your waysand for your detestable practices within you.Then you will know that I am Yahweh.”
I will not look on you with pity or spare you.I will punish you for your waysand for your detestable practices within you.Then you will knowthat it is I, Yahweh, who strikes.
Therefore I will respond with wrath. I will not show pity or spare them. Though they cry out in My ears with a loud voice, I will not listen to them.”
He spoke as I listened to the others, “Pass through the city after him and start killing; do not show pity or spare them!
But as for Me, I will not show pity or spare them. I will bring their actions down on their own heads.”
Let the priests, the Lord’s ministers,weep between the portico and the altar.Let them say:“Have pity on Your people, Lord,and do not make Your inheritance a disgrace,an object of scorn among the nations.Why should it be said among the peoples,‘Where is their God?’”
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