Mercy & Compassion
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Proverbs 10:12Cross Reference: 1 Peter 4:8, Proverbs 17:9, and James 5:20. True, unselfish love comes from relationship with God (1 John 4:8).
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Proverbs 11:17See Matthew 11:17 & Gal 6:7. Mercy begets Mercy.
The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
Proverbs 14:21Cross Reference: Psalms 41:1, Prov 19:17, 28:8
He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 19:11Cross Reference: Prov 17:9; 10:12
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.
Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.
He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Proverbs 24:11-12Cross Reference: Romans 2:6
If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.
Proverbs 25:21-22Paul quotes from this passage in Romans 12:20-21.
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.
Proverbs 28:8Cross Reference: Exodus 22:25, Leviticus 25:36 Prov 13:22. Ill-gotten gain doesn't last.
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
Proverbs 28:13Cross Reference: 1 John 1:9, Leviticus 5:5, Psalms 32:3,5 and James 5:16. Combine 28:13 with Proverbs 20:9 and it becomes clear that no one is exempt from the application of this proverb.
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
Total Verses: 29
Total Passages: 24