Mercy & Compassion

Proverbs 3:3-4  
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 10:12  
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

Cross Reference: 1 Peter 4:8, Proverbs 17:9, and James 5:20. True, unselfish love comes from relationship with God (1 John 4:8).

Proverbs 11:17  
The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

See Matthew 11:17 & Gal 6:7. Mercy begets Mercy.

Proverbs 12:10  
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

Proverbs 14:21  
He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

Cross Reference: Psalms 41:1, Prov 19:17, 28:8

Proverbs 14:22  
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

Proverbs 14:31  
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

Proverbs 15:17  
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

Proverbs 16:6  
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Proverbs 17:9  
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

Proverbs 17:17  
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 19:11  
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Cross Reference: Prov 17:9; 10:12

Proverbs 19:17  
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

Proverbs 19:22  
The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

Proverbs 20:28  
Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.

Proverbs 21:21  
He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

Proverbs 24:11-12  
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?  

Cross Reference: Romans 2:6

Proverbs 24:17-18  
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.  

Proverbs 24:29  
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 25:21-22  
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.  

Paul quotes from this passage in Romans 12:20-21.

Proverbs 28:8  
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

Cross Reference: Exodus 22:25, Leviticus 25:36 Prov 13:22. Ill-gotten gain doesn't last.

Proverbs 28:13  
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

Cross 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.

Proverbs 31:8-9  
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.  

Proverbs 31:20  
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

Total Verses: 29
Total Passages: 24