Gen 19:16

(NIV)
When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the  Lord was merciful to them.
(ESV)
But he lingered. So the men seized him and his wife and his two daughters by the hand, the  Lord being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city.

Gen 43:14

(NIV)
And may God Almighty grant you mercy before the man so that he will let your other brother and Benjamin come back with you. As for me, if I am bereaved, I am bereaved.’

(ESV)
May God Almighty grant you mercy before the man, and may he send back your other brother and Benjamin. And as for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.”

Gen 43:30

(NIV)
Deeply moved at the sight of his brother, Joseph hurried out and looked for a place to weep. He went into his private room and wept there.

(ESV)
Then Joseph hurried out, for his compassion grew warm for his brother, and he sought a place to weep. And he entered his chamber and wept there.

Gen 49:25

(NIV)
because of your father’s God, who helps you,
because of the Almighty, who blesses you
with blessings of the skies above,
blessings of the deep springs below,
blessings of the breast and womb.
(ESV)
by the God of your father who will help you,
by the Almighty who will bless you
with blessings of heaven above,
blessings of the deep that crouches beneath,
blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

Exod 33:19

(NIV)
And the  Lord said, ‘I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the  Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
(ESV)
And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The  Lord.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.

Deut 13:17

(NIV)
and none of the condemned things are to be found in your hands. Then the  Lord will turn from his fierce anger, will show you mercy, and will have compassion on you. He will increase your numbers, as he promised on oath to your ancestors –
(ESV)
None of the devoted things shall stick to your hand that the  Lord may turn from the fierceness of his anger and show you mercy and have compassion on you and multiply you, as he swore to your fathers,

Deut 30:3

(NIV)
then the  Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you.
(ESV)
then the  Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the  Lord your God has scattered you.

Judg 5:30

(NIV)
“Are they not finding and dividing the spoils:
a woman or two for each man,
colourful garments as plunder for Sisera,
colourful garments embroidered,
highly embroidered garments for my neck –
all this as plunder?”
(ESV)
‘Have they not found and divided the spoil?—
A womb or two for every man;
spoil of dyed materials for Sisera,
spoil of dyed materials embroidered,
two pieces of dyed work embroidered for the neck as spoil?’

2Sam 24:14

(NIV)
David said to Gad, ‘I am in deep distress. Let us fall into the hands of the  Lord, for his mercy is great; but do not let me fall into human hands.’

(ESV)
Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let us fall into the hand of the  Lord, for his mercy is great; but let me not fall into the hand of man.”

1Kgs 3:26

(NIV)
The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, ‘Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!’

But the other said, ‘Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!’

(ESV)
Then the woman whose son was alive said to the king, because her heart yearned for her son, “Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and by no means put him to death.” But the other said, “He shall be neither mine nor yours; divide him.”

1Kgs 8:50

(NIV)
And forgive your people, who have sinned against you; forgive all the offences they have committed against you, and cause their captors to show them mercy;
(ESV)
and forgive your people who have sinned against you, and all their transgressions that they have committed against you, and grant them compassion in the sight of those who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them

2Kgs 13:23

(NIV)
But the  Lord was gracious to them and had compassion and showed concern for them because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. To this day he has been unwilling to destroy them or banish them from his presence.

(ESV)
But the  Lord was gracious to them and had compassion on them, and he turned toward them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, nor has he cast them from his presence until now.

1Chr 21:13

(NIV)
David said to Gad, ‘I am in deep distress. Let me fall into the hands of the  Lord, for his mercy is very great; but do not let me fall into human hands.’

(ESV)
Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let me fall into the hand of the  Lord, for his mercy is very great, but do not let me fall into the hand of man.”

2Chr 30:9

(NIV)
If you return to the  Lord, then your fellow Israelites and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will return to this land, for the  Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him.’

(ESV)
For if you return to the  Lord, your brothers and your children will find compassion with their captors and return to this land. For the  Lord your God is gracious and merciful and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him.”

Neh 1:11

(NIV)
 Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favour in the presence of this man.’

I was cupbearer to the king.

(ESV)
O Lord let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.”

Now I was cupbearer to the king.

Neh 9:19

(NIV)
‘Because of your great compassion you did not abandon them in the wilderness. By day the pillar of cloud did not fail to guide them on their path, nor the pillar of fire by night to shine on the way they were to take.
(ESV)
you in your great mercies did not forsake them in the wilderness. The pillar of cloud to lead them in the way did not depart from them by day, nor the pillar of fire by night to light for them the way by which they should go.

Neh 9:27

(NIV)
So you delivered them into the hands of their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed they cried out to you. From heaven you heard them, and in your great compassion you gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the hand of their enemies.

(ESV)
Therefore you gave them into the hand of their enemies, who made them suffer. And in the time of their suffering they cried out to you and you heard them from heaven, and according to your great mercies you gave them saviors who saved them from the hand of their enemies.

Neh 9:28

(NIV)
‘But as soon as they were at rest, they again did what was evil in your sight. Then you abandoned them to the hand of their enemies so that they ruled over them. And when they cried out to you again, you heard from heaven, and in your compassion you delivered them time after time.

(ESV)
But after they had rest they did evil again before you, and you abandoned them to the hand of their enemies, so that they had dominion over them. Yet when they turned and cried to you, you heard from heaven and many times you delivered them according to your mercies.

Neh 9:31

(NIV)
But in your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God.

(ESV)
Nevertheless, in your great mercies you did not make an end of them or forsake them, for you are a gracious and merciful God.

(NIV)

For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, the servant of the  Lord, who addressed the words of this song to the  Lord on the day when the  Lord rescued him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said:

Ps 18:1

(NIV)
I love you,  Lord, my strength.
(ESV)
I love you, O  Lord, my strength.

Ps 25:6

(NIV)
Remember,  Lord, your great mercy and love,
for they are from of old.
(ESV)
Remember your mercy, O  Lord, and your steadfast love,
for they have been from of old.

Ps 40:11

(NIV)
Do not withhold your mercy from me,  Lord;
may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
(ESV)
As for you, O  Lord, you will not restrain
your mercy from me;
your steadfast love and your faithfulness will
ever preserve me!

(NIV)

For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

Ps 51:1

(NIV)
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
(ESV)
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.

Ps 69:16

(NIV)
Answer me,  Lord, out of the goodness of your love;
in your great mercy turn to me.
(ESV)
Answer me, O  Lord, for your steadfast love is good;
according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.

Ps 77:9

(NIV)
Has God forgotten to be merciful?
Has he in anger withheld his compassion?’
(ESV)
Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has he in anger shut up his compassion?”  Selah

Ps 79:8

(NIV)
Do not hold against us the sins of past generations;
may your mercy come quickly to meet us,
for we are in desperate need.
(ESV)
Do not remember against us our former iniquities;
let your compassion come speedily to meet us,
for we are brought very low.

Ps 102:13

(NIV)
You will arise and have compassion on Zion,
for it is time to show favour to her;
the appointed time has come.
(ESV)
You will arise and have pity on Zion;
it is the time to favor her;
the appointed time has come.

Ps 103:4

(NIV)
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
(ESV)
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

Ps 103:13

(NIV)
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the  Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
(ESV)
As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the  Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

Ps 106:46

(NIV)
He caused all who held them captive
to show them mercy.
(ESV)
He caused them to be pitied
by all those who held them captive.

Ps 116:5

(NIV)
The  Lord is gracious and righteous;
our God is full of compassion.
(ESV)
Gracious is the  Lord, and righteous;
our God is merciful.

Ps 119:77

(NIV)
Let your compassion come to me that I may live,
for your law is my delight.
(ESV)
Let your mercy come to me, that I may live;
for your law is my delight.

Ps 119:156

(NIV)
Your compassion,  Lord, is great;
preserve my life according to your laws.
(ESV)
Great is your mercy, O  Lord;
give me life according to your rules.

Ps 145:9

(NIV)
The  Lord is good to all;
he has compassion on all he has made.
(ESV)
The  Lord is good to all,
and his mercy is over all that he has made.

Prov 12:10

(NIV)
The righteous care for the needs of their animals,
but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
(ESV)
Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,
but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.

Prov 28:13

(NIV)
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
(ESV)
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

Prov 30:16

(NIV)
the grave, the barren womb,
land, which is never satisfied with water,
and fire, which never says, “Enough!”
(ESV)
Sheol the barren womb,
the land never satisfied with water,
and the fire that never says, “Enough.”

Isa 9:17

(NIV)
Therefore the Lord will take no pleasure in the young men,
nor will he pity the fatherless and widows,
for everyone is ungodly and wicked,
every mouth speaks folly.
Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away,
his hand is still upraised.
(ESV)
Therefore the Lord does not rejoice over their young men,
and has no compassion on their fatherless and widows;
for everyone is godless and an evildoer,
and every mouth speaks folly.
For all this his anger has not turned away,
and his hand is stretched out still.

Isa 13:18

(NIV)
Their bows will strike down the young men;
they will have no mercy on infants
nor will they look with compassion on children.
(ESV)
Their bows will slaughter the young men;
they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb;
their eyes will not pity children.

Isa 14:1

(NIV)
The  Lord will have compassion on Jacob;
once again he will choose Israel
and will settle them in their own land.
Foreigners will join them
and unite with the descendants of Jacob.
(ESV)
For the  Lord will have compassion on Jacob and will again choose Israel, and will set them in their own land, and sojourners will join them and will attach themselves to the house of Jacob.

Isa 27:11

(NIV)
When its twigs are dry, they are broken off
and women come and make fires with them.
For this is a people without understanding;
so their Maker has no compassion on them,
and their Creator shows them no favour.
(ESV)
When its boughs are dry, they are broken;
women come and make a fire of them.
For this is a people without discernment;
therefore he who made them will not have compassion on them;
he who formed them will show them no favor.

Isa 30:18

(NIV)
Yet the  Lord longs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the  Lord is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!
(ESV)
Therefore the  Lord waits to be gracious to you,
and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.
For the  Lord is a God of justice;
blessed are all those who wait for him.

Isa 44:13

(NIV)
The carpenter measures with a line
and makes an outline with a marker;
he roughs it out with chisels
and marks it with compasses.
He shapes it in human form,
human form in all its glory,
that it may dwell in a shrine.
(ESV)
The carpenter stretches a line; he marks it out with a pencil. He shapes it with planes and marks it with a compass. He shapes it into the figure of a man, with the beauty of a man, to dwell in a house.

Isa 46:3

(NIV)
‘Listen to me, you descendants of Jacob,
all the remnant of the people of Israel,
you whom I have upheld since your birth,
and have carried since you were born.
(ESV)
Listen to me, O house of Jacob,
all the remnant of the house of Israel,
who have been borne by me from before your birth,
carried from the womb;

Isa 47:6

(NIV)
I was angry with my people
and desecrated my inheritance;
I gave them into your hand,
and you showed them no mercy.
Even on the aged
you laid a very heavy yoke.
(ESV)
I was angry with my people;
I profaned my heritage;
I gave them into your hand;
you showed them no mercy;
on the aged you made your yoke exceedingly heavy.

Isa 49:10

(NIV)
They will neither hunger nor thirst,
nor will the desert heat or the sun beat down on them.
He who has compassion on them will guide them
and lead them beside springs of water.
(ESV)
they shall not hunger or thirst,
neither scorching wind nor sun shall strike them,
for he who has pity on them will lead them,
and by springs of water will guide them.

Isa 49:13

(NIV)
Shout for joy, you heavens;
rejoice, you earth;
burst into song, you mountains!
For the  Lord comforts his people
and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
(ESV)
Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth;
break forth, O mountains, into singing!
For the  Lord has comforted his people
and will have compassion on his afflicted.

Isa 49:15

(NIV)
‘Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
I will not forget you!
(ESV)
“Can a woman forget her nursing child,
that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these may forget,
yet I will not forget you.

Isa 54:7

(NIV)
‘For a brief moment I abandoned you,
but with deep compassion I will bring you back.
(ESV)
For a brief moment I deserted you,
but with great compassion I will gather you.

Isa 54:8

(NIV)
In a surge of anger
I hid my face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting kindness
I will have compassion on you,’
says the  Lord your Redeemer.
(ESV)
In overflowing anger for a moment
I hid my face from you,
but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,”
says the  Lord, your Redeemer.

Isa 54:10

(NIV)
Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,’
says the  Lord, who has compassion on you.
(ESV)
For the mountains may depart
and the hills be removed,
but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,
and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,”
says the  Lord, who has compassion on you.

Isa 55:7

(NIV)
Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the  Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
(ESV)
let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the  Lord, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Isa 60:10

(NIV)
‘Foreigners will rebuild your walls,
and their kings will serve you.
Though in anger I struck you,
in favour I will show you compassion.
(ESV)
Foreigners shall build up your walls,
and their kings shall minister to you;
for in my wrath I struck you,
but in my favor I have had mercy on you.

Isa 63:7

(NIV)
I will tell of the kindnesses of the  Lord,
the deeds for which he is to be praised,
according to all the  Lord has done for us –
yes, the many good things
he has done for Israel,
according to his compassion and many kindnesses.
(ESV)
I will recount the steadfast love of the  Lord,
the praises of the  Lord,
according to all that the  Lord has granted us,
and the great goodness to the house of Israel
that he has granted them according to his compassion,
according to the abundance of his steadfast love.

Isa 63:9

(NIV)
In all their distress he too was distressed,
and the angel of his presence saved them.
In his love and mercy he redeemed them;
he lifted them up and carried them
all the days of old.
(ESV)
In all their affliction he was afflicted
and the angel of his presence saved them;
in his love and in his pity he redeemed them;
he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.

Isa 63:15

(NIV)
Look down from heaven and see,
from your lofty throne, holy and glorious.
Where are your zeal and your might?
Your tenderness and compassion are withheld from us.
(ESV)
Look down from heaven and see,
from your holy and beautiful habitation.
Where are your zeal and your might?
The stirring of your inner parts and your compassion
are held back from me.

Jer 6:23

(NIV)
They are armed with bow and spear;
they are cruel and show no mercy.
They sound like the roaring sea
as they ride on their horses;
they come like men in battle formation
to attack you, Daughter Zion.’
(ESV)
They lay hold on bow and javelin;
they are cruel and have no mercy;
the sound of them is like the roaring sea;
they ride on horses,
set in array as a man for battle,
against you, O daughter of Zion!”

Jer 12:15

(NIV)
But after I uproot them, I will again have compassion and will bring each of them back to their own inheritance and their own country.
(ESV)
And after I have plucked them up, I will again have compassion on them, and I will bring them again each to his heritage and each to his land.

Jer 13:14

(NIV)
I will smash them one against the other, parents and children alike, declares the  Lord. I will allow no pity or mercy or compassion to keep me from destroying them.”’

(ESV)
And I will dash them one against another, fathers and sons together, declares the  Lord. I will not pity or spare or have compassion, that I should not destroy them.’”

Jer 16:5

(NIV)
For this is what the  Lord says: ‘Do not enter a house where there is a funeral meal; do not go to mourn or show sympathy, because I have withdrawn my blessing, my love and my pity from this people,’ declares the  Lord.
(ESV)
“For thus says the  Lord: Do not enter the house of mourning, or go to lament or grieve for them, for I have taken away my peace from this people, my steadfast love and mercy, declares the  Lord.
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