100 Bible Verses about Compassion To Others

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 367 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 260 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 207 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Luke 10:30-35 ESV / 188 helpful votes

Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. ...

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 178 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 152 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 139 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

Matthew 9:36-38 ESV / 138 helpful votes

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11-14 ESV / 89 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

1 Peter 4:10 ESV / 79 helpful votes

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

Matthew 5:9 ESV / 68 helpful votes

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Zechariah 7:8-10 ESV / 61 helpful votes

And the word of the Lord came to Zechariah, saying, “Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”

Deuteronomy 16:17 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that he has given you.

Galatians 2:10 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.

Luke 22:27 ESV / 50 helpful votes

For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.

Psalm 112:4 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.

1 Peter 5:3-5 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Zechariah 7:9 ESV / 38 helpful votes

“Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another,

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Zechariah 7:10 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”

Colossians 3:15 ESV / 35 helpful votes

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

1 John 3:17 ESV / 34 helpful votes

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

2 Timothy 2:24 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,

Matthew 9:36 ESV / 31 helpful votes

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Romans 12:13 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

Mark 6:34 ESV / 30 helpful votes

When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.

Ephesians 4:31 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

2 Corinthians 2:7-9 ESV / 28 helpful votes

So you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him. For this is why I wrote, that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 26 helpful votes

But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Hebrews 4:15 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

1 Corinthians 13:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes

If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Romans 14:12-13 ESV / 23 helpful votes

So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.

Romans 12:15 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

Romans 12:12 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Matthew 14:14 ESV / 23 helpful votes

When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Psalm 86:1-17 ESV / 22 helpful votes

A Prayer of David. Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. ...

Romans 12:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

Proverbs 19:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

James 1:27 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Luke 7:13-15 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.

Psalm 23:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

2 Timothy 2:25 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,

1 Timothy 5:22 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure.

2 Corinthians 2:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

So you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

Luke 10:25-37 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” ...

Matthew 19:16 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?”

1 John 4:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 111:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and merciful.

Zechariah 7:9-10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”

Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV / 16 helpful votes

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 112:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.

Psalm 103:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

1 Thessalonians 2:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Colossians 1:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.

Luke 15:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

1 Thessalonians 5:24 ESV / 14 helpful votes

He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Ephesians 1:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

Romans 5:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 16:33 ESV / 14 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 7:24 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”

James 5:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Ephesians 4:21-32 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. ...

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Luke 15:20 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

Matthew 18:26-27 ESV / 13 helpful votes

So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Ephesians 4:23 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,

Acts 4:34-35 ESV / 12 helpful votes

There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

Luke 10:33 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.

Matthew 20:34 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they recovered their sight and followed him.

Psalm 51:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.

Exodus 33:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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.

Ephesians 4:28-30 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

1 Corinthians 12:25-26 ESV / 11 helpful votes

That there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Jude 1:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And have mercy on those who doubt;

1 Corinthians 13:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

John 13:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

Luke 7:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”

Matthew 3:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

Proverbs 15:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

Psalm 86:1-3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A Prayer of David. Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day.

2 Kings 13:23 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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.

Hebrews 10:34 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one.

2 Corinthians 8:21 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord's sight but also in the sight of man.

2 Corinthians 2:10-11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. Indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.

Romans 12:20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Romans 6:23 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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