100 Bible Verses about Gods Compassion

Matthew 9:36 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

Psalm 78:38-39 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Yet he, being compassionate, atoned for their iniquity and did not destroy them; he restrained his anger often and did not stir up all his wrath. He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes and comes not again.

Psalm 147:3 ESV / 56 helpful votes

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Luke 15:20 ESV / 46 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.

Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV / 46 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.

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:6-9 ESV / 42 helpful votes

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 1:2-4 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 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.

Exodus 33:19 ESV / 35 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 4:32 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Matthew 14:14 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 32 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

1 John 3:17 ESV / 28 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?

Mark 6:34 ESV / 28 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.

Psalm 103:13 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 57:15 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Isaiah 49:13 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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.

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 26 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.

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 25 helpful votes

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,

Mark 1:41 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.”

Proverbs 19:17 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 23 helpful votes

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 23 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Psalm 51:1 ESV / 22 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.

Zechariah 7:9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 13:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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,

Hebrews 4:15 ESV / 20 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.

Psalm 111:4 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Exodus 3:7-8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Then the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Luke 10:33 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Psalm 145:8 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

James 1:27 ESV / 18 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.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV / 18 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.

Romans 9:15 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”

Joel 2:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.

Lamentations 3:32 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love;

Psalm 116:5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful.

Nehemiah 9:17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them, but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them.

2 Chronicles 30:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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.”

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Romans 12:15 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Luke 7:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Zechariah 7:9-10 ESV / 17 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.”

Isaiah 49:15-16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“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. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

2 Kings 13:23 ESV / 17 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.

Luke 10:30-37 ESV / 16 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. ...

Micah 6:8 ESV / 16 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?

Psalm 112:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 78:38 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Yet he, being compassionate, atoned for their iniquity and did not destroy them; he restrained his anger often and did not stir up all his wrath.

Psalm 23:6 ESV / 16 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.

1 Peter 4:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

James 5:11 ESV / 15 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.

2 Corinthians 1:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,

Matthew 20:34 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Daniel 9:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him

James 2:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?

Mark 8:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat.

Mark 5:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”

Jonah 4:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.

Lamentations 3:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;

Isaiah 14:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 14:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.

Psalm 145:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.

Psalm 119:156 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Great is your mercy, O Lord; give me life according to your rules.

Psalm 119:77 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.

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.

Matthew 18:33 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’

Isaiah 1:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.

1 Kings 8:50 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:34 ESV / 12 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.

Romans 8:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 140:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.

James 1:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 11 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 Corinthians 6:1-3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life!

1 Corinthians 1:26-28 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,

Romans 12:20 ESV / 11 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.”

John 16:33 ESV / 11 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.”

Luke 6:36 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

Hosea 11:8-9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I hand you over, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender. I will not execute my burning anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim; for I am God and not a man, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath.

Hebrews 5:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness.

Philippians 2:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,

2 Corinthians 1:1-24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 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. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. ...

1 Corinthians 13:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

Romans 12:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

Romans 9:15-16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Matthew 7:1-2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

Matthew 5:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Zechariah 7:8-10 ESV / 9 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.”

Micah 7:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.

Jeremiah 12:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

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