100 Bible Verses about Gods Mercy

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 135 helpful votes

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 110 helpful votes

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

Joel 2:12-14 ESV / 94 helpful votes

“Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; 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. Who knows whether he will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him, a grain offering and a drink offering for the Lord your God?

James 2:13 ESV / 93 helpful votes

For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

Psalm 86:5 ESV / 85 helpful votes

For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV / 81 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.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 56 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?

Deuteronomy 4:31 ESV / 52 helpful votes

For the Lord your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them.

Luke 6:36 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

1 Peter 1:3 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 42 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Matthew 5:7 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Titus 3:5 ESV / 35 helpful votes

He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

Malachi 3:17 ESV / 35 helpful votes

“They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him.

Romans 9:15 ESV / 32 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.”

Psalm 136:1-26 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever; ...

Romans 5:8 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Matthew 9:13 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

John 3:1-36 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ...

Micah 7:18 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love.

Galatians 5:1 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

Psalm 145:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 24 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.

Psalm 51:1 ESV / 24 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 / 24 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.

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 23 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...

1 Timothy 1:12-13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,

Ephesians 2:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

Romans 8:28 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Psalm 25:6-7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

Luke 1:78 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high

Daniel 9:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:6 ESV / 18 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.

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.

James 2:12-13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Romans 9:18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 17 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Psalm 130:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.

Psalm 103:11 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

Numbers 14:18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

‘The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.’

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.

2 Samuel 22:26 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“With the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless;

1 Timothy 1:16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.

Luke 1:50 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.

Exodus 34:6-7 ESV / 15 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, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.”

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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 23:23 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.

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.

Hosea 6:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Lamentations 3:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

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 118:1-4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Psalm 107:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 103:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Psalm 36:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.

1 Chronicles 16:34 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

2 Samuel 24:14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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.”

Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 14 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,

Galatians 6:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.

Romans 9:15-16 ESV / 13 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.

Joel 2:13 ESV / 13 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.

Hosea 14:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Assyria shall not save us; we will not ride on horses; and we will say no more, ‘Our God,’ to the work of our hands. In you the orphan finds mercy.”

Hosea 2:23 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And I will sow her for myself in the land. And I will have mercy on No Mercy, and I will say to Not My People, ‘You are my people’; and he shall say, ‘You are my God.’”

Lamentations 3:32 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 3:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, “‘Return, faithless Israel, declares the Lord. I will not look on you in anger, for I am merciful, declares the Lord; I will not be angry forever.

Isaiah 64:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.

Isaiah 54:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you.

Isaiah 49:13 ESV / 13 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.

Psalm 147:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Psalm 118:29 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 115:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!

Psalm 106:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 103:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children,

Psalm 89:28 ESV / 13 helpful votes

My steadfast love I will keep for him forever, and my covenant will stand firm for him.

Psalm 31:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have known the distress of my soul,

Psalm 6:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Turn, O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love.

Nehemiah 9:27 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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.

1 Kings 8:23 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And said, “O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart,

Deuteronomy 32:43 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“Rejoice with him, O heavens; bow down to him, all gods, for he avenges the blood of his children and takes vengeance on his adversaries. He repays those who hate him and cleanses his people's land.”

Genesis 19:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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.

Galatians 1:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

Matthew 18:21-22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 12 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.

Isaiah 1:18 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

Psalm 52:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.

Romans 6:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Jude 1:22-23 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And have mercy on those who doubt; save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Jude 1:23-25 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh. Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

Titus 2:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,

Matthew 6:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,

2 Timothy 1:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

May the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that Day!—and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus.

1 Timothy 1:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

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