93 Bible Verses about Sympathy

Matthew 5:4 ESV / 51 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Romans 12:15 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 41 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Psalm 34:18 ESV / 35 helpful votes

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

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?

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV / 26 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.

Psalm 73:26 ESV / 23 helpful votes

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 46:1 ESV / 22 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

1 Corinthians 12:25-26 ESV / 17 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.

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:31 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Hebrews 10:34 ESV / 14 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.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.

Lamentations 3:31-32 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love;

Isaiah 57:1-2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from calamity; he enters into peace; they rest in their beds who walk in their uprightness.

2 Corinthians 13:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

Matthew 14:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Matthew 9:35-36 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Isaiah 49:13 ESV / 12 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 61:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

1 Corinthians 9:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes

To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.

John 15:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

John 14:1-2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

Luke 15:20 ESV / 11 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 5:1-48 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

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?

Proverbs 19:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Psalm 9:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Romans 14:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

John 14:27 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

John 14:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.

John 3:16 ESV / 9 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 147:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 7 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,

Philippians 4:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 7 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.

Isaiah 43:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

Psalm 73:23-24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Job 30:25 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Did not I weep for him whose day was hard? Was not my soul grieved for the needy?

Colossians 2:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

Romans 8:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

John 16:22 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

Luke 10:25-37 ESV / 6 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?” ...

Psalm 56:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?

Psalm 18:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Hebrews 13:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 ESV / 5 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. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

John 11:33-35 ESV / 5 helpful votes

When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled. And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus wept.

Luke 10:33 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Luke 7:36-50 ESV / 5 helpful votes

One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.” ...

Mark 7:32-35 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Jeremiah 16:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“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.

Jeremiah 9:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

Isaiah 40:1-31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins. A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” ...

Psalm 119:50 ESV / 5 helpful votes

This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.

Psalm 35:13-14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But I, when they were sick— I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest. I went about as though I grieved for my friend or my brother; as one who laments his mother, I bowed down in mourning.

Psalm 18:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness.

Psalm 10:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear

Nehemiah 1:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.

Luke 19:41-42 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

Luke 7:11-16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 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 116:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Psalm 103:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.

Psalm 48:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

That this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Exodus 2:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. She took pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews' children.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 3 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.

Job 2:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

2 Corinthians 1:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Isaiah 53:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

Isaiah 25:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken.

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