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And His mercy is upon generation after generation toward those who fear Him -- Luke 1:50
"But God, being rich in mercy
because of His great love with
which He loved us,"
     --Ephesians 2:4
What the Bible says about Mercy
Torrey's Bible Commentary:

Mercy is ...
After the example of God
"Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful." -- Luke 6:36
Enjoined 2 Kings 6:21-23,Hosea 12:6,Romans 12:2021,Colossians 3:12

MERCY to be engraved on the heart
"Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart." -- Proverbs 3:3

MERCY is characteristic of saints
"All day long he is gracious and lends, And his descendants are a blessing." --Psalms 37:26

"The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; And devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil," --Isaiah 57:1

MERCY should be shown with cheerfulness
"or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness."
--Romans 12:8

Mercy should be shown to our brethren
"Thus has the Lord of hosts said, ‘Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;" -- Zechariah 7:9

MERCY should be shown to those that are in distress
"And he said, “The one who showed mercy toward him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do the same.” " -- Luke 10:37

MERCY should be shown to the poor
"He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him." -- Proverbs 14:31

"Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity." -- Daniel 4:27

MERCY should be shown to backsliders
"I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men.”’So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him." Luke 15:18-20

"Sufficient for such a one is this punishment which was inflicted by the majority, so that on the contrary you should rather forgive and comfort him, otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. Wherefore I urge you to reaffirm your love for him." --2 Corinthians 2:6-8

MERCY should be shown to animals
"A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel." --Proverbs 12:10

Mercy upholds the throne of kings
"Loyalty and truth preserve the king, And he upholds his throne by righteousness." -- Proverbs 20:28

Mercy is beneficial to those who exercise 
"The merciful man does himself good, But the cruel man does himself harm." --Proverbs 11:17

Blessedness of showing MERCY
"He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor." --Proverbs 14:21

"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy."
-- Matthew 5:7

Hypocrites devoid of MERCY
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others." -- Matthew 23:23

Denunciations against those devoid of MERCY
"Listen to the word of the Lord, O sons of Israel, For the Lord has a case against the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness or kindness Or knowledge of God in the land." -- Hosea 4:1
Hosea 4:3; Matthew 18:23-25;

"For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment." -- James 2:13
The Mercy of God
    Is part of his character  Exodus 34:6 Exodus 34:7 ; Psalms 62:12 ;
            Nehemiah 9:17; Jonah 4:2; Jonah 4:10-11; 2 Corinthians 1:3

    DESCRIBED AS
        Great  Numbers 14:18 ; Isaiah 54:7
        Rich  Ephesians 2:4
        Manifold  Nehemiah 9:27 ; Lamentations 3:32
        Plenteous  Psalms 86:5 Psalms 86:15 ; 103:8
        Abundant  1 Peter 1:3
        Sure  Isaiah 55:3 ; Micah 7:20
        Everlasting  1 Chronicles 16:34 ; Psalms 89:28 ; 106:1 ; 107:1 ; 136:1-26
        Tender  Psalms 25:6 ; 103:4 ; Luke 1:78
        New every morning  Lamentations 3:23
        High as heaven  Psalms 36:5 ; 103:11
        Filling the earth Psalms 119:64
        Over all his works Psalms 145:9

    Is his delight  Micah 7:18

    MANIFESTED
        In the sending of Christ  Luke 1:78
        In salvation Titus 3:5
        In long-suffering  Lamentations 3:22 ; Daniel 9:9
        To his people  Deuteronomy 32:43 ; 1 Kings 8:23
        To them that fear him  Psalms 103:17 ; Luke 1:50
        To returning backsliders  Jeremiah 3:12 ; Hosea 14:4 ; Joel 2:13
        To repentant sinners  Psalms 32:5 ; Proverbs 28:13 ; Isaiah 55:7 ;
             Luke 15:18-20
        To the afflicted  Isaiah 49:13 ; 54:7
        To the fatherless  Hosea 14:3
        To whom he will  Hosea 2:23 ; Romans 9:15 Romans 9:18
        With everlasting kindness Isaiah 54:8

    A ground of hope  Psalms 130:7 ; 147:11
    A ground of trust  Psalms 52:8

    SHOULD BE
        Sought for ourselves  Psalms 6:2
        Sought for others  Galatians 6:16 ; 1 Timothy 1:2 ; 2 Timothy 1:18
        Pleaded in prayer  Psalms 6:4 ; 25:6 ; 51:1
        Rejoiced in  Psalms 31:7
        Magnified  1 Chronicles 16:34 ; Psalms 115:1 ; Psalms 118:1-4 Psalms 118:29;
            Jeremiah 33:11
       
    Typified
        Mercy seat  Exodus 25:17

    Exemplified
        Lot  Genesis 19:16 Genesis 19:19
        Epaphroditus  Philippians 2:27
        Paul  1 Timothy 1:13