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Some Bible Verses on Compassion

God’s compassionate nature

Exodus 33:19; 34:6

2 Chronicles 36:15

Psalm 86:15; 103:8, 13–??14; 106:46; 116:1–??2, 5

Jonah 4:11

Hosea 1:7; 11:4, 8–??9

Joel 2:13

Lamentations 3:22

Luke 6:36

2 Corinthians 1:3

James 5:11

God’s compassion toward sinners:

Deuteronomy 13:17

Nehemiah 9:17, 28

Psalm 51:1–??2: 103:3–??4; 145:8–??9

Isaiah 60:10

Daniel 9:9

Micah 7:19

Mark 9:22

2 Corinthians 2:7–??8

Galatians 6:1

Ephesians 2:4

1 Peter 1:3

Jesus reflects God’s compassion:

Luke 1:72, 78; 15:20

2 Corinthians 1:3

Hebrews 4:15

Christian compassion should reflect the compassion of God:
Matt. 18:27

Mark 6:34

Luke 6:36; 10:33–??37; 15:20

Ephesians 4:32

True compassion leads to action:
Isaiah 58:6–??7

Matthew 10:42; 25:35–??36

Mark 9:41

Acts 20:35

1 John 3:17

Compassion is a vital aspect of Christian character:
Matthew 9:36; 18:27; 20:34

Mark 6:34; 9:22

Luke 10:33; 15:20

2 Corinthians 1:3–??5

Colossians 3:12

1 Peter 3:8

Who God/Jesus had compassion for:
Weak

Matthew 12:20; 19:14
Mark 10:14
Luke 18:16

Crowds

Matthew 9:36
Mark 6:34

Blind

Matthew 20:34
Mark 10:52
Luke 18:42–??43

Hungry
Matthew 15:32

Mark 8:2

Leper

Matthew 8:3
Mark 1:41
Luke 5:13; 7:15

Dead

Mark 5:36
Luke 8:50
John 11:35, 38, 43–??44

Oppressed/needy

Job 29:12–??17; 30:25
Proverbs 14:31
Luke 10:33–??35
Acts 28:2

To children:

Exodus 2:6
1 Kings 3:26
Isaiah 49:15

To sick:

Job 2:11–??13
Psalm 35:13
Matthew 14:14
Mark 10:14
Luke 9:11; 13:12

To bereaved

Genesis 37:35
Ruth 2:1–??20
2 Samuel 10:1–??2
1 Chronicles 7:22
Luke 7:13

John 11:33–??35, 38; 19:25–??27; 20:14–??16

To prisoners:

2 Chronicles 28:15; 30:9
Acts 16:33–??34
Hebrews 13:3

To widows and orphans:

Zechariah 7:9–??10
James 1:27

To lost sinners:

Matthew 9:36; 18:14; 23:37–??38
Mark 6:34
Luke 7:47–??48; 13:34–??35
John 8:10–??11

Burdened/Abandoned:

Matthew 8:1–??3; 11:28–??29
Mark 1:40–??41
Luke 5:12–??13; 11:46; 15:1–??2; 17:12–??14

God rewards compassion:

Psalm 112:4–??5
Proverbs 9:17; 14:21
Isaiah 58:5–??10

Compassion is God’s desire for believers:

Matthew 9:12; 12:7; 18:27
Mark 6:34
Luke 15:20