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Lam. iii. 32. Though the Lord cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

Hos. ii. 19. I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies.

Mic. vii. 20. Thou wilt perform the truth unto Jacob, and the mercy unto Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers.

Zech. i. 16. Thus saith the Lord, I am returned to Jerusalem, with mercies.

x. 16. I will bring them again to this place, for I have mercy upon them, and they shall be as though I had not cast them off.

Rom. ix. 15. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy. Exod. xxxix. 19.

Ver. 16. It is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

CII. Persons to whom mercy is promised. Mercy is promised to the obedient. See the following texts on promises to the obedient. Exod. xx. 6. Deut. v. 10.—xiii. 17, 18. Ps. xxv. 10. To the penitent. See in promises to conversion, or turning to God, the following texts. 2 Chron. xxx. 9. Prov. xxviii. 13. Isa. lv. 7. Jer. iii. 12.-xxxi. 19, 20. To them that fear God. See in promises to them that fear God the following texts. Ps. ciii. 11, 13, 17. Luke i. 50.

To them that love God. See in promises to loving God, the following texts. Exod. xx. 6. Deut. v. 10. Ps. cxix. 132. Jude ver. 21.

To them that trust in God. See in promises to them that trust in God, the following texts. Ps. xxxii. 10.-xxxiii. 22.

CIII. Mercy prayed for. Numb. vi. 24. On this wise the priests shall bless (or pray for) the people. The Lord bless thee and keep thee. Ver. 25. The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee.

Ver. 26. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

xiv. 19. Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of thy mercy.

Deut. xxi. 8. Be merciful, O Lord, unto thy people, whom thou hast redeemed.

Neh. xiii. 22. Remember me, O my God, and spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy.

Ps. iv. 1. Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

vi. 2. Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak, O Lord, heal me.

Ver. 4. O save me for thy mercies sake. Ps. xxx. 10.—lxix. 13, 14, 16, 17.—lvii. 1.—xliv. 26.—lvi. 1.—cxxiii. 3.

ix. 13. Have mercy upon me, O Lord, consider my trouble. xxv. 6. Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy loving kindnesses, for they have been ever of old. Ps. lxxxvi. 6.

Ver. 7. Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me.

Ver. 16. For thy goodness sake, O Lord, turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me, for I am desolate and afflicted. Ps. lxxxvi. 16. xxvi. 11. I will walk in mine integrity, redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

Ps. xl. 11. With-hold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord, let thy loving kindness and thy truth continually preserve me. Ps. xli. 4. Lord be merciful unto me, and heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.

li. 1. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness, according to the multitude of thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.

Ixi. 7. O prepare mercy and truth that may preserve the king. xxix. 8. O remember not against us former iniquities, let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us.

Ver. 9. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name, and deliver us and purge away our sins for thy names's sake. lxxxix. 7. Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.

lxxxvi. 3. Be merciful unto me, O Lord, for I cry unto thee daily. Ver. 5. For thou, Lord, art good and ready to forgive, and plenteous in mercy, to all that call upon thee. Ps. xxvii. 7.

xc. 14. O satisfy us early with thy mercy, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Ps. cix. 21. Because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me, for I am poor and needy,

Ver. 26. Help me, O Lord my God, and save me according to thy mercy.

cxix. 41. Let thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord, even thy salvation, according to thy word.

Ver. 58. Be merciful unto me according to thy word.

Ver. 77. Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live. cxix. 124. Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.

Ver. 132. Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

Hos. xiv. 2. Take away all our iniquity, receive us graciously. Hab. iii. 2. O Lord revive thy work in the midst of the years, in wrath remember mercy.

Mal. i. 9. Beseech God that he will be gracious unto us.

Luke xviii. 13. God be merciful to me a sinner.

Gal. vi. 16. As many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

1 Tim. i. 2. Grace, mercy and peace, from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Tim. i. 2. Tit. i. 4. 2 John ver. 3.

2 Tim.i. 16. The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus. Ver. 18. The Lord grant that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day.

Heb. iv. 6. Let us come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Jude ver. 2. Mercy unto you, and peace and love be multiplied. CIV. Mercy acknowledged in various instances. Gen. xix. 16. The Lord being merciful unto Lot, brought him forth, and set him without the city.

Ver. 19. Lot said, thou hast magnified thy mercy, in saving my life.

Exod. xv. 13. Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed.

2 Sam. xxii. 51. He sheweth mercy to his anointed, unto David and to his seed for evermore. Ps. xviii. 50. 1 Kings iii. 6. 2 Chron.


Ezra vii. 28. Blessed be the Lord who hath extended mercy unto me, before the king and his counsellors. Ch. ix. 9.

Ps. xciv. 18. When I said my foot slippeth, thy mercy, Lord,

held me up.

xcviii. 3. The Lord hath remembered his mercy, and his truth, toward the house of Israel. Luke i. 54, 72, 77.

cvi. 45. He remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.

cxix. 64. The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy.

Rom. ix. 23. That God might make known the riches of his glory, on the vessels of mercy, that he had afore prepared unto glory.

1 Cor. vii. 25. Paul said, I obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

1 Tim. i. 13. Paul said, I who was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious, obtained mercy.

Tit. iii. 5. According to his mercy he saved us.

1 Pet. i. 3. His abundant mercy. Ch. ii. 10. Ye have obtained mercy.

CV. Thanks for mercy. Gen. xxiv. 47. Abraham's servant said, blessed be the Lord God, who hath not left destitute my master, of his mercy and his truth.

1 Chron. xvi. 34. O give thanks unto the Lord for he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Chron. v. 13. vii. 36.-xx. 21. Ezr. iii. 11. Ps. cvi. 1.-cvii. 1.-cxviii. 1.-cxxxvi. 1. Jer. iii. 11.

Ps. lix. 16. I will sing aloud of thy mercy. Ps. lxxxix. 1.

lxvi. 20. Blessed be God who hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.

ciii. 1. Bless the Lord, O my soul.

Ver. 4. Who crowneth thee with loving kindness, and tender


cxv. 1. Not unto us, but unto thy name, give glory, for thy mercy and thy truth's sake.

CVI. Mercy in the pardon of sin. See in Sect. 1. texts. Exod. xxxiv. 6, 7. Numb. xiv. 18. Neh. ix. 17. Ps. lxxxv. 5. Dan. ix. 9. Ps. xxxii. I. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.

Ver. 2. Blessed is the man, to whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity.

lxv. 3. As for our transgressions thou wilt purge them away. Ixxxv. 2. Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin.

ciii. 3. The Lord forgiveth all thine iniquities, he healeth all thy diseases.

Ver. 10. He has not dealt with us after our sins.

cxxx. 4. There is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

Isa. i. 18. Though your sins be as scarlet or crimson, they shall be as snow, or as wool.

xxxiii. 24. The inhabitant shall not say I am sick, the people that dwell there shall be forgiven their iniquity.

xliii. 25. I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions, for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

xliv. 22. I have blotted out as a thick cloud thy transgressions, and as a cloud, thy sins.

Iv. 7. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him, and to our God for he will abundantly pardon. See promises to repentance, and turning to God.

Jer. iii. 12. Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord, and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you; for I am merciful, saith the Lord, I will not keep anger for ever.

Ver. 22. Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings.

xxxiii. 8. I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me, and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.

1. 20. In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found; for I will pardon them.

Ezek. xxxiii. 15. If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he hath robbed, walk in statutes of life, none of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him, he shall surely live. Hos. xi. 8. How shall I give thee up Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee Israel? &c.

Ver. 9. I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim, for I am God and not man.

xiv. 4. I will heal their backslidings, I will love them freely, for mine anger is turned away.

Matt. xii. 31. All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men, but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.

Ver. 32. Whosoever shall speak a word against the son of man it shall be forgiven him.

Heb. x. 17. Their sins and their iniquity will I remember no more. Ch. viii. 12. Jer. xxxi. 34.

CVII. Pardon and forgiveness prayed for, Exod. xxxii. 31, 32. Moses said, this people have sinned a great sin. Yet now, if thou wilt, forgive their sin, if not, blot me out of thy book which thou

hast written.

xxxiv. 9. O Lord, pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.

Numb. xiv. 19. Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of thy mercy. Ver. 20.

1 Kings viii. 30. Solomon prays for forgiveness to the people. 2 Chron. xxx. 18. Good Lord, pardon every one, &c.

Job vii. 20. I have sinned, what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men.

Ver. 21. Why dost thou not pardon my transgression?

Ps. xxv. 18. Look upon mine affliction and my pain, and forgive all my sins. Ver. 11. Ps. xxxi. 3.

Dan. ix. 19. O Lord hear, O Lord forgive, hearken and do, defer not for thine own sake, O my God.

Amos vii. 2. O Lord God, forgive I beseech thee.

Luke xxiii. 34. Jesus said, Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.

Acts viii. 22. Peter said to Simon Magus, repent and pray God, if perhaps the thoughts of thine heart may be forgiven thee. See Naaman's prayer. 2 Kings v. 18. Hezekiah's prayer. 2 Chron. xxx. 18, 19.


CVIII. Compassion ascribed to God. Ps. lxxxvi. 15. Thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious: long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

Ps. cxlv. 8. The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and of great mercy. Ps. cxi. 4.—cxii. 4.

God excited compassion toward his people in the hearts of their enemies. Ps. cvi. 46. 1 Kings viii. 50. 2 Chron. xxx. 9.

CIX. Compassion to whom promised. Deut. xxx. ii. When thou shalt return unto the Lord thy God and shalt obey his voice;

Ver. 3. Then the Lord will return thy captivity, and have compassion on thee. 1 Ch. xiii. 17.

Jer. xii. 15. After I have plucked them out, I will return and have compassion on them, and will bring them again every man to his heritage, and to his land.

Lam. iii. 32. Though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

Mic. vii. 18. Who is a God like unto thee, who pardoneth iniquity, &c.

Ver. 19. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us, he will subdue our iniquities, and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

Rom. ix. 15. I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. Exod. xxxiii. 19.

CX. Instances of compassion excited. 2 Kings xiii. 23. The Lord was gracious unto Israel, and had compassion on them, when they were oppressed by enemies,

2 Chron. xxxvi. 15. The Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes and sending, because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place.

Ps. lxxviii. 38. He being full of compassion forgave their iniqui ty and destroyed them not, yea, many times turned he his anger away, and did not stir up his wrath.

Lam. iii. 32. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consum. ed, because his compassions fail not.

Matt. xviii. 27. The Lord of that servant moved with compassion, forgave him the debt.

Mark v. 19. Jesus said to the man out of whom he had cast a devil,,

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