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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 mercies.
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. 1. 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.
GOD IS COMPASSIONATE.
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,,
go tell how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
Luke xv. 20. The Father saw the prodigal son returning, and had compassion on him, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.
God excited compassion towards his people, in the hearts of their enemies. Ps. cvi. 46. 1 Kings viii. 50. 2 Chron. xxx. 9.
CXI. Compassion ascribed to Christ. Instances in which it was excited. Matt. ix. 36. At seeing the multitude scattered as sheep without a shepherd. Mark vi. 34.
xiv. 14. At seeing a multitude of sick persons whom he healed. xv. 32. At seeing a multitude without bread, whom he fed. Mark
xx. 34. At seeing blind men, whose eyes he opened.
Mark i. 41. At seeing a leper, whom he healed.
ix. 22, 25. At seeing a child possessed of a dumb spirit whom he
Luke vii. 13. At seeing a mother's grief, whose son he restored to life.
CXII. God hath pity on his people. Ps. ciii. 13. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
Isa. Ixiii. 9. In his love and his pity, he redeemed his people, and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
Ezek. xxxvi. 21. I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen.
Joel ii. 18. The Lord will be jealous for his land and pity his people.
Jam. v. 11. The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
CXIII. God will not pity the wicked. Ezek. v. 6. She hath changed my judgments tinto wickedness, they have refused my judgments and statutes, and have not walked in them.
Ver. 11 will not spare, neither will mine eyes pity. Ch. vii. 49. -viii. 18.-ix. 10.
Ver. 13. I will cause my fury to rest upon them.
Jer. xiii. 10. This evil people refuse to hear my words, and I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy upon them, but destroy them, saith the Lord. Zech. xi. 5.
LONG-SUFFERING OF GOD, FORBEARANCE
CXIV. Long suffering ascribed to God. Rom. ii. 4. Despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance.
ix. 22. God endured with much long suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction.
Ver. 23. That he might make known the riches of his glory, on the vessels of mercy which he had afore prepared unto glory,
1 Pet. iii. 20. The long suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was preparing.
2 Pet. iii. 9. The Lord is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Ver. 15. The long suffering of our Lord is salvation.
1 Tim. i. 16. I obtained mercy, that in me Christ might shew all long suffering for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. See Numb. xiv. 18. Ps. lxxxvi. 15.
CXV. Forbearance ascribed to God. Numb. xiv. 27. The Lord said, how long shall I bear this evil congregation which murmur against me. Neh. ix. 30. Many years didst thou forbear them.
Jer. xliv. 22. The Lord would no longer forbear, because of the evil of their doings.
Luke xviii. 7. The Lord will avenge his own elect, though he bear long.
KINDNESS OF GOD.
CXVI. Kindness ascribed to God, promised and exercised towards his people.
Neh. ix. 17. Thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness.
Ps. xxxvi. 7. How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God, therefore the sons of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
xlii. 8. The Lord will command his loving kindness in the day time, and in the night, his song shall be with me, and my prayer to the God of my salvation.
Ixxxix. 33. My loving kindness will I not utterly fald from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
cvii. 43. The wise, they shall understand the loving kindness of.. the Lord.
cxvii. 2. His marvellous kindness is great toward us.
Isa. liv. 8. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee, for a moment, but with everlasting kindness, will I have mercy on thee.
Ver. 10. The mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord, that hath mercy on thee.
Jer. ix. 24. I am the Lord which exercise loving kindness and judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.
xxxi. 3. I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.
xxxii. 18. Thou showest loving kindness unto thousands.
Hos. ii. 19. I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies.
Joel ii. 13. The Lord your God is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the Evil.
Luke vi. 35. God is kind unto the unthankful, and to the evi'. Eph. ii. 6. God hath raised us up, and made us sit together in heavenly places, in Christ Jesus.
Ver. 7. That in the ages to come, he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace, in his kindness toward us, through Christ Jesus.
Tit. iii. 4. The kindness of God our Saviour towards men, appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, &c.
CXVI. Kindness prayed for. Gen. xxiv. 12. Abraham's servant prayed, and said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray theo send me good speed and shew kindness to my master.