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also known as: compassion, lovingkindness

compassion for the miserable

Its object is misery. By the atoning sacrifice of Christ, a way is open for the exercise of mercy towards the sons of men, in harmony with the demands of truth and righteousness (Genesis 19:19; Exodus 20:6; 34:6-7; Psalm 85:10; 86:15-16).

In Christ, mercy and truth meet together.

Mercy is also a Christian grace

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. —Matthew 5:7 NASB

Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you? —Matthew 18:33 NASB


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