י (Yod) The hands of tenderhearted women 1 cooked their own children, who became their food, 2 when my people 3 were destroyed. 4
Be merciful, 1 just as your Father is merciful.
In the darkness a light 1 shines for the godly, for each one who is merciful, compassionate, and just. 2
The Lord is compassionate and merciful; he is patient 1 and demonstrates great loyal love. 2
The Lord is merciful and fair; our God is compassionate.
He does 1 amazing things that will be remembered; 2 the Lord is merciful and compassionate.
The Lord is merciful and compassionate; he is patient 1 and demonstrates great loyal love. 2
Finally, all of you be harmonious, 1 sympathetic, affectionate, compassionate, and humble.
Yet he is compassionate. He forgives sin and does not destroy. He often holds back his anger, and does not stir up his fury. 1
But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and merciful God. You are patient 1 and demonstrate great loyal love and faithfulness. 2
for it is his only covering – it is his garment for his body. 1 What else can he sleep in? 2 And 3 when he cries out to me, I will hear, for I am gracious.
The Lord passed by before him and proclaimed: 1 “The Lord, the Lord, 2 the compassionate and gracious 3 God, slow to anger, 4 and abounding in loyal love and faithfulness, 5
Instead, 1 be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you. 2
Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to anger and boundless in loyal love 1 – often relenting from calamitous punishment. 2
Think of how we regard 1 as blessed those who have endured. You have heard of Job’s endurance and you have seen the Lord’s purpose, that the Lord is full of compassion and mercy. 2
For if you return to the Lord, your brothers and sons will be shown mercy by their captors and return to this land. The Lord your God is merciful and compassionate; he will not reject you 1 if you return to him.”
They refused to obey and did not recall your miracles that you had performed among them. Instead, they rebelled and appointed a leader to return to their bondage in Egypt. 1 But you are a God of forgiveness, merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and unfailing in your loyal love. 2 You did not abandon them,
He prayed to the Lord and said, “Oh, Lord, this is just what I thought 1 would happen 2 when I was in my own country. 3 This is what I tried to prevent 4 by attempting to escape to Tarshish! 5 – because I knew 6 that you are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger 7 and abounding 8 in mercy, and one who relents concerning threatened judgment. 9
(for he 1 is a merciful God), he will not let you down 2 or destroy you, for he cannot 3 forget the covenant with your ancestors that he confirmed by oath to them.
However, due to your abundant mercy you did not do away with them altogether; you did not abandon them. For you are a merciful and compassionate God.