Bible Verses by Topic: Mercy
What does the Bible say about Mercy?
Do not take advantage of a hired man who is poor and
needy, whether he is a brother Israelite or an alien
living in one of your towns
When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap
to the very edges of your field or gather the
gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor
and the alien. I am the LORD your God.
Because of the oppression of the weak and the
groaning of the needy, I will now arise, says the
LORD, I will protect them from those who malign them
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen
the righteous forsaken or their children begging
bread. They are always generous and lend freely;
their children will be blessed.
Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD
delivers him in times of trouble. The LORD will
protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him
in the land and not surrender him to the desire of
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is
God in his holy dwelling
He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor, his
righteousness endures forever; his horn [a] will be
lifted high in honor.
One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another
withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous
man will prosper; he who refreshes others will
himself be refreshed.
He who despises his neighbor sins,but blessed is he
who is kind to the needy.
He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their
Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he
will reward him for what he has done.
If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he
too will cry out and not be answered.
A generous man will himself be blessed, for he
shares his food with the poor.
He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he
who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up
and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and
Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the
oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead
the case of the widow.
Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and
her daughters were arrogant, overfed and
unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
And the word of the LORD came again to Zechariah:
"This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Administer
true justice; show mercy and compassion to one
another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless,
the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think
evil of each other.'
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what
does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to
love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Jesus looked at him and loved him. "One thing you
lack," he said. "Go, sell everything you have and
give to the poor, and you will have treasure in
heaven. Then come, follow me."
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure,
pressed down, shaken together and running over, will
be poured into your lap. For with the measure you
use, it will be measured to you.
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide
purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a
treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where
no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the
crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be
blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be
repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each man should give what he has decided in his
heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving
each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so
doing some people have entertained angels without
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly
loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness,
humility, gentleness and patience.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and
faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows
in their distress and to keep oneself from being
polluted by the world.
1 John 3:17-18
If anyone has material possessions and sees his
brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the
love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not
love with words or tongue but with actions and in
What does the Bible say about Mercy?