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Mercy Scriptures

For those of you who are struggling with sin, addiction, or whatever it may be, we're here to remind you that God's mercies are new every morning. Mercy is never merited or earned, it is a free gift God has given us. We pray these scriptures are a blessing to you!

God Showing Mercy

Exodus 33:17 (AMP)

The Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have asked; for you have found favor (lovingkindness, mercy) in My sight and I have known you [personally] by name.”

Deuteronomy 4:31 (AMP)

For the Lord your God is a merciful and compassionate God; He will not fail you, nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant with your fathers which He swore to them.

2 Corinthians 12:9 (AMP)

but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me.

Ephesians 2:3-5 (AMP)

Among these [unbelievers] we all once lived in the passions of our flesh [our behavior governed by the sinful self], indulging the desires of human nature [without the Holy Spirit] and [the impulses] of the [sinful] mind. We were, by nature, children [under the sentence] of [God’s] wrath, just like the rest [of mankind]. But God, being [so very] rich in mercy, because of His great and wonderful love with which He loved us, peven when we were [spiritually] dead and separated from Him because of our sins, He made us [spiritually] alive together with Christ (for by His grace—His undeserved favor and mercy—you have been saved from God’s judgment).

Psalm 9:10 (AMP)

And those who know Your name [who have experienced Your precious mercy] will put their confident trust in You, For You, O Lord, have not abandoned those who seek You.

Psalm 147:11 (AMP)

The Lord favors those who fear and worship Him [with awe-inspired reverence and obedience], those who wait for His mercy and lovingkindness.

Psalm 86:5 (AMP)

For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive [our sins, sending them away, completely letting them go forever and ever]; and abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You.

Lamentations 3:32 (AMP)

For if He causes grief, then He will have compassion according to His abundant lovingkindness and tender mercy.

Luke 1:50 (AMP)

“And His mercy is upon generation after generation toward those who [stand in great awe of God and] fear Him."

Romans 6:14 (AMP)

For sin will no longer be a master over you, since you are not under law [as slaves], but under [unmerited] grace [as recipients of God’s favor and mercy].

Romans 9:15-16 (AMP)

For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I have compassion.” So then God’s choice is not dependent on human will, nor on human effort [the totality of human striving], but on God who shows mercy [to whomever He chooses—it is His sovereign gift].

Romans 11:29-31 (AMP)

For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable [for He does not withdraw what He has given, nor does He change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call]. Just as you once were disobedient and failed to listen to God, but have now obtained mercy because of their disobedience, so they too have now become disobedient so that they too may one day receive mercy because of the mercy shown to you.

Titus 3:5 (AMP)

He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we have done, but because of His own compassion and mercy, by the cleansing of the new birth (spiritual transformation, regeneration) and renewing by the Holy Spirit. 

Hebrews 4:16 (AMP)

Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment].

Thanking God for His Mercy

Psalm 100:5 (AMP)

For the Lord is good; His mercy and lovingkindness are everlasting, His faithfulness [endures] to all generations.

Psalm 106:1 (AMP)

Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and lovingkindness endure forever!

Psalm 5:7 (AMP)

But as for me, I will enter Your house through the abundance of Your steadfast love and tender mercy; at Your holy temple I will bow [obediently] in reverence for You.

Psalm 23:6 (AMP)

Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell forever [throughout all my days] in the house and in the presence of the Lord.

1 Peter 1:3 (AMP)

Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant and boundless mercy has caused us to be born again [that is, to be reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose] to an ever-living hope and confident assurance through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Psalm 86:15 (AMP)

But You, O Lord, are a God [who protects and is] merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness and truth.

Psalm 111:4 (AMP)

He has made His wonderful acts to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and merciful and full of loving compassion.

Psalm 145:9 (AMP)

The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works [the entirety of things created].

2 Corinthians 1:3 (AMP)

Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort.

Prayers for Mercy 

Psalm 57:1 (AMP)

Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious and merciful to me, for my soul finds shelter and safety in You, and in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge and be confidently secure until destruction passes by.

Psalm 40:11 (AMP)

Do not withhold Your compassion and tender mercy from me, O Lord; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.

Psalm 51:1 (AMP)

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.

Jeremiah 10:24 (AMP)

O Lord, correct me [along with Your people], but with mercy and in just measure— Not in Your anger, or You will crush me and bring me to nothing.

Psalm 86:3 (AMP)

Be gracious and merciful to me, O Lord, for to You I cry out all the day long.

Psalm 119:58 (AMP)

I sought Your favor with all my heart; be merciful and gracious to me according to Your promise.

Psalm 119:156 (AMP)

Great are Your tender mercies and steadfast love, O Lord; revive me and give me life according to Your ordinances.

Be Merciful

Luke 6:36 (AMP)

Be merciful (responsive, compassionate, tender) just as your [heavenly] Father is merciful.

Proverbs 3:3 (AMP)

Do not let mercy and kindness and truth leave you [instead let these qualities define you]; Bind them [securely] around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 28:13 (AMP)

He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses and turns away from his sins will find compassion and mercy.

Matthew 5:7 (AMP)

“Blessed [content, sheltered by God’s promises] are the merciful, for they will receive mercy."

Jude 1:21 (AMP)

and keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously and looking forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ [which will bring you] to eternal life.

Proverbs 11:17 (AMP)

The merciful and generous man benefits his soul [for his behavior returns to bless him], but the cruel and callous man does himself harm.

Proverbs 14:21 (AMP)

He who despises his neighbor sins [against God and his fellow man], but happy [blessed and favored by God] is he who is gracious and merciful to the poor.

Proverbs 14:31 (AMP)

He who oppresses the poor taunts and insults his Maker, but he who is kind and merciful and gracious to the needy honors Him.

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