You know the saying that goes “to err is human”, this saying simply means that due to our human nature, we are bound to do something wrong one way or the other. This, however, doesn’t mean that you should intentionally hurt people and say to them you are human and to err is human.
This rather means that you should learn to forgive others who offend you because you are human and that means you can and might hurt someone too or even the very person who needs your forgiveness today.
Forgiving someone doesn’t come easy. It takes mercy and compassion to let go and forgive. The Bible has a lot of scriptures on how God is merciful and compassionate and how he forgives us all the time due to his merciful nature.
To be truly deserving of God’s mercy, you also have to show mercy on others. Just as God has mercy on you, you should also do the same for others. Below are some mercy bible verses to help you know and understand the mercy of God and how you can extend that mercy on others.
Mercy bible verses with images
Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, therefore I will hope in him.”
To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love.
2 John 1:3
May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 Peter 1:3
The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.
For the Lord your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them.
But showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;
Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let us fall into the hand of the Lord, for his mercy is great; but let me not fall into the hand of man.”
2 Samuel 24:14
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
1 Chronicles 16:34
The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart;
devout men are taken away, while no one understands.
For the righteous man is taken away from calamity;
O Lord, I have heard the report of you, and your work, O Lord, do I fear. In the midst of the years revive it; in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
O Lord, according to all your righteous acts, let your anger and your wrath turn away from your city Jerusalem, your holy hill, because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and your people have become a byword among all who are around us.
But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love
Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, faithless Israel, declares the Lord.
I will not look on you in anger, for I am merciful, declares the Lord; I will not be angry forever.
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me. Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’
Prayer for mercy
I come to you today in my anguish
Please have mercy on me and stretch forth your loving hands on me
Hear my cries, God, heal my pains, do not let the enemies triumph over me
Let the shower of your mercy fall on me and deliver me from evil
Please do not look at my many sins
But forgive me of all my unrighteousness and cleanse me with the blood of Jesus
Show me your mercy, Lord, and grant me your salvation
I beseech you to have pity on me and deliver me from my troubles
Fill my heart with your love and mercy,
So that I may be able to extend this mercy you have shown me to others.
I proclaim that your mercies and goodness will never leave me.
Show me your favor in all aspects of my life,
And fill my heart with gladness as you answer my prayers in accordance with your mercy.