« PreviousContinue »
go tell how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
. Luke xv. 20. The Father saw the prodigal son returning, and had compassion on him, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.
God excited compassion towards his people, in the hearts of their enemies. Ps. cvi. 46. 1 Kings viii. 50. 2 Chron. xxx. 9.
CXI. Compassion ascribed to Christ. Instances in which it was excited. Matt. ix. 36. At seeing the multitude scattered as sheep without a shepherd. Mark vi. 34.
xiv. 14. At seeing a multitude of sick persons whom he healed. xv. 32. At seeing a multitude without bread, whom he fed. Mark
xx. 34. At seeing blind men, whose eyes he opened.
Mark i. 41. At seeing a leper, whom he healed.
ix. 22, 25. At seeing a child possessed of a dumb spirit whom he
Luke vii. 13. At seeing a mother's grief, whose son he restored to life.
CXII. God hath pity on his people. Ps. ciii. 13. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
Isa. lxiii. 9. In his love and his pity, he redeemed his people, and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
Ezek. xxxvi. 21. I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen.
Joel ii. 18. The Lord will be jealous for his land and pity his people.
Jam. v. 11. The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
CXIII. God will not pity the wicked. Ezek. v. 6. She hath changed my judgments unto wickedness, they have refused my judgments and statutes, and have not walked in them.
Ver. 11 will not spare, neither will mine eyes pity. Ch. vii. 49. -viii. 18.-ix. 10.
Ver., 13. I will cause my fury to rest upon them.
Jer. xiii. 10. This evil people refuse to hear my words, and I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy upon them, but destroy them, saith the Lord. Zech. xi. 5.
LONG-SUFFERING OF GOD, FORBEARANCE
CXIV. Long suffering ascribed to God. Rom. ii. 4. Despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance.
ix. 22. God endured with much long suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction.
Ver. 23. That he might make known the riches of his glory, on the vessels of mercy which he had afore prepared unto glory,
1 Pet. iii. 20. The long suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was preparing.
2 Pet. iii. 9. The Lord is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Ver. 15. The long suffering of our Lord is salvation.
1 Tim. i. 16. I obtained mercy, that in me Christ might shew all long suffering for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. See Numb. xiv. 18. Ps. lxxxvi. 15.
CXV. Forbearance ascribed to God. Numb. xiv. 27. The Lord said, how long shall I bear this evil congregation which murmur against me. Neh. ix. 30. Many years didst thou forbear them.
Jer. xliv. 22. The Lord would no longer forbear, because of the evil of their doings.
Luke xviii. 7. The Lord will avenge his own elect, though he bear long.
KINDNESS OF GOD.
CXVI. Kindness ascribed to God, promised and exercised towards his people.
Neh. ix. 17. Thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness.
Ps. xxxvi. 7. How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God, therefore the sons of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. xlii. 8. The Lord will command his loving kindness in the day time, and in the night, his song shall be with me, and my prayer to the God of my salvation.
lxxxix. 33. My loving kindness will I not utterly tale from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
cvii. 43. The wise, they shall understand the loving Kindness of.. the Lord.
cxvii. 2. His marvellous kindness is great toward us.
Isa. liv. 8. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee, for a moment, but with everlasting kindness, will I have mercy on thee.
Ver. 10. The mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord, that hath mercy on thee. Jer. ix. 24. I am the Lord which exercise loving kindness and judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.
xxxi. 3. I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.
xxxii. 18. Thou showest loving kindness unto thousands.
Hos. ii. 19. I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and ia judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies.
Joel ii. 13. The Lord your God is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the Evil.
Luke vi. 35. God is kind unto the unthankful, and to the evi!. Eph. ii. 6. God hath raised us up, and made us sit together in heavenly places, in Christ Jesus.
Ver. 7. That in the ages to come, he might shew the exceeding; riches of his grace, in his kindness toward us, through Christ Jesus. Tit. iii. 4. The kindness of God our Saviour towards mea, appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, &c.
CXVII. Kindness prayed for. Gen. xxiv. 12. Abraham's servant prayed, and s.id, O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray theo send me good speed and shew kindness to my master.
Ruth i. 8. Naomi said, the Lord deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead, and with me.
2 Sam. ii. 6. David said, the Lord shew kindness and truth unto you. Ps. xvii. 7. Shew thy marvellous loving kindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them that put their trust in thee.
xxv. 6. Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies, and thy loving kindnesses, for they have been ever of old.
xxxvi. 10. O continue thy loving kindness unto them that know thee, and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
xl. 11.Let thy loving kindness and thy truth continually preserve me. li. i. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness. lxix. 16. Hear me, O Lord, for thy loving kindness, turn to me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
lxxxviii. 11. Shall thy loving kindness be declared in the grave, or thy faithfulness in destruction.
lxxxix. 49. Lord, where are thy loving kindnesses?
cxix. 76. Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness, be for my comfort, according to thy word.
Ps. cxix. 88. Quicken me after thy loving kindness, so shall I keep the testimonies of thy mouth. Ver. 149, 159.
cxliii. 8. Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning, for in thee do I trust.
CXVIII. Thanks for God's kindness. Ps. xxvi. 3. Thy loving kindness is before mine eyes, and I have walked in thy truth.
xxxi. 21. Blessed be the Lord for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness.
xl. 10. I have not concealed thy loving kindness, and thy truth. xlviii. 9. We have thought of thy loving kindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
Ixiii. 3. Because thy loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
xcii. 2. It is a good thing to shew forth thy loving kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night.
ciii. 4. Bless the Lord, O my soul, who crowneth thee with loving kindness, and tender mercies.
cxxxviii. 2. I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name, for thy loving kindness and for thy truth, for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Isa. Ixii. 7. I will mention the loving kindness of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that he hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness he hath bestowed, &c.
GRACE OF GOD.
CXIX. God is gracious. Gen. vi. 8. Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, Moses found grace. Exod. xxxiii. 12, 13, 16.
Exod. xxii. 27. The Lord said, when the poor crieth, I will hear, for I am gracious..
xxxiii. 19. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy.
xxxiv. 6. The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth. 2 Chron. xxx. 9.
2 Kings xiii. 23. The Lord was gracious unto Israel, (in their dis
tress) and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence.
Ezra ix. 8. For a little space, grace hath been shewed from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to leave us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a reviving.
Neh. ix. 17. Thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious, merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest not thy people. Ps. lxxvii. 9. Hath God forgotten to be gracious.
lxxxvi. 15. Thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy, and truth. Ps. ciii. 8. -cxi. 4.-cxii. 4.-cxvi. 5.-cxlv. 8. Joel ii. 13.
Isa. xxx. 18.
Therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted that he may have mercy upon you.
Ver. 19. He will be gracious unto thee, at the voice of thy cry, when he heareth it he will answer thee.
Jonah iv. 2. Thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil. See Amos v. 5. Zech. iv. 7. Grace, grace.
CXX. God's throne is a throne of grace. Heb. iv. 16. Let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
CXXI. God's Spirit is a Spirit of grace. Heb. x. 29. The Spirit of grace.
Zech. xii. 10. The Spirit of grace, and supplication.
CXXII. Christ is gracious. Luke iv. 32. Gracious words proceeded out of his mouth.
John i. 14. He was full of grace and truth.
Ver. 16. Of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. Acts xv. 11. We believe that through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved.
Rom. xvi. 20. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 1 Cor. xvi. 23. Phil. iv. 23. 1 Thess. v. 28. 2 Thess. iii. 18.
2 Cor. viii. 9. Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Eph. i. 7. We have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.
1 Pet. ii. 3. If so be ye have tasted, that the Lord is gracious. CXXIII. The grace of God in the economy of man's salvation. In election.
Rom. xi. 5. There is a remnant according to the election of grace. Ver. 6. And if by grace, then it is no more of works, otherwise grace is no more grace.
CXXIV. Calling is of grace. Gal. i. 15. God who separated me from my mother's womb, called me by his grace to reveal his Son in me. 2 Tim. i. 9. God hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus, before the world began.
1 Pet. v.. 10. The God of all grace who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, make you perfect, stable, strengthen and settle you.
CXXV. Justification is of grace. Rom. iii. 24. Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ. Gal. ii. 20. I do not frustrate the grace of God, if righteousness came by the law, then is Christ dead in vain.
v. 4. Christ is become of none affect to you, whosoever of you are justified by the law, ye are fallen from grace. See Rom. v, 15, 17, 20, 21.
CXXVI. Pardon of sin is through grace. Eph. i. 7. In Christ we have redemption through his blood the forgiveness of sin, according to the riches of his grace.
CXXVII. Adoption through grace. Eph. i. 5. God having predestinated us to the adoption of children, by Jesus Christ, to himself, ace cording to the good pleasure of his will.
Ver. 6. To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
CXXVIII. Sanctifying grace or sanctification through grace. Ps. Ixxxiv. 11. The Lord God is a sun and shield, the Lord will give grace and glory, and no good thing will he with-hold from them that walk uprightly.
Prov. iii. 24. He scorneth the scorners, but giveth grace to the lowly.
Jam. iv. 16. He resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. 2 Cor. ix. 8. God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that ye always having sufficiency in all things may abound to every good work. Ver. 14.
xii. 9. The Lord said, my grace is sufficient for thee, my strength is made perfect in weakness.
CXXIX. The gospel is of grace given. John i. 17. The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Acts xiii. 43. Paul and Barnabas exhorted Christians to continue in the grace of God.
xiv. 3. The Lord gave testimony to the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done in confirmation of it,
xx. 24. testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Ver. 32. I recommend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them that are sanctified.
Rom. v. 2. By Jesus Christ we have access by faith, into this grace, wherein we stand and rejoice, in hope of the glory of God. vi. 14. Sin shall not have dominion over you, for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Ver. 15.
2 Cor. vi. 1. We beseech you, that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
viii. 1. We do you to wit, (we make known to you) of the grace of God bestowed on the churches.
Gal. i. 6. I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him, that called you unto the grace of Christ.
Phil. i. 7. Ye are all partakers of my grace.