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for I am weak: O Lord, heal me.-Ver. mercy; and teach me thy statutes.-Ver. 4. O save me for thy mercies sake. Ps. 132. Look thou upon me, and be merciful XXX. 10.-lxix. 13, 14. 16, 17.-lvii. 1.- unto me, as thou usest to do unto those xliv. 26.-lvi. 1. cxxiii. 3.

that love thy name. Ps. ix. 13. Have mercy upon me, O

Hos. xiv. 2. Take away all our iniquity, Lord; consider my trouble.

and receive us graciously. xxv. 6, 7. Remember, O Lord, thy Hab. iii. 2. O Lord, revive thy work in tender mercies and thy loving-kindnesses; the midst of the years; in wrath rememfor they have been ever of old.—Remember mercy. ber not the sins of my youth, nor my

Mal. i. 9. Beseech God that he will be transgressions: according to thy mercy gracious unto us. remember thou me. Ps. lxxxvi. 6.

Luke xviii. 13. God be merciful to me Ver. 16. For thy goodness' sake, o a sinner. Lord, turn thee unto me, and have Gal. vi. 16. As many as walk according mercy upon me; for I am desolate and to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, afflicted. Ps. Lxxxvi. 16.

and upon the Israel of God. xxvi. 11. I will walk in mine inte

1 Tim. i. 2. Grace, mercy, and peace, grity: redeem me, and be merciful unto from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus

Christ. 2 Tim. i. 2. Tit. i. 4. 2 John 3. xl. 11. Withhold not thou thy tender

2 Tim. i. 16. The Lord give mercy mercies from me, O Lord: let thy loving. unto the house of Onesiphorus.-Ver. 18. kindness and thy truth, continually pre- The Lord grant that he may find mercy serve me.

of the Lord in that day. xli. 4. Lord, be merciful unto me; and

Heb. iv. 16. Let us come boldly unto heal my soul, for I have sinned against the throne of grace, that we may obtain thee.

mercy, and find grace to help in time of li. 1. Have mercy upon me, O God, need. according to thy loving-kindness; accord

Jude 2. Mercy unto you, and peace ing to the multitude of thy tender mercies and love be multiplied. blot out my transgressions. lxi. 7. O prepare mercy and truth,

CIV. Mercy acknowledged in various which may preserve the king.

instances. Gen. xix. 16. The Lord being lxxix. 8. O remember not against us merciful unto Lot, brought him forth, and former iniquities: let thy tender mercies set him without the city.- Ver. 19. Lot speedily prevent us.- Ver. 9. Help us, said, Thou hast magnified thy mercy

in O God of our salvation, for the glory of saving my life. thy name; and deliver us, and purge

Exod. xv. 13. Thou in thy mercy hast away our sins for thy name's sake. led forth the people which thou hast re

lxxxv. 7. Show us thy mercy, O Lord, deemed. and grant us thy salvation.

2 Sam, xxii. 51. He sheweth mercy to lxxxvi. 3. Be merciful unto me, o his anointed, unto David, and to his seed Lord, for I cry unto thee daily.-Ver. 5. for evermore.

Ps. xviii. 50. 1 Kings iii. For thou, Lord, art good and ready to 6.2 Chron. vi. 42. forgive; and plenteous in mercy to all

Ezra vii. 28. Blessed be the Lord, who that call upon thee. Ps. xxvii. 7.

hath extended mercy unto me, before the xc. 14. O satisfy us early with thy king and his counsellors. Ch. ix. 9. mercy, that we may rejoice and be glad

Ps. xciv. 18. When I said, My foot all our days.

slippeth; thy mercy, Lord, held me up. cix. 21. Because thy mercy is good,

xcviii. 3. The Lord hath remembered deliver thou me, for I am poor and his mercy, and his truth, toward the needy.-Ver. 26. Help me, O Lord my house of Israel. Luke i. 54. 72. 77: God, and save me according to thy

cvi. 45. He remembered for them his mercy.

covenant, and repented according to the cxix. 41. Let thy mercies come also multitude of his mercies. O Lord, even thy salvation,

cxix. 64. The earth, O Lord, is full of .according to thy word. Ver. 58. Be thy mercy. merciful unto me, according to thy word.

Rom. ix. 23. That God might make -Ver. 77. Let thy tender mercies come known the riches of his glory on the unto me, that I may live.-Ver. 124. Deal vessels of mercy, that he had afore pre. with thy servant according unto thy pared unto glory,

unto me,


1 Cor. vii. 25. Paul said, I obtained xliv. 22. I have blotted out as a thick mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

cloud thy transgressions, and as a cloud i l'im. i. 13. Paul said, I who was a thy sins. blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injuri- Iv. 7. Let the wicked forsake his way, ous, obtained mercy.

and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Tit. ii. 5. According to his mercy he and let him return unto the Lord, and he saved us.

will have mercy upon him: and to our 1 Pet. i. 3. His abundant mercy. God, for he will abundantly pardon. See ii. 10. Ye have obtained mercy. promises to repentance and turning to God.

Jer. iii. 12. Return, thou backsliding CV. Thanks for mercy. Gen. xxiv. 47. Israel, saith the Lord, and I will not Abraham's servant said, Blessed be the cause ininc anger to fall upon you: for Lord God, who hath not left destitute my I am merciful, saith the Lord, I will not master, of his mercy and his truth. keep anger for ever.-Ver. 22. Return, ye

1 Chron. xvi. 34.0 give thanks unto backsliding children, and I will heal your the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy backslidings. endureth for ever. 2 Chron. v. 13.-vii. xxxiii, 8. I will cleanse them from all 36.—xx. 21. Ezra iii. 11. Ps. cvi. 1.- their iniquity, whereby they have sinned cvii. 1.-cxviii. 1.--cxxxvi. 1. Jer. iii. against me; and I will pardon all their 11.

iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and Ps. lix. 16. I will sing aloud of thy whereby they have transgressed against mercy. Ps. lxxxix. 1.

Ixvi. 20. Blessed be God, who hath not 1. 20. In those days, and in that time, turned away my prayer, nor his mercy saith the Lord, the iniquity of Israel from me.

shall be sought for, and there shall be ciii. 1. Bless the Lord, O my soul.- none; and the sins of Judah, and they Ver. 4. Who crowneth thee with loving- shall not be found; for I will pardon kindness and tender mercies.

them. cxv. 1. Not unto us, but unto thy name Ezek. xxxiii. 15, 16. If the wicked give glory, for thy mercy and thy truth's restore the pledge, give again that he sake.

hath robbed, walk in the statutes of life,

none of his sins that he hath committed CVI. Mercy in the pardon of sin. See shall be mentioned unto him; he shall in Sect. 1. texts, Exod. xxxiv. 6, 7. Numb. surely live. xiv. 18. Nch. ix. 17. Ps. lxxxv. 5. Dan. Hos. xi. 8. How shall I give thee up, ix. 9.

Ephraim ? how shall I deliver thee, Ps. xxxii. 1, 2. Blessed is he whose Israel ? &c.-Ver. 9. I will not execute transgression is forgiven, and whose sin the fierceness of mine anger, I will not is covered. Blessed is the man to whom return to destroy Ephraim; for I am God, the Lord imputeth not iniquity.

and not man. Lxv. 3. As for our transgressions, thou xiv. 4. I will heal their backslidings, I wilt purge them away.

will love them freely : for mine anger is Ixxxv. 2. Thou hast forgiven the ini- turned away. quity of thy people; thou hast covered Matt. xii. 31. All manner of sin and all their sin.

blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men, ciu. 3. The Lord forgiveth all thine but the blasphemy against the Holy iniquities; he healeth all thy diseases.- Ghost.–Ver. 32. Whosoever shall speak Ver. 10. He hath not dealt with us after a word against the Son of man, it shall be our sins.

forgiven him. cxxx. 4. There is forgiveness with Heb. x. 17. Their sins and their ini. thee, that thou mayest be feared. quity will I remember no more. Ch. viii.

Isa. i. 18. Though your sins be as scarlet 12. Jer. xxxi. 34. ar crimson, they shall be as snow, or as wool.

CVII. Pardon and forgiveness prayed xxxiii. 24. The inhabitants shall not say, for. Exod. xxxii. 31, 32. Moses said, I am sick; the people that dwell there This people have sinned a great sin. shall be forgiven their iniquity.

Yet now, if thou wilt, forgive their sin; xliii. 25. 1, even I, am he that blotteth if not, blot me out of thy book, which thou out thy transgressions for mine own sake, hast written. and will not remember thy sins.

xxxiv. 9. O Lord, pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inhe- thee, who pardoneth iniquity ? &c.-Ver. ritance.

19. He will turn again, he will have comNumb. xiv. 19. Pardon, I beseech thee, passion upon us; he will subdue our ini. the iniquity of this people, according to quities; and thou wilt cast all their sins the greatness of thy mercy. Ver. 20. into the depths of the sca.

1 Kings viii. 30. Solomon prays for Rom. ix. 15. I will have compassion forgiveness to the people.

on whom I will have compassion. Ex. 2 Chron. xxx. 18. Good Lord, pardon xxxiii. 19. every one, &c.

Job vii. 20. I have sinned, what shall CX. Instances of divine compassion. I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? | 2 Kings xiii. 23. The Lord was gracious Ver. 21. Why dost thou not pardon my unto Israel

, and had compassion on them, transgression?

when they were oppressed by enemies. Ps. xxv. 18. Look upon mine affliction 2 Chron. xxxvi. 15. The Lord God of and my pain, and forgive all my sins. Ver. their fathers sent to them by his messen. ul. Ps. xxxi. 3.

gers, rising up betimes and sending ; be. Dan. ix. 19. O Lord hear, O Lord for. cause he had compassion on his people, give; hearken and do, defer not for thine and on his dwelling-place. own sake, O my God.

Ps. lxxviii. 38. He being full of comAmos vii. 2. O Lord God, forgive I passion, forgave their iniquity, and de. beseech thee.

stroyed them not; yea, many times, turned Luke xxiii. 34. Jesus said, Father, he his anger away, and did not stir up his forgive them; for they know not what wrath. they do.

Lam. iii. 32. It is of the Lord's mercies Acts viïi. 22. Peter said to Simon that we are not consumed : because his Magus, Repent, and pray God, if perhaps compassions fail not. the thought of thine heart may be for- Matt. xviii. 27. The Lord of that ser. given thee. See Naaman's prayer, 2 Kings vant, moved with compassion, forgave him v. 18. Hezekiah's prayer, 2 Chron. xxx. the debt. 18, 19.

Mark v. 19. Jesus said to the man out of whom he had cast a devil, Go tell

how great things the Lord hath done GOD IS COMPASSIONATE. for thee, and hath had compassion on

thee. CVIII. Compassion ascribed to God. Luke xv. 20. The father saw the proPs. lxxxvi. 15. Thou, O Lord, art a God digal son returning, and had compassion full of compassion, and gracious : long-suf on him, and ran and fell on his neck, and fering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. kissed him.

cxlv. 8. The Lord is gracious and full God excited compassion towards his of compassion ; slow to anger and of great people in the hearts of their enemies. mercy. Ps. cxi. 4.-cxii. 4.

Ps. cvi. 46. 1 Kings väi. 50. 2 Chron. God excited compassion toward his peo- xxx. 9. ple 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. CIX. Compassion, to whom promised. ix. 36. At seeing the multitude scattered Deut. xxx. 2, 3. When thou shalt return as sheep without a shepherd. Mark vi. unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey 34. his voice; then the Lord will return thy xiv. 14. At seeing a multitude of sick captivity, and have compassion on thee. persons, whom he healed. Ch. xiii. 17.

xv. 32. At seeing a multitude without Jer. xii. 15. After I have plucked bread, whom he fed. Mark viii. 2. them out I will return, and have compas- xx. 34. At seeing blind men whose sion on them, and will bring them again eyes he opened. every man to his heritage, and to his Mark i. 41. At seeing a leper, whom land.

he healed. Lam. iï. 32. Though he cause grief, ix. 22. 25. At seeing a child possessed yet will he have compassion, according of a dumb spirit, whom he cast out. to the multitude of his mercies.

Luke vii. 13. At seeing a mother's Mic. vii. 18. Who is a God like unto I grief, whose son he restored to life.



God pitieth-Long-Suffering of God-his Kindness. CHAP. I.


shall I bear this evil congregation which

murmur against me ? CXII. God hath pity on his people. Ps. Neh. ix. 30. Many years didst thou ciii. 13. Like as a father pitieth his chil- forbear them. dren, so the Lord pitieth then that fear Jer. xliv. 22. The Lord would no him.

longer forbear, because of the evil of their Isa. Ixiii. 9. In his love and in his pity doings. he redeemed his people; and he bare Luke xviii. 7. The Lord will avenge them, and carried them all the days of old. his own elect, though he bear long.

Ezek. xxxvi. 21. I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen.

KINDNESS OF GOD. Joel ii. 18. The Lord will be jealous for his land, and pity his people.

CXVI. Kindness ascribed to God, and James v. 11. The Lord is very pitiful, promised and exercised towards his peoand of tender mercy.

ple. Neh. ix. 17. Thou art a God ready

to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to ÇXIII. God will not pity the wicked. anger, and of great kindness. Ezek. v. 6. She hath changed my judg- Ps. xxxvi. 7. How excellent is thị ments into wickedness: they have refused loving-kindness, O God! therefore the my judgments and statutes, and have not sons of men put their trust under the walked in them.-Ver. 11. I will not shadow of thy wings. spare, neither will mine eyes pity. (Ch. xlii. 8. The Lord will command his vii

. 49.-püi. 18.-ix. 10.) Ver. 13. I loving-kindness in the day time, and in will cause my fury to rest upon them. the night his song shall be with me, and

Jer. xiii. 10. This evil people refuse to my prayer to the God of my salvation. hear my words, and I will not pity, nor Ixxxix. 33. My loving-kindness will I spare, nor have mercy upon them, but not utterly take from him, nor suffer my destroy them, saith the Lord. Zech. xiv. faithfulness to fail.

cvii. 43. The wise, they shall underLONG-SUFFERING OF GOD, AND stand the loving-kindness of the Lord. FORBEARANCE.

cxvii. 2. His marvellous kindness is

great toward us. CXIV. Long-suffering ascribed to God. Isa. liv. 8. In a little wrath I hid my Rom. ii. 4. Despisest thou the riches of face from thee for a moment, but with ever. his goodness and forbearance, and long-lasting kindness will I have mercy on thee. suffering, not knowing that the goodness Ver. 10. The mountains shall depart, and of God leadeth thee to repentance. the hills be removed, but my kindness

ix. 22, 23. God endured, with much shall not depart from thee, neither shall long-suffering, the vessels of wrath fitted the covenant of my peace be removed, to destruction: That he might make saith the Lord, that hath mercy on thee. known the riches of his glory on the ves- Jer. ix. 24. I am the Lord, which ex. sels of mercy, which he had afore pre. ercise loving-kindness, judgment, and pared unto glory.

righteousness in the earth: for in these 1 Pet. iii

. 20. The long-suffering of things I delight, saith the Lord. God waited in the days of Noah, while xxxi. 3. I have loved thee with an ever. the ark was preparing.

lasting love, therefore with loving-kind2 Pet. iii. 9. "The Lord is long-suffer- ness have I drawn thee. ing to us-ward, not willing that any should xxxii. 18. Thou shewest loving-kindperish, but that all should come to repent- ness unto thousands. ance.–Ver. 15. The long-suffering of our Hos. ii. 19. I will betroth thee unto Lord is salvation.

me in righteousness, and in judgment, 1 Tim. i. 16. I obtained mercy, that in and in loving-kindness, and in mercies. me Christ might shew all long-suffering, Joel ii. 13. The Lord your God is for a pattern to them which should here. gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and after believe on him to life everlasting. of great kindness, and repenteth him of See Numb. xiv. 18. Ps. lxxxvi. 15. the evil.

Luke vi. 35. God is kind unto the unCXV. Porbearance ascribed to God. thankful, and to the evil. Numb. xiv. 27. The Lord said, How long Eph. ii. 6, 7. God hath raiscd us up,


us, &c.

and made us sit together in heavenly, loving-kindness, O God, in the inidst of places in Christ Jesus; that in the ages thy temple. to come he might shew the exceeding Ixiii. 3. Because thy loving-kindness is riches of his grace, in his kindness to better than life, my lips shall praise wards us, through Christ Jesus.

thee. Tit. iii. 4, 5. The kindness of God our xcii. 2. It is a good thing to shew Saviour towards men, appeared, not by forth thy loving-kindness in the morning, works of righteousness which we have and thy faithfulness every night. done, but according to his mercy he saved ciji. 4. Bless the Lord, O my soul, who

crowneth thee with loving-kindness and

tender mercies. CXVII. Kindness prayed for. Gen. cxxxviii. 2. I will worship toward thy xxiv. 12. Abraham's servant prayed, and holy temple, and praise thy name, for said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, thy loving-kindness and for thy truth; for I pray thee send me good speed, and thou hast magnified thy word above all shew kindness to my master.

thy name. Ruth i. 8. Naomi said, The Lord deal Isa. lxii. 7. I will mention the lovingkindly with you as you have dealt with kindness of the Lord, and the praises of the dead, and with me.

the Lord, according to all that he hath 2 Sam. ii. 6. David said, The Lord bestowed on us; and the great goodness shew kindness and truth unto you. he hath bestowed, &c.

Ps. xvii. 7. Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand, them that put their trust in thee.

GRACE OF GOD. xxv. 6. Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies, and thy loving-kindnesses, for CXIX. God is gracious. Gen. vi. 8. they have been ever of old.

Noah found grace in the eyes of the xxxvi. 10. O continue thy loving-kind- Lord. Moses found grace, Exod. xxxiii. ness unto them that know thee, and thy 12, 13. 16. righteousness to the upright in heart. Exod. xxii. 27. The Lord said, When

xl 11. Let thy loving-kindness and thy the poor crieth, I will hear; for I am truth continually prescrve me.

gracious. li. 1. Have mercy upon me, O God, ac- xxxii. 19. I will be gracious to whom cording to thy loving-kindness. I will be gracious, and I will have mercy

Ixix. 16. Hear me, O Lord, for thy on whom I will have mercy. loving-kindness; turn to me according to xxxiv. 6. The Lord God, merciful and the multitude of thy tender mercies. gracious, long-sufferiog, and abundant in

lxxxviii. 11. Shall thy loving-kindness goodness and truth. 2 Chron. xxx. 9. be declared in the grave, or thy faithful- 2 Kings xiii. 23. The Lord was graness in destruction ?

cious unto Israel (in their distress), and Ixxxix. 49. Lord, where are thy loving. had compassion on them, and had re. kindnesses?

spect unto them, because of his covenant cxix. 76. Let, I pray thee, thy merciful with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and kindness be for my comfort, according to would not destroy them; neither cast he thy word.-Ver. 88. Quicken me after them from his presence. thy loving-kindness; so shall I keep the Ezra ix. 8. For a little space, grace testimonies of thy mouth. Ver. 149. 159. hath been shewed from the Lord our

cxliii. 8. Cause me to hear thy loving. God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and kindness in the morning; for in thee do to leave us a nail in his holy place, that I trust.

our God may lighten our eyes, and give

us a reviving. CXVIII. Thanks for God's kindness. Neh. ix. 17. Thou art a God ready to Ps. xxvi. 3. Thy loving-kindness is be- pardon, gracious, merciful, slow to anger, fore mine eyes, and I have walked in thy and of great kindness, and forsookest not truth.

thy people. xxxi. 21. Blessed be the Lord, for he Ps. lxxvii. 9. Hath God forgotten to be hath shewed me his marvellous kindness. gracious ?

Ps. xl. 10. I have not concealed thy lxxxvi. 15. Thou, O Lord, art a God loving-kindness, and thy truth.

full of compassion, and gracious, long; xlviii. 9. We have thought of thy suffering, and plenteous in mercy and

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