Best 19 Bible Verses About Compassion

The Bible is clear that compassion is an attribute of God and of God’s people as well.  We must show compassion to all people and love them as our neighbor. Here are the best 19 Bible verses about compassion.

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
- 2 Corinthians 13:11

Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old shall be merry. I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.
- Jeremiah 31:13

Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.
- Psalm 119:76

As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
- Isaiah 66:13

In overflowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the LORD, your Redeemer.
- Isaiah 54:8

to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.
- Isaiah 61:3

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Romans 8:38-39

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,
- Colossians 3:12

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
- Proverbs 3:5

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
- Philippians 4:7

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
- Psalm 103:13

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
- John 14:27

casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
- 1 Peter 5:7

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
- 2 Corinthians 12:9

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."
- John 16:33

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
- Hebrews 13:5

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
- Matthew 11:28

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
- Psalm 23:4

but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
- Isaiah 40:31

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5 Stories From The Bible About Compassion

Here are 5 stories from the Bible about receiving and showing compassion.

Forgiving of Others

If we remember that we were forgiven; we who were once ungodly, wicked enemies of God (Romans 5:6-10), we should feel compelled to “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32).  Others could never have sinned against us as much as we have sinned against God, so we ought to naturally want to be “forgiving one another” because “God in Christ forgave” us.

The Compassionate Christ

The word “compassion” is literally “with” (com) “passion,” meaning it is with passion that we come to others and show love, kindness, and forgiveness.  When you see a person you know is not saved, don’t you feel compassion for them since they don’t know Christ?  Jesus, “When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things” (Mark 6:34).  Let the things that break God’s heart, break our hearts also.

Compassionate Hearts

Paul instructs believers to “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive” (Colossians 3:12-13).  The idea of putting on these things means we have to be intentional in showing compassion toward others, because it isn’t natural for us, not being in our nature.

Compassion for Others

Paul prayed, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).  The lesson is that we should be comforting others the way that God has comforted us by using others.  God uses others as a means to bring us comfort, so we ought to do the same; comforting those in their afflictions.

A Brother in Need

A great part of compassion is not just caring for and praying for others, but actually helping others in tangible ways.  The Apostle John said that “if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him” (1 John 3:17)?  It’s not enough to say, “I’m sorry for your trouble…I will pray for you.”  Rather let us, “I am sorry for your trouble…I will pray for you, and here, maybe this will help.”  If we close our eyes and ears to others, God may well do that for us for a time.

It’s not hard to show compassion.  You can do that by your words; by your non-judgmental attitude, and by helping someone’s need in a specific way.  Love is a verb…it’s more what you do than what you say.

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