99 Bible Verses about Love and Compassion

Here are 99 Bible verses about love and compassion, curated from both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, King James Version, arranged from most to least relevant.

John 13:34 KJV

34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

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1 Corinthians 13:7 KJV

7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

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Psalm 103:2-4 KJV

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

Romans 12:9 KJV

9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Colossians 3:12 KJV

12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

Proverbs 10:9 KJV

9 He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

Psalm 97:10 KJV

10 Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

1 Peter 3:8 KJV

8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

John 3:16 KJV

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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1 Corinthians 13:4-5 KJV

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Ephesians 6:4 KJV

4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Ephesians 4:32 KJV

32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

1 John 3:17 KJV

17 But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

James 3:4-16 KJV

4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the …

Revelation 21:11 KJV

11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

Matthew 9:36 KJV

36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

Psalm 103:13 KJV

13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

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John 15:1-27 KJV

1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the …

Isaiah 30:18 KJV

18 And 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: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 KJV

3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Psalm 37:5 KJV

5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

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Romans 12:15 KJV

15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Lamentations 3:22-23 KJV

22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Galatians 5:22-23 KJV

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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Psalm 86:15 KJV

15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

Colossians 3:12-13 KJV

12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

John 1:1-51 KJV

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it …

Proverbs 19:17 KJV

17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

Hebrews 1:14 KJV

14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

2 Timothy 2:24 KJV

24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

Matthew 14:14 KJV

14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

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Zechariah 7:9-10 KJV

9 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother: 10 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

Hebrews 4:15 KJV

15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Isaiah 54:10 KJV

10 For 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.

Psalm 103:8 KJV

8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

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Exodus 33:19 KJV

19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

2 Peter 3:9 KJV

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

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1 Peter 4:10 KJV

10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Galatians 6:2 KJV

2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

Romans 9:15 KJV

15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

Romans 6:23 KJV

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Luke 15:20 KJV

20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

Luke 7:13 KJV

13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

Mark 6:34 KJV

34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.

Psalm 111:4 KJV

4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.

Psalm 51:1 KJV

1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Matthew 7:12 KJV

12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Lamentations 3:32 KJV

32 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

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Isaiah 49:15-16 KJV

15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. 16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.

Psalm 116:5 KJV

5 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

James 5:11 KJV

11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

Hebrews 10:34 KJV

34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

Titus 2:4 KJV

4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

1 Timothy 5:1-25 KJV

1 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; 2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity. 3 Honour widows that are widows indeed. 4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God. …

Ephesians 2:7 KJV

7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 1:3 KJV

3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

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Luke 6:36 KJV

36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

Matthew 25:35-40 KJV

35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee …

Matthew 20:34 KJV

34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

Zechariah 7:9 KJV

9 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:

Psalm 145:8 KJV

8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

Revelation 1:1 KJV

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

James 1:27 KJV

27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Philippians 2:1 KJV

1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

Acts 8:9-13 KJV

9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: 10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. 11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. …

Luke 10:33 KJV

33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

Mark 1:41 KJV

41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.

Matthew 5:44 KJV

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

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Micah 6:8 KJV

8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

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Psalm 5:1-12 KJV

1 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. 2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. 3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. 4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. …

James 1:22 KJV

22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

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Hebrews 5:2 KJV

2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.

Colossians 1:27 KJV

27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Ephesians 5:1 KJV

1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

Ephesians 4:2 KJV

2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

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Romans 12:20 KJV

20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

Matthew 5:9 KJV

9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

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Micah 7:19 KJV

19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

Joel 2:13 KJV

13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

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Proverbs 12:16 KJV

16 A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

Psalm 112:4 KJV

4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

2 Kings 13:23 KJV

23 And the Lord was gracious unto them, 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 as yet.

Exodus 34:6 KJV

6 And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

Genesis 2:7 KJV

7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Jude 1:22 KJV

22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:

1 Peter 3:8-9 KJV

8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

Galatians 5:22 KJV

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

1 Corinthians 12:25-26 KJV

25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

1 Corinthians 1:3-4 KJV

3 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;

Zechariah 10:6 KJV

6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the Lord their God, and will hear them.

Ezekiel 13:18 KJV

18 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?

Ephesians 4:3 KJV

3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephesians 2:4 KJV

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

1 Corinthians 13:6 KJV

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

1 Corinthians 13:5 KJV

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Lamentations 3:2 KJV

2 He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.

Isaiah 49:3 KJV

3 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

Psalm 103:2 KJV

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Nehemiah 9:17 KJV

17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.