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compassion for the miserable

Its object is misery. By the atoning sacrifice of Christ a way is open for the exercise of mercy towards the sons of men, in harmony with the demands of truth and righteousness (Genesis 19:19; Exodus 20:6; 34:6-7; Psalms 85:10; 86:15-16).

In Christ, mercy and truth meet together.

Mercy is also a Christian grace (Matthew 5:7; 18:33-35).


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