What is compassion according to God? Well, this list of compassion verses will give us more insight into what God wants us to practice. We hope they can be of use to you. God bless you.
Bible Verses on Compassion
Ephesians 4:32 | NIV
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Lamentations 3:22-23 | NIV
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
1 Peter 3:8 | NIV
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 | NIV
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
Colossians 3:12 | NIV
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Romans 12:15 | NIV
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Zechariah 7:9-10 | NIV
This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’
Isaiah 49:15-16 | NIV
Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
I will not forget you!
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are ever before me.
Biblical text on compassion
1 John 3:17 | NIV
If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
Psalm 103:13 | NIV
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.
Isaiah 30:18 | NIV
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!
Hebrews 4:15 | NIV
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
Isaiah 54:10 | NIV
“Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Zechariah 10:6 | NIV
I will strengthen Judah
and save the tribes of Joseph.
I will restore them
because I have compassion on them.
They will be as though
I had not rejected them,
for I am the Lord their God
and I will answer them.
If you had asked yourself, what was the meaning of compassion in the bible? Now you know, we hope that these biblical compassion texts will help us become more like Christ. You can use all of these texts for your Bible studies, plus in each of them there are stories of compassion that are worth preaching.