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Ezr: viii. 22. The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him. Ver. 18. Ch. vii. 9. Neh. ii. 8, 18.
Neh. v. 19. Think upon me, O my God, for good. Ch. xiii. 31. ix. 25. Thy people delighted themselves in thy great goodness.
Job ii. 10. Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?
Ps. iv. 6. Many say, who will shew us any good, Lord lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
Ps. xxi. 3. Thou preventest, with the blessings of thy goodness. xxiii. 6. Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
xxv. 7. According to thy mercy, remember me for thy goodness sake.
xxvii. 13. I had sainted unless I had believed, to see the goodness of the Lord, in the land of the living.
xxxiii. 5. The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. xxxiv. 10. They that seek the Lord, shall not want any good thing:
Ixv. 4. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
Ixix. 16. Hear me, O Lord, for thy loving kindness is good. Ixxiii. 1. Truly God is good to Israel, to such as are of a clean heart.
lxxxiv. 11. The Lord God is a sun and shield, he will give grace and glory, no good thing will he with-hold from them that walk uprightly. ixxxvi. 17. Shew me a token for good.
ciii. 5. Bless the Lord, O my soul, who satisfieth thy mouth with good things.
cvii. 8. O that men would praise the Lord, for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men. Ver. 15, 21, 31.
cxix. 122. Be surety for thy servant for good. cxliii. 10. Thy Spirit is good, lead me into the land of uprightness.
cxliv. 2. The Lord is my goodness, my fortress, and high tower, &c.
Isa. Ixiii. 7. I will mention the loving-kindness of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them.
Jer. xxiv. 5. I sent them captives out of this place, for their good.
Ver. 6. I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will build them, and plant them.
xxix. 32. The wicked shall not tehold the good that I will do for my people.
xxxi. 12. They shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall How together to the goodness of the Lord, for wheat and for wine, &c.
Ver. 14. My people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord.
Jer. xxxii. 39. I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them.
Ver. 42. I will bring upon this people all the good that I have promised.
Jer. xxxiii. 9. The nations of the earth shall hear the good that 1 do unto my people, and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness, and for all the prosperity.
Ver. 14. Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel. See Jos. xxi. 45.-xxiii. 14. xxiv. 20. and i Kings viii. 56.
Hos. iii. 5. The children of Israel shall fear the Lord, and his goodness, in the latter days.
Mat. vii. 11. If ye being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven, give good things to them that ask him.
xx. 15. Is thine eye evil because I am good.
ü. 14. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace and good will towards men.
xii. 32. It is your Father's good pleasure, to give you the kingdom.
Acts xiv. 17. God left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons. Ps. civ. 28.-lxviii. 10.-1xxxv. 12.
Rom. viii. 28. All things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are the called according to his purpose.
Jam. i. 17. Every good gift, and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights.
MERCY OF GOD. C. God is merciful. Exod. xxxiv. 6. The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.
Ver. 7. Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin.
Numb. xiv. 18. The Lord is long suffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity.
Neh. ix. 17. Thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness. Ver. 19, 27, 28, 31.
Ps. xxxvi. 5. Thy mercy, Lord, is in the heavens, and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
lvii. 10. Thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds. Ps. cviji. 4.
Ixii. 12. Unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy.
1xxxvi. 15. Thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. Ver. 5.
c. 5. The Lord is good, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth to all generations.
ciii. 8. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. Ps. cxi. 4. · csvi. 5. Gracious is the Lord, and righteous, yea, our God is merciful. · cxix. 156. Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord. 2 Sam. xxiv. 14. 'cxxxviii. 8. Thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever.
Ps. cxlv. 8. The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion, slow to anger, and of great mercy.
Dan. ix. 9. To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses though we have rebelled against him.
Lam. iii. 22. It is of the Lords mercies, that we are not consumcd, because his compassions fail not.
Ver. 32. Though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.
Jonah iv. 2. Thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
Mic. vii. 18. Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage ? he relaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.
2 Cor. i. 3. The Father of mercies, and God of all comfort.
CI. Mercy promised. Ps. v. 7. I will come unto thy house, in the multitude of thy mercy.
lvii. 3. God shall send forth his mercy, and his truth. lix. 10. The God of my mercy shall prevent me.
Ps. Ixxxix. 2. Mercy shall be built for ever, thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the heavens.
Ver. 14. Mercy and truth shall go before thy face. Ver. 28. My mercy will I keep for him for evermore. cii. 13. Thou shalt have mercy on Zion.
Isa. xiv. 1. The Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will choose Israel.
xxx. 18. 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.
liv. 7. For a small moment have I forsaken thee, but with great mercies will I gather thee.
Ver. 8. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment, but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer.
Ver. 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.
xlii. 21. The Lord is well pleased for his mercies sake, he will magnity the law, and make it honourable.
isa. Iv. 3. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
xlix. 10. He that hath mercy on them, shall lead them, even by the springs of water, shall he guide them.
1x. 10. In my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.
Jer. xxx. 18. I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and will have mercy on his dwelling places. Ch. xxxiii. 26. Ezek. xxxix. 25. Hos. i. 7.-xii. 23.
xlii. 21. I will shew mercies unto you, that the king of Babylon may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.
Lam. ïï. 32. Though the Lord cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.
Hos. ii. 19. I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies.
Mic. vii. 20. Thou wilt perform the truth unto Jacob, and the mer.cy unto Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers.
Zech. i. 16. Thus saith the Lord, I am returned to Jerusalem, with mercies.
x. 16. I will bring them again to this place, for I have mercy upon them, and they shall be as though I had not cast them off.
Rom. ix. 15. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy. Exod. xxxix. 19.
Ver. 16. It is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
CII. Persons to whom mercy is promised. Mercy is promised to the obedient. See the following texts on promises to the obedient. Exod. xx. 6. Deut. v. 10.-xiii. 17, 18. Ps. xxv. 10. To the penitent. See in promises to conversion, or turning to God, the following texts. 2 Chron. xxx. 9. Prov. xxviii. 13. Isa. Iv. 7. Jer. ii. 12.-xxxi. 19, 20.
To them that fear God. See in promises to them that fear God the following texts. Ps. ciïi. 11, 13, 17. Luke i. 50.
To them that love God. See in promises to loving God, the following texts. Exod. xx. 6. Deut. v. 10. Ps. cxix. 132. Jude ver. 21.
To them that trust in God. See in promises to them that trust in God, the following texts. Ps. xxxii. 10.—xxxiii. 22.
CIII. Mercy prayed for. Numb. vi. 24. On this wise the priests shall bless (or pray for) the people. The Lord bless thee and keep thee.
Ver. 25. The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee.
Ver. 26. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
xiv. 19. Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of thy mercy.
Deut. xxi. 8. Be merciful, O Lord, unto thy people, whom thou hast redeemed.
Neh. xiii. 22. Remember me, O my God, and spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy.
Ps. iv. 1. Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
ví. 2. Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak, O Lord, heal me.
Ver. 4. O save me for thy mercies sake. Ps. xxx. 10.-_lxix. 13, 14, 16, 17.-lvii. 1.-xlv. 26.-lvi. 1. cxxiii. 3.
ix. 13. Have mercy upon me, O Lord, consider my trouble.
xxv. 6. Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy loving kindnesses, for they have been ever of old. Ps. Ixxxvi. 6.
Ver. Ý. Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions : according to thy mercy remember thou me.
Ver. 16. For thy goodness sake, O Lord, turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me, for I am desolate and afficted. Ps. Ixxxvi. 16.
xxvi. 11. I will walk in mine integrity, redeem me, and be mer. ciful unto me.
P's. xl. 11. With-hold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord, let thy loving kindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
Ps. xli. 4. Lord be merciful unto me, and heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.
li. 1. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness, according to the multitude of thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions
lxi. 7. O prepare mercy and truth that may preserve the king.
Ixxix. 8. O remember not against us former iniquities, let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us.
Ver. 9. Help us, o God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name, and deliver us and purge away our sins for thy names's sake:
lxxxix. 7. Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.
Ixxxvi. 3. Be merciful unto me, O Lord, for I cry unto thee daily.
Ver. 5. For thou, Lord, art good and ready to forgive, and plenteous in mercy, to all that call upon thee. Ps. xxvii. 7.
xc. 14. O satisfy us early with thy mercy, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Ps. cix. 21. Because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me, for I am poor and needy,
Ver. 26. Help me, O Lord my God, and save me according to thy mercy.
cxix. 41. Let thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord, even thy salvation, according to thy word.
Ver. 58. Be merciful unto me according to thy word.
cxix. 124. Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.
Ver. 132. Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.
Hos. xiv. 2. Take away all our iniquity, receive us graciously..
Hab. iii. 2. O Lord revive thy work in the midst of the years, in wrath remember mercy.
Mal. i. 9. Beseech God that he will be gracious unto us. Luke xviii. 13. God be merciful to me a sinner. Gal. vi. 16. As many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
1 Tim. i. 2. Grace, mercy and peace, from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Tim. i. 2. Tit. i. 4. 2 John ver. 3.
2 Tim.i. 16. The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus.
Ver. 18. The Lord grant that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day.
Heb. iv. 6. Let us come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Jude ver. 2. Mercy unto you, and peace and love be multiplied.
CIV. Mercy acknowledged in various instances. Gen. xix. 16. The Lord being merciful unto Lot, brought him forth, and set him without the city. · Ver. 19. Lot said, thou hast magnified thy mercy, in saving my life.