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The Compassion of Jesus Christ

Following are verses from the Holy Scriptures that demonstrate the compassion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You may select from the following translations.

King James Version
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King James Version

(Isaiah 42:3 KJV) "A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth."

(Isaiah 63:9 KJV) "In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old."

(Matthew 8:3 KJV) "And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed."

(Matthew 8:16-17 KJV) "When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses."

(Matthew 9:36 KJV) "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."

(Matthew 14:14 KJV) "And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick."

(Matthew 15:32 KJV) "Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way."

(Matthew 18:11-13 KJV) "For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. 12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? 13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray."

(Matthew 20:34 KJV) "So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him."

(Matthew 23:27 KJV) "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness."

(Mark 6:34 KJV) "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."

(Mark 8:2-3 KJV) "I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: 3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far."

(Luke 7:13 KJV) "And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not."

(Luke 19:41-42 KJV) "And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, 42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes."

(John 11:34-38 KJV) "And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. 35 Jesus wept. 36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him! 37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died? 38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it."

(John 18:8-9 KJV) "Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way: 9 That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none."

(2 Corinthians 8:9 KJV) "For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich."

(Hebrews 4:15 KJV) "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."

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New King James Version

(Isaiah 42:3 NKJV) "A bruised reed He will not break, And smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth."

(Isaiah 63:9 NKJV) "In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the Angel of His Presence saved them; In His love and in His pity He redeemed them; And He bore them and carried them All the days of old."

(Matthew 8:3 NKJV) "Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." Immediately his leprosy was cleansed."

(Matthew 8:16-17 NKJV) "When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: "He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.""

(Matthew 9:36 NKJV) "But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd."

(Matthew 14:14 NKJV) "And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick."

(Matthew 15:32 NKJV) "Now Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, "I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.""

(Matthew 18:11-13 NKJV) ""For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. 12 "What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? 13 "And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray."

(Matthew 20:34 NKJV) "So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him."

(Matthew 23:27 NKJV) ""Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness."

(Mark 6:34 NKJV) "And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things."

(Mark 8:2-3 NKJV) ""I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. 3 "And if I send them away hungry to their own houses, they will faint on the way; for some of them have come from afar.""

(Luke 7:13 NKJV) "When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep.""

(Luke 19:41-42 NKJV) "Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, 42 saying, "If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes."

(John 11:34-38 NKJV) "And He said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to Him, "Lord, come and see." 35 Jesus wept. 36 Then the Jews said, "See how He loved him!" 37 And some of them said, "Could not this Man, who opened the eyes of the blind, also have kept this man from dying?" 38 Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it."

(John 18:8-9 NKJV) "Jesus answered, "I have told you that I am He. Therefore, if you seek Me, let these go their way," 9 that the saying might be fulfilled which He spoke, "Of those whom You gave Me I have lost none.""

(2 Corinthians 8:9 NKJV) "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich."

(Hebrews 4:15 NKJV) "For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin."

New International Version

(Isaiah 42:3 NIV) "A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;"

(Isaiah 63:9 NIV) "In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old."

(Matthew 8:3 NIV) "Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was cured of his leprosy."

(Matthew 8:16-17 NIV) "When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.""

(Matthew 9:36 NIV) "When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd."

(Matthew 14:14 NIV) "When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick."

(Matthew 15:32 NIV) "Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.""

(Matthew 18:11-13 NIV) "The Son of Man came to save what was lost. 12 What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? 13 And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off."

(Matthew 20:34 NIV) "Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him."

(Matthew 23:27 NIV) ""Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean."

(Mark 6:34 NIV) "When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things."

(Mark 8:2-3 NIV) ""I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. 3 If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance.""

(Luke 7:13 NIV) "When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, "Don't cry.""

(Luke 19:41-42 NIV) "As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42 and said, "If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace--but now it is hidden from your eyes."

(John 11:34-38 NIV) ""Where have you laid him?" he asked. "Come and see, Lord," they replied. 35 Jesus wept. 36 Then the Jews said, "See how he loved him!" 37 But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?" 38 Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance."

(John 18:8-9 NIV) ""I told you that I am he," Jesus answered. "If you are looking for me, then let these men go." 9 This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: "I have not lost one of those you gave me.""

(2 Corinthians 8:9 NIV) "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich."

(Hebrews 4:15 NIV) "For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin."

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