Lord Have Mercy on Me, a Sinner

(Luke 18:13-14a KJV)
And the publican, standing afar off,
would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven,
but smote upon his breast, saying,
God be merciful to me a sinner
{14} I tell you, this man went down to his house justified...

(Psa 25:7-11 KJV)
O LORD, Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions:
according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.
{8} Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
{9} The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
{10} All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
{11} For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.

(Psa 50:14-17 KJV)
Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
{15} And call upon me in the day of trouble:
I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
{16} But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes,
or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
{17} Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

That benevolence, mildness or tenderness of heart which disposes a person to overlook injuries, or to treat an offender better than he deserves; the disposition that tempers justice, and induces an injured person to forgive trespasses and injuries, and to forbear punishment, or to inflict less than law or justice will warrant. In this sense, there is perhaps no word in our language precisely synonymous with mercy. That which comes nearest to it is grace. It implies benevolence, tenderness, mildness, pity or compassion, and clemency, but exercised only towards offenders. All these are attributes of God, and mercy is a distinguishing attribute of God.
In the Old Testament it is most often the translation of , "kindness," "loving-kindness", "bowels" (the sympathetic region of the body), and "to be inclined to," "to be gracious," are also frequently translated "mercy"; "kindness," "beneficence," "to show kindness," are the chief words rendering "mercy"

In the New Testament, synonyms used formercy include "pity," "compassion," "kind," "compassionate," "forgiving"

Mercy is
(a) an essential quality of God ;it is His delight ; He is "the Father of mercies" "rich in mercy" "full of pity, and merciful"
(b) it is associated with forgiveness
(c) with His forbearance ("Yahweh is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great lovingkindness)";
(d) it shows itself in pitying help, supremely in Christ and His salvation,
(e) it is abundant, practically infinite ;
(f) it is everlasting .

(Psa 41:1-4 KJV) To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
{2} The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth:
and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
{3} The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing:
thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
{4} I said, LORD, be merciful unto me:
heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

(Psa 51:1-13 KJV)
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him,
after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness:
according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
{2} Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
{3} For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
{4} Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight:
that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
{5} Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
{6} Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
{7} Purge me with hyssop*(see below), and I shall be clean:
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
{8} Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
{9} Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
{10} Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
{11} Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
{12} Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
{13} Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

{*HYSSOP: On the night of the children of Israel being delivered from Egyptian bondage, a branch of hyssop was to be dipped in blood, and the blood applied to the doorposts and lintel so that the angel of death would PASS OVER:

(Exo 12:22-23 KJV)
And ye shall take a bunch of HYSSOP, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin,
and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin;
and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
{23} For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians;
and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts,
the LORD will pass over the door,
and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.}

(Psa 86:15-16 KJV)
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious,
longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
{16} O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me;
give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

(Psa 119:41-48 KJV) VAU.
Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.
{42} So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.
{43} And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
{44} So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
{45} And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
{46} I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
{47} And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
{48} My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved;
and I will meditate in thy statutes.

(Psa 130:1-6 KJV) A Song of degrees.
Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.
{2} Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
{3} If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
{4} But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
{5} I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
{6} My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning:
I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

Num 14:18a KJV
The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy,
forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty...

Psa 6:2-10 KJV
Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak:
O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
(3) My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?
(4) Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
(5) For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
(6) I am weary with my groaning;
all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
(7) Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth (H=becomes) old because of all mine enemies.
(8) Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity;
for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
(9) The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.
(10) Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

Psa 9:9-14 KJV
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
(10) And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee:
for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
(11) Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion:
declare among the people his doings.
(12) When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them:
he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
(13) Have mercy upon me, O LORD;
consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me,
thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:
(14) That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion:
I will rejoice in thy salvation..

Psa 27:4-5, 7-9 KJV
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple....
(7) Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice:
have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
(8) When thou saidst, Seek ye my face;
my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
(9) Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger:
thou hast been my help;
leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

Psa 30:1-4 KJV
<A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.>
I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up,
and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
(2) O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
(3) O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave:
thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
(4) Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his,
and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Psa 31:9-19 KJV
Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble:
mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.
(10) For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing:
my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.
(11) I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours,
and a fear to mine acquaintance:
they that did see me without fled from me.
(12) I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.
(13) For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side:
while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

(14) But I trusted in thee, O LORD:
I said, Thou art my God. (15) My times are in thy hand:
deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
(16) Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.
(17) Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee:
let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.
(18) Let the lying lips be put to silence;
which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
(19) Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee;
which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!

Psa 123:1-4 KJV
<A Song of degrees.{Heb=lit. a journey to a higher place>
Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
(2) Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters,
and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress;
so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God,
until that he have mercy upon us.
(3) Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us:
for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
(4) Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease,
and with the contempt of the proud.

Isa 49:13 KJV
Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth;
and break forth into singing, O mountains:
for the LORD hath comforted his people,
and will have mercy upon his afflicted.

Isa 55:6-7 KJV
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
(7) Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him;
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Mat 17:14-18 KJV
And when they were come to the multitude,
there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
(15) Lord, have mercy on my son:
for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
(16) And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
(17) Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation,
how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
(18) And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him:
and the child was cured from that very hour.

Mat 20:29-34 KJV
And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.
(30) And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side,
when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying,
Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
(31) And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace:
but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
(32) And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said,
What will ye that I shall do unto you?
(33) They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
(34) So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes:
and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

Jam 5:10-11 KJV
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord,
for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
(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.

God Bless You.....brother bob.......<><