These mercies were sent as warnings, but he says that he was too careless to profit by them.
She is a woman, and no man—Heaven be praised for all His mercies!
Do we attribute all the mercies of physical life to a supreme intelligence?
It wasn't callousness; it was only an appreciation of mercies.
It has to us a feeling of home, and our minds are clothed with peace and, I trust, gratitude to the Father of mercies.
Perhaps we are blind to His mercies and are therefore dead to the faith.
For which, as for other mercies, ought not he to thank the Upper Powers?
Where are the mercies of thy boasted faith, if thy heart is left thus hard?
And while science explores, may not poetry celebrate the glories and the mercies of our God?
All occasions invite His mercies, and all times are His seasons.
late 12c., "God's forgiveness of his creatures' offenses," from Old French mercit, merci (9c.) "reward, gift; kindness, grace, pity," from Latin mercedem (nominative merces) "reward, wages, pay hire" (in Vulgar Latin "favor, pity"), from merx (genitive mercis) "wares, merchandise" (see market (n.)). In Church Latin (6c.) applied to the heavenly reward of those who show kindness to the helpless.
Meaning "disposition to forgive or show compassion" is attested from early 13c. As an interjection, attested from mid-13c. In French largely superseded by miséricorde except as a word of thanks. Seat of mercy "golden covering of the Ark of the Covenant" (1530) is Tyndale's loan-translation of Luther's gnadenstuhl, an inexact rendering of Hebrew kapporeth, literally "propitiatory."
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 (Gen. 19:19; Ex. 20:6; 34:6, 7; Ps. 85:10; 86:15, 16). In Christ mercy and truth meet together. Mercy is also a Christian grace (Matt. 5:7; 18:33-35).