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pit'-i-fool: As found in Scripture, means "full of pity"; it is expressed by rachamani, from rachamim (plural of racham), "bowels," "compassion" (Lamentations 4:10 the King James Version, its only occurrence in the Old Testament), "The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children." In James 5:11, we have the beautiful saying, The Lord is very pitiful (the Revised Version (British and American) "full of pity") and of tender mercy," where "very pitiful" is the translation of polusplagchnos, literally, "of many bowels," a word which does not occur elsewhere; it might be translated "large-hearted" or "tender-hearted." In Ecclesiasticus 2:11, we have "The Lord, is.... very, pitiful" (oiktirmon); eusplagchnos, well-hearted," "compassionate," "full of pity," occurs in 1 Peter 3:8, "Love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous," the Revised Version (British and American) "loving as brethren, tenderhearted, humble-minded." The word is found in The Prayer of Manasseh 7; Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs, Zeb 8 2.

W. L. Walker

1652. eleeinos -- pitiable
... pitiable. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: eleeinos Phonetic Spelling:
(el-eh-i-nos') Short Definition: merciful, pitiful Definition: merciful, pitiful ...
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4184. polusplagchnos -- very compassionate
... compassionate, pitiful. From polus and splagchnon (figuratively); extremely
compassionate -- very pitiful. see GREEK polus. see GREEK splagchnon. ...
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2155. eusplagchnos -- tenderhearted, compassionate
... pitiful, tender-hearted. From eu and splagchnon; well compassioned, ie Sympathetic --
pitiful, tender-hearted. see GREEK eu. see GREEK splagchnon. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7362. rachamani -- compassionate
... compassionate (1). pitiful. From racham; compassionate -- pitiful. see HEBREW
racham. 7361, 7362. rachamani. 7363 . Strong's Numbers.
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How Long?
... Oh, it did seem pitiful! One of those pitiful, pitiful things which never grow less
pitiful because they are common everywhere. That little girl, and this! ...
/.../wilson-carmichael/things as they are/chapter xxviii how long.htm

God Just as Well as Merciful; Accordingly, Mercy must not be ...
... "But," say they, "God is good,' and most good,' [715] and pitiful-hearted,' and
a pitier,' and abundant in pitiful-heartedness,' [716] which He holds dearer ...
//christianbookshelf.org/tertullian/on modesty/chapter ii god just as well.htm

The Note of Pity.
... Without a pitiful heart his exposure of human nature will become mere fault-finding,
and a fault-finding ministry is a ministry of desolation. ...
/.../jackson/the message and the man/chapter ii the note of.htm

... Fearful and sickening sights must Obadiah have seen that day, as he rode
wearily on upon his pitiful errand. And the thought of ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/town and country sermons/sermon ix obadiah.htm

The War in Heaven.
... add, It is so the world must be made, because it is made by Jesus Christ our Lord,
and its laws are the likeness of His character; pitiful, because Christ is ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/westminster sermons/sermon xxi the war in.htm

... It is one which has been a comfort to me again and again. It is one which, if rightly
understood, ought to give comfort to pitiful and tender-hearted persons. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/westminster sermons/sermon xviii death.htm

Letter Xl. To Marcella.
... For is it not pitiful to cut away the dead flesh of another man with merciless
knives without being moved by his pangs? Is it not ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter xl to marcella.htm

February the Twenty-Third the Process and the End
... FEBRUARY The Twenty-third THE PROCESS AND THE END. "Ye have seen the end of the
Lord: that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy." "James 5:7-11. ...
/.../february the twenty-third the process.htm

The True Gnostic is an Imitator of God, Especially in Beneficence.
... "Be," says the Lord, "merciful and pitiful, as your heavenly Father is pitiful."
[2378] Thence also the Stoics have laid down the doctrine, that living ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter xix the true gnostic is.htm

Whether Envy is a Mortal Sin?
... to pity, their principal objects being contrary to one another, since the envious
man grieves over his neighbor's good, whereas the pitiful man grieves over ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether envy is a mortal.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Arousing pity or contempt; wretched.

2. (a.) Piteous; lamentable; eliciting compassion.

3. (v.) To be pitied for littleness or meanness; miserable; paltry; contemptible; despicable.

Pitiful (5 Occurrences)
... 3. (v.) To be pitied for littleness or meanness; miserable; paltry; contemptible;
despicable. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PITIFUL. ...
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Tender (66 Occurrences)
... 12. (superl.) Susceptible of the softer passions, as love, compassion, kindness;
compassionate; pitiful; anxious for another's good; easily excited to pity ...
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Pitieth (7 Occurrences)

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Vision (106 Occurrences)
... man of Macedonia" (Acts 16:9) had its origin in some poor helot whom Paul had seen
on the streets of Troas and who embodied for him the pitiful misery of the ...
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Lamentable (1 Occurrence)
... 3. (a.) Miserable; pitiful; paltry; -- in a contemptuous or ridiculous sense.
Multi-Version Concordance Lamentable (1 Occurrence). ...
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Inhabitress (12 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 22:23 Thou inhabitress of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars,
how pitiful shalt thou be when pangs come upon thee, pain as of a woman in ...
/i/inhabitress.htm - 10k

Forlorn (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (pp) of Forlese. 2. (vt) Deserted; abandoned; lost. 3. (vt) Destitute; helpless;
in pitiful plight; wretched; miserable; almost hopeless; desperate. ...
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Ruth (19 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Sorrow for the misery of another; pity; compassion. 2. (v.) That which causes
pity or compassion; misery; distress; a pitiful sight. Int. ...
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Mercy (467 Occurrences)
... are the chief words rendering "mercy" in the New Testament; oiktirmos, "pity,"
"compassion," occurs a few times, also oiktirmon, "pitiful," eleemon, "kind ...
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Milch (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Giving milk; -- now applied only to beasts. 2.
(a.) Tender; pitiful; weeping. Multi-Version Concordance Milch (2 Occurrences). ...
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Bible Concordance
Pitiful (5 Occurrences)

James 5:11 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.

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

Revelation 3:17 You say, I am rich, and have wealth stored up, and I stand in need of nothing; and you do not know that if there is a wretched creature it is *you* -- pitiable, poor, blind, naked.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 22:23 Thou inhabitress of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars, how pitiful shalt thou be when pangs come upon thee, pain as of a woman in travail!

Lamentations 4:10 The hands of the pitiful women have boiled their own children; They were their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.



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