International Standard Bible EncyclopediaPITY
pit'-i (chamal, chuc; eleeo): "Pity," probably contracted from "piety," is tender feeling for others in misery or distress. It is allied to compassion (which see), but differs in respect of the object that causes the distress (or feeling). The feeling of pity is excited chiefly by the weakness, miserable or degraded condition of the object; compassion by his uncontrollable and inevitable misfortunes: "We pity a man of weak understanding who exposes his weakness; we compassionate the man who is reduced to a state of beggary and want" (Crabb, English Synonyms). Pity often becomes allied to contempt; "a pity" is something to be regretted. See PITIFUL. In the Old Testament "pity" is closely akin to "mercy." It is most frequently the translation of chamal, "to pity," "to spare," e.g. in Nathan's parable of the poor man's one lamb, it is said that the rich man was worthy to die because he had "no pity" (2 Samuel 12:6).
Greek3627. oiktiro -- to pity, to have compassion on
... to pity, to have compassion on. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: oiktiro Phonetic
Spelling: (oyk-ti'-ro) Short Definition: I pity, have compassion on ...
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3628. oiktirmos -- compassion, pity
1653. eleeo -- to have pity or mercy on, to show mercy
1656. eleos -- mercy, pity, compassion
1654. eleemosune -- mercy, pity, spec. alms
4697. splagchnizomai -- to be moved in the inward parts, ie to ...
4698. splagchnon -- the inward parts (heart, liver, lungs, etc.) ...
1655. eleemon -- merciful
3629. oiktirmon -- merciful
1914. epiblepo -- to look on (with favor)
Strong's Hebrew2347. chus -- to pity, look upon with compassion
... 2346, 2347. chus. 2348 . to pity, look upon with compassion. Transliteration:
chus Phonetic Spelling: (khoos) Short Definition: pity. ...
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7357. Racham -- "pity," a man of Judah
2550. chamal -- to spare
7355. racham -- to love, have compassion
5162. nacham -- to be sorry, console oneself
2603a. chanan -- to show favor, be gracious
2617. checed -- goodness, kindness
5110. nud -- to move to and fro, wander, flutter, show grief
2551. chemlah -- compassion, mercy
7356. racham -- compassion
Whether the Reason for Taking Pity is a Defect in the Person who ...
Whether the Blessed Pity the Unhappiness of the Damned?
The Note of Pity.
Have Pity, Lord, for Thou Art Great,
Psalm 41 Charity to the Poor; Or, Pity to the Afflicted.
Mercy and Pity in the Judgment of God.
Malachy's Pity for his Deceased Sister. He Restores the Monastery ...
Precepts About those Things which are Commanded, and of Pity.
"Himself is Nearest and Meekest, Highest and Lowest, and Doeth All ...
To Give Alms Aright, we Should Begin with Ourselves, and have Pity ...
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) Piety.
2. (n.) A feeling for the sufferings or distresses of another or others; sympathy with the grief or misery of another; compassion; fellow-feeling; commiseration.
3. (n.) A reason or cause of pity, grief, or regret; a thing to be regretted.
4. (v. t.) To feel pity or compassion for; to have sympathy with; to compassionate; to commiserate; to have tender feelings toward (any one), awakened by a knowledge of suffering.
5. (v. t.) To move to pity; -- used impersonally.
ThesaurusPity (165 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A reason or cause of pity, grief, or regret; a thing to be regretted.
4 ... suffering. 5. (vt) To move to pity; -- used impersonally. ...
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Pitiful (5 Occurrences)
Sir (90 Occurrences)
Merciful (53 Occurrences)
Louder (10 Occurrences)
Compassionate (22 Occurrences)
Shouting (83 Occurrences)
Frequently (28 Occurrences)
Pities (2 Occurrences)
Spare (80 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordancePity (165 Occurrences)
Matthew 9:27 As Jesus passed on, two blind men followed Him, shouting and saying, "Pity us, Son of David."
Matthew 9:36 And when He saw the crowds He was touched with pity for them, because they were distressed and were fainting on the ground like sheep which have no shepherd.
Matthew 14:14 And he came out and saw a great number of people and he had pity on them, and made well those of them who were ill.
Matthew 15:22 Here a Canaanitish woman of the district came out and persistently cried out, "Sir, Son of David, pity me; my daughter is cruelly harassed by a demon."
Matthew 15:32 And Jesus got his disciples together and said, I have pity for the people, because they have now been with me three days and have no food: and I will not send them away without food, or they will have no strength for the journey.
Matthew 17:15 "Sir," he said, "have pity on my son, for he is an epileptic and is very ill. Often he falls into the fire and often into the water.
Matthew 18:27 And the lord of that servant, being moved with pity, let him go, and made him free of the debt.
Matthew 18:33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
Matthew 20:30 two blind men sitting by the roadside heard that it was Jesus who was passing by, and cried aloud, "Sir, Son of David, pity us."
Matthew 20:31 The people angrily tried to silence them, but they cried all the louder. "O Sir, Son of David, pity us," they said.
Matthew 20:34 And Jesus, being moved with pity, put his fingers on their eyes: and straight away they were able to see, and went after him.
Mark 1:41 Moved with pity Jesus reached out His hand and touched him. "I am willing," He said; "be cleansed."
Mark 6:34 So when Jesus landed, He saw a vast multitude; and His heart was moved with pity for them, because they were like sheep which have no shepherd, and He proceeded to teach them many things.
Mark 8:2 I have pity for these people because they have been with me now three days, and have no food;
Mark 9:22 "and often it has thrown him into the fire or into pools of water to destroy him. But, if you possibly can, have pity on us and help us."
Mark 10:47 Hearing that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out, "Son of David, Jesus, have pity on me."
Mark 10:48 Many angrily told him to leave off shouting; but he only cried out all the louder, "Son of David, have pity on me."
Luke 1:48 For he has had pity on his servant, though she is poor and lowly placed: and from this hour will all generations give witness to the blessing which has come to me.
Luke 6:36 Be full of pity, even as your Father is full of pity.
Luke 7:13 The Lord saw her, was moved with pity for her, and said to her, "Do not weep."
Luke 9:38 and a man from the crowd called out, "Rabbi, I beg you to pity my son, for he is my only child.
Luke 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, being on a journey, came where he lay, and seeing him was moved with pity.
Luke 10:37 "The one who showed him pity," he replied. "Go," said Jesus, "and act in the same way."
Luke 15:20 And he got up and went to his father. But while he was still far away, his father saw him and was moved with pity for him and went quickly and took him in his arms and gave him a kiss.
Luke 16:24 So he cried aloud, and said, "'Father Abraham, take pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.'
Luke 17:13 In loud voices they cried out, "Jesus, Rabbi, take pity on us."
Luke 18:38 Then, at the top of his voice, he cried out, "Jesus, son of David, take pity on me."
Luke 18:39 Those in front reproved him and tried to silence him; but he continued shouting, louder than ever, "Son of David, take pity on me."
Romans 1:31 faithless to their promises, without natural affection, without human pity.
Romans 2:4 Or is it nothing to you that God had pity on you, waiting and putting up with you for so long, not seeing that in his pity God's desire is to give you a change of heart?
Romans 3:25 Whom God has put forward as the sign of his mercy, through faith, by his blood, to make clear his righteousness when, in his pity, God let the sins of earlier times go without punishment;
Romans 9:15 For he says to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and pity on whom I will have pity.
2 Corinthians 1:23 But God is my witness that it was in pity for you that I did not come to Corinth at that time.
2 Corinthians 13:2 I said before, and still say it before I come, as being present for the second time, though I am still away from you, to those who have done wrong before, and to all the others, that if I come again I will not have pity;
Ephesians 4:32 And be kind to one another, full of pity, having forgiveness for one another, even as God in Christ had forgiveness for you.
Philippians 2:1 If then there is any comfort in Christ, any help given by love, any uniting of hearts in the Spirit, any loving mercies and pity,
Philippians 2:27 For it is true that he has been ill, and was apparently at the point of death; but God had pity on him, and not only on him, but also on me, to save me from having sorrow upon sorrow.
Colossians 3:12 As saints of God, then, holy and dearly loved, let your behaviour be marked by pity and mercy, kind feeling, a low opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, and a power of undergoing all things;
Hebrews 10:28 A man who has gone against the law of Moses is put to death without pity on the word of two or three witnesses:
Hebrews 10:34 For you had pity on those who were in prison, and had joy in the loss of your property, in the knowledge that you still had a better property and one which you would keep for ever.
James 5:11 Remember that we call those blessed who endured what they did. You have also heard of Job's patient endurance, and have seen the issue of the Lord's dealings with him--how full of tenderness and pity the Lord is.
1 Peter 3:8 Last of all, see that you are all in agreement; feeling for one another, loving one another like brothers, full of pity, without pride:
2 Peter 2:4 For if God did not have pity for the angels who did evil, but sent them down into hell, to be kept in chains of eternal night till they were judged;
1 John 3:17 But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and closes his heart of compassion against him, how does the love of God remain in him?
Jude 1:22 And have pity on those who are in doubt;
Jude 1:23 others you must try to save, as brands plucked from the flames; and on others look with pity mingled with fear, while you hate every trace of their sin.
Genesis 45:20 and your eye hath no pity on your vessels, for the good of all the land of Egypt 'is' yours.'
Exodus 2:6 And opening it, she saw the child, and he was crying. And she had pity on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.
Exodus 34:6 And the Lord went past before his eyes, saying, The Lord, the Lord, a God full of pity and grace, slow to wrath and great in mercy and faith;
Deuteronomy 7:16 You shall consume all the peoples whom Yahweh your God shall deliver to you; your eye shall not pity them: neither shall you serve their gods; for that will be a snare to you.
Deuteronomy 13:8 you shall not consent to him, nor listen to him; neither shall your eye pity him, neither shall you spare, neither shall you conceal him:
Deuteronomy 19:13 Your eye shall not pity him, but you shall put away the innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with you.
Deuteronomy 19:21 Your eyes shall not pity; life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
Deuteronomy 25:12 then you shall cut off her hand, your eye shall have no pity.
Deuteronomy 28:50 a nation of fierce facial expressions, that shall not respect the person of the old, nor show favor to the young,
Deuteronomy 30:3 Then the Lord will have pity on you, changing your fate, and taking you back again from among all the nations where you have been forced to go.
Deuteronomy 32:36 For the Lord will be judge of his people, he will have pity for his servants; when he sees that their power is gone, there is no one, shut up or free.
Judges 2:18 Whenever the LORD raised up judges for them, the LORD was with the judge, and he saved them from the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge; for the LORD was moved to pity by their groaning because of those who afflicted and oppressed them.
Judges 21:6 And the children of Israel were moved with pity for Benjamin their brother, saying, Today one tribe has been cut off from Israel.
Judges 21:15 And the people were moved with pity for Benjamin, because the Lord had let his wrath loose on the tribes of Israel.
1 Samuel 15:3 Now, go, and thou hast smitten Amalek, and devoted all that it hath, and thou hast no pity on it, and hast put to death from man unto woman, from infant unto suckling, from ox unto sheep, from camel unto ass.'
1 Samuel 15:9 and Saul hath pity -- also the people -- on Agag, and on the best of the flock, and of the herd, and of the seconds, and on the lambs, and on all that 'is' good, and have not been willing to devote them; and all the work, despised and wasted -- it they devoted.
1 Samuel 15:15 And Saul saith, 'From Amalek they have brought them, because the people had pity on the best of the flock, and of the herd, in order to sacrifice to Jehovah thy God, and the remnant we have devoted.'
1 Samuel 23:21 And Saul said, The Lord's blessing will be yours, for you have had pity on me.
1 Samuel 24:10 Look! you have seen today how the Lord gave you up into my hands even now in the hollow of the rocks: and some would have had me put you to death, but I had pity on you: for I said, Never will my hand be lifted up against my lord, who has been marked with the holy oil.
2 Samuel 12:6 He shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity!"
2 Samuel 12:22 And he saith, 'While the lad is alive I have fasted, and weep, for I said, Who knoweth? -- Jehovah doth pity me, and the lad hath lived;
2 Samuel 21:7 and the king hath pity on Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, son of Saul, because of the oath of Jehovah that 'is' between them, between David and Jonathan son of Saul;
1 Kings 8:50 Answering with forgiveness the people who have done wrong against you, and overlooking the evil which they have done against you; let those who made them prisoners be moved with pity for them, and have pity on them;
2 Kings 13:23 But the Lord was kind to them and had pity on them, caring for them, because of his agreement with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; he would not put them to destruction or send them away from before his face till now.
2 Chronicles 30:9 For if you come back to the Lord, those who took away your brothers and your children will have pity on them, and let them come back to this land: for the Lord your God is full of grace and mercy, and his face will not be turned away from you if you come back to him.
2 Chronicles 36:15 And the Lord, the God of their fathers, sent word to them by his servants, sending early and frequently, because he had pity on his people and on his living-place;
2 Chronicles 36:17 So he sent against them the king of the Chaldaeans, who put their young men to death with the sword in the house of their holy place, and had no pity for any, young man or virgin, old man or white-haired: God gave them all into his hands.
Job 6:14 To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.
Job 16:13 His archers surround me. He splits my kidneys apart, and does not spare. He pours out my gall on the ground.
Job 19:21 "Have pity on me, have pity on me, you my friends; for the hand of God has touched me.
Job 20:13 Hath pity on it, and doth not forsake it, And keep it back in the midst of his palate,
Job 24:21 He is not kind to the widow, and he has no pity for her child.
Job 27:22 For it hurls at him, and does not spare, as he flees away from his hand.
Psalms 17:10 They close up their callous hearts. With their mouth they speak proudly.
Psalms 25:6 O Lord, keep in mind your pity and your mercies; for they have been from the earliest times.
Psalms 31:7 I will be glad and have delight in your mercy; because you have seen my trouble; you have had pity on my soul in its sorrows;
Psalms 51:1 <To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of David. When Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba.> Have pity on me, O God, in your mercy; out of a full heart, take away my sin.
Psalms 69:16 Give an answer to my words, O Lord; for your mercy is good: be turned to me, because of your great pity.
Psalms 69:20 Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness. I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; for comforters, but I found none.
Psalms 72:13 He will have pity on the poor and needy. He will save the souls of the needy.
Psalms 77:9 Has God put away the memory of his pity? are his mercies shut up by his wrath? (Selah.)
Psalms 78:38 But he, being full of pity, has forgiveness for sin, and does not put an end to man: frequently turning back his wrath, and not being violently angry.
Psalms 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God full of pity and forgiveness, slow to get angry, great in mercy and wisdom.
Psalms 86:16 Turn to me, and have mercy on me! Give your strength to your servant. Save the son of your handmaid.
Psalms 90:13 Relent, Yahweh! How long? Have compassion on your servants!
Psalms 102:13 You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for it is time to have pity on her. Yes, the set time has come.
Psalms 102:14 For your servants take pleasure in her stones, and have pity on her dust.
Psalms 103:8 The Lord is kind and full of pity, not quickly made angry, but ever ready to have mercy.
Psalms 103:13 As a father has pity on his children, so the Lord has pity on his worshippers.
Psalms 106:44 But when their cry came to his ears, he had pity on their trouble:
Psalms 106:46 He put pity into the hearts of those who made them prisoners.
Psalms 109:12 Let there be none to extend kindness to him, neither let there be any to have pity on his fatherless children.
Psalms 111:4 Certain for ever is the memory of his wonders: the Lord is full of pity and mercy.
Psalms 112:4 For the upright there is a light shining in the dark; he is full of grace and pity.
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