First Testament

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God of my fathers, Lord of mercy. you who have made all things by your word
(The book of wisdom 9, 1)

You who fear the Lord, trust him, and you will not be robbed of your reward.
(Ecclesiasticus 2, 9)

For the Lord is compassionate and merciful, he forgives sins and saves in the time of distress (Ecclesiasticus 2, 11)

How great is the mercy of the Lord, his pardon for those who turn to him ! (Ecclesiasticus 17, 29)

Have mercy on me, O God, in your faithful love, in your great tenderness wipe away my offences; wash me clean from my guilt, purify me from my sin. (…) Remember, I was born guilty, a sinner from the moment of conception. But you delight in sincerity of heart, and in secret you teach me wisdom. (Psalm 50 (51), 1& 5,6)

The Lord is tenderness and pity, slow to anger and rich in faithful love. (Psalm 103, 8)

Making your neighbour a loan is an act of mercy, to lend him a helping hand is to keep the commandments.
(Ecclesiasticus 29, 1)

Mercy is welcome in time of trouble, like rain clouds in time of drought. (Ecclesiasticus 35, 24)

May your souls rejoice in the mercy of the Lord, may you never be ashamed of praising him. (Ecclesiasticus 51, 29)

I shall betroth you to myself for ever, I shall betroth you in uprightness and justice, and faithful love and tenderness. (Hosea 2, 21)