Mercy


This is the original text of: Mercy, by New Christian Bible Study Staff

Description:

In regular language, "mercy" means being caring and compassionate toward those who are in poor states.

Created or translated by: New Christian Bible Study Staff

Date of creation: 2014

Copyright: New Christian Bible Study Corp.

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About: These explanations of the meaning of Bible words and phrases are drawn from Emanuel Swedenborg's exegetical works. Those meanings were first indexed/compiled in "A Dictionary of Correspondences, Representatives, and Significatives", by George Nicholson, 1841. Nicholson's work was updated and expanded by Rev. Samuel Worcester, of Boston, Mass., around 1900, and reprinted. In 1973, the Swedenborg Foundation published "A Dictionary of Bible Imagery", by Alice Spiers Sechrist. This work, "quite a new book", revamped, expanded, and corrected its predecessors. In 2022, the listings have been updated again, corrected further, parsed, edited, and imported into a database format to support these word/phrase descriptions. Example occurrences of words in Bible verses are usually cited, as are the passages in Swedenborg's works where their meanings are described. In most cases, the entries are quite brief, with links to references. In others, New Christian Bible Study staff and volunteers have added short explanations, too.


Suggested Citation:

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