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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. A suffering with another; painful sympathy; a sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration. compassion is a mixed passion, compounded of love and sorrow; at least some portion of love generally attends the pain or regret, or is excited by it. Extreme distress of an enemy even changes enmity into at least temporary affection.

He being full of compassion forgave their iniquity. Psalms 78:38.

His father had compassion and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. Luke 15:20.

COMPASSION, verb transitive To pity.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMPASSIONABLE, adjective Deserving of pity.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMPASSIONATE, adjective Having a temper or disposition to pity; inclined to show mercy; merciful; having a heart that is tender, and easily moved by the distresses, sufferings, wants and infirmities of others.

There never was a heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate

COMPASSIONATE, verb transitive To pity; to commiserate; to have compassion for.

COMPASSIONATEs my pains and pities me.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMPASSIONATELY, adverb With compassion; mercifully.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMPASSIONATENESS, noun The quality of being compassionate.