Matthew 5:7

New Testament

5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

Tosefta Bava Kamma 9


He who injures his fellow, even though the one who did the injury did not seek forgiveness from the injured party - the injured party nonetheless has to seek mercy for him, since it says, 'Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech.' And so you find in regard to the friends of Job, as it said, 'Now, therefore take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job, and offer yourselves up a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you.' Rabbi Judah says in the name of Rabban Gamaliel, 'Lo, it says, '...and show you mercy and have compassion on you, and multiply you...' Let this sign be in your hand, 'So long as you are merciful, He will have mercy on you.'

 Notes and References

Flusser, David & Notley, R. Steven Jesus (pp. 95-98) Magnes Press, 1997

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