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Mercy – Hebrew: Raham


Raham in Hebrew means ‘to have compassion’

“Remember your compassion and grace, ADONAI; for these are ages old” (Psalm 25:6, CJB).

“Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old” (Psalm 25:6, NIV).

“I exhort you, therefore, brothers, in view of God’s mercies, to offer yourselves as a sacrifice, living and set apart for God.  This will please him; it is the logical “Temple worship” for you” (Romans 12:1, CJB).

Hebrew Word Pictures

Resh – ‘A Head’ means ‘authority or leader’

Chet – ‘A Fence’ means ‘inner room (heart) or protect’

Mem – ‘Water’ means ‘chaos or mighty’

raham – leader of the mighty inner room

Greek – eleos means the outward manifestation of pity, it assumes need on the part of him who receives it, and resources adequate to meet the need on the part of him who shows it.

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