Did I not weep for those in trouble? Was I not deeply grieved for the needy? - Sympathy - TouchPoints

Did I not weep for those in trouble? Was I not deeply grieved for the needy?

Romans 12:15When others are happy, be happy with them. If they are sad, share their sorrow.

Galatians 6:2Share each other’s troubles and problems, and in this way obey the law of Christ.

Hebrews 13:3Don’t forget about those in prison. Suffer with them as though you were there yourself. Share the sorrow of those being mistreated, as though you feel their pain in your own bodies.

1 Corinthians 12:26If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.

Job 2:11Three of Job’s friends were Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. When they heard of the tragedy he had suffered, they got together and traveled from their homes to comfort and console him.

John 11:18-19Bethany was only a few miles down the road from Jerusalem, and many of the people had come to console Martha and Mary in their loss.

2 Samuel 10:2David said, “I am going to show loyalty to Hanun just as his father, Nahash, was always loyal to me.” So David sent ambassadors to express sympathy to Hanun about his father’s death. But when David’s ambassadors arrived in the land of Ammon,

Job 16:4-5I could say the same things if you were in my place. I could spout off my criticisms against you and shake my head at you. But that’s not what I would do. I would speak in a way that helps you. I would try to take away your grief.

Isaiah 58:7I want you to share your food with the hungry and to welcome poor wanderers into your homes. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.

Ecclesiastes 4:10If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But people who are alone when they fall are in real trouble.

Sympathy is putting yourself in the shoes of another. Whatever affects them affects you. Whatever they feel, you feel. When you do this, you will understand their pain and have compassion for them when they are hurting, and rejoice with them when they are happy.