lovingkindness

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Etymology[edit]

loving +‎ kindness; arises in the King James Version of the Bible as a translation of Latin misericordia(compassion, mercy, pity, lovingkindness) (other versions of the Bible use Hebrew חסד(ḥeseḏ, grace, kindness, love; chesed) and Koine Greek ἔλεός(éleós, compassion, mercy, pity)).

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lovingkindness ‎(uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Kindness or mercy which is based on, or arises from, love.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Jeremiah 9:24:
      But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

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