Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Do we feel that those around us in domestic service, in business, should have their feelings carefully considered? Surely there is a sad want of thoughtful mercy amongst us all I There is no lack of that mercy which comes of being strongly appealed to, and which moves a man to give largely of his money, time, and energy, for the removal of suffering. But the thoughtful, considerate mercy which seeks to prevent suffering and to hinder crime is what we desire to see.
(Bishop W. C. Magee.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
WEB: Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is also merciful.