Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Do we not sometimes take pleasure in making a criticism as sharp and pungent as we can make it? Do we in our literature, in our judgments of the political work or social life of others, strive to speak charitably; or rather, is it not a keen gratification to think that the world enjoys the criticism when the writer is sharp and piquant, and seasons his criticism with that unkindness which sends it home as the feather sends the arrow?
(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.