Q&A: What exactly does the Bible mean by “bowels of mercy” what do bowels have to do with mercy?

Question by atomzer0: What exactly does the Bible mean by “bowels of mercy” what do bowels have to do with mercy?
Here are some examples where these 2 words are used together in the Bible.

Isaiah 63:15
Jeremiah 31:20
Philippians 2:1
Colossians 3:12

Best answer:

Answer by Kris
You’re taking it too literal.

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4 thoughts on “Q&A: What exactly does the Bible mean by “bowels of mercy” what do bowels have to do with mercy?

  1. PaulCyp

    In Old English “bowels” was often used to indicate great depth, such as “the bowels of the earth”, meaning its deep interior. Therefore profound mercy, the depths of mercy.

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