2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;…
When a man begets children, they are in his own likeness. God groups all the mercies of the universe into a great family of children, of which He is the head. Mercies tell us what God is. They are His children. He is the Father of them in all their forms, combinations, multiplications, derivations, offices. Mercies in their length and breadth, in their multitudes infinite, uncountable — these arc God's offspring, and they represent their Father. Judgments are effects of God's power. Pains and penalties go forth from His hand. Mercies are God Himself. They are the issues of His heart. If He rears up a scheme of discipline and education which requires and justifies the application of pains and penalties for special purposes, the God that stands behind all. special systems and all special administrations in His own interior nature pronounces himself "the Father of mercies." Mercies are not what He does so much as what He is.
(H. W. Beecher.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;