How many times “merciful” in the New Testament

Modern translations of the New Testament both in Slovak and in Czech use a well-known adjective “merciful”. In seven cases – Matt 5:7; Luke 6:36.36; Eph 4:32; 1 Pet 3:8; Heb 2:17; Jas 5:11 –, however, in Greek original the authors use four different words. The present study points to the influence of misericors from the Vulgate on this translation and at the same time proposes translations that reflects the Greek text.

Keywords: misericors, gracious, compassionate, pitiful, Bible translations.