This study is not provided as an exhaustive review of all the information found, as there are 337 passages to review and contexts to consider. Rather this listing of results is provided to show a pattern based upon the five words researched for the Series and which of them had the most weight. Amazingly (not that it is a little amazing really, it is God’s Word – the most AMAZING Book EVER written), when the “step back” from it to see what was had was done – a speechless discovery was quite evident. I personally invite you to see what was the scene when the verses are taken a look at by the perspective as a whole…
Word Scripture Searched | Hem
Reach | Starting Verse
And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
Matthew 14:36 | King James Version
Comfort | A Woman
And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
Matthew 9:20-22 | King James Version
Faith | Little Faith
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? … And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
Matthew 14:31, 36 | King James Version
Touch | Verse Lookup
Temple | Of The Living God
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
II Corinthians 6:16-18 | King James Version
Virtue | Healed
And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
Luke 6:19 | King James Version
Border | Of His Garment
And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.
Mark 6:56 | King James Version
For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
Mark 5:28-30 | King James Version
And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him. For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues. And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
Mark 3:9-11 | King James Version
Merciful | Verse Lookup
Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Hebrews 2:17-18 | King James Version
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Luke 18:13-14 | King James Version
O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.
Psalm 117:1-2 | King James Version
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
Psalm 116:5-6 | King James Version
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Psalm 103:8-12 | King James Version
Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.
Psalm 57:1 | King James Version
I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity. Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight. With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright; With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.
Psalm 18:23-26 | King James Version
For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.
II Chronicles 30:9 | King James Version
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
I Chronicles 4:10 | King James Version
Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
Jude 1:21-23 | King James Version
Garment | Verse Lookup
Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
Joel 2:12-13 | King James Version
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
Isaiah 61:10 | King James Version
What is there to “see”? All the folks wanted to do is just “touch” the “hem”, they didn’t realize what was really needed was “Him”, Jesus Christ Himself. Look at the numbers:
- Hem | 3
- Touch | 5
- Merciful | 10
- Garment | 2
What they need is to see how Merciful God the Father is, which is supplied in ten (10) different situations which cover SO much ground, from the smallest things to the most significant things. It is my hope that each person that comes across this rather abbreviated note set will see for themselves just how SIMPLE the Word of God really is at allowing us to understand just how GREAT He is to us!