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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Corporal Acts of Mercy

is an ecclesiastical phrase for

(1) feeding the hungry; (2) giving drink to the thirsty; (3) clothing the naked; (4) harboring the stranger; (5) visiting the sick; (6) ministering to prisoners; (7) burying the dead (Matthew 25:35; Tobit 1:17).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Corporal Acts of Mercy'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/c/corporal-acts-of-mercy.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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