be it far, merciful

Strong’s Dictionary of Greek Words:

Greek:
ἵλεως
Transliteration:
hileos
Phonic:
hil’-eh-oce
Meaning:
perhaps from the alternate form of 138; cheerful (as attractive), i.e. propitious; adverbially (by Hebraism) God be gracious!, i.e. (in averting some calamity) far be it
KJV Usage:
be it far, merciful