100 Bible Verses about Doing Good Deeds

Matthew 6:1-4 ESV / 1,160 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 976 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 723 helpful votes

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

James 4:17 ESV / 692 helpful votes

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

James 2:26 ESV / 601 helpful votes

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 573 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 550 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 547 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

Titus 2:7-9 ESV / 477 helpful votes

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. Bondservants are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 475 helpful votes

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Galatians 5:19-26 ESV / 460 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. ...

James 1:27 ESV / 452 helpful votes

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Matthew 7:21 ESV / 434 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Titus 3:14 ESV / 417 helpful votes

And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 409 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

2 Timothy 3:17 ESV / 408 helpful votes

That the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 401 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 354 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

John 3:16 ESV / 320 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 292 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

James 2:14-17 ESV / 287 helpful votes

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Matthew 6:1 ESV / 271 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

Isaiah 64:6 ESV / 260 helpful votes

We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 258 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

1 Timothy 6:18 ESV / 256 helpful votes

They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,

Ephesians 2:8-10 ESV / 241 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

James 2:17 ESV / 229 helpful votes

So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Psalm 37:3 ESV / 226 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.

Galatians 2:16 ESV / 224 helpful votes

Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

Galatians 6:10 ESV / 216 helpful votes

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 216 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 216 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ...

Matthew 6:3 ESV / 212 helpful votes

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

1 Peter 2:12 ESV / 205 helpful votes

Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

James 2:24 ESV / 198 helpful votes

You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 196 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Matthew 25:31-46 ESV / 195 helpful votes

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, ...

Hebrews 13:16 ESV / 190 helpful votes

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Luke 6:35 ESV / 190 helpful votes

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

Romans 11:6 ESV / 189 helpful votes

But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

3 John 1:11 ESV / 182 helpful votes

Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.

Matthew 5:42 ESV / 178 helpful votes

Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 176 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 175 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Romans 2:6 ESV / 171 helpful votes

He will render to each one according to his works:

John 14:6 ESV / 166 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 162 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Titus 3:8 ESV / 160 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.

Titus 3:5 ESV / 160 helpful votes

He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

Romans 3:28 ESV / 155 helpful votes

For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 153 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Revelation 22:12 ESV / 152 helpful votes

“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done.

Matthew 6:4 ESV / 152 helpful votes

So that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 149 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

John 5:28-29 ESV / 146 helpful votes

Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

Romans 4:4-5 ESV / 144 helpful votes

Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,

James 3:13 ESV / 141 helpful votes

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.

2 Timothy 4:14 ESV / 140 helpful votes

Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.

Luke 16:19-31 ESV / 140 helpful votes

“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. ...

Luke 15:7 ESV / 139 helpful votes

Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

Isaiah 1:17 ESV / 138 helpful votes

Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.

Matthew 16:27 ESV / 137 helpful votes

For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done.

Romans 3:20 ESV / 134 helpful votes

For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Matthew 23:5 ESV / 134 helpful votes

They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long,

James 2:14-26 ESV / 133 helpful votes

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. ...

Titus 3:1 ESV / 132 helpful votes

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,

2 Timothy 1:9 ESV / 128 helpful votes

Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

James 2:16 ESV / 127 helpful votes

And one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?

Isaiah 58:7 ESV / 127 helpful votes

Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

1 John 3:17 ESV / 125 helpful votes

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

Matthew 25:1-46 ESV / 124 helpful votes

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. ...

2 Corinthians 5:10 ESV / 123 helpful votes

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

Galatians 5:6 ESV / 122 helpful votes

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV / 121 helpful votes

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.

Luke 3:11 ESV / 121 helpful votes

And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”

Colossians 3:1-4 ESV / 120 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

1 Peter 1:17 ESV / 117 helpful votes

And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,

John 3:1-36 ESV / 117 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ...

2 John 1:8 ESV / 115 helpful votes

Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.

Matthew 6:5 ESV / 115 helpful votes

“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

James 2:22 ESV / 114 helpful votes

You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works;

Acts 9:36 ESV / 114 helpful votes

Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity.

1 Timothy 3:1 ESV / 113 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.

Romans 16:19 ESV / 108 helpful votes

For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil.

Romans 4:1-25 ESV / 108 helpful votes

What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, ...

Mark 16:15 ESV / 108 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 105 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 103 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

John 11:25-26 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Matthew 25:40 ESV / 95 helpful votes

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ESV / 94 helpful votes

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; ...

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 ESV / 89 helpful votes

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 88 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

Psalm 34:13-14 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Matthew 25:34-40 ESV / 84 helpful votes

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? ...

Isaiah 41:17 ESV / 84 helpful votes

When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

Luke 12:33-34 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Revelation 2:19 ESV / 71 helpful votes

“‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first.

Romans 6:14 ESV / 69 helpful votes

For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Galatians 2:21 ESV / 64 helpful votes

I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.

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