100 Bible Verses about Goodness

Romans 8:28 ESV / 254 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Psalm 23:6 ESV / 217 helpful votes

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 31:19 ESV / 177 helpful votes

Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 141 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Romans 12:9 ESV / 116 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Psalm 145:15-19 ESV / 108 helpful votes

The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.

James 3:13 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

Psalm 27:13 ESV / 94 helpful votes

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!

James 1:17 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 89 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Psalm 34:8 ESV / 89 helpful votes

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

Galatians 6:10 ESV / 80 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.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 66 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 12:35 ESV / 64 helpful votes

The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.

Psalm 25:7 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

Psalm 65:4 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!

John 3:16-17 ESV / 46 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.

Exodus 33:19 ESV / 46 helpful votes

And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The Lord.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 43 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Romans 15:14 ESV / 39 helpful votes

I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.

2 Peter 1:5 ESV / 31 helpful votes

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,

Ephesians 5:9 ESV / 30 helpful votes

(for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true),

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 29 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Acts 10:38 ESV / 29 helpful votes

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

Titus 3:8-10 ESV / 28 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. But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him,

John 3:16 ESV / 28 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.

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 27 helpful votes

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

1 Timothy 6:18 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But test everything; hold fast what is good.

Psalm 84:11 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Revelation 20:1-22:5 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. ...

Romans 2:4 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Romans 3:10-12 ESV / 17 helpful votes

As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Genesis 1:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Mark 10:18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.

Psalm 100:5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Acts 7:51 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Genesis 1:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

1 Peter 2:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

If indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

1 Timothy 4:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

Titus 2:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 12 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. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

Ephesians 6:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man,

Matthew 5:28-29 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell.

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Romans 11:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Psalm 52:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Maskil of David, when Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.” Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man? The steadfast love of God endures all the day.

1 Peter 3:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:1-26 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. ...

Acts 2:38 ESV / 10 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.

Matthew 7:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

Nahum 1:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.

Hosea 3:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the Lord their God, and David their king, and they shall come in fear to the Lord and to his goodness in the latter days.

Psalm 119:68 ESV / 10 helpful votes

You are good and do good; teach me your statutes.

Psalm 37:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Genesis 1:31 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 9 helpful votes

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Titus 3:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Romans 7:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

Matthew 19:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.”

Jeremiah 6:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 8 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,

2 Peter 1:1-21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, ...

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Titus 3:1-15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 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, ...

1 Timothy 2:9-10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Psalm 145:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.

2 Peter 1:5-7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

2 Timothy 3:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

Ephesians 2:4-10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, ...

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Proverbs 19:22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.

Psalm 116:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful.

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