34 Bible Verses about Goodness

Romans 8:28 ESV / 147 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 31:19 ESV / 72 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!

Psalm 23:6 ESV / 66 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 145:15-19 ESV / 56 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.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 50 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 / 44 helpful votes

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

James 3:13 ESV / 37 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 / 36 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

James 1:17 ESV / 31 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.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 30 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?

Galatians 6:10 ESV / 29 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.

Psalm 34:8 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 24 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.

Psalm 25:7 ESV / 24 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!

Matthew 12:35 ESV / 20 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 65:4 ESV / 20 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!

Titus 3:8-10 ESV / 19 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,

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But test everything; hold fast what is good.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 15 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.

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:28-29 ESV / 14 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.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,

Acts 7:51 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 10 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.

Exodus 33:19 ESV / 10 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.

Romans 3:10-12 ESV / 9 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.”

Acts 10:38 ESV / 8 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.

Ephesians 5:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:19 ESV / 5 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.”

Exodus 2:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child in it and placed it among the reeds by the river bank.

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