100 Bible Verses about Goodness

Psalm 23:6 ESV / 381 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.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 376 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 / 365 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 / 353 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.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 287 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:8 ESV / 267 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:9 ESV / 253 helpful votes

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

James 1:17 ESV / 239 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.

Psalm 27:13 ESV / 219 helpful votes

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

Romans 2:4 ESV / 200 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?

Galatians 6:10 ESV / 180 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.

Matthew 12:35 ESV / 156 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.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 154 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?

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 150 helpful votes

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

James 3:13 ESV / 149 helpful votes

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

Exodus 33:19 ESV / 144 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.

Mark 10:18 ESV / 124 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:7 ESV / 124 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!

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 120 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 / 119 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.

Psalm 145:15-19 ESV / 115 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.

Psalm 145:9 ESV / 114 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:1-26 ESV / 107 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. ...

Nahum 1:7 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

Psalm 84:11 ESV / 106 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.

Psalm 65:4 ESV / 106 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!

Acts 10:38 ESV / 105 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 / 103 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 101 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 100 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 119:68 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:14 ESV / 96 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.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 96 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 95 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.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 95 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. ...

1 Peter 2:3 ESV / 94 helpful votes

If indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

1 Timothy 4:4 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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

Romans 11:22 ESV / 93 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.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 92 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 6:16 ESV / 92 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.’

Isaiah 5:20 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

2 Peter 1:5 ESV / 81 helpful votes

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

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 81 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,

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:13 ESV / 77 helpful votes

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

Psalm 52:1 ESV / 76 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.

Psalm 37:3 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:9-10 ESV / 74 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.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 73 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 100:5 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:5-7 ESV / 72 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 / 72 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,

Romans 12:21 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Proverbs 19:22 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 70 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 69 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.

Matthew 19:17 ESV / 69 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.”

Psalm 69:16 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good; according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 68 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.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 68 helpful votes

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

2 Peter 1:1-21 ESV / 66 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, ...

Titus 3:4 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

Titus 3:1-15 ESV / 65 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, ...

Acts 2:38 ESV / 65 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.

Genesis 1:4 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 63 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.

1 Corinthians 10:23 ESV / 63 helpful votes

“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.

Luke 18:19 ESV / 63 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:36 ESV / 61 helpful votes

Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:15-16 ESV / 61 helpful votes

Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 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.

Psalm 145:17 ESV / 61 helpful votes

The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.

Matthew 7:11 ESV / 60 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!

Psalm 34:14 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Psalm 25:6-7 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. 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!

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Genesis 1:31 ESV / 58 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.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 55 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.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 54 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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 53 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.

Psalm 107:1 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 50 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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 50 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:9 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path;

Psalm 119:172 ESV / 48 helpful votes

My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right.

Hosea 3:5 ESV / 45 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.

2 Corinthians 9:10 ESV / 44 helpful votes

He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Psalm 107:1-43 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them. ...

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 40 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.

Hosea 10:12 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.

1 Peter 2:1-25 ESV / 39 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ...

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 36 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. ...

James 4:8 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Titus 3:8-10 ESV / 33 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,

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