100 Bible Verses about Goodness

Psalm 23:6 ESV / 1,695 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 34:8 ESV / 1,647 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 1,600 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.

Psalm 31:19 ESV / 1,597 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!

Romans 8:28 ESV / 1,520 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 27:13 ESV / 1,495 helpful votes

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

James 1:17 ESV / 1,413 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.

Nahum 1:7 ESV / 1,288 helpful votes

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

Romans 2:4 ESV / 1,242 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 5:22 ESV / 1,189 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:9 ESV / 1,177 helpful votes

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

Mark 10:18 ESV / 1,076 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:10 ESV / 1,046 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 145:9 ESV / 999 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:68 ESV / 973 helpful votes

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

Psalm 84:11 ESV / 901 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.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 799 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 / 788 helpful votes

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

Exodus 33:19 ESV / 787 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 12:2 ESV / 769 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Psalm 107:1 ESV / 742 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 693 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:14 ESV / 687 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.

Romans 12:21 ESV / 687 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:7 ESV / 672 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 / 670 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.

Genesis 1:31 ESV / 666 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 Timothy 4:4 ESV / 664 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 649 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.

Romans 15:14 ESV / 635 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 65:4 ESV / 635 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!

Romans 11:22 ESV / 624 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.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 622 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 / 613 helpful votes

If indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 613 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,

Psalm 37:3 ESV / 610 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:13 ESV / 609 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 607 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.

Jeremiah 6:16 ESV / 597 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.’

Matthew 5:15-16 ESV / 595 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 69:16 ESV / 586 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:34 ESV / 584 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:9-10 ESV / 572 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 5:9 ESV / 566 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 556 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.

Isaiah 5:20 ESV / 552 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 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 545 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.

Psalm 34:14 ESV / 533 helpful votes

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

James 3:13 ESV / 527 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 525 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:5-7 ESV / 519 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.

Acts 10:38 ESV / 518 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.

Psalm 100:5 ESV / 513 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:22 ESV / 512 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:11 ESV / 507 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!

Luke 18:19 ESV / 505 helpful votes

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

Psalm 145:17 ESV / 501 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:36 ESV / 498 helpful votes

Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

1 Corinthians 10:23 ESV / 497 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:6-7 ESV / 495 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!

Matthew 19:17 ESV / 491 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.”

2 Peter 1:5 ESV / 489 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:9 ESV / 485 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 462 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 440 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.

Galatians 5:1-26 ESV / 433 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. ...

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 425 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.

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 415 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,

Genesis 1:4 ESV / 415 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:37 ESV / 384 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 348 helpful votes

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

Hosea 3:5 ESV / 345 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.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 334 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Psalm 16:2 ESV / 333 helpful votes

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”

Psalm 52:1 ESV / 330 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.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 313 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:35 ESV / 312 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.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 304 helpful votes

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

Titus 3:4 ESV / 302 helpful votes

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

Psalm 33:5 ESV / 302 helpful votes

He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.

1 John 1:5 ESV / 296 helpful votes

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 288 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 277 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,

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 270 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.

2 Peter 1:1-21 ESV / 267 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, ...

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 267 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.

Titus 3:1-15 ESV / 266 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, ...

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 265 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.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 265 helpful votes

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

Psalm 107:1-43 ESV / 253 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. ...

Genesis 50:20 ESV / 248 helpful votes

As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 245 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 ...

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 235 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.

2 Corinthians 9:10 ESV / 234 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.

Hosea 10:12 ESV / 231 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.

Matthew 5:2 ESV / 228 helpful votes

And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

1 Peter 2:1-25 ESV / 227 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. ...

Acts 2:38 ESV / 210 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.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 205 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 204 helpful votes

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

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