100 Bible Verses about Kind Words

Proverbs 16:24 ESV / 205 helpful votes

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 154 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 146 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.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Proverbs 25:11 ESV / 76 helpful votes

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

Job 4:4 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Your words have upheld him who was stumbling, and you have made firm the feeble knees.

Proverbs 15:23 ESV / 60 helpful votes

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:4 ESV / 19 helpful votes

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 18 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.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 18 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Luke 6:35 ESV / 15 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.

2 Peter 1:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Psalm 31:21 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Blessed be the Lord, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me when I was in a besieged city.

Ruth 3:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And he said, “May you be blessed by the Lord, my daughter. You have made this last kindness greater than the first in that you have not gone after young men, whether poor or rich.

Ephesians 2:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

So that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Acts 28:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The native people showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and was cold.

Proverbs 31:26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

Proverbs 12:25 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 11 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 John 3:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 10 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.

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

2 Corinthians 6:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

By purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love;

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Zechariah 1:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And the Lord answered gracious and comforting words to the angel who talked with me.

Joel 2:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.

Psalm 117:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!

2 Samuel 2:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Now may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you. And I will do good to you because you have done this thing.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 9 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,

Titus 3:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 9 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. ...

Isaiah 54:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Proverbs 18:20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

Proverbs 11:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.

Psalm 141:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 9 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 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

2 Samuel 9:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always.”

1 Peter 2:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Luke 4:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, “Is not this Joseph's son?”

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 8 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.

Proverbs 18:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Proverbs 18:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Proverbs 11:16-17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches. A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

Proverbs 10:21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense.

Psalm 34:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 10:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And they said to him, “If you will be good to this people and please them and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.”

2 Samuel 3:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then Abner was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, “Am I a dog's head of Judah? To this day I keep showing steadfast love to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers, and to his friends, and have not given you into the hand of David. And yet you charge me today with a fault concerning a woman.

1 Samuel 20:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And do not cut off your steadfast love from my house forever, when the Lord cuts off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth.”

1 Peter 2:1-25 ESV / 7 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. ...

James 3:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Romans 11:22 ESV / 7 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.

John 1:1-51 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

Matthew 12:37 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Proverbs 29:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

1 Samuel 20:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

If I am still alive, show me the steadfast love of the Lord, that I may not die;

Ruth 2:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “May he be blessed by the Lord, whose kindness has not forsaken the living or the dead!” Naomi also said to her, “The man is a close relative of ours, one of our redeemers.”

Joshua 2:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Now then, please swear to me by the Lord that, as I have dealt kindly with you, you also will deal kindly with my father's house, and give me a sure sign

Genesis 40:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Only remember me, when it is well with you, and please do me the kindness to mention me to Pharaoh, and so get me out of this house.

Genesis 24:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Let the young woman to whom I shall say, ‘Please let down your jar that I may drink,’ and who shall say, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels’—let her be the one whom you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I shall know that you have shown steadfast love to my master.”

Genesis 24:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And he said, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham.

Genesis 21:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my descendants or with my posterity, but as I have dealt kindly with you, so you will deal with me and with the land where you have sojourned.”

Genesis 20:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And when God caused me to wander from my father's house, I said to her, ‘This is the kindness you must do me: at every place to which we come, say of me, He is my brother.’”

James 1:26 ESV / 6 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

Hebrews 11:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 6 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 12:9 ESV / 6 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 12:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 6 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.

Romans 2:4 ESV / 6 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?

Acts 20:35 ESV / 6 helpful votes

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

John 1:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Luke 6:45 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Luke 6:27-31 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Matthew 12:34 ESV / 6 helpful votes

You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 6 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?

Isaiah 54:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

In overflowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord, your Redeemer.

Proverbs 27:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Proverbs 15:26 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, but gracious words are pure.

Proverbs 15:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

Proverbs 11:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

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