100 Bible Verses about God Is Good

Psalm 145:9 ESV / 92 helpful votes

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

Mark 10:18 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:8 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 65 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 107:1 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:17 ESV / 47 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.”

James 1:17 ESV / 41 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.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 33 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.

1 John 4:16 ESV / 32 helpful votes

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Psalm 84:11 ESV / 31 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.

Luke 18:19 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 27 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.

Nahum 1:7 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Psalm 31:19 ESV / 27 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!

Genesis 1:31 ESV / 27 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 John 1:5 ESV / 25 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.

Exodus 33:19 ESV / 25 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.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 24 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 22 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.

Psalm 119:68 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Genesis 50:20 ESV / 21 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.

Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Psalm 86:5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

Psalm 106:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Psalm 100:5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:34 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Exodus 34:5-7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. 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, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.”

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 17 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.

Psalm 135:3 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing to his name, for it is pleasant!

Acts 14:17 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”

Matthew 7:11 ESV / 16 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!

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 4:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Genesis 1:18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

To rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:10 ESV / 15 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 1:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 14 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.

Romans 2:4 ESV / 14 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?

Psalm 73:1-28 ESV / 14 helpful votes

A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For they have no pangs until death; their bodies are fat and sleek. They are not in trouble as others are; they are not stricken like the rest of mankind. ...

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Genesis 1:21 ESV / 13 helpful votes

So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 12 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 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 16:33 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 3:16-17 ESV / 12 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.

Matthew 5:45 ESV / 12 helpful votes

So that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Habakkuk 1:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

You who are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong, why do you idly look at traitors and remain silent when the wicked swallows up the man more righteous than he?

Psalm 23:6 ESV / 12 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.

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,

Genesis 1:25 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

James 1:1-27 ESV / 11 helpful votes

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. ...

Romans 6:23 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Acts 10:38 ESV / 11 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.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...

Psalm 73:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.

Psalm 33:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Psalm 27:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Genesis 3:1-5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Hebrews 13:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Psalm 135:3-4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing to his name, for it is pleasant! For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel as his own possession.

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,

John 5:24 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Psalm 136:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Revelation 21:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.

1 Corinthians 1:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Hosea 6:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Isaiah 61:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

Psalm 143:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!

Psalm 69:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

2 Samuel 7:28 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And now, O Lord God, you are God, and your words are true, and you have promised this good thing to your servant.

Deuteronomy 8:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills,

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 7 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.”

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 7 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 1:1-32 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, ...

John 14:27 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

John 1:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Matthew 5:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

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.

Proverbs 18:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 7 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 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 6 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 8:38-39 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 14:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Mark 16:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Hosea 4:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

Hosea 3:5 ESV / 6 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.

Lamentations 3:1-66 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I am the man who has seen affliction under the rod of his wrath; he has driven and brought me into darkness without any light; surely against me he turns his hand again and again the whole day long. He has made my flesh and my skin waste away; he has broken my bones; he has besieged and enveloped me with bitterness and tribulation; ...

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 6 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

James 1:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 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. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Mark 1:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

Mark 1:1-45 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’” John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. ...

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