100 Bible Verses about Graciousness

James 4:6 ESV / 394 helpful votes

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 372 helpful votes

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

John 1:14 ESV / 362 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.

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 349 helpful votes

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Titus 2:11 ESV / 342 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,

Romans 11:6 ESV / 339 helpful votes

But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

Psalm 116:5 ESV / 339 helpful votes

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 331 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.

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 330 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 86:15 ESV / 327 helpful votes

But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Romans 6:14 ESV / 320 helpful votes

For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Psalm 145:8 ESV / 320 helpful votes

The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Isaiah 30:18 ESV / 316 helpful votes

Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 303 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.

Joel 2:13 ESV / 302 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.

Nehemiah 9:17 ESV / 271 helpful votes

They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them, but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them.

Proverbs 11:16 ESV / 255 helpful votes

A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches.

1 Peter 4:10 ESV / 250 helpful votes

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

Romans 3:20-24 ESV / 249 helpful votes

For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

Psalm 103:8 ESV / 235 helpful votes

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Ephesians 1:7 ESV / 233 helpful votes

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

2 Kings 13:23 ESV / 233 helpful votes

But the Lord was gracious to them and had compassion on them, and he turned toward them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, nor has he cast them from his presence until now.

John 3:16 ESV / 232 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.

Philippians 4:5 ESV / 231 helpful votes

Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;

Ephesians 1:6 ESV / 229 helpful votes

To the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

John 1:1-51 ESV / 229 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. ...

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 222 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.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 220 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Romans 5:1-2 ESV / 218 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV / 213 helpful votes

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.

Romans 3:24 ESV / 213 helpful votes

And are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

Psalm 111:4 ESV / 211 helpful votes

He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and merciful.

Psalm 77:9 ESV / 209 helpful votes

Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger shut up his compassion?” Selah

Jonah 4:2 ESV / 206 helpful votes

And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.

John 1:16 ESV / 202 helpful votes

And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

2 Samuel 12:22 ESV / 202 helpful votes

He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept, for I said, ‘Who knows whether the Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’

Exodus 22:27 ESV / 201 helpful votes

For that is his only covering, and it is his cloak for his body; in what else shall he sleep? And if he cries to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.

Titus 2:11-14 ESV / 200 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 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.

2 Corinthians 1:1-24 ESV / 200 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. ...

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 193 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,

Colossians 3:15 ESV / 193 helpful votes

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Psalm 69:30 ESV / 193 helpful votes

I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

2 Peter 1:2 ESV / 192 helpful votes

May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 190 helpful votes

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

1 Corinthians 15:57 ESV / 190 helpful votes

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ecclesiastes 10:12 ESV / 189 helpful votes

The words of a wise man's mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him.

Acts 6:8 ESV / 187 helpful votes

And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people.

2 Corinthians 12:8-9 ESV / 186 helpful votes

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.

Esther 2:16-17 ESV / 186 helpful votes

And when Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus, into his royal palace, in the tenth month, which is the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign, the king loved Esther more than all the women, and she won grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins, so that he set the royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.

Romans 1:1-5 ESV / 184 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,

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 184 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...

Genesis 33:11 ESV / 175 helpful votes

Please accept my blessing that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough.” Thus he urged him, and he took it.

Genesis 33:5 ESV / 175 helpful votes

And when Esau lifted up his eyes and saw the women and children, he said, “Who are these with you?” Jacob said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.”

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 171 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. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Genesis 6:8 ESV / 171 helpful votes

But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

Ephesians 4:7 ESV / 170 helpful votes

But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.

Numbers 6:25 ESV / 165 helpful votes

The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 154 helpful votes

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

Psalm 106:1 ESV / 154 helpful votes

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

James 3:17 ESV / 149 helpful votes

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

2 Corinthians 10:1 ESV / 149 helpful votes

I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!—

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 148 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 147 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. ...

Romans 6:1-23 ESV / 143 helpful votes

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. ...

Romans 12:1 ESV / 138 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Psalm 86:5 ESV / 137 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:4 ESV / 134 helpful votes

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

Psalm 100:5 ESV / 132 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 131 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.

John 14:6 ESV / 118 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.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 116 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:10 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:38 ESV / 113 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.

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 108 helpful votes

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Joel 2:7 ESV / 103 helpful votes

Like warriors they charge; like soldiers they scale the wall. They march each on his way; they do not swerve from their paths.

Deuteronomy 4:24 ESV / 103 helpful votes

For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

Mark 16:16 ESV / 102 helpful votes

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

Matthew 28:19 ESV / 102 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

2 Corinthians 8:7 ESV / 100 helpful votes

But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.

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.

James 1:17 ESV / 87 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.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 85 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.”

Numbers 1:1-54 ESV / 85 helpful votes

The Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying, “Take a census of all the congregation of the people of Israel, by clans, by fathers' houses, according to the number of names, every male, head by head. From twenty years old and upward, all in Israel who are able to go to war, you and Aaron shall list them, company by company. And there shall be with you a man from each tribe, each man being the head of the house of his fathers. And these are the names of the men who shall assist you. From Reuben, Elizur the son of Shedeur; ...

Exodus 20:5 ESV / 85 helpful votes

You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

Revelation 1:2 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

Galatians 5:4 ESV / 76 helpful votes

You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.

Exodus 33:19 ESV / 76 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.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 75 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 ...

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Acts 15:1-41 ESV / 73 helpful votes

But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question. So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers. When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them. But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.” ...

Exodus 34:6-7 ESV / 70 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, 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.”

Revelation 17:18 ESV / 64 helpful votes

And the woman that you saw is the great city that has dominion over the kings of the earth.”

Revelation 13:14 ESV / 64 helpful votes

And by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived.

Revelation 11:12 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here!” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies watched them.

Revelation 9:10 ESV / 63 helpful votes

They have tails and stings like scorpions, and their power to hurt people for five months is in their tails.

Revelation 7:8 ESV / 63 helpful votes

12,000 from the tribe of Zebulun, 12,000 from the tribe of Joseph, 12,000 from the tribe of Benjamin were sealed.

Revelation 5:6 ESV / 63 helpful votes

And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 50 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.

2 Samuel 2:6 ESV / 50 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.

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