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23 Bible Verses about Goodness - NIV & ESV


Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and kind in all his works.
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.
ESV | law
The Lord is good,
a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him.
The Lord is good,
a stronghold in the day of trouble;
he knows those who take refuge in him.
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.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.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Trust in the Lord, and do good;
dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
What a person desires is unfailing love;
better to be poor than a liar.
What is desired in a man is steadfast love,
and a poor man is better than a liar.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.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.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.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.
This is what the Lord says:
Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls.
But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
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.’
Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
for you, Lord, are good.
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!
Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
Turn away from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.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.
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.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.
Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?
Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.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.
Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice
and equity, every good path.
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
Bible verse of the day
romans 12:11
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
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