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40 Bible Verses About Goodness

Use these Bible verses about goodness to see what Scripture says about the goodness of God, the good things He gives to us, and more.

We all are familiar with the saying, “God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.” Though it may seem like something that we might simply say at times, it couldn’t be a more true representation of God’s goodness. He is not good at times, He is good all the time, and His goodness is not dependent on our circumstances or our perception of them

When you are going through a difficult time, it can be hard to hold onto or trust in the goodness of God. When our understanding is limited, and we cannot see how something can possibly align with God’s goodness, God’s Word reminds us of this infallible truth

These Bible verses about goodness serve as an encouragement if you are feeling weary, burdened, troubled, and discouraged. They not only speak of God’s goodness and loving-kindness towards us but also how we ought to respond to His goodness. They are a reminder that even while suffering, and the sin in this world, God is working all things for the good of those who love Him.

Bible Verses About Goodness

Bible Verses About Goodness - Thankful woman open arms to the sunrise

1. Galatians 5:22-23 – The Fruit Of The Spirit 

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.
– Galatians 5:22-23

2. Romans 12:21 – Overcome Evil With Good

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
– Romans 12:21

3. Luke 6:35 – Do Good To Your Enemies 

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them
without expecting to get anything back.
Then your reward will be great,
and you will be children of the Most High,
because He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
– Luke 6:35

4. Galatians 6:10 – As The Opportunity Presents Do Good To All 

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people,
especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
– Galatians 6:10

5. Romans 15:14 – You Are Full Of Goodness 

I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters,
that you yourselves are full of goodness,
filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another.
– Romans 15:14

6. Romans 12:9 – Cling To What Is Good 

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
– Romans 12:9

7. 2 Peter 1:5-7 – Add Goodness To Your Faith

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.
– 2 Peter 1:5-7

8. Hebrews 5:14 – Train Yourself To Distinguish Good From Evil

But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use
have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
– Hebrews 5:14

9. Matthew 7:17 – Every Good Tree Bears Good Fruit

Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
– Matthew 7:17

God’s Goodness

10. Romans 8:28-29 – God Works All Things For The Good Of Those Who Love Him

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him,
who have been called according to His purpose.
For those God foreknew He also predestined
to be conformed to the image of His Son,
that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
– Romans 8:28-29

11. James 1:17 – Every Good And Perfect Gift Is From Above

Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows.
– James 1:17

12. Psalm 31:19 – God Has Stored Up Many Good Things For Those Who Fear Him

How abundant are the good things
that you have stored up for those who fear you,
that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.
– Psalm 31:19

13. Exodus 33:19 – He Will Cause All His Goodness To Pass Before You 

And the LORD said, “I will cause all My goodness to pass in front of you,
and I will proclaim My name, the LORD, in your presence.
I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy,
and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
– Exodus 33:19

14. Psalm 103:8 – The Lord Abounds In Love

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
– Psalm 103:8

15. Psalm 34:8 – Taste And See That The Lord Is Good

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
– Psalm 34:8

16. Psalm 27:13 – I Will See The Goodness Of The Lord

I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
– Psalm 27:13

17. Psalm 119:68 – He Is Good And He Does Good

You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.
– Psalm 119:68

18. Nahum 1:7 – The Lord Is Good

The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in Him.
– Nahum 1:7

19. Genesis 50:20 – God Intended It For Good

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good
to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
– Genesis 50:20

Our Response To The Goodness Of God

20. Micah 6:8 – Walk Humbly With Your God

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
– Micah 6:8

21. Ephesians 2:10 – We Were Created To Do Good Works 

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do.
– Ephesians 2:10

22. Galatians 6:9-10 – Do Not Become Weary Of Doing Good

Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people,
especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
– Galatians 6:9-10

23. Matthew 5:16 – Let Your Good Deeds Point Others To Christ

In the same way, let your light shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
– Matthew 5:16

24. Romans 12:1-2 – Offer Your Bodies As A Living Sacrifice To God

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy,
to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,
holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship
Do not conform to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is
—His good, pleasing, and perfect will.
– Romans 12:1-2

25. Matthew 19:17 – Keep His Commandments 

“Why do you ask me about what is good?”
Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good.
If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”
– Matthew 19:17

26. Psalm 107:1 – Give Thanks To God For His Goodness 

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. – Psalm 107:1

27. Philippians 4:8 – Think About Such Things

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true,
whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable
—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy
—think about such things.
– Philippians 4:8

God’s Generosity Towards Us

28. John 3:16-17 – God’s Love Is So Great That He Gave His Only Son

For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,
but to save the world through him.
– John 3:16-17

29. Lamentations 3:25-26 – He Is Good To Those Who Hope In Him

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him,
to the one who seeks Him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
– Lamentations 3:25-26

30. Romans 5:8 – Christ’s Death Is God’s Display Of Love For Us 

But God demonstrates His own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
– Romans 5:8

31. Psalm 145:8-10 – The Lord Is Good To All

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and rich in love.
The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you.
– Psalm 145:8-10

32. Joel 2:13 – He Is Gracious And Compassionate 

Rend your heart and not your garments.
Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love, and He relents from sending calamity.
– Joel 2:13

33. Ephesians 1:3 – God Has Blessed Us With Every Spiritual Blessing In Christ

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
– Ephesians 1:3

34. Romans 2:4 – God’s Kindness Is Intended To Lead Us To Repentance 

Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness,
forbearance, and patience,
not realizing that God’s kindness is intended
to lead you to repentance?
– Romans 2:4

35. Psalm 84:11 – No Good Thing Does He Withhold From The Blameless 

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
– Psalm 84:11

The Loving-Kindness Of The Lord

36. Psalm 26:3 – His Love Is Unfailing 

For I have always been mindful of your unfailing love
and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.
– Psalm 26:3

37. Psalm 63:3 – His Love Is Better Than Life

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.
– Psalm 63:3

38. Isaiah 54:8 – He Will Have Compassion With Everlasting Kindness 

In a surge of anger, I hid My face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting kindness, I will have compassion on you.”
says the Lord your Redeemer.
– Isaiah 54:8

39. Psalm 138:2 – His Love And Faithfulness Are Unfailing 

I will bow down toward Your holy temple and will praise Your Name
for Your unfailing love and your faithfulness,
for You have so exalted Your solemn decree that it surpasses Your fame.
– Psalm 138:2

40. Titus 3:4-6 – He Saved Us Because Of His Mercy

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done,
but because of His mercy.
He saved us through the washing of rebirth
and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
whom he poured out on us generously
through Jesus Christ our Savior.
– Titus 3:4-6

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