Here are the 75 most meaningful Bible scriptures on kindness.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
“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.”
A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant.
1 John 3:17
But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?
1 John 3:18
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
1 Peter 3:9
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Samuel 15:6
Then Saul said to the Kenites, “Go, depart; go down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them. For you showed kindness to all the people of Israel when they came up out of Egypt.” So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.
1 Samuel 20:14
If I am still alive, show me the steadfast love of the Lord, that I may not die.
1 Samuel 20:15
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 Timothy 5:10
And having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work.
2 Corinthians 6:6
By purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love.
2 Peter 1:7
And godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
2 Samuel 2:5
David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh-gilead and said to them, “May you be blessed by the Lord, because you showed this loyalty to Saul your lord and buried him.”
2 Samuel 2:6
Now may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you. And I will do good to you because you have done this thing.
2 Samuel 9:1
And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
2 Samuel 9:7
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.”
2 Thessalonians 3:13
As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.
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.
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.”
Then he gave orders to the centurion that he should be kept in custody but have some liberty, and that none of his friends should be prevented from attending to his needs.
The next day we put in at Sidon. And Julius treated Paul kindly and gave him leave to go to his friends and be cared for.
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.
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
So that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
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.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
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.”
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.
And he said, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham.”
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
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.
And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount.
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.
“Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.”
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”
“For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”
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?
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.
Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.
Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.
It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.
For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!
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.
Blessed be the Lord, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me when I was in a besieged city.
How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
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.
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus.
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?
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
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.”
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.”
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared.
Do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.
Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another.”
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.