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125 Short Bible Verses about Kindness

In a world where every act of kindness can create positive change, the Bible offers profound guidance. Kindness in the Scriptures reflects God’s love and grace, meant to be shared with everyone. This compilation of 125 short Bible verses about kindness encourage us to cultivate compassion and empathy, providing both inspiration and practical advice for daily living.

 

God’s Kindness

  • Psalm 145:17 – “The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.”
  • Psalm 117:2 – “For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.”
  • Joel 2:13 – “Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.”
  • Psalm 25:6 – “Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.”
  • Psalm 86:5 – “You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.”
  • Isaiah 54:10 – “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken.”
  • Titus 3:4 – “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared.”
  • Nehemiah 9:17 – “But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.”
  • Psalm 136:26 – “Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.”
  • Lamentations 3:22 – “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.”

Kindness to Others

  • Ephesians 4:32 – “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
  • Colossians 3:12 – “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:15 – “Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.”
  • Zechariah 7:9 – “This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.’”
  • Proverbs 19:17 – “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.”
  • Romans 12:10 – “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
  • Galatians 6:10 – “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
  • Matthew 5:7 – “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”
  • Proverbs 21:21 – “Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.”
  • Philippians 2:4 – “Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”

Love and Kindness

  • 1 Corinthians 13:4 – “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”
  • 1 John 3:18 – “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
  • John 15:12 – “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”
  • 1 Peter 4:8 – “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
  • 1 John 4:12 – “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”
  • Romans 13:10 – “Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”
  • 1 John 4:19 – “We love because he first loved us.”
  • 1 John 4:21 – “And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.”
  • Romans 12:9 – “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”
  • John 13:34 – “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

Generosity and Kindness

  • Proverbs 11:25 – “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
  • 2 Corinthians 9:7 – “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
  • Luke 6:38 – “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.”
  • Acts 20:35 – “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
  • Proverbs 22:9 – “The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”
  • Hebrews 13:16 – “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”
  • 1 Timothy 6:18 – “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”
  • Matthew 10:8 – “Freely you have received; freely give.”
  • Proverbs 21:26 – “All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.”
  • Psalm 112:5 – “Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.”

Patience and Kindness

  • Proverbs 14:29 – “Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.”
  • James 5:8 – “You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.”
  • Colossians 3:13 – “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
  • Romans 2:4 – “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?”
  • 2 Timothy 2:24 – “And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.”
  • Proverbs 15:18 – “A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.”
  • Ecclesiastes 7:8 – “The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.”
  • Ephesians 4:2 – “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
  • James 1:19 – “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:14 – “And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”

Forgiveness and Kindness

  • Matthew 6:14 – “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”
  • Luke 6:37 – “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
  • Mark 11:25 – “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
  • Colossians 3:13 – “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
  • Ephesians 4:32 – “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
  • Matthew 18:21-22 – “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’”
  • 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
  • Luke 17:3-4 – “So watch yourselves. If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”
  • Matthew 6:12 – “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”
  • Proverbs 17:9 – “Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”

Words of Kindness

  • Proverbs 16:24 – “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
  • Proverbs 15:1 – “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
  • Proverbs 18:4 – “The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.”
  • Colossians 4:6 – “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
  • Proverbs 10:11 – “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.”
  • Proverbs 12:18 – “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”
  • Proverbs 25:11 – “Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given.”
  • Ephesians 4:29 – “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.”
  • Proverbs 13:3 – “Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.”
  • James 1:19 – “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”

Acts of Kindness

  • Matthew 25:40 – “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”
  • Hebrews 13:2 – “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”
  • Galatians 6:2 – “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
  • Proverbs 3:27 – “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.”
  • Proverbs 31:20 – “She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.”
  • 1 Peter 3:8 – “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”
  • Romans 12:13 – “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”
  • 2 Corinthians 9:6 – “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”
  • James 2:15-16 – “Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”
  • Proverbs 19:17 – “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.”

Family Kindness

  • 1 Timothy 5:8 – “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
  • Proverbs 31:26 – “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”
  • Proverbs 22:6 – “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
  • Ephesians 6:4 – “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
  • Colossians 3:21 – “Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.”
  • 1 Peter 4:9 – “Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:7 – “Instead, we were like young children among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her children.”
  • Proverbs 11:16 – “A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.”
  • Ephesians 5:33 – “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”
  • Deuteronomy 5:16 – “Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”

God’s Grace and Kindness

  • Ephesians 2:7 – “In order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.”
  • Titus 3:5 – “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.”
  • Romans 5:8 – “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
  • 2 Corinthians 8:9 – “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:9 – “He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.”
  • Romans 3:24 – “And all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9 – “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’”
  • Romans 5:17 – “For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!”
  • John 1:16 – “Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.”
  • 1 Peter 4:10 – “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

Kindness in the Church

  • Acts 2:45 – “They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.”
  • 1 Peter 3:9 – “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”
  • Galatians 6:2 – “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
  • James 2:8 – “If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ you are doing right.”
  • Romans 12:13 – “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”
  • Romans 15:2 – “Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.”
  • 1 Peter 4:10 – “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
  • 1 Corinthians 12:25 – “So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.”
  • Ephesians 4:16 – “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”
  • Hebrews 10:24 – “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”

Kindness to Strangers

  • Hebrews 13:2 – “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”
  • Leviticus 19:34 – “The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.”
  • Matthew 25:35 – “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.”
  • Luke 3:11 – “John answered, ‘Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.’”
  • Deuteronomy 10:19 – “And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.”
  • Romans 12:13 – “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”
  • Isaiah 58:7 – “Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?”
  • Proverbs 25:21 – “If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.”
  • Acts 28:2 – “The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.”
  • Matthew 25:40 – “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

Prayer and Kindness

  • Philippians 4:6 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:17 – “Pray continually.”
  • James 5:16 – “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
  • Colossians 4:2 – “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
  • Ephesians 6:18 – “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

Conclusion

These 125 short Bible verses about kindness reflect God’s love. Let them inspire you to act with compassion and empathy daily. Remember, even small acts of kindness make a big impact. Embrace these teachings and spread kindness everywhere!

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