What Does The Bible Say About Kindness?

God's Loving-Kindness

Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.
   - Romans 11:22 NIV

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,
   - Titus 3:4-5 NIV

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. “To me this is like the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. So now I have sworn not to be angry with you, never to rebuke you again. Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
   - Isaiah 54:8-10 NIV

Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta. The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.
   - Acts 28:1-2 NIV

For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.
   - Psalm 117:2 NIV

May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant
   - Psalm 119:76 NIV

 

Be kind to one another 

 

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
   - Ephesians 4:32 NIV

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 NIV

Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.
   - Provebs 11:17 NIV

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
   - Colossians 3:12 NIV

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
   - 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.
   - Proverbs 19:17 NIV

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 NIV

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.
   - 1 Peter 3:9 NIV

This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. 10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’
   - Zechariah 7:9-10 NIV

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 NIV

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
   - 1 Peter 4:8 NIV

What a person desires is unfailing love: better to be poor than a liar.
   - Proverbs 19:22 NIV

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
   - Matthew 5:7 NIV

 

 

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