In this post, we will be sharing with you some powerful bible verses about kindness that we hope will encourage and bless you.
When we think of kindness, we often associate it with being “nice” or having good manners. However, the original meaning of the word kindness means: to desire that someone should be benefited and assisted; to wish and seek another’s welfare; regard for or consideration of another’s happiness; unselfish concern for the welfare of others.
Kindness is doing something good and kind, such as: giving generously to those less fortunate than us; offering comfort and support to those in need; demonstrating patience especially when someone is rude or disrespectful towards you; blessing another’s property, etc.
The bible speaks about kindness all throughout the book. Here are some powerful bible verses about kindness that we hope will encourage and bless you:
Bible Verses About Kindness KJV
O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
For thus saith the LORD, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them: for I have taken away my peace from this people, saith the LORD, even lovingkindness and mercies.
In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
2 Samuel 2:5
And David sent messengers unto the men of Jabeshgilead, and said unto them, Blessed be ye of the LORD, that ye have shewed this kindness unto your lord, even unto Saul, and have buried him.
For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.
Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.
But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:
And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
1 Samuel 15:6
And Saul said unto the Kenites, Go, depart, get you down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them: for ye shewed kindness to all the children of Israel, when they came up out of Egypt. So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.
Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
2 Samuel 9:3
And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.
Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father’s house, and give me a true token:
And Naomi said unto her daughter in law, Blessed be he of the LORD, who hath not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son’s son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.
2 Samuel 2:6
And now the LORD shew kindness and truth unto you: and I also will requite you this kindness, because ye have done this thing.
2 Samuel 9:7
And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.
Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name,
And the maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily gave her her things for purification, with such things as belonged to her, and seven maidens, which were meet to be given her, out of the king’s house: and he preferred her and her maids unto the best place of the house of the women.
Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.
And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.
Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
1 Chronicles 19:2
And David said, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father shewed kindness to me. And David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. So the servants of David came into the land of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him.
2 Samuel 10:2
Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
2 Samuel 9:1
And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?
1 Samuel 20:14
And thou shalt not only while yet I live shew me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not:
For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.
2 Chronicles 24:22
Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died, he said, The LORD look upon it, and require it.
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
2 Peter 1:7
And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,
Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.
And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2 Samuel 16:17
And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this thy kindness to thy friend? why wentest thou not with thy friend?
And he said O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.
But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
2 Corinthians 6:6
By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.
1 Kings 2:7
But shew kindness unto the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at thy table: for so they came to me when I fled because of Absalom thy brother.
Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.
Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
2 Samuel 3:8
Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, Am I a dog’s head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?
And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.
Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.
The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.
I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.
1 Kings 3:6
And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
Neither shewed they kindness to the house of Jerubbaal, namely, Gideon, according to all the goodness which he had shewed unto Israel.
Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.
1 Samuel 20:15
But also thou shalt not cut off thy kindness from my house for ever: no, not when the LORD hath cut off the enemies of David every one from the face of the earth.
And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter: for thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich.
How do you show kindness?
The Bible gives us many examples of how to show kindness. One example is the story of the Good Samaritan. In this story, a man was robbed and left for dead. A priest and a Levite saw the man, but they did not stop to help him. A Samaritan, however, stopped and helped the man. He took care of him and even paid for his medical bills.
The Samaritan showed kindness to the man even though he was a stranger. He did not know the man, but he still helped him. We can learn from this story that we should show kindness to others, even if they are strangers.
We can also learn from the example of Jesus Christ. Jesus showed kindness to everyone, even those who were mean to him. He always treated people with love and respect. We can learn from Jesus’ example and show kindness to others, no matter what they do to us.
What is a good Bible verse for kindness?
Galatians 6:10 KJV – “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” Ephesians 4:32 ESV – “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.“
What does the Bible say about being kind to yourself?
“Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,” 1 Peter 2:1-2
What Bible verse is treat others as you want to be treated?
The answer to this is found in the Bible book of Mathew 7:12 NIV, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This is also described as the Golden Rule.
What is the difference between kindness and grace?
Grace gives us what we don’t deserve. Kindness doesn’t impose any criteria. Grace can be bestowed on the undeserving, kindness cannot. Grace is God giving us what we do not deserve, kindness is him giving us what we don’t even ask for.
For example, if I do you a kindness while expecting something in return, it is no longer kindness but just business as usual. But grace is a pure gift. It comes with no strings attached because God has already paid the price for our sins through Jesus Christ on the cross.