Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 254 helpful votes
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Luke 6:38 ESV / 153 helpful votes
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.”
Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 152 helpful votes
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Luke 6:27-31 ESV / 123 helpful votes
“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
John 13:34 ESV / 115 helpful votes
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
Acts 20:35 ESV / 106 helpful votes
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.’”
1 John 3:18 ESV / 89 helpful votes
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
John 15:13 ESV / 86 helpful votes
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 81 helpful votes
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
Romans 12:10 ESV / 61 helpful votes
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 51 helpful votes
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; …
Matthew 25:34-40 ESV / 44 helpful votes
Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? …
Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 42 helpful votes
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 37 helpful votes
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Galatians 5:22 ESV / 34 helpful votes
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Romans 12:9 ESV / 34 helpful votes
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
Colossians 3:12 ESV / 32 helpful votes
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,
1 John 4:12 ESV / 31 helpful votes
No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
James 1:27 ESV / 31 helpful votes
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 31 helpful votes
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Ephesians 2:8-10 ESV / 26 helpful votes
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 24 helpful votes
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
2 Corinthians 6:6 ESV / 22 helpful votes
By purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love;
1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes
And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Romans 2:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes
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?
Acts 28:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes
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.
John 13:35 ESV / 20 helpful votes
By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Luke 6:35 ESV / 20 helpful votes
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.
1 John 4:18 ESV / 19 helpful votes
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
1 John 4:16 ESV / 19 helpful votes
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
1 Corinthians 4:1-5 ESV / 19 helpful votes
This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.
Acts 14:17 ESV / 19 helpful votes
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.”
John 14:27 ESV / 17 helpful votes
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Hebrews 13:1-25 ESV / 16 helpful votes
Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” …
1 Timothy 6:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
Proverbs 19:22 ESV / 16 helpful votes
What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.
Ephesians 2:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes
So that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 12:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
1 John 4:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Hebrews 6:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes
For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.
Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 14 helpful votes
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? …
Micah 6:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes
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?
Titus 3:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,
Isaiah 54:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes
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.
Psalm 117:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes
For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!
1 John 4:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
Isaiah 54:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes
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.
Psalm 141:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes
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.
Psalm 31:21 ESV / 11 helpful votes
Blessed be the Lord, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me when I was in a besieged city.
2 Peter 1:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes
And godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
Hebrews 13:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Hebrews 12:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,
Galatians 6:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
John 15:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.
John 3:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
1 Samuel 20:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes
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.”
Ruth 3:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes
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.
Genesis 40:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes
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.
1 Peter 2:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes
If indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
1 Thessalonians 5:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes
And to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
2 Corinthians 8:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes
But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.
Romans 11:22 ESV / 9 helpful votes
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.
Matthew 5:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
Joel 2:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes
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.
Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 9 helpful votes
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …
2 Samuel 9:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes
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.”
1 Samuel 15:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes
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.
Joshua 2:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes
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
1 John 2:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes
But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:
1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
1 Corinthians 12:4-6 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.
Romans 15:30 ESV / 8 helpful votes
I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf,
Acts 1:1-26 ESV / 8 helpful votes
In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” …
Matthew 24:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes
And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.
Matthew 22:37-38 ESV / 8 helpful votes
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.
Jonah 4:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes
And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.
Proverbs 25:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes
For you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.
Psalm 119:76 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.
Psalm 103:1-18 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. …
2 Samuel 2:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes
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.
1 Samuel 20:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes
If I am still alive, show me the steadfast love of the Lord, that I may not die;
Ruth 2:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes
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.”
Genesis 21:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes
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.”
Genesis 20:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes
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.”’”
1 John 4:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes
In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 3:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes
No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.
1 Peter 1:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes
So that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
Colossians 3:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Acts 9:36 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity.
Matthew 25:40 ESV / 7 helpful votes
And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
Matthew 22:40-41 ESV / 7 helpful votes
On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question,
Proverbs 31:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Nehemiah 9:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes
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.
1 Kings 2:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes
But deal loyally with the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table, for with such loyalty they met me when I fled from Absalom your brother.
2 Samuel 16:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes
And Absalom said to Hushai, “Is this your loyalty to your friend? Why did you not go with your friend?”
2 Samuel 2:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Now may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you. And I will do good to you because you have done this thing.
Jeremiah 9:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes
But let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”