Bible Stories that Display Kindness
- The Shunemite woman cares for Elisha (2 Kings 4:8-36)
- Boaz and Ruth (Book of Ruth)
- David and the house of Saul (2 Samuel 9:1-7)
- Jesus and the children (Matthew 19:13-14)
Verses in the Bible about Kindness
1 Samuel 20:14
But show me unfailing kindness like the LORD’s kindness as long as I live, so that I may not be killed,
They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them.
I’ll say to God, ‘You gave me life. You were kind to me. You took good care of me. You watched over me.’
Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD.
May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness.
Isaiah 54:8, 10
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. 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.
Even when you are angry, remember to be kind.
“This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.
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.
The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.
Don’t you realize how patient he is being with you? Or don’t you care? Can’t you see that he has been waiting all this time without punishing you, to give you time to turn from your sin? His kindness is meant to lead you to repentance.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud
2 Corinthians 6:6
…In purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;
But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; and here there is no conflict with Jewish laws.
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.
Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God has forgiven you because you belong to Christ.
Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit,if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
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 try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.
At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 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, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.
1 Peter 2:3
Now that you realize how kind the Lord has been to you, put away all evil, deception, envy, and fraud. Long to grow up into the fullness of your salvation