Bible verses about treating others with kindness
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
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.
A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
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; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
1 John 3:18
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 Peter 3:9
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
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.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
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 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
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?
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
1 John 3:17
But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
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?
What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.
Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
2 Peter 1:7
And godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
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.’
Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.
Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
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.
2 Thessalonians 3:13
As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.
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.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
2 Corinthians 6:6
By purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love;
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
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.
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another,
1 Peter 3:8-9
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
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
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!
So that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
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 Timothy 5:10
And having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
“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? …
2 Samuel 9:7
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.”
We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
“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.
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,
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.
2 Samuel 2:6
Now may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you. And I will do good to you because you have done this thing.
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
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.
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.