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Want to know what the Bible says about Kindness? Here are 204 Bible verses about Kindness from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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1 John 3:17 NIV
If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
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1 Peter 3:8 NIV
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.
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Micah 6:8 NIV
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.
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Proverbs 19:22 NIV
What a person desires is unfailing love;
    better to be poor than a liar.
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Matthew 5:42 NIV
Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
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Ephesians 4:29 NIV
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
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Matthew 25:34-36 NIV
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
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2 Peter 1:7 NIV
and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.
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Proverbs 21:21 NIV
Whoever pursues righteousness and love
    finds life, prosperity and honor.
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Proverbs 14:21 NIV
It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor,
    but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.
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Romans 15:2 NIV
Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.
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Acts 28:2 NIV
The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.
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2 Thessalonians 3:13 NIV
And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.
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Isaiah 54:10 NIV
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.
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Matthew 5:7 NIV
Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
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John 3:16 NIV
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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Titus 3:4 NIV
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
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2 Corinthians 6:6 NIV
in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;
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Galatians 6:2 NIV
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
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Ruth 3:10 NIV
“The Lord bless you, my daughter,” he replied. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor.
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