Verses on Kindness, Generosity, and Thankfulness

All verses are New American Standard. Compiled by Julie Nichols

Kindness

Galatians 5:22a
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness…

I Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,

2 Corinthians 6:6
in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love,

Psalm 36:7
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.

Psalm 117:2
For His lovingkindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD is everlasting. Praise the LORD!

Proverbs 19:22
What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And it is better to be a poor man than a liar.

Titus 3:3-4
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,

1 Peter 2:2-3
…like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.

2 Peter 1:7
and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.

Ephesians 2:7
so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 141:5
Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.

Psalm 145:17
The LORD is righteous in all His ways And kind in all His deeds.

Romans 2:4
Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?

Romans 11:22
Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God’s kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off.

Proverbs 31:26
She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

2 Samuel 2:6
“Now may the LORD show lovingkindness and truth to you; and I also will show this goodness to you, because you have done this thing.

Zechariah 7:9
“Thus has the LORD of hosts said, ‘Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;

Colossians 3:12
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

Proverbs 3:3
Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.

2 Corinthians 6:6

in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love,

Generosity

Deuteronomy 15:8
but you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.

Deuteronomy 15:10
You shall generously give to him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all your undertakings.

1 Chronicles 29:14
“But who am I and who are my people that we should be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from You, and from Your hand we have given You.

Proverbs 11:25
The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered.

Proverbs 19:6
Many will seek the favor of a generous man, And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.

Proverbs 22:9
He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.

Isaiah 32:5
No longer will the fool be called noble, Or the rogue be spoken of as generous.

Matthew 20:15
Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye envious because I am generous?’

2 Corinthians 8:20
taking precaution so that no one will discredit us in our administration of this generous gift;

1 Timothy 6:18
Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,

James 1:5
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

Leviticus 7:12
If he offers it by way of thanksgiving, then along with the sacrifice of thanksgiving he shall offer unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, and cakes of well stirred fine flour mixed with oil.

Leviticus 7:13
With the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving, he shall present his offering with cakes of leavened bread.

Leviticus 7:15
Now as for the flesh of the sacrifice of his thanksgiving peace offerings, it shall be eaten on the day of his offering; he shall not leave any of it over until morning.

Leviticus 22:29
When you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, you shall sacrifice it so that you may be accepted.

1 Samuel 2:1
Then Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD, My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.

2 Samuel 22:50
“ Therefore I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the nations, And I will sing praises to Your name.

1 Chronicles 16:7
Then on that day David first assigned Asaph and his relatives to give thanks to the LORD.

1 Chronicles 16:8
[ Psalm of Thanksgiving ] Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples.

1 Chronicles 16:34
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

1 Chronicles 16:35
Then say, “Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us and deliver us from the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name, And glory in Your praise.”

1 Chronicles 16:41
With them were Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen, who were designated by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because His lovingkindness is everlasting.

1 Chronicles 25:3
Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah and Mattithiah, six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun with the harp, who prophesied in giving thanks and praising the LORD.

2 Chronicles 20:21
When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to the LORD and those who praised Him in holy attire, as they went out before the army and said, “ Give thanks to the LORD, for His lovingkindness is everlasting.”

2 Chronicles 30:22
Then Hezekiah spoke encouragingly to all the Levites who showed good insight in the things of the LORD. So they ate for the appointed seven days, sacrificing peace offerings and giving thanks to the LORD God of their fathers.

2 Chronicles 31:2
And Hezekiah appointed the divisions of the priests and the Levites by their divisions, each according to his service, both the priests and the Levites, for burnt offerings and for peace offerings, to minister and to give thanks and to praise in the gates of the camp of the LORD.

Ezra 3:11
They sang, praising and giving thanks to the LORD, saying, “ For He is good, for His lovingkindness is upon Israel forever.” And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the LORD because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.

Nehemiah 11:17
and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the leader in beginning the thanksgiving at prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brethren; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

Nehemiah 12:8
The Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah who was in charge of the songs of thanksgiving, he and his brothers.

Nehemiah 12:24
The heads of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brothers opposite them, to praise and give thanks, as prescribed by David the man of God, division corresponding to division.

Nehemiah 12:27
Now at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought out the Levites from all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem so that they might celebrate the dedication with gladness, with hymns of thanksgiving and with songs to the accompaniment of cymbals, harps and lyres.

Nehemiah 12:46
For in the days of David and Asaph, in ancient times, there were leaders of the singers, songs of praise and hymns of thanksgiving to God.

Psalm 6:5
For there is no mention of You in death; In Sheol who will give You thanks?

Psalm 7:17
I will give thanks to the LORD according to His righteousness And will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.

Psalm 9:1
For the choir director; on Muth-labben. A Psalm of David. I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders.

Psalm 18:49
Therefore I will give thanks to You among the nations, O LORD, And I will sing praises to Your name.

Psalm 26:7
That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving And declare all Your wonders.

Psalm 30:1
A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House. A Psalm of David. I will extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my enemies rejoice over me.

Psalm 30:4
Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name.

Psalm 30:12
That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.

Psalm 33:2
Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings.

Psalm 35:18
I will give You thanks in the great congregation; I will praise You among a mighty throng.

Psalm 42:4
These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.

Psalm 44:8
In God we have boasted all day long, And we will give thanks to Your name forever. Selah.

Psalm 45:17
I will cause Your name to be remembered in all generations; Therefore the peoples will give You thanks forever and ever.

Psalm 50:14
“Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving And pay your vows to the Most High;

Psalm 50:23
“He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; And to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God.”

Psalm 52:9
I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it, And I will wait on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones.

Psalm 54:6
Willingly I will sacrifice to You; I will give thanks to Your name, O LORD, for it is good.

Psalm 57:9
I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.

Psalm 69:30
I will praise the name of God with song And magnify Him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 75:1
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song. We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks, For Your name is near; Men declare Your wondrous works.

Psalm 79:13
So we Your people and the sheep of Your pasture Will give thanks to You forever; To all generations we will tell of Your praise.

Psalm 86:12
I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever.

Psalm 92:1
A Psalm, a Song for the Sabbath day. It is good to give thanks to the LORD And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;

Psalm 95:2
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.

Psalm 97:12
Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones, And give thanks to His holy name.

Psalm 100:1
A Psalm for Thanksgiving. Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.

Psalm 100:4
Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.

Psalm 105:1
Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples.

Psalm 106:1
Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Psalm 106:47
Save us, O LORD our God, And gather us from among the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name And glory in Your praise.

Psalm 107:1
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Psalm 107:8
Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!

Psalm 107:15
Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!

Psalm 107:21
Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!

Psalm 107:22
Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, And tell of His works with joyful singing.

Psalm 107:31
Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!

Psalm 108:3
I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the peoples, And I will sing praises to You among the nations.

Psalm 109:30
With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the LORD; And in the midst of many I will praise Him.

Psalm 111:1
Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart, In the company of the upright and in the assembly.

Psalm 116:1
I love the LORD, because He hears My voice and my supplications.

Psalm 116:17
To You I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving, And call upon the name of the LORD.

Psalm 118:1
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Psalm 118:19
Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD.

Psalm 118:21
I shall give thanks to You, for You have answered me, And You have become my salvation.

Psalm 118:28
You are my God, and I give thanks to You; You are my God, I extol You.

Psalm 118:29
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Psalm 119:7
I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart, When I learn Your righteous judgments.

Psalm 119:62
At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You Because of Your righteous ordinances.

Psalm 122:4
To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the LORD— An ordinance for Israel— To give thanks to the name of the LORD.

Psalm 126:1
A Song of Ascents. When the LORD brought back the captive ones of Zion, We were like those who dream.

Psalm 136:1
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Psalm 136:2
Give thanks to the God of gods, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Psalm 136:3
Give thanks to the Lord of lords, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Psalm 136:26
Give thanks to the God of heaven, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Psalm 138:1
A Psalm of David. I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods.

Psalm 138:2
I will bow down toward Your holy temple And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name.

Psalm 138:4
All the kings of the earth will give thanks to You, O LORD, When they have heard the words of Your mouth.

Psalm 139:14
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.

Psalm 140:13
Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name; The upright will dwell in Your presence.

Psalm 142:7
“ Bring my soul out of prison, So that I may give thanks to Your name; The righteous will surround me, For You will deal bountifully with me.”

Psalm 145:10
All Your works shall give thanks to You, O LORD, And Your godly ones shall bless You.

Psalm 147:7
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises to our God on the lyre,

Isaiah 12:1
Then you will say on that day, “ I will give thanks to You, O LORD; For although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, And You comfort me.

Isaiah 12:4
And in that day you will say, “ Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name. Make known His deeds among the peoples; Make them remember that His name is exalted.”

Isaiah 25:1
O LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.

Isaiah 38:19
“It is the living who give thanks to You, as I do today; A father tells his sons about Your faithfulness.

Isaiah 51:3
Indeed, the LORD will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places. And her wilderness He will make like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in her, Thanksgiving and sound of a melody.

Jeremiah 17:26
They will come in from the cities of Judah and from the environs of Jerusalem, from the land of Benjamin, from the lowland, from the hill country and from the Negev, bringing burnt offerings, sacrifices, grain offerings and incense, and bringing sacrifices of thanksgiving to the house of the LORD.

Jeremiah 30:19
‘From them will proceed thanksgiving And the voice of those who celebrate; And I will multiply them and they will not be diminished; I will also honor them and they will not be insignificant.

Jeremiah 33:11
the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who say, “ Give thanks to the LORD of hosts, For the LORD is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting”; and of those who bring a thank offering into the house of the LORD. For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were at first,’ says the LORD.

Daniel 2:23
“To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, For You have given me wisdom and power; Even now You have made known to me what we requested of You, For You have made known to us the king’s matter.”

Daniel 6:10
Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house (now in his roof chamber he had windows open toward Jerusalem); and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously.

Jonah 2:9
But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will pay. Salvation is from the LORD.”

Matthew 15:36
and He took the seven loaves and the fish; and giving thanks, He broke them and started giving them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.

Matthew 26:27
And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you;

Mark 8:6
And He directed the people to sit down on the ground; and taking the seven loaves, He gave thanks and broke them, and started giving them to His disciples to serve to them, and they served them to the people.

Mark 14:23
And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it.

Luke 2:38
At that very moment she came up and began giving thanks to God, and continued to speak of Him to all those who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.

Luke 17:16
and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan.

Luke 22:17
And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves;

Luke 22:19
And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”

John 6:11
Jesus then took the loaves, and having given thanks, He distributed to those who were seated; likewise also of the fish as much as they wanted.

John 6:23
There came other small boats from Tiberias near to the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks.

Acts 27:35
Having said this, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of all, and he broke it and began to eat.

Romans 1:21
For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Romans 6:17
But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed,

Romans 7:25
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin.

Romans 14:6
He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and he who eats, does so for the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who eats not, for the Lord he does not eat, and gives thanks to God.

Romans 16:4
who for my life risked their own necks, to whom not only do I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles;

1 Corinthians 10:30
If I partake with thankfulness, why am I slandered concerning that for which I give thanks?

1 Corinthians 11:24
and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”

1 Corinthians 14:16
Otherwise if you bless in the spirit only, how will the one who fills the place of the ungifted say the “Amen” at your giving of thanks, since he does not know what you are saying?

1 Corinthians 14:17
For you are giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not edified.

1 Corinthians 15:57
but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:11
you also joining in helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the favor bestowed on us through the prayers of many.

2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.

2 Corinthians 4:15
For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 8:16
But thanks be to God who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus.

2 Corinthians 9:11
you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God.

2 Corinthians 9:12
For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God.

2 Corinthians 9:15
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

Ephesians 1:16
do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers;

Ephesians 5:4
and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.

Ephesians 5:20
always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;

Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons:

Philippians 4:6
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Colossians 1:3
We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

Colossians 1:12
giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.

Colossians 3:17
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

Colossians 4:2
Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;

1 Thessalonians 1:1
Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.

1 Thessalonians 1:2
We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers;

1 Thessalonians 3:9
For what thanks can we render to God for you in return for all the joy with which we rejoice before our God on your account,

1 Thessalonians 5:18
in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

2 Thessalonians 1:1
Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater;

2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.

1 Timothy 2:1
First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,

Hebrews 13:15
Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.

Revelation 4:9
And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever,

Revelation 7:12
saying, “ Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”

Revelation 11:17
saying, “We give You thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign.

 

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