245 verses

Gen 19:19

(NIV)
Your servant has found favour in your eyes, and you have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can’t flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I’ll die.
(ESV)
Behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have shown me great kindness in saving my life. But I cannot escape to the hills, lest the disaster overtake me and I die.

Gen 20:13

(NIV)
And when God caused me to wander from my father’s household, I said to her, “This is how you can show your love to me: Everywhere we go, say of me, ‘He is my brother.’”’

(ESV)
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.”’”

Gen 21:23

(NIV)
Now swear to me here before God that you will not deal falsely with me or my children or my descendants. Show to me and the country where you now reside as a foreigner the same kindness that I have shown to you.’

(ESV)
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.”

Gen 24:12

(NIV)
Then he prayed, ‘ Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.
(ESV)
And he said, “O  Lord, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham.

Gen 24:14

(NIV)
May it be that when I say to a young woman, “Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,” and she says, “Drink, and I’ll water your camels too” – let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.’

(ESV)
Let the young woman to whom I shall say, ‘Please let down your jar that I may drink,’ and who shall say, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels’—let her be the one whom you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I shall know that you have shown steadfast love to my master.”

Gen 24:27

(NIV)
saying, ‘Praise be to the  Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the  Lord has led me on the journey to the house of my master’s relatives.’

(ESV)
and said, “Blessed be the  Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his steadfast love and his faithfulness toward my master. As for me, the  Lord has led me in the way to the house of my master’s kinsmen.”

Gen 24:49

(NIV)
Now if you will show kindness and faithfulness to my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, so I may know which way to turn.’

(ESV)
Now then, if you are going to show steadfast love and faithfulness to my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand or to the left.”

Gen 32:10

(NIV)
I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness you have shown your servant. I had only my staff when I crossed this Jordan, but now I have become two camps.
(ESV)
I am not worthy of the least of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant, for with only my staff I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two camps.

Gen 39:21

(NIV)
the  Lord was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favour in the eyes of the prison warder.
(ESV)
But the  Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Gen 40:14

(NIV)
But when all goes well with you, remember me and show me kindness; mention me to Pharaoh and get me out of this prison.
(ESV)
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.

Gen 47:29

(NIV)
When the time drew near for Israel to die, he called for his son Joseph and said to him, ‘If I have found favour in your eyes, put your hand under my thigh and promise that you will show me kindness and faithfulness. Do not bury me in Egypt,
(ESV)
And when the time drew near that Israel must die, he called his son Joseph and said to him, “If now I have found favor in your sight, put your hand under my thigh and promise to deal kindly and truly with me. Do not bury me in Egypt,

Exod 15:13

(NIV)
In your unfailing love you will lead
the people you have redeemed.
In your strength you will guide them
to your holy dwelling.
(ESV)
“You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed;
you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.

Exod 20:6

(NIV)
but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
(ESV)
but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Exod 34:6

(NIV)
And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, ‘The  Lord, the  Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,
(ESV)
The  Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The  Lord, the  Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,

Exod 34:7

(NIV)
maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.’

(ESV)
keeping steadfast love for thousands forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.”

Lev 20:17

(NIV)
‘“If a man marries his sister, the daughter of either his father or his mother, and they have sexual relations, it is a disgrace. They are to be publicly removed from their people. He has dishonoured his sister and will be held responsible.

(ESV)
“If a man takes his sister, a daughter of his father or a daughter of his mother, and sees her nakedness, and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace, and they shall be cut off in the sight of the children of their people. He has uncovered his sister’s nakedness, and he shall bear his iniquity.

Num 14:18

(NIV)
“The  Lord is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”
(ESV)
‘The  Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.’

Num 14:19

(NIV)
In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of these people, just as you have pardoned them from the time they left Egypt until now.’

(ESV)
Please pardon the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of your steadfast love, just as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt until now.”

Deut 5:10

(NIV)
but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
(ESV)
but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Deut 7:9

(NIV)
Know therefore that the  Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
(ESV)
Know therefore that the  Lord your God is God the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

Deut 7:12

(NIV)
If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the  Lord your God will keep his covenant of love with you, as he swore to your ancestors.
(ESV)
“And because you listen to these rules and keep and do them, the  Lord your God will keep with you the covenant and the steadfast love that he swore to your fathers.

Josh 2:12

(NIV)
‘Now then, please swear to me by the  Lord that you will show kindness to my family, because I have shown kindness to you. Give me a sure sign
(ESV)
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

Josh 2:14

(NIV)
‘Our lives for your lives!’ the men assured her. ‘If you don’t tell what we are doing, we will treat you kindly and faithfully when the  Lord gives us the land.’

(ESV)
And the men said to her, “Our life for yours even to death! If you do not tell this business of ours, then when the  Lord gives us the land we will deal kindly and faithfully with you.”

Judg 1:24

(NIV)
the spies saw a man coming out of the city and they said to him, ‘Show us how to get into the city and we will see that you are treated well.’
(ESV)
And the spies saw a man coming out of the city, and they said to him, “Please show us the way into the city, and we will deal kindly with you.”

Judg 8:35

(NIV)
They also failed to show any loyalty to the family of Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) in spite of all the good things he had done for them.

(ESV)
and they did not show steadfast love to the family of Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) in return for all the good that he had done to Israel.

Ruth 1:8

(NIV)
Then Naomi said to her two daughters-
in-law, ‘Go back, each of you, to your mother’s home. May the  Lord show you kindness, as you have shown kindness to your dead husbands and to me.
(ESV)
But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother’s house. May the  Lord deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me.

Ruth 2:20

(NIV)
‘The  Lord bless him!’ Naomi said to her daughter-in-law. ‘He has not stopped showing his kindness to the living and the dead.’ She added, ‘That man is our close relative; he is one of our guardian-redeemers. ’

(ESV)
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.”

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.
(ESV)
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.

1Sam 15:6

(NIV)
Then he said to the Kenites, ‘Go away, leave the Amalekites so that I do not destroy you along with them; for you showed kindness to all the Israelites when they came up out of Egypt.’ So the Kenites moved away from the Amalekites.

(ESV)
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.

1Sam 20:8

(NIV)
As for you, show kindness to your servant, for you have brought him into a covenant with you before the  Lord. If I am guilty, then kill me yourself! Why hand me over to your father?’

(ESV)
Therefore deal kindly with your servant, for you have brought your servant into a covenant of the  Lord with you. But if there is guilt in me, kill me yourself, for why should you bring me to your father?”

1Sam 20:14

(NIV)
But show me unfailing kindness like the  Lord’s kindness as long as I live, so that I may not be killed,
(ESV)
If I am still alive, show me the steadfast love of the  Lord, that I may not die;

1Sam 20:15

(NIV)
and do not ever cut off your kindness from my family – not even when the  Lord has cut off every one of David’s enemies from the face of the earth.’

(ESV)
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.”

2Sam 2:5

(NIV)
he sent messengers to them to say to them, ‘The  Lord bless you for showing this kindness to Saul your master by burying him.
(ESV)
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.

2Sam 2:6

(NIV)
May the  Lord now show you kindness and faithfulness, and I too will show you the same favour because you have done this.
(ESV)
Now may the  Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you. And I will do good to you because you have done this thing.

2Sam 3:8

(NIV)
Abner was very angry because of what Ish-Bosheth said. So he answered, ‘Am I a dog’s head – on Judah’s side? This very day I am loyal to the house of your father Saul and to his family and friends. I haven’t handed you over to David. Yet now you accuse me of an offence involving this woman!
(ESV)
Then Abner was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, “Am I a dog’s head of Judah? To this day I keep showing steadfast love to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers, and to his friends, and have not given you into the hand of David. And yet you charge me today with a fault concerning a woman.

2Sam 7:15

(NIV)
But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you.
(ESV)
but my steadfast love will not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you.

2Sam 9:1

(NIV)
David asked, ‘Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?’

(ESV)
And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

2Sam 9:3

(NIV)
The king asked, ‘Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?’

Ziba answered the king, ‘There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.’

(ESV)
And the king said, “Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?” Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in his feet.”

2Sam 9:7

(NIV)
‘Don’t be afraid,’ David said to him, ‘for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.’

(ESV)
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.”

2Sam 10:2

(NIV)
David thought, ‘I will show kindness to Hanun son of Nahash, just as his father showed kindness to me.’ So David sent a delegation to express his sympathy to Hanun concerning his father.

When David’s men came to the land of the Ammonites,
(ESV)
And David said, “I will deal loyally with Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father dealt loyally with me.” So David sent by his servants to console him concerning his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the Ammonites.

2Sam 15:20

(NIV)
You came only yesterday. And today shall I make you wander about with us, when I do not know where I am going? Go back, and take your people with you. May the  Lord show you kindness and faithfulness.’

(ESV)
You came only yesterday, and shall I today make you wander about with us, since I go I know not where? Go back and take your brothers with you, and may the  Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you.”

2Sam 16:17

(NIV)
Absalom said to Hushai, ‘So this is the love you show your friend? If he’s your friend, why didn’t you go with him?’

(ESV)
And Absalom said to Hushai, “Is this your loyalty to your friend? Why did you not go with your friend?”

2Sam 22:51

(NIV)
‘He gives his king great victories;
he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed,
to David and his descendants for ever.’
(ESV)
Great salvation he brings to his king,
and shows steadfast love to his anointed,
to David and his offspring forever.”

1Kgs 2:7

(NIV)
‘But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai of Gilead and let them be among those who eat at your table. They stood by me when I fled from your brother Absalom.

(ESV)
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.

1Kgs 3:6

(NIV)
Solomon answered, ‘You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day.

(ESV)
And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on his throne this day.

1Kgs 8:23

(NIV)
and said:

 Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below – you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.
(ESV)
and said, “O  Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart;

1Kgs 20:31

(NIV)
His officials said to him, ‘Look, we have heard that the kings of Israel are merciful. Let us go to the king of Israel with sackcloth round our waists and ropes round our heads. Perhaps he will spare your life.’

(ESV)
And his servants said to him, “Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings. Let us put sackcloth around our waists and ropes on our heads and go out to the king of Israel. Perhaps he will spare your life.”

1Chr 16:34

(NIV)
Give thanks to the  Lord, for he is good;
his love endures for ever.
(ESV)
Oh give thanks to the  Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!

1Chr 16:41

(NIV)
With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the  Lord, ‘for his love endures for ever.’
(ESV)
With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and expressly named to give thanks to the  Lord for his steadfast love endures forever.

1Chr 17:13

(NIV)
I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will never take my love away from him, as I took it away from your predecessor.
(ESV)
I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. I will not take my steadfast love from him, as I took it from him who was before you,

1Chr 19:2

(NIV)
David thought, ‘I will show kindness to Hanun son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me.’ So David sent a delegation to express his sympathy to Hanun concerning his father.

When David’s envoys came to Hanun in the land of the Ammonites to express sympathy to him,
(ESV)
And David said, “I will deal kindly with Hanun the son of Nahash, for his father dealt kindly with me.” So David sent messengers to console him concerning his father. And David’s servants came to the land of the Ammonites to Hanun to console him.

2Chr 1:8

(NIV)
Solomon answered God, ‘You have shown great kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place.
(ESV)
And Solomon said to God, “You have shown great and steadfast love to David my father, and have made me king in his place.

2Chr 5:13

(NIV)
The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the  Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the  Lord and sang:

‘He is good;
his love endures for ever.’

Then the temple of the  Lord was filled with the cloud,
(ESV)
and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the  Lord), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the  Lord,

For he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever,”

the house, the house of the  Lord, was filled with a cloud,

2Chr 6:14

(NIV)
He said:

 Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven or on earth – you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.
(ESV)
and said, “O  Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart,

2Chr 6:42

(NIV)
 Lord God, do not reject your anointed one.
Remember the great love promised to David your servant.’
(ESV)
O  Lord God do not turn away the face of your anointed one!
Remember your steadfast love for David your servant.”

2Chr 7:3

(NIV)
When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the  Lord above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshipped and gave thanks to the  Lord, saying,

‘He is good;
his love endures for ever.’
(ESV)
When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the  Lord on the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to the  Lord, saying, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

2Chr 7:6

(NIV)
The priests took up their positions, as did the Levites with the  Lord’s musical instruments, which King David had made for praising the  Lord and which were used when he gave thanks, saying, ‘His love endures for ever.’ Opposite the Levites, the priests blew their trumpets, and all the Israelites were standing.
(ESV)
The priests stood at their posts; the Levites also, with the instruments for music to the  Lord that King David had made for giving thanks to the  Lordfor his steadfast love endures forever—whenever David offered praises by their ministry; opposite them the priests sounded trumpets, and all Israel stood.

2Chr 20:21

(NIV)
After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the  Lord and to praise him for the splendour of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:

‘Give thanks to the  Lord,
for his love endures for ever.’
(ESV)
And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the  Lord and praise him in holy attire, as they went before the army, and say,

“Give thanks to the  Lord,
for his steadfast love endures forever.”

2Chr 24:22

(NIV)
King Joash did not remember the kindness Zechariah’s father Jehoiada had shown him but killed his son, who said as he lay dying, ‘May the  Lord see this and call you to account.’

(ESV)
Thus Joash the king did not remember the kindness that Jehoiada, Zechariah’s father, had shown him, but killed his son. And when he was dying, he said, “May the  Lord see and avenge!”

2Chr 32:32

(NIV)
The other events of Hezekiah’s reign and his acts of devotion are written in the vision of the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
(ESV)
Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah and his good deeds, behold, they are written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.
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