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Good Stuff in the Bible (A Short List)


  1. Thou shalt not kill.-- 20:13

  2. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. -- 20:16

  3. Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil. -- 23:2


  4. Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another. -- 19:11

  5. Thou shalt not defraud your neighbor, neither rob him. -- 19:13

  6. Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart. -- 19:17

  7. Love thy neighbour as thyself. -- 19:18

  8. Ye shall not therefore oppress one another. -- 25:17


  9. Thou shalt not kill. -- 5:17

  10. If there be among you a poor man ... thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth. -- 15:7-8


  11. Blessed is he that considereth the poor. -- 4:1


  12. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart. -- 3:3

  13. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. -- 3:13

  14. Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. -- 3:27

  15. Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm. -- 3:30

  16. Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. -- 3:31

  17. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. -- 4:7

  18. Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. -- 10:20

  19. When pride cometh, then cometh shame. -- 11:2

  20. The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh. -- 11:17

  21. He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind. -- 11:29

  22. The simple believeth every word. -- 14:15

  23. A soft answer turneth away wrath. -- 15:1

  24. He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. -- 18:13

  25. Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. -- 21:23

  26. A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. -- 22:1

  27. Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words. -- 23:9

  28. Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. -- 23:12

  29. Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth. -- 24:17

  30. Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips. -- 24:28

  31. If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink. -- 25:21

  32. Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips -- 27:2

  33. Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more. -- 31:6-7


  34. There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. -- 2:24

  35. Every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour. -- 3:13

  36. A man hath no pre-eminence above a beast ... All goeth unto one place ... Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth? -- 3:19-21

  37. Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works. -- 3:22

  38. As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand -- 5:15

  39. It is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life. -- 5:18

  40. It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools. -- 7:5

  41. Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. -- 7:9

  42. A man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry. -- 8:15

  43. For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward. -- 9:5

  44. Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart. -- 9:7

  45. Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest. -- 9:9

  46. Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. -- 9:10

  47. The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them. -- 9:11-12


  48. Cease to do evil; learn to do well ... relieve the oppressed ... plead for the widow. -- 1:16-17


  49. Deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place. -- 22:3


  50. Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother: And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart. -- 7:9-10

  51. These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath. -- 8:16-17


  52. Love your enemies. -- 5:44

  53. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee.... But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: -- 6:2-3

  54. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. -- 6:5-6

  55. Judge not, that ye be not judged. -- 7:1

  56. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. -- 7:3-5

  57. All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them. -- 7:12

  58. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. -- 22:29


  59. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. -- 12 31:


  60. Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you. -- 6:27

  61. As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. -- 6:31

  62. But love ye your enemies, and do good ... hoping for nothing again. -- 6:35

  63. Be ye therefore merciful. -- 6:36

  64. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged. -- 6:37

  65. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? ... Cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye. -- 6:41-42

  66. A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.... But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.... Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise. -- 10:30-37

  67. Thou shalt love ... thy neighbour as thyself. -- 10:27


  68. He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. -- 8:7

  69. The truth shall make you free. -- 8:32

  70. Love one another. -- 13:34

  71. This is my commandment, That ye love one another. -- 15:12


  72. Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love. -- 12:9-10

  73. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. -- 12:15

  74. Condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. -- 12:16

  75. Recompense to no man evil for evil. -- 12:17

  76. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. -- 12:18

  77. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink. -- 12:20

  78. Overcome evil with good. -- 12:21

  79. Love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. -- 13:8

  80. Love is the fulfilling of the law. -- 13:10

  81. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. -- 14:5

  82. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace. -- 14:19

    1 Corinthians

  83. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; -- 13:4-6

  84. Put away childish things. -- 13:11


  85. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. -- 5:14


  86. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour. -- 4:25

  87. Let not the sun go down upon your wrath. -- 4:26

  88. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another. -- 4:31-32

  89. Let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself. -- 5:33


  90. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. -- 2:3-4

  91. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. -- 4:8


  92. Lie not one to another, -- 3:9

  93. Husbands, love your wives. -- 3:19

  94. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. -- 3:21

    1 Thessalonians

  95. Comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. -- 5:14-15

  96. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. -- 5:21

    1 Timothy

  97. Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies -- 1:4


  98. Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. -- 1:19

  99. Pure religion ... is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. -- 1:27

  100. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. -- 2:8

  101. Speak not evil of one another. -- 4:11

    1 Peter

  102. Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; -- 3:8-9

    1 John

  103. Let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. -- 3:18

  104. Love one another ... for God is love. -- 4:7-8

  105. God is Love. -- 4:16