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Easton's Bible DictionaryIn man is not a mere passive quality, but the deliberate preference of right to wrong, the firm and persistent resistance of all moral evil, and the choosing and following of all moral good.
Goodness of God
A perfection of his character which he exercises towards his creatures according to their various circumstances and relations (Psalm 145:8, 9; 103:8; 1 John 4:8). Viewed generally, it is benevolence; as exercised with respect to the miseries of his creatures it is mercy, pity, compassion, and in the case of impenitent sinners, long-suffering patience; as exercised in communicating favour on the unworthy it is grace. "Goodness and justice are the several aspects of one unchangeable, infinitely wise, and sovereign moral perfection. God is not sometimes merciful and sometimes just, but he is eternally infinitely just and merciful." God is infinitely and unchangeably good (Zephaniah 3:17), and his goodness is incomprehensible by the finite mind (Romans 11:35, 36). "God's goodness appears in two things, giving and forgiving."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary(n.) The quality of being good in any of its various senses; excellence; virtue; kindness; benevolence; as, the goodness of timber, of a soil, of food; goodness of character, of disposition, of conduct, etc.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaGOODNESS
good'-nes: This word in the Old Testament is the translation of Tobh (Exodus 18:9 Psalm 16:2, the Revised Version (British and American) "good"; 23:6), etc.; of Tubh (Exodus 33:19 Psalm 31:19 Jeremiah 31:14 Hosea 3:5), etc.; of checedh (Exodus 34:6), "abundant in goodness," the English Revised Version "plenteous in mercy," the American Standard Revised Version "abundant in loving kindness"; "The goodness of God endureth continually," the Revised Version (British and American) "mercy," the American Standard Revised Version "loving kindness" (Psalm 52:1), etc.
Greek5544. chrestotes -- goodness, excellence, uprightness
... goodness, excellence, uprightness. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
chrestotes Phonetic Spelling: (khray-stot'-ace) Short Definition: goodness ...
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19b. agathosune -- goodness
703. arete -- moral goodness, ie virtue
19. agathosune -- to do good
4102. pistis -- faith, faithfulness
2107. eudokia -- good pleasure
18. agathos -- good
Strong's Hebrew2898. tub -- good things, goods, goodness
... 2897, 2898. tub. 2899 . good things, goods, goodness. Transliteration:
tub Phonetic Spelling: (toob) Short Definition: goodness. ...
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285. Achitub -- "my brother is goodness," two Israelites
36. Abitub -- "my father is goodness," a Benjamite
2617a. chesed -- goodness, kindness
2617. checed -- goodness, kindness
2899b. tobah -- welfare, benefit, good things, good
2896b. tob -- a good thing, benefit, welfare
2900. Tobiyyahu -- "Yah is my good," three Israelites, also an ...
Whether the Goodness of the Will Depends on the Object Alone?
Whether the Goodness of the Will, as Regards the Means, Depends on ...
Goodness in a Dungeon
Whether the Goodness of the Will Depends on the Object?
Whether the Goodness of the Will Depends on Reason?
The Eternal Goodness
"The Goodness of God is the Highest Prayer, and it Cometh Down to ...
Whether the Goodness of the Will Depends on the Eternal Law?
Whether the Goodness of the Will Depends on Its Conformity to the ...
The Goodness of the Son of God is Proved from his Works...
ThesaurusGoodness (83 Occurrences)
...Goodness of God. ... "Goodness and justice are the several aspects of one
unchangeable, infinitely wise, and sovereign moral perfection. ...
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Long-suffering (23 Occurrences)
Bounty (14 Occurrences)
Good (8348 Occurrences)
Infinite (8 Occurrences)
Patience (59 Occurrences)
Leads (64 Occurrences)
Forbearance (9 Occurrences)
Ahitub (16 Occurrences)
Abitub (1 Occurrence)
Bible ConcordanceGoodness (83 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:48 You however are to be complete in goodness, as your Heavenly Father is complete.
Matthew 19:17 And he said to him, What askest thou me concerning goodness? one is good. But if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments.
Luke 16:15 "You are they," He said to them, "who boast of their own goodness before men, but God sees your hearts; for that which holds a proud position among men is detestable in God's sight.
Acts 11:18 This statement of Peter's silenced his opponents. They extolled the goodness of God, and said, "So, then, to the Gentiles also God has given the repentance which leads to Life."
Romans 2:4 Or do you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
Romans 3:12 All have gone out of the way, they have together become unprofitable; there is not one that practises goodness, there is not so much as one:
Romans 9:23 in order to make known His infinite goodness towards the subjects of His mercy whom He has prepared beforehand for glory,
Romans 11:22 See then the goodness and severity of God. Toward those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in his goodness; otherwise you also will be cut off.
Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome the evil with goodness.
Romans 15:14 I myself am also persuaded about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish others.
2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the condescending goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ--how for your sakes He became poor, though He was rich, in order that you through His poverty might grow rich.
2 Corinthians 12:19 You are imagining, all this time, that we are making our defense at your bar. In reality it is as in God's presence and in communion with Christ that we speak; but, dear friends, it is all with a view to your progress in goodness.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,
Ephesians 2:7 in order that, by His goodness to us in Christ Jesus, He might display in the Ages to come the transcendent riches of His grace.
Ephesians 5:9 for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,
2 Thessalonians 1:11 To this end we also pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire of goodness and work of faith, with power;
2 Timothy 3:3 destitute of natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers. They will have no self-control, but will be brutal, opposed to goodness,
Titus 1:8 but hospitable to strangers, a lover of goodness, sober-minded, upright, saintly, self-controlled;
Titus 3:4 But when the goodness of God our Saviour, and His love to man, dawned upon us, not in consequence of things which we,
Philemon 1:14 But I was willing to do nothing without your consent, that your goodness would not be as of necessity, but of free will.
Hebrews 6:5 and did taste the good saying of God, the powers also of the coming age,
1 Peter 2:3 if you have had any experience of the goodness of the Lord.
2 Peter 1:3 seeing that his divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and virtue;
2 Peter 1:5 Yes, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence; and in moral excellence, knowledge;
Genesis 19:19 behold now, thy servant has found favour in thine eyes, and thou hast magnified thy goodness, which thou hast shewn to me in preserving my soul alive; but I cannot escape to the mountain, lest calamity lay hold on me, that I die.
Exodus 18:9 Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which Yahweh had done to Israel, in that he had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians.
Exodus 33:19 He said, "I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of Yahweh before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy."
Exodus 34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
Numbers 10:32 And it shall be, if thou go with us, yea, it shall be, that what goodness the LORD shall do unto us, the same will we do unto thee.
Numbers 14:18 Jehovah is slow to anger, and abundant in goodness, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and fourth generation.
Judges 8:35 neither did they show kindness to the house of Jerubbaal, who is Gideon, according to all the goodness which he had shown to Israel.
2 Samuel 2:6 And, now, Jehovah doth with you kindness and truth, and also, I do with you this good because ye have done this thing;
2 Samuel 7:28 And now, O Lord GOD, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:
1 Kings 8:66 On the eighth day he sent the people away; and they blessed the king, and went to their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that Yahweh had shown to David his servant, and to Israel his people.
1 Kings 10:7 and I gave no credence to the words till that I have come, and my eyes see, and lo, it was not declared to me -- the half; thou hast added wisdom and goodness unto the report that I heard.
1 Chronicles 17:26 And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:
2 Chronicles 6:41 Now therefore arise, Yahweh God, into your resting place, you, and the ark of your strength: let your priests, Yahweh God, be clothed with salvation, and let your saints rejoice in goodness.
2 Chronicles 7:10 On the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away to their tents, joyful and glad of heart for the goodness that Yahweh had shown to David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.
2 Chronicles 32:32 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his goodness, behold, they are written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, and in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
2 Chronicles 35:26 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and his goodness, according to that which was written in the law of the LORD,
Nehemiah 9:25 They took fortified cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all good things, cisterns dug out, vineyards, and olive groves, and fruit trees in abundance: so they ate, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in your great goodness.
Nehemiah 9:35 For they have not served you in their kingdom, and in your great goodness that you gave them, and in the large and fat land which you gave before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.
Psalms 16:2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;
Psalms 21:3 For you meet him with the blessings of goodness. You set a crown of fine gold on his head.
Psalms 23:6 Surely goodness and loving kindness shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in Yahweh's house forever.
Psalms 25:7 Don't remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions. Remember me according to your loving kindness, for your goodness' sake, Yahweh.
Psalms 27:13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of Yahweh in the land of the living.
Psalms 31:19 Oh how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for those who fear you, which you have worked for those who take refuge in you, before the sons of men!
Psalms 33:5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
Psalms 52:1 Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
Psalms 65:4 Blessed is one whom you choose, and cause to come near, that he may live in your courts. We will be filled with the goodness of your house, your holy temple.
Psalms 65:11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.
Psalms 68:10 Your congregation lived therein. You, God, prepared your goodness for the poor.
Psalms 69:16 Answer me, O LORD, for Thy mercy is good; according to the multitude of Thy compassions turn Thou unto me.
Psalms 86:15 But thou, Lord, art a ?God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in goodness and truth.
Psalms 86:17 Show me a sign of your goodness, that those who hate me may see it, and be shamed, because you, Yahweh, have helped me, and comforted me.
Psalms 107:8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalms 107:9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
Psalms 107:15 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalms 107:21 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalms 107:31 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalms 109:21 But Thou, O GOD the Lord, deal with me for Thy name's sake; because Thy mercy is good, deliver Thou me.
Psalms 116:12 What may I give to the Lord for all the good things which he has done for me?
Psalms 119:66 The goodness of reason and knowledge teach me, For in Thy commands I have believed.
Psalms 142:7 Take my soul out of prison, so that I may give praise to your name: the upright will give praise because of me; for you have given me a full reward.
Psalms 144:2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.
Psalms 145:7 They will utter the memory of your great goodness, and will sing of your righteousness.
Proverbs 20:6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
Ecclesiastes 6:3 If a man doth beget a hundred, and live many years, and is great, because they are the days of his years, and his soul is not satisfied from the goodness, and also he hath not had a grave, I have said, 'Better than he 'is' the untimely birth.'
Isaiah 63:7 I will make mention of the loving kindnesses of Yahweh, and the praises of Yahweh, according to all that Yahweh has bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he has bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses.
Jeremiah 2:7 I brought you into a plentiful land, to eat its fruit and its goodness; but when you entered, you defiled my land, and made my heritage an abomination.
Jeremiah 31:12 They shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow to the goodness of Yahweh, to the grain, and to the new wine, and to the oil, and to the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
Jeremiah 31:14 I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, says Yahweh.
Jeremiah 33:9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.
Hosea 3:5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.
Hosea 4:1 Hear the word of Yahweh, you children of Israel; for Yahweh has a charge against the inhabitants of the land: "Indeed there is no truth, nor goodness, nor knowledge of God in the land.
Hosea 6:4 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.
Hosea 6:6 For I desire goodness, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.
Hosea 10:1 Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.
Hosea 10:11 And Ephraim 'is' a trained heifer -- loving to thresh, And I -- I have passed over on the goodness of its neck, I cause 'one' to ride Ephraim, Plough doth Judah, harrow for him doth Jacob.
Micah 6:8 He hath shewn thee, O man, what is good: and what doth Jehovah require of thee, but to do justly, and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Nahum 3:4 Because of the abundance of the fornications of an harlot, The goodness of the grace of the lady of witchcrafts, Who is selling nations by her fornications, And families by her witchcrafts.
Zechariah 9:17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! Grain will make the young men flourish, and new wine the virgins.
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