5544 chrestotes (noun)

Also translated good, goodness, and gentleness.

5543 chreston (adjective)

In the language of the time, kindness included honesty, respectability, friendliness, mildness, hospitality, and benevolence.

A characteristic of God

Romans 2:4                       Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

Romans 11:22                   Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God; upon indeed those who fell, severity; but upon, however, you, God’s goodness, if you continue in that goodness.  Otherwise, you also will be cut off.

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

Titus 3:4 – 5                      But when the kindness and the brotherly love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not out of righteousness that we practiced, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.

A characteristic of the faithful

2 Corinthians 6:4 – 6        But in all these things we commend ourselves as ministers of God,

    by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love.

    Galatians 5:22 – 23           But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control…

    Ephesians 4:32                  And be kind into one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

    Colossians 3:12                 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering…

    In the negative

    Romans 3:12 (Psalm 14:3)     There is none who is practicing good, no, not one.