For I was ashamed to ask the king for aid and for horsemen, to defend us from the enemy in the way: because we had said to the king: The hand of our God is upon all them that seek him in goodness: and his power and strength, and wrath upon all them that forsake him.
And they took strong cities and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods: cisterns made by others, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: and they ate, and were filled, and became fat, and abounded with delight in thy great goodness.
And they have not served thee in their kingdoms, and in thy manifold goodness, which thou gavest them, and in the large and fat land, which thou deliveredst before them, nor did they return from their most wicked devices.
Many have abused unto pride the goodness of princes, and the honour that hath been bestowed upon them:
Now that you may more plainly understand what we say, I Aman the son of Amadathi, a Macedonian both in mind and country, and having nothing of the Persian blood, but with his cruelty staining our goodness, was received being a stranger by us:
The sins of my youth and my ignorances do not remember. According to thy mercy remember thou me: for thy goodness’ sake, O Lord.
They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness.
Thou hast loved malice more than goodness: and iniquity rather than to speak righteousness.
Thou shalt bless the crown of the year of thy goodness: and thy fields shall be filled with plenty.
For the Lord will give goodness: and our earth shall yield her fruit.
Teach me goodness and discipline and knowledge; for I have believed thy commandments.
Thou art good; and in thy goodness teach me thy justifications.
Love justice, you that are the judges of the earth. Think of the Lord in goodness, and seek him in simplicity of heart.
For she is the brightness of eternal light, and the unspotted mirror of God’s majesty, and the image of his goodness.
Therefore whereas thou chastisest us, thou scourgest our enemies very many ways, to the end that when we judge we may think on thy goodness: and when we are judged, we may hope for thy mercy.
Nothing can be compared to a faithful friend, and no weight of gold and silver is able to countervail the goodness of his fidelity.
And he stood up in the shameful fall of the people: in the goodness and readiness of his soul he appeased God for Israel.
And thou hast dealt with us, O Lord our God, according to all thy goodness, and according to all that great mercy of thine:
And after this the children of Israel shall return, and shall seek the Lord their God, and David their king: and they shall fear the Lord, and his goodness in the last days.
For it is a token of great goodness when sinners are not suffered to go on in their ways for a long time, but are presently punished.
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and patience, and longsuffering? Knowest thou not, that the benignity of God leadeth thee to penance?
See then the goodness and the severity of God: towards them indeed that are fallen, the severity; but towards thee, the goodness of God, if thou abide in goodness, otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity,
For the fruit of the light is in all goodness, and justice, and truth;
Wherefore also we pray always for you; that our God would make you worthy of his vocation, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness and the work of faith in power;
But when the goodness and kindness of God our Saviour appeared:
Fit you in all goodness, that you may do his will; doing in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom is glory for ever and ever. Amen.