What does the Bible say about honesty?
"Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight." (Proverbs 12:22)
Discover what scripture tells us about honesty in this collection of Bible verses about the virtue of truth.
"Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool." (Proverbs 19:1)
May these scriptures on honesty encourage you to be truthful in your life! Harken to the wisdom and warnings of God's word.
16 There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. 20 My son, keep your father's command and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
10 For, "Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. 11 They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.