Bible Verses about Honesty

Bible Verses about Honesty

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.

Proverbs 10:9 NIV

9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.

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Proverbs 12:22 NIV

22 The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.

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Proverbs 16:28 NIV

28 A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.

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Proverbs 19:1 NIV

1 Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.

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Ephesians 4:25 NIV

25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.

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Acts 24:16 NIV

16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.

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Hebrews 13:18 NIV

18 Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.

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John 8:32 NIV

32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

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2 Corinthians 8:21 NIV

21 For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.

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Exodus 20:16 NIV

16 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

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Proverbs 6:16-20 NIV

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.

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1 Peter 3:10-12 NIV

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."

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Proverbs 11:3 NIV

3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.

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Colossians 3:9 NIV

9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices

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Philippians 4:8-9 NIV

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.

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Matthew 5:37 NIV

37 All you need to say is simply 'Yes' or 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.

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Luke 6:31 NIV

31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

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James 1:26 NIV

26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.

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2 Corinthians 4:2 NIV

2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God.

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1 John 3:18 NIV

18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

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