Bible Verses about Honesty - Scriptures on Being Truthful
Honesty is a value held in high regard in the Bible. In the book of Proverbs, it says "The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy" (Proverbs 12:22, NIV). This truth reminds us of how important it is to tell the truth, even if it is not to our advantage. Christians are called to live a life of integrity that honors God and His word. Whether you are dealing with personal relationships or professional situations, being truthful and honest is an essential part of living out your faith. These Bible verses about honesty serve as a guide to help us be truthful in everything we do, so that we can grow in our relationship with God and with others.
Honesty in the Bible
35 Bible Scriptures about Honesty
That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.
Genesis, Chapter: 31, Verse: 39Read full chapter
But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
Genesis, Chapter: 39, Verse: 8Read full chapter
Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.
1 Samuel, Chapter: 12, Verse: 3Read full chapter
Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own life: for there is no matter hid from the king, and thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against me.
2 Samuel, Chapter: 18, Verse: 13Read full chapter
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:
Zechariah, Chapter: 13, Verse: 4Read full chapter
For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.
2 Corinthians, Chapter: 5, Verse: 12Read full chapter
Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.