bible verses about Honesty

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.

Chat with biblical characters

Seek guidance and enter the gateway to biblical wisdom

Honesty in the Bible

35 Bible Scriptures about Honesty

Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

Genesis, Chapter: 18, Verse: 15

Read full chapter

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: 39

Read 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: 8

Read full chapter

And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.

Genesis, Chapter: 42, Verse: 27

Read full chapter

And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:

Genesis, Chapter: 42, Verse: 31

Read full chapter

Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 25, Verse: 13

Read full chapter

Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 25, Verse: 14

Read 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: 3

Read full chapter

And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 24, Verse: 5

Read 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: 13

Read full chapter

Moreover they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully.

2 Kings, Chapter: 12, Verse: 15

Read full chapter

Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?

Job, Chapter: 13, Verse: 7

Read full chapter

My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

Job, Chapter: 27, Verse: 4

Read full chapter

Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.

Job, Chapter: 32, Verse: 21

Read full chapter

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Psalm, Chapter: 34, Verse: 13

Read full chapter

I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

Psalm, Chapter: 101, Verse: 2

Read full chapter

The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

Proverbs, Chapter: 10, Verse: 20

Read full chapter

A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Proverbs, Chapter: 11, Verse: 1

Read full chapter

Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

Proverbs, Chapter: 17, Verse: 7

Read full chapter

He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

Proverbs, Chapter: 18, Verse: 17

Read full chapter

A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

Proverbs, Chapter: 21, Verse: 28

Read full chapter

But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto Johanan the son of Kareah, Thou shalt not do this thing: for thou speakest falsely of Ishmael.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 40, Verse: 16

Read 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: 4

Read full chapter

The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:

John, Chapter: 4, Verse: 17

Read full chapter

Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

Romans, Chapter: 2, Verse: 21

Read full chapter

But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.

2 Corinthians, Chapter: 1, Verse: 18

Read 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: 12

Read full chapter

Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

2 Corinthians, Chapter: 7, Verse: 2

Read full chapter

Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

2 Corinthians, Chapter: 8, Verse: 21

Read full chapter

Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.

Galatians, Chapter: 1, Verse: 20

Read full chapter

Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

Colossians, Chapter: 3, Verse: 9

Read full chapter

For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

1 Thessalonians, Chapter: 2, Verse: 3

Read full chapter

That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

1 Thessalonians, Chapter: 4, Verse: 12

Read full chapter

Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

James, Chapter: 3, Verse: 11

Read 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.

1 Peter, Chapter: 2, Verse: 12

Read full chapter