What are Bible verses about honesty?


By BibleAsk Team


Honesty is defined as straightforwardness of conduct. The Bible consistently affirms the importance of honesty, integrity, and truthfulness as foundational virtues that reflect God’s character and align with His moral standards. Believers are called to uphold these principles in their thoughts, words, and actions, recognizing that honesty not only pleases God but also fosters trust, security, and flourishing in human relationships and society.

Verses About Honesty

Throughout both the Old and New Testaments, honesty is portrayed as a fundamental virtue that reflects the divine nature. The following are some Bible verses which emphasize the importance of honesty, integrity, and truthfulness in the life of a believer:

  1. Leviticus 19:11 – “You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.”
  2. Proverbs 12:22 – “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who deal truthfully are His delight.”
  3. Proverbs 11:1 – “Dishonest scales are an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight.”
  4. Proverbs 16:11 – “Honest weights and scales are the Lord’s; all the weights in the bag are His work.”
  5. Psalm 51:6 – “Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.”
  6. Ephesians 4:25 – “Therefore, putting away lying, ‘Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,’ for we are members of one another.”
  7. Colossians 3:9 – “Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,”
  8. Zechariah 8:16 – “These are the things you shall do: speak each man the truth to his neighbor; give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace;”
  9. Proverbs 20:7 – “The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.”
  10. Psalm 15:1-2 – “Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart;”
  11. Proverbs 28:18 – “Whoever walks blamelessly will be saved, but he who is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall.”
  12. Psalm 24:3-4 – “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully.”
  13. 1 John 1:6 – “If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.”
  14. Proverbs 19:1 – “Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.”
  15. Exodus 20:16 – “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”
  16. James 3:17 – “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.”
  17. Revelation 21:8 – “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
  18. Ephesians 4:15 – “but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—”
  19. Psalm 101:7 – “He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.”
  20. Proverbs 12:19 – “The truthful lip shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.”
  21. Psalm 119:163 – “I hate and abhor lying, but I love Your law.”
  22. Romans 12:17 – “Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.”
  23. Romans 13:9 – “For the commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’ ‘You shall not covet,’ and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'”
  24. Zechariah 7:9 – “Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Execute true justice, show mercy and compassion everyone to his brother.'”
  25. Revelation 22:15 – “But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.”

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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