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52 Bible Verses about Honesty

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Psalm 111:7

The works of His hands are truth and justice;
all His instructions are trustworthy.

Psalm 119:142

Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
and Your instruction is true.

Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret,
somewhere in a land of darkness.
I did not say to the descendants of Jacob:
Seek Me in a wasteland.
I, Yahweh, speak truthfully;
I say what is right.

Jeremiah 10:10

But Yahweh is the true God;
He is the living God and eternal King.
The earth quakes at His wrath,
and the nations cannot endure His rage.

John 7:28

As He was teaching in the temple complex, Jesus cried out, “You know Me and you know where I am from. Yet I have not come on My own, but the One who sent Me is true. You don’t know Him;

Romans 3:4

Absolutely not! God must be true, even if everyone is a liar, as it is written:That You may be justified in Your words
and triumph when You judge.

Revelation 3:7

“Write to the angel of the church in Philadelphia:“The Holy One, the True One, the One who has the key of David, who opens and no one will close, and closes and no one opens says:

Revelation 15:2-3

I also saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had won the victory over the beast, his image, and the number of his name, were standing on the sea of glass with harps from God. They sang the song of God’s servant Moses and the song of the Lamb:Great and awe-inspiring are Your works,
Lord God, the Almighty;
righteous and true are Your ways,
King of the Nations.

Psalm 15:1-2

A Description of the GodlyA Davidic psalm. Lord, who can dwell in Your tent?
Who can live on Your holy mountain? The one who lives honestly, practices righteousness,
and acknowledges the truth in his heart—

Leviticus 19:35-36

“You must not be unfair in measurements of length, weight, or volume. You are to have honest balances, honest weights, an honest dry measure, and an honest liquid measure; I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:13-16

“You must not have two different weights in your bag, one heavy and one light. You must not have two differing dry measures in your house, a larger and a smaller. You must have a full and honest weight, a full and honest dry measure, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. read more.
For everyone who does such things and acts unfairly is detestable to the Lord your God.

1 Kings 9:4-5

As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, with a heart of integrity and in what is right, doing everything I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and ordinances, I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised your father David: You will never fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.

Ezekiel 45:10

“You must have honest scales, an honest dry measure, and an honest liquid measure.

Zechariah 8:16-17

These are the things you must do: Speak truth to one another; make true and sound decisions within your gates. Do not plot evil in your hearts against your neighbor, and do not love perjury, for I hate all this”—this is the Lord’s declaration.

John 4:23-24

But an hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. Yes, the Father wants such people to worship Him. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

1 Corinthians 5:8

Therefore, let us observe the feast, not with old yeast or with the yeast of malice and evil but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Titus 2:7-8

in everything. Make yourself an example of good works with integrity and dignity in your teaching. Your message is to be sound beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us.

Matthew 22:16

They sent their disciples to Him, with the Herodians. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that You are truthful and teach truthfully the way of God. You defer to no one, for You don’t show partiality.

Mark 12:14

When they came, they said to Him, “Teacher, we know You are truthful and defer to no one, for You don’t show partiality but teach truthfully the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?

Genesis 30:33

In the future when you come to check on my wages, my honesty will testify for me. If I have any female goats that are not speckled or spotted, or any lambs that are not black, they will be considered stolen.”

Genesis 43:12

Take twice as much money with you. Return the money that was returned to you in the top of your bags. Perhaps it was a mistake.

1 Samuel 12:3-5

Here I am. Bring charges against me before the Lord and His anointed: Whose ox or donkey have I taken? Whom have I wronged or mistreated? From whose hand have I taken a bribe to overlook something? I will return it to you.” “You haven’t wronged us, you haven’t mistreated us, and you haven’t taken anything from anyone’s hand,” they responded. He said to them, “The Lord is a witness against you, and His anointed is a witness today that you haven’t found anything in my hand.”“He is a witness,” they said.

1 Kings 17:24

Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know you are a man of God and the Lord’s word from your mouth is true.”

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know, my God, that You test the heart and that You are pleased with what is right. I have willingly given all these things with an upright heart, and now I have seen Your people who are present here giving joyfully and willingly to You.

Daniel 6:4

The administrators and satraps, therefore, kept trying to find a charge against Daniel regarding the kingdom. But they could find no charge or corruption, for he was trustworthy, and no negligence or corruption was found in him.

Jeremiah 26:15

But know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood on yourselves, on this city, and on its residents, for it is certain the Lord has sent me to speak all these things directly to you.”

Proverbs 17:26

It is certainly not good to fine an innocent person
or to beat a noble for his honesty.

Proverbs 29:10

Bloodthirsty men hate an honest person,
but the upright care about him.

Isaiah 59:14-15

Justice is turned back,
and righteousness stands far off.
For truth has stumbled in the public square,
and honesty cannot enter. Truth is missing,
and whoever turns from evil is plundered.The Lord saw that there was no justice,
and He was offended.

Amos 5:10

They hate the one who convicts the guilty
at the city gate
and despise the one who speaks with integrity.

John 8:45-46

Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. Who among you can convict Me of sin? If I tell the truth, why don’t you believe Me?

John 18:23

“If I have spoken wrongly,” Jesus answered him, “give evidence about the wrong; but if rightly, why do you hit Me?”

From Thematic Bible


Honesty » Integrity » Examples of

Numbers 16:15

Then Moses became angry and said to the Lord, “Don’t respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them or mistreated a single one of them.”

2 Kings 12:15

No accounting was required from the men who received the money to pay those doing the work, since they worked with integrity.

1 Samuel 12:4

“You haven’t wronged us, you haven’t mistreated us, and you haven’t taken anything from anyone’s hand,” they responded.

2 Samuel 18:12

The man replied to Joab, “Even if I had the weight of 1,000 pieces of silver in my hand, I would not raise my hand against the king’s son. For we heard the king command you, Abishai, and Ittai, ‘Protect the young man Absalom for me.’

1 Kings 13:8

But the man of God replied, “If you were to give me half your house, I still wouldn’t go with you, and I wouldn’t eat bread or drink water in this place,

Honesty » In business encouraged

Leviticus 19:35-36

"You must not act unfairly in measurements of length, weight, or volume. You are to have honest balances, honest weights, an honest dry measure, and an honest liquid measure; I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:15

You must have a full and honest weight, a full and honest dry measure, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Honesty » Being honest

Honesty » Instances of » The overseers of the temple repairs

2 Kings 12:15

No accounting was required from the men who received the money to pay those doing the work, since they worked with integrity.

2 Kings 22:4-7

"Go up to Hilkiah the high priest so that he may total up the money brought into the Lord's temple-[the money] the doorkeepers have collected from the people. It is to be put into the hands of those doing the work-those who oversee the Lord's temple. They [in turn] are to give it to the workmen in the Lord's temple to repair the damage. [They are to give it] to the carpenters, builders, and masons to buy timber and quarried stone to repair the temple. read more.
But no accounting is to be required from them for the money put into their hands since they work with integrity."

Honesty » Instances of » Jacob, returning money which had been placed in the sacks

Genesis 43:12

Take twice as much money with you. Return the money that was returned to you in the top of your bags. Perhaps it was a mistake.

Honesty » Instances of » Treasurers of the temple

Nehemiah 13:13

I appointed as treasurers over the storehouses Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and Pedaiah of the Levites, with Hanan son of Zaccur, son of Mattaniah to assist them, because they were considered trustworthy. They were responsible for the distribution to their colleagues.

Virtues » Honesty » Integrity » General references to

Proverbs 20:7

The one who lives with integrity is righteous;
his children who come after him will be happy.

Proverbs 11:3

The integrity of the upright guides them,
but the perversity of the treacherous destroys them.

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