'Honest' in the Bible
“We are all sons of one man. We are honest; your servants are not spies.”
If you are honest, let one of you be confined to the guardhouse, while the rest of you go and take grain to relieve the hunger of your households.
But we told him: We are honest and not spies.
The man who is the lord of the country said to us, ‘This is how I will know if you are honest: Leave one brother with me, take food to relieve the hunger of your households, and go.
Bring back your youngest brother to me, and I will know that you are not spies but honest men. I will then give your brother back to you, and you can trade in the country.’”
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.
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.
I was 40 years old when Moses the Lord’s servant sent me from Kadesh-barnea to scout the land, and I brought back an honest report.
So Achish summoned David and said to him, "As surely as the Lord lives, you are an honest man, and I am glad to have you serving with me in the army. I have found no fault with you from the day that you first came to me until the present time. But in the opinion of the leaders, you are not reliable.
They did not audit the treasurers who disbursed the funds to the foremen, for they were honest.
Do not audit the foremen who disburse the silver, for they are honest."
Consider: who has perished when he was innocent?Where have the honest been destroyed?
How painful honest words can be!But what does your rebuke prove?
let my righteousness be weighed in honest scales, and God will make known my integrity.
I will favor the honest people of the land, and allow them to live with me. Those who walk in the way of integrity will attend me.
The thoughts and purposes of the [consistently] righteous are just (honest, reliable),But the counsels and schemes of the wicked are deceitful.
An honest witness does not deceive,but a dishonest witness utters lies.
Honest balances and scales are the Lord’s;all the weights in the bag are His concern.
He who gives an honest answergives a kiss on the lips.
Bloodthirsty men hate an honest person,but the upright care about him.
The heart of her husband trusts in her [with secure confidence],And he will have no lack of gain.
I will reestablish honest judges as in former times, wise advisers as in earlier days. Then you will be called, 'The Just City, Faithful Town.'"
Listen to this, O family of Jacob, you who are called by the name 'Israel,' and are descended from Judah, who take oaths in the name of the Lord, and invoke the God of Israel -- but not in an honest and just manner.
The godly perish, but no one cares. Honest people disappear, when no one minds that the godly disappear because of evil.
You must be truthful, honest and upright when you take an oath saying, 'As surely as the Lord lives!' If you do, the nations will pray to be as blessed by him as you are and will make him the object of their boasting."
The Lord says, "These people are like soldiers who have readied their bows. Their tongues are always ready to shoot out lies. They have become powerful in the land, but they have not done so by honest means. Indeed, they do one evil thing after another and do not pay attention to me.
“You must have honest scales, an honest dry measure, and an honest liquid measure.
These are the things you must do: Speak truth to one another; make true and sound decisions within your gates.
They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no matter who you teach, for you aren't partial to anyone.
The same is true of you: outwardly you seem to the human eye to be good and honest men, but, within, you are full of insincerity and disregard of God's Law.
When they had come, they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and don't defer to anyone; for you aren't partial to anyone, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
The man who is honest in a very small matter is honest in a great one also; and he who is dishonest in a very small matter is dishonest in a great one also.
So they watched him closely and sent spies who pretended to be honest men in order to trap him in what he would say. They wanted to hand him over to the jurisdiction of the governor,
But he who does what is honest and right comes to the light, in order that his actions may be plainly shown to have been done in God.
Do not judge by appearance [superficially and arrogantly], but judge fairly and righteously.”
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
amid glory and dishonor; by evil report and good report; branded as deceivers and yet [vindicated as] truthful;
Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.
The thief must no longer steal. Instead, he must do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need.
What does it matter, however? In any case Christ is preached--either perversely or in honest truth; and in that I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
You and God are witnesses of how pure, honest, and blameless our conduct was among you who believe.
Instead, he must be hospitable to strangers, must appreciate what is good, and be sensible, honest, moral, and self-controlled.
It trains us to renounce ungodly living and worldly passions so that we might live sensible, honest, and godly lives in the present age
Our people must learn to do good deeds to meet necessary demands [whatever the occasion may require], so that they will not be unproductive.
let us approach [God] with a true and sincere heart in unqualified assurance of faith, having had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
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.
For it is the will of God that by doing right you may silence (muzzle, gag) the [culpable] ignorance and irresponsible criticisms of foolish people.
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