'Truth' in the Bible
And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.
And I bowed down my head and worshipped the LORD and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the way of the truth to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son.
So now, if you wish to show gracious love and truth toward my master, tell me so. But if not, tell me, so that I may go elsewhere."
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.
We are all one man's sons; we are men of the truth, thy slaves have never been spies.
Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.
If ye are men of the truth, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison; go ye, carry food for the famine of your houses
And we said unto him, We are men of the truth; we have never been spies.
And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby I shall know that ye are men of the truth; leave one of your brethren here with me and take food for the famine of your households and go
and bring your youngest brother unto me; then I shall know that ye are not spies, but that ye are men of the truth; thus I will deliver you your brother, and ye shall trade in the land.
"What is this you have done?" Joseph said to them. "Didn't you know that a man like me could uncover the truth by divination?"
And the days of Israel are near to die, and he calleth for his son, for Joseph, and saith to him, 'If, I pray thee, I have found grace in thine eyes, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and thou hast done with me kindness and truth; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt,
For in truth I have placed thee to declare my power in thee, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
Now therefore, if you will obey My voice in truth and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own peculiar possession and treasure from among and above all peoples; for all the earth is Mine.
And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
"The daughters of Zelophehad are telling the truth. You are certainly to give to them a possession for an inheritance among their father's relatives. You are to pass on the inheritance of their father to them.
Then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;
When it is reported to you or you hear of it, then investigate it thoroughly. When the truth has been established that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,
And if this thing hath been truth -- tokens of virginity have not been found for the damsel --
He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
"Now therefore, please swear to me by the LORD, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father's household, and give me a pledge of truth,
And the men say to her, 'Our soul for yours -- to die; if ye declare not this our matter, then it hath been, in Jehovah's giving to us this land, that we have done with thee kindness and truth.'
And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Of a truth I have sinned against Jehovah, the God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done:
"El, God, the Lord! El, God, the Lord! He knows the truth! Israel must also know! If we have rebelled or disobeyed the Lord, don't spare us today!
Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.
And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.
And, now, if in truth and in sincerity ye have acted, when ye make Abimelech king; and if ye have done good with Jerubbaal, and with his house; and if according to the deed of his hands ye have done to him --
yea, if in truth and in sincerity ye have acted with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, rejoice ye in Abimelech, and he doth rejoice -- even he -- in you;
he told her the whole truth and said to her, "My hair has never been cut, because I am a Nazirite to God from birth. If I am shaved, my strength will leave me, and I will become weak and be like any other man."
When Delilah realized that he had told her the whole truth, she sent this message to the Philistine leaders: "Come one more time, for he has told me the whole truth." The Philistine leaders came to her and brought the money with them.
Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.
And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel.
And now the LORD shew kindness and truth unto you: and I also will requite you this kindness, because ye have done this thing.
And now, Lord Jehovah, Thou art God Himself, and Thy words are truth, and Thou speakest unto Thy servant this goodness,
"What's the matter?" the king asked her. "To tell the truth, I am a widow; my husband died," she said.
Whereas thou camest but yesterday, should I this day make thee go up and down with us? seeing I go whither I may, return thou, and take back thy brethren: mercy and truth be with thee.
That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.
And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is truth.
But the king said to him, "How many times must I make you swear not to tell me anything but the truth in the name of the Lord?"
Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,
This will be your confirmation that I have spoken the truth: This year you will eat what grows wild, and next year what grows on its own from that. But in the third year you will plant seed and harvest crops; you will plant vines and consume their produce.
I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. And he said, Is it not good, if peace and truth be in my days?
And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the LORD?
And he charged them, saying, Ye shall proceed thus in the fear of the LORD, in truth and with a perfect heart.
And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and wrought that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God.
After these things and this truth, come hath Sennacherib king of Asshur, yea, he cometh in to Judah, and encampeth against the cities of the bulwarks, and saith to rend them unto himself.
and I charge Hanani my brother, and Hananiah head of the palace, concerning Jerusalem -- for he is as a man of truth, and fearing God above many --
and Thou art righteous concerning all that hath come upon us, for truth Thou hast done, and we have done wickedly;
And he sent the letters unto all the Jews, to the hundred twenty and seven provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, with words of peace and truth,
The truth can be painful, but what has your argument proven?
I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?
Or speak to the earth [with its other forms of life], and it will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare [this truth] to you.
He impedes the lips of those that speak the truth and takes away the counsel of the aged.
But you coat [the truth] with lies; you are all worthless doctors.
Unto whom alone the land was given, and no stranger intruded or passed among them [corrupting the truth].
Now [Job] has not directed his words against me [therefore I have no cause for irritation], neither will I answer him with speeches like yours. [I speak for truth, not for revenge.]
Indeed, in truth, God does not act wickedly, and the Almighty does not pervert justice.
For in truth, my words are not false; it is one complete in knowledge who is with you.
After the Lord had finished speaking to Job, He said to Eliphaz the Temanite: "I am angry with you and your two friends, for you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has.
Now take seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. Then My servant Job will pray for you. I will surely accept his [prayer] and not deal with you as your folly deserves. For you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has."
But as for the wicked, they do not speak truth at all. Inside them there is only wickedness. Their throat is an open grave, on their tongue is deceitful flattery.
To his neighbor each one speaks words without use or worth or truth; with flattering lips and double heart [deceitfully] they speak.
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
The fear of Jehovah is clean, enduring for ever; the judgments of Jehovah are truth, they are righteous altogether:
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.
What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.
Your gracious love, LORD, reaches to the heavens; your truth extends to the skies.
Beth Wait in the LORD and do good; live in the land and uphold the truth.
I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
You love evil more than good, lies more than speaking the truth. (Selah)
He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.
He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
You will prolong the king's life; His years will be as many generations.
He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.
But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.
I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
I will open my mouth in a parable (in instruction by numerous examples); I will utter dark sayings of old [that hide important truth] -- "
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
Shall thy mercy be declared in the grave? or thy truth in hell?
For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever in the heavens; in them thou shalt establish thy truth.
And the heavens shall praise thy wonder, O LORD, thy truth also in the congregation of the saints.
O LORD God of the hosts, who is like unto thee? Strong JAH, compassed about with thy truth.
Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
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