'Truth' in the Bible
“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?”
Then the Lord passed in front of him and proclaimed:Yahweh—Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth,
“Therefore, fear the Lord and worship Him in sincerity and truth. Get rid of the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and worship Yahweh.
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.
“What’s the matter?” the king asked her.“To tell the truth, I am a widow; my husband died,” she said.
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.”
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 Yahweh?”
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 Yahweh?”
But you coat the truth with lies;you are all worthless doctors.
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.”
The one who lives honestly, practices righteousness,and acknowledges the truth in his heart—
Guide me in Your truth and teach me,for You are the God of my salvation;I wait for You all day long.
All the Lord’s ways show faithful love and truthto those who keep His covenant and decrees.
For Your faithful love is before my eyes,and I live by Your truth.
“What gain is there in my death,if I go down to the Pit?Will the dust praise You?Will it proclaim Your truth?
Into Your hand I entrust my spirit;You redeem me, Lord, God of truth.
I did not hide Your righteousness in my heart;I spoke about Your faithfulness and salvation;I did not conceal Your constant love and truthfrom the great assembly.
Lord, do not withhold Your compassion from me;Your constant love and truth will always guard me.
Send Your light and Your truth; let them lead me.Let them bring me to Your holy mountain,to Your dwelling place.
in your splendor ride triumphantlyin the cause of truth, humility, and justice.May your right hand show your awe-inspiring acts.
He reaches down from heaven and saves me,challenging the one who tramples me.SelahGod sends His faithful love and truth.
May he sit enthroned before God forever;appoint faithful love and truth to guard him.
Faithful love and truth will join together;righteousness and peace will embrace.
Truth will spring up from the earth,and righteousness will look down from heaven.
Teach me Your way, Yahweh,and I will live by Your truth.Give me an undivided mind to fear Your name.
But You, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth.
Righteousness and justice are the foundationof Your throne;faithful love and truth go before You.
The works of His hands are truth and justice;all His instructions are trustworthy.
They are established forever and ever,enacted in truth and in what is right.
Not to us, Yahweh, not to us,but to Your name give glorybecause of Your faithful love, because of Your truth.
I have chosen the way of truth;I have set Your ordinances before me.
Never take the word of truth from my mouth,for I hope in Your judgments.
The entirety of Your word is truth,and all Your righteous judgments endure forever.
For my mouth tells the truth,and wickedness is detestable to my lips.
Whoever speaks the truth declares what is right,but a false witness, deceit.
Buy—and do not sell—truth,wisdom, instruction, and understanding.
The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and write words of truth accurately.
They say to the seers, “Do not see,”and to the prophets,“Do not prophesy the truth to us.Tell us flattering things.Prophesy illusions.
By Myself I have sworn;Truth has gone from My mouth,a word that will not be revoked:Every knee will bow to Me,every tongue will swear allegiance.
“Listen to this, house of Jacob—those who are called by the name Israeland have descended from Judah,who swear by the name of Yahwehand declare the God of Israel,but not in truth or righteousness.
In truth, the Lord God will help Me;who will condemn Me?Indeed, all of them will wear out like a garment;a moth will devour them.
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.
Whoever is blessed in the landwill be blessed by the God of truth,and whoever swears in the landwill swear by the God of truth.For the former troubles will be forgottenand hidden from My sight.
then you can swear, “As the Lord lives,”in truth, in justice, and in righteousness,then the nations will be blessed by Himand will pride themselves in Him.
You must therefore declare to them: This is the nation that would not listen to the voice of the Lord their God and would not accept discipline. Truth has perished—it has disappeared from their mouths.
Each one betrays his friend;no one tells the truth.They have taught their tongues to speak lies;they wear themselves out doing wrong.
Yet I will certainly bring health and healing to it and will indeed heal them. I will let them experience the abundance of peace and truth.
Because of rebellion, a host, together with the daily sacrifice, will be given over. The horn will throw truth to the ground and will be successful in whatever it does.
Just as it is written in the law of Moses, all this disaster has come on us, yet we have not appeased the Lord our God by turning from our iniquities and paying attention to Your truth.
No one has the courage to support me against them except Michael, your prince. However, I will tell you what is recorded in the book of truth.
Now I will tell you the truth.Prophecies about Persia and Greece “Three more kings will arise in Persia, and the fourth will be far richer than the others. By the power he gains through his riches, he will stir up everyone against the kingdom of Greece.
Hear the word of the Lord, people of Israel,for the Lord has a caseagainst the inhabitants of the land:There is no truth, no faithful love,and no knowledge of God in the land!
These are the things you must do: Speak truth to one another; make true and sound decisions within your gates.
“The Lord of Hosts says this: The fast of the fourth month, the fast of the fifth, the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth will become times of joy, gladness, and cheerful festivals for the house of Judah. Therefore, love truth and peace.”
Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came with fear and trembling, fell down before Him, and told Him the whole truth.
I tell you the truth: There are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”
I tell you the truth: He will put him in charge of all his possessions.
“I tell you the truth,” He said. “This poor widow has put in more than all of them.
The Word became fleshand took up residence among us.We observed His glory,the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father,full of grace and truth.
for the law was given through Moses,grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
But anyone who lives by the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be shown to be accomplished by God.”
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.”
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
But now you are trying to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do this!
You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.
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?
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive Him because it doesn’t see Him or know Him. But you do know Him, because He remains with you and will be in you.
“When the Counselor comes, the One I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father—He will testify about Me.
Nevertheless, I am telling you the truth. It is for your benefit that I go away, because if I don’t go away the Counselor will not come to you. If I go, I will send Him to you.
When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak whatever He hears. He will also declare to you what is to come.
Sanctifythem by the truth;Your word is truth.
I sanctify Myself for them,so they also may be sanctified by the truth.
“You are a king then?” Pilate asked.“You say that I’m a king,” Jesus replied. “I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice.”
“What is truth?” said Pilate.Jesus or Barabbas After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, “I find no grounds for charging Him.
He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows he is telling the truth.
Then Peter began to speak: “Now I really understand that God doesn’t show favoritism,
But Paul replied, “I’m not out of my mind, most excellent Festus. On the contrary, I’m speaking words of truth and good judgment.
For God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth,
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, who is praised forever. Amen.
We know that God’s judgment on those who do such things is based on the truth.
but wrath and indignation to those who are self-seeking and disobey the truth but are obeying unrighteousness;
an instructor of the ignorant, a teacher of the immature, having the full expression of knowledge and truth in the law—
But if by my lie God’s truth is amplified to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?
I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience is testifying to me with the Holy Spirit—
For I say that the Messiah became a servant of the circumcised on behalf of God’s truth, to confirm the promises to the fathers,
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.
Love finds no joy in unrighteousnessbut rejoices in the truth.
Instead, we have renounced shameful secret things, not walking in deceit or distorting God’s message, but commending ourselves to every person’s conscience in God’s sight by an open display of the truth.
by the message of truth,by the power of God;through weapons of righteousnesson the right hand and the left,
For if I have made any boast to him about you, I have not been embarrassed; but as I have spoken everything to you in truth, so our boasting to Titus has also turned out to be the truth.
As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of Achaia.
For if I want to boast, I will not be a fool, because I will be telling the truth. But I will spare you, so that no one can credit me with something beyond what he sees in me or hears from me,
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