25 Bible Verses About Honesty (ESV)

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This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Honesty (ESV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.

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Bible Verses About Honesty

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Proverbs 12:22

22   Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD,
    but those who act faithfully are his delight.

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Proverbs 19:1

19:1   Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity
    than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.

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376

John 8:32

32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

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2 Corinthians 8:21

21 for we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man.

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325

Proverbs 6:16-20

16   There are six things that the LORD hates,
    seven that are an abomination to him:
17   haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
    and hands that shed innocent blood,
18   a heart that devises wicked plans,
    feet that make haste to run to evil,
19   a false witness who breathes out lies,
    and one who sows discord among brothers.

20   My son, keep your father’s commandment,
    and forsake not your mother’s teaching.

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231

1 Peter 3:10-12

10 For

  “Whoever desires to love life
    and see good days,
  let him keep his tongue from evil
    and his lips from speaking deceit;
11   let him turn away from evil and do good;
    let him seek peace and pursue it.
12   For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
    and his ears are open to their prayer.
  But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

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221

Proverbs 11:3

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

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207

Colossians 3:9

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices

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192

Philippians 4:8-9

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

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144

Matthew 5:37

37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

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140

Luke 6:31

31 And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

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140

Exodus 20:16

16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

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131

Proverbs 10:9

  Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
    but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.

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126

Proverbs 11:1

11:1   A false balance is an abomination to the LORD,
    but a just weight is his delight.

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125

Proverbs 16:13

13   Righteous lips are the delight of a king,
    and he loves him who speaks what is right.

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121

Hebrews 13:18

18 Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.

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Acts 24:16

16 So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.

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106

Ephesians 4:25

25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

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101

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

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95

James 1:26

26 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

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Proverbs 16:28

28   A dishonest man spreads strife,
    and a whisperer separates close friends.

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76

Luke 16:10

10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

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70

Proverbs 12:17

17   Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence,
    but a false witness utters deceit.

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Ephesians 4:28

28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

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Romans 12:17-21

17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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