45 Bible Verses on Honesty and Integrity

Chris Martin
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God is holy. He is perfect. He can tolerate no sin or brokenness, but he so graciously loves and cares for us even as we choose to worship idols and other things of our own making. God cares about honesty. He honors integrity. What all does the Bible say about honesty and integrity? Lets look at some verses.

What Does the Bible Say About Honesty and Integrity?

Old Testament

1 Chronicles 29:17
I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.

Psalm 37:7
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,
over the man who carries out evil devices!

Psalm 112:5
It is well with the man who deals generously and lends;
who conducts his affairs with justice.

Proverbs 2:9
Then you will understand righteousness and justice
and equity, every good path.

Proverbs 3:27
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
when it is in your power to do it.

Proverbs 4:25
Let your eyes look directly forward,
and your gaze be straight before you.

Proverbs 6:16–20
There are six things that the LORD hates,
seven that are an abomination to him:
haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that make haste to run to evil,
a false witness who breathes out lies,
and one who sows discord among brothers.

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

Proverbs 10:2
Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit,
but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 10:9
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.

Proverbs 11:3
The integrity of the upright guides them,
but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

Proverbs 12:2
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord,
but those who act faithfully are his delight.

Proverbs 12:17
Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence,
but a false witness utters deceit.

Proverbs 12:22
Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD,
but those who act faithfully are his delight.

Proverbs 14:5
A faithful witness does not lie,
but a false witness breathes out lies.

Proverbs 16:8
Better is a little with righteousness
than great revenues with injustice.

Proverbs 16:28
A dishonest man spreads strife,
and a whisperer separates close friends.

Proverbs 21:3
To do righteousness and justice
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

Proverbs 24:26
Whoever gives an honest answer
kisses the lips.

Proverbs 28:18
Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered,
but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.

New Testament

Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they shall see God.

Luke 6:31
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Luke 8:16
No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.

Luke 12:2
Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.

Acts 5:3–4
But Peter said, ‘Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to man but to God.’

Romans 13:6–7
For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

2 Corinthians 8:21
for we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man.

Ephesians 4:25
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

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.

Colossians 3:9
Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices.

2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

James 1:26
If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

James 3:17
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

James 5:12
But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your ‘yes’ be yes and your ‘no’ be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

1 Peter 3:10–12
‘Whoever desires to love life
and see good days,
let him keep his tongue from evil
and his lips from speaking deceit;
let him turn away from evil and do good;
let him seek peace and pursue it.
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.’

1 John 1:6
If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

1 John 3:18
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

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