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21 Bible Verses about Honesty

« 1 John 3:18 »
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.
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.Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.
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.Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
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!Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.
Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death.Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death.
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.Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.
It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.
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.No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path.Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path.
Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.
For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing.This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.
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.”Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”
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