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20 Bible Verses about Honesty

« 1 John 3:18 »
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My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.
To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.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.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.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.
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.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!
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death.
Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.
Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.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.
A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.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.
Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path.
Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.
For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing.
Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
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