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95 Bible Verses About Being Honest

Here are 95 Bible verses about being honest from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 11:3 KJV

The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

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Exodus 20:16 KJV

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

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John 8:32 KJV

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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Proverbs 12:22 KJV

Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

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Proverbs 11:1 KJV

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

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2 Corinthians 8:21 KJV

Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

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Proverbs 19:1 KJV

Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

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Luke 16:10 KJV

He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

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Proverbs 10:9 KJV

He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

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Proverbs 16:13 KJV

Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

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Philippians 4:8 KJV

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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Colossians 3:9 KJV

Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

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Matthew 5:37 KJV

But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

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Proverbs 28:18 KJV

Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

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Ephesians 4:25 KJV

Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

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Proverbs 21:3 KJV

To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

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Proverbs 6:16-20 KJV

These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

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Psalms 51:6 KJV

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

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1 Peter 3:10-12 KJV

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

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Acts 24:16 KJV

And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

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Proverbs 16:8 KJV

Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

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Proverbs 12:17 KJV

He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

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Luke 6:31 KJV

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

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Ephesians 4:15 KJV

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

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Leviticus 19:11 KJV

Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

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1 John 3:18 KJV

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

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Colossians 3:9-10 KJV

Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

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Philippians 4:8-9 KJV

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

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1 Corinthians 13:6 KJV

Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

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1 Kings 9:4-5 KJV

And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments: Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.

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Leviticus 19:35 KJV

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

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1 John 4:1 KJV

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

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Proverbs 20:7 KJV

The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

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James 1:26 KJV

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

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Hebrews 6:18 KJV

That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

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Matthew 5:8 KJV

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

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James 3:17 KJV

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.

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Titus 2:7-8 KJV

In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

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2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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John 8:31-32 KJV

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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Psalms 112:5 KJV

A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

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1 John 3:2 KJV

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

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Proverbs 16:11 KJV

A just weight and balance are the LORD’s: all the weights of the bag are his work.

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Job 2:3 KJV

And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

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1 John 1:6 KJV

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

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Proverbs 25:18 KJV

A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

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1 Chronicles 29:17 KJV

I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.

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Leviticus 25:14 KJV

And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour’s hand, ye shall not oppress one another:

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1 Peter 3:16 KJV

Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

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Luke 8:15 KJV

But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

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Proverbs 14:5 KJV

A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

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Titus 1:7 KJV

For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

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Proverbs 24:26 KJV

Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.

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Exodus 23:1 KJV

Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

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1 Peter 2:12 KJV

Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

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Ephesians 4:28 KJV

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

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Proverbs 20:23 KJV

Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.

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Proverbs 12:19 KJV

The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

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Proverbs 2:20-21 KJV

That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous. For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

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Hebrews 13:18 KJV

Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

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2 Corinthians 7:2 KJV

Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

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Romans 12:17 KJV

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

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John 14:6 KJV

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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Proverbs 19:5 KJV

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

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Psalms 33:4 KJV

For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.

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Psalms 15:1-2 KJV

A Psalm of David.

LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

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2 Kings 12:15 KJV

Moreover they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully.

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Ezekiel 45:10 KJV

Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath.

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Deuteronomy 16:19-20 KJV

Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous. That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

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1 Peter 3:10 KJV

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

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Zechariah 8:16-17 KJV

These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.

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Proverbs 28:23 KJV

He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

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Proverbs 21:6 KJV

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

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Proverbs 16:28 KJV

A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

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Exodus 18:21 KJV

Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

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Ephesians 4:31-32 KJV

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

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2 Corinthians 4:2 KJV

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

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Psalms 101:1-2 KJV

A Psalm of David.

I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.

I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

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Genesis 20:5-6 KJV

Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this. And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

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James 5:12 KJV

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.

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Matthew 7:12 KJV

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

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Leviticus 19:35-36 KJV

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure. Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.

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Proverbs 19:22 KJV

The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

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Job 27:4 KJV

My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

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Revelation 21:8 KJV

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

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Proverbs 12:13-14 KJV

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.

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Exodus 20:15-16 KJV

Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

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1 Thessalonians 2:3 KJV

For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

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John 3:16-17 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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Proverbs 21:5 KJV

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

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Daniel 6:4 KJV

Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

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Romans 12:2 KJV

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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Proverbs 20:10 KJV

Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

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Proverbs 13:11 KJV

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

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