Powerful Bible Verses about Truthfulness

Christians are called to live with honesty and integrity. These Bible Verses about Truthfulness, give us valuable insight and encouragement and help us discover the power of honesty in scripture.

Have you ever told a fib? Maybe you thought it was just a little white lie and didn’t mean anything. We’ve all been there.

But God wants His children to live an honest life. That’s why from the very beginning of the Bible, truthfulness is emphasized as a crucial aspect of our relationship with God and other people.

So, whether you’re a life-long Christian, or just starting your walk with Jesus, God’s Word has something to say to you about how to live in truthfulness today.

What is Truthfulness?

Truthfulness is simply being honest and sincere in both your words and actions. It’s a fundamental value that’s emphasized in the Holy Bible.

God’s Word teaches us to speak the truth in love, even when it’s difficult or uncomfortable. That means avoiding lies, half-truths, and deceitful behavior. Plus, being honest enough with yourself to acknowledge your faults and weaknesses.

Truthfulness also involves living a life of integrity by doing what you say you will, keeping your promises, and being reliable and trustworthy. It also means being transparent and open in your dealings with other people and admitting when you’ve made a mistake.

Bible Verses About Truthfulness

Truthfulness is a vital aspect of our Christian faith because it’s a reflection of the character of God.

The Bible is full of verses that encourage truthfulness in all aspects of Christian life. So, let’s explore some of the most significant scripture quotations on truthfulness.



Old Testament Verses about Truthfulness 


In the Old Testament truthfulness is seen as righteousness. There are so many inspiring verses that teach us how to live righteous, truthful lives. The book of Proverbs offers us common sense instruction and the Psalms give us comfort and strength.


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

Proverbs 12:22 ESV


Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.

Psalm 25:5 ESV


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

Proverbs 11:3 ESV


I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
I set your rules before me.

Psalm 119:30 ESV

The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.

Psalm 145:18 ESV


Send out your light and your truth;
let them lead me;
let them bring me to your holy hill
and to your dwelling!

Psalm 43:3 ESV

Teach me your way, O Lord,
that I may walk in your truth;
unite my heart to fear your name.

Psalm 86:11 ESV


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

Proverbs 12:17 ESV

These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace;

Zechariah 8:16 ESV






New Testament Verses on Truthfulness 

In the New Testament, truthfulness is seen as a fundamental trait of a Christian’s faith.

The Apostle Paul taught us to be truthful, and by doing so, reflect the love of Jesus and the truth of who He is.


Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Ephesians 4:15-16 ESV


Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.

1 Corinthians 13:4-6 ESV 


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

Ephesians 4:25 ESV


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

Colossians 3:9 ESV


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.

James 5:12 ESV



“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 aesvre open to their prayer.
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

1 Peter 3:10-12 


I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

3 John 1:4 ESV

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

1 John 2:27 English Standard Version


But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

John 4:23-24 ESV




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What Does the Bible Say About Truthfulness?

The Bible teaches that truth isn’t just a concept, but a person, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is the embodiment of truth, and as His followers, we should strive to reflect His truthfulness in our lives.

Here are some scriptures about Jesus being the truth.


Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 14:6 ESV


And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14 English Standard Version


For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

John 1:17 ESV


And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

1 John 5:20 ESV


And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances

Matthew 22:16 ESV



So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 8:31-32 ESV

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Why is Truthfulness Important?

Truthfulness is essential to living a righteous life. It builds trust, shows love towards others, and is crucial for your own spiritual growth. a believer, you are called to avoid lying or deceitful behavior because it causes harm to others and damages your relationships with them.

The Word of God gives us many warnings against lying and deception. Let’s look at some Bible verses about the importance of being truthful.



You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Exodus 20:16 ESV


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.

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV


A false balance is an abomination to the Lord,
but a just weight is his delight.

Proverbs 11:1 ESV


A truthful witness saves lives,
but one who breathes out lies is deceitful.

Proverbs 14:25 ESV


A false witness will not go unpunished,
and he who breathes out lies will perish.

Proverbs 19:9 ESV


Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.

Luke 12:2 ESV


For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

Romans 1:18 ESV


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

1 John 1:6 ESV


If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1 John 1:8 ESV


But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.

Revelation 21:8 ESV

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How to Live a Truthful Life

Living a truthful life isn’t always easy, but it’s an essential part of a believer’s life.

By being truthful, you’re following one of the Ten Commandments, setting an example for others to follow, building trust in your relationships, and most of all, living a life that’s pleasing to God.

These verses will show us how to be people of truth and live a life full of integrity and God’s grace.


O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?
Who shall dwell on your holy hill?

He who walks blamelessly and does what is right
and speaks truth in his heart;
who does not slander with his tongue
and does no evil to his neighbor,
nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

Psalm 15:1-3 ESV


Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.

Proverbs 10: 9 NIV


Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV

Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”

After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him.

John 18:37-38 ESV


Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Proverbs 12:19 ESV

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

Proverbs 16:13 ESV

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.

Ephesians 6:14-15 ESV

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.

Philippians 4:8-9 ESV

Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,

1 Peter 1:22 New King James Version

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:18 ESV




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Bible Verses about the Spirit of Truth

As a child of God, you have the Holy Spirit living in you, and He will guide you into all truth. He is your Comforter and Counselor, revealing the hidden things of God to you. And He will help you walk in God’s truth.


even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.

John 14:17 ESV

But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.

John 15:26 ESV


When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

John 16:13 ESV



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Bible Verses about God’s Word Being True


The sum of your word is truth,
and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.

Psalm 119:160 ESV

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

John 17:17 ESV

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

Ephesians 1:13-14 ESV

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.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began and at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior;

Titus 1:1-3 ESV

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV

Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

James 1:18 ESV




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Scriptures about Satan being the Father of Lies


You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

John 8:44 ESV

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Revelation 12:9 ESV

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made.

He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Genesis 3:1-5 ESV




It is important to remember that being truthful doesn’t mean being harsh or hurtful. Instead, use truthful words to show God’s goodness and compassion, even when it’s a hard thing to do.

I pray these Bible verses about Truthfulness will guide your words and actions as you follow Jesus Christ today!

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