Honesty and Dishonesty

Also called: Deceit, Deception, Lying, Sincerity
Telling the truth; sincerity.

Top Bible Verses about Honesty and Dishonesty

Genesis 3:4

But the serpent said to the woman, “You shall not surely die. Read Genesis 3:4

Exodus 20:16

“You shall not testify against your neighbor with a false witness. Read Exodus 20:16

Deuteronomy 25:13–16

“There shall not be for your use in your bag two kinds of stone weights, a large one and a small one. There shall not be in your house for your use two kinds of measures. Rather a full and honest weight shall be for your use; there shall be for you a full and honest measure, so that your days on the land that Yahweh your God is giving to you may be long. For detestable to Yahweh your God is everyone who is doing such things, everyone who is acting dishonestly. Read Deuteronomy 25:13–16

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes lies will perish. Read Proverbs 19:9

John 8:44–46

You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father! That one was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand firm in the truth, because truth is not in him. Whenever he speaks the lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I am telling the truth, you do not believe me. Who among you convicts me concerning sin? If I am telling the truth, why do you not believe me? Read John 8:44–46

2 Corinthians 4:2

but we have renounced shameful hidden things, not behaving with craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but with the open proclamation of the truth commending ourselves to every person’s conscience before God. Read 2 Corinthians 4:2

Titus 1:2

in the hope of eternal life which God, who does not lie, promised before eternal ages, Read Titus 1:2

Famous Christian Quotes About Honesty and Dishonesty, Deceit, Deception, Lying, Sincerity

Cranmer Recants of His Insincere Writings

Now I come to the great thing that so much troubles my conscience, more than anything that ever I did or said in my whole life. And that is, the setting abroad of writings contrary to the truth; which now here I renounce and refuse as things written with my hand contrary to the truth that I thought in my heart, and written for fear of death and to save my life if it might be. And that is, all such bills and papers that I have written or signed with my hand since my degradation; wherein I have written many things untrue. And since my hand offended, writing contrary to my heart, my hand shall therefore first be punished; for, may I come to the fire, it shall be first burned.

Thomas Cranmer

The Truly Wise Person

He is truly wise who hates iniquity, who speaks the truth, and works the works of justice; and he that leads a sober and chaste life, who is pious, humble and devout, and who shuns the perilous rocks of temptation, possesses true wisdom, and the favor of God and of men. His conscience is pure—sorrow assails him not. Peace is his possession, and God often pours into his breast consolations that the world can neither know nor relish.

Thomas à Kempis

Cherishing Secret Sins Like a Dog Bone

Go down into your hearts and take the keys of them and ransack your private cupboards, and narrowly observe what junkets your souls have until now lived upon, and gone behind the door and there secretly and stoutly have made a meal of them. Delights are secret things, as treasures are. As dogs … have bones they hide, and secretly steal forth to gnaw upon, so men have sins they hide under their tongues as sweet bits.

Thomas Goodwin
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