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bible verses about integrity

The Definition of Integrity

  • Proverbs 10:9: “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.”
  • Job 27:5: “I will never admit you are in the right; till I die, I will not deny my integrity.”
  • Psalm 25:21: “May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you.”
  • Proverbs 11:3: “The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.”
  • 1 Kings 9:4: “As for you, if you walk before me faithfully with integrity of heart and uprightness, as David your father did, and do all I command and observe my decrees and laws,”

Honesty and Truthfulness

  • Proverbs 12:22: “The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.”
  • Ephesians 4:25: “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.”
  • Zechariah 8:16: “These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts;”
  • Psalm 15:2: “The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart;”
  • Colossians 3:9: “Do not lie to each other since you have taken off your old self with its practices”

Keeping Promises

  • Numbers 30:2: “When a man makes a vow to the Lord or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he must not break his word but must do everything he said.”
  • Ecclesiastes 5:4: “When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow.”
  • Psalm 15:4: “who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts and does not change their mind;”
  • Leviticus 19:12: “Do not swear falsely by my name and so profane the name of your God. I am the Lord.”
  • Matthew 5:37: “All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.”

Trustworthiness

  • Proverbs 25:19: “Like a broken tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble.”
  • Psalm 26:1: “Vindicate me, Lord, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.”
  • Proverbs 20:7: “The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.”
  • 1 Corinthians 4:2: “Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.”
  • Psalm 37:3: “Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.”

Consistency and Reliability

  • Proverbs 28:6: “Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse.”
  • 1 Samuel 12:24: “But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.”
  • 1 Chronicles 29:17: “I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.”
  • Titus 2:7-8: “In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.”
  • Job 2:3: “Then the Lord said to Satan, ‘Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason.'”

Accountability

  • Galatians 6:4: “Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else,”
  • James 5:16: “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
  • Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
  • 1 John 1:7: “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
  • Hebrews 3:13: “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today,’ so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”

Doing What’s Right

  • Psalm 106:3: “Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right.”
  • 1 Peter 3:16: “keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.”
  • Proverbs 19:1: “Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.”
  • 2 Chronicles 31:20-21: “This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah, doing what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God. In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered.”

Fearing God

  • Proverbs 14:2: “Whoever fears the Lord walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.”
  • Psalm 111:10: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.”
  • Job 28:28: “And he said to the human race, ‘The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.'”

Doing Justice

  • Micah 6:8: “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
  • Isaiah 1:17: “Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”
  • Psalm 82:3-4: “Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
  • Proverbs 31:8-9: “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

Walking in God’s Ways

  • Deuteronomy 6:18: “Do what is right and good in the Lord’s sight, so that it may go well with you and you may go in and take over the good land the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors,”
  • 2 Chronicles 34:2: “He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and followed the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left.”
  • Psalm 119:1: “Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.”