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Bible Verses About Truth

These are Bible verses about truth. But what is truth? It’s a question that has occupied the minds of wise men, philosophers and theologians for centuries. Truth is a central idea in Christianity. The Bible refers to it many times, and God is defined as the ultimate source of all Truth (John 14:6, 2 Timothy 2:13). Jesus is also called the Truth (John 14:6) and even God himself is described as the “Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change” (James 1:17).

We live in a world where the truth is often hard to come by. Finding an honest mechanic, a trustworthy politician, or even unbiased journalism can sometimes seem impossible. So I find comfort in knowing there is one source of truth that will never let me down: God and his word. In fact, there are many bible verses about truth that remind me to be a truthful person every day and seek out God’s truth when I need guidance. Here are some of my favorites:

Bible Verses About Truth


Psalm 119:160

Psalm 119:160 says, “I rejoice at your word as one who finds great spoil.” This verse is a call for believers to live out their faith in Christ and be a light in this dark world. It’s an example of how we can follow the Lord’s commands and hope for His direction and guidance every day.

As we seek God’s truth, we must remember that the Bible is our source of truth; it leads us to Him!

John 14:6

Truth is found in Jesus. He is the truth and the way, he is life and light. He gives us an example to follow, he teaches us what it means to be a good shepherd and how we can have eternal life.

Proverbs 12:22

  • Truth brings trust, love and friendship.

Proverbs 12:22 says, “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who deal faithfully are his delight.” In this passage, we see that truthfulness is something that brings joy to God as well as others. This is because we all want to be able to trust each other and know what someone will say is true before they say it.

John 17:17

John 17:17 says, “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.”

The Bible tells us that a relationship with God is only possible through His Son Jesus Christ. To have this relationship, we must accept Him as our Lord and Savior (John 3:16). He gives us eternal life (John 5:24). If you choose to reject Him, you reject God’s provision for forgiveness and become an enemy of God (Romans 10:9-10).

God desires to see us prosper, have peace in our lives, and live free from fear or worry (Psalm 37:11-14; Philippians 4:7). But these blessings come from living according to His Word—which means walking in truth and obedience to His commands. Living by faith instead of sight helps us move beyond what looks good on the surface into what brings lasting fulfillment (Hebrews 11:6).

Proverbs 8:7

  • Truth is the foundation of God’s throne. (Proverbs 8:7)
  • Truth has been established forever, and it will stand fast forever. (Isaiah 40:8)
  • The law of truth was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips. (Psalm 15:3)
  • You are a part of the body of Christ, and each one of you has a special function under God’s plan for your life to build up his church—to build up each other as you work together for the good of all! (Ephesians 4:11-13)

Ephesians 4:15

  • Ephesians 4:15: “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who fills all in all.”

In this verse, Paul reminds us that living with integrity is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22). It’s not something we do because it’s good for us; rather, it’s something we do because God has filled us with his Holy Spirit. When we choose to honor God and love others according to his Word (which is truth), this shows that our relationship with him and others has been transformed by Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf.

Why are these verses important

God never intended for us to walk through life alone. God has always been about raising up a people who would support each other and bless those around them. Here we see what that looks like. These verses remind us of the importance of support and faithfulness, and to look for God’s provision in our relationships.

1 Samuel 16:7
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Saul, Israel’s first king, is an utter failure. God rejects him and sends his prophet Samuel to anoint the new king he has chosen. Samuel is to go to Bethlehem and invite a man named Jesse to the sacrifice. When Samuel sees Jesse’s strapping oldest son, Eliab, he thinks he’s found God’s anointed. But God tells him otherwise.

Why are these verses inspirational?
We spend our whole lives judging the world by appearances and having others judge us the same way. And if we’re honest, we tend to judge ourselves by appearance, too. It’s inspiring to remember that God doesn’t see things the way that we do. He sees beyond the obvious and encourages us to do the same.

2 Samuel 7:22
“How great you are, Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.”

Through the prophet Nathan, God reminds David that he’s taken him from the pasture and appointed him as ruler over Israel. He also informs him that David’s name will be great and the throne of his kingdom will endure forever. This verse comes from David’s prayerful response.

Why is this verse inspirational?
In a world full of idols, David reminds us that there is no God like the God of Israel. In light of the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus, we know that to be true in a way that even David couldn’t fathom. This world offers us plenty to worship, but nothing compares to the one true God.

1 Kings 8:22–24
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the whole assembly of Israel, spread out his hands toward heaven and said: “Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. You have kept your promise to your servant David my father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it—as it is today.

Solomon brings the Ark of the Covenant into the completed temple. This is a momentous occasion because the Ark represents God’s presence which will dwell in this holy place. Solomon then begins giving this dedication.

Why are these verses inspirational?
Throughout the Old Testament, the Israelites are constantly reminded of what God has done for them and the promises he has kept. This builds up their faith and encourages future faithfulness. These verses (and verses like them) are a reminder to us that our relationship with God began centuries ago with the Israelites. His faithfulness to them is part of the story of his devotion to us.

2 Kings 22:19
Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I have spoken against this place and its people—that they would become a curse and be laid waste—and because you tore your robes and wept in my presence, I also have heard you, declares the Lord.

Josiah becomes king at eight years old, but unlike his dad and grandfather, he’s a good ruler. During the eighteenth year of his reign, he instructs repairs be made to the temple. When a book of the Law is found and read to Josiah, it becomes obvious just how far Israel has strayed from God. In anguish, Josiah tears his clothes.

In a discussion with a prophetess named Huldah, Josiah is told that God intends to visit his wrath upon Israel for its sins, but then he promises mercy to Josiah because he has humbled himself before the Lord

Why is this verse inspirational?
The mercy Josiah experiences is in response to his distress at how far Israel has fallen from God. Josiah doesn’t call down curses on Israel, but as a part of God’s people, he hurts for how far from God the nation has fallen. God pays attention to us as we express heartache for how far we have drifted from him.

1 Chronicles 22:13
Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the Lord gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged.

As the preparation is being made for the building of the temple, David calls his son and successor, Solomon, to his side to remind him of the importance of faithfulness.
Why is this verse inspirational?

Throughout Scripture, two of the messages that people receive most often are “be faithful” and “don’t be afraid.” Here we see these instructions again. The verse reminds us that if we are doing our best to be faithful to God, we have nothing to fear.

  • Ephesians 4:25-28: “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor…Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your wrath…Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths…”

This passage encourages us to always speak up when someone else is being deceived or lied to—whether they’re aware of it or not! Sometimes telling the truth can be difficult at first because there may be consequences for doing so—but ultimately it helps build trust between people who are working toward mutual goals together…like building healthy relationships!

1 Peter 2:2

We are to be a people of truth, so let’s make sure our lives are filled with honesty. Tell the truth even when it’s hard, and don’t get caught up in gossip or lies.

We’re also called to be a holy people, so let’s not think less of others just because their life looks different from ours. If someone has made mistakes, give them grace instead of judgment.

We’re called to love one another and care for each other like family does—that means going out of your way to help others who need it most!

Lastly, we should all strive to live peaceful lives where everyone is treated fairly and compassionately; this will allow us all to live together in harmony without any conflicts or arguments between neighbors or friends.”

Proverbs 19:9

A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, favor or honor.

Proverbs 22:1

The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.

John 18:37

“Jesus answered, “I am he.” Pilate said, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.”

“Truth,” Pilate replied. “What is truth?”

There are many bible verses that remind us of the importance of truth.

There are many bible verses that remind us of the importance of truth.

  • Proverbs 12:22 says, “Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who deal truthfully are His delight.”
  • 1 John 1:8-9 reads, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
  • Ephesians 4:15 tells us to speak “the truth in love.”


We hope that you find these scriptures as an inspiration to be a person of truth. We should seek the truth, speak the truth and live in a way that glorifies God.

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