"You deserve honesty from the heart; yes, utter sincerity and truthfulness. Oh give me this wisdom." Psalm 51:6, TLB.
Being dishonest about someone is as harmful and lasting as physical wounds. "Telling lies about someone is as harmful as hitting him with an ax, or wounding him with a sword, or shooting him with a sharp arrow." Proverbs 25:18, TLB.
The Lord doesn't approve of dishonesty in business dealings. "The Lord detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please Him."
Proverbs 20:23, NIV.
Be honest and open. "So you can see that we were not preaching with any false motives or evil purposes in mind; we were perfectly straightforward and sincere."
I Thessalonians 2:3, TLB.
"For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men."
II Corinthians 8:21, NIV
Honesty is involved in two of the commandments. "You shall not steal. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor."
Exodus 20:15-16, NIV.
Leaders value those who speak the truth. "The king rejoices when his people are truthful and fair." Proverbs 16:13, TLB.
Truth is more valuable than flattery. "In the end, people appreciate frankness more than flattery." Proverbs 28:23, TLB.
The children of honest parents are blessed. "It is a wonderful heritage to have an honest father."
Proverbs 20:7, TLB.
Tell the truth. "Lies will get any man into trouble, but honesty is its own defense. Telling the truth gives a man great satisfaction, and hard work returns many blessings to him."
Proverbs 12:13-14, TLB.
Fraudulent gain is sweet only for awhile. "Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel."
Proverbs 20:17, NIV.
Riches gained dishonestly don't last. "A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare." Proverbs 21:6, NIV.
Do it God's way. "The Lord hates cheating and delights in honesty."
Proverbs 11:1, TLB.
God values honesty most. "God is more pleased when we are just and fair than when we give Him gifts." Proverbs 21:3, TLB.