Proverbs on Honesty

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)

Whoever winks the eye causes trouble,
and a babbling fool will come to ruin.
(Proverbs 10:10 ESV)

A false balance is an abomination to the LORD,
but a just weight is his delight.
(Proverbs 11:1 ESV)

The thoughts of the righteous are just;
the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
(Proverbs 12:5 ESV)

Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence,
but a false witness utters deceit.
(Proverbs 12:17 ESV)

Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
but those who plan peace have joy.
(Proverbs 12:19-20 ESV)

Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD,
but those who act faithfully are his delight.
(Proverbs 12:22 ESV)

The righteous hates falsehood,
but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.
(Proverbs 13:5 ESV)

A faithful witness does not lie,
but a false witness breathes out lies.
(Proverbs 14:5 ESV)

A truthful witness saves lives,
but one who breathes out lies is deceitful.
(Proverbs 14:25 ESV)

Whoever winks his eyes plans dishonest things;
he who purses his lips brings evil to pass.
(Proverbs 16:30 ESV)

An evildoer listens to wicked lips,
and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.
(Proverbs 17:4 ESV)

Fine speech is not becoming to a fool;
still less is false speech to a prince.
(Proverbs 17:7 ESV)

A false witness will not go unpunished,
and he who breathes out lies will not escape.
(Proverbs 19:5 ESV)

A false witness will not go unpunished,
and he who breathes out lies will perish.
(Proverbs 19:9 ESV)

Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love,
but a faithful man who can find?
The righteous who walks in his integrity—
blessed are his children after him!
(Proverbs 20:6-7 ESV)

Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man,
but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.
(Proverbs 20:17 ESV)

Unequal weights are an abomination to the LORD,
and false scales are not good.
(Proverbs 20:23 ESV)

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue
is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.
(Proverbs 21:6 ESV)

A false witness will perish,
but the word of a man who hears will endure.
(Proverbs 21:28 ESV)

Like clouds and wind without rain
is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give.
(Proverbs 25:14 ESV)

A man who bears false witness against his neighbor
is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow.
(Proverbs 25:18 ESV)

Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips
and harbors deceit in his heart;
when he speaks graciously, believe him not,
for there are seven abominations in his heart;
though his hatred be covered with deception,
his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
Whoever digs a pit will fall into it,
and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling.
A lying tongue hates its victims,
and a flattering mouth works ruin.
(Proverbs 26:24-28 ESV)

If a ruler listens to falsehood,
all his officials will be wicked.
(Proverbs 29:12 ESV)

Every word of God proves true;
he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Do not add to his words,
lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.
Two things I ask of you;
deny them not to me before I die:
Remove far from me falsehood and lying;
give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with the food that is needful for me,
lest I be full and deny you
and say, “Who is the LORD?”
or lest I be poor and steal
and profane the name of my God.
(Proverbs 30:5-9 ESV)

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