100 Bible Verses about Reputation

Proverbs 22:1 ESV / 831 helpful votes

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.

Ecclesiastes 7:1 ESV / 458 helpful votes

A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.

1 Peter 2:12 ESV / 362 helpful votes

Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

Philippians 2:7 ESV / 285 helpful votes

But made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

Ecclesiastes 10:1 ESV / 237 helpful votes

Dead flies make the perfumer's ointment give off a stench; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.

1 Timothy 3:2-7 ESV / 220 helpful votes

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. ...

1 Timothy 3:7 ESV / 199 helpful votes

Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.

Acts 16:2 ESV / 194 helpful votes

He was well spoken of by the brothers at Lystra and Iconium.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 177 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Philippians 4:5 ESV / 168 helpful votes

Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 155 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

1 Peter 2:11-12 ESV / 154 helpful votes

Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 149 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

1 Corinthians 4:1 ESV / 141 helpful votes

This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Matthew 7:17 ESV / 138 helpful votes

So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.

1 Peter 1:14 ESV / 137 helpful votes

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,

James 3:10-12 ESV / 136 helpful votes

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.

2 Timothy 3:3-4 ESV / 136 helpful votes

Heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 135 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Proverbs 10:7 ESV / 135 helpful votes

The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 131 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

2 Corinthians 6:3 ESV / 130 helpful votes

We put no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,

Philippians 1:27 ESV / 128 helpful votes

Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,

Proverbs 20:11 ESV / 127 helpful votes

Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.

Revelation 3:1 ESV / 126 helpful votes

“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.

John 8:44 ESV / 125 helpful votes

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 123 helpful votes

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Proverbs 26:18-19 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”

Isaiah 43:6-7 ESV / 113 helpful votes

I will say to the north, Give up, and to the south, Do not withhold; bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

Acts 6:3 ESV / 107 helpful votes

Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.

Proverbs 16:18 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 12:26 ESV / 105 helpful votes

One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Acts 24:16 ESV / 103 helpful votes

So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.

Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 103 helpful votes

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Acts 6:1-3 ESV / 102 helpful votes

Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.

Ecclesiastes 7:1-8 ESV / 102 helpful votes

A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth. It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools. ...

Psalm 27:1-14 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. ...

Acts 20:35 ESV / 98 helpful votes

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Proverbs 3:1-4 ESV / 98 helpful votes

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

Proverbs 22:1-29 ESV / 97 helpful votes

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all. The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it. The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life. Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep far from them. ...

Ruth 2:1-13 ESV / 97 helpful votes

Now Naomi had a relative of her husband's, a worthy man of the clan of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose sight I shall find favor.” And she said to her, “Go, my daughter.” So she set out and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers, and she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the clan of Elimelech. And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem. And he said to the reapers, “The Lord be with you!” And they answered, “The Lord bless you.” Then Boaz said to his young man who was in charge of the reapers, “Whose young woman is this?” ...

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 96 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

John 14:6 ESV / 96 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

2 Timothy 2:26 ESV / 95 helpful votes

And they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.

Mark 4:11 ESV / 94 helpful votes

And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables,

Proverbs 23:1-35 ESV / 93 helpful votes

When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food. Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven. ...

Proverbs 21:1-31 ESV / 93 helpful votes

The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin. The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty. ...

Romans 2:23-24 ESV / 92 helpful votes

You who boast in the law dishonor God by breaking the law. For, as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.”

Matthew 5:11 ESV / 92 helpful votes

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Revelation 3:1-2 ESV / 91 helpful votes

“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.

Proverbs 27:6 ESV / 91 helpful votes

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

Romans 14:17-18 ESV / 83 helpful votes

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 82 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Philippians 2:29 ESV / 81 helpful votes

So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men,

Ecclesiastes 7:1-29 ESV / 78 helpful votes

A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth. It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools. ...

Philippians 2:6 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 75 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Revelation 3:5 ESV / 72 helpful votes

The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.

Exodus 20:5 ESV / 72 helpful votes

You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

Revelation 3:12 ESV / 71 helpful votes

The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.

Colossians 4:5 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.

1 Corinthians 5:11 ESV / 71 helpful votes

But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.

1 Timothy 3:8 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Abstain from every form of evil.

Galatians 6:3 ESV / 70 helpful votes

For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

John 1:47 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!”

Proverbs 26:28 ESV / 70 helpful votes

A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Acts 6:1-15 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch. ...

2 John 1:7 ESV / 67 helpful votes

For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.

1 Peter 2:1 ESV / 67 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

1 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

Ephesians 5:1 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Romans 1:32 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Though they know God's decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

Matthew 28:19-20 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Psalm 31:18 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Let the lying lips be mute, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.

Proverbs 24:28 ESV / 66 helpful votes

Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips.

John 3:16 ESV / 63 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Matthew 15:18-20 ESV / 62 helpful votes

But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

Romans 5:4 ESV / 60 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

James 4:8 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Ephesians 4:22 ESV / 59 helpful votes

To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Revelation 3:14 ESV / 58 helpful votes

“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation.

1 Peter 2:22 ESV / 58 helpful votes

He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.

Hebrews 11:2 ESV / 58 helpful votes

For by it the people of old received their commendation.

Galatians 2:2 ESV / 58 helpful votes

I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain.

1 Corinthians 13:6 ESV / 58 helpful votes

It does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.

Acts 5:34 ESV / 58 helpful votes

But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in honor by all the people, stood up and gave orders to put the men outside for a little while.

1 Timothy 3:6 ESV / 57 helpful votes

He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.

Matthew 26:59 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Now the chief priests and the whole Council were seeking false testimony against Jesus that they might put him to death,

Matthew 7:16 ESV / 51 helpful votes

You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

Proverbs 29:25 ESV / 46 helpful votes

The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.

1 Timothy 5:10 ESV / 41 helpful votes

And having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work.

Ecclesiastes 7:29 ESV / 40 helpful votes

See, this alone I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes.

Titus 2:6-8 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.

Matthew 5:48 ESV / 38 helpful votes

You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

1 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Proverbs 11:9 ESV / 37 helpful votes

With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.

Romans 12:17 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

Psalm 15:1-3 ESV / 34 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

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