100 Bible Verses about Speaking The Truth In Love

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 1,792 helpful votes

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

1 John 3:18 ESV / 790 helpful votes

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 740 helpful votes

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

John 14:6 ESV / 727 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.

Zechariah 8:16 ESV / 663 helpful votes

These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace;

John 17:17 ESV / 652 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

John 8:32 ESV / 613 helpful votes

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 565 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Ephesians 4:14 ESV / 379 helpful votes

So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.

John 3:16 ESV / 368 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.

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 366 helpful votes

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

Ephesians 4:16 ESV / 359 helpful votes

From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Ephesians 1:22 ESV / 348 helpful votes

And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,

Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 325 helpful votes

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

John 8:44 ESV / 325 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.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 306 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Galatians 4:16 ESV / 306 helpful votes

Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?

1 John 1:8 ESV / 296 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Psalm 25:5 ESV / 296 helpful votes

Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 292 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 289 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Ephesians 4:21 ESV / 288 helpful votes

Assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus,

2 Corinthians 4:2 ESV / 281 helpful votes

But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God.

John 1:14 ESV / 279 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 278 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 278 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

John 4:24 ESV / 271 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Romans 12:9 ESV / 267 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

John 18:37 ESV / 265 helpful votes

Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”

John 14:17 ESV / 260 helpful votes

Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.

Ephesians 4:1-32 ESV / 255 helpful votes

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, ...

John 1:17 ESV / 252 helpful votes

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Psalm 86:11 ESV / 248 helpful votes

Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.

Ephesians 5:1-33 ESV / 247 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. ...

Psalm 15:1-2 ESV / 247 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;

Acts 20:27 ESV / 246 helpful votes

For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.

Psalm 119:160 ESV / 246 helpful votes

The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.

Psalm 43:3 ESV / 246 helpful votes

Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!

James 1:18 ESV / 245 helpful votes

Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Ephesians 3:1-21 ESV / 245 helpful votes

For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you, how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. ...

John 8:31-32 ESV / 245 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 243 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 242 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 239 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

John 15:13 ESV / 239 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Proverbs 15:23 ESV / 238 helpful votes

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 234 helpful votes

When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

Ephesians 4:15-16 ESV / 233 helpful votes

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 219 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 218 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 4:7 ESV / 218 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 217 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Ephesians 6:14 ESV / 214 helpful votes

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 213 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 209 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 208 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 207 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

James 2:15-16 ESV / 203 helpful votes

If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 202 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 2:21 ESV / 201 helpful votes

In whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 201 helpful votes

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 200 helpful votes

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

John 16:13 ESV / 200 helpful votes

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 198 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,

Galatians 6:1 ESV / 197 helpful votes

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 195 helpful votes

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

2 Corinthians 8:8 ESV / 194 helpful votes

I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 194 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

1 Corinthians 11:3 ESV / 194 helpful votes

But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 194 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

John 1:47 ESV / 194 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 191 helpful votes

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

Malachi 4:2 ESV / 190 helpful votes

But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.

Psalm 32:2 ESV / 190 helpful votes

Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

Judges 16:15 ESV / 190 helpful votes

And she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and you have not told me where your great strength lies.”

2 Peter 3:18 ESV / 189 helpful votes

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

Colossians 1:18-19 ESV / 189 helpful votes

And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,

Ephesians 5:23 ESV / 189 helpful votes

For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.

Psalm 15:2 ESV / 189 helpful votes

He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart;

Hosea 14:5-7 ESV / 188 helpful votes

I will be like the dew to Israel; he shall blossom like the lily; he shall take root like the trees of Lebanon; his shoots shall spread out; his beauty shall be like the olive, and his fragrance like Lebanon. They shall return and dwell beneath my shadow; they shall flourish like the grain; they shall blossom like the vine; their fame shall be like the wine of Lebanon.

Song of Solomon 8:7 ESV / 186 helpful votes

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.

Song of Solomon 4:10 ESV / 186 helpful votes

How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your oils than any spice!

James 1:19 ESV / 182 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

1 John 5:2 ESV / 181 helpful votes

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 181 helpful votes

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 174 helpful votes

Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.

John 14:23 ESV / 173 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

John 17:3 ESV / 170 helpful votes

And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV / 167 helpful votes

But test everything; hold fast what is good.

Proverbs 8:7 ESV / 166 helpful votes

For my mouth will utter truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Revelation 1:3 ESV / 164 helpful votes

Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.

Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 162 helpful votes

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 158 helpful votes

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

Proverbs 12:17 ESV / 156 helpful votes

Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit.

2 John 1:1 ESV / 148 helpful votes

The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth,

1 John 3:16-18 ESV / 148 helpful votes

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

2 Corinthians 7:14 ESV / 142 helpful votes

For whatever boasts I made to him about you, I was not put to shame. But just as everything we said to you was true, so also our boasting before Titus has proved true.

Zechariah 8:19 ESV / 142 helpful votes

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: The fast of the fourth month and the fast of the fifth and the fast of the seventh and the fast of the tenth shall be to the house of Judah seasons of joy and gladness and cheerful feasts. Therefore love truth and peace.

Titus 1:2 ESV / 137 helpful votes

In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 123 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

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