100 Bible Verses about Truth

John 14:6 ESV / 377 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.

John 8:32 ESV / 371 helpful votes

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

John 16:13 ESV / 194 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.

John 17:17 ESV / 161 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Psalm 145:18 ESV / 124 helpful votes

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:14 ESV / 112 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 102 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.

1 Corinthians 13:4-6 ESV / 94 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.

John 4:24 ESV / 92 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:18 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:160 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

John 18:37-38 ESV / 71 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.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him.

James 1:18 ESV / 65 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.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 64 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

John 1:14 ESV / 62 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.

John 1:17 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:20 ESV / 56 helpful votes

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Proverbs 16:13 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right.

Psalm 25:5 ESV / 50 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.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 43 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.

1 Timothy 3:15 ESV / 41 helpful votes

If I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.

1 Kings 17:24 ESV / 37 helpful votes

And the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth.”

Ephesians 1:13-14 ESV / 35 helpful votes

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

2 Timothy 2:7 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 34 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

John 8:36 ESV / 33 helpful votes

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

2 John 1:2 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:

Ephesians 5:9 ESV / 32 helpful votes

(for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true),

John 18:38 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him.

3 John 1:3-4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Revelation 22:14-15 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

2 Timothy 2:24-26 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.

Psalm 86:11 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Psalm 12:3 ESV / 30 helpful votes

May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts,

1 John 4:6 ESV / 29 helpful votes

We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

1 John 1:8 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

2 John 1:3-4 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father's Son, in truth and love. I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.

1 Peter 1:22-23 ESV / 25 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, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;

Titus 1:1-2 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

Psalm 119:142 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true.

Acts 20:28 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

John 8:46 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?

Job 34:12 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Of a truth, God will not do wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice.

Exodus 20:1-26 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 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, ...

John 14:16-18 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 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. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

1 Timothy 4:1-3 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 19 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 8:31-32 ESV / 19 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.”

Romans 1:16-17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

Romans 1:24-25 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

John 8:44 ESV / 17 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 John 5:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

Colossians 1:5-6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth,

Romans 1:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

Ecclesiastes 1:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

Joshua 2:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom you devoted to destruction.

Galatians 2:14-16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?” We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 15 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.

1 John 1:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

Daniel 9:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

As it is written in the Law of Moses, all this calamity has come upon us; yet we have not entreated the favor of the Lord our God, turning from our iniquities and gaining insight by your truth.

Proverbs 30:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Proverbs 6:23 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,

Psalm 51:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Psalm 43:3 ESV / 14 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!

Galatians 5:4-7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?

1 Corinthians 4:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

John 18:37 ESV / 13 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.”

Isaiah 65:16-17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

So that he who blesses himself in the land shall bless himself by the God of truth, and he who takes an oath in the land shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten and are hidden from my eyes. “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.

Deuteronomy 32:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.

Hebrews 6:18 ESV / 12 helpful votes

So that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 22:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone's opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances.

Daniel 10:21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But I will tell you what is inscribed in the book of truth: there is none who contends by my side against these except Michael, your prince.

Psalm 15:1-2 ESV / 12 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;

James 5:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:21 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

John 14:17 ESV / 11 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.

Zechariah 8:16 ESV / 11 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;

Proverbs 12:19 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Psalm 34:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

1 Corinthians 5:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Romans 12:21 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

John 16:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.

John 15:26 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.

Proverbs 20:28 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Steadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king, and by steadfast love his throne is upheld.

Proverbs 16:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one turns away from evil.

Proverbs 12:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:30 ESV / 10 helpful votes

I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.

Psalm 85:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.

Psalm 15:2-3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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;

2 Peter 3:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

As he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

John 17:17-19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Psalm 25:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

John 4:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.

Genesis 42:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Send one of you, and let him bring your brother, while you remain confined, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you. Or else, by the life of Pharaoh, surely you are spies.”

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