100 Bible Verses about Truth

John 8:32 ESV / 492 helpful votes

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

John 14:6 ESV / 490 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 16:13 ESV / 276 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 / 252 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Psalm 145:18 ESV / 166 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 159 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.

Ephesians 6:14 ESV / 155 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 154 helpful votes

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

John 4:24 ESV / 152 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:18 ESV / 140 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:160 ESV / 128 helpful votes

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

John 1:14 ESV / 114 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.

1 Corinthians 13:4-6 ESV / 113 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.

Psalm 25:5 ESV / 103 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.

James 1:18 ESV / 102 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.

John 18:37-38 ESV / 98 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.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 96 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 1:17 ESV / 92 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 89 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 5:20 ESV / 80 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 / 65 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:8 ESV / 63 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 63 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 8:31-32 ESV / 62 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.”

Psalm 86:11 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 3:15 ESV / 54 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.

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 52 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

1 Kings 17:24 ESV / 51 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 4:25 ESV / 50 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 8:44 ESV / 49 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.

John 8:36 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 1:13-14 ESV / 46 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.

John 18:38 ESV / 46 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.

Romans 1:18 ESV / 45 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.

Psalm 119:142 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Psalm 43:3 ESV / 45 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!

1 John 1:6 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

3 John 1:3-4 ESV / 42 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 5:9 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Psalm 51:6 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:6 ESV / 41 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.

John 14:17 ESV / 41 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.

2 John 1:2 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:5 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:7 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:21 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

John 18:37 ESV / 38 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.”

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:24-26 ESV / 35 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.

John 15:26 ESV / 35 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.

John 8:46 ESV / 35 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 / 35 helpful votes

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

Titus 1:1-2 ESV / 34 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 15:1-2 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;

Revelation 22:14-15 ESV / 33 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.

James 5:12 ESV / 33 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.

Zechariah 8:16 ESV / 32 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;

Psalm 15:2-3 ESV / 32 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;

Psalm 25:10 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Psalm 12:3 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:6 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 5:8 ESV / 29 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 1:24-25 ESV / 29 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 16:7 ESV / 29 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.

Proverbs 12:17 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Psalm 85:10 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:13 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

2 John 1:3-4 ESV / 28 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 / 28 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;

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

John 4:23 ESV / 28 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.

Matthew 22:16 ESV / 28 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.

Proverbs 12:19 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:30 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:16 ESV / 27 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.

Hebrews 6:18 ESV / 27 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.

Acts 20:28 ESV / 27 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 3:16-17 ESV / 27 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.

Proverbs 20:28 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:27 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

Daniel 10:21 ESV / 25 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.

3 John 1:4 ESV / 24 helpful votes

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

Colossians 1:5-6 ESV / 24 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,

Exodus 20:1-26 ESV / 24 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, ...

1 John 5:6 ESV / 23 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.

John 14:16-18 ESV / 22 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.

Deuteronomy 32:4 ESV / 22 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.

Romans 1:16-17 ESV / 21 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.”

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 21 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Genesis 42:16 ESV / 21 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.”

1 Timothy 4:1-3 ESV / 20 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.

John 14:1-31 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” ...

Daniel 9:13 ESV / 20 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.

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 18 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 2:14-16 ESV / 18 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.

2 Corinthians 4:2 ESV / 17 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.

Ecclesiastes 1:18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 16 helpful votes

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

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