What Does The Bible Say About Truth
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.
Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.
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
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.
Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
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
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.
Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.
1 John 5:20
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.
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 John 1:8
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
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.
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
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.
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.
Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
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
If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
1 Kings 17:24
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.”
1 John 4:6
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.
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
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.”
All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
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.
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.
Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true.
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;
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.
By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one turns away from evil.
(for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true),
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;
2 John 1:2
Because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
1 Timothy 3:15
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.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus,
1 Corinthians 5:8
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.
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;
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.
3 John 1:3-4
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.
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
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
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.
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.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
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.
Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
2 Timothy 2:15
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.
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
1 John 3:18
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.