39 Scriptures about Truth

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In the Bible, Truth is a fundamental and highly esteemed value. It is more than just an abstract concept; it is presented as a personal attribute of God Himself. God is the ultimate source of all truth (Psalm 119:160), and His words are truth (John 17:17).

Jesus, as God incarnate, declared Himself to be the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6), signifying that truth is not merely propositional, but personal, transformative and life-giving. Furthermore, the Holy Spirit is referred to as the Spirit of Truth, sent to guide believers into all truth (John 16:13).

The Bible also calls believers to live in accordance with truth, to speak truthfully, and to reject falsehood (Ephesians 4:25). Truth is considered liberating (John 8:32), something to be delighted in (Psalm 51:6), and something that should govern all actions and relationships (Zechariah 8:16).

Finally, truth in the Bible is unchanging and eternal, a stable foundation in a world of shifting values and perceptions. It is this commitment to truth that underlies the call to faithfulness, integrity, and honesty in all aspects of life.

“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.”

John 17:17

Scriptures about Truth

John 14:6: “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: “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

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.”

Ephesians 6:14: “Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,”

Psalm 119:160: “The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.”

John 17:17: “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

John 16:13: “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.”

Proverbs 12:22: “Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.”

Ephesians 4:25: “Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.”

James 1:18: “Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.”

Zechariah 8:16: “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;”

1 John 3:18: “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”

John 4:24: “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

3 John 1:4: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”

Proverbs 16:13: “Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right.”

2 John 1:4: “I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.”

Psalm 145:18: “The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”

1 Timothy 2:4: “who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

John 1:14: “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.”

2 Timothy 3:16: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,”

Colossians 3:9-10: “Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.”

Psalm 25:5: “Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.”

Psalm 43:3: “Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!”

Psalm 51:6: “Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.”

Proverbs 23:23: “Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.”

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.”

Proverbs 12:17: “Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit.

Romans 1:25: “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.”

2 Corinthians 4:2: “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.”

1 John 1:8: “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

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.'”

Ephesians 4:15: “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,”

1 John 5:6: “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.”

2 Thessalonians 2:10: “and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.”

Jeremiah 5:1: “Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, look and take note! Search her squares to see if you can find a man, one who does justice and seeks truth, that I may pardon her.”

Zephaniah 3:13: “Those who are left in Israel; they shall do no injustice and speak no lies, nor shall there be found in their mouth a deceitful tongue. For they shall graze and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.”

Revelation 21:5: “And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.'”