100 Bible Verses about Sincerity

2 Corinthians 2:17 ESV / 1,063 helpful votes

For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

1 Corinthians 5:8 ESV / 1,056 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.

Titus 2:7 ESV / 1,027 helpful votes

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity,

2 Corinthians 1:12 ESV / 894 helpful votes

For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.

Philippians 1:10 ESV / 825 helpful votes

So that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,

Joshua 24:14 ESV / 772 helpful votes

“Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 726 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,

John 3:16 ESV / 679 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.

Ephesians 6:24 ESV / 669 helpful votes

Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 667 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,

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 615 helpful votes

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 606 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 8:8 ESV / 605 helpful votes

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

John 14:6 ESV / 600 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.

Ephesians 6:5 ESV / 586 helpful votes

Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ,

Acts 2:38 ESV / 540 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

1 John 3:18 ESV / 533 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:6 ESV / 470 helpful votes

Not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,

Romans 3:23 ESV / 468 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Psalm 32:2 ESV / 458 helpful votes

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

John 1:47 ESV / 457 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:22 ESV / 453 helpful votes

Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 452 helpful votes

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

John 4:24 ESV / 447 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:9 ESV / 441 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 429 helpful votes

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.

Psalm 5:9 ESV / 429 helpful votes

For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.

1 Thessalonians 2:3-5 ESV / 427 helpful votes

For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts. For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness.

Isaiah 38:3 ESV / 427 helpful votes

And said, “Please, O Lord, remember how I have walked before you in faithfulness and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

1 Peter 2:22 ESV / 426 helpful votes

He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.

Philippians 1:16 ESV / 426 helpful votes

The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.

1 Chronicles 12:33 ESV / 426 helpful votes

Of Zebulun 50,000 seasoned troops, equipped for battle with all the weapons of war, to help David with singleness of purpose.

1 Peter 2:1 ESV / 425 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

2 Corinthians 8:24 ESV / 425 helpful votes

So give proof before the churches of your love and of our boasting about you to these men.

Psalm 55:21 ESV / 425 helpful votes

His speech was smooth as butter, yet war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 418 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 411 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 408 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.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 402 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Proverbs 21:3 ESV / 398 helpful votes

To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

Proverbs 11:3 ESV / 396 helpful votes

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

2 Corinthians 8:21 ESV / 394 helpful votes

For we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord's sight but also in the sight of man.

2 Corinthians 11:3 ESV / 380 helpful votes

But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 368 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.

Hebrews 10:22 ESV / 364 helpful votes

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV / 363 helpful votes

But test everything; hold fast what is good.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 363 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

1 Chronicles 29:17 ESV / 362 helpful votes

I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.

Proverbs 28:18 ESV / 358 helpful votes

Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.

James 3:17 ESV / 357 helpful votes

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

Proverbs 10:9 ESV / 357 helpful votes

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.

James 1:26 ESV / 356 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

Colossians 3:9 ESV / 355 helpful votes

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 344 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Ephesians 6:7 ESV / 341 helpful votes

Rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man,

1 John 2:15-17 ESV / 334 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

1 Timothy 6:1 ESV / 316 helpful votes

Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled.

1 Peter 2:18 ESV / 312 helpful votes

Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 296 helpful votes

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

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 287 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

James 3:12 ESV / 275 helpful votes

Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.

1 Peter 1:2 ESV / 269 helpful votes

According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 268 helpful votes

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

John 4:23-24 ESV / 268 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. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Mark 7:7 ESV / 264 helpful votes

In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

Philemon 1:16 ESV / 260 helpful votes

No longer as a bondservant but more than a bondservant, as a beloved brother—especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.

1 John 5:3 ESV / 258 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

John 20:17 ESV / 258 helpful votes

Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

Matthew 28:19 ESV / 258 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

John 3:20 ESV / 255 helpful votes

For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.

Matthew 24:35 ESV / 255 helpful votes

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Isaiah 53:6 ESV / 255 helpful votes

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 254 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Revelation 11:12 ESV / 254 helpful votes

Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here!” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies watched them.

Matthew 1:16 ESV / 254 helpful votes

And Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.

2 Peter 3:1 ESV / 253 helpful votes

This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder,

Revelation 22:20 ESV / 252 helpful votes

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

1 John 4:18 ESV / 252 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.

1 Peter 5:13 ESV / 252 helpful votes

She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my son.

Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 252 helpful votes

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 252 helpful votes

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

2 Peter 3:10 ESV / 251 helpful votes

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.

Hebrews 6:18 ESV / 251 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.

Philemon 1:7 ESV / 251 helpful votes

For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.

Titus 1:6 ESV / 251 helpful votes

If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.

1 Timothy 1:3 ESV / 251 helpful votes

As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine,

1 Thessalonians 4:16 ESV / 251 helpful votes

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 251 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.

John 20:10 ESV / 236 helpful votes

Then the disciples went back to their homes.

Hebrews 13:2 ESV / 232 helpful votes

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

John 17:14 ESV / 223 helpful votes

I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 222 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

2 Corinthians 4:2 ESV / 204 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.

1 Corinthians 1:17 ESV / 202 helpful votes

For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

1 John 1:3 ESV / 176 helpful votes

That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 175 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Matthew 16:6 ESV / 154 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 146 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

2 Corinthians 2:1-17 ESV / 143 helpful votes

For I made up my mind not to make another painful visit to you. For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained? And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all. For I wrote to you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you. Now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you. ...

Romans 2:7 ESV / 64 helpful votes

To those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;

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