53+ Bible Verses About Integrity and Character

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
April 9, 2024

In a world where integrity and character often take the backseat in pursuing personal gains, we must remind ourselves of the foundational principles that define a life well-lived. Among these principles, integrity stands out as a beacon, guiding us through the murkiness of moral ambiguity toward a path of righteousness and truth. With its profound wisdom, the Bible offers 56 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes, shedding light on the significance of integrity and character in our lives.

As we delve into the scripture, each verse and quote serves as a reminder of God's value on a pure heart and a steadfast spirit. These passages offer insights and guidance, encouraging us to reflect on our actions and choices. Integrating these biblical teachings into our daily lives allows us to develop a character that honors God and inspires those around us. Continue reading for a comprehensive understanding of what the Bible says about integrity and character, and let these timeless truths transform your life.

Honesty: The Foundation of Integrity

"A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight."

- Proverbs 11:1 KJV

"Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight."

- Proverbs 12:22 KJV

"Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than he who is crooked in speech and is a fool."

- Proverbs 19:1 KJV

"The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them."

- Proverbs 11:3 KJV

"Diverse weights are an abomination unto the Lord; and a false balance is not good."

- Proverbs 20:23 KJV

"He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known."

- Proverbs 10:9 KJV

"The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit."

- Psalm 34:18 KJV

Truthfulness in Speech and Deeds

"Therefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another."

- Ephesians 4:25 KJV

"But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil."

- Matthew 5:37 KJV

"A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter."

- Proverbs 11:13 KJV

"Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:"

- Proverbs 3:3 KJV

"These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:"

- Zechariah 8:16 KJV

"For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth."

- 2 Corinthians 13:8 KJV

"Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men."

- 2 Corinthians 8:21 KJV

Purity of Heart

"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."

- Matthew 5:8 KJV

"Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me."

- Psalm 51:10 KJV

"Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully."

- Psalm 24:3-4 KJV

"The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times."

- Psalm 12:6 KJV

"Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled."

- Titus 1:15 KJV

"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled."

- Matthew 5:6 KJV

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."

- 1 John 1:5 KJV

"Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart."

- 2 Timothy 2:22 KJV

Justice and Fairness

"He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"

- Micah 6:8 KJV

"Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow."

- Isaiah 1:17 KJV

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

- Proverbs 21:3 KJV

"Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy."

- Proverbs 31:9 KJV

"Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor."

- Leviticus 19:15 KJV

"Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream."

- Amos 5:24 KJV

"Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

- Matthew 5:10 KJV

Compassion and Kindness

"Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

- Ephesians 4:32 KJV

"But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?"

- 1 John 3:17 KJV

"Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;"

- Colossians 3:12 KJV

"To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty."

- Job 6:14 KJV

"And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

- Ephesians 4:32 KJV

"Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith."

- Galatians 6:10 KJV

"He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor."

- Proverbs 22:9 KJV

Humility and Meekness

"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth."

- Matthew 5:5 KJV

"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up."

- James 4:10 KJV

"Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility."

- Proverbs 18:12 KJV

"He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"

- Micah 6:8 KJV

"The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility."

- Proverbs 15:33 KJV

"Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven."

- Matthew 18:4 KJV

"Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."

- Matthew 11:29 KJV

Stewardship and Responsibility

"Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful."

- 1 Corinthians 4:2 KJV

"Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?"

- Matthew 24:45 KJV

"His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord."

- Matthew 25:21 KJV

"But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully."

- 2 Corinthians 9:6 KJV

"Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification."

- Romans 15:2 KJV

"As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God."

- 1 Peter 4:10 KJV

"Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others."

- Philippians 2:4 KJV

Patience and Perseverance

"But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing."

- James 1:4 KJV

"Ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise."

- Hebrews 10:36 KJV

"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."

- Galatians 6:9 KJV

"In your patience possess ye your souls."

- Luke 21:19 KJV

"But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness."

- 1 Timothy 6:11 KJV

"Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

- James 5:8 KJV

"By your patience possess your souls."

- Luke 21:19 KJV

Christian Quotes

"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching."

- C.S. Lewis

"Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity."

- Charles Spurgeon

"Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life."

- John C. Geikie

"The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out."

- Thomas Babington Macaulay

"Character is what you are in the dark."

- D.L. Moody

"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays."

- Søren Kierkegaard

"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you."

- C.S. Lewis


Exploring the depths of integrity and character through the lens of Christianity reminds us of the pivotal role these virtues play in our spiritual and everyday lives. Embracing these principles is essential for cultivating a life that reflects the teachings of Christ, a journey that demands continuous effort and unwavering faith. The Bible verses and Christian quotes shared in this article serve as beacons of light, guiding us toward righteousness and exemplifying the profound impact of living a life grounded in integrity and character.

"Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."

- Galatians 6:9 KJV

"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;"

- Colossians 3:23 KJV

"But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;"

- 1 Peter 1:15 KJV

The journey towards embodying these virtues is continuous, filled with challenges and triumphs. However, the scriptures and teachings of the Christian faith provide a solid foundation and encouragement to persevere. As we strive to integrate integrity and character into every aspect of our lives, we become lights in the world, reflecting the love and grace of God to those around us.

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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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