Proverbs 11:3 (NLT)
Honesty guides good people; dishonesty destroys treacherous people.
1 Samuel 12:1-5 (NLT)
1 Then Samuel addressed all Israel: “I have done as you asked and given you a king.
2 Your king is now your leader. I stand here before you—an old, gray-haired man—and my sons serve you. I have served as your leader from the time I was a boy to this very day.
3 Now testify against me in the presence of the Lord and before his anointed one. Whose ox or donkey have I stolen? Have I ever cheated any of you? Have I ever oppressed you? Have I ever taken a bribe and perverted justice? Tell me and I will make right whatever I have done wrong.”
4 “No,” they replied, “you have never cheated or oppressed us, and you have never taken even a single bribe.”
5 “The Lord and his anointed one are my witnesses today,” Samuel declared, “that my hands are clean.”“Yes, he is a witness,” they replied.
Psalms 15:1-5 (NLT)
1 Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord?Who may enter your presence on your holy hill?
2 Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right,speaking the truth from sincere hearts.
3Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends.
4 Those who despise flagrant sinners,and honor the faithful followers of the Lord,and keep their promises even when it hurts.
5 Those who lend money without charging interest,and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent.
Matthew 23:25-26, 28 (NLT)
25 “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy—full of greed and self-indulgence!
26 You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.
28 Outwardly you look like righteous people, but inwardly your hearts are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness.
Job 27:5-6 (NLT)
5 I will never concede that you are right; I will defend my integrity until I die.
6 I will maintain my righteousness and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live
Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.