Bible Verses Related to Sincerity

Spend an evening (or several) looking at just one of these verses at a time. Don’t forget to ask your children the questions: Who? What? Where? Why? When?and How? Discuss with your family what each verse or story teaches about the character quality; and give vital application of how this quality can be applied to your family. Choose several verses to memorize together as a family during the month.

08549 Mymt tamiym taw-meem’

from 08552; TWOT-2522d; adj.

AV-without blemish 44, perfect 18, upright 8, without spot 6, uprightly 4, whole 4, sincerely 2, complete 1, full 1, misc 3; 91

1) complete, whole, entire, sound

1a) complete, whole, entire

1b) whole, sound, healthful

1c) complete, entire (of time)

1d) sound, wholesome, unimpaired, innocent, having integrity

1e) what is complete or entirely in accord with truth and fact (neuter adj./subst)

Genesis 6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect <08549> in his generations, and Noah walked with God. {perfect: or, upright}
Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect <08549>. {perfect: or, upright, or, sincere}
Exodus 12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish <08549>, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: {of…: Heb. son of a year}
Joshua 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity <08549> and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.
Judges 9:16 Now therefore, if ye have done truly and sincerely <08549>, in that ye have made Abimelech king, and if ye have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house, and have done unto him according to the deserving of his hands;
1 Samuel 14:41 Therefore Saul said unto the LORD God of Israel, Give a perfect <08549> lot. And Saul and Jonathan were taken: but the people escaped. {Give…: or, Shew the innocent} {escaped: Heb. went forth}
2 Samuel 22:24 I was also upright <08549> before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity. {before: Heb. to}
2 Samuel 22:26 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright <08549> man thou wilt shew thyself upright.
2 Samuel 22:31 As for God, his way is perfect <08549>; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. {tried: or, refined}
2 Samuel 22:33 God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect <08549>. {maketh: Heb. riddeth, or, looseth}
Job 12:4 I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright <08549> man is laughed to scorn.
Job 36:4 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect <08549> in knowledge is with thee.
Job 37:16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect <08549> in knowledge?
Psalms 15:2 He that walketh uprightly <08549>, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
Psalms 18:23 I was also upright <08549> before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity. {before: Heb. with}
Psalms 18:25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright <08549> man thou wilt shew thyself upright;
Psalms 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect <08549>: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. {tried: or, refined}
Psalms 119:1 Blessed [are] the undefiled <08549> in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. {undefiled: or, perfect, or, sincere}


55 agnwv hagnos hag-noce’

from 53;; adv.

AV-sincerely 1; 1

1) chaste, clean, pure, with sincerity

Philippians 1:16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely<53>, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:


97 adolov adolos ad’ -ol-os

from 1 (as a negative particle), and 1388;; adj.

AV-sincere 1; 1

1) guileless

1a) in things: unmixed, unadulterated, pure

1b) in persons: without dishonest intent, guileless

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere <97> milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:


861 afyarsia aphtharsia af-thar-see’ -ah

from 862; TDNT-9:93 , 1259; n f

AV-incorruption 4, immortality 2, sincerity 2; 8

1) incorruption, perpetuity

2) purity, sincerity, incorrupt

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality <861>, eternal life:
1 Corinthians 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption <861>:
1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption <861>.
1 Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption <861>, and this mortal must put on immortality.
1 Corinthians 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption <861>, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
Ephesians 6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity <861>. Amen. <<To the Ephesians written from Rome, by Tychicus.>> {in sincerity: or, with incorruption}
2 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality <861> to light through the gospel:
Titus 2:7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity <861>


1103 gnhsiov gnesios gnay’ -see-os

from the same as 1077; TDNT-1:727 , 125; adj.

AV-own 2, sincerely 1, true 1; 4

1) legitimately born, not spurious

2) true, genuine, sincere

2 Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity <1103> of your love.
Philippians 4:3 And I intreat thee also, true <1103> yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.
1 Timothy 1:2 Unto Timothy, my own <1103> son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
Titus 1:4 To Titus, mine own <1103> son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.


1505 eilikrineia heilikrineia i-lik-ree’ -ni-ah

from 1506; TDNT-2:397 , 206; n f

AV-sincerity 3; 3

1) purity, sincerity, ingenuousness

1 Corinthians 5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity <1505> and truth. {the feast: or, holyday}
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity <1505>, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity <1505>, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. {corrupt: or, deal deceitfully with} {in Christ: or, of Christ}


1506 eilikrinhv heilikrines i-lik-ree-nace’

from heile (the sun’s ray) and 2919; TDNT-2:397 , 206; adj.

AV-sincere 1, pure 1; 2

1) pure, sincere, unsullied

2) found pure when unfolded and examined by the sun’s light

Philippians 1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere <1506> and without offence till the day of Christ; {approve: or, try} {are…: or, differ}

2 Peter 3:1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure <1506> minds by way of remembrance: