April 30


What the Bible Says About Being Honest

By Michael Q. Pink

April 30, 2014


The Bible Incorporated has become a Christian classic. Here is a sample chapter for you…

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Provide things honest in the sight of all men,(1) and in the sight of the Lord,(2) having an honest lifestyle among the Gentiles, and when they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they will see, glorify God in the day of visitation.(3)

If anyone is found guilty of deceiving his neighbor about something entrusted to him, or finding lost property and lying about it, or stealing from his neighbor or cheating him, he shall make full restitution and pay a 20% fine to the one he has wronged.(4) Therefore, do not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie to each other.(5)

Only a false witness will utter lies, for a faithful witness will not lie.(6) So lie not one to another (7) against the truth,(8) and deceive not with your lips,(9) for you have put off the old man with his deeds.(7) Although the bread of deceit is sweet to a man, afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel,(10) for the Lord abhors the bloody and deceitful man,(11) and he shall not live out half of his days.(12)

O man, this is good, what the Lord requires of you, that you do justly, and love mercy and walk humbly with your God.(13)

Though a just man falls seven times, he rises again (14) for his way is uprightness,(15) and he walks in his integrity (16) and blessings are upon his head.(17) His path is as the shining light that shines more and more unto the perfect day.(18) His tongue is as choice silver,(19) and he will come out of trouble.(20) He will live by faith,(21) and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for him.(22)

Blessed is the man that makes the Lord his trust, and respects not the proud nor such as turn aside to lies.(23) For he knows that the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped,(24) and perish,(25) and a false witness shall not be unpunished.(26) Yes he knows that these six things does the Lord hate; yea seven things are an abomination unto Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that plan wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among the brethren.(27)

Now, if a man vows a vow unto the Lord, or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond; then he shall not break his word, but he shall do according to all that proceeded out of his mouth.(28) Know this, that the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the whoremongers, the sorcerers, the idolaters and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.(29) And he that says he knows the Lord, but doesn’t keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.(30)

Finally brethren, let us walk honestly (31) toward them that are without, that you may have lack of nothing.(32)

1) Romans 12:17   2) II Corinthians 8:21   3) I Peter 2:12   4) Leviticus 5:16   5) Leviticus 19:11      6) Proverbs 14:5   7) Colossians 3:9   8) James 3:14   9) Proverbs 24:28   10) Proverbs 20:17   11) Psalms 5:6   12) Psalms 55:23   13) Micah 6:8   14) Proverbs 24:16   15) Isaiah 26:7            16) Proverbs 20:7   17) Proverbs 10:6   18) Proverbs 4:18   19) Proverbs 10:20                        20) Proverbs 12:13   21) Habakkuk 2:4   22) Proverbs 13:22   23) Psalms 40:4                           24) Psalms 63:11   25) Proverbs 19:9   26) Proverbs 19:5   27) Proverbs 6:16-19                       28) Numbers 30:2   29) Revelation 21:8   30) I John 2:4   31) Romans 13:13                              32) I Thessalonians 4:12


Michael Q. Pink

About the author

Michael is America's leading authority on applying Biblical Wisdom and Natural Law to sales and business and has authored 19 books including The Bible Incorporated, Selling Among Wolves and God's Best Kept Secrets. Using that knowledge, he has helped thousands of professionals and entrepreneurs experience radical transformation in their lives and careers, including helping a start-up with 3 struggling sales reps turn the corner and become the 16th fastest growing company on the INC 500 list. 

  • Several years ago, my husband and I purchased 150 copies of THE BIBLE INCORPORATED…most have been given away and I’ve tried to get other copies without success. The original purchase was done directly through Mr Pink by phone. Fortunately, through Google I was able to find this site. Are these books still available for purchase? If so, at what cost and are they still bound in leather?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Margaret;

      This is Judy answering for Michael. I’m sorry to say that we no longer have any inventory of that wonderful book. However, you may find some on Amazon or Alibris.



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