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In a world filled with complex moral decisions and ethical dilemmas, the timeless wisdom of the Bible continues to provide guidance and inspiration for those eager about doing the right thing.

Whether you’re navigating personal choices, professional ethics, or simply striving to lead a virtuous life, the Scriptures offer a wealth of insight and direction.

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Join us as we explore a selection of Bible verses that illuminate the path of righteousness and serve as a moral compass in our journey towards doing the right thing.

50 Bible Verses About Doing The Right Thing

1. Proverbs 21:3

“The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices.”

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2. Micah 6:8

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

3. James 4:17

“If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”https://biblehub.com/james/4-17.htm

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4. Proverbs 11:3

“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.”

5. Psalm 15:2

“Those who walk blamelessly and do what is right and speak the truth from their heart.”

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6. Isaiah 56:1

“This is what the LORD says: ‘Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.'”

7. Proverbs 28:6

“Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse.”

8. Psalm 34:14

“Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”

9. Romans 12:17

“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.”

10. 1 Peter 3:16

“Keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.”

Scriptures on Moral Choices and Ethical Behavior

11. Proverbs 2:6

“For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

12. Ephesians 5:10

“And find out what pleases the Lord.”

13. Colossians 3:17

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

14. 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

“But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil.”

15. Proverbs 15:21

“Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.”

16. Galatians 6:7

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”

17. Proverbs 10:9

“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.”

18. Psalm 119:11

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

19. Matthew 5:16

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

20. Philippians 4:8

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Guidance from the Bible on Doing The Right Thing

21. Galatians 6:9

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

22. Romans 12:21

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

23. Ephesians 4:32

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

24. Proverbs 3:27

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due when it is in your power to act.”

25. Psalm 82:3

“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.”

26. Isaiah 1:17

“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”

27. Matthew 25:40

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'”

28. Proverbs 21:15

“When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.”

29. 1 John 3:18

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

30. Romans 13:10

“Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”

A Source of Wisdom for Righteous Living

31. Psalm 119:105

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

32. Proverbs 2:6

“For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

33. Psalm 19:7

“The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.”

34. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

35. Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

36. Psalm 119:11

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

37. James 1:22

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

38. Proverbs 4:13

“Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.”

39. Psalm 37:31

“The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip.”

40. Joshua 1:8

“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

Bible Verses to Inspire Righteousness

41. Galatians 5:22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

42. 1 Peter 1:15-16

“But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.'”

43. Matthew 5:48

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

44. Proverbs 11:20

“The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.”

45. Romans 14:19

“Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.”

46. 2 Peter 1:5-7

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.”

47. Proverbs 12:22

“The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.”

48. Philippians 4:8

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

49. Ephesians 4:32

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

50. 1 Corinthians 16:14

“Do everything in love.”

Conclusion

In a world where the definition of what is right can often seem elusive, the Bible remains a steadfast source of clarity and wisdom. The verses we’ve explored underscore the importance of integrity, reminding us that the path of righteousness is not always the easiest, but it is the one that ultimately leads to fulfillment and peace.

As we reflect on these verses and apply their teachings to our lives, may we find the strength to consistently choose the right path and live in alignment with the principles of goodness and virtue laid out in the Word of God.

 

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