Psalm 51:6

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BibleOld TestamentPsalms

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts:

and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.


You desire truth in the inward being;

therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

This verse encapsulates the Bible's teaching about intellectual honesty. All our thinking in our deepest self must be directed to truth. Intellectual honesty has a moral aspect. Intellectual dishonesty in all its forms is against what God desires for us.