Musings on…Integrity



Main Entry:
Middle English integrite, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French integrité, from Latin integritat-, integritas, from integr-, integer entire
14th century

1 : firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : incorruptibility

 2 : an unimpaired condition : soundness

3 : the quality or state of being complete or undivided : completeness

synonyms see honesty

AND Unabridged (v 1.1)



1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
2. the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished: to preserve the integrity of the empire.
3. a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition: the integrity of a ship’s hull.

1. rectitude, probity, virtue. See honor.


Integrity is only in the Old Testament

Strong’s Number:  8535 et
Original Word Word Origin
et from (08552)
Tam tawm
Adjective 2522c

  1. perfect, complete
    1. complete, perfect
      1. one who lacks nothing in physical strength, beauty, etc
    2. sound, wholesome
      1. an ordinary, quiet sort of person
    3. complete, morally innocent, having integrity
      1. one who is morally and ethically pure


KJV (13) – perfect, 9; plain, 1; undefiled, 2; upright, 1;NAS (15) – blameless, 5; blameless man, 1; complete, 2; guiltless, 3; integrity, 1; peaceful, 1; perfect one, 2;
Strong’s Number:  8537 et
Original Word Word Origin
et from (08552)
Tom tome
Noun Masculine 2522a

  1. integrity, completeness
    1. completeness, fulness
    2. innocence, simplicity
    3. integrity


there are 5 Hebrew words for integrity here

{side note; check out the transliteration: Tam and Tom}

Who has integrity, who doesn’t?

If integrity in the bible means perfect, undefiled, upright and blameless, can we have integrity?

Can only God have integrity?

Notice in these verses the use of the phrase ‘integrity of the heart’

I love the proverbs

Ge 20:5 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]”Did he not himself say to me, ‘She is my sister’? And she herself said, ‘He is my brother.’ In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands I have done this.”Ge 20:6 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also kept you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her.Jud 9:16 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]”Now therefore, if you have dealt in truth and integrity in making Abimelech king, and if you have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house, and have dealt with him as he deserved–Jud 9:19 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]if then you have dealt in truth and integrity with Jerubbaal and his house this day, rejoice in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you.1Ki 9:4 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]”As for you, if you will walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you {and} will keep My statutes and My ordinances,1Ch 29:17 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]”Since I know, O my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these {things;} so now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here, make {their} offerings willingly to You.Job 2:3 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]The LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to ruin him without cause.”Job 2:9 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!”Job 4:6 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]”Is not your fear {of God} your confidence, And the integrity of your ways your hope?Job 8:20 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]”Lo, God will not reject {a man of} integrity, Nor will He support the evildoers.Job 27:5 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]”Far be it from me that I should declare you right; Till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.Job 31:6 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]Let Him weigh me with accurate scales, And let God know my integrity.Ps 7:8 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]The LORD judges the peoples; Vindicate me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me.Ps 15:2 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, And speaks truth in his heart.Ps 25:21 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You.Ps 26:1 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, And I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.Ps 26:11 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; Redeem me, and be gracious to me.Ps 41:12 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me in Your presence forever.Ps 78:72 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them with his skillful hands.Ps 101:2 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]I will give heed to the blameless way. When will You come to me? I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart.


Pr 2:7 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; {He is} a shield to those who walk in integrity,Pr 10:9 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]He who walks in integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out.Pr 11:3 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.Pr 19:1 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.Pr 20:7 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]A righteous man who walks in his integrity— How blessed are his sons after him.Pr 28:6 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who is crooked though he be rich.Am 5:10 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]They hate him who reproves in the gate, And they abhor him who speaks {with} integrity.



About Kristina

54 year old Christian lady, knitter, crafter, church admin, thrill seeker (only when shopping at thrift stores for tremendous bargains) my 4 dogs and my pigs servant, a child of God, saved, redeemed and trying to be joyful in a fallen world.

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