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Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, read more.
A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

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Isaiah 59:2-3

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken falsehood, Your tongue mutters wickedness.

1 Kings 22:22

"The LORD said to him, 'How?' And he said, 'I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' Then He said, 'You are to entice him and also prevail. Go and do so.'

2 Kings 4:16

Then he said, "At this season next year you will embrace a son " And she said, "No, my lord, O man of God, do not lie to your maidservant."

2 Kings 4:28

Then she said, "Did I ask for a son from my lord? Did I not say, 'Do not deceive me'?"

James 3:14

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous.

Proverbs 17:7

Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince.

Psalm 120:2

Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue.

Job 6:28

"Now please look at me, And see if I lie to your face.

Job 31:5

"If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot has hastened after deceit,

Isaiah 44:20

He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside And he cannot deliver himself, nor say, "Is there not a lie in my right hand?"

Psalm 31:18

Let the lying lips be mute, Which speak arrogantly against the righteous With pride and contempt.

Psalm 119:29

Remove the false way from me, And graciously grant me Your law.

Proverbs 12:19

Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will not escape.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish.

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin.

Romans 3:7

But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner?

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Adversary » Power of » Lying

Character » Of the wicked » Lying

Psalm 62:4

They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position; They delight in falsehood; They bless with their mouth, But inwardly they curse. Selah.

Isaiah 59:4

No one sues righteously and no one pleads honestly They trust in confusion and speak lies; They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity.

Character of the wicked » Lying

Psalm 62:4

They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position; They delight in falsehood; They bless with their mouth, But inwardly they curse. Selah.

Isaiah 59:4

No one sues righteously and no one pleads honestly They trust in confusion and speak lies; They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity.

Covetousness » Leads to » Lying

2 Kings 5:22-25

He said, "All is well My master has sent me, saying, 'Behold, just now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the hill country of Ephraim Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of clothes.'" Naaman said, "Be pleased to take two talents." And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags with two changes of clothes and gave them to two of his servants; and they carried them before him. When he came to the hill, he took them from their hand and deposited them in the house, and he sent the men away, and they departed. read more.
But he went in and stood before his master. And Elisha said to him, "Where have you been, Gehazi?" And he said, "Your servant went nowhere."

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Lying

Kings » Specially warned against » Lying

Proverbs 17:7

Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince.

Lying » A characteristic of the apostacy

Lying » Excludes from heaven

Lying » Forbidden

Lying » False witnesses addicted to

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous.

Lying » False prophets addicted to

Jeremiah 23:14

"Also among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: The committing of adultery and walking in falsehood; And they strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one has turned back from his wickedness All of them have become to Me like Sodom, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.

Ezekiel 22:28

"Her prophets have smeared whitewash for them, seeing false visions and divining lies for them, saying, 'Thus says the Lord GOD,' when the LORD has not spoken.

Lying » Saints » Hate

Lying » Saints » Pray to be preserved from

Proverbs 30:8

Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion,

Psalm 119:29

Remove the false way from me, And graciously grant me Your law.

Lying » Saints » Avoid

Zephaniah 3:13

"The remnant of Israel will do no wrong And tell no lies, Nor will a deceitful tongue Be found in their mouths; For they will feed and lie down With no one to make them tremble."

Isaiah 63:8

For He said, "Surely, they are My people, Sons who will not deal falsely " So He became their Savior.

Lying » The wicked » Prepare their tongues for

Jeremiah 9:3

"They bend their tongue like their bow; Lies and not truth prevail in the land; For they proceed from evil to evil, And they do not know Me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:5

"Everyone deceives his neighbor And does not speak the truth, They have taught their tongue to speak lies; They weary themselves committing iniquity.

Lying » Lying spirit from God

1 Kings 22:21-23

"Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD and said, 'I will entice him.' "The LORD said to him, 'How?' And he said, 'I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' Then He said, 'You are to entice him and also prevail. Go and do so.' "Now therefore, behold, the LORD has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; and the LORD has proclaimed disaster against you."

2 Chronicles 18:20-22

"Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD and said, 'I will entice him.' And the LORD said to him, 'How?' "He said, 'I will go and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' Then He said, 'You are to entice him and prevail also. Go and do so.' "Now therefore, behold, the LORD has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth of these your prophets, for the LORD has proclaimed disaster against you."

Lying » Punishment for

Psalm 120:3-4

What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, You deceitful tongue? Sharp arrows of the warrior, With the burning coals of the broom tree.

Lying » The devil excites men to

1 Kings 22:22

"The LORD said to him, 'How?' And he said, 'I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' Then He said, 'You are to entice him and also prevail. Go and do so.'

Lying » Antinomians guilty of

1 John 1:6

If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;

1 John 2:4

The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

Lying » Exemplified » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 37:31-32

So they took Joseph's tunic, and slaughtered a male goat and dipped the tunic in the blood; and they sent the varicolored tunic and brought it to their father and said, "We found this; please examine it to see whether it is your son's tunic or not."

Lying » Hateful to God

Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, read more.
A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

Lying » They who are guilty of, shall be cast into hell

Lying » Exemplified » Michal

1 Samuel 19:14

When Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, "He is sick."

Lying » Exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 15:13

Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, "Blessed are you of the LORD! I have carried out the command of the LORD."

Lying » Leads to » Hatred

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin.

Lying » The evil of rulers hearkening to

Proverbs 29:12

If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked.

Lying » Folly of concealing hatred by

Lying » Poverty preferable to

Proverbs 19:22

What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And it is better to be a poor man than a liar.

Lying » Shall be detected

Proverbs 12:19

Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.

Lying » An abomination to God

Lying » Exemplified » Prophet of bethel

1 Kings 13:18

He said to him, "I also am a prophet like you, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, 'Bring him back with you to your house, that he may eat bread and drink water '" But he lied to him.

Lying » Exemplified » Gibeonites

Joshua 9:9-13

They said to him, "Your servants have come from a very far country because of the fame of the LORD your God; for we have heard the report of Him and all that He did in Egypt, and all that He did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon and to Og king of Bashan who was at Ashtaroth. "So our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spoke to us, saying, 'Take provisions in your hand for the journey, and go to meet them and say to them, "We are your servants; now then, make a covenant with us."' read more.
"This our bread was warm when we took it for our provisions out of our houses on the day that we left to come to you; but now behold, it is dry and has become crumbled. "These wineskins which we filled were new, and behold, they are torn; and these our clothes and our sandals are worn out because of the very long journey."

Lying » Exemplified » David

1 Samuel 21:2

David said to Ahimelech the priest, "The king has commissioned me with a matter and has said to me, 'Let no one know anything about the matter on which I am sending you and with which I have commissioned you; and I have directed the young men to a certain place.'

Lying » Exemplified » Sarah

Genesis 18:15

Sarah denied it however, saying, "I did not laugh"; for she was afraid. And He said, "No, but you did laugh."

Lying » Exemplified » jacob

Genesis 27:19

Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn; I have done as you told me. Get up, please, sit and eat of my game, that you may bless me."

Lying » Exemplified » Peter

Matthew 26:72

And again he denied it with an oath, "I do not know the man."

Lying » The wicked » Give heed to

Proverbs 17:4

An evildoer listens to wicked lips; A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

Lying » Leads to » Love of impure conversation

Proverbs 17:4

An evildoer listens to wicked lips; A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

Lying » Vanity of getting riches by

Lying » A hindrance to prayer

Isaiah 59:2-3

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken falsehood, Your tongue mutters wickedness.

Lying » Unbecoming in rulers

Proverbs 17:7

Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince.

Lying » Exemplified » Gehazi

2 Kings 5:22

He said, "All is well My master has sent me, saying, 'Behold, just now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the hill country of Ephraim Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of clothes.'"

Lying » Exemplified » Samson

Judges 16:10

Then Delilah said to Samson, "Behold, you have deceived me and told me lies; now please tell me how you may be bound."

Lying » Exemplified » Cain

Lying » Saints » Reject those who practice

Psalm 101:7

He who practices deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who speaks falsehood shall not maintain his position before me.

Lying » Often accompanied by gross crimes

Hosea 4:1-2

Listen to the word of the LORD, O sons of Israel, For the LORD has a case against the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness or kindness Or knowledge of God in the land. There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed.

Lying » Hypocrites, a seed of

Isaiah 57:4

"Against whom do you jest? Against whom do you open wide your mouth And stick out your tongue? Are you not children of rebellion, Offspring of deceit,

Lying » Hypocrites addicted to

Hosea 11:12

Ephraim surrounds Me with lies And the house of Israel with deceit; Judah is also unruly against God, Even against the Holy One who is faithful.

Lying » Exemplified

Lying » Exemplified » Cretans

Lying » The wicked » Addicted to, from their infancy

Lying » The wicked » Bring forth

Psalm 7:14

Behold, he travails with wickedness, And he conceives mischief and brings forth falsehood.

Lying » The wicked » Delight in

Psalm 62:4

They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position; They delight in falsehood; They bless with their mouth, But inwardly they curse. Selah.

Lying » The wicked » Love

Psalm 52:3

You love evil more than good, Falsehood more than speaking what is right. Selah.

Lying » Saints » Respect not those who practice

Lying » The wicked » Seek after

Psalm 4:2

O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach? How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? Selah.

Lying » The devil, the father of

Lying » Exemplified » Job's friends

Job 13:4

"But you smear with lies; You are all worthless physicians.

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Lying

Satan's » Work » Lying

Serpent » Power of » Lying

Servants » Characteristics of wicked servants: » Lying

2 Kings 5:22

He said, "All is well My master has sent me, saying, 'Behold, just now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the hill country of Ephraim Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of clothes.'"

2 Kings 5:25

But he went in and stood before his master. And Elisha said to him, "Where have you been, Gehazi?" And he said, "Your servant went nowhere."

Tempter » Power of » Lying

satan's Work » Lying

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