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33 Bible Verses about Lying

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Proverbs 6:16-19

These six things the Lord hates, indeed, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look [the spirit that makes one overestimate himself and underestimate others], a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that manufactures wicked thoughts and plans, feet that are swift in running to evil,read more.
A false witness who breathes out lies [even under oath], and he who sows discord among his brethren.

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 will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue mutters wickedness.

1 Kings 22:22

The Lord said to him, By what means? And he said, I will go forth and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets. [The Lord] said, You shall entice him and succeed also. Go forth and do it.

Acts 5:3

But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart that you should lie to and attempt to deceive the Holy Spirit, and should [in violation of your promise] withdraw secretly and appropriate to your own use part of the price from the sale of the land?

2 Kings 4:16

Elisha said, At this season when the time comes round, you shall embrace a son. She said, No, my lord, you man of God, do not lie to your handmaid.

2 Kings 4:28

Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? Did I not say, Do not deceive me?

James 3:14

But if you have bitter jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry, selfish ambition) in your hearts, do not pride yourselves on it and thus be in defiance of and false to the Truth.

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness saves lives, but a deceitful witness speaks lies [and endangers lives].

Proverbs 17:7

Fine or arrogant speech does not befit [an empty-headed] fool -- "much less do lying lips befit a prince.

Psalm 120:2

Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.

Job 6:28

Now be pleased to look upon me, that it may be evident to you if I lie [for surely I would not lie to your face].

Job 31:5

If I have walked with falsehood or vanity, or if my foot has hastened to deceit -- "

Isaiah 44:20

That kind of man feeds on ashes [and finds his satisfaction in ashes]! A deluded mind has led him astray, so that he cannot release and save himself, or ask, Is not [this thing I am holding] in my right hand a lie?

Psalm 31:18

Let the lying lips be silenced, which speak insolently against the [consistently] righteous with pride and contempt.

Psalm 119:29

Remove from me the way of falsehood and unfaithfulness [to You], and graciously impart Your law to me.

Proverbs 12:19

Truthful lips shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is [credited] but for a moment.

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he who breathes out lies shall not escape.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he who breathes forth lies shall perish.

Proverbs 26:28

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

Romans 3:7

But [you say] if through my falsehood God's integrity is magnified and advertised and abounds to His glory, why am I still being judged as a sinner?

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Adversary » Power of » Lying

Character » Of the wicked » Lying

Psalm 62:4

They only consult to cast him down from his height [to dishonor him]; they delight in lies. They bless with their mouths, but they curse inwardly. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Isaiah 59:4

None sues or calls in righteousness [but for the sake of doing injury to others -- "to take some undue advantage]; no one goes to law honestly and pleads [his case] in truth; they trust in emptiness, worthlessness and futility, and speaking lies! They conceive mischief and bring forth evil!

Character of the wicked » Lying

Psalm 62:4

They only consult to cast him down from his height [to dishonor him]; they delight in lies. They bless with their mouths, but they curse inwardly. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Isaiah 59:4

None sues or calls in righteousness [but for the sake of doing injury to others -- "to take some undue advantage]; no one goes to law honestly and pleads [his case] in truth; they trust in emptiness, worthlessness and futility, and speaking lies! They conceive mischief and bring forth evil!

Covetousness » Leads to » Lying

2 Kings 5:22-25

And he said, All is well. My master has sent me to say, There have just come to me from the hill country of Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets. I pray you, give them a talent of silver and two changes of garments. And 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 garments and laid them upon two of his servants, and they bore them before Gehazi. When he came to the hill, he took them from their hands and put them in the house; and he sent the men away, and they left. read more.
He went in and stood before his master. Elisha said, Where have you been, Gehazi? He said, Your servant went nowhere.

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Lying

Kings » Specially warned against » Lying

Proverbs 17:7

Fine or arrogant speech does not befit [an empty-headed] fool -- "much less do lying lips befit a prince.

Lying » A characteristic of the apostacy

2 Thessalonians 2:9

The coming [of the lawless one, the antichrist] is through the activity and working of Satan and will be attended by great power and with all sorts of [pretended] miracles and signs and delusive marvels -- "[all of them] lying wonders -- "

Lying » Excludes from heaven

Revelation 21:27

But nothing that defiles or profanes or is unwashed shall ever enter it, nor anyone who commits abominations (unclean, detestable, morally repugnant things) or practices falsehood, but only those whose names are recorded in the Lamb's Book of Life.

Lying » Forbidden

Lying » False witnesses addicted to

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness saves lives, but a deceitful witness speaks lies [and endangers lives].

Lying » False prophets addicted to

Jeremiah 23:14

I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they encourage and strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that none returns from his wickedness. They have all of them become to Me like Sodom, and her inhabitants like Gomorrah.

Ezekiel 22:28

And her prophets have daubed them over with whitewash, seeing false visions and divining lies to them, saying, Thus says the Lord God -- "when the Lord has not spoken.

Lying » Saints » Hate

Proverbs 13:5

A [consistently] righteous man hates lying and deceit, but a wicked man is loathsome [his very breath spreads pollution] and he comes [surely] to shame.

Lying » Saints » Pray to be preserved from

Psalm 119:29

Remove from me the way of falsehood and unfaithfulness [to You], and graciously impart Your law to me.

Lying » Saints » Avoid

Zephaniah 3:13

What is left of Israel shall not do iniquity or speak lies, neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth, for they shall feed and lie down and none shall make them afraid.

Isaiah 63:8

For He said, Surely they are My people, sons who will not lie [who will not deal falsely with Me]; and so He was to them a Savior [in all their distresses].

Lying » The wicked » Prepare their tongues for

Jeremiah 9:3

And they bend their tongue, [which is] their bow for the lies [they shoot]. And not according to faithfulness do they rule and become strong in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know and understand and acknowledge Me, says the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:5

And they deceive and mock every one his neighbor and do not speak the truth. They have taught their tongues to speak lies; they weary themselves committing iniquity.

Lying » Lying spirit from God

1 Kings 22:21-23

Then there came forth a spirit [of whom I am about to tell] and stood before the Lord and said, I will entice him. The Lord said to him, By what means? And he said, I will go forth and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets. [The Lord] said, You shall entice him and succeed also. Go forth and do it. So the Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouths of all these prophets; and the Lord has spoken evil concerning you.

2 Chronicles 18:20-22

Then there came a spirit and stood before the Lord and said, I will entice him. The Lord said to him, By what means? And he said, I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets. And the Lord said, You shall entice him and also succeed. Go forth and do so. Now, you see, the Lord put a lying spirit in the mouths of your prophets; and the Lord has spoken evil concerning you.

Lying » Punishment for

Psalm 120:3-4

What shall be given to you? Or what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue? -- " Sharp arrows of a [mighty] warrior, with [glowing] coals of the broom tree!

Lying » The devil excites men to

Acts 5:3

But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart that you should lie to and attempt to deceive the Holy Spirit, and should [in violation of your promise] withdraw secretly and appropriate to your own use part of the price from the sale of the land?

1 Kings 22:22

The Lord said to him, By what means? And he said, I will go forth and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets. [The Lord] said, You shall entice him and succeed also. Go forth and do it.

Lying » Antinomians guilty of

1 John 1:6

[So] if we say we are partakers together and enjoy fellowship with Him when we live and move and are walking about in darkness, we are [both] speaking falsely and do not live and practice the Truth [which the Gospel presents].

1 John 2:4

Whoever says, I know Him [I perceive, recognize, understand, and am acquainted with Him] but fails to keep and obey His commandments (teachings) is a liar, and the Truth [ of the Gospel] is not in him.

Lying » Exemplified » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 37:31-32

Then they took Joseph's [distinctive] long garment, killed a young goat, and dipped the garment in the blood; And they sent the garment to their father, saying, We have found this! Examine and decide whether it is your son's tunic or not.

Lying » Hateful to God

Proverbs 6:16-19

These six things the Lord hates, indeed, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look [the spirit that makes one overestimate himself and underestimate others], a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that manufactures wicked thoughts and plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, read more.
A false witness who breathes out lies [even under oath], and he who sows discord among his brethren.

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

Revelation 21:8

But as for the cowards and the ignoble and the contemptible and the cravenly lacking in courage and the cowardly submissive, and as for the unbelieving and faithless, and as for the depraved and defiled with abominations, and as for murderers and the lewd and adulterous and the practicers of magic arts and the idolaters (those who give supreme devotion to anyone or anything other than God) and all liars (those who knowingly convey untruth by word or deed) -- "[all of these shall have] their part in the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone. This is the second death.

Lying » Exemplified » Michal

1 Samuel 19:14

And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, He is sick.

Lying » Exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 15:13

And Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, Blessed are you of the Lord. I have performed what the Lord ordered.

Lying » Leads to » Hatred

Proverbs 26:28

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

Lying » The evil of rulers hearkening to

Proverbs 29:12

If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will become wicked.

Lying » Folly of concealing hatred by

Lying » Poverty preferable to

Proverbs 19:22

That which is desired in a man is loyalty and kindness [and his glory and delight are his giving], but a poor man is better than a liar.

Lying » Shall be detected

Proverbs 12:19

Truthful lips shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is [credited] but for a moment.

Lying » An abomination to God

Lying » Exemplified » Prophet of bethel

1 Kings 13:18

He answered, I am a prophet also, as you are. 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, From a very far country your servants have come because of the name of the Lord your God. For we have heard the fame 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 lived in Ashtaroth. So our elders and all the residents of our country said to us, Take provisions for the journey and go to meet [the Israelites] and say to them, We are your servants; and now make a covenant with us. read more.
This our bread we took hot for our provision out of our houses on the day we set out to go to you; but now behold, it is dry and has become moldy. These wineskins (bottles) which we filled were new, and behold, they are torn; and our garments and our shoes have become old because of the very long journey.

Lying » Exemplified » David

1 Samuel 21:2

David said to Ahimelech the priest, The king has charged me with a matter and has told me, Let no man know anything of the mission on which I send you and with what I have charged you. I have appointed the young men to a certain place.

Lying » Exemplified » Sarah

Genesis 18:15

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

Lying » Exemplified » jacob

Genesis 27:19

And Jacob said to his father, I am Esau your firstborn; I have done what you told me to do. Now sit up and eat of my game, so that you may proceed to bless me.

Lying » Exemplified » Peter

Matthew 26:72

And again he denied it and disowned Him with an oath, saying, I do not know the Man!

Lying » The wicked » Give heed to

Proverbs 17:4

An evildoer gives heed to wicked lips; and a liar listens to a mischievous tongue.

Lying » Leads to » Love of impure conversation

Proverbs 17:4

An evildoer gives heed to wicked lips; and a liar listens to a mischievous 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 will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue mutters wickedness.

Lying » Unbecoming in rulers

Proverbs 17:7

Fine or arrogant speech does not befit [an empty-headed] fool -- "much less do lying lips befit a prince.

Lying » Exemplified » Gehazi

2 Kings 5:22

And he said, All is well. My master has sent me to say, There have just come to me from the hill country of Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets. I pray you, give them a talent of silver and two changes of garments.

Lying » Exemplified » Samson

Judges 16:10

And Delilah said to Samson, Behold, you have mocked me and told me lies; now tell me, I pray you, how you might be bound.

Lying » Exemplified » Cain

Lying » Saints » Reject those who practice

Psalm 101:7

He who works deceit shall not dwell in my house; he who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.

Lying » Often accompanied by gross crimes

Hosea 4:1-2

Hear the word of the Lord, you children of Israel, for the Lord has a controversy (a pleading contention) with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no faithfulness, love, pity and mercy, or knowledge of God [from personal experience with Him] in the land. There is nothing but [false] swearing and breaking faith and killing and stealing and committing adultery; they break out [into violence], one [deed of] bloodshed following close on another.

Lying » Hypocrites, a seed of

Isaiah 57:4

Against whom do you make sport and take your delight? Against whom do you open wide your mouth and put out your tongue? Are you not yourselves the children of transgression, the offspring of deceit -- "

Lying » Hypocrites addicted to

Hosea 11:12

Ephraim surrounds Me with lies and the house of Israel with deceit, and Judah is not yet steadfast with God, with the faithful Holy One.

Lying » Exemplified

Lying » Exemplified » Cretans

Lying » The wicked » Addicted to, from their infancy

Lying » The wicked » Bring forth

Psalm 7:14

Behold, [the wicked man] conceives iniquity and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies.

Lying » The wicked » Delight in

Psalm 62:4

They only consult to cast him down from his height [to dishonor him]; they delight in lies. They bless with their mouths, but they curse inwardly. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Lying » The wicked » Love

Psalm 52:3

You love evil more than good, and lying rather than to speak righteousness, justice, and right. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Lying » Saints » Respect not those who practice

Lying » The wicked » Seek after

Psalm 4:2

O you sons of men, how long will you turn my honor and glory into shame? How long will you love vanity and futility and seek after lies? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Lying » The devil, the father of

Lying » Exemplified » Job's friends

Job 13:4

But you are forgers of lies [you defame my character most untruthfully]; you are all physicians of no value and have no remedy to offer.

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

And he said, All is well. My master has sent me to say, There have just come to me from the hill country of Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets. I pray you, give them a talent of silver and two changes of garments.

2 Kings 5:25

He went in and stood before his master. Elisha said, Where have you been, Gehazi? He said, Your servant went nowhere.

Tempter » Power of » Lying

satan's Work » Lying

Topics on Lying

Lying Wonders

2 Thessalonians 2:9

The coming [of the lawless one, the antichrist] is through the activity and working of Satan and will be attended by great power and with all sorts of [pretended] miracles and signs and delusive marvels -- "[all of them] lying wonders -- "

Not Lying

Revelation 14:5

No lie was found to be upon their lips, for they are blameless (spotless, untainted, without blemish) before the throne of God.