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33 Bible Verses about Lying

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Proverbs 6:16-19

The Lord hates six things;
in fact, seven are detestable to Him: arrogant eyes, a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that plots wicked schemes,
feet eager to run to evil,read more.
a lying witness who gives false testimony,
and one who stirs up trouble among brothers.

Isaiah 59:2-3

But your iniquities have built barriers
between you and your God,
and your sins have made Him hide His face from you
so that He does not listen. For your hands are defiled with blood
and your fingers, with iniquity;
your lips have spoken lies,
and your tongues mutter injustice.

1 Kings 22:22

“The Lord asked him, ‘How?’“He said, ‘I will go and become a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ “Then He said, ‘You will certainly entice him and prevail. Go and do that.’

2 Kings 4:16

Elisha said, “At this time next year you will have a son in your arms.”Then she said, “No, my lord. Man of God, do not deceive your servant.”

2 Kings 4:28

Then she said, “Did I ask my lord for a son? Didn’t I say, ‘Do not deceive me?’”

James 3:14

But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the truth.

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness rescues lives,
but one who utters lies is deceitful.

Proverbs 17:7

Eloquent words are not appropriate on a fool’s lips;
how much worse are lies for a ruler.

Psalm 120:2

Lord, deliver me from lying lips
and a deceitful tongue.”

Job 6:28

But now, please look at me;
would I lie to your face?

Job 31:5

If I have walked in falsehood
or my foot has rushed to deceit,

Isaiah 44:20

He feeds on ashes.
His deceived mind has led him astray,
and he cannot deliver himself,
or say, “Isn’t there a lie in my right hand?”

Proverbs 12:19

Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue, only a moment.

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness will not go unpunished,
and one who utters lies will not escape.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness will not go unpunished,
and one who utters lies perishes.

Proverbs 26:28

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

Romans 3:7

But if by my lie God’s truth is amplified to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

From Thematic Bible


Adversary » Power of » Lying

Character » Of the wicked » Lying

Isaiah 59:4

No one makes claims justly;
no one pleads honestly.
They trust in empty and worthless words;
they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.

Character of the wicked » Lying

Isaiah 59:4

No one makes claims justly;
no one pleads honestly.
They trust in empty and worthless words;
they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.

Covetousness » Leads to » Lying

2 Kings 5:22-25

Gehazi said, "It's all right. My master has sent me to say, 'I have just now discovered that two young men from the sons of the prophets have come to me from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them 75 pounds of silver and two changes of clothes.' " But Naaman insisted, "Please, accept 150 pounds." He urged Gehazi and then packed 150 pounds of silver in two bags with two changes of clothes. Naaman gave them to two of his young men who carried them ahead of Gehazi. When Gehazi came to the hill, he took the gifts from them and stored them in the house. Then he dismissed the men, and they left. read more.
Gehazi came and stood by his master. "Where did you go, Gehazi?" Elisha asked him. "Your servant didn't go anywhere," he replied.

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Lying

Kings » Specially warned against » Lying

Proverbs 17:7

Eloquent words are not appropriate on a fool’s lips;
how much worse are lies for a ruler.

Lying » A characteristic of the apostacy

Lying » Excludes from heaven

Lying » Forbidden

Lying » False witnesses addicted to

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness rescues lives,
but one who utters lies is deceitful.

Lying » False prophets addicted to

Jeremiah 23:14

Among the prophets of Jerusalem also
I saw a horrible thing:
They commit adultery and walk in lies.
They strengthen the hands of evildoers,
and none turns his back on evil.
They are all like Sodom to Me;
Jerusalem’s residents are like Gomorrah.

Ezekiel 22:28

Her prophets plaster with whitewash for them by seeing false visions and lying divinations, and they say, ‘This is what the Lord God says,’ when the Lord has not spoken.

Lying » Saints » Hate

Lying » Saints » Pray to be preserved from

Lying » Saints » Avoid

Zephaniah 3:13

The remnant of Israel will no longer
do wrong or tell lies;
a deceitful tongue will not be found
in their mouths.
But they will pasture and lie down,
with nothing to make them afraid.

Isaiah 63:8

He said, “They are indeed My people,
children who will not be disloyal,”
and He became their Savior.

Lying » The wicked » Prepare their tongues for

Jeremiah 9:3

They bent their tongues like their bows;
lies and not faithfulness prevail in the land,
for they proceed from one evil to another,
and they do not take Me into account.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Jeremiah 9:5

Each one betrays his friend;
no one tells the truth.
They have taught their tongues to speak lies;
they wear themselves out doing wrong.

Lying » Lying spirit from God

1 Kings 22:21-23

"Then a spirit came forward, stood before the Lord, and said, 'I will entice him.' "The Lord asked him, 'How?' "He said, 'I will go and become a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' "Then He said, 'You will certainly entice him and prevail. Go and do that.' "You see, the Lord has put a lying spirit into the mouth of all these prophets of yours, and the Lord has pronounced disaster against you."

2 Chronicles 18:20-22

"Then a spirit came forward, stood before the Lord, and said, 'I will entice him.' "The Lord asked him, 'How?' "So he said, 'I will go and become a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' "Then He said, 'You will entice him and also prevail. Go and do that.' "Now, you see, the Lord has put a lying spirit into the mouth of these prophets of yours, and the Lord has pronounced disaster against you."

Lying » Punishment for

Psalm 120:3-4

What will He give you, and what will He do to you, you deceitful tongue? A warrior's sharp arrows, with burning charcoal!

Lying » The devil excites men to

1 Kings 22:22

“The Lord asked him, ‘How?’“He said, ‘I will go and become a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ “Then He said, ‘You will certainly entice him and prevail. Go and do that.’

Lying » Antinomians guilty of

Lying » Exemplified » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 37:31-32

So they took Joseph's robe, slaughtered a young goat, and dipped the robe in its blood. They sent the robe of many colors to their father and said, "We found this. Examine it. Is it your son's robe or not?"

Lying » Hateful to God

Proverbs 6:16-19

Six things the Lord hates; in fact, seven are detestable to Him: arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that plots wicked schemes, feet eager to run to evil, read more.
a lying witness who gives false testimony, and one who stirs up trouble among brothers.

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

Lying » Exemplified » Michal

1 Samuel 19:14

When Saul sent agents to seize David, Michal said, “He’s sick.”

Lying » Exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 15:13

When Samuel came to him, Saul said, “May the Lord bless you. I have carried out the Lord’s instructions.”

Lying » Leads to » Hatred

Proverbs 26:28

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

Lying » The evil of rulers hearkening to

Proverbs 29:12

If a ruler listens to lies,
all his officials will be wicked.

Lying » Folly of concealing hatred by

Lying » Poverty preferable to

Proverbs 19:22

What is desirable in a man is his fidelity;
better to be a poor man than a liar.

Lying » Shall be detected

Proverbs 12:19

Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue, only a moment.

Lying » An abomination to God

Lying » Exemplified » Prophet of bethel

1 Kings 13:18

He said to him, “I am also a prophet like you. An angel spoke to me by the word of the Lord: ‘Bring him back with you to your house so that he may eat bread and drink water.’” The old prophet deceived him,

Lying » Exemplified » Gibeonites

Joshua 9:9-13

They replied to him, "Your servants have come from a far away land because of the reputation of the Lord your God. For we have heard of His fame, and all that He did in Egypt, and all that He did to the two Amorite kings beyond the Jordan-Sihon king of Heshbon and Og king of Bashan, who was in Ashtaroth. So our elders and all the inhabitants of our land told us, 'Take provisions with you for the journey; go and meet them and say, "We are your servants. Please make a treaty with us." ' read more.
This bread of ours was warm when we took it from our houses as food on the day we left to come to you. But take a look, it is now dry and crumbly. These wineskins were new when we filled them, but look, they are cracked. And these clothes and sandals of ours are worn out from the extremely long journey."

Lying » Exemplified » David

1 Samuel 21:2

David answered Ahimelech the priest, “The king gave me a mission, but he told me, ‘Don’t let anyone know anything about the mission I’m sending you on or what I have ordered you to do.’ I have stationed my young men at a certain place.

Lying » Exemplified » Sarah

Genesis 18:15

Sarah denied it. “I did not laugh,” she said, because she was afraid.But He replied, “No, you did laugh.”

Lying » Exemplified » jacob

Genesis 27:19

Jacob replied to his father, “I am Esau, your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game so that you may bless me.”

Lying » Exemplified » Peter

Matthew 26:72

And again he denied it with an oath, “I don’t know the man!”

Lying » The wicked » Give heed to

Proverbs 17:4

A wicked person listens to malicious talk;
a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

Lying » Leads to » Love of impure conversation

Proverbs 17:4

A wicked person listens to malicious talk;
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 built barriers between you and your God, and your sins have made Him hide [His] face from you so that He does not listen. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, and you mutter injustice.

Lying » Unbecoming in rulers

Proverbs 17:7

Eloquent words are not appropriate on a fool’s lips;
how much worse are lies for a ruler.

Lying » Exemplified » Gehazi

2 Kings 5:22

Gehazi said, “It’s all right. My master has sent me to say, ‘I have just now discovered that two young men from the sons of the prophets have come to me from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them 75 pounds of silver and two changes of clothes.’”

Lying » Exemplified » Samson

Judges 16:10

Then Delilah said to Samson, “You have mocked me and told me lies! Won’t you please tell me how you can be tied up?”

Lying » Exemplified » Cain

Genesis 4:9

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”“I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s guardian?”

Lying » Saints » Reject those who practice

Psalm 101:7

No one who acts deceitfully
will live in my palace;
no one who tells lies
will remain in my presence.

Lying » Often accompanied by gross crimes

Hosea 4:1-2

Hear the word of the Lord, people of Israel, for the Lord has a case against the inhabitants of the land: There is no truth, no faithful love, and no knowledge of God in the land! Cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and adultery are rampant; one act of bloodshed follows another.

Lying » Hypocrites, a seed of

Isaiah 57:4

Who is it you are mocking?
Who is it you are opening your mouth
and sticking out your tongue at?
Isn’t it you, you rebellious children,
you race of liars,

Lying » Hypocrites addicted to

Hosea 11:12

Ephraim surrounds me with lies,
the house of Israel, with deceit.
Judah still wanders with God
and is faithful to the holy ones.

Lying » Exemplified

Lying » Exemplified » Cretans

Lying » The wicked » Addicted to, from their infancy

Lying » The wicked » Bring forth

Psalm 7:14

See, the wicked one is pregnant with evil,
conceives trouble, and gives birth to deceit.

Lying » The wicked » Delight in

Lying » The wicked » Love

Lying » Saints » Respect not those who practice

Lying » The wicked » Seek after

Psalm 4:2

How long, exalted men, will my honor be insulted?
How long will you love what is worthless
and pursue a lie?Selah

Lying » The devil, the father of

Lying » Exemplified » Job's friends

Job 13:4

But you coat the truth with lies;
you are all worthless doctors.

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

Gehazi said, “It’s all right. My master has sent me to say, ‘I have just now discovered that two young men from the sons of the prophets have come to me from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them 75 pounds of silver and two changes of clothes.’”

2 Kings 5:25

Gehazi came and stood by his master. “Where did you go, Gehazi?” Elisha asked him.“Your servant didn’t go anywhere,” he replied.

Tempter » Power of » Lying

satan's Work » Lying

Topics on Lying

God Hates Lying

20;12;22

Lying lips are detestable to the Lord,
but faithful people are His delight.

God Hating Lying

20;12;22

Lying lips are detestable to the Lord,
but faithful people are His delight.

Lying And Deceit

19;120;2

Lord, deliver me from lying lips
and a deceitful tongue.”

Lying Down To Rest

19;4;8

I will both lie down and sleep in peace,
for You alone, Lord, make me live in safety.

Lying Wonders

53;2;9

The coming of the lawless one is based on Satan’s working, with all kinds of false miracles, signs, and wonders,

Lying, Examples Of

1;3;4

“No! You will not die,” the serpent said to the woman.

Not Lying

66;14;5

No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.

Saints Response To Lying

19;119;163

I hate and abhor falsehood,
but I love Your instruction.

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