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33 Bible Verses about Lying

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Proverbs 6:16-19

Here are six things that the LORD hates seven, in fact, are detestable to him: Arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, and hands shedding innocent blood; a heart crafting evil plans, feet running swiftly to wickedness,read more.
a false witness snorting lies, and someone sowing quarrels between brothers.

Isaiah 59:2-3

Instead, your iniquities have been barriers between you and your God, and your sins have concealed his face from you so that he won't listen. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your tongue mutters wickedness.

1 Kings 22:22

"And the LORD asked him, "How?' ""I will go,' he announced, "and I will be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all of his prophets!' "So the LORD said, "You're just the one to deceive him. You will be successful. Go and do it.'

2 Kings 4:16

and he told her, "About this time next year you will be embracing a son."

2 Kings 4:28

Then she asked, "Did I ask my lord for a son? Didn't I beg you, "Don't mislead me?'"

James 3:14

But if you have bitter jealousy and rivalry in your hearts, stop boasting and slandering the truth.

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness saves lives, but the person who lies is deceitful.

Proverbs 17:7

Appropriate speech is inconsistent with the fool; how much more are deceitful statements with a prince!

Psalm 120:2

"LORD, deliver me from lips that lie and tongues that deceive."

Job 6:28

Now be willing to face me, and I won't lie to your face.

Job 31:5

"If I've lived my life in the company of vanity, or run quickly to embrace deception,

Psalm 31:18

Let the lying lips be made still, especially those who speak arrogantly against the righteous with pride and contempt.

Proverbs 12:19

A truthful saying is trusted forever, but the liar only for a moment.

Proverbs 19:5

A witness to lies will not go unpunished; the teller of falsehoods will not escape.

Proverbs 19:9

A witness to lies will not go unpunished; the teller of falsehoods will perish.

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

Romans 3:7

For if through my falsehood God's truthfulness glorifies him even more, why am I still being condemned as a sinner?

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Adversary » Power of » Lying

Character » Of the wicked » Lying

Isaiah 59:4

No one brings a lawsuit fairly, and no one goes to law honestly; they have relied on empty arguments and they tell lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.

Character of the wicked » Lying

Isaiah 59:4

No one brings a lawsuit fairly, and no one goes to law honestly; they have relied on empty arguments and they tell lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.

Covetousness » Leads to » Lying

2 Kings 5:22-25

Gehazi said, "Everything's all right. My master sent me to tell you, "Just now two men from the Guild of Prophets have arrived from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them each a talent of silver bullion and two sets of clothes.'" But Naaman said, "Please accept my invitation to take two talents of silver." He urged him, binding two talents of silver in two bags, along with two sets of clothes. He placed them in the care of two of his young men, and they went on ahead of Gehazi. When he arrived at the stronghold, Gehazi took the bags from their custody and hid them away in the house. Then he sent the men away and they left. read more.
Later he went to address his master. Elisha asked him, "Where did you go, Gehazi?" "Your servant went nowhere in particular," he said.

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Lying

Kings » Specially warned against » Lying

Proverbs 17:7

Appropriate speech is inconsistent with the fool; how much more are deceitful statements with 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 the person who lies is deceitful.

Lying » False prophets addicted to

Jeremiah 23:14

Among the prophets of Jerusalem I saw a horrible thing, for they commit adultery and live a lie. They strengthen the hands of those who do evil, so that no one repents of his evil. All of them are like Sodom to me, and her residents like Gomorrah."

Ezekiel 22:28

""Her prophets whitewashed all of these things through false visions and lying divinations. They kept on saying, "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 survivors of Israel will not practice lawlessness nor tell lies, nor will a deceitful message be found in their mouths, because they will eat and rest, with no one to cause fear."

Isaiah 63:8

For he said, "Surely they are my people, children who won't act falsely." And so he became their savior.

Lying » The wicked » Prepare their tongues for

Jeremiah 9:3

They use their tongues like a bow. Lies rather than truth fly throughout the land. They progress from one evil to another, and they don't know me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:5

People deceive their friends, and they don't tell the truth. They have taught their tongues to tell lies. They exhaust themselves practicing evil.

Lying » Lying spirit from God

1 Kings 22:21-23

"But then a spirit approached, stood in front of the LORD, and said, "I will entice him.' "And the LORD asked him, "How?' ""I will go,' he announced, "and I will be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all of his prophets!' "So the LORD said, "You're just the one to deceive him. You will be successful. Go and do it.' "Now therefore, listen! The LORD has placed a lying spirit in the mouth of all of these prophets of yours, because the LORD has determined to bring disaster upon you."

2 Chronicles 18:20-22

"But then a spirit approached, stood in front of the LORD, and said, "I will entice him.' "And the LORD asked him, "How?' ""I will go,' he announced, "and I will be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all of his prophets!' "So the LORD said, "You're just the one to deceive him. You will be successful. Go and do it.' Now therefore, listen! The LORD has placed a lying spirit in the mouth of all of these prophets of yours, because the LORD has determined to bring disaster upon you."

Lying » Punishment for

Psalm 120:3-4

What will be given to you, and what will be done to you, you treacherous tongue? Like a sharp arrow from a warrior, along with fiery coals from juniper trees!

Lying » The devil excites men to

1 Kings 22:22

"And the LORD asked him, "How?' ""I will go,' he announced, "and I will be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all of his prophets!' "So the LORD said, "You're just the one to deceive him. You will be successful. Go and do it.'

Lying » Antinomians guilty of

1 John 2:4

The person who says, "I have come to know him," but does not continually keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth has no place in that person.

Lying » Exemplified » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 37:31-32

So they took Joseph's coat, slaughtered a young goat, and dipped the coat in the blood. Then they stretched out the richly-embroidered tunic to dry, and brought it to their father. "We've found this," they reported. "Look at it and see if this is or isn't your son's tunic."

Lying » Hateful to God

Proverbs 6:16-19

Here are six things that the LORD hates seven, in fact, are detestable to him: Arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, and hands shedding innocent blood; a heart crafting evil plans, feet running swiftly to wickedness, read more.
a false witness snorting lies, and someone sowing quarrels between brothers.

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

Lying » Exemplified » Michal

1 Samuel 19:14

When Saul sent the messengers to take David, Michal said, "He's sick."

Lying » Exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 15:13

Samuel approached Saul. "May the LORD bless you," Saul said. "I've carried out the LORD's command."

Lying » Leads to » Hatred

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

Lying » The evil of rulers hearkening to

Proverbs 29:12

When a ruler is listening to lies, all of his officials tend to become wicked.

Lying » Folly of concealing hatred by

Lying » Poverty preferable to

Proverbs 19:22

Human beings long for grace, and it's better to be poor than a man of deceit.

Lying » Shall be detected

Proverbs 12:19

A truthful saying is trusted forever, but the liar only for a moment.

Lying » An abomination to God

Lying » Exemplified » Prophet of bethel

1 Kings 13:18

"I'm a prophet like you," the old man replied, "and an angel spoke to me and delivered this message from the LORD: "Bring him back with you to your house and give him food and water.'" But he was lying,

Lying » Exemplified » Gibeonites

Joshua 9:9-13

They answered, "Your servants have arrived from a very distant land, because of the reputation of the LORD your God, because we've heard a report about all that he did in Egypt, along with all of what he did to the two Amorite kings who were beyond the Jordan River that is, to King Sihon of Heshbon and to King Og of Bashan, who lived in Ashtaroth. So our leaders and all of the inhabitants of our country told us, "Take provisions along with you for your journey, go to meet them, and tell them, "We are your servants. Come now and make a treaty with us."' read more.
Look at our bread: it was still warm when we took it from our houses as our food for our journey on the very day we set out to come to you. But now, look how it's dry and moldy. And these wineskins were new when we filled them, but look now they're cracked. And our clothes and sandals are worn out from our very long journey."

Lying » Exemplified » David

1 Samuel 21:2

David told Ahimelech the priest, "The king commanded me about a matter, saying to me, "Don't let anyone know anything about the matter I'm sending you to do and about which I've commanded you. I've directed the young men to a certain place.'

Lying » Exemplified » Sarah

Genesis 18:15

But Sarah denied it. "I didn't laugh," she claimed, because she was afraid. The LORD replied, "No! You did laugh!"

Lying » Exemplified » jacob

Genesis 27:19

"I'm Esau, your firstborn!" Jacob told his father. "I've done what you asked, so please sit up and eat what I caught, so you can bless me."

Lying » Exemplified » Peter

Matthew 26:72

Again he denied it and swore with an oath, "I don't know the man!"

Lying » The wicked » Give heed to

Proverbs 17:4

Whoever practices evil pays attention to wicked speech, and the liar listens to malicious talk.

Lying » Leads to » Love of impure conversation

Proverbs 17:4

Whoever practices evil pays attention to wicked speech, and the liar listens to malicious talk.

Lying » Vanity of getting riches by

Lying » A hindrance to prayer

Isaiah 59:2-3

Instead, your iniquities have been barriers between you and your God, and your sins have concealed his face from you so that he won't listen. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your tongue mutters wickedness.

Lying » Unbecoming in rulers

Proverbs 17:7

Appropriate speech is inconsistent with the fool; how much more are deceitful statements with a prince!

Lying » Exemplified » Gehazi

2 Kings 5:22

Gehazi said, "Everything's all right. My master sent me to tell you, "Just now two men from the Guild of Prophets have arrived from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them each a talent of silver bullion and two sets of clothes.'"

Lying » Exemplified » Samson

Judges 16:10

Some time later, Delilah told Samson, "Look here! You've been mocking me and lying to me. Now please tell me how you can be tied up."

Lying » Exemplified » Cain

Lying » Saints » Reject those who practice

Psalm 101:7

A deceitful person will not sit in my house; A liar will not remain in my presence.

Lying » Often accompanied by gross crimes

Hosea 4:1-2

"Hear this message from the LORD, people of Israel. Indeed, the LORD brings a charge against the people who live in the land for there is no truth and no gracious love or knowledge of God in the land. Swearing, lying, murder, theft, and adultery are rampant, and blood mingles with blood.

Lying » Hypocrites, a seed of

Isaiah 57:4

Whom are you mocking? And against whom do you make a wide mouth and stick out your tongue? Are you not children of transgression, the offspring of lies,

Lying » Hypocrites addicted to

Hosea 11:12

"Ephraim surrounds me with lies, and the house of Israel surrounds me with deceit, But Judah still rules with God, and remains faithful, along with the godly ones."

Lying » Exemplified

Lying » Exemplified » Cretans

Lying » The wicked » Addicted to, from their infancy

Lying » The wicked » Bring forth

Psalm 7:14

But the wicked one travails with evil, he conceives malice and gives birth to lies.

Lying » The wicked » Delight in

Lying » The wicked » Love

Psalm 52:3

You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking uprightly. Interlude

Lying » Saints » Respect not those who practice

Lying » The wicked » Seek after

Psalm 4:2

You people, how long will you malign my reputation? How long will you love what is vain and what is false? Interlude

Lying » The devil, the father of

Lying » Exemplified » Job's friends

Job 13:4

"But as for you, you whitewash with lies; all of you are worthless quacks.

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, "Everything's all right. My master sent me to tell you, "Just now two men from the Guild of Prophets have arrived from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them each a talent of silver bullion and two sets of clothes.'"

2 Kings 5:25

Later he went to address his master. Elisha asked him, "Where did you go, Gehazi?" "Your servant went nowhere in particular," he said.

Tempter » Power of » Lying

satan's Work » Lying

Topics on Lying

God Hates Lying

20;12;22

Deceitful speech is reprehensible to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.

God Hating Lying

20;12;22

Deceitful speech is reprehensible to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.

Lying And Deceit

19;120;2

"LORD, deliver me from lips that lie and tongues that deceive."

Lying Down To Rest

19;4;8

I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, LORD, enable me to live securely. To the Director: For flutes. A Davidic Psalm

Lying Wonders

53;2;9

The coming of the lawless one will be accompanied by the power of Satan. He will use every kind of power, including miraculous signs, lying wonders,

Lying, Examples Of

1;3;4

"You certainly will not die!" the Shining One told the woman.

Not Lying

66;14;5

In their mouth no lie was found. They are blameless.

Saints Response To Lying

19;119;163

I despise and hate falsehood, but I love your instruction.

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