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33 Bible Verses about Lying

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Proverbs 6:16-19

These six things does the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to evil,read more.
a false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren.

Isaiah 59:2-3

But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips pronounce lies; your tongue speaks evil.

1 Kings 22:22

And the LORD said unto him, In what manner? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also; go forth and do so.

2 Kings 4:16

And he said, At the appointed time, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, No, my lord, thou man of God, do not deceive thy 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 ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, boast not and do not be liars against the truth.

Proverbs 14:25

The true witness delivers souls, but the deceitful one speaks lies.

Proverbs 17:7

Excellent speech is not suitable for a fool: much less lying lips for a prince!

Psalm 120:2

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

Job 6:28

Now, therefore, if ye desire, look upon me and see if I shall lie in your presence.

Job 31:5

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

Psalm 31:18

Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

Proverbs 12:19

The lip of truth shall be established for ever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness shall not go unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape.

Proverbs 19:9

The false witness shall not go unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall perish.

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Romans 3:7

For if the truth of God has more abounded through my lie unto his glory, why even so am I also judged as a sinner?

From Thematic Bible


Adversary » Power of » Lying

Character » Of the wicked » Lying

Isaiah 59:4

No one calls for righteousness, nor do any judge by the truth; they trust in vanity, and speak vanities; they conceive trouble and bring forth iniquity.

Character of the wicked » Lying

Isaiah 59:4

No one calls for righteousness, nor do any judge by the truth; they trust in vanity, and speak vanities; they conceive trouble and bring forth iniquity.

Covetousness » Leads to » Lying

2 Kings 5:22-25

And he said, Peace. My master has sent me, saying, Behold, even now two young men of the sons of the prophets came to me from Mount Ephraim; give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver and two changes of garments. And Naaman said, If you wish 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 him. And when he came to a secret place, he took them from their hand and bestowed them in the house; and he let the men go, and they departed. read more.
But when he went in and stood before his master, Elisha said unto him, From where comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went nowhere.

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Lying

Kings » Specially warned against » Lying

Proverbs 17:7

Excellent speech is not suitable for a fool: much less lying lips for a prince!

Lying » A characteristic of the apostacy

Lying » Excludes from heaven

Lying » Forbidden

Lying » False witnesses addicted to

Proverbs 14:25

The true witness delivers souls, but the deceitful one speaks lies.

Lying » False prophets addicted to

Jeremiah 23:14

I have also seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem: they committed adultery and walked by lies; they strengthened also the hands of evildoers, that no none is converted from his malice; they are all of them unto me as Sodom and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

Ezekiel 22:28

And her prophets have plastered them over with loose mud, prophesying vanity and divining lies unto them, saying: Thus hath the Lord GOD said, 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 shall not do iniquity nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth, for they shall be fed and lie down, and no one shall make them afraid.

Isaiah 63:8

For he said, Surely they are my people, sons that do not lie: and he was their Saviour.

Lying » The wicked » Prepare their tongues for

Jeremiah 9:3

And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies, but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth for they proceed from evil to evil, and they did not recognize me, said the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:5

And they will deceive each one his neighbour and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

Lying » Lying spirit from God

1 Kings 22:21-23

And there came forth a spirit and stood before the LORD and said, I will persuade him. And the LORD said unto him, In what manner? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also; go forth and do so. Now, therefore, behold, the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD has decreed evil concerning thee.

2 Chronicles 18:20-22

Then a spirit came out and stood before the LORD and said, I will entice him. And the LORD said unto him, In what manner? And he said, I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the LORD said, Thou shalt entice him, and thou shalt also prevail; go out and do even so. Now, therefore, behold, the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD has decreed evil concerning thee.

Lying » Punishment for

Psalm 120:3-4

What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

Lying » The devil excites men to

1 Kings 22:22

And the LORD said unto him, In what manner? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also; go forth and do so.

Lying » Antinomians guilty of

Lying » Exemplified » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 37:31-32

Then they took Joseph's coat and killed a kid of the goats and dipped the coat in the blood; and they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father and said, We have found this, recognize now whether it is thy son's coat or not.

Lying » Hateful to God

Proverbs 6:16-19

These six things does the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to evil, read more.
a false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren.

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

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 unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD; I have performed the commandment of the LORD.

Lying » Leads to » Hatred

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Lying » The evil of rulers hearkening to

Proverbs 29:12

Of the ruler who hearkens unto the lying word, all his ministers are evil.

Lying » Folly of concealing hatred by

Lying » Poverty preferable to

Proverbs 19:22

Contentment is unto men to show mercy, but it is better to do it unto the poor than to the liar.

Lying » Shall be detected

Proverbs 12:19

The lip of truth shall be established for ever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Lying » An abomination to God

Lying » Exemplified » Prophet of bethel

1 Kings 13:18

And the other said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art, and an angel spoke unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thy house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.

Lying » Exemplified » Gibeonites

Joshua 9:9-13

And they said unto him, From very far lands thy slaves are come because of the name of the LORD thy 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, that were on the other side of the Jordan, and to Sihon, king of Heshbon, and to Og, king of Bashan, who was at Ashtaroth. Therefore, our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spoke to us, saying, Take provision with you for the journey and go to meet them and say unto them, We are your slaves; therefore, now make ye a covenant with us. read more.
This our bread we took hot for our provision out of our houses on the day we came forth to come unto you, but now, behold, it is dry and mouldy. These bottles of wine, we also filled new, and, behold, they are rent, and these our garments and our shoes are become old by reason of the very long journey.

Lying » Exemplified » David

1 Samuel 21:2

And David said unto Ahimelech, the priest, The king has commanded me a business and has said unto me, Let no one know anything of this business about which I send thee and what I have commanded thee, and I have appointed my servants to a certain place.

Lying » Exemplified » Sarah

Genesis 18:15

Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, No, but thou didst laugh.

Lying » Exemplified » jacob

Genesis 27:19

And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau, thy firstborn; I have done according as thou didst command me; arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.

Lying » Exemplified » Peter

Matthew 26:72

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

Lying » The wicked » Give heed to

Proverbs 17:4

An evil doer gives heed to false lips, and a liar gives ear to the tongue which curses.

Lying » Leads to » Love of impure conversation

Proverbs 17:4

An evil doer gives heed to false lips, and a liar gives ear to the tongue which curses.

Lying » Vanity of getting riches by

Lying » A hindrance to prayer

Isaiah 59:2-3

But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips pronounce lies; your tongue speaks evil.

Lying » Unbecoming in rulers

Proverbs 17:7

Excellent speech is not suitable for a fool: much less lying lips for a prince!

Lying » Exemplified » Gehazi

2 Kings 5:22

And he said, Peace. My master has sent me, saying, Behold, even now two young men of the sons of the prophets came to me from Mount Ephraim; give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver and two changes of garments.

Lying » Exemplified » Samson

Judges 16:10

Then Delilah said unto Samson, Behold, thou hast mocked me and told me lies; now tell me, I pray thee, how thou might be bound.

Lying » Exemplified » Cain

Lying » Saints » Reject those who practice

Psalm 101:7

He that works deceit shall not dwell within my house; he that tells lies shall not tarry in my sight.

Lying » Often accompanied by gross crimes

Hosea 4:1-2

Hear the word of the LORD, ye sons of Israel; for the LORD contends with the inhabitants of the land because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the earth. By swearing and lying and murdering and stealing and committing adultery, they prevailed, and blood touches blood.

Lying » Hypocrites, a seed of

Isaiah 57:4

Against whom do ye sport yourselves? Against whom do ye make a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? Are ye not rebellious sons, a lying seed of transgression,

Lying » Hypocrites addicted to

Hosea 11:12

Ephraim compasses me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit; but Judah yet rules with God and is faithful with the saints.

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 iniquity and has conceived of his own work and brought forth falsehood.

Lying » The wicked » Delight in

Lying » The wicked » Love

Psalm 52:3

Thou dost love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

Lying » Saints » Respect not those who practice

Lying » The wicked » Seek after

Psalm 4:2

O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after the lie? Selah.

Lying » The devil, the father of

Lying » Exemplified » Job's friends

Job 13:4

That ye are certainly forgers of lies; ye are all physicians of no value.

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, Peace. My master has sent me, saying, Behold, even now two young men of the sons of the prophets came to me from Mount Ephraim; give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver and two changes of garments.

2 Kings 5:25

But when he went in and stood before his master, Elisha said unto him, From where comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went nowhere.

Tempter » Power of » Lying

satan's Work » Lying

Topics on Lying

Lying And Deceit

Psalm 120:2

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