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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 have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perverseness.

1 Kings 22:22

And the LORD said unto him, By what means? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, You shall persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.

2 Kings 4:16

And he said, About this season, next year, you shall embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, you man of God, do not lie unto 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 envying and strife in your hearts, boast not, and lie not against the truth.

Proverbs 14:25

A true witness delivers souls: but a deceitful witness speaks lies.

Proverbs 17:7

Excellent speech becomes not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

Psalm 120:2

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

Job 6:28

Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you if I lie.

Job 31:5

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

Isaiah 44:20

He feeds on ashes: a deceived heart has turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

Proverbs 12:19

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Proverbs 19:5

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

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness shall not be 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 yet am I also judged as a sinner?

From Thematic Bible


Adversary » Power of » Lying

Character » Of the wicked » Lying

Isaiah 59:4

None calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth: they trust in empty words, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Character of the wicked » Lying

Isaiah 59:4

None calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth: they trust in empty words, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Covetousness » Leads to » Lying

2 Kings 5:22-25

And he said, All is well. My master has sent me, saying, Behold, even now there has come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray you, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments. And Naaman said, Be content, 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 the tower, he took them from their hand, and put them in the house: and he let the men go, and they departed. read more.
But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, From where come you, Gehazi? And he said, Your servant went nowhere.

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Lying

Kings » Specially warned against » Lying

Proverbs 17:7

Excellent speech becomes not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

Lying » A characteristic of the apostacy

Lying » Excludes from heaven

Lying » Forbidden

Lying » False witnesses addicted to

Proverbs 14:25

A true witness delivers souls: but a deceitful witness speaks lies.

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 strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none does return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and its inhabitants as Gomorrah.

Ezekiel 22:28

And her prophets have daubed them with untempered mortar, seeing false visions, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus says the Lord GOD, 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 feed their flocks and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

Isaiah 63:8

For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Savior.

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 know not me, says the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:5

And they will deceive everyone his neighbor, 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, By what means? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, You shall 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 your prophets, and the LORD has spoken evil concerning you.

2 Chronicles 18:20-22

Then there came out a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will entice him. And the LORD said unto him, By what means? And he said, I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the LORD said, You shall entice him, and you shall also prevail: go out, and do even so. Now therefore, behold, the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of these your prophets, and the LORD has spoken evil against you.

Lying » Punishment for

Psalm 120:3-4

What shall be given unto you? or what shall be done unto you, you 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, By what means? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, You shall persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.

Lying » Antinomians guilty of

Lying » Exemplified » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 37:31-32

And 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 colors, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: see now whether it be your 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 you 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

If a ruler hearkens to lies, all his servants are wicked.

Lying » Folly of concealing hatred by

Lying » Poverty preferable to

Proverbs 19:22

The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

Lying » Shall be detected

Proverbs 12:19

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Lying » An abomination to God

Lying » Exemplified » Prophet of bethel

1 Kings 13:18

He said unto him, I am a prophet also as you are; and an angel spoke unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with you into your 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 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, that were beyond Jordan, 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 provisions with you for the journey, and go to meet them, and say unto them, We are your servants: therefore now make you 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 go unto you; but now, behold, it is dry, and it is moldy: And these skins of wine, which we filled, were new; and, behold, they are torn: and these our garments and our shoes have 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 charged me with a business, and has said unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business about which I send you, and what I have commanded you: and I have directed my young men to such and such a place.

Lying » Exemplified » Sarah

Genesis 18:15

Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but you did laugh.

Lying » Exemplified » jacob

Genesis 27:19

And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau your firstborn; I have done according as you bade me: arise, I pray you, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul 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

A wicked doer gives heed to false lips; and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

Lying » Leads to » Love of impure conversation

Proverbs 17:4

A wicked doer gives heed to false lips; and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

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 have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perverseness.

Lying » Unbecoming in rulers

Proverbs 17:7

Excellent speech becomes not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

Lying » Exemplified » Gehazi

2 Kings 5:22

And he said, All is well. My master has sent me, saying, Behold, even now there has come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray you, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.

Lying » Exemplified » Samson

Judges 16:10

And Delilah said unto 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 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, you children of Israel: for the LORD has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land: Because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break all restraint, and bloodshed touches bloodshed.

Lying » Hypocrites, a seed of

Isaiah 57:4

Against whom do you make sport? against whom do you open your mouth wide, and stick out the tongue? are you not children of transgression, offspring of falsehood,

Lying » Hypocrites addicted to

Hosea 11:12

Ephraim surrounds me with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet walks 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 brought forth iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

Lying » The wicked » Delight in

Lying » The wicked » Love

Psalm 52:3

You 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 you sons of men, how long will you turn my glory into shame? how long will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.

Lying » The devil, the father of

Lying » Exemplified » Job's friends

Job 13:4

But you are forgers of lies, you 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, All is well. My master has sent me, saying, Behold, even now there has come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray you, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.

2 Kings 5:25

But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, From where come you, Gehazi? And he said, Your servant went nowhere.

Tempter » Power of » Lying

satan's Work » Lying

Topics on Lying

God Hates Lying

20;12;22

Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

God Hating Lying

20;12;22

Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Lying And Deceit

19;120;2

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

Lying Down To Rest

19;4;8

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for you, LORD, only make me dwell in safety.

Lying Wonders

53;2;9

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

Lying, Examples Of

1;3;4

And the serpent said unto the woman, You shall not surely die:

Not Lying

66;14;5

And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

Saints Response To Lying

19;119;163

I hate and abhor lying: but your law do I love.