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33 Bible Verses about Lying

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Proverbs 6:16-19

These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,read more.
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth 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 hath muttered perverseness.

1 Kings 22:22

And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? 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, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine 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, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

Proverbs 14:25

A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

Proverbs 17:7

Excellent speech becometh 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 hath hasted to deceit;

Isaiah 44:20

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

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 be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

Romans 3:7

For if the truth of God hath 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 calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Character of the wicked » Lying

Isaiah 59:4

None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, 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 hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, 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 bare them before him. And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand, and bestowed 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, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Lying

Kings » Specially warned against » Lying

Proverbs 17:7

Excellent speech becometh 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 delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

Lying » False prophets addicted to

Jeremiah 23:14

I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

Ezekiel 22:28

And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath 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 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 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 know not me, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:5

And they will deceive every 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, Wherewith? 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 hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.

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, Wherewith? 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 hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against 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, Wherewith? 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

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 colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.

Lying » Hateful to God

Proverbs 6:16-19

These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, read more.
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth 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 hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

Lying » The evil of rulers hearkening to

Proverbs 29:12

If a ruler hearken 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 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

He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine 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 thy servants 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 beyond Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og king of Bashan, which was at Ashtaroth. Wherefore our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spake to us, saying, Take victuals with you for the journey, and go to meet them, and say unto them, We are your servants: therefore now make ye a league 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 mouldy: And these bottles of wine, which we filled, were new; and, behold, they be 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 hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed my servants 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 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 badest 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

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

Lying » Leads to » Love of impure conversation

Proverbs 17:4

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty 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 hath muttered perverseness.

Lying » Unbecoming in rulers

Proverbs 17:7

Excellent speech becometh 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 hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.

Lying » Exemplified » Samson

Judges 16:10

And Delilah said unto Samson, Behold, thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: now tell me, I pray thee, wherewith thou mightest be bound.

Lying » Exemplified » Cain

Lying » Saints » Reject those who practice

Psalm 101:7

He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

Lying » Often accompanied by gross crimes

Hosea 4:1-2

Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath 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 out, and blood toucheth blood.

Lying » Hypocrites, a seed of

Isaiah 57:4

Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,

Lying » Hypocrites addicted to

Hosea 11:12

Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth 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 travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

Lying » The wicked » Delight in

Lying » The wicked » Love

Psalm 52:3

Thou lovest 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 leasing? Selah.

Lying » The devil, the father of

Lying » Exemplified » Job's friends

Job 13:4

But ye are 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, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, 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, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.

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.