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33 Bible Verses about Lying

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Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six [things] Yahweh hates, and seven [things are] abominations of his soul: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a devising heart, plans of deception, feet that hurry to run to evil,read more.
a false witness who breathes lies and sends out discord between brothers.

Isaiah 59:2-3

Rather, your iniquities have been {barriers} between you and your God, and your sins have hidden [his] face from you, from hearing. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity. Your lips have spoken lies, your tongue speaks wickedness.

1 Kings 22:22

He said, 'I will go out and I will be a false spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And he said, 'You shall entice and succeed, go out and do so.'

2 Kings 4:16

And he said, "At this time {next spring}, you [will be] embracing a son." She said, "No, my lord, man of God! You must not tell a lie to your servant!"

2 Kings 4:28

Then she said, "Did I ask for a son from my lord? Did I not say that you must not mislead me?"

James 3:14

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth.

Proverbs 14:25

He who saves lives [is] a witness of truth, but he who utters lies [is] a betrayer.

Proverbs 17:7

{Fine speech} [is] not becoming a fool, {still less} [is] {false speech} for a ruler.

Psalm 120:2

"Deliver my life, O Yahweh, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue."

Job 6:28

"{Therefore} be prepared, turn to me, and I surely will not lie to your face.

Job 31:5

"If I have walked with falseness, and my foot has hastened to deceit,

Isaiah 44:20

[He] feeds [on] ashes; a {deceived mind} misleads him. And he cannot save {himself}, and he cannot say, "Is [this] not an illusion in my right hand?"

Proverbs 12:19

A lip of truth endures forever, but a tongue of deception lasts only a moment.

Proverbs 19:5

A witness of falsehood will not go unpunished, and he who breathes lies will not escape.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes lies will perish.

Proverbs 26:28

A tongue of deceit hates its victim, and a flattering mouth makes ruin.

Romans 3:7

But if by my lying, the truth of God abounded to his glory, why am I also still condemned as a sinner?

From Thematic Bible


Adversary » Power of » Lying

Character » Of the wicked » Lying

Psalm 62:4

They only plan to thrust [him] down from his high position; they are pleased [with] deception. With their mouths they bless, but {inwardly} they curse. Selah

Isaiah 59:4

There is nobody {who pleads with} justice, and there is nobody who judges with honesty. They rely on nothing and speak vanity. They conceive trouble and beget iniquity;

Character of the wicked » Lying

Psalm 62:4

They only plan to thrust [him] down from his high position; they are pleased [with] deception. With their mouths they bless, but {inwardly} they curse. Selah

Isaiah 59:4

There is nobody {who pleads with} justice, and there is nobody who judges with honesty. They rely on nothing and speak vanity. They conceive trouble and beget iniquity;

Covetousness » Leads to » Lying

2 Kings 5:22-25

He said, "Peace. My master has sent me saying, 'Look, {just now} two servants from the hill country of Ephraim came to me, from the sons of the prophets. Please give them a talent of silver and two sets of clothing.'" Then Naaman said, "Be prepared to accept two talents." So he urged him and tied up two talents of silver in two bags, with two sets of clothing and gave it to two of his servants and they carried it before him. When he came to the citadel, he took them from their hand and put them in the house, then sent away the men so that they went. read more.
When he went and stood by his master, Elisha asked him, "From where have you come, Gehazi?" And he said, "Your servant has not gone {anywhere}."

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Lying

Kings » Specially warned against » Lying

Proverbs 17:7

{Fine speech} [is] not becoming a fool, {still less} [is] {false speech} for a ruler.

Lying » A characteristic of the apostacy

Lying » Excludes from heaven

Lying » Forbidden

Lying » False witnesses addicted to

Proverbs 14:25

He who saves lives [is] a witness of truth, but he who utters lies [is] a betrayer.

Lying » False prophets addicted to

Jeremiah 23:14

And in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen something horrible. They commit adultery, and they walk in lies, and they make strong [the] hands of evildoers, [so] that they have not turned back each from his wickedness. All of them have become to me like Sodom, and its inhabitants like Gomorrah.

Ezekiel 22:28

And for them its prophets plaster whitewash; [they are] seeing falseness and [are] practicing divination for them [by] lying, saying, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh,' and Yahweh 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 wickedness; they shall not speak deception, nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth. For they shall graze and lie down, and none shall frighten [them]."

Isaiah 63:8

And he said, "Surely my people [are] children; they will not break faith." And he became a Savior to them.

Lying » The wicked » Prepare their tongues for

Jeremiah 9:3

And they bend their tongue [like] their bow, [for] falsehood and not truth is superior in the land, for they go forth from evil to evil, and they do not know me," {declares} Yahweh.

Jeremiah 9:5

And everyone deceives his neighbor, and they do not speak [the] truth, they have taught their tongues to speak lies, they are tired [from] going astray.

Lying » Lying spirit from God

1 Kings 22:21-23

Then a spirit came out and stood before Yahweh and said, 'I will entice him,' and Yahweh said to him, 'How?' He said, 'I will go out and I will be a false spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And he said, 'You shall entice and succeed, go out and do so.' So then, see that Yahweh has placed a false spirit in the mouth of all of these your prophets, and Yahweh has spoken disaster concerning you."

2 Chronicles 18:20-22

Then a spirit came forth and stood before Yahweh and said, 'I will entice him.' Then Yahweh said to him, 'By what means?' Then he said, 'I will go forth and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And he said, 'You will entice him and will also succeed. Go out and do so.' So now, behold, Yahweh has put a spirit of deception into the mouths of these your prophets. Yahweh has spoken disaster against you."

Lying » Punishment for

Psalm 120:3-4

What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, deceitful tongue? [The] sharpened arrows of a warrior, with burning charcoals from broom trees.

Lying » The devil excites men to

1 Kings 22:22

He said, 'I will go out and I will be a false spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And he said, 'You shall entice and succeed, go out and do so.'

Lying » Antinomians guilty of

Lying » Exemplified » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 37:31-32

Then they took the robe of Joseph and slaughtered a goat, and dipped the robe in the blood. Then they sent the robe with long sleeves and they brought [it] to their father and said, "We found this; please examine [it]. [Is] it the robe of your son or not?"

Lying » Hateful to God

Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six [things] Yahweh hates, and seven [things are] abominations of his soul: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a devising heart, plans of deception, feet that hurry to run to evil, read more.
a false witness who breathes lies and sends out discord between brothers.

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

Lying » Exemplified » Michal

1 Samuel 19:14

And Saul sent messengers to arrest David, but she said, "He [is] ill."

Lying » Exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 15:13

When Samuel came to Saul, Saul said to him, "May you be blessed by Yahweh! I have kept the word of Yahweh."

Lying » Leads to » Hatred

Proverbs 26:28

A tongue of deceit hates its victim, and a flattering mouth makes ruin.

Lying » The evil of rulers hearkening to

Proverbs 29:12

A ruler listening to a word of falsehood, all his officials are wicked.

Lying » Folly of concealing hatred by

Lying » Poverty preferable to

Proverbs 19:22

The craving of a man [is] his steadfast loyalty, and [it is] better [to be] poor than a {liar}.

Lying » Shall be detected

Proverbs 12:19

A lip of truth endures forever, but a tongue of deception lasts only a moment.

Lying » An abomination to God

Lying » Exemplified » Prophet of bethel

1 Kings 13:18

Then he said, "I [am] also a prophet like you. An angel spoke to me by the word of Yahweh, saying, 'Let him return with you to your house that he may eat food and drink water.'" He lied to him.

Lying » Exemplified » Gibeonites

Joshua 9:9-13

And they said to him, "Your servants have come from a very far land because of the name of Yahweh your God; we have heard of his reputation, of all that he did in Egypt, and of all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites who [were] beyond the Jordan--to Sihon king of Heshbon and to Og king of Bashan, who [was] in Ashtaroth. So our elders said to us and all the inhabitants of our land, 'Take in your hand provisions for the journey, and go to meet them, and say to them, "We [are] your servants; so then {make a covenant with us}." ' read more.
This [is] our bread; [it was] hot [when] we took it from our houses as provisions on the day we set out to come to you. But now, look, it is dry and crumbled. These [are] the wineskins that we filled new, but look, they have burst; and these [are] our clothes and sandals that have worn out from the very long journey."

Lying » Exemplified » David

1 Samuel 21:2

So David said to Ahimelech the priest, "The king charged me [with] a matter and said to me, 'No one must know anything about this matter [on] which I am sending you, [with] which I have charged you and the servants.'" So {I have arranged to meet with my servants at a certain place}.

Lying » Exemplified » Sarah

Genesis 18:15

But Sarah denied [it], saying, "I did not laugh," because she was afraid. He said, "No, but you did laugh."

Lying » Exemplified » jacob

Genesis 27:19

And Jacob said to his father, "I [am] Esau, your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please get up, sit up and eat from my wild game so that you 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

He who does evil listens to lips of wickedness, [and] the liar gives heed to the tongue of mischief.

Lying » Leads to » Love of impure conversation

Proverbs 17:4

He who does evil listens to lips of wickedness, [and] the liar gives heed to the tongue of mischief.

Lying » Vanity of getting riches by

Lying » A hindrance to prayer

Isaiah 59:2-3

Rather, your iniquities have been {barriers} between you and your God, and your sins have hidden [his] face from you, from hearing. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity. Your lips have spoken lies, your tongue speaks wickedness.

Lying » Unbecoming in rulers

Proverbs 17:7

{Fine speech} [is] not becoming a fool, {still less} [is] {false speech} for a ruler.

Lying » Exemplified » Gehazi

2 Kings 5:22

He said, "Peace. My master has sent me saying, 'Look, {just now} two servants from the hill country of Ephraim came to me, from the sons of the prophets. Please give them a talent of silver and two sets of clothing.'"

Lying » Exemplified » Samson

Judges 16:10

Delilah said to Samson, "Look, you have mocked me and told me lies. Please tell me how you can be bound."

Lying » Exemplified » Cain

Lying » Saints » Reject those who practice

Psalm 101:7

There will not live in the midst of my house a worker of deceit. One who speaks lies will not remain before my eyes.

Lying » Often accompanied by gross crimes

Hosea 4:1-2

Hear the word of Yahweh, children of Israel, for Yahweh has an indictment against the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or loyalty, there is no knowledge of God in the land. Swearing and lying, murdering and stealing, and adultery break out, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.

Lying » Hypocrites, a seed of

Isaiah 57:4

At whom do you make fun? At whom do you {open} [your] mouth [and] {stick out} [your] tongue? [Are] you not children of transgression, offspring of deception,

Lying » Hypocrites addicted to

Hosea 11:12

Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit; and Judah is still wandering with God and [is] faithful to the Holy One.

Lying » Exemplified

Lying » Exemplified » Cretans

Lying » The wicked » Addicted to, from their infancy

Lying » The wicked » Bring forth

Psalm 7:14

See, he travails with evil. He is pregnant with trouble, and he gives birth to deception.

Lying » The wicked » Delight in

Psalm 62:4

They only plan to thrust [him] down from his high position; they are pleased [with] deception. With their mouths they bless, but {inwardly} they curse. Selah

Lying » The wicked » Love

Psalm 52:3

You love evil more than good, a lie more than speaking {what is right}. Selah

Lying » Saints » Respect not those who practice

Lying » The wicked » Seek after

Psalm 4:2

O sons of man, how long will my honor be a disgrace? [How long] will you love vanity? [How long] will you seek lies? Selah

Lying » The devil, the father of

Lying » Exemplified » Job's friends

Job 13:4

"But you {whitewash with lies}; all of you [are] {worthless healers}.

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

He said, "Peace. My master has sent me saying, 'Look, {just now} two servants from the hill country of Ephraim came to me, from the sons of the prophets. Please give them a talent of silver and two sets of clothing.'"

2 Kings 5:25

When he went and stood by his master, Elisha asked him, "From where have you come, Gehazi?" And he said, "Your servant has not gone {anywhere}."

Tempter » Power of » Lying

satan's Work » Lying

Topics on Lying

God Hates Lying

20;12;22

An abomination of Yahweh are lips of deceit, but they who act faithfully [are] his delight.

God Hating Lying

20;12;22

An abomination of Yahweh are lips of deceit, but they who act faithfully [are] his delight.

Lying And Deceit

19;120;2

"Deliver my life, O Yahweh, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue."

Lying Down To Rest

19;4;8

In peace I will lie down and sleep {at once}, for you alone, O Yahweh, make me dwell safely.

Lying Wonders

53;2;9

whose coming is in accordance with the working of Satan, with all power and signs and lying wonders,

Lying, Examples Of

1;3;4

But the serpent said to the woman, "You shall not surely die.

Not Lying

66;14;5

and in their mouth a lie was not found; they are blameless.

Saints Response To Lying

19;119;163

I hate and abhor falsehood; I love your law.