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Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six things which Yahweh hates; yes, seven which are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift in running to mischief,read more.
a false witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers.

Isaiah 59:2-3

but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue mutters wickedness.

1 Kings 22:22

Yahweh said to him, 'How?' He said, 'I will go out and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' He said, 'You will entice him, and will also prevail. Go out and do so.'

2 Kings 4:16

He said, "At this season, when the time comes around, you will embrace a son." She said, "No, my lord, you man of God, do not lie to your handmaid."

2 Kings 4:28

Then she said, "Did I desire a son of my lord? Didn't I say, Do not deceive me?"

James 3:14

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth.

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness saves souls, but a false witness is deceitful.

Proverbs 17:7

Arrogant speech isn't fitting for a fool, much less do lying lips fit a prince.

Psalm 120:2

Deliver my soul, Yahweh, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.

Job 6:28

Now therefore be pleased to look at me, for surely I shall not lie to your face.

Job 31:5

"If I have walked with falsehood, and my foot has hurried to deceit

Isaiah 44:20

He feeds on ashes. A deceived heart has turned him aside; and he can't deliver his soul, nor say, "Isn't there a lie in my right hand?"

Proverbs 12:19

Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary.

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who pours out lies shall not go free.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who utters lies shall perish.

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates those it hurts; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Romans 3:7

For if the truth of God through my lie abounded to his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

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Adversary » Power of » Lying

Character » Of the wicked » Lying

Isaiah 59:4

None sues in righteousness, and none pleads in truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Character of the wicked » Lying

Isaiah 59:4

None sues in righteousness, and none pleads in truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Covetousness » Leads to » Lying

2 Kings 5:22-25

He said, "All is well. My master has sent me, saying, 'Behold, even now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of clothing.'" Naaman said, "Be pleased to take two talents." He urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of clothing, and laid them on two of his servants; and they carried them before him. When he came to the hill, he took them from their hand, and stored them in the house. Then he let the men go, and they departed. read more.
But he went in, and stood before his master. Elisha said to him, "Where did you come from, Gehazi?" He said, "Your servant went nowhere."

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Lying

Kings » Specially warned against » Lying

Proverbs 17:7

Arrogant speech isn't fitting for a fool, much less do lying lips fit 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 souls, but a false witness is deceitful.

Lying » False prophets addicted to

Jeremiah 23:14

In the prophets of Jerusalem also I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies; and they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that none does return from his wickedness: they are all of them become to me as Sodom, and its inhabitants as Gomorrah.

Ezekiel 22:28

Her prophets have plastered for them with whitewash, seeing false visions, and divining lies to them, saying, Thus says the Lord Yahweh, when Yahweh has not spoken.

Lying » Saints » Hate

Lying » Saints » Pray to be preserved from

Lying » Saints » Avoid

Zephaniah 3:13

The remnant of Israel will not do iniquity, nor speak lies, neither will a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth, for they will feed and lie down, and no one will make them afraid."

Isaiah 63:8

For he said, "Surely, they are my people, children who will not deal falsely:" so he was their Savior.

Lying » The wicked » Prepare their tongues for

Jeremiah 9:3

They bend their tongue, [as it were] their bow, for falsehood; and they are grown strong in the land, but not for truth: for they proceed from evil to evil, and they don't know me, says Yahweh.

Jeremiah 9:5

They will deceive everyone his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves to commit iniquity.

Lying » Lying spirit from God

1 Kings 22:21-23

A spirit came out and stood before Yahweh, and said, 'I will entice him.' Yahweh said to him, 'How?' He said, 'I will go out and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' He said, 'You will entice him, and will also prevail. Go out and do so.' Now therefore, behold, Yahweh has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; and Yahweh has spoken evil concerning you."

2 Chronicles 18:20-22

A spirit came out, stood before Yahweh, and said, 'I will entice him.' "Yahweh said to him, 'How?' "He said, 'I will go forth, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' "He said, 'You will entice him, and will prevail also. Go forth, and do so.' "Now therefore, behold, Yahweh has put a lying spirit in the mouth of these your prophets; and Yahweh has spoken evil concerning you."

Lying » Punishment for

Psalm 120:3-4

What will be given to you, and what will be done more to you, you deceitful tongue? Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

Lying » The devil excites men to

1 Kings 22:22

Yahweh said to him, 'How?' He said, 'I will go out and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' He said, 'You will entice him, and will also prevail. Go out and do so.'

Lying » Antinomians guilty of

Lying » Exemplified » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 37:31-32

They took Joseph's coat, and killed a male goat, and dipped the coat in the blood. They took the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father, and said, "We have found this. Examine it, now, whether it is your son's coat or not."

Lying » Hateful to God

Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six things which Yahweh hates; yes, seven which are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift in running to mischief, read more.
a false witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers.

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

Lying » Exemplified » Michal

1 Samuel 19:14

When Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, "He is sick."

Lying » Exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 15:13

Samuel came to Saul; and Saul said to him, "You are blessed by Yahweh! I have performed the commandment of Yahweh."

Lying » Leads to » Hatred

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates those it hurts; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Lying » The evil of rulers hearkening to

Proverbs 29:12

If a ruler listens to lies, all of his officials are wicked.

Lying » Folly of concealing hatred by

Lying » Poverty preferable to

Proverbs 19:22

That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness. A poor man is better than a liar.

Lying » Shall be detected

Proverbs 12:19

Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary.

Lying » An abomination to God

Lying » Exemplified » Prophet of bethel

1 Kings 13:18

He said to him, "I also am a prophet as you are; and an angel spoke to me by the word of Yahweh, saying, 'Bring him back with you into your house, that he may eat bread and drink water.'" He lied to him.

Lying » Exemplified » Gibeonites

Joshua 9:9-13

They said to him, "Your servants have come from a very far country because of the name of Yahweh your God; for we have heard of his fame, all that he did in Egypt, and 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 at Ashtaroth. Our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spoke to us, saying, 'Take provision in your hand for the journey, and go to meet them, and tell them, "We are your servants. Now make a covenant with us."' read more.
This our bread we took hot for our provision out of our houses on the day we went out to go to you; but now, behold, it is dry, and has become moldy. These wineskins, which we filled, were new; and behold, they are torn. These our garments and our shoes have become old because of the very long journey."

Lying » Exemplified » David

1 Samuel 21:2

David said to Ahimelech the priest, "The king has commanded me a business, and has said to me, 'Let no man know anything of the business about which I send you, and what I have commanded you; and I have appointed the young men to such and such a place.'

Lying » Exemplified » Sarah

Genesis 18:15

Then Sarah denied, saying, "I didn't laugh," for she was afraid. He said, "No, but you did laugh."

Lying » Exemplified » jacob

Genesis 27:19

Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done what you asked me to do. Please arise, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me."

Lying » Exemplified » Peter

Matthew 26:72

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

Lying » The wicked » Give heed to

Proverbs 17:4

An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

Lying » Leads to » Love of impure conversation

Proverbs 17:4

An evildoer heeds wicked lips. 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 hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue mutters wickedness.

Lying » Unbecoming in rulers

Proverbs 17:7

Arrogant speech isn't fitting for a fool, much less do lying lips fit a prince.

Lying » Exemplified » Gehazi

2 Kings 5:22

He said, "All is well. My master has sent me, saying, 'Behold, even now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of clothing.'"

Lying » Exemplified » Samson

Judges 16:10

Delilah said to Samson, "Behold, you have mocked me, and told me lies: now please tell me with which you might be bound."

Lying » Exemplified » Cain

Lying » Saints » Reject those who practice

Psalm 101:7

He who practices deceit won't dwell within my house. He who speaks falsehood won't be established before my eyes.

Lying » Often accompanied by gross crimes

Hosea 4:1-2

Hear the word of Yahweh, you children of Israel; for Yahweh has a charge against the inhabitants of the land: "Indeed there is no truth, nor goodness, nor knowledge of God in the land. There is cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; they break boundaries, and bloodshed causes bloodshed.

Lying » Hypocrites, a seed of

Isaiah 57:4

Against whom do you sport yourselves? Against whom do you make a wide mouth, and stick out your tongue? Aren't you children of disobedience, a seed of falsehood,

Lying » Hypocrites addicted to

Hosea 11:12

Ephraim surrounds me with falsehood, and the house of Israel with deceit. Judah still strays from God, and is unfaithful 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

Behold, he travails with iniquity. Yes, he 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, lying rather than speaking the truth. Selah.

Lying » Saints » Respect not those who practice

Lying » The wicked » Seek after

Psalm 4:2

You sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? 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

He said, "All is well. My master has sent me, saying, 'Behold, even now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of clothing.'"

2 Kings 5:25

But he went in, and stood before his master. Elisha said to him, "Where did you come from, Gehazi?" He said, "Your servant went nowhere."

Tempter » Power of » Lying

satan's Work » Lying

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