'Lie' in the Bible
When I rest with my fathers, carry me away from Egypt and bury me in their burial place.”Joseph answered, “I will do what you have asked.”
“You must not steal. You must not act deceptively or lie to one another.
I will give peace to the land, and you will lie down with nothing to frighten you. I will remove dangerous animals from the land, and no sword will pass through your land.
Your children will be shepherds in the wilderness for 40 years and bear the penalty for your acts of unfaithfulness until all your corpses lie scattered in the wilderness.
even the slopes of the ravinesthat extend to the site of Arand lie along the border of Moab.
A people rise up like a lioness;They rouse themselves like a lion.They will not lie down until they devour the preyand drink the blood of the slain.
Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
If the guilty party deserves to be flogged, the judge will make him lie down and be flogged in his presence with the number of lashes appropriate for his crime.
He said about Joseph:May his land be blessed by the Lordwith the dew of heaven’s bountyand the watery depths that lie beneath;
He commanded them: “Pay attention. Lie in ambush behind the city, not too far from it, and all of you be ready.
When he lies down, notice the place where he’s lying, go in and uncover his feet, and lie down. Then he will explain to you what you should do.”
After Boaz ate, drank, and was in good spirits, he went to lie down at the end of the pile of barley. Then she went in secretly, uncovered his feet, and lay down.
Stay here tonight, and in the morning, if he wants to redeem you, that’s good. Let him redeem you. But if he doesn’t want to redeem you, as the Lord lives, I will. Now lie down until morning.”
He ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”“I didn’t call,” Eli replied. “Go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down.
Once again the Lord called, “Samuel!”Samuel got up, went to Eli, and said, “Here I am; you called me.”“I didn’t call, my son,” he replied. “Go back and lie down.”
He told Samuel, “Go and lie down. If He calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
Furthermore, the Eternal One of Israel does not lie or change His mind, for He is not man who changes his mind.”
He also defeated the Moabites, and after making them lie down on the ground, he measured them off with a cord. He measured every two cord lengths of those to be put to death and one length of those to be kept alive. So the Moabites became David’s subjects and brought tribute.
Then David invited Uriah to eat and drink with him, and David got him drunk. He went out in the evening to lie down on his cot with his master’s servants, but he did not go home.
Jonadab said to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend you’re sick. When your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘Please let my sister Tamar come and give me something to eat. Let her prepare food in my presence so I can watch and eat from her hand.’”
So his servants said to him: “Let us search for a young virgin for my lord the king. She is to attend the king and be his caregiver. She is to lie by your side so that my lord the king will get warm.”
One day he came there and stopped and went to the room upstairs to lie down.
But they replied, “That’s a lie! Tell us!”So Jehu said, “He talked to me about this and that and said, ‘This is what the Lord says: I anoint you king over Israel.’”
But now, please look at me;would I lie to your face?
When I lie down I think:When will I get up?But the evening drags on endlessly,and I toss and turn until dawn.
Why not forgive my sinand pardon my transgression?For soon I will lie down in the grave.You will eagerly seek me, but I will be gone.
You will be confident, because there is hope.You will look carefully about and lie down in safety.
You will lie down without fear,and many will seek your favor.
His bones may be full of youthful vigor,but will lie down with him in the grave.
But they both lie in the dust,and worms cover them.
Would I lie about my case?My wound is incurable,though I am without transgression.”
when they crouch in their densand lie in wait within their lairs?
Its brood gulps down blood,and where the slain are, it is there.
I lie down and sleep;I wake again because the Lord sustains me.
How long, exalted men, will my honor be insulted?How long will you love what is worthlessand pursue a lie?Selah
I will both lie down and sleep in peace,for You alone, Lord, make me live in safety.
They lie to one another;they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts.
He lets me lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside quiet waters.
I am surrounded by lions;I lie down with those who devour men.Their teeth are spears and arrows;their tongues are sharp swords.
While you lie among the sheepfolds,the wings of a dove are covered with silver,and its feathers with glistening gold.
Once and for allI have sworn an oath by My holiness;I will not lie to David.
The sun rises; they go backand lie down in their dens.
You reject all who stray from Your statutes,for their deceit is a lie.
When you lie down, you will not be afraid;you will lie down, and your sleep will be pleasant.
When you walk here and there, they will guide you;when you lie down, they will watch over you;when you wake up, they will talk to you.
Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord—how much more, human hearts.
Also, if two lie down together, they can keep warm; but how can one person alone keep warm?
If the clouds are full, they will pour out rain on the earth;whether a tree falls to the south or the north,the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.
Then I said, “Until when, Lord?” And He replied:Until cities lie in ruins without inhabitants,houses are without people,the land is ruined and desolate,
The wolf will live with the lamb,and the leopard will lie down with the goat.The calf, the young lion, and the fatling will be together,and a child will lead them.
The cow and the bear will graze,their young ones will lie down together,and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
But desert creatures will lie down there,and owls will fill the houses.Ostriches will dwell there,and wild goats will leap about.
All the kings of the nationslie in splendor, each in his own tomb.
Then the firstborn of the poor will be well fed,and the impoverished will lie down in safety,but I will kill your root with hunger,and your remnant will be slain.
The cities of Aroer are forsaken;they will be places for flocks.They will lie down without fear.
For the ruthless one will vanish,the scorner will disappear,and all those who lie in wait with evil intentwill be killed—
For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said:“You will be delivered by returning and resting;your strength will lie in quiet confidence.But you are not willing.”
who brings out the chariot and horse,the army and the mighty one together(they lie down, they do not rise again;they are extinguished, quenched like a wick)—
He feeds on ashes.His deceived mind has led him astray,and he cannot deliver himself,or say, “Isn’t there a lie in my right hand?”
Look, all you who kindle a fire,who encircle yourselves with firebrands;walk in the light of your fireand in the firebrands you have lit!This is what you’ll get from My hand:you will lie down in a place of torment.
Your children have fainted;they lie at the head of every streetlike an antelope in a net.They are full of the Lord’s fury,the rebuke of your God.
I will put it into the hands of your tormentors,who said to you:Lie down, so we can walk over you.You made your back like the ground,and like a street for those who walk on it. >
Israel’s watchmen are blind, all of them,they know nothing;all of them are mute dogs,they cannot bark;they dream, lie down,and love to sleep.
Sharon will be a pasture for flocks,and the Valley of Achor a place for cattle to lie down,for My people who have sought Me.
For long ago I broke your yoke;I tore off your chains.You insisted, “I will not serve!”On every high hilland under every green treeyou lie down like a prostitute.
Let us lie down in our shame;let our disgrace cover us.We have sinned against the Lord our God,both we and our fathers,from the time of our youth even to this day.We have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God.”
Everyone is stupid and ignorant.Every goldsmith is put to shameby his carved image,for his cast images are a lie;there is no breath in them.
But the Lord said to me, “These prophets are prophesying a lie in My name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a false vision, worthless divination, the deceit of their own minds.
“I have heard what the prophets who prophesy a lie in My name have said, ‘I had a dream! I had a dream!’
for they prophesy a lie to you so that you will be removed from your land. I will banish you, and you will perish.
Do not listen to the words of the prophets who are telling you, ‘You must not serve the king of Babylon,’ for they are prophesying a lie to you.
Then I spoke to the priests and all these people, saying, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Do not listen to the words of your prophets. They are prophesying to you, claiming, “Look, very soon now the articles of the Lord’s temple will be brought back from Babylon.” They are prophesying a lie to you.
The prophet Jeremiah said to the prophet Hananiah, “Listen, Hananiah! The Lord did not send you, but you have led these people to trust in a lie.
This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says to Ahab son of Kolaiah and to Zedekiah son of Maaseiah, the ones prophesying a lie to you in My name: “I am about to hand them over to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will kill them before your very eyes.
because they have committed an outrage in Israel by committing adultery with their neighbors’ wives and have spoken a lie in My name, which I did not command them. I am He who knows, and I am a witness.” This is the Lord’s declaration.
“Send a message to all the exiles, saying: This is what the Lord says concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite. Because Shemaiah prophesied to you, though I did not send him, and made you trust a lie,
“That’s a lie,” Jeremiah replied. “I am not deserting to the Chaldeans!” Irijah would not listen to him but apprehended Jeremiah and took him to the officials.
But Gedaliah son of Ahikam responded to Johanan son of Kareah, “Don’t do that! What you’re saying about Ishmael is a lie.”
then Azariah son of Hoshaiah, Johanan son of Kareah, and all the other arrogant men responded to Jeremiah, “You are speaking a lie! The Lord our God has not sent you to say, ‘You must not go to Egypt to live there for a while!’
Run! Turn back! Lie low,residents of Dedan,for I will bring Esau’s calamity on himat the time I punish him.
Everyone is stupid and ignorant.Every goldsmith is put to shame by his carved image,for his cast images are a lie;there is no breath in them.
Therefore, look, the days are comingwhen I will punish Babylon’s carved images.Her entire land will suffer shame,and all her slain will lie fallen within her.
How the gold has become tarnished,the fine gold become dull!The stones of the temple lie scatteredat the corner of every street.
“Then lie down on your left side and place the iniquity of the house of Israel on it. You will bear their iniquity for the number of days you lie on your side.
For I have assigned you the years of their iniquity according to the number of days you lie down, 390 days; so you will bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
When you have completed these days, lie down again, but on your right side, and bear the iniquity of the house of Judah. I have assigned you 40 days, a day for each year.
“Also take wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and spelt. Put them in a single container and make them into bread for yourself. You are to eat it during the number of days you lie on your side, 390 days.
Wherever you live the cities will be in ruins and the high places will be desolate, so that your altars will lie in ruins and be desecrated, your idols smashed and obliterated, your incense altars cut down, and your works wiped out.
You will all know that I am Yahweh when their slain lie among their idols around their altars, on every high hill, on all the mountaintops, and under every green tree and every leafy oak—the places where they offered pleasing aromas to all their idols.
You profane Me in front of My people for handfuls of barley and scraps of bread; you kill those who should not die and spare those who should not live, when you lie to My people, who listen to lies.
They will be desolateamong desolate lands,and their cities will lieamong ruined cities.
“Who then are you like in glory and greatness among Eden’s trees? You also will be brought down to the underworld to be with the trees of Eden. You will lie among the uncircumcised with those slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his hordes”—the declaration of the Lord God.
Warrior leaders will speakfrom the middle of Sheolabout him and his allies:They have come down;the uncircumcised lieslain by the sword.
They do not lie downwith the fallen warriors of the uncircumcised,who went down to Sheolwith their weapons of war,whose swords were placed under their heads.The punishment for their sinsrested on their bones,although the terror of these warriorswas once in the land of the living.
But you will be shatteredand will lie down among the uncircumcised,with those slain by the sword.
Edom is there, her kings and all her princes,who, despite their strength, have been placedamong those slain by the sword.They lie down with the uncircumcised,with those who descend to the Pit.
All the leaders of the northand all the Sidonians are there.They went down in shame with the slain,despite the terror their strength inspired.They lie down uncircumcisedwith those slain by the sword.They bear their disgracewith those who descend to the Pit.
I will tend them with good pasture, and their grazing place will be on Israel’s lofty mountains. There they will lie down in a good grazing place; they will feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.