'Lies' in the Bible
Judah is a young lion—my son, you return from the kill.He crouches; he lies down like a lionor a lioness—who dares to rouse him?
by the God of your father who helps you,and by the Almighty who blesses youwith blessings of the heavens above,blessings of the deep that lies below,and blessings of the breasts and the womb.
or finds something lost and lies about it; or swears falsely about any of the sinful things a person may do—
Whoever lies down in the house is to wash his clothes, and whoever eats in it is to wash his clothes.
Any bed the man with the discharge lies on will be unclean, and any furniture he sits on will be unclean.
Anything she lies on during her menstruation will become unclean, and anything she sits on will become unclean.
If a man sleeps with her, and blood from her menstruation gets on him, he will be unclean for seven days, and every bed he lies on will become unclean.
Any bed she lies on during the days of her discharge will be like her bed during menstrual impurity; any furniture she sits on will be unclean as in her menstrual period.
“Then the land will make up for its Sabbath years during the time it lies desolate, while you are in the land of your enemies. At that time the land will rest and make up for its Sabbaths.
As long as it lies desolate, it will have the rest it did not have during your Sabbaths when you lived there.
God is not a man who lies,or a son of man who changes His mind.Does He speak and not act,or promise and not fulfill?
He crouches, he lies down like a lionor a lioness—who dares to rouse him?Those who bless you will be blessed,and those who curse you will be cursed.
But if someone hates his neighbor, lies in ambush for him, attacks him, and strikes him fatally, and flees to one of these cities,
He said about Gad:The one who enlarges Gad’s territorywill be blessed.He lies down like a lionand tears off an arm or even a head.
Then Delilah said to Samson, “You have mocked me and told me lies! Won’t you please tell me how you can be tied up?”
Then Delilah said to Samson, “You have mocked me all along and told me lies! Tell me how you can be tied up.”He told her, “If you weave the seven braids on my head with the web of a loom—”
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.”
The splendor of Israel lies slain on your heights.How the mighty have fallen!
How the mighty have fallen in the thick of battle!Jonathan lies slain on your heights.
and replied to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should I not be sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins and its gates have been destroyed by fire?”
So I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in. Jerusalem lies in ruins and its gates have been burned down. Come, let’s rebuild Jerusalem’s wall, so that we will no longer be a disgrace.”
Is there injustice on my tongueor can my palate not taste disaster?
But you coat the truth with lies;you are all worthless doctors.
so man lies down never to rise again.They will not wake up until the heavens are no more;they will not stir from their sleep.
A rope lies hidden for him on the ground,and a snare waits for him along the path.
His strength is depleted;disaster lies ready for him to stumble.
If you say, “How will we pursue him,since the root of the problem lies with him?”
He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more;when he opens his eyes, it is gone.
He lies under the lotus plants,hiding in the protection of marshy reeds.
You destroy those who tell lies;the Lord abhors a man of bloodshed and treachery.
The wicked one lies in wait for the righteousand seeks to kill him;
How happy is the manwho has put his trust in the Lordand has not turned to the proudor to those who run after lies!
The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed;You will heal him on the bed where he lies.
“Lethal poison has been poured into him,and he won’t rise again from where he lies!”
For the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips,let them be caught in their pride.They utter curses and lies.
No one who acts deceitfullywill live in my palace;no one who tells lieswill remain in my presence.
The arrogant have smeared me with lies,but I obey Your precepts with all my heart.
Let the arrogant be put to shamefor slandering me with lies;I will meditate on Your precepts.
All Your commands are true;people persecute me with lies—help me!
whose mouths speak lies,whose right hands are deceptive.
Set me free and rescue mefrom the grasp of foreignerswhose mouths speak lies,whose right hands are deceptive.
An honest witness does not deceive,but a dishonest witness utters lies.
A truthful witness rescues lives,but one who utters lies is deceitful.
Eloquent words are not appropriate on a fool’s lips;how much worse are lies for a ruler.
A false witness will not go unpunished,and one who utters lies will not escape.
A false witness will not go unpunished,and one who utters lies perishes.
If a ruler listens to lies,all his officials will be wicked.
Indeed, I took all this to heart and explained it all: the righteous, the wise, and their works are in God’s hands.People don’t know whether to expect love or hate. Everything lies ahead of them.
The scoundrel’s weapons are destructive;he hatches plots to destroy the needy with lies,even when the poor says what is right.
For your hands are defiled with bloodand your fingers, with iniquity;your lips have spoken lies,and your tongues mutter injustice.
Our holy and beautiful temple,where our fathers praised You,has been burned with fire,and all that was dear to us lies in ruins.
They bent their tongues like their bows;lies and not faithfulness prevail in the land,for they proceed from one evil to another,and they do not take Me into account.This is the Lord’s declaration.
Each one betrays his friend;no one tells the truth.They have taught their tongues to speak lies;they wear themselves out doing wrong.
Lord, my strength and my stronghold,my refuge in a time of distress,the nations will come to Youfrom the ends of the earth, and they will say,“Our fathers inherited only lies,worthless idols of no benefit at all.”
Among the prophets of Jerusalem alsoI saw a horrible thing:They commit adultery and walk in lies.They strengthen the hands of evildoers,and none turns his back on evil.They are all like Sodom to Me;Jerusalem’s residents are like Gomorrah.
How long will this continue in the minds of the prophets prophesying lies, prophets of the deceit of their own minds?
because of Mount Zion, which lies desolateand has jackals prowling in it.
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.
Because you have disheartened the righteous person with lies, even though I have not caused him grief, and because you have encouraged the wicked person not to turn from his evil way to save his life,
“Son of man, because Tyre said about Jerusalem, ‘Good! The gateway to the peoples is shattered. She has been turned over to me. I will be filled now that she lies in ruins,’
The two kings, whose hearts are bent on evil, will speak lies at the same table but to no avail, for still the end will come at the appointed time.
They please the king with their evil,the princes with their lies.
Woe to them, for they fled from Me;destruction to them, for they rebelled against Me!Though I want to redeem them,they speak lies against Me.
You have plowed wickedness and reaped injustice;you have eaten the fruit of lies.Because you have trusted in your own wayand in your large number of soldiers,
Ephraim surrounds me with lies,the house of Israel, with deceit.Judah still wanders with Godand is faithful to the holy ones.
Ephraim chases the windand pursues the east wind.He continually multiplies lies and violence.He makes a covenant with Assyria,and olive oil is carried to Egypt.
The Lord says:I will not relent from punishing Judahfor three crimes, even four,because they have rejected the instruction of the Lordand have not kept His statutes.The lies that their ancestors followedhave led them astray.
She has fallen;Virgin Israel will never rise again.She lies abandoned on her land,with no one to raise her up.
If a man of wind comesand invents lies:“I will preach to you about wine and beer,”he would be just the preacher for this people!
For the wealthy of the city are full of violence,and its residents speak lies;the tongues in their mouths are deceitful.
Do not rely on a friend;don’t trust in a close companion.Seal your mouthfrom the woman who lies in your arms.
What use is a carved idolafter its craftsman carves it?It is only a cast image, a teacher of lies.For the one who crafts its shape trusts in itand makes idols that cannot speak.
The remnant of Israel will no longerdo wrong or tell lies;a deceitful tongue will not be foundin their mouths.But they will pasture and lie down,with nothing to make them afraid.
“Is it a time for you yourselves to live in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?”
“You expected much, but then it amounted to little. When you brought the harvest to your house, I ruined it. Why?” This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts. “Because My house still lies in ruins, while each of you is busy with his own house.
Even to this day, whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their hearts,
Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us,
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