'Lying' in the Bible
As he was observing a well that had been dug out on the open range, all of a sudden he noticed three flocks of sheep lying there, because shepherds watered their flocks from that well. There was a very large stone that covered the opening of the well,
Moses said, "Right now I'm going to leave you, and I'll pray to the LORD that the swarms of insects may depart from Pharaoh, from his officials, and from his people tomorrow. But Pharaoh, don't continue lying by not letting the people go to offer sacrifices to the LORD."
If you see your enemy's donkey lying helpless under its load, you must not abandon it; rather, you are certainly to return it to him.
Meanwhile, as Barak continued chasing Sisera, Jael went out to meet him. "Come with me," she told him, "and I'll show you the man you're looking for!" So he went with her, and there was Sisera, lying dead with the tent peg still embedded in his temple!
Some time later, Delilah told Samson, "Look here! You've been mocking me and lying to me. Now please tell me how you can be tied up."
In the middle of the night, Boaz was startled awake and turned over in surprise to see a woman lying at his feet.
At that time Eli, whose vision was growing dim, was lying down in his bedroom.
The lamp of God had not yet been extinguished, and Samuel was lying down in the tent of the LORD where the Ark of God was.
When the people of Ashdod got up the next morning, there was Dagon, lying on the ground in front of the Ark of the LORD. They took Dagon and put him back in his place.
But when they got up the next morning, there was Dagon, lying on the ground again in front of the Ark of the LORD. Dagon's head and both of his arms were broken off and lying on the threshold. Only the trunk of Dagon was left intact.
David rose and went to the place where Saul was camped. David saw the place where Saul and Abner, his Commander-in-Chief, lay down. Saul was lying down within the encampment, and the army was camped all around him.
David and Abishai went to the army at night, and Saul was lying there asleep in the encampment. His spear was stuck in the ground at his head, and Abner and the army were lying all around him.
While they were in the house, they struck him, killed him, and cut off his head while he was lying on his bed in his bedroom. They took his head, and traveled all night along the Arabah road.
After this, the LORD afflicted the child that Uriah's wife had born to David, and the child became very ill. David begged God on behalf of the youngster. He fasted, went inside, and spent the night lying on the ground.
Tamar went to her brother Amnon's home, where he was lying down. She brought along some dough, kneaded it, prepared some cakes especially for him, baked them,
"I'm a prophet like you," the old man replied, "and an angel spoke to me and delivered this message from the LORD: "Bring him back with you to your house and give him food and water.'" But he was lying,
Not long after the man of God had left, a lion met him along the road and killed him. His body was left lying in the middle of the road with the donkey standing beside it and with the lion also standing next to the body.
When some men passed by and noticed the body lying in the middle of the road and the lion standing beside the body, they went straight to the city and told what had happened in the city where the old prophet lived.
"Now therefore, listen! The LORD has placed a lying spirit in the mouth of all of these prophets of yours, because the LORD has determined to bring disaster upon you."
Now therefore this is what the LORD says: "You won't be getting up from that bed of yours on which you're lying. You will most certainly die!"'" So Elijah got up and went.
They replied, "We met a man who told us, "Go back to the king who sent you and ask him, "Is it because there is no God in Israel that you're going to consult with Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore you won't be getting up from that bed on which you're lying. You will most certainly die!"'"
Then Elijah spoke to the king, "This is what the LORD says: "Since you sent messengers to consult with Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron is it because there is no God in Israel with whom to consult regarding his word? therefore you're not getting up from the bed on which you're lying. You certainly will die!'"
Now therefore, listen! The LORD has placed a lying spirit in the mouth of all of these prophets of yours, because the LORD has determined to bring disaster upon you."
When the army of Judah arrived at the remotest watchtower in the wilderness, they looked around at the invasion force, and to their surprise, there were dead bodies lying all around on the ground not one had escaped!
Isn't Hezekiah lying to you so he can hand you over to die by famine and thirst? After all, he's telling you "The LORD our God will deliver us from the king of Assyria's control."
"If I had died, I would be lying down by now, undisturbed, asleep, and at rest,
Their eyes secretly watch the helpless, lying in wait like a lion in his den. They lie in wait to catch the afflicted. They catch the afflicted when they pull him into their net.
LORD, hear my just plea! Pay attention to my cry! Listen to my prayer, since it does not come from lying lips.
Let the lying lips be made still, especially those who speak arrogantly against the righteous with pride and contempt.
released to remain with the dead, lying in a grave like a corpse, remembered no longer, and cut off from your power.
for the mouths of wicked and deceitful people are opened against me; they speak against me with lying tongues.
Arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, and hands shedding innocent blood;
A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.
Furthermore, the crimes of bad people are evil; and they devise wicked schemes, destroying the poor with lying words, even when needy people plead a just cause.
His watchmen are blind; they are all without knowledge. They are all dumb dogs they cannot bark. They keep on dreaming and lying around, and they're lovers of sleep!
"Is this the kind of fast that I have chosen, merely a day for a person to humble himself? Is it merely for bowing down one's head like a bulrush, for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is this what you call a fast, an acceptable day to the LORD?
they've rebelled in treachery against the LORD, and are turning away from following our God; and they've spoken oppression and revolt, and are conceiving lying words from the heart.
Ahikam's son Gedaliah replied to Kareah's son Jonathan, "Don't do this! You're lying about Ishmael!"
Hoshaiah's son Azariah, Kareah's son Johanan, and all the arrogant men told Jeremiah, "You're lying! The LORD our God didn't send you to say, "Don't go to Egypt to settle there.'
Our pursuers were swifter than soaring eagles; they pursued us over the mountains, lying in wait for us in the wilderness.
""Her prophets whitewashed all of these things through false visions and lying divinations. They kept on saying, "This is what the Lord GOD says"", when the LORD has not spoken.
"Edom will be there, along with its kings and princes who despite all their power have been killed violently. They, too, are lying dead, along with the uncircumcised; that is, with those who descend into the Pit.
Swearing, lying, murder, theft, and adultery are rampant, and blood mingles with blood.
"When I was healing Israel, Ephraim's sin was uncovered, along with Samaria's wickedness. While they craft lying schemes, the thief invades, and the gang of thieves plunders outside.
lying on ivory beds, stretching out on your couches, eating lambs from the flock, and fattened calves from the stall,
Hey king of Assyria! Your shepherds are asleep and your nobles are lying down! Your people lie scattered on the mountains, and there is no one to gather them together.
"Sir, my servant is lying at home paralyzed and in terrible pain."
When Jesus went into Peter's house, he saw Peter's mother-in-law lying in bed, sick with a fever.
All at once some people brought him a paralyzed man lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he told the paralyzed man, "Be courageous, son! Your sins are forgiven."
He is not here. He has been raised, just as he said. Come and see the place where he was lying.
Now Simon's mother-in-law was lying in bed, sick with a fever, so they promptly told Jesus about her.
Since they couldn't bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof over the place where he was. They dug through it and let down the mat on which the paralyzed man was lying.
So she went home and found her child lying in bed, and the demon was gone.
And this will be a sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a feeding trough."
So they went quickly and found Mary and Joseph with the baby, who was lying in the feeding trough.
He saw two boats lying on the shore, but the fishermen had stepped out of them and were washing their nets.
So the man immediately stood up in front of them and picked up what he had been lying on. Then he went home, praising God.
and under these a large number of sick people were lying blind, lame, or paralyzed waiting for the movement of the water.
When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he asked him, "Do you want to get well?"
Groaning deeply again, Jesus came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying in front of it.
Bending over to look inside, he noticed the linen cloths lying there, but didn't go in.
At this point Simon Peter arrived, following him, and went straight into the tomb. He observed that the linen cloths were lying there,
and that the handkerchief that had been on Jesus' head was not lying with the linen cloths but was rolled up in a separate place.
She saw two angels in white clothes who were sitting down, one at the head and the other at the foot of the place where Jesus' body had been lying.
When they arrived at the shore, they saw a charcoal fire with fish lying on it, and some bread.
I am telling the truth because I belong to the Messiah I am not lying, and my conscience confirms it by means of the Holy Spirit.
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.
The coming of the lawless one will be accompanied by the power of Satan. He will use every kind of power, including miraculous signs, lying wonders,
For this reason I was appointed to be an announcer, an apostle, and a faithful and true teacher of the gentiles. (I am telling you the truth. I am not lying.)
If we claim that we have fellowship with him but keep living in darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth.
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