25 Thought Provoking Bible Verses about Lying: Scriptures about Lying Lips; List of Bible Verses about Lying.
What does the Bible say about Lying?
Find below a list of the most Helpful, Inspiring & Thought Provoking Bible Verses about Lying I could find in the Bible. Lying is a big deal to God – even “white lies” and “small lies”. God hates lying, and for good reason. When we lie, we are sinning against God. When we lie, we are not acting in the character of God, our father. Lying is consistent with the character of the devil – Lying is the language of the devil! (scriptures below)
Telling lies can become a seemingly unbreakable bad habit or an addiction – but with God’s help and our cooperation, we can overcome the dangerous sin of lying. God can teach us how to respond or react to situations wisely and intelligently without having to resort to lying. God can help us to know when to speak and when to be quiet. God can help us to put our complete trust in Him so that we do not lie to get ahead in business or in the workplace. God can help us to have the right priorities – always seeking to please God above pleasing man.
Related: Bible Verses about Thinking before speaking
Dear Friends, Making a habit of lying is a very stressful way to live life. And it is actually pointless to lie, because everything will eventually come to light! (see supporting scriptures below). Conversely, making a habit of telling the truth helps us to live much happier lives – we don’t have to keep track of our lies and tales, try to calculate or remember whom we’ve told what. You are free to live a stress free life when you say what you mean and mean what you say!
25 Thought Provoking Bible Verses about Lying
Proverbs 12:22, NLT The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.
Colossians 3:9, ESV Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices.
Leviticus 19:11, NIV “‘Do not steal. “‘Do not lie. “‘Do not deceive one another.
Proverbs 19:9, ESV A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.
Proverbs 6:16-17, ESV There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
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1 Peter 3:10-11, NLT If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
Psalm 101:7, ESV No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes.
John 8:44, NIV ….the devil… was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Proverbs 12:19, NLT Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.
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Luke 8:17, NLT For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.
Ephesians 4:25, NLT So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body.
Exodus 23:1, NLT You must not pass along false rumors. You must not cooperate with evil people by lying on the witness stand.
Psalm 23:3-4, ESV Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.
Zechariah 8:16, NIV These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts;
“Let your yes be yes and your no be no”
Matthew 5:37, ESV Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.
Psalm 119:163, NKJV I hate and abhor lying, But I love Your law.
Proverbs 11:1, NLT The LORD detests the use of dishonest scales, but he delights in accurate weights. See Also: Bible Verses about Honesty & Integrity; Injustice, Cheating
1 John 2:4-6, ESV Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected.
Romans 6:6, NLT We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.
Ephesians 4:29, KJV Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Psalm 51:6, NASB Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.
Psalm 120:2, ESV Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.
1 John 1:9, ESV If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 Corinthians 1:9, NIV God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
John 8:32, ESV And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (Amen)
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