100 Bible Verses about Being Falsely Accused

Isaiah 54:17 ESV / 449 helpful votes

No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”

Matthew 5:11 ESV / 432 helpful votes

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Proverbs 11:9 ESV / 377 helpful votes

With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 360 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

James 1:2-4 ESV / 317 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

1 Peter 3:9 ESV / 309 helpful votes

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

Proverbs 19:9 ESV / 260 helpful votes

A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.

Psalm 109:2 ESV / 259 helpful votes

For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.

Psalm 35:21-23 ESV / 221 helpful votes

They open wide their mouths against me; they say, “Aha, Aha! Our eyes have seen it!” You have seen, O Lord; be not silent! O Lord, be not far from me! Awake and rouse yourself for my vindication, for my cause, my God and my Lord!

Jeremiah 20:11 ESV / 190 helpful votes

But the Lord is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble; they will not overcome me. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten.

Luke 6:27 ESV / 165 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 164 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Proverbs 3:30 ESV / 161 helpful votes

Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm.

Proverbs 30:5-6 ESV / 150 helpful votes

Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.

James 1:2 ESV / 141 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 141 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Psalm 35:1-20 ESV / 138 helpful votes

Of David. Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me! Take hold of shield and buckler and rise for my help! Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers! Say to my soul, “I am your salvation!” Let them be put to shame and dishonor who seek after my life! Let them be turned back and disappointed who devise evil against me! Let them be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them away! ...

1 Thessalonians 5:15 ESV / 135 helpful votes

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.

Amos 5:24 ESV / 132 helpful votes

But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Isaiah 54:4-17 ESV / 122 helpful votes

“Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more. For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called. For the Lord has called you like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when she is cast off, says your God. For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you. In overflowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord, your Redeemer. ...

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 117 helpful votes

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Deuteronomy 32:35 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly.’

Colossians 3:15 ESV / 81 helpful votes

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

1 John 4:1 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1 Peter 3:11 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

2 Timothy 3:5 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

1 Peter 3:17 ESV / 72 helpful votes

For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.

1 Peter 2:1-12 ESV / 67 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ...

Psalm 35:20 ESV / 65 helpful votes

For they do not speak peace, but against those who are quiet in the land they devise words of deceit.

John 5:30 ESV / 63 helpful votes

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

Psalm 20:7 ESV / 63 helpful votes

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 56 helpful votes

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 53 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Psalm 82:1-8 ESV / 47 helpful votes

A Psalm of Asaph. God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. ...

2 Corinthians 10:3-4 ESV / 45 helpful votes

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

Galatians 1:10 ESV / 44 helpful votes

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Titus 3:9 ESV / 43 helpful votes

But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.

Hebrews 13:15-16 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Revelation 12:10 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.

James 5:12 ESV / 38 helpful votes

But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 37 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

1 Peter 2:15 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

1 Timothy 2:4-6 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.

1 Peter 3:16 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.

Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. ...

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 28 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Revelation 1:8 ESV / 27 helpful votes

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Luke 3:14 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.”

James 2:19 ESV / 26 helpful votes

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

2 Corinthians 13:5 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!

James 2:12 ESV / 25 helpful votes

So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty.

2 Peter 3:15-16 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Abstain from every form of evil.

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Psalm 138:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes

I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.

Exodus 23:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.

1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.

Matthew 27:12 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Matthew 18:15 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

1 John 2:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

1 Peter 4:14 ESV / 18 helpful votes

If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

1 Timothy 5:1-2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

Psalm 109:1-31 ESV / 18 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Be not silent, O God of my praise! For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues. They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause. In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer. So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love. ...

1 John 2:22-23 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.

Colossians 2:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.

Luke 17:3-4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

Luke 12:11-12 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”

1 Peter 3:1-22 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, ...

Isaiah 53:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.

Deuteronomy 5:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“‘And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Genesis 32:28 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

1 John 1:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Ephesians 2:20 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,

Psalm 109:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

May his days be few; may another take his office!

Deuteronomy 19:18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely,

Titus 2:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,

Psalm 109:20 ESV / 14 helpful votes

May this be the reward of my accusers from the Lord, of those who speak evil against my life!

1 Peter 5:1-14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” ...

Jeremiah 8:8-9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“How can you say, ‘We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes has made it into a lie. The wise men shall be put to shame; they shall be dismayed and taken; behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord, so what wisdom is in them?

Psalm 109:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted, to put them to death.

Psalm 109:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Be not silent, O God of my praise!

Job 21:34 ESV / 13 helpful votes

How then will you comfort me with empty nothings? There is nothing left of your answers but falsehood.”

Job 21:23-26 ESV / 13 helpful votes

One dies in his full vigor, being wholly at ease and secure, his pails full of milk and the marrow of his bones moist. Another dies in bitterness of soul, never having tasted of prosperity. They lie down alike in the dust, and the worms cover them.

Job 20:12-19 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“Though evil is sweet in his mouth, though he hides it under his tongue, though he is loath to let it go and holds it in his mouth, yet his food is turned in his stomach; it is the venom of cobras within him. He swallows down riches and vomits them up again; God casts them out of his belly. He will suck the poison of cobras; the tongue of a viper will kill him. ...

Hebrews 4:15-16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

2 Corinthians 1:1-9:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Isaiah 60:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

You shall suck the milk of nations; you shall nurse at the breast of kings; and you shall know that I, the Lord, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

Psalm 55:1-23 ESV / 12 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy! Attend to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and I moan, because of the noise of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked. For they drop trouble upon me, and in anger they bear a grudge against me. My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fear and trembling come upon me, and horror overwhelms me. ...

Psalm 45:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore nations will praise you forever and ever.

Job 21:7-16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Why do the wicked live, reach old age, and grow mighty in power? Their offspring are established in their presence, and their descendants before their eyes. Their houses are safe from fear, and no rod of God is upon them. Their bull breeds without fail; their cow calves and does not miscarry. They send out their little boys like a flock, and their children dance. ...

Job 21:5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Look at me and be appalled, and lay your hand over your mouth.

Job 21:1-3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then Job answered and said: “Keep listening to my words, and let this be your comfort. Bear with me, and I will speak, and after I have spoken, mock on.

Job 20:4-5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Do you not know this from of old, since man was placed on earth, that the exulting of the wicked is short, and the joy of the godless but for a moment?

1 Peter 1:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

To an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,

James 1:1-27 ESV / 11 helpful votes

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. ...

1 Corinthians 14:22-25 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Thus tongues are a sign not for believers but for unbelievers, while prophecy is a sign not for unbelievers but for believers. If, therefore, the whole church comes together and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are out of your minds? But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, the secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, falling on his face, he will worship God and declare that God is really among you.

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