100 Bible Verses about Believing Lies

Psalm 109:2-4 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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.

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 32 helpful votes

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV / 25 helpful votes

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

Jeremiah 7:8 ESV / 25 helpful votes

“Behold, you trust in deceptive words to no avail.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Colossians 2:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments.

1 Corinthians 5:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

Romans 16:17-18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

Psalm 59:12-13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their pride. For the cursing and lies that they utter, consume them in wrath; consume them till they are no more, that they may know that God rules over Jacob to the ends of the earth. Selah

2 Corinthians 11:12-15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And what I do I will continue to do, in order to undermine the claim of those who would like to claim that in their boasted mission they work on the same terms as we do. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

Matthew 16:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”

Isaiah 54:16-17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and produces a weapon for its purpose. I have also created the ravager to destroy; 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.”

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

Job 19:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“How long will you torment me and break me in pieces with words?

Galatians 5:7-9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion is not from him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

2 Timothy 2:25-26 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.

1 Timothy 6:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness,

Galatians 3:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified.

John 8:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”

Jeremiah 9:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Let everyone beware of his neighbor, and put no trust in any brother, for every brother is a deceiver, and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.

Jeremiah 9:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

They bend their tongue like a bow; falsehood and not truth has grown strong in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know me, declares the Lord.

Isaiah 33:15-16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes from looking on evil, he will dwell on the heights; his place of defense will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; his water will be sure.

Isaiah 30:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Who say to the seers, “Do not see,” and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy illusions,

Psalm 58:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies.

Psalm 52:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.

Isaiah 56:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The dogs have a mighty appetite; they never have enough. But they are shepherds who have no understanding; they have all turned to their own way, each to his own gain, one and all.

Psalm 73:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Therefore pride is their necklace; violence covers them as a garment.

Psalm 64:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Who whet their tongues like swords, who aim bitter words like arrows,

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:3-4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.

Galatians 5:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

Acts 20:32 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

Jeremiah 9:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully; with his mouth each speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he plans an ambush for him.

Jeremiah 6:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely.

Isaiah 59:2-5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies; your tongue mutters wickedness. No one enters suit justly; no one goes to law honestly; they rely on empty pleas, they speak lies, they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity. They hatch adders' eggs; they weave the spider's web; he who eats their eggs dies, and from one that is crushed a viper is hatched.

Isaiah 28:14-16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore hear the word of the Lord, you scoffers, who rule this people in Jerusalem! Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol we have an agreement, when the overwhelming whip passes through it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood we have taken shelter”; therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’

Isaiah 9:15-16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The elder and honored man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail; for those who guide this people have been leading them astray, and those who are guided by them are swallowed up.

Isaiah 5:23-24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of his right! Therefore, as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and as dry grass sinks down in the flame, so their root will be as rottenness, and their blossom go up like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts, and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 5:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore my people go into exile for lack of knowledge; their honored men go hungry, and their multitude is parched with thirst.

Psalm 140:3-4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

They make their tongue sharp as a serpent's, and under their lips is the venom of asps. Selah Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have planned to trip up my feet.

Psalm 62:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. Selah

Psalm 36:3-4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely and do good. He plots trouble while on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not reject evil.

Job 38:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

Deuteronomy 17:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And all the people shall hear and fear and not act presumptuously again.

2 Timothy 3:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith.

John 8:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.

Isaiah 59:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Transgressing, and denying the Lord, and turning back from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart lying words.

Isaiah 44:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Who is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before me, since I appointed an ancient people. Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen.

Isaiah 40:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A voice says, “Cry!” And I said, “What shall I cry?” All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field.

Isaiah 3:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

My people—infants are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, your guides mislead you and they have swallowed up the course of your paths.

Psalm 138:2 ESV / 6 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.

Psalm 57:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts— the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.

Psalm 53:4-5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Have those who work evil no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon God? There they are, in great terror, where there is no terror! For God scatters the bones of him who encamps against you; you put them to shame, for God has rejected them.

James 1:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

1 Timothy 4:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,

1 Timothy 1:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

1 Thessalonians 2:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

By hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles that they might be saved—so as always to fill up the measure of their sins. But God's wrath has come upon them at last!

1 Thessalonians 2:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness.

Philippians 3:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.

Ephesians 5:5-11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), ...

Galatians 5:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

Galatians 1:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Acts 20:29 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;

John 8:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”

Jeremiah 10:3-4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For the customs of the peoples are vanity. A tree from the forest is cut down and worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman. They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so that it cannot move.

Isaiah 65:4-6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Who sit in tombs, and spend the night in secret places; who eat pig's flesh, and broth of tainted meat is in their vessels; who say, “Keep to yourself, do not come near me, for I am too holy for you.” These are a smoke in my nostrils, a fire that burns all the day. Behold, it is written before me: “I will not keep silent, but I will repay; I will indeed repay into their bosom

Isaiah 63:9-10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them; in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit; therefore he turned to be their enemy, and himself fought against them.

Isaiah 63:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and my year of redemption had come.

Isaiah 60:1-2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.

Isaiah 59:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. The Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice.

Isaiah 59:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their highways.

Isaiah 51:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“I, I am he who comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass,

Isaiah 29:9-11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Astonish yourselves and be astonished; blind yourselves and be blind! Be drunk, but not with wine; stagger, but not with strong drink! For the Lord has poured out upon you a spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes (the prophets), and covered your heads (the seers). And the vision of all this has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed. When men give it to one who can read, saying, “Read this,” he says, “I cannot, for it is sealed.”

Psalm 147:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.

Psalm 147:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.

Psalm 140:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

O Lord, my Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.

Psalm 139:14-16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

Psalm 139:11-12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.

2 Timothy 2:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound!

2 Thessalonians 3:1-2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith.

1 Corinthians 13:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

It does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.

Romans 1:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

John 15:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

You are my friends if you do what I command you.

John 15:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

John 15:6-7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

John 15:4-5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Luke 4:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’”

Luke 4:3-4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’”

Jeremiah 23:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 23:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord.

Isaiah 66:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I also will choose harsh treatment for them and bring their fears upon them, because when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, they did not listen; but they did what was evil in my eyes and chose that in which I did not delight.”

Isaiah 57:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whom are you mocking? Against whom do you open your mouth wide and stick out your tongue? Are you not children of transgression, the offspring of deceit,

Isaiah 40:7-8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the Lord blows on it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

Isaiah 27:3-4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I, the Lord, am its keeper; every moment I water it. Lest anyone punish it, I keep it night and day; I have no wrath. Would that I had thorns and briers to battle! I would march against them, I would burn them up together.

Proverbs 17:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

Psalm 139:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!

Psalm 52:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.

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