100 Bible Verses about Dealing With A Liar

1 John 4:20 ESV / 22 helpful votes

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

Matthew 12:36-37 ESV / 22 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

1 John 1:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

James 2:24 ESV / 14 helpful votes

You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

Galatians 5:19-23 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.

2 Peter 3:15-16 ESV / 12 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.

Luke 17:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Romans 10:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.

John 8:44 ESV / 10 helpful votes

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Proverbs 19:22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.

Proverbs 12:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

James 2:21-24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

Colossians 3:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

Proverbs 19:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.

Galatians 3:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”

Proverbs 26:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Proverbs 25:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow.

Proverbs 21:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

Proverbs 17:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.

Proverbs 13:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.

Psalm 5:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You destroy those who speak lies; the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

James 2:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Titus 3:4-6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,

Galatians 1:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

John 15:1-27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 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. ...

Proverbs 11:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.

Psalm 119:163 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law.

Psalm 101:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Colossians 3:9-10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

Acts 5:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land?

Proverbs 24:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips.

Psalm 58:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Psalm 55:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But you, O God, will cast them down into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in you.

Exodus 23:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Revelation 22:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

Revelation 21:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.

1 John 2:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,

James 2:21-23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.

James 2:1-26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? ...

Hebrews 10:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

1 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

1 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

Colossians 2:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.

Galatians 3:6-7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”? Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham.

Galatians 2:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?”

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

John 14:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 2:1-25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” ...

Matthew 25:35-36 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’

Matthew 12:43-45 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds none. Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds the house empty, swept, and put in order. Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So also will it be with this evil generation.”

Proverbs 17:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Fine speech is not becoming to a fool; still less is false speech to a prince.

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

Psalm 120:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.

Psalm 119:29 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law!

Deuteronomy 5:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Genesis 15:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But he said, “O Lord God, how am I to know that I shall possess it?”

Revelation 2:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.

1 John 2:22 ESV / 3 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.

1 John 2:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.

1 John 1:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

James 3:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth.

James 2:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar?

Hebrews 11:39 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised,

Hebrews 6:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.

Ephesians 2:8-10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

1 Corinthians 8:1-13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.” For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— ...

Acts 15:1-41 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question. So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers. When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them. But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.” ...

Acts 5:1-11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and with his wife's knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles' feet. But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.” When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it. ...

John 8:55 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word.

Matthew 15:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.

Matthew 13:3-9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. ...

Matthew 6:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Zephaniah 3:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Those who are left in Israel; they shall do no injustice and speak no lies, nor shall there be found in their mouth a deceitful tongue. For they shall graze and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.”

Nahum 3:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Woe to the bloody city, all full of lies and plunder— no end to the prey!

Ezekiel 13:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

You have profaned me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, putting to death souls who should not die and keeping alive souls who should not live, by your lying to my people, who listen to lies.

Jeremiah 23:32 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Behold, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams, declares the Lord, and who tell them and lead my people astray by their lies and their recklessness, when I did not send them or charge them. So they do not profit this people at all, declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Proverbs 29:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.

Proverbs 26:18-19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”

Proverbs 10:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.

Proverbs 6:16-17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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,

Psalm 119:69 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;

Psalm 63:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But the king shall rejoice in God; all who swear by him shall exult, for the mouths of liars will be stopped.

Psalm 40:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!

Psalm 31:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Let the lying lips be mute, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.

Psalm 12:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.

1 Kings 19:1-21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.” Then he was afraid, and he arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.” And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.” ...

Numbers 23:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Genesis 3:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.

Revelation 22:14-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

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