100 Bible Verses about Liar

Proverbs 19:9 ESV / 825 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 550 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.”

John 8:44 ESV / 541 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.

Proverbs 14:5 ESV / 438 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 26:23-28 ESV / 307 helpful votes

Like the glaze covering an earthen vessel are fervent lips with an evil heart. Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart; when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart; though his hatred be covered with deception, his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly. Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling. ...

Proverbs 13:5 ESV / 275 helpful votes

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

Exodus 23:1 ESV / 231 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:19 ESV / 216 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.”

1 John 1:9 ESV / 211 helpful votes

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

Revelation 22:15 ESV / 181 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:13 ESV / 175 helpful votes

“Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.”

James 3:14 ESV / 167 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 163 helpful votes

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

Luke 12:1-59 ESV / 147 helpful votes

In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! ...

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 145 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Proverbs 6:17 ESV / 143 helpful votes

Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 17:4 ESV / 129 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 123 helpful votes

Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

Proverbs 25:18 ESV / 118 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:9 ESV / 117 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 114 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Romans 3:4 ESV / 112 helpful votes

By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.”

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 107 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Proverbs 12:19 ESV / 104 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:5 ESV / 99 helpful votes

Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Proverbs 19:5 ESV / 99 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 1:9-11 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.

Proverbs 19:22 ESV / 94 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 90 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.

1 Timothy 1:10 ESV / 83 helpful votes

The sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,

Revelation 21:27 ESV / 81 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.

Proverbs 26:28 ESV / 81 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 81 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.

Leviticus 19:11 ESV / 80 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:20 ESV / 78 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.

Proverbs 21:6 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

John 17:17 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Titus 1:2 ESV / 70 helpful votes

In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

Proverbs 30:6 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.

1 John 2:22 ESV / 69 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.

Psalm 101:7 ESV / 67 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 6:18 ESV / 66 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.

John 14:6 ESV / 66 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.

Psalm 119:163 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Psalm 58:3 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Psalm 63:11 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:25 ESV / 61 helpful votes

A truthful witness saves lives, but one who breathes out lies is deceitful.

1 Peter 2:1-20 ESV / 59 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. ...

Acts 5:3 ESV / 58 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 / 58 helpful votes

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

Exodus 23:2 ESV / 56 helpful votes

You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice,

Genesis 3:4 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Revelation 2:2 ESV / 52 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.

Psalm 119:69 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:33-37 ESV / 49 helpful votes

“Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

Psalm 116:11 ESV / 49 helpful votes

I said in my alarm, “All mankind are liars.”

Proverbs 17:7 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Psalm 31:18 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

Psalm 5:6 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:9-10 ESV / 46 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.

Psalm 109:2 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Psalm 59:12 ESV / 46 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,

Numbers 23:19 ESV / 46 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?

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 45 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Isaiah 32:7 ESV / 45 helpful votes

As for the scoundrel—his devices are evil; he plans wicked schemes to ruin the poor with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is right.

Proverbs 26:18-19 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 23:32 ESV / 44 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.

Proverbs 10:18 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Zechariah 8:16 ESV / 43 helpful votes

These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace;

Psalm 55:23 ESV / 43 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.

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 42 helpful votes

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Nahum 3:1 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

James 1:26 ESV / 40 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

Matthew 15:19 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 5:20 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 2:9 ESV / 36 helpful votes

The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders,

Galatians 5:25-26 ESV / 36 helpful votes

If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Proverbs 30:5-6 ESV / 36 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.

1 Timothy 1:9-10 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,

Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, ...

Zephaniah 3:13 ESV / 35 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.”

Hosea 4:2 ESV / 35 helpful votes

There is swearing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.

Proverbs 11:1 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

Matthew 15:18-20 ESV / 32 helpful votes

But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

Psalm 119:29 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Matthew 23:1-39 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat, so practice and observe whatever they tell you—but not what they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger. They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, ...

Psalm 12:2 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Revelation 22:18-19 ESV / 29 helpful votes

I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 29 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.

Leviticus 19:11-12 ESV / 29 helpful votes

“You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another. You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord.

Revelation 18:23 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And the light of a lamp will shine in you no more, and the voice of bridegroom and bride will be heard in you no more, for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

John 3:16 ESV / 27 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.

Revelation 21:7-8 ESV / 26 helpful votes

The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 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.”

1 John 5:10 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son.

1 John 2:4 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:10 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;

Micah 6:6-8 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Psalm 51:6 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

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