100 Bible Verses about Liars

Proverbs 19:9 ESV / 385 helpful votes

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

John 8:44 ESV / 344 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 / 325 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.”

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 250 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 220 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:19 ESV / 148 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 143 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:9 ESV / 142 helpful votes

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

Revelation 22:15 ESV / 134 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:5 ESV / 124 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:11 ESV / 121 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:5 ESV / 115 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 111 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 26:28 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:19 ESV / 106 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.”

Proverbs 19:5 ESV / 105 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:22 ESV / 102 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:163 ESV / 102 helpful votes

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

Psalm 101:7 ESV / 91 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 89 helpful votes

Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

Psalm 116:11 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:4 ESV / 88 helpful votes

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

John 14:6 ESV / 85 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.

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 85 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.

Acts 5:3 ESV / 84 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?

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 79 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 21:6 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:18 ESV / 77 helpful votes

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

Psalm 5:6 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:7 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:25 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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

Genesis 3:4 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 6:18 ESV / 72 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.

Exodus 23:1 ESV / 70 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 24:28 ESV / 67 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:27 ESV / 65 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.

Titus 1:2 ESV / 65 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:5 ESV / 65 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 26:18-19 ESV / 65 helpful votes

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

Psalm 63:11 ESV / 65 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 58:3 ESV / 63 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:69 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:29 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

Numbers 23:19 ESV / 59 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?

Psalm 109:2 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Psalm 31:18 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Psalm 55:23 ESV / 57 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.

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; ...

Proverbs 10:18 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Psalm 59:12 ESV / 56 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,

Deuteronomy 5:20 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 1:10 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

John 17:17 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Isaiah 32:7 ESV / 55 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.

Matthew 15:19 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

James 3:14 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

James 1:26 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

Zephaniah 3:13 ESV / 52 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.”

Revelation 2:2 ESV / 50 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.

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Zechariah 8:16 ESV / 48 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;

Colossians 3:9-10 ESV / 47 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.

Romans 3:4 ESV / 47 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.”

Psalm 12:2 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:6 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Hosea 4:2 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Nahum 3:1 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Matthew 15:18-20 ESV / 43 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.”

Jeremiah 23:32 ESV / 42 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.

Leviticus 19:11-12 ESV / 41 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.

1 John 2:4 ESV / 40 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 / 39 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;

Ezekiel 13:19 ESV / 39 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.

Proverbs 6:17 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:7-8 ESV / 38 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.”

Hosea 11:12 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit, but Judah still walks with God and is faithful to the Holy One.

Psalm 51:6 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:1 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 36 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.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 35 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.

1 Timothy 3:1-16 ESV / 35 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? ...

Romans 6:23 ESV / 34 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 8:55 ESV / 33 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.

1 John 2:22 ESV / 32 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 Timothy 1:9-10 ESV / 32 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,

Psalm 120:2 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:7-8 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Proverbs 26:24 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart;

Psalm 62:4 ESV / 29 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

Revelation 12:9 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

James 3:1 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 28 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.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Psalm 52:3 ESV / 28 helpful votes

You love evil more than good, and lying more than speaking what is right. Selah

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 28 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

1 John 2:21 ESV / 27 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.

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:25 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

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