100 Bible Verses about Liars

Proverbs 19:9 ESV / 279 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 191 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 / 178 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.

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 132 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:19 ESV / 79 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.”

Revelation 22:15 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 57 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.’

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 12:19 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:5 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 43 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.

Colossians 3:9 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:5 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 26:28 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

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? ...

Leviticus 19:11 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:5 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:5 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Psalm 116:11 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Psalm 101:7 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 31 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.

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,

Proverbs 19:22 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

Psalm 119:163 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:27 ESV / 27 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 30:6 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:18 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Psalm 5:6 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Exodus 23:1 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

John 17:17 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Proverbs 21:6 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:160 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.

Proverbs 24:28 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:25 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Psalm 58:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Romans 6:23 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 18:9-12 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you.

Revelation 20:15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Colossians 3:9-10 ESV / 21 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 2:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;

John 14:6 ESV / 21 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.

Matthew 24:35 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Proverbs 17:7 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Genesis 3:4 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Revelation 20:12 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.

James 3:14 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Acts 5:3 ESV / 19 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?

Hebrews 6:18 ESV / 18 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.

Titus 1:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 1:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Micah 6:6-8 ESV / 17 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 55:23 ESV / 17 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.

Deuteronomy 5:20 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Revelation 2:2 ESV / 16 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.

Luke 12:1-59 ESV / 16 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! ...

Isaiah 38:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For Sheol does not thank you; death does not praise you; those who go down to the pit do not hope for your faithfulness.

Isaiah 14:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Sheol beneath is stirred up to meet you when you come; it rouses the shades to greet you, all who were leaders of the earth; it raises from their thrones all who were kings of the nations.

Proverbs 26:18-19 ESV / 16 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 / 16 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 4:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you.

Revelation 21:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.

Revelation 18:23 ESV / 15 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.

2 Thessalonians 2:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 15 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.

Matthew 23:1-39 ESV / 15 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 119:69 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:29 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Exodus 34:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.”

1 John 4:20 ESV / 14 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.

Romans 3:4 ESV / 14 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 15:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Nahum 3:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:18 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Psalm 59:12 ESV / 14 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 / 14 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?

Revelation 22:18-19 ESV / 13 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.

1 John 2:22 ESV / 13 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 2:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 13 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.

James 1:26 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Zechariah 8:16 ESV / 13 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;

Zephaniah 3:13 ESV / 13 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.”

Jeremiah 23:32 ESV / 13 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.

Isaiah 32:7 ESV / 13 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 6:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 109:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:2-4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

Psalm 55:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Let death steal over them; let them go down to Sheol alive; for evil is in their dwelling place and in their heart.

Psalm 31:18 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 12:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Job 14:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Oh that you would hide me in Sheol, that you would conceal me until your wrath be past, that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!

Exodus 20:1-26 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, ...

Revelation 20:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.

Revelation 19:20 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.

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