34 Bible Verses about Lies

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 47 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Colossians 3:9-10 ESV / 44 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.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Romans 1:30 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

1 John 2:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:29 ESV / 18 helpful votes

They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,

Psalm 101:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Genesis 3:4-5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

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.

1 Timothy 1:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:26-2:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, ...

Proverbs 6:32-33 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself. He will get wounds and dishonor, and his disgrace will not be wiped away.

Galatians 5:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Jeremiah 1:4-7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak.

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

Matthew 5:28 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

John 8:1-59 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” ...

Joshua 4:15-16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Joshua, “Command the priests bearing the ark of the testimony to come up out of the Jordan.”

Leviticus 18:19-23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“You shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness while she is in her menstrual uncleanness. And you shall not lie sexually with your neighbor's wife and so make yourself unclean with her. You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord. You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. And you shall not lie with any animal and so make yourself unclean with it, neither shall any woman give herself to an animal to lie with it: it is perversion.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV / 6 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.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Proverbs 26:28 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 5 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 15:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway.

Leviticus 20:10-16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. If a man lies with his father's wife, he has uncovered his father's nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them. If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death; they have committed perversion; their blood is upon them. If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them. If a man takes a woman and her mother also, it is depravity; he and they shall be burned with fire, that there may be no depravity among you. ...

Proverbs 10:32 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, what is perverse.

Proverbs 10:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.

Proverbs 10:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Proverbs 10:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever winks the eye causes trouble, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Proverbs 10:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

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