48 Bible Verses about Lying Lips

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 180 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 178 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.

Proverbs 12:19 ESV / 143 helpful votes

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

John 8:44 ESV / 91 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 / 71 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 24:28 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Exodus 23:1 ESV / 59 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:1 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Colossians 3:9-10 ESV / 52 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.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Colossians 3:9 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:17 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit.

1 John 1:10 ESV / 37 helpful votes

If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Proverbs 14:5 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:8 ESV / 30 helpful votes

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

Revelation 21:27 ESV / 29 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.

James 1:19 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Acts 5:1-11 ESV / 29 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. ...

Leviticus 19:11 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1 John 2:4 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

James 3:14 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Psalm 34:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

James 4:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

Ephesians 1:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

John 14:6 ESV / 14 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 21:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 13 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.

James 2:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Romans 3:10-18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” “Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.” ...

Psalm 119:163 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

James 1:19-22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Matthew 2:1-23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: ...

Proverbs 18:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.

Job 1:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

James 3:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Ephesians 2:1-22 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— ...

Psalm 115:1-18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see. ...

1 John 3:1-24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. ...

Titus 1:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.”

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