17 Bible Verses about Telling A Lie

Proverbs 12:19 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 27 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 19:5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 22 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.

Deuteronomy 5:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:9-10 ESV / 16 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.

Proverbs 19:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Numbers 23:19 ESV / 12 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?

Exodus 23:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 11 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 / 10 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

John 14:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Matthew 19:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,

John 8:44 ESV / 3 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.

John 3:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 3:16 ESV / 2 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.

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