100 Bible Verses about Bearing False Witness

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 251 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 / 250 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 207 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Proverbs 19:9 ESV / 171 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 100 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.

Matthew 19:18 ESV / 84 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 / 76 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.

1 John 2:4 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 68 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 14:6 ESV / 56 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.

1 John 4:1 ESV / 54 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.

Romans 13:9 ESV / 52 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.”

Exodus 23:1 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

Romans 6:23 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 5:20 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:19 ESV / 36 helpful votes

A false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 14:5 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Matthew 24:24 ESV / 32 helpful votes

For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.

Proverbs 25:18 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 24:28 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:28 ESV / 30 helpful votes

A false witness will perish, but the word of a man who hears will endure.

Proverbs 12:17 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Revelation 22:19 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV / 29 helpful votes

But test everything; hold fast what is good.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Luke 23:34 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.

Matthew 5:33-37 ESV / 28 helpful votes

“Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

Romans 4:25 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.

Deuteronomy 19:15-21 ESV / 25 helpful votes

“A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed. Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established. If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing, then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days. The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. ...

Psalm 27:12 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence.

Titus 1:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Romans 2:16 ESV / 23 helpful votes

On that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

Mark 16:20 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs.]]

Psalm 35:11 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Malicious witnesses rise up; they ask me of things that I do not know.

John 17:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Mark 10:19 ESV / 21 helpful votes

You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’”

Matthew 5:18 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

Leviticus 19:28 ESV / 21 helpful votes

You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21 ESV / 19 helpful votes

If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing, then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days. The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. And the rest shall hear and fear, and shall never again commit any such evil among you. ...

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Acts 6:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And they set up false witnesses who said, “This man never ceases to speak words against this holy place and the law,

Matthew 15:19 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:1-5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

Acts 6:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Then they secretly instigated men who said, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God.”

Mark 14:56 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For many bore false witness against him, but their testimony did not agree.

Luke 18:20 ESV / 15 helpful votes

You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’”

1 Kings 21:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And the two worthless men came in and sat opposite him. And the worthless men brought a charge against Naboth in the presence of the people, saying, “Naboth cursed God and the king.” So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

Exodus 23:1-2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice,

Exodus 3:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

Luke 3:14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.”

Proverbs 19:28 ESV / 14 helpful votes

A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.

Deuteronomy 19:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing,

Leviticus 19:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Exodus 23:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked.

Revelation 21:27 ESV / 13 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.

1 John 1:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

Leviticus 5:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“If anyone sins in that he hears a public adjuration to testify, and though he is a witness, whether he has seen or come to know the matter, yet does not speak, he shall bear his iniquity;

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

John 18:37 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”

Matthew 26:59-61 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Now the chief priests and the whole Council were seeking false testimony against Jesus that they might put him to death, but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last two came forward and said, “This man said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to rebuild it in three days.’”

Matthew 16:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Proverbs 14:25 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 19:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed. Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established.

Leviticus 19:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord.

Revelation 20:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 2:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

John 10:30 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I and the Father are one.”

Luke 16:19-31 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. ...

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 11 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.’

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:1-26 ESV / 11 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, ...

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Romans 13:1-14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...

Romans 10:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 9:27 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved,

Acts 2:22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know—

John 9:1-41 ESV / 9 helpful votes

As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 9 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. 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.

Luke 13:1-35 ESV / 9 helpful votes

There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” ...

Matthew 26:60 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last two came forward

James 2:25 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?

Hebrews 6:18 ESV / 8 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.

Hebrews 5:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food,

1 Timothy 1:1-20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. ...

Romans 2:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them

Matthew 19:1-30 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. And large crowds followed him, and he healed them there. And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? ...

Proverbs 22:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.

Proverbs 6:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him:

Psalm 15:1-2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart;

Deuteronomy 19:16-20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing, then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days. The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. And the rest shall hear and fear, and shall never again commit any such evil among you.

Deuteronomy 5:16-20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. “‘You shall not murder. “‘And you shall not commit adultery. “‘And you shall not steal. “‘And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

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