100 Bible Verses about Punishment For Lying

Proverbs 19:5 ESV / 81 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 73 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 / 72 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.

Proverbs 19:9 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:9 ESV / 65 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 63 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 60 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.

Psalm 101:7 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:19 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 51 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.

Psalm 5:6 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:11 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:11-12 ESV / 47 helpful votes

“You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another. You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:5 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Numbers 23:19 ESV / 40 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?

Psalm 58:3 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Titus 1:2 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:163 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:1 ESV / 31 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.

Proverbs 14:25 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Psalm 31:18 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:16-17 ESV / 30 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,

Genesis 3:4 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:9-10 ESV / 29 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 26:28 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Revelation 22:15 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:4 ESV / 28 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 15:18-20 ESV / 28 helpful votes

But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

Proverbs 26:24-28 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart; when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart; though his hatred be covered with deception, his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly. Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling. A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Psalm 55:23 ESV / 28 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.

1 John 2:4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

Romans 13:9 ESV / 27 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.”

Romans 1:25 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

Proverbs 24:28 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:7 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:27 ESV / 26 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.

Revelation 2:2 ESV / 26 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.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 26 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

James 5:12 ESV / 26 helpful votes

But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

Acts 5:3 ESV / 26 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?

Acts 5:1-9 ESV / 26 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. ...

Proverbs 11:1 ESV / 26 helpful votes

A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.

Genesis 3:4-5 ESV / 26 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.”

1 Peter 2:1 ESV / 25 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

Hebrews 6:18 ESV / 25 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.

Zechariah 10:2 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For the household gods utter nonsense, and the diviners see lies; they tell false dreams and give empty consolation. Therefore the people wander like sheep; they are afflicted for lack of a shepherd.

Daniel 2:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

If you do not make the dream known to me, there is but one sentence for you. You have agreed to speak lying and corrupt words before me till the times change. Therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that you can show me its interpretation.”

Jeremiah 23:32 ESV / 25 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.

Proverbs 30:32 ESV / 25 helpful votes

If you have been foolish, exalting yourself, or if you have been devising evil, put your hand on your mouth.

Proverbs 25:18 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

James 3:14 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Nahum 3:1 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 44:20 ESV / 23 helpful votes

He feeds on ashes; a deluded heart has led him astray, and he cannot deliver himself or say, “Is there not a lie in my right hand?”

Proverbs 21:6 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:29 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Genesis 12:11-13 ESV / 23 helpful votes

When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, “I know that you are a woman beautiful in appearance, and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me, but they will let you live. Say you are my sister, that it may go well with me because of you, and that my life may be spared for your sake.”

Genesis 18:15 ESV / 22 helpful votes

But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. He said, “No, but you did laugh.”

1 Peter 3:10 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;

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.

Luke 8:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light.

Zechariah 8:16 ESV / 21 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;

Revelation 20:10 ESV / 20 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.

Psalm 51:6 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Proverbs 20:23 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Unequal weights are an abomination to the Lord, and false scales are not good.

Proverbs 15:27 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.

Proverbs 13:11 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Revelation 20:3 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.

Romans 12:17-21 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 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.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Luke 16:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

Ephesians 4:28 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

1 John 1:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Deuteronomy 24:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“If a man is found stealing one of his brothers of the people of Israel, and if he treats him as a slave or sells him, then that thief shall die. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.

Leviticus 19:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning.

Acts 5:5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it.

Psalm 101:5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.

Psalm 62:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. Selah

Revelation 3:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

Leviticus 5:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“If anyone sins, doing any of the things that by the Lord's commandments ought not to be done, though he did not know it, then realizes his guilt, he shall bear his iniquity.

Proverbs 13:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

Proverbs 26:24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart;

Proverbs 19:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:19-20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.

Psalm 119:69 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 32:7 ESV / 9 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 10:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 26:18-19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”

Proverbs 25:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

Proverbs 17:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Psalm 120:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.

Psalm 59:12 ESV / 8 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,

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