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23 Bible Verses about Lying

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For, Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.For “He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it.”
The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others.He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart; He who does not backbite with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend.
Save me, Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips And from a deceitful tongue.
He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”And He said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”
The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, But those who deal truthfully are His delight.
A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.A perverse man sows strife, And a whisperer separates the best of friends.
Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, And whoever spreads slander is a fool.
If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit.
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.He who walks with integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will become known.
Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.A talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.
An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.A faithful witness does not lie, But a false witness will utter lies.
Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.Remove falsehood and lies far from me; Give me neither poverty nor riches— Feed me with the food allotted to me.
The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.
The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.
Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you.
Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool— how much worse lying lips to a ruler!Excellent speech is not becoming to a fool, Much less lying lips to a prince.
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”

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