Bible verses about lying and deceit.

List of Bible Verses About Lying and Deceit

Exodus 20:16 

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”

Proverbs 12:22 

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

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Psalm 101:7 

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

Colossians 3:9

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

Ephesians 4:25 

“Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.”

Proverbs 6:16-19 

“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…”

Leviticus 19:11 

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

Psalm 34:13 

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

Proverbs 19:5 

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

Revelation 21:8 

“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.”

Jeremiah 17:9 

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

Proverbs 26:28 

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

Psalm 120:2 

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

Romans 3:13-14 

“Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive. The venom of asps is under their lips.”

Psalm 5:6 

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

1 John 2:21 

“I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.”

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Proverbs 14:5 

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

Psalm 119:29 

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

Proverbs 21:6 

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

Bible verses about lying and deceit.

Matthew 15:19 

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

Colossians 3:9-10 

“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.”

Psalm 120:3-4 

“What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue? A warrior’s sharp arrows, with glowing coals of the broom tree!”

Proverbs 25:18 

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

Psalm 58:3 

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

Zechariah 8:17 

“Do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, declares the Lord.”

1 Peter 3:10 

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

Psalm 120:7 

“I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war!”

Revelation 14:5 

“And in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.”

Psalm 119:163 

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

1 John 1:8 

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

Psalm 144:8 

“Whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.”

1 Timothy 4:2 

“Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared.”

Psalm 52:2 

“Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.”

Jeremiah 9:5 

“Everyone deceives his neighbor, and no one speaks the truth; they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves committing iniquity.”

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Revelation 22:15 

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

Bible verses about lying and deceit.
Bible verse from the book of Colossians 3:9.

Psalm 120:6 

“Too long have I had my dwelling among those who hate peace.”

John 8:44 

“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 does not stand in 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.”

Isaiah 59:13-15 

“Transgressing and denying the Lord, and turning back from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart lying words.”

Psalm 109:2-3 

“For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues. They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause.”

Proverbs 26:24-26 

“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…”

Romans 1:29 

“They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips.”

Jeremiah 5:27-28 

“Like a cage full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; therefore they have become great and rich; they have grown fat and sleek. They know no bounds in deeds of evil; they judge not with justice the cause of the fatherless, to make it prosper, and they do not defend the rights of the needy.”

2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 

“The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.”

Psalm 7:14 

“Behold, the wicked man conceives evil and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies.”

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Jeremiah 14:14 

“And the Lord said to me: ‘The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds.'”

Bible verses about lying and deceit.
Bible verse from the book of Proverbs 12:22.

Romans 16:18 

“For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery, they deceive the hearts of the naive.”

Psalm 41:6 

“And when one comes to see me, he utters empty words, while his heart gathers iniquity; when he goes out, he tells it abroad.”

Jeremiah 23:25-26 

“I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart?”

Ephesians 5:6 

“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.”

Psalm 55:21 

“His speech was smooth as butter, yet war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.”

Jeremiah 29:8-9 

“For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are among you deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams that they dream, for it is a lie that they are prophesying to you in my name; I did not send them, declares the Lord.”

Colossians 2:8 

“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.”

Psalm 144:11 

“Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners, whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.”

2 Timothy 3:13 

“While evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

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Psalm 119:118 

“You spurn all who go astray from your statutes, for their cunning is in vain.”

Bible verses about lying and deceit.
Bible verse from the book of Exodus 20:15.

2 Timothy 2:13 

“If we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself.”

Psalm 78:36-37 

“But they flattered him with their mouths; they lied to him with their tongues. Their heart was not steadfast toward him; they were not faithful to his covenant.”

2 Corinthians 4:2 

“But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.”

Psalm 119:69 

“The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts.”

Galatians 6:7 

“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”