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National Association of Christian Ministers: Verses About

Below are Bible verses about lies:

1. Proverbs 12:22: “The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.”

2. Exodus 20:16: “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.”

3. Ephesians 4:25: “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.”

4. Proverbs 6:16-19: “There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.”

5. Colossians 3:9-10: “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.”

6. Proverbs 19:9: “A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish.”

7. Proverbs 14:5: “An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.”

8. Psalm 101:7: “No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence.”

9. Zechariah 8:16: “These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts.”

10. Revelation 21:8: “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

These verses emphasize the importance of truthfulness, integrity, and the detestable nature of lying in the eyes of God. They urge believers to speak truthfully, avoid deception, and promote honesty in their interactions with others. Lying is considered a sin and is condemned throughout the Bible, as it goes against the character and nature of God, who is truth.