49 Scriptures on Lying (ESV)

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  1. Colossians 3:9-10 - "Do not lie to one another,..."
  2. Ephesians 4:25 - "Therefore, having put away falsehood, let..."
  3. Exodus 20:16 - ""You shall not bear false witness..."
  4. Psalm 34:12-13 - "What man is there who desires..."
  5. Deuteronomy 5:20 - ""'And you shall not bear false..."
  6. Leviticus 19:11-12 - ""You shall not steal; you shall..."
  7. Proverbs 12:22 - "Lying lips are an abomination to..."
  8. Proverbs 6:16-17 - "There are six things that the..."
  9. Jeremiah 17:9-10 - "The heart is deceitful above all..."
  10. Genesis 18:15 - "But Sarah denied it, saying, "I..."
  11. Genesis 20:1-2 - "From there Abraham journeyed toward the..."
  12. Genesis 26:6-7 - "So Isaac settled in Gerar. 7..."
  13. Genesis 27:18-19 - "So he went in to his..."
  14. Genesis 3:4-5 - "But the serpent said to the..."
  15. Genesis 12:11-13 - "When he was about to enter..."
  16. Acts 5:1-10 - "But a man named Ananias, with..."
  17. Genesis 4:9 - "Then the LORD said to Cain,..."
  18. Acts 6:11 - "Then they secretly instigated men who..."
  19. 2 Kings 5:22-27 - "And he said, "All is well...."
  20. Romans 3:8 - "And why not do evil that..."
  21. Proverbs 19:9 - "A false witness will not go..."
  22. Psalm 5:6 - "You destroy those who speak lies;..."
  23. Psalm 52:2-5 - "Your tongue plots destruction, like a..."
  24. Psalm 55:23 - "But you, O God, will cast..."
  25. Psalm 101:7 - "No one who practices deceit shall..."
  26. Nahum 3:1 - "Woe to the bloody city, all..."
  27. Jeremiah 6:13-15 - ""For from the least to the..."
  28. Revelation 21:8 - "But as for the cowardly, the..."
  29. Jeremiah 23:32 - "Behold, I am against those who..."
  30. 1 Timothy 1:9-10 - "understanding this, that the law is..."
  31. Revelation 22:15 - "Outside are the dogs and sorcerers..."
  32. Job 27:2-5 - ""As God lives, who has taken..."
  33. Revelation 2:2 - ""'I know your works, your toil..."
  34. 1 Timothy 4:1-2 - "Now the Spirit expressly says that..."
  35. 1 Kings 22:21-23 - "Then a spirit came forward and..."
  36. Proverbs 26:24-28 - "Whoever hates disguises himself with his..."
  37. 2 Chronicles 18:20-22 - "Then a spirit came forward and..."
  38. John 8:44 - "You are of your father the..."
  39. Revelation 13:14 - "and by the signs that it..."
  40. 1 John 2:22 - "Who is the liar but he..."
  41. 1 John 2:4 - "Whoever says "I know him" but..."
  42. Revelation 20:7-10 - "And when the thousand years are..."
  43. 1 John 4:20 - "If anyone says, "I love God,"..."
  44. 1 John 2:27 - "But the anointing that you received..."
  45. Psalm 58:3 - "The wicked are estranged from the..."
  46. Proverbs 14:5 - "A faithful witness does not lie,..."
  47. Daniel 2:9 - "if you do not make the..."
  48. Hosea 7:3 - "By their evil they make the..."
  49. Jeremiah 9:1-5 - "Oh that my head were waters,..."

1. Colossians 3:9-10

9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

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2. Ephesians 4:25

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

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3. Exodus 20:16

16 "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

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4. Psalm 34:12-13

12 What man is there who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? 13 Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

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5. Deuteronomy 5:20

20 "'And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

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6. Leviticus 19:11-12

11 "You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another. 12 You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

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7. Proverbs 12:22

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

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8. Proverbs 6:16-17

16 There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

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9. Jeremiah 17:9-10

9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? 10 "I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds."

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10. Genesis 18:15

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

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11. Genesis 20:1-2

1 From there Abraham journeyed toward the territory of the Negeb and lived between Kadesh and Shur; and he sojourned in Gerar. 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.

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12. Genesis 26:6-7

6 So Isaac settled in Gerar. 7 When the men of the place asked him about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," for he feared to say, "My wife," thinking, "lest the men of the place should kill me because of Rebekah," because she was attractive in appearance.

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13. Genesis 27:18-19

18 So he went in to his father and said, "My father." And he said, "Here I am. Who are you, my son?" 19 Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me; now sit up and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me."

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14. Genesis 3:4-5

4 But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

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15. Genesis 12:11-13

11 When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, "I know that you are a woman beautiful in appearance, 12 and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me, but they will let you live. 13 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."

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16. Acts 5:1-10

1 But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, 2 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. 3 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? 4 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." 5 When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it. 6 The young men rose and wrapped him up and carried him out and buried him. 7 After an interval of about three hours his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 And Peter said to her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for so much." And she said, "Yes, for so much." 9 But Peter said to her, "How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out." 10 Immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. When the young men came in they found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband.

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17. Genesis 4:9

9 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" He said, "I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?"

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18. Acts 6:11

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

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19. 2 Kings 5:22-27

22 And he said, "All is well. My master has sent me to say, 'There have just now come to me from the hill country of Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets. Please give them a talent of silver and two festal garments.'" 23 And Naaman said, "Be pleased to accept two talents." And he urged him and tied up two talents of silver in two bags, with two festal garments, and laid them on two of his servants. And they carried them before Gehazi. 24 And when he came to the hill, he took them from their hand and put them in the house, and he sent the men away, and they departed. 25 He went in and stood before his master, and Elisha said to him, "Where have you been, Gehazi?" And he said, "Your servant went nowhere." 26 But he said to him, "Did not my heart go when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Was it a time to accept money and garments, olive orchards and vineyards, sheep and oxen, male servants and female servants? 27 Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and to your descendants forever." So he went out from his presence a leper, like snow.

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20. Romans 3:8

8 And why not do evil that good may come?--as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.

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21. Proverbs 19:9

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

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22. Psalm 5:6

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

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23. Psalm 52:2-5

2 Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit. 3 You love evil more than good, and lying more than speaking what is right. Selah 4 You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue. 5 But God will break you down forever; he will snatch and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

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24. Psalm 55:23

23 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.

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25. Psalm 101:7

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

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26. Nahum 3:1

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

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27. Jeremiah 6:13-15

13 "For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely. 14 They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, 'Peace, peace,' when there is no peace. 15 Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed; they did not know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time that I punish them, they shall be overthrown," says the LORD.

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28. Revelation 21:8

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."

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29. Jeremiah 23:32

32 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.

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30. 1 Timothy 1:9-10

9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,

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31. Revelation 22:15

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

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32. Job 27:2-5

2 "As God lives, who has taken away my right, and the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter, 3 as long as my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils, 4 my lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit. 5 Far be it from me to say that you are right; till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.

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33. Revelation 2:2

2 "'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.

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34. 1 Timothy 4:1-2

1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, 2 through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

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35. 1 Kings 22:21-23

21 Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD, saying, 'I will entice him.' 22 And the LORD said to him, 'By what means?' And he said, 'I will go out, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And he said, 'You are to entice him, and you shall succeed; go out and do so.' 23 Now therefore behold, the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; the LORD has declared disaster for you."

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36. Proverbs 26:24-28

24 Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart; 25 when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart; 26 though his hatred be covered with deception, his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly. 27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling. 28 A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

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37. 2 Chronicles 18:20-22

20 Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD, saying, 'I will entice him.' And the LORD said to him, 'By what means?' 21 And he said, 'I will go out, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And he said, 'You are to entice him, and you shall succeed; go out and do so.' 22 Now therefore behold, the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of these your prophets. The LORD has declared disaster concerning you."

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38. John 8:44

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 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.

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39. Revelation 13:14

14 and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived.

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40. 1 John 2:22

22 Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.

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41. 1 John 2:4

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

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42. Revelation 20:7-10

7 And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. 9 And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them, 10 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.

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43. 1 John 4:20

20 If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

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44. 1 John 2:27

27 But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything--and is true and is no lie, just as it has taught you--abide in him.

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45. Psalm 58:3

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

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46. Proverbs 14:5

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

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47. Daniel 2:9

9 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."

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48. Hosea 7:3

3 By their evil they make the king glad, and the princes by their treachery.

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49. Jeremiah 9:1-5

1 Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! 2 Oh that I had in the desert a travelers' lodging place, that I might leave my people and go away from them! For they are all adulterers, a company of treacherous men. 3 They bend their tongue like a bow; falsehood and not truth has grown strong in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know me, declares the LORD. 4 Let everyone beware of his neighbor, and put no trust in any brother, for every brother is a deceiver, and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer. 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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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 34:12-13
  2. Psalm 5:6
  3. Psalm 52:2-5
  4. Psalm 55:23
  5. Psalm 101:7
  6. Psalm 58:3
  7. Genesis 3:4-5
  8. Genesis 4:9
  9. Genesis 12:11-13
  10. Genesis 18:15
  11. Genesis 20:1-2
  12. Genesis 26:6-7
  13. Genesis 27:18-19
  14. Exodus 20:16
  15. Leviticus 19:11-12
  16. Deuteronomy 5:20
  17. 1 Kings 22:21-23
  18. 2 Kings 5:22-27
  19. 2 Chronicles 18:20-22
  20. Job 27:2-5
  21. Proverbs 6:16-17
  22. Proverbs 12:22
  23. Proverbs 14:5
  24. Proverbs 19:9
  25. Proverbs 26:24-28
  26. Jeremiah 6:13-15
  27. Jeremiah 9:1-5
  28. Jeremiah 17:9-10
  29. Jeremiah 23:32
  30. Daniel 2:9
  31. Hosea 7:3
  32. Nahum 3:1
  33. John 8:44
  34. 1 John 2:4
  35. 1 John 2:22
  36. 1 John 4:20
  37. 1 John 2:27
  38. Acts 5:1-10
  39. Acts 6:11
  40. Romans 3:8
  41. Ephesians 4:25
  42. Colossians 3:9-10
  43. 1 Timothy 1:9-10
  44. 1 Timothy 4:1-2
  45. Revelation 2:2
  46. Revelation 13:14
  47. Revelation 20:7-10
  48. Revelation 21:8
  49. Revelation 22:15

Psalm 34:12-13

12 What man is there who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? 13 Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

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Psalm 5:6

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

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Psalm 52:2-5

2 Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit. 3 You love evil more than good, and lying more than speaking what is right. Selah 4 You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue. 5 But God will break you down forever; he will snatch and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

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Psalm 55:23

23 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.

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Psalm 101:7

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

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Psalm 58:3

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

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Genesis 3:4-5

4 But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

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Genesis 4:9

9 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" He said, "I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?"

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Genesis 12:11-13

11 When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, "I know that you are a woman beautiful in appearance, 12 and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me, but they will let you live. 13 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."

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Genesis 18:15

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

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Genesis 20:1-2

1 From there Abraham journeyed toward the territory of the Negeb and lived between Kadesh and Shur; and he sojourned in Gerar. 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.

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Genesis 26:6-7

6 So Isaac settled in Gerar. 7 When the men of the place asked him about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," for he feared to say, "My wife," thinking, "lest the men of the place should kill me because of Rebekah," because she was attractive in appearance.

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Genesis 27:18-19

18 So he went in to his father and said, "My father." And he said, "Here I am. Who are you, my son?" 19 Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me; now sit up and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me."

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Exodus 20:16

16 "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

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Leviticus 19:11-12

11 "You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another. 12 You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

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Deuteronomy 5:20

20 "'And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

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1 Kings 22:21-23

21 Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD, saying, 'I will entice him.' 22 And the LORD said to him, 'By what means?' And he said, 'I will go out, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And he said, 'You are to entice him, and you shall succeed; go out and do so.' 23 Now therefore behold, the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; the LORD has declared disaster for you."

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2 Kings 5:22-27

22 And he said, "All is well. My master has sent me to say, 'There have just now come to me from the hill country of Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets. Please give them a talent of silver and two festal garments.'" 23 And Naaman said, "Be pleased to accept two talents." And he urged him and tied up two talents of silver in two bags, with two festal garments, and laid them on two of his servants. And they carried them before Gehazi. 24 And when he came to the hill, he took them from their hand and put them in the house, and he sent the men away, and they departed. 25 He went in and stood before his master, and Elisha said to him, "Where have you been, Gehazi?" And he said, "Your servant went nowhere." 26 But he said to him, "Did not my heart go when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Was it a time to accept money and garments, olive orchards and vineyards, sheep and oxen, male servants and female servants? 27 Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and to your descendants forever." So he went out from his presence a leper, like snow.

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2 Chronicles 18:20-22

20 Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD, saying, 'I will entice him.' And the LORD said to him, 'By what means?' 21 And he said, 'I will go out, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And he said, 'You are to entice him, and you shall succeed; go out and do so.' 22 Now therefore behold, the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of these your prophets. The LORD has declared disaster concerning you."

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Job 27:2-5

2 "As God lives, who has taken away my right, and the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter, 3 as long as my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils, 4 my lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit. 5 Far be it from me to say that you are right; till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.

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Proverbs 6:16-17

16 There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

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Proverbs 12:22

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

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Proverbs 14:5

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

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Proverbs 19:9

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

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Proverbs 26:24-28

24 Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart; 25 when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart; 26 though his hatred be covered with deception, his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly. 27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling. 28 A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

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Jeremiah 6:13-15

13 "For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely. 14 They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, 'Peace, peace,' when there is no peace. 15 Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed; they did not know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time that I punish them, they shall be overthrown," says the LORD.

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Jeremiah 9:1-5

1 Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! 2 Oh that I had in the desert a travelers' lodging place, that I might leave my people and go away from them! For they are all adulterers, a company of treacherous men. 3 They bend their tongue like a bow; falsehood and not truth has grown strong in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know me, declares the LORD. 4 Let everyone beware of his neighbor, and put no trust in any brother, for every brother is a deceiver, and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer. 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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Jeremiah 17:9-10

9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? 10 "I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds."

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Jeremiah 23:32

32 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.

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Daniel 2:9

9 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."

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Hosea 7:3

3 By their evil they make the king glad, and the princes by their treachery.

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Nahum 3:1

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

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John 8:44

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 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.

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1 John 2:4

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

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1 John 2:22

22 Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.

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1 John 4:20

20 If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

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1 John 2:27

27 But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything--and is true and is no lie, just as it has taught you--abide in him.

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Acts 5:1-10

1 But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, 2 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. 3 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? 4 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." 5 When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it. 6 The young men rose and wrapped him up and carried him out and buried him. 7 After an interval of about three hours his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 And Peter said to her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for so much." And she said, "Yes, for so much." 9 But Peter said to her, "How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out." 10 Immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. When the young men came in they found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband.

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Acts 6:11

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

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Romans 3:8

8 And why not do evil that good may come?--as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.

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Ephesians 4:25

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

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Colossians 3:9-10

9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

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1 Timothy 1:9-10

9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,

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1 Timothy 4:1-2

1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, 2 through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

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Revelation 2:2

2 "'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.

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Revelation 13:14

14 and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived.

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Revelation 20:7-10

7 And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. 9 And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them, 10 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.

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Revelation 21:8

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."

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Revelation 22:15

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

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