Lying

  • Forbidden.

    Leviticus 19:11 Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

    Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

  • Hateful to God.

    Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

  • An abomination to God.

    Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

  • lying (KJV Dictionary)

  • A hindrance to prayer.

    Isaiah 59:2-3 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. 3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.

  • The devil, the father of.

    John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

  • The devil excites men to.

    1 Kings 22:22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.

    Acts 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

  • See LYING in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

  • SAINTS
    • Hate.

      Psalms 119:163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.

      Proverbs 13:5 A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

    • Avoid.

      Isaiah 63:8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.

      Zephaniah 3:13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

    • Bible concordance for LYING

    • Respect not those who practice.

      Psalms 40:4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

    • Reject those who practice.

      Psalms 101:7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

    • Pray to be preserved from.

      Psalms 119:29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.

      Proverbs 30:8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:

  • Unbecoming in rulers.

    Proverbs 17:7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

  • The evil of rulers hearkening to.

    Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

  • False prophets addicted to.

    Jeremiah 23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

    Ezekiel 22:28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.

  • False witnesses addicted to.

    Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

    Proverbs 14:25 A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

  • Antinomians guilty of.

    1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

    1 John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

  • Hypocrites addicted to.

    Hosea 11:12 Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.

  • Hypocrites, a seed of.

    Isaiah 57:4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,

  • THE WICKED
    • Addicted to, from their infancy.

      Psalms 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

    • Love.

      Psalms 52:3 Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

    • Delight in.

      Psalms 62:4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

    • Seek after.

      Psalms 4:2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

    • Prepare their tongues for.

      Jeremiah 9:3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.

      Jeremiah 9:5 And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

    • Bring forth.

      Psalms 7:14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

    • Give heed to.

      Proverbs 17:4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

  • A characteristic of the Apostacy.

    2 Thessalonians 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

    1 Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

  • LEADS TO
    • Hatred.

      Proverbs 26:28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

    • Love of impure conversation.

      Proverbs 17:4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

  • Often accompanied by gross crimes.

    Hosea 4:1-2 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. 2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

  • Folly of concealing hatred by.

    Proverbs 10:18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

  • Vanity of getting riches by.

    Proverbs 21:6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

  • Shall be detected.

    Proverbs 12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

  • Poverty preferable to.

    Proverbs 19:22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

  • Excludes from heaven.

    Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

    Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

  • They who are guilty of, shall be cast into hell.

    Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

  • Punishment for.

    Psalms 5:6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

    Psalms 120:3-4 What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? 4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

  • Exemplified.

    The devil,

    Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

    Cain,

    Genesis 4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

    Sarah,

    Genesis 18:15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

    Jacob,

    Genesis 27:19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.

    Joseph's brethren,

    Genesis 37:31-32 And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood; 32 And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.

    Gibeonites,

    Joshua 9:9-13 And they said unto him, From a very far country thy servants are come because of the name of the LORD thy God: for we have heard the fame of him, and all that he did in Egypt, 10 And all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites, that were beyond Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og king of Bashan, which was at Ashtaroth. 11 Wherefore our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spake to us, saying, Take victuals with you for the journey, and go to meet them, and say unto them, We are your servants: therefore now make ye a league with us. 12 This our bread we took hot for our provision out of our houses on the day we came forth to go unto you; but now, behold, it is dry, and it is mouldy: ...

    Samson,

    Judges 16:10 And Delilah said unto Samson, Behold, thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: now tell me, I pray thee, wherewith thou mightest be bound.

    Saul,

    1 Samuel 15:13 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD.

    Michal,

    1 Samuel 19:14 And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, He is sick.

    David,

    1 Samuel 21:2 And David said unto Ahimelech the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed my servants to such and such a place.

    Prophet of Bethel,

    1 Kings 13:18 He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.

    Gehazi,

    2 Kings 5:22 And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.

    Job's friends,

    Job 13:4 But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.

    Ninevites,

    Nahum 3:1 Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not;

    Peter,

    Matthew 26:72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

    Ananias, &c.

    Acts 5:5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

    Cretans,

    Titus 1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

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