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Scriptures on "Lying"

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Do not lie. Do not deceive one another. (Leviticus 19:11)

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

The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful. (Proverbs 12:22)

You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors. (Psalm 5:6)

Better to be poor than a liar. (Proverbs 19:22)

He whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble.
(Proverbs 17:20)

O Lord, do not your eyes look for truth? (Jeremiah 5:3)

Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. (Proverbs 12:19)

An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.
(Proverbs 24:26)

The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace. (Proverbs 13:5)

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
(Proverbs 11:3)

I hate and abhor falsehood but I love your law.
(Psalm 119:163)

A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin. (Proverbs 26:28)

Friend deceives friend, and no one speaks the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they weary themselves with sinning. (Jeremiah 9:5)

You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth. (Psalm 52:3)

Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is the man who gives false testimony against his neighbor.
(Proverbs 25:18)

Like a madman shooting firebrands or deadly arrows is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, "I was only joking!" (Proverbs 26:18-19)

Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. (Ephesians 4:25)

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. (Deuteronomy 5:20)

Keep falsehood and lies far from me. (Proverbs 30:7-8)

Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through your law. (Psalm 119:29)

Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. (Psalm 34:12-13)

For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned. (Matthew 12:37)

**Copyright, 2002, Brian Campbell (Permission is granted to copy for personal use only.)

 


Lying

 

Excerpts from Dr. Campbell's Book: Godly Counsel
Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved

 
Don’t Lie:  God detests people who tell lies, but He delights in people who are truthful.49 If you love life and want to have good things happen to you, then you should watch what you say and avoid telling lies.50 In addition, you are also to avoid “deception,”51,52 which is a less obvious form of lying.

If you don’t refrain from lying and deception, the consequences can be severe. Scriptures indicate that God “destroys” those who tell lies, and He “abhors” deceitful men.53 Moreover, no one who prac-tices lying or deceit [and is unrepentant] will dwell in God’s house or stand in His presence.54

Don’t Tell Falsehoods: God pays special attention to lies that are targeted at our neighbors (also called “falsehoods”). The Ninth Commandment states: “You shall not give false witness against your neighbor.”55 This is because, when you lie about your neigh-bor, you can cause him or her great harm.56 As Christians, we should be especially careful about telling falsehoods about one an-other, as we are all members of one body.57

Some people lie or deceive in order to cheat and steal from others. Although such actions may bring temporary rewards, God cautions us about engaging in dishonest behavior.58,59 A fortune made through lying can be quickly lost and such ill-gotten gains can prove to be a deadly snare.60 In the final analysis, it is better to be poor than to be a liar.61

Scriptures:
 
The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights
in men who are truthful.
(Proverbs 12:22)49

Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.
(Psalm 34:12-13)50

Do not lie. Do not deceive one another.
(Leviticus 19:11)51

Keep me from deceitful ways.
(Psalm 119:29)52

You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty
and deceitful men the LORD abhors.
(Psalm 5:6)53

No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one
who speaks falsely will stand in my presence.
(Psalm 101:7)54

"You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
(Exodus 20:16)55

Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is the man who
gives false testimony against his neighbor.
(Proverbs 25:18)56

Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truth-
fully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.
(Ephesians 4:25)57

For the LORD your God detests anyone who does these things,
anyone who deals dishonestly.
(Deuteronomy 25:16)58

Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man,
but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel.
(Proverbs 20:17)59

A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor
and a deadly snare.
(Proverbs 21:6)60

Better to be poor than a liar.
(Proverbs 19:22)61

 







 
 

         

 

 

 

 


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