7 Bible Verses About Lying

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires.

John 8:44 New International Version

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.


A lying tongue hates those it hurts,

Proverbs 26:28 New International Version

A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.


better to be poor than a liar

Proverbs 19:22

What a person desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.


speak truthfully to your neighbor

Ephesians 4:25 New International Version

Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.


The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits

1 Timothy 4:1-2 New International Version

The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.


all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur

Revelation 21:8 New International Version

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.


their tongues speak deceitfully.
13 Therefore, I have begun to destroy you,
to ruin you because of your sins.

Micah 6:11-13 New International Version

Shall I acquit someone with dishonest scales,
with a bag of false weights?
12 Your rich people are violent;
your inhabitants are liars
and their tongues speak deceitfully.
13 Therefore, I have begun to destroy you,
to ruin you because of your sins.

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