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Bible Verses on Lying

The Bible says in James 3:8, "But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison." The tongue can be the most wicked weapon on earth, so use it wisely and speak your words with caution. As Christians, we shouldn't fill our lives with deceit. We should always strive to leave honest, open lives that are full of trust and love. But, since we are all human, sometimes it is hard to avoid lying.

White lies and small omissions are still lies - we should always remember that. The option to lie should not be a in a Christian's life; we should always think of the truth first. We are not made perfect and we are tainted by original Sin. But no matter how imperfect we are, we should always strive to be good people - and this means not lying.

Please read these Bible verses on lying if you need help with telling lies. Sometimes it is extremely difficult to tell the truth, but God can give you the courage to do so.

    Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die:
    Leviticus 19:11 You shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.
    Psalms 119:163 I hate and abhor lying: but your law do I love.
    Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.
    Proverbs 13:5 A righteous man hates lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and comes to shame.
    Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
    Proverbs 17:7 Excellent speech becomes not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
    Hosea 11:12 Ephraim compasses me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet rules with God, and is faithful with the saints.
    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.
    John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and stayed not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
    Acts 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
    Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.
    Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds;
    1 Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
    James 3:1 My brothers, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
    Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and makes a lie.