Bible Verses by Topic: Lying
What does the Bible say about Lying
The tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes
great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on
fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a
world of evil among the parts of the body. It
corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of
his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
You shall not give false testimony against your
'Do not go about spreading slander among your
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my
heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from
The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and
his tongue speaks what is just.
Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret, him will I
put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud
heart, him will I not endure.
Proverbs 11: 9;13
With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor,
but through knowledge the righteous escape... A
gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man
keeps a secret.
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but
the speech of the upright rescues them.
He who covers over an offense promotes love, but
whoever repeats the matter separates close friends
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they
go down to a man's inmost parts.
A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who
talks too much.
He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is
gracious will have the king for his friend.
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be
glad; my inmost being will rejoice when your lips
speak what is right
As a north wind brings rain, so a sly tongue brings
Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a
quarrel dies down. As charcoal to embers and as wood
to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling
The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as
perfume and incense.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…
But I tell you that men will have to give account on
the day of judgment for every careless word they
Brothers, if you have a message of encouragement for
the people, please speak.
Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said
much to encourage and strengthen the brothers.
He traveled through that area, speaking many words
of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and
speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all
members of one body.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your
mouth, but that which is good to the use of
edifying, that it may minister grace unto the
hearers... Get rid of all bitterness, rage and
anger, brawling and slander, along with every form
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is
noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever
is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is
excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
1 Thessalonians 5:10-12
He died for us so that, whether we are awake or
asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore
encourage one another and build each other up, just
as in fact you are doing.
1 Timothy 3:10-11
They must first be tested; and then if there is
nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. In
the same way, their wives[a] are to be women worthy
of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and
trustworthy in everything.
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is
called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by
1 Peter 3:10;16
Whoever would love life and see good days must keep
his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful
speech...keeping a clear conscience, so that those
who speak maliciously against your good behavior in
Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
1 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking
the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should
do it with the strength God provides, so that in all
things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.
My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should
be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become
Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who
speaks against his brother or judges him speaks
against the law and judges it. When you judge the
law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment
3 John 1:12
Demetrius is well spoken of by everyone--and even by
the truth itself. We also speak well of him, and you
know that our testimony is true.
What does the Bible say about Lying?