Bible Verses About Lies: 11 Powerful Verses


Proverbs 12:22

ESVLying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
KJVLying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.
NASBLying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.
NIVThe LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.
NLTThe LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.

1 Corinthians 10:13

ESVNo temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
KJVThere hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
NASBNo temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.
NIVNo temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
NLTThe temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.

Also see Bible Verses About Unity to learn more.

1 John 2:4

ESVWhoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,
KJVHe that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
NASBThe one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
NIVWhoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.
NLTIf someone claims, “I know God,” but doesn’t obey God’s commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth.

Psalm 101:7

ESVNo one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes.
KJVHe that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
NASBHe who practices deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who speaks falsehood shall not maintain his position before me.
NIVNo one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence.
NLTI will not allow deceivers to serve in my house, and liars will not stay in my presence.

Also see Bible Verses About the Future to learn more.

2 Corinthians 5:17

ESVTherefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
KJVTherefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
NASBTherefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
NIVTherefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
NLTThis means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

Romans 1:30

ESVSlanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
KJVBackbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
NASBslanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
NIVslanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;
NLTThey are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents.

Also see Bible Verses About Jealousy to learn more.

1 Timothy 1:10

ESVThe sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,
KJVFor whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
NASBand immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,
NIVfor the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine
NLTThe law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching

Romans 1:29

ESVThey were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,
KJVBeing filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
NASBbeing filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips,
NIVThey have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,
NLTTheir lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip.

Also see Bible Verses About New Beginnings to learn more.

Matthew 5:11

ESV“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
KJVBlessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
NASB“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
NIV“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
NLT“God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers.

2 Peter 3:9

ESVThe Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
KJVThe Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
NASBThe Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
NIVThe Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
NLTThe Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.

Proverbs 12:19

ESVTruthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
KJVThe lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
NASBTruthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.
NIVTruthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
NLTTruthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.

Romans 12:2

ESVDo not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
KJVAnd be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
NASBAnd do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
NIVDo not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
NLTDon’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

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