"These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven
are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying
tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, an heart
that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in
running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies,
and he that soweth discord among brethren."
"He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit...The lip of truth shall be established for ever:
but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Deceit is in the
heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors
of peace is joy. There shall no evil happen to the just:
but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. Lying lips
are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly
are his delight." (Proverbs 12:17-22.)
"A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man
is loathsome, and cometh to shame." (Proverbs 13:5).
"A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that
speaketh lies shall not escape...A false witness shall not be
unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish." (Proverbs
"The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a
vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death." (Proverbs 21:6).
"A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth
speaketh constantly." (Proverbs 21:28).
"A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour
is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow." (Proverbs 25:18).
"A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted
by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin." (Proverbs 26:28).
"You shall destroy those who speak falsehood;
The LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man...For there is no
faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness;
their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast
them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have
rebelled against thee." (Psalm 5:6-10).
"They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with
flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. The LORD
shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh
proud things: Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail;
our lips are our own: who is lord over us?" (Psalm 12:2-4).
"LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell
in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh
righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart." (Psalm
"Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not
iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile." (Psalm 32:2).
"Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him,
Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!" (John 1:47).
"The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but
war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were
they drawn swords. Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall
sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of
destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half
their days; but I will trust in thee." (Psalm 55:21-23).
"Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?
Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper." (Psalm 120:2-4).
"And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but
they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they
proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD. Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in
any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every
neighbour will walk with slanders. And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not
speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies,
and weary themselves to commit iniquity. Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit
they refuse to know me, saith the LORD. Therefore thus saith the
LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how
shall I do for the daughter of my people? Their tongue is as an
arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to
his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.
Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD: shall
not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?" (Jeremiah
"But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face
from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity;
your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity."
"These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every
man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth
and peace in your gates: And let none of you imagine evil in
your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for
all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD." (Zechariah
"And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are
without fault before the throne of God." (Revelation 14:5).
"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the
abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have
their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." (Revelation
"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy
neighbour." (Exodus 20:16, Deuteronomy 5:20).
"He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no
murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal,
Thou shalt not bear false witness..." (Matthew 19:18).
"Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand
with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness." (Exodus 23:1).
"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your
father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and
abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When
he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and
the father of it." (John 8:44).
"But we know that the law is good, if a man use it
lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous
man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and
for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers
and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for 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; according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which
was committed to my trust." (1 Timothy 1:8).
"Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with
his neighbour: for we are members one of another." (Ephesians
"And even as they did not like to retain God in their
knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those
things which are not convenient; Being filled with all
unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity;
whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters,
inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural
affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such
things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have
pleasure in them that do them." (Romans 1:28-32).
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh
after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together
become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have
used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full
of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and
misery are in their ways: and the way of peace have they not known: There is no
fear of God before their eyes." (Romans 3:10-18).
"Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and
hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, as newborn
babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow
thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious." (1
"For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also
suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow
his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:..." (1
"For he that will love life, and see good days, let him
refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no
guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and
ensue it." (1 Peter 3:10-11).