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8776 lies

8776 lies

Statements or answers which are untrue. Lying, false witness, deceit and false dealings are all condemned in Scripture.

Lying is condemned

Ps 34:12-13; Eph 4:25; Col 3:9-10 See also Ex 20:16 pp Dt 5:20; Lev 19:11-12; Pr 6:16-17; Pr 12:22; Jer 17:9-10

Examples of lying

Ge 3:4-5 the serpent to Eve; Ge 4:9 Cain to the Lord; Ge 12:11-13 Abraham urges Sarah to lie to the Egyptians; Ge 18:15 Sarah to the Lord; Ge 20:1-2 Abraham to Abimelech; Ge 26:6-7 Isaac to the men of Gerar Jacob to Isaac: Ge 27:18-19,24
Ge 39:14-18 Potiphar’s wife to her household servants; 2Ki 5:22-27 Gehazi to Naaman and then to Elisha; Ac 5:1-10 Ananias and Sapphira Some Jews persuaded others to lie about Stephen: Ac 6:11,13
Ac 25:7; Ro 3:8

Lying will not go unnoticed or unpunished

Pr 19:9 See also Ps 5:6; Ps 52:2-5; Ps 55:23; Ps 101:7; Jer 6:13-15; Jer 23:32; Na 3:1; 1Ti 1:9-10; Rev 21:8,27; Rev 22:15

God’s people should resist the temptation to lie

Job 27:2-5; Rev 2:2

Lying can be an act of malice

Pr 26:24-28

Lying can be the sign of a dead conscience

1Ti 4:1-2

A lying spirit

See also 1Ki 22:21-23 pp 2Ch 18:20-22

Lying is the hallmark of the devil and the antichrist

Jn 8:44 See also 1Jn 2:22; Rev 13:14; Rev 20:7-10

See also

4120Satan
5202accusation, false
5863flattery
6145deceit
8714dishonesty
8749false teachers
8750false teachings
8751false witness
8767hypocrisy

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