Lying Quotes From The Bible

Not all the Bible quotes are true, correct, or literal. In fact, quite a number of Bible passages were written by humans who often attempted to express their views of God through their own words. While some Christians may find that as a convenient excuse to believe whatever they want to believe despite the obvious contradictions, others are compelled to study the verses more closely and discover if they’re actually lying.

It’s pretty clear in the Bible: God hates a liar. You know what else he hates? People who tell lies to cover up their sin. The Bible tells us that lying is wrong and we shouldn’t do it, but sometimes people lie anyway. That makes sense—we’re humans, after all! But there are some things we can do to avoid lying altogether and stay on the right side of God. We will discuss examples of god lying in the bible, consequences of lying in the bible and who lied in the bible and got away with it.

First, let’s talk about why it’s so hard for us to not tell a lie. Telling lies comes from pride and selfishness, which means we don’t want to admit when we’re wrong or hurt someone’s feelings by sharing our true thoughts and feelings with them. So when someone asks us about something personal or about our relationship with someone else, we might just make up an answer instead of being honest about how we really feel because it’s easier than dealing with the consequences of telling the truth (like getting yelled at or losing someone’s friendship). Or maybe you need to get out of an uncomfortable situation like going somewhere where you know no one but everyone else knows each other already so they’ll all think less highly of you.

In the Bible, there are many examples of people lying. Here are a few:

  • Adam and Eve lied to God about eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3:12)
  • Cain lied when he said that his brother Abel was killed by a wild beast (Genesis 4:9)
  • Jacob lied about his identity to his father Isaac (Genesis 27)

Lying Quotes From The Bible

If you’ve been reading the Bible, you know that there are some things that it clearly says are wrong. You’ll read about those in the Old Testament laws and in the New Testament teachings about Christian living. In this article, we’ll share a few of these with you.

Who lied in the bible and got away with it

The Bible is full of lies. So much so, in fact, that it’s hard to know where to begin.

It’s not just the obvious big lies like “God parted the Red Sea” or “God created the world in six days,” either. It’s also the little ones—the ones we all tell ourselves every day: “I’m not really hungry.” “I’ll start exercising tomorrow.” “I’ll clean my room later.”

But even though God told us that lying is bad and that we should try not to do it, He also did some pretty big lying himself! And he got away with it!

Let’s take a look at some examples.

While there are a lot of people in the Bible who lied, one of the most famous is Eve. She lied to Adam, telling him that she’d eaten from the Tree of Knowledge when she hadn’t. This set off a chain reaction that led to all of humanity being banished from Eden and forced to live without God’s grace.

But what happens when Eve gets caught? Does she get banished from paradise forever?

Not exactly. After some time passes and Genesis ends with Noah’s Flood, we see Eve again—and this time, she doesn’t get away with lying! In fact, after her first lie, she spends 500 years as a snake before finally coming clean about what happened back in Eden. Then God gives her another chance at life on earth as a human being again—but only if she promises not to eat from any more trees!

Consequences of lying in the bible

Lying is a sin, and it can have dire consequences.

In the Book of Genesis, we see that the consequences for lying include being cursed by your parents and having an unhappy life. In other words, if you lie, your parents will know about it—and they’ll be upset with you.

What happens when people lie? They get caught! The same thing will happen to you if you’re not careful: You’ll get caught in your lies and then people won’t trust you anymore. And even worse than that? God will punish you for lying!

The consequences of lying in the bible are a lot more severe than you might think.

It’s not just that God will punish you; it’s that your own actions will catch up with you and destroy everything around you. For example, in the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, God sent two angels down to Sodom to see if the people there were being good. The men of Sodom tried to rape these angels, so God destroyed them all with fire and brimstone.

The point is clear: lying destroys relationships, both with other people and with God himself. When people lie, they create a false reality—a false sense of self—and then try to live in that reality instead of their true selves. This leads us down a destructive path where our lives are out of balance and we lose sight of what really matters most: our relationship with God.

The consequences of lying in the bible are very clear.

In Exodus 20, God says that He hates liars and that people who tell lies will have no place in heaven. In other words, if you lie, you’re going to hell.

In Psalms 5:6-7, David says that he’s not afraid of those who plot evil because they will be brought down by their own words. They’ll be judged and punished for their wickedness.

Finally, in Proverbs 19:9, Solomon says that a false witness will not go unpunished. He’ll be punished for his lies with a reward of shame on his head as well as wounds on his back.

Examples of God lying in the bible

God lies in the Bible when he makes a bet with Satan that Job will obey God, even if Satan kills all of Job’s children, destroys all of his livestock, and afflicts him with boils from head to toe.

God lies in the Bible when he says that he has not changed his mind about Israel and will never punish them with affliction as long as they remain faithful to him.

God lies in the Bible when he tells Abraham that Sarah will give birth to Isaac at age 100 after being barren for many years.

God lies in the Bible when he says that no harm will come to Israel or Judah because of their sins.

The most obvious examples of God lying in the Bible are the many stories of God deceiving people. In Genesis 3, God tricks Adam and Eve into eating fruit from the tree of knowledge by telling them it will make them “like God.” In Genesis 20, Abraham lies about his wife Sarah being his sister so that King Abimelech will not take her as a concubine. In John 8, Jesus tells a woman caught in adultery that he doesn’t condemn her when he is actually going to condemn her (and anyone else who acts like her) to hell.

There are also many examples of God making promises then breaking them:

In Exodus 6:6-7, God promises never to abandon the Israelites’ descendants and to bring them into the Promised Land. But he abandons them when they’re forced out of Egypt and does not let them enter Canaan for forty years (Exodus 13:1-3).

In Exodus 32:10-14, Moses asks God not to destroy His chosen people because they have sinned. But despite Moses’ plea, God destroys them anyway—along with every other living thing on earth—for their sins (Genesis 7:23-24).

There are many examples of God lying in the Bible. In fact, some argue that there is no example of God telling the truth in the entire Bible. Let’s take a look at some examples:

God tells Abraham that his wife Sarah will give birth to a son when she is 90 years old (Genesis 18:11). She does not give birth until she is 89 years old (Genesis 21:1).

Eve tells Adam that if they eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, they will die (Genesis 3:4). This is flat-out false; they do not die on earth but are cast out into the wilderness.

God tells David that he will build him a house (2 Samuel 7:8-9). David dies without ever seeing this house built.

Exodus 20:16

“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”

  • Exodus 20:16

Leviticus 19:11

Leviticus 19:11 says, “Do not steal. Do not lie to each other. Do not deceive one another.” The Hebrew word translated “lie” in this verse is sakal and means “to deviate from the truth or make an inaccurate statement.” It can also refer to a person who is false or deceitful, so it’s interesting that God tells us not to be like that. In fact, there are several verses in the Bible where God condemns lying (Deuteronomy 5:20; Psalm 119:163; Proverbs 12:22).

Numbers 23:19

What did Balaam do?

Balaam told Balak what he wanted to hear, even though it was not true. He lied. He acted like he was doing the right thing when he really wasn’t. God punished him for his sin by killing him before the end of his life

Psalm 31:18

You may have seen this verse used by a friend on Facebook or Instagram, or perhaps you’ve heard it quoted by a pastor in one of his sermons. The psalm is intended to be sung and is still recited regularly in Jewish services today. It’s also used often to comfort people who are feeling down about something that happened to them before. But the truth behind the words is far darker than you might expect:

The Psalmist here is asking God not only to forgive him for his sins, but also not remember them—which means they must have happened anyway. He then asks God not hold his transgressions against him because he knows deep down inside he’s done something wrong—since even after he was forgiven by God, he still can’t forget what happened (or rather didn’t happen).

Proverbs 6:17

Proverbs 6:17: “A wicked man stores up deceit; he makes a pit, and digs it out.”

There are so many ways we can interpret this verse—what’s the difference between a lie, a mistake and an exaggeration? In most cases, you don’t want to go overboard with your words because they will always come back to bite you in the end. The Bible teaches us that lying is wrong and if we’re not careful with what we say then we could be causing harm—to ourselves or others around us.

1 Corinthians 6:9, 10

The Bible says that we should not lie. In fact, the consequences of lying are listed in the same chapter as this passage:

  • Lies are sin against God (1 Corinthians 6:9)
  • Lies are sin against ourselves (1 Corinthians 6:10)

The Bible clearly says that lying is a sin.

The Bible clearly says that lying is a sin. Lying is stealing, murder, adultery and idolatry. The Bible condemns all these sins.

Stealing: In the Old Testament (OT) God tells us to not steal from each other. He also tells us not to covet anything that belongs to someone else (Exodus 20:15). If we wish something that belongs to someone else then it’s like we’re trying to steal something from them without their permission or knowledge. That would be wrong because stealing means taking something away from someone without their permission or knowledge which violates the 10th commandment of Exodus 20:15 which says “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours house.” Murder: In the New Testament (NT) Jesus teaches his followers about love for one another in John 15:13—”Greater love has no one than this, than he lay down his life for his friends.” This means if you decide intentionally hurt another person then you are killing them by doing so and thus violating the sixth commandment of Deuteronomy 5:17—”Thou shalt not kill.” Adultery (sex outside marriage): In 1 Corinthians 6 Paul writes “Flee immorality.” He specifically mentions sexual immorality as being wrong when he lists out some examples such as “sexual uncleanness” and “greediness”. These two behaviors are defined in Leviticus 18 where God commands against having sex with someone who isn’t your spouse while giving instructions on how men should conduct themselves sexually with women they aren’t married too—this includes adultery or having sex outside marriage which is forbidden under Leviticus 18


As we see from the above examples, lying is not a small matter in God’s eyes. The moral law He has given to guide us says, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” (Exodus 20:16) and “Do not go about spreading slander among your people” (Leviticus 19:16). It is much wiser to follow God’s guidance and always tell the truth.

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