Key Biblical Texts on Truth & Deception

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Theme

 Gen. 3:13       The serpent tricked me.

Deception/Deceit/Deceive

Gen. 29:25      Did I not serve with you for Rachel?  Why then have you deceived me?

Deception/Deceit/Deceive

Gen. 31:20, 26            Jacob deceived Laban . . . “You have deceived me.” 

Deception/Deceit/Deceive

Lev. 19:11       You shall not deal falsely; and you shall not lie to one another.

Deception/Deceit/Deceive

Job 11:11        Surely he recognizes deceivers. . .(NIV)

Deception/Deceit/Deceive

Psalm 32:2      Happy are those to whom the Lord

 imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit is no deceit.

Deception/Deceit/Deceive

Psalm 101:7    No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house.

Deception/Deceit/Deceive

Psalm 120:2    Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.

Deception/Deceit/Deceive

Prov. 14:5       A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.

Deception/Deceit/Deceive

Isa. 53:9          Although he had done no violence, and there was there any deceit in his mouth.

Deception/Deceit/Deceive

Mark 7:21-22 For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit. . .

Deception/Deceit/Deceive

Rom. 1:29       They were filled with every kind of wickedness. . . full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, craftiness. . .

Deception/Deceit/Deceive

Rom. 16:18     For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the simple-minded.

Deception/Deceit/Deceive

1 Peter 2:1      Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, and all guile.

Deception/Deceit/Deceive

Gen. 42:16      . . .in order that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you.

Truth/Truthful

Psalm 15:1-3   O Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart; who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors.

Truth/Truthful

Prov. 12:17     Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness speaks deceitfully.

Truth/Truthful

Prov. 12:19     Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.

Truth/Truthful

Prov. 14:25     A truthful witness saves lives, but one who utters lies is a betrayer.

Truth/Truthful

Prov. 22:21     . . .to show you what is right and true, so that you may give a true answer.

Truth/Truthful

John 14:6        I am the way, and the truth, and the life.

Truth/Truthful

John 16:13      When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth.

Truth/Truthful

John 17:17      Your word is truth.

Truth/Truthful

1 John 5:6       And the Spirit is the one that testifies, for the Spirit is the truth.

Truth/Truthful

Ex. 20:16/Deut. 5:20                      You shall not bear false testimony against your neighbor.

Falsehood

Psalm 52:3      You love lying more than speaking the truth.

Falsehood

Prov. 30:8       Remove far from me falsehood and lying.

Falsehood

Eph. 4:25        So then, putting off falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors.

Falsehood

Job 27:4          My lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit.

 Lie/Lying

Psalm 10:7      Their mouths are filled with cursing and deceit and oppression; under their tongues are mischief and iniquity.

Lie/Lying

Col. 3:9           Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off your old self with its practices.

Lie/Lying

Titus 1:2          . . . God, who never lies . . .

Lie/Lying

Prov. 20:17     Bread gained by deceit is sweet, but afterward the mouth will be full of gravel.

Fraud

Gen. 30:33      My honesty will answer for me later, when you come to look into my wages with you.

Honest/Honesty

Lev. 19:36       You shall have honest scales, honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest hin: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt (see also Deut. 25:15, Prov. 16:11).

Honest/Honesty

2 Kings 12:15 They did not ask an accounting from those into whose hand they delivered the money to pay out to the workers, for they dealt honestly.

Honest/Honesty

Prov. 16:13     Righteous lips are the delight of a king.

Honest/Honesty

Prov. 24:26     One who gives an honest answer gives a kiss on the lips.

Honest/Honesty

Matthew 5:37 Let your word be ‘Yes, Yes’ or ‘No, No’; anything more than this comes from the evil one.

Honest/Honesty