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A lie is an intentional violation of the truth.

Lies are emphatically condemned in Scripture (John 8:44; 1 Timothy 1:9-10; Rev. 21:27; 22:15).

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9).

The ninth commandment to the Israelites was,

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor (Exodus 20:16 NKJV)

Jesus Christ said of the Devil,

…He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44 NASV).

Satan is “the deceiver of the whole world” (Revelation 12:9).

Liars in the Bible (partial list)…

Article Version: August 8, 2017