30 Bible Verses About Cheating (Explained)

Cheating undermines trust and integrity, damaging relationships and dishonoring God’s commandments. In the Bible, we find warnings against deceitful practices and exhortations to live with honesty and integrity in all our dealings. Join us as we reflect on verses that condemn cheating and affirm the importance of righteousness and faithfulness in our actions and relationships.

Also Read: Bible Verses About Lying And Deceit

Bible Verses About Cheating

Leviticus 19:11 – Do Not Cheat

“Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not deceive one another.”

Proverbs 11:1 – Dishonest Scales

“The Lord detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.”

Proverbs 16:11 – Honest Scales

“Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord; all the weights in the bag are of his making.”

Proverbs 20:23 – Dishonesty is Detestable

“The Lord detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.”

Exodus 20:15 – Do Not Steal

“You shall not steal.”

Proverbs 12:22 – The Lord Hates Deception

“The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.”

Ephesians 4:25 – Speak Truthfully

“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.”

Exodus 20:16 – Do Not Bear False Witness

“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.”

Proverbs 6:16-19 – A Lying Tongue

“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.”

Zechariah 8:16 – Speak Truth, Render True Judgments

“These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts.”

Proverbs 28:6 – Better to be Poor and Honest

“Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse.”

Proverbs 12:19 – Truthful Lips

“Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.”

Psalm 101:7 – No One Who Practices Deceit

“No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence.”

Colossians 3:9-10 – Put Off Lying

“Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.”

1 Corinthians 6:8-10 – Thieves Will Not Inherit the Kingdom

“Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters. Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

Proverbs 10:9 – The Blameless Walk

“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.”

James 5:12 – Let Your “Yes” Be Yes

“Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No.’ Otherwise you will be condemned.”

Proverbs 20:10 – False Weights and Measures

“Differing weights and differing measures—the Lord detests them both.”

Proverbs 28:18 – Deceitful Tongue

“The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit.”

Revelation 21:8 – Liars Have Their Place

“But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

Proverbs 20:7 – Integrity of the Righteous

“The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.”

Proverbs 15:4 – Healing Tongue

“The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.”

Proverbs 14:25 – Truthful Witness

“A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.”

Psalm 119:118 – Rejection of the Deceitful

“You reject all who stray from your decrees, for their delusions come to nothing.”

Proverbs 17:20 – Crooked Heart

“One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.”

Psalm 34:13 – Keep Your Tongue from Evil

“Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.”

Colossians 3:9 – Do Not Lie to One Another

“Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.”

Proverbs 25:18 – A Lying Tongue

“Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor.”

Proverbs 17:4 – Liars Give Ear to False Lips

“A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.”

Psalm 120:2 – Deliver Me, O Lord, from Lying Lips

“Save me, Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.”

Proverbs 12:5 – Counsel in the Heart

“The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.”

Proverbs 6:12 – Wickedness and Deceitfulness

“A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth.”

Proverbs 26:24-25 – Deceptive Words

“Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit. Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, for seven abominations fill their hearts.”

Titus 1:12 – Liars Are Disruptive

“One of Crete’s own prophets has said it: ‘Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.’

Proverbs 17:13 – Evil for Good

“Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good.”

Jeremiah 9:8 – Deceitful Tongue

“Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks with deceit.”

Ephesians 4:29 – Edify with Good Words

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

Revelation 22:15 – Dogs outside the City

“Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”

Colossians 3:8 – Rid Yourselves of Lying

“But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.”

Proverbs 19:5 – False Witness Will Not Go Unpunished

“A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.”

Isaiah 32:6 – Deceitful Speak Foolishness

“For fools speak folly, their hearts are bent on evil: They practice ungodliness and spread error concerning the Lord; the hungry they leave empty and from the thirsty they withhold water.”

Colossians 3:9 – Old Self and Its Practices

“Do not lie to each other, since you have put off your old self with its practices.”

Revelation 21:27 – The Holy City

“Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”

Ephesians 4:15 – Speak the Truth in Love

“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”

2 Corinthians 4:2 – We Do Not Distort the Word

“Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.”

Proverbs 26:26 – Deceit Will Be Exposed

“Their malice may be concealed by deception, but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.”

Isaiah 59:4 – Truth Stumbles

“No one calls for justice; no one pleads a case with integrity. They rely on empty arguments, they utter lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to evil.” The Bible clearly teaches that cheating, lying, and deceit are detestable to the Lord, and He desires His people to live lives of honesty, integrity, and truthfulness. Let us strive to be individuals who speak the truth, refrain from deceitful practices, and honor the Lord in all our actions.

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