139. Does God lie?

No, God cannot and does not lie.

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent. Numbers 23:19

The Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent. 1 Samuel 15:29

Thou art that God, and thy words be true. 2 Samuel 7:28

Thy word is true from the beginning. Psalm 119:160

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began. Titus 1:2

It was impossible for God to lie. Hebrews 6:18

Yes, God lies by proxy; He sends prophets or lying spirits to deceive.

Now, therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee. 1 Kings 22:23

Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets. 2 Chronicles 18:22

Ah, Lord GOD! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people. Jeremiah 4:10

O Lord, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived. Jeremiah 20:7

And if a prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the Lord have deceived that prophet. Ezekiel 14:9

For this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. 2 Thessalonians 2:11

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See also:
Is God merciful?
Does God love everyone?
Does God respect anyone?
Does God help in times of need?
Does God ever get furious?
Should we fear God?
Is God the creator of evil?
Does God want some to go to hell?
How long does God's anger last?
Does God repent?
Will God curse the earth?
Is God warlike or peaceful?