12 Bible Verses and Quotes For The Falsely Accused

If you’ve ever been falsely accused, you know how much it hurts, so here are 12 Bible verse quotes for you to read when you’re falsely accused.

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Let not those rejoice over me who are wrongfully my foes, and let not those wink the eye who hate me without cause. For they do not speak peace, but against those who are quiet in the land they devise words of deceit.
- Psalm 35:19-20

“‘And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
- Deuteronomy 5:20

for the devious person is an abomination to the LORD, but the upright are in his confidence.
- Proverbs 3:32

With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.
- Proverbs 11:9

Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me; I will pay the man back for what he has done.”
- Proverbs 24:29

If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
- 1 Peter 4:14

no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD.”
- Isaiah 54:17

For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.
- 1 Peter 2:19

having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.
- 1 Peter 3:16

You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice.
- Exodus 23:1-2

Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm.
- Proverbs 3:30

The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent."
- Exodus 14:14

Total Quotes Found: 12

5 Stories From The Bible About Being Falsely Accused

Here are 5 short stories from the Bible about being falsely accused.

The Spirit Speaks

There are many times in life when we’re falsely accused of something…something that we know we didn’t do…so when you’re falsely accused, let the Spirit speak through you and for you, for “it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you” (Matthew 10:20). Many times I’ve said things and thought, “Where did that come from?”  The only answer must have been the Spirit speaking through me. 

Passing Judgment

Have you ever been accused of not eating the right foods or worshiping God on the wrong day?  Sadly, this happens far too often, but the Apostle Paul reminds us to “let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath” (Colossians 2:16).  We are no longer under the law, so don’t let anyone falsely accuse you of breaking God’s laws when it comes to foods or keeping the Sabbath on the proper day.

Blessed by Persecution

Most people try to avoid persecution, but that’s too bad because we are actually blessed when we’re persecuted and when bad things are said about us.  Jesus said, Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account” (Matthew 5:11).  When evil things are said about you, or you are falsely accused, accept this as a blessing instead of retaliating.

Praying in the Spirit

It is far too easy to hurt others when we say things that are not true and when others gossip about us.  Those things can really hurt us, so the Proverb is true: “With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered” (Proverbs 11:9).  If we have anything to say at all, let it be things that build up and encourage…otherwise, we stand the risk of destroying our neighbor.

Praying in Secret

King David had a lot of enemies early in his kingship.  Things were said about him that were simply not true, so David wrote that the “wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues” (Psalm 109:2).  God will repay people who falsely accuse us.  We may not be able to make it right in this life, but God will judge them as vengeance is God’s…not ours.

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