A Biblical example of lying is that of Joseph and his brothers. Their father Jacob made Joseph a coat which caused his brothers to be envious of him. They hated him so much they sold him to some Ishmaelites going to Egypt. Then they lied to their father by letting him believe Joseph had been killed by a wild animal. You can read the story in Genesis 37:1-35 .
So they took Joseph's tunic, killed a kid of the
goats, and dipped
the tunic in the blood. Then they sent the tunic of many colors, and
they brought it to their father and said, "We have found this. Do you
know whether it is your son's tunic or not?" Genesis 37:31-32
Another Biblical example of a silent lie is that of Ananias and Sapphira found in Acts 5:1-6. They had sold some land and told Peter they were giving all the money to the church. They were actually keeping some of the money back .
But Peter said, " Ananias, why has Satan filled
your heart to lie
to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for
yourself? While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was
sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing
in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God." Acts 5:3-4
A lie is anything that is said with an intent to deceive. Sometimes words will express a lie, but a hypocritical life is also a lie.
Can anyone hide himself in secret places, " So I
shall not see
him?" says the Lord; " Do I not fill heaven and earth? " says the Lord.