Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
"Does a wise man answer with blustery knowledge, or fill his belly with the east wind?
For I eat ashes as if they were bread, and mix my drink with my tears,
The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on folly.
Ephraim continually feeds on the wind; he chases the east wind all day; he multiplies lies and violence. They make treaties with Assyria, and send olive oil as tribute to Egypt.
He was longing to eat the carob pods the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
1 Kings 22:20
The Lord said, 'Who will deceive Ahab, so he will attack Ramoth Gilead and die there?' One said this and another that.
Let him not trust in what is worthless, deceiving himself; for worthlessness will be his reward.
They consult their wooden idols, and their diviner's staff answers with an oracle. The wind of prostitution blows them astray; they commit spiritual adultery against their God.
For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes -- his eternal power and divine nature -- have been clearly seen, because they are understood through what has been made. So people are without excuse.
2 Thessalonians 2:11
Consequently God sends on them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false.
2 Timothy 2:13
If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, since he cannot deny himself.
So that huge dragon -- the ancient serpent, the one called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world -- was thrown down to the earth, and his angels along with him.
and, by the signs he was permitted to perform on behalf of the beast, he deceived those who live on the earth. He told those who live on the earth to make an image to the beast who had been wounded by the sword, but still lived.
Even the light from a lamp will never shine in you again! The voices of the bridegroom and his bride will never be heard in you again. For your merchants were the tycoons of the world, because all the nations were deceived by your magic spells!
The angel then threw him into the abyss and locked and sealed it so that he could not deceive the nations until the one thousand years were finished. (After these things he must be released for a brief period of time.)
For you say, "We have made a treaty with death, with Sheol we have made an agreement. When the overwhelming judgment sweeps by it will not reach us. For we have made a lie our refuge, we have hidden ourselves in a deceitful word."
Then I said, "Lord, you give me strength and protect me. You are the one I can run to for safety when I am in trouble. Nations from all over the earth will come to you and say, 'Our ancestors had nothing but false gods -- worthless idols that could not help them at all.
What good is an idol? Why would a craftsman make it? What good is a metal image that gives misleading oracles? Why would its creator place his trust in it and make such mute, worthless things?
2 Thessalonians 2:9
The arrival of the lawless one will be by Satan's working with all kinds of miracles and signs and false wonders,
1 Timothy 4:2
influenced by the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared.
Micah said, "Now I know God will make me rich, because I have this Levite as my priest."
Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told to you since the very beginning? Have you not understood from the time the earth's foundations were made?
Bring out the people who are blind, even though they have eyes, those who are deaf, even though they have ears!