Avoiding Deceit

Most Relevant Verses

Leviticus 6:2

“When someone sins and offends the Lord by deceiving his neighbor in regard to a deposit, a security, or a robbery; or defrauds his neighbor;

Leviticus 6:3

or finds something lost and lies about it; or swears falsely about any of the sinful things a person may do—

Psalm 101:7

No one who acts deceitfully
will live in my palace;
no one who tells lies
will remain in my presence.

Proverbs 24:28

Don’t testify against your neighbor without cause.
Don’t deceive with your lips.

Psalm 4:2

How long, exalted men, will my honor be insulted?
How long will you love what is worthless
and pursue a lie?Selah

Zephaniah 3:13

The remnant of Israel will no longer
do wrong or tell lies;
a deceitful tongue will not be found
in their mouths.
But they will pasture and lie down,
with nothing to make them afraid.

2 Kings 18:29

This is what the king says: ‘Don’t let Hezekiah deceive you; he can’t deliver you from my hand.

1 John 3:7

Little children, let no one deceive you! The one who does what is right is righteous, just as He is righteous.

Colossians 2:4

I am saying this so that no one will deceive you with persuasive arguments.

Psalm 17:1

A Prayer for ProtectionA Davidic prayer. Lord, hear a just cause;
pay attention to my cry;
listen to my prayer—
from lips free of deceit.

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For our exhortation didn’t come from error or impurity or an intent to deceive.

2 Corinthians 6:8

through glory and dishonor,
through slander and good report;
as deceivers yet true;

Psalm 120:2

Lord, deliver me from lying lips
and a deceitful tongue.”

Jeremiah 29:8

For this is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: “Don’t let your prophets who are among you and your diviners deceive you, and don’t listen to the dreams you elicit from them,

Zechariah 13:4

On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; they will not put on a hairy cloak in order to deceive.

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