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40 Bible Verses about cheaters

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1 Corinthians 6:8

But [instead it is you] yourselves who wrong and defraud, and that even your own brethren [by so treating them]!

Proverbs 20:14

It is worthless, it is worthless! says the buyer; but when he goes his way, then he boasts [about his bargain].

Jeremiah 8:10

Therefore will I give their wives to others and their fields to those who gain possession of them; for everyone, from the least even to the greatest, is given to covetousness (is greedy for unjust gain); from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely.

Malachi 3:8

Will a man rob or defraud God? Yet you rob and defraud Me. But you say, In what way do we rob or defraud You? [You have withheld your] tithes and offerings.

Leviticus 25:14

And if you sell anything to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another.

Genesis 27:22

So Jacob went near to Isaac, and his father felt him and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

Jeremiah 9:4

Let everyone beware of his neighbor and put no trust in any brother. For every brother is an utter and complete supplanter (one who takes by the heel and trips up, a deceiver, a Jacob), and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.

Leviticus 25:17

You shall not oppress and wrong one another, but you shall [reverently] fear your God. For I am the Lord your God.

Luke 16:5

So he summoned his master's debtors one by one, and he said to the first, How much do you owe my master?

Proverbs 20:17

Food gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

Hosea 12:7

Canaan [Israel -- "whose ideals have sunk to those of Canaan] is a trader; the balances of deceit are in his hand; he loves to oppress and defraud.

Proverbs 28:24

Whoever robs his father or his mother and says, This is no sin -- "he is in the same class as [an open, lawless robber and] a destroyer.

2 Timothy 2:5

And if anyone enters competitive games, he is not crowned unless he competes lawfully (fairly, according to the rules laid down).

Malachi 1:14

But cursed is the [cheating] deceiver who has a male in his flock and vows to offer it, yet sacrifices to the [sovereign] Lord a blemished or diseased thing! For I am a great King, says the Lord of hosts, and My name is terrible and to be [reverently] feared among the nations.

Malachi 3:9

You are cursed with the curse, for you are robbing Me, even this whole nation.

Psalm 101:7

He who works deceit shall not dwell in my house; he who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.

1 Corinthians 5:10

Not [meaning of course that you must] altogether shun the immoral people of this world, or the greedy graspers and cheats and thieves or idolaters, since otherwise you would need to get out of the world and human society altogether!

Acts 5:3

But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart that you should lie to and attempt to deceive the Holy Spirit, and should [in violation of your promise] withdraw secretly and appropriate to your own use part of the price from the sale of the land?

1 Corinthians 6:10

Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers and slanderers, nor extortioners and robbers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God.

Leviticus 6:2

If anyone sins and commits a trespass against the Lord and deals falsely with his neighbor in a matter of deposit given him to keep, or of bargain or pledge, or of robbery, or has oppressed his neighbor,

Psalm 55:11

Violence and ruin are within it; fraud and guile do not depart from its streets and marketplaces.

Ezekiel 45:9

Thus says the Lord God: That is enough for you, O princes of Israel! Stop the violence and plundering and oppression [that you did when you were given no property], and do justice and righteousness, and take away your exactions and cease your evictions of My people, says the Lord God.

Revelation 21:8

But as for the cowards and the ignoble and the contemptible and the cravenly lacking in courage and the cowardly submissive, and as for the unbelieving and faithless, and as for the depraved and defiled with abominations, and as for murderers and the lewd and adulterous and the practicers of magic arts and the idolaters (those who give supreme devotion to anyone or anything other than God) and all liars (those who knowingly convey untruth by word or deed) -- "[all of these shall have] their part in the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone. This is the second death.

1 Thessalonians 4:6

That no man transgress and overreach his brother and defraud him in this matter or defraud his brother in business. For the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we have already warned you solemnly and told you plainly.

Isaiah 28:18

And your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol (the place of the dead) shall not stand; when the overwhelming scourge passes through, then you will be trodden down by it.

Colossians 2:18

Let no one defraud you by acting as an umpire and declaring you unworthy and disqualifying you for the prize, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, taking his stand on visions [he claims] he has seen, vainly puffed up by his sensuous notions and inflated by his unspiritual thoughts and fleshly conceit,

2 Corinthians 11:20

For you endure it if a man assumes control of your souls and makes slaves of you, or devours [your substance, spends your money] and preys upon you, or deceives and takes advantage of you, or is arrogant and puts on airs, or strikes you in the face.