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Deceit

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Avoiding Deceit

Leviticus 6:2

"When a person sins and acts unfaithfully against the LORD, and deceives his companion in regard to a deposit or a security entrusted to him, or through robbery, or if he has extorted from his companion,

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Deceit » The wicked full of » The prevalence of

Proverbs 20:17

Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

Isaiah 28:15

Because you have said, "We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we have made a pact The overwhelming scourge will not reach us when it passes by, For we have made falsehood our refuge and we have concealed ourselves with deception."

Micah 6:12

"For the rich men of the city are full of violence, Her residents speak lies, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Deceit » Saints » Free from

Psalm 24:4

He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood And has not sworn deceitfully.

Zephaniah 3:13

"The remnant of Israel will do no wrong And tell no lies, Nor will a deceitful tongue Be found in their mouths; For they will feed and lie down With no one to make them tremble."

Deceit » The wicked » Use, to themselves

Obadiah 1:3

"The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, You who live in the clefts of the rock, In the loftiness of your dwelling place, Who say in your heart, 'Who will bring me down to earth?'

Jeremiah 37:9

"Thus says the LORD, 'Do not deceive yourselves, saying, "The Chaldeans will surely go away from us," for they will not go.

Obadiah 1:7

"All the men allied with you Will send you forth to the border, And the men at peace with you Will deceive you and overpower you They who eat your bread Will set an ambush for you (There is no understanding in him.)

Deceit » The wicked » Devise

Psalm 38:12

Those who seek my life lay snares for me; And those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction, And they devise treachery all day long.

Psalm 35:20

For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.

Deceit » Ministers should lay aside

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit;

Deceit » False teachers » Preach

Jeremiah 14:14

Then the LORD said to me, "The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a false vision, divination, futility and the deception of their own minds.

Jeremiah 23:26

"How long? Is there anything in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, even these prophets of the deception of their own heart,

Deceit » Saints » Should beware of those who teach

Deceit » False witnesses use

Deceit » False teachers » Impose on others by

Romans 16:18

For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

Deceit » Forbidden

Proverbs 24:28

Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, And do not deceive with your lips.

Deceit » Exemplified » Rebecca and jacob

Genesis 27:9

"Go now to the flock and bring me two choice young goats from there, that I may prepare them as a savory dish for your father, such as he loves.

Genesis 27:19

Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn; I have done as you told me. Get up, please, sit and eat of my game, that you may bless me."

Deceit » Punishment of

Psalm 55:23

But You, O God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction; Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days But I will trust in You.

Jeremiah 9:7-9

Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, "Behold, I will refine them and assay them; For what else can I do, because of the daughter of My people? "Their tongue is a deadly arrow; It speaks deceit; With his mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor, But inwardly he sets an ambush for him. "Shall I not punish them for these things?" declares the LORD. "On a nation such as this Shall I not avenge Myself?

Deceit » Exemplified

Genesis 3:4-5

The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die! "For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

Psalm 52:1-2

Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long. Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.

Deceit » Christ was perfectly free from

Deceit » Devise

Psalm 38:12

Those who seek my life lay snares for me; And those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction, And they devise treachery all day long.

Psalm 35:20

For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.

Deceit » Saints » Pray for deliverance from those who use

Psalm 43:1

Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!

Psalm 120:2

Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue.

Deceit » The wicked » Utter

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

Deceit » Often accompanied by fraud and injustice

Psalm 43:1

Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!

Deceit » Blessedness of being free from

Psalm 24:4

He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood And has not sworn deceitfully.

Psalm 24:4-5

He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood And has not sworn deceitfully. He shall receive a blessing from the LORD And righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Deceit » A characteristic of the apostacy

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.

Deceit » False teachers » Are workers of

Deceit » Impose on others by

Romans 16:18

For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

Deceit » Use, to themselves

Jeremiah 37:9

"Thus says the LORD, 'Do not deceive yourselves, saying, "The Chaldeans will surely go away from us," for they will not go.

Obadiah 1:3-7

"The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, You who live in the clefts of the rock, In the loftiness of your dwelling place, Who say in your heart, 'Who will bring me down to earth?' "Though you build high like the eagle, Though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down," declares the LORD. "If thieves came to you, If robbers by night-- O how you will be ruined!-- Would they not steal only until they had enough? If grape gatherers came to you, Would they not leave some gleanings? read more.
"O how Esau will be ransacked, And his hidden treasures searched out! "All the men allied with you Will send you forth to the border, And the men at peace with you Will deceive you and overpower you They who eat your bread Will set an ambush for you (There is no understanding in him.)

Deceit » Hatred often concealed by

Proverbs 26:24-28

He who hates disguises it with his lips, But he lays up deceit in his heart. When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart. Though his hatred covers itself with guile, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly. read more.
He who digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him. A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin.

Proverbs 26:24-26

He who hates disguises it with his lips, But he lays up deceit in his heart. When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart. Though his hatred covers itself with guile, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly.

Deceit » Exemplified » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 37:31-32

So they took Joseph's tunic, and slaughtered a male goat and dipped the tunic in the blood; and they sent the varicolored tunic and brought it to their father and said, "We found this; please examine it to see whether it is your son's tunic or not."

Deceit » Evil of » Leads to pride and oppression

Jeremiah 5:27-28

'Like a cage full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit; Therefore they have become great and rich. 'They are fat, they are sleek, They also excel in deeds of wickedness; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper; And they do not defend the rights of the poor.

Deceit » Preach

Jeremiah 14:14

Then the LORD said to me, "The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a false vision, divination, futility and the deception of their own minds.

Jeremiah 23:26

"How long? Is there anything in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, even these prophets of the deception of their own heart,

Deceit » Exemplified » David

1 Samuel 21:13

So he disguised his sanity before them, and acted insanely in their hands, and scribbled on the doors of the gate, and let his saliva run down into his beard.

Deceit » The wicked » Work

Deceit » The wicked » Increase in

Deceit » The wicked » Delight in

Proverbs 20:17

Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

Deceit » Evil of » Leads to lying

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous.

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their counsels

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their houses

Jeremiah 5:27

'Like a cage full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit; Therefore they have become great and rich.

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their kisses

Deceit » Utter

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

Deceit » Characteristic of the heart

Deceit » The kisses of an enemy are

Deceit » The folly of fools is

Deceit » Is falsehood

Psalm 119:118

You have rejected all those who wander from Your statutes, For their deceitfulness is useless.

Deceit » False teachers » Sport themselves with

2 Peter 2:13

suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you,

Deceit » Exemplified » Laban

Deceit » The wicked » Use, to each other

Jeremiah 9:5

"Everyone deceives his neighbor And does not speak the truth, They have taught their tongue to speak lies; They weary themselves committing iniquity.

Deceit » Evil of » Keeps from knowledge of God

Jeremiah 9:6

"Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me," declares the LORD.

Deceit » Evil of » Keeps from turning to God

Jeremiah 8:5

"Why then has this people, Jerusalem, Turned away in continual apostasy? They hold fast to deceit, They refuse to return.

Deceit » The wicked » Being Full of

Deceit » Exemplified » Pharaoh

Exodus 8:29

Then Moses said, "Behold, I am going out from you, and I shall make supplication to the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people tomorrow; only do not let Pharaoh deal deceitfully again in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the LORD."

Deceit » Exemplified » Herod

Matthew 2:8

And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him."

Deceit » Saints » Should lay aside, in seeking truth

Deceit » Saints » Delivered from those who use

Psalm 72:14

He will rescue their life from oppression and violence, And their blood will be precious in his sight;

Deceit » Saints » Shun those addicted to

Psalm 101:7

He who practices deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who speaks falsehood shall not maintain his position before me.

Deceit » Leads » To pride and oppression

Jeremiah 5:27-28

'Like a cage full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit; Therefore they have become great and rich. 'They are fat, they are sleek, They also excel in deeds of wickedness; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper; And they do not defend the rights of the poor.

Deceit » The tongue, the instrument of

Deceit » Hypocrites practice

Hosea 11:12

Ephraim surrounds Me with lies And the house of Israel with deceit; Judah is also unruly against God, Even against the Holy One who is faithful.

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their words

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

Deceit » A characteristic of antiChrist

2 John 1:7

For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh This is the deceiver and the antichrist.

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their hearts

Mark 7:22

deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness.

Deceit » Exemplified » Chief priests

Mark 14:1

Now the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to seize Him by stealth and kill Him;

Deceit » False teachers are workers of

Deceit » Hypocrites devise

Job 15:35

"They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity, And their mind prepares deception."

Deceit » Comes from the heart

Mark 7:22

deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness.

Deceit » God abhors

Deceit » Exemplified » Job's friends

Job 6:15

"My brothers have acted deceitfully like a wadi, Like the torrents of wadis which vanish,

Deceit » Saints » Purposed against

Deceit » Saints » Avoid

Job 31:5

"If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot has hastened after deceit,

Deceit » Saints » Purpose against

Deceit » Leads » To lying

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous.

Deceit » Characteristic of the apostasy

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.

Deceit » Sport themselves with

2 Peter 2:13

suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you,

Deceit » Increase in

Deceit » Delight in

Proverbs 20:17

Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

Deceit » Work

Deceit » Characteristic of » AntiChrist

2 John 1:7

For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh This is the deceiver and the antichrist.

Deceit » Evil of » Hinders knowledge of God

Jeremiah 9:6

"Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me," declares the LORD.

Deceit » The tongue is an instrument of

Deceit » The wicked are full of

Deceit » Keeps from turning to God

Jeremiah 8:5

"Why then has this people, Jerusalem, Turned away in continual apostasy? They hold fast to deceit, They refuse to return.

Deceit » Use, to each other

Jeremiah 9:5

"Everyone deceives his neighbor And does not speak the truth, They have taught their tongue to speak lies; They weary themselves committing iniquity.

Early rising » Practised by the wicked, for » Deceit

Proverbs 27:14

He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be reckoned a curse to him.

Servants » Characteristics of wicked servants: » Deceit

Psalm 101:6-7

My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; He who walks in a blameless way is the one who will minister to me. He who practices deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who speaks falsehood shall not maintain his position before me.

2 Samuel 19:26

So he answered, "O my lord, the king, my servant deceived me; for your servant said, 'I will saddle a donkey for myself that I may ride on it and go with the king,' because your servant is lame.



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