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9 Bible Verses about Deceit

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Deceit » The wicked full of » The prevalence of

Isaiah 28:15

For ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol have we made an agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us; for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves.

Deceit » Saints » Free from

Psalm 24:4

He that hath blameless hands and a pure heart; who lifteth not up his soul unto vanity, nor sweareth deceitfully:

Zephaniah 3:13

The remnant of Israel shall not work unrighteousness, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: but they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

Deceit » The wicked » Use, to themselves

Obadiah 1:3

The pride of thy heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; he that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

Jeremiah 37:9

Thus saith Jehovah: Deceive not yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans are certainly gone away from us; for they are not gone.

Obadiah 1:7

All the men of thy confederacy have pushed thee to the border; the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, they have prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a snare under thee. There is no understanding in him.

Deceit » The wicked » Devise

Psalm 38:12

And they that seek after my life lay snares for me; and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all the day long.

Psalm 35:20

For they speak not peace; and they devise deceitful words against the quiet in the land.

Deceit » Ministers should lay aside

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile;

Deceit » False teachers » Preach

Jeremiah 14:14

And Jehovah said unto me, The prophets prophesy falsehood in my name; I have not sent them, neither have I commanded them, nor spoken unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision, and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.

Jeremiah 23:26

How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, and who are prophets of the deceit of their own heart?

Deceit » Saints » Should beware of those who teach

Deceit » False witnesses use

Deceit » False teachers » Impose on others by

Deceit » Forbidden

Proverbs 24:28

Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and wouldest thou deceive with thy lips?

Deceit » Exemplified » Rebecca and jacob

Genesis 27:9

Go, I pray thee, to the flock, and fetch me thence two good kids of the goats. And I will make of them a savoury dish for thy father, such as he loves.

Genesis 27:19

And Jacob said to his father, I am Esau, thy firstborn. I have done according as thou didst say to me. Arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, in order that thy soul may bless me.

Deceit » Punishment of

Psalm 55:23

And thou, O God, wilt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days. But as for me, I will confide in thee.

Jeremiah 9:7-9

Therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how else could I do for the daughter of my people? Their tongue is a murderous arrow; it speaketh deceit. A man speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth his ambush. Shall I not visit them for these things? saith Jehovah; shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Deceit » Exemplified

Genesis 3:4-5

And the serpent said to the woman, Ye will not certainly die; but God knows that in the day ye eat of it, your eyes will be opened, and ye will be as God, knowing good and evil.

Psalm 52:1-2

{To the chief Musician: an instruction. Of David; when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David came to the house of Ahimelech.} Why boastest thou thyself in evil, thou mighty man? The loving-kindness of God abideth continually. Thy tongue deviseth mischievous things, like a sharp razor, practising deceit.

Deceit » Christ was perfectly free from

Deceit » Devise

Psalm 38:12

And they that seek after my life lay snares for me; and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all the day long.

Psalm 35:20

For they speak not peace; and they devise deceitful words against the quiet in the land.

Deceit » Saints » Pray for deliverance from those who use

Psalm 43:1

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; deliver me from the deceitful and unrighteous man.

Psalm 120:2

Jehovah, deliver my soul from the lying lip, from the deceitful tongue.

Deceit » The wicked » Utter

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, to do good.

Deceit » Often accompanied by fraud and injustice

Psalm 43:1

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; deliver me from the deceitful and unrighteous man.

Deceit » Blessedness of being free from

Psalm 24:4

He that hath blameless hands and a pure heart; who lifteth not up his soul unto vanity, nor sweareth deceitfully:

Psalm 24:4-5

He that hath blameless hands and a pure heart; who lifteth not up his soul unto vanity, nor sweareth deceitfully: He shall receive blessing from Jehovah, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Deceit » A characteristic of the apostacy

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and in all deceit of unrighteousness to them that perish, because they have not received the love of the truth that they might be saved.

Deceit » False teachers » Are workers of

Deceit » Impose on others by

Deceit » Use, to themselves

Jeremiah 37:9

Thus saith Jehovah: Deceive not yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans are certainly gone away from us; for they are not gone.

Obadiah 1:3-7

The pride of thy heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; he that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith Jehovah. If thieves had come to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had had enough? If grape-gatherers had come to thee, would they not have left some gleanings? read more.
How is Esau searched! his hidden things sought out! All the men of thy confederacy have pushed thee to the border; the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, they have prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a snare under thee. There is no understanding in him.

Deceit » Hatred often concealed by

Proverbs 26:24-28

He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, but he layeth up deceit within him: when his voice is gracious, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart. Though his hatred is covered by dissimulation, his wickedness shall be made manifest in the congregation. read more.
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein; and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return upon him. A lying tongue hateth those that are injured by it, and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

Proverbs 26:24-26

He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, but he layeth up deceit within him: when his voice is gracious, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart. Though his hatred is covered by dissimulation, his wickedness shall be made manifest in the congregation.

Deceit » Exemplified » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 37:31-32

And they took Joseph's vest, and slaughtered a buck of the goats, and dipped the vest in the blood; and they sent the vest of many colours and had it carried to their father, and said, This have we found: discern now whether it is thy son's vest or not.

Deceit » Evil of » Leads to pride and oppression

Jeremiah 5:27-28

As a cage full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and have enriched themselves. They are become fat, they shine, yea, they surpass in deeds of wickedness; they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, and they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not adjudge.

Deceit » Preach

Jeremiah 14:14

And Jehovah said unto me, The prophets prophesy falsehood in my name; I have not sent them, neither have I commanded them, nor spoken unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision, and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.

Jeremiah 23:26

How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, and who are prophets of the deceit of their own heart?

Deceit » Exemplified » David

1 Samuel 21:13

And he changed his behaviour before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scratched on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down on his beard.

Deceit » The wicked » Work

Deceit » The wicked » Increase in

Deceit » The wicked » Delight in

Deceit » Evil of » Leads to lying

Proverbs 14:25

A true witness delivereth souls; but deceit uttereth lies.

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their counsels

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their houses

Jeremiah 5:27

As a cage full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and have enriched themselves.

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their kisses

Deceit » Utter

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, 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

Thou hast set at nought all them that wander from thy statutes; for their deceit is falsehood.

Deceit » False teachers » Sport themselves with

2 Peter 2:13

receiving the reward of unrighteousness; accounting ephemeral indulgence pleasure; spots and blemishes, rioting in their own deceits, feasting with you;

Deceit » Exemplified » Laban

Deceit » The wicked » Use, to each other

Jeremiah 9:5

And they act deceitfully every one with his neighbour, and speak not the truth: they teach their tongue to speak falsehood, they weary themselves with perverse dealing.

Deceit » Evil of » Keeps from knowledge of God

Jeremiah 9:6

Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith Jehovah.

Deceit » Evil of » Keeps from turning to God

Jeremiah 8:5

Why hath this people of Jerusalem slidden back with a perpetual backsliding? They hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Deceit » The wicked » Being Full of

Deceit » Exemplified » Pharaoh

Exodus 8:29

And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and will intreat Jehovah; and the dog-flies will depart from Pharaoh, from his bondmen, and from his people, to-morrow; only let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to Jehovah.

Deceit » Exemplified » Herod

Matthew 2:8

and having sent them to Bethlehem, said, Go, search out accurately concerning the child, and when ye shall have found him bring me back word, so that I also may come and do him homage.

Deceit » Saints » Should lay aside, in seeking truth

Deceit » Saints » Delivered from those who use

Psalm 72:14

He will redeem their souls from oppression and violence, and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

Deceit » Saints » Shun those addicted to

Psalm 101:7

He that practiseth deceit shall not dwell within my house; he that speaketh falsehoods shall not subsist in my sight.

Deceit » Leads » To pride and oppression

Jeremiah 5:27-28

As a cage full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and have enriched themselves. They are become fat, they shine, yea, they surpass in deeds of wickedness; they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, and they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not adjudge.

Deceit » The tongue, the instrument of

Deceit » Hypocrites practice

Hosea 11:12

Ephraim encompasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit; but Judah yet walketh with God, and with the holy things of truth.

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their words

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, to do good.

Deceit » A characteristic of antiChrist

2 John 1:7

For many deceivers have gone out into the world, they who do not confess Jesus Christ coming in flesh this is the deceiver and the antichrist.

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their hearts

Mark 7:22

thefts, covetousness, wickednesses, deceit, licentiousness, a wicked eye, injurious language, haughtiness, folly;

Deceit » Exemplified » Chief priests

Mark 14:1

Now the passover and the feast of unleavened bread was after two days. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might seize him by subtlety and kill him.

Deceit » False teachers are workers of

Deceit » Hypocrites devise

Job 15:35

They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity, and their belly prepareth deceit.

Deceit » Comes from the heart

Mark 7:22

thefts, covetousness, wickednesses, deceit, licentiousness, a wicked eye, injurious language, haughtiness, folly;

Deceit » God abhors

Deceit » Exemplified » Job's friends

Job 6:15

My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a stream, as the channel of streams which pass away,

Deceit » Saints » Purposed against

Deceit » Saints » Avoid

Job 31:5

If I have walked with falsehood, and my foot hath hasted to deceit,

Deceit » Saints » Purpose against

Deceit » Leads » To lying

Proverbs 14:25

A true witness delivereth souls; but deceit uttereth lies.

Deceit » Characteristic of the apostasy

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and in all deceit of unrighteousness to them that perish, because they have not received the love of the truth that they might be saved.

Deceit » Sport themselves with

2 Peter 2:13

receiving the reward of unrighteousness; accounting ephemeral indulgence pleasure; spots and blemishes, rioting in their own deceits, feasting with you;

Deceit » Increase in

Deceit » Delight in

Deceit » Work

Deceit » Characteristic of » AntiChrist

2 John 1:7

For many deceivers have gone out into the world, they who do not confess Jesus Christ coming in flesh this is the deceiver and the antichrist.

Deceit » Evil of » Hinders knowledge of God

Jeremiah 9:6

Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith Jehovah.

Deceit » The tongue is an instrument of

Deceit » The wicked are full of

Deceit » Keeps from turning to God

Jeremiah 8:5

Why hath this people of Jerusalem slidden back with a perpetual backsliding? They hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Deceit » Use, to each other

Jeremiah 9:5

And they act deceitfully every one with his neighbour, and speak not the truth: they teach their tongue to speak falsehood, they weary themselves with perverse dealing.

Early rising » Practised by the wicked, for » Deceit

Proverbs 27:14

He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be reckoned a curse to him.

Servants » Characteristics of wicked servants: » Deceit

Psalm 101:6-7

Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me. He that practiseth deceit shall not dwell within my house; he that speaketh falsehoods shall not subsist in my sight.

2 Samuel 19:26

And he said, My lord, O king, my servant deceived me; for thy servant said, I will saddle me the ass, and ride thereon, and go with the king; for thy servant is lame.

Topics on Deceit

Avoiding Deceit

3;6;2

If any one sin and act unfaithfully against Jehovah, and lie to his neighbour as to an entrusted thing or a deposit or that in which he hath robbed or wronged his neighbour,

Deceit Leading to Judgment

19;5;6

Thou wilt destroy them that speak lies: Jehovah abhorreth a man of blood and deceit.

Deceit, Practice Of

3;19;11

Ye shall not steal, and ye shall not deal falsely, and ye shall not lie one to another.

Examples Of Deceit

1;4;9

And Jehovah said to Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: am I my brother's keeper?

Lying And Deceit

19;120;2

Jehovah, deliver my soul from the lying lip, from the deceitful tongue.