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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 you said, “We have cut a deal with Death,
and we have made an agreement with Sheol;
when the overwhelming scourge passes through,
it will not touch us,
because we have made falsehood our refuge
and have hidden behind treachery.”

Micah 6:12

For the wealthy of the city are full of violence,
and its residents speak lies;
the tongues in their mouths are deceitful.

Deceit » Saints » Free from

Psalm 24:4

The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who has not set his mind on what is false,
and who has not sworn deceitfully.

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.

Deceit » The wicked » Use, to themselves

Obadiah 1:3

Your presumptuous heart has deceived you,
you who live in clefts of the rock
in your home on the heights,
who say to yourself,
“Who can bring me down to the ground?”

Jeremiah 37:9

This is what the Lord says: Don’t deceive yourselves by saying, ‘The Chaldeans will leave us for good,’ for they will not leave.

Obadiah 1:7

Everyone who has a treaty with you
will drive you to the border;
everyone at peace with you
will deceive and conquer you.
Those who eat your bread
will set a trap for you.
He will be unaware of it.

Deceit » The wicked » Devise

Psalm 38:12

Those who seek my life set traps,
and those who want to harm me threaten to destroy me;
they plot treachery all day long.

Psalm 35:20

For they do not speak in friendly ways,
but contrive deceitful schemes
against those who live peacefully in the land.

Deceit » Ministers should lay aside

1 Thessalonians 2:3

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

Deceit » False teachers » Preach

Jeremiah 14:14

But the Lord said to me, “These prophets are prophesying a lie in My name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a false vision, worthless divination, the deceit of their own minds.

Jeremiah 23:26

How long will this continue in the minds of the prophets prophesying lies, prophets of the deceit of their own minds?

Deceit » Saints » Should beware of those who teach

Deceit » False witnesses use

Deceit » False teachers » Impose on others by

Deceit » Forbidden

Deceit » Exemplified » Rebecca and jacob

Genesis 27:9

Go to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, and I will make them into a delicious meal for your father—the kind he loves.

Genesis 27:19

Jacob replied to his father, “I am Esau, your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game so that you may bless me.”

Deceit » Punishment of

Psalm 55:23

God, You will bring them down
to the Pit of destruction;
men of bloodshed and treachery
will not live out half their days.
But I will trust in You.

Jeremiah 9:7-9

Therefore, this is what the Lord of Hosts says: I am about to refine them and test them, for what else can I do because of My dear people? Their tongues are deadly arrows- they speak deception. With his mouth a man speaks peaceably with his friend, but inwardly he sets up an ambush. Should I not punish them for these things? [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. Should I not take My revenge against a nation such as this?

Deceit » Exemplified

Genesis 3:4-5

"No! You will not die," the serpent said to the woman. "In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

Psalm 52:1-2

Why brag about evil, you hero! God's faithful love is constant. Like a sharpened razor, your tongue devises destruction, working treachery.

Deceit » Christ was perfectly free from

Deceit » Devise

Psalm 38:12

Those who seek my life set traps,
and those who want to harm me threaten to destroy me;
they plot treachery all day long.

Psalm 35:20

For they do not speak in friendly ways,
but contrive deceitful schemes
against those who live peacefully in the land.

Deceit » Saints » Pray for deliverance from those who use

Psalm 43:1

Vindicate me, God, and defend my cause
against an ungodly nation;
rescue me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Psalm 120:2

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

Deceit » The wicked » Utter

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are malicious and deceptive;
he has stopped acting wisely and doing good.

Deceit » Often accompanied by fraud and injustice

Psalm 43:1

Vindicate me, God, and defend my cause
against an ungodly nation;
rescue me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Deceit » Blessedness of being free from

Psalm 24:4

The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who has not set his mind on what is false,
and who has not sworn deceitfully.

Psalm 24:4-5

The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not set his mind on what is false, and who has not sworn deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Deceit » A characteristic of the apostacy

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. They perish because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved.

Deceit » False teachers » Are workers of

Deceit » Impose on others by

Deceit » Use, to themselves

Jeremiah 37:9

This is what the Lord says: Don’t deceive yourselves by saying, ‘The Chaldeans will leave us for good,’ for they will not leave.

Obadiah 1:3-7

Your presumptuous heart has deceived you, you who live in clefts of the rock in your home on the heights, who say to yourself: Who can bring me down to the ground? Though you seem to soar like an eagle and make your nest among the stars, even from there I will bring you down. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. If thieves came to you, if marauders by night- how ravaged you will be!- wouldn't they steal only what they wanted? If grape pickers came to you, wouldn't they leave some grapes? read more.
How Esau will be pillaged, his hidden treasures searched out! Everyone who has a treaty with you will drive you to the border; everyone at peace with you will deceive and conquer you. Those who eat your bread will set a trap for you. He will be unaware of it.

Deceit » Hatred often concealed by

Proverbs 26:24-28

A hateful person disguises himself with his speech and harbors deceit within. When he speaks graciously, don't believe him, for there are seven abominations in his heart. Though his hatred is concealed by deception, his evil will be revealed in the assembly. read more.
The one who digs a pit will fall into it, and whoever rolls a stone- it will come back on him. A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

Proverbs 26:24-26

A hateful person disguises himself with his speech and harbors deceit within. When he speaks graciously, don't believe him, for there are seven abominations in his heart. Though his hatred is concealed by deception, his evil will be revealed in the assembly.

Deceit » Exemplified » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 37:31-32

So they took Joseph's robe, slaughtered a young goat, and dipped the robe in its blood. They sent the robe of many colors to their father and said, "We found this. Examine it. Is it your son's robe 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 grown powerful and rich. They have become fat and sleek. They have also excelled in evil matters. They have not taken up cases, such as the case of orphans, so they might prosper, and they have not defended the rights of the needy.

Deceit » Preach

Jeremiah 14:14

But the Lord said to me, “These prophets are prophesying a lie in My name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a false vision, worthless divination, the deceit of their own minds.

Jeremiah 23:26

How long will this continue in the minds of the prophets prophesying lies, prophets of the deceit of their own minds?

Deceit » Exemplified » David

1 Samuel 21:13

so he pretended to be insane in their presence. He acted like a madman around them, scribbling on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down 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 truthful witness rescues lives,
but one who utters lies is deceitful.

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 grown powerful and rich.

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their kisses

Deceit » Utter

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are malicious and deceptive;
he has stopped acting wisely and doing good.

Deceit » Characteristic of the heart

Deceit » The kisses of an enemy are

Deceit » The folly of fools is

Deceit » Is falsehood

Deceit » False teachers » Sport themselves with

2 Peter 2:13

suffering harm as the payment for unrighteousness. They consider it a pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, delighting in their deceptions as they feast with you.

Deceit » Exemplified » Laban

Deceit » The wicked » Use, to each other

Jeremiah 9:5

Each one betrays his friend;
no one tells the truth.
They have taught their tongues to speak lies;
they wear themselves out doing wrong.

Deceit » Evil of » Keeps from knowledge of God

Jeremiah 9:6

You live in a world of deception.
In their deception they refuse to know Me.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Deceit » Evil of » Keeps from turning to God

Jeremiah 8:5

Why have these people turned away?
Why is Jerusalem always turning away?
They take hold of deceit;
they refuse to return.

Deceit » The wicked » Being Full of

Deceit » Exemplified » Pharaoh

Exodus 8:29

“As soon as I leave you,” Moses said, “I will appeal to the Lord, and tomorrow the swarms of flies will depart from Pharaoh, his officials, and his people. But Pharaoh must not act deceptively again by refusing to let the people go and sacrifice to the Lord.”

Deceit » Exemplified » Herod

Matthew 2:8

He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. When you find Him, report back to me so that I too can go and worship Him.”

Deceit » Saints » Should lay aside, in seeking truth

Deceit » Saints » Delivered from those who use

Psalm 72:14

He will redeem them from oppression and violence,
for their lives are precious in his sight.

Deceit » Saints » Shun those addicted to

Psalm 101:7

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

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 grown powerful and rich. They have become fat and sleek. They have also excelled in evil matters. They have not taken up cases, such as the case of orphans, so they might prosper, and they have not defended the rights of the needy.

Deceit » The tongue, the instrument of

Deceit » Hypocrites practice

Hosea 11:12

Ephraim surrounds me with lies,
the house of Israel, with deceit.
Judah still wanders with God
and is faithful to the holy ones.

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their words

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are malicious and deceptive;
he has stopped acting wisely and doing good.

Deceit » A characteristic of antiChrist

2 John 1:7

Many deceivers have gone out into the world; they do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their hearts

Mark 7:22

adulteries, greed, evil actions, deceit, promiscuity, stinginess, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.

Deceit » Exemplified » Chief priests

Mark 14:1

After two days it was the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a treacherous way to arrest and kill Him.

Deceit » False teachers are workers of

Deceit » Hypocrites devise

Job 15:35

They conceive trouble and give birth to evil;
their womb prepares deception.

Deceit » Comes from the heart

Mark 7:22

adulteries, greed, evil actions, deceit, promiscuity, stinginess, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.

Deceit » God abhors

Deceit » Exemplified » Job's friends

Job 6:15

My brothers are as treacherous as a wadi,
as seasonal streams that overflow

Deceit » Saints » Purposed against

Deceit » Saints » Avoid

Job 31:5

If I have walked in falsehood
or my foot has rushed to deceit,

Deceit » Saints » Purpose against

Deceit » Leads » To lying

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness rescues lives,
but one who utters lies is deceitful.

Deceit » Characteristic of the apostasy

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. They perish because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved.

Deceit » Sport themselves with

2 Peter 2:13

suffering harm as the payment for unrighteousness. They consider it a pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, delighting in their deceptions as they feast with you.

Deceit » Increase in

Deceit » Delight in

Deceit » Work

Deceit » Characteristic of » AntiChrist

2 John 1:7

Many deceivers have gone out into the world; they do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.

Deceit » Evil of » Hinders knowledge of God

Jeremiah 9:6

You live in a world of deception.
In their deception they refuse to know Me.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Deceit » The tongue is an instrument of

Deceit » The wicked are full of

Deceit » Keeps from turning to God

Jeremiah 8:5

Why have these people turned away?
Why is Jerusalem always turning away?
They take hold of deceit;
they refuse to return.

Deceit » Use, to each other

Jeremiah 9:5

Each one betrays his friend;
no one tells the truth.
They have taught their tongues to speak lies;
they wear themselves out doing wrong.

Early rising » Practised by the wicked, for » Deceit

Proverbs 27:14

If one blesses his neighbor
with a loud voice early in the morning,
it will be counted as a curse to him.

Servants » Characteristics of wicked servants: » Deceit

Psalm 101:6-7

My eyes [favor] the faithful of the land so that they may sit down with me. The one who follows the way of integrity may serve me. No one who acts deceitfully will live in my palace; no one who tells lies will remain in my presence.

2 Samuel 19:26

“My lord the king,” he replied, “my servant Ziba betrayed me. Actually your servant said: ‘I’ll saddle the donkey for myself so that I may ride it and go with the king’—for your servant is lame.

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