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9 Bible Verses about Deceit

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Deceit » The wicked full of » The prevalence of

Isaiah 28:15

Because you said: "We have entered into a covenant with death, and we have an agreement with Sheol, so when the overwhelming scourge makes its choice, it cannot reach us, since we have made lies our refuge and have concealed ourselves inside falsehood,'

Deceit » Saints » Free from

Psalm 24:4

The one who has innocent hands and a pure heart; the person who does not delight in what is false and does not swear an oath deceitfully.

Zephaniah 3:13

The survivors of Israel will not practice lawlessness nor tell lies, nor will a deceitful message be found in their mouths, because they will eat and rest, with no one to cause fear."

Deceit » The wicked » Use, to themselves

Obadiah 1:3

The arrogance in your heart has deceived you, who inhabit hidden places on rocky cliffs, whose dwelling is in the heights, who say continuously to yourself, 'Who will bring me down to the ground?'

Jeremiah 37:9

"This is what the LORD says: "Don't deceive yourselves by saying, "The Chaldeans will surely go away from us," "for they won't go.

Obadiah 1:7

All your allies will force you out of the land, your associates will deceive you and prevail against you. Your friends will lay out a trap for you, and you will never understand it!

Deceit » The wicked » Devise

Psalm 38:12

Those who seek my life lay snares for me; those who seek to do me harm brag all day long about their wicked planning.

Psalm 35:20

For they do not speak peace; they devise clever lies against the peaceful people of the land.

Deceit » Ministers should lay aside

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For our appeal to you does not spring from deceit, impure motives, or trickery.

Deceit » False teachers » Preach

Jeremiah 14:14

Then the LORD told me, "The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I didn't send them, I didn't command them, and I didn't speak to them. They're proclaiming to you false visions, worthless predictions, and the delusions of their own minds.

Jeremiah 23:26

How long will this go on? Is there anything in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy from the deceit that is in their hearts?

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 healthy young goats. I'll prepare some delicious food for your father, just the way he loves it.

Genesis 27:19

"I'm Esau, your firstborn!" Jacob told his father. "I've done what you asked, so please sit up and eat what I caught, so you can bless me."

Deceit » Punishment of

Psalm 55:23

But you, God, bring them down to the Pit of corruption; bloodthirsty and deceitful people will not live out half their days. But I put my full confidence in you. To the Director: A special Davidic psalm to the tune of "A Silent Dove Far Away," when the Philistines seized him in Gath.

Jeremiah 9:7-9

Therefore, this is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Look, I'm about to refine and test them. Because they're my people, what else can I do? Their tongue is a deadly arrow that speaks deceit. With his mouth a person says, "Peace,' to his friend, but inwardly he sets a trap for him. Should I not punish them for these things?" asks the LORD, "and should I not avenge myself on a nation like this?"

Deceit » Exemplified

Genesis 3:4-5

"You certainly will not die!" the Shining One told the woman. "Even God knows that on the day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you'll become like God, knowing good and evil."

Psalm 52:1-2

Why do you make evil the foundation of your boasting, mighty one? God's gracious love never ceases. Your tongue, like a sharp razor, devises wicked things and crafts treachery.

Deceit » Christ was perfectly free from

Deceit » Devise

Psalm 38:12

Those who seek my life lay snares for me; those who seek to do me harm brag all day long about their wicked planning.

Psalm 35:20

For they do not speak peace; they devise clever lies against the peaceful people of the land.

Deceit » Saints » Pray for deliverance from those who use

Psalm 43:1

You be my judge, God, and plead my case against an unholy nation; rescue me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Psalm 120:2

"LORD, deliver me from lips that lie and tongues that deceive."

Deceit » The wicked » Utter

Psalm 36:3

The words from his mouth are vain and deceptive. He has abandoned behaving wisely and doing good.

Deceit » Often accompanied by fraud and injustice

Psalm 43:1

You be my judge, God, and plead my case against an unholy nation; rescue me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Deceit » Blessedness of being free from

Psalm 24:4

The one who has innocent hands and a pure heart; the person who does not delight in what is false and does not swear an oath deceitfully.

Psalm 24:4-5

The one who has innocent hands and a pure heart; the person who does not delight in what is false and does not swear an oath deceitfully. This person 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 every type of evil to deceive those who are dying, those who refused to love the truth that would save them.

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 surely go away from us," "for they won't go.

Obadiah 1:3-7

The arrogance in your heart has deceived you, who inhabit hidden places on rocky cliffs, whose dwelling is in the heights, who say continuously to yourself, 'Who will bring me down to the ground?' Though you soar high like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, I will bring you down even from there," declares the Lord. "If thieves came against you, if marauding gangs by night Oh, how you will be destroyed! Would they not steal only until they had enough? If grape pickers came to you, would they not leave some grapes to be gleaned? read more.
"Oh, how Esau is ransacked, how his hidden treasures are thoroughly searched out! All your allies will force you out of the land, your associates will deceive you and prevail against you. Your friends will lay out a trap for you, and you will never understand it!

Deceit » Hatred often concealed by

Proverbs 26:24-28

Someone who hates hides behind his words, harboring deceit within himself. Though he speaks graciously, don't believe him, for there are seven detestable things in his heart. Though malice disguises itself with deception, its evil will be exposed publicly. read more.
Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and the stone will come back on whoever starts it rolling. A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

Proverbs 26:24-26

Someone who hates hides behind his words, harboring deceit within himself. Though he speaks graciously, don't believe him, for there are seven detestable things in his heart. Though malice disguises itself with deception, its evil will be exposed publicly.

Deceit » Exemplified » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 37:31-32

So they took Joseph's coat, slaughtered a young goat, and dipped the coat in the blood. Then they stretched out the richly-embroidered tunic to dry, and brought it to their father. "We've found this," they reported. "Look at it and see if this is or isn't your son's tunic."

Deceit » Evil of » Leads to pride and oppression

Jeremiah 5:27-28

Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are filled with treachery. This is how they have become prominent and rich, and have grown fat and sleek. There is no limit to their evil deeds. They don't argue the case of the orphan to secure justice. They don't defend the rights of the poor.

Deceit » Preach

Jeremiah 14:14

Then the LORD told me, "The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I didn't send them, I didn't command them, and I didn't speak to them. They're proclaiming to you false visions, worthless predictions, and the delusions of their own minds.

Jeremiah 23:26

How long will this go on? Is there anything in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy from the deceit that is in their hearts?

Deceit » Exemplified » David

1 Samuel 21:13

So David changed his behavior before them and acted like he was crazy in their presence. He scribbled on the doors of the gate, and let his 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 saves lives, but the person who 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 filled with treachery. This is how they have become prominent and rich,

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their kisses

Deceit » Utter

Psalm 36:3

The words from his mouth are vain and deceptive. He has abandoned behaving 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 punishment for their wrongdoing. They take pleasure in wild parties in broad daylight. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceitful pleasures while they eat with you.

Deceit » Exemplified » Laban

Deceit » The wicked » Use, to each other

Jeremiah 9:5

People deceive their friends, and they don't tell the truth. They have taught their tongues to tell lies. They exhaust themselves practicing evil.

Deceit » Evil of » Keeps from knowledge of God

Jeremiah 9:6

You yourself live in the midst of deception, and because they are deceived they do not know me," declares the LORD.

Deceit » Evil of » Keeps from turning to God

Jeremiah 8:5

Why has this people turned away? Why does Jerusalem continue in apostasy? They hold on to deceit and refuse to repent.

Deceit » The wicked » Being Full of

Deceit » Exemplified » Pharaoh

Exodus 8:29

Moses said, "Right now I'm going to leave you, and I'll pray to the LORD that the swarms of insects may depart from Pharaoh, from his officials, and from his people tomorrow. But Pharaoh, don't continue lying by not letting the people go to offer sacrifices to the LORD."

Deceit » Exemplified » Herod

Matthew 2:8

and sent them to Bethlehem. He told them, "As you go, search carefully for the child. When you find him, tell me so that I, too, may 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, since their lives are precious in his sight.

Deceit » Saints » Shun those addicted to

Psalm 101:7

A deceitful person will not sit in my house; A liar will not remain in my presence.

Deceit » Leads » To pride and oppression

Jeremiah 5:27-28

Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are filled with treachery. This is how they have become prominent and rich, and have grown fat and sleek. There is no limit to their evil deeds. They don't argue the case of the orphan to secure justice. They don't 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 surrounds me with deceit, But Judah still rules with God, and remains faithful, along with the godly ones."

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their words

Psalm 36:3

The words from his mouth are vain and deceptive. He has abandoned behaving wisely and doing good.

Deceit » A characteristic of antiChrist

2 John 1:7

For many deceivers have gone out into the world. They refuse to acknowledge Jesus the Messiah as having become human. Any such person is a deceiver and an antichrist.

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their hearts

Mark 7:22

adultery, greed, wickedness, cheating, shameless lust, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness.

Deceit » Exemplified » Chief priests

Mark 14:1

Now it was two days before the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The high priests and the scribes were looking for a way to arrest Jesus secretly and to have him put to death,

Deceit » False teachers are workers of

Deceit » Hypocrites devise

Job 15:35

For they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity; their womb is pregnant with deception."

Deceit » Comes from the heart

Mark 7:22

adultery, greed, wickedness, cheating, shameless lust, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness.

Deceit » God abhors

Deceit » Exemplified » Job's friends

Job 6:15

But my brothers have acted treacherously like a cascading river, like torrential rivers that overflow.

Deceit » Saints » Purposed against

Deceit » Saints » Avoid

Job 31:5

"If I've lived my life in the company of vanity, or run quickly to embrace deception,

Deceit » Saints » Purpose against

Deceit » Leads » To lying

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness saves lives, but the person who lies is deceitful.

Deceit » Characteristic of the apostasy

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and every type of evil to deceive those who are dying, those who refused to love the truth that would save them.

Deceit » Sport themselves with

2 Peter 2:13

suffering harm as punishment for their wrongdoing. They take pleasure in wild parties in broad daylight. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceitful pleasures while they eat 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 refuse to acknowledge Jesus the Messiah as having become human. Any such person is a deceiver and an antichrist.

Deceit » Evil of » Hinders knowledge of God

Jeremiah 9:6

You yourself live in the midst of deception, and because they are deceived they do not 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 has this people turned away? Why does Jerusalem continue in apostasy? They hold on to deceit and refuse to repent.

Deceit » Use, to each other

Jeremiah 9:5

People deceive their friends, and they don't tell the truth. They have taught their tongues to tell lies. They exhaust themselves practicing evil.

Early rising » Practised by the wicked, for » Deceit

Proverbs 27:14

A friend's loud blessing early in the morning will be thought of as a curse.

Servants » Characteristics of wicked servants: » Deceit

Psalm 101:6-7

My eyes are looking at the faithful of the land, so they may live with me; The one who lives a life of integrity will serve me. A deceitful person will not sit in my house; A liar will not remain in my presence.

2 Samuel 19:26

He replied, "Well, your majesty, since your servant is lame, I told myself, "I'll have my donkey saddled and I'll ride on it so I can leave with the king.' But my servant Ziba deceived me

Topics on Deceit

Avoiding Deceit

3;6;2

"A person sins against the LORD by acting treacherously toward his neighbor regarding something entrusted to his care, regarding security for a loan, robbery, if he has oppressed his neighbor,

Deceit Leading to Judgment

19;5;6

You will destroy those who speak lies. The LORD abhors the person of bloodshed and deceit.

Deceit, Practice Of

3;19;11

"You are not to steal or lie or deal falsely with your neighbor.

Examples Of Deceit

1;4;9

Later, the LORD asked Cain, "Where's your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he answered. "Am I my brother's guardian?"

Lying And Deceit

19;120;2

"LORD, deliver me from lips that lie and tongues that deceive."

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