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Theasaurus: Deceit

9 Bible Verses about Deceit

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Deceit » The wicked full of » The prevalence of

Isaiah 28:15

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

Micah 6:12

With which their rich men are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Deceit » Saints » Free from

Zephaniah 3:13

The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth, for they shall be fed and lie down, and no one shall make them afraid.

Deceit » The wicked » Use, to themselves

Obadiah 1:3

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

Jeremiah 37:9

Thus hath the LORD said; Do not deceive yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans have surely departed from us; for they shall not depart.

Obadiah 1:7

All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border; the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee and prevailed against thee; those that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee; there is no intelligence in this.

Deceit » The wicked » Devise

Psalm 38:12

Those that seek after my life lay snares for me, and those that seek my hurt speak calamities and imagine deceits all the day long.

Psalm 35:20

For they do not speak peace, but they devise deceitful matters against those that are meek in the land.

Deceit » Ministers should lay aside

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For our exhortation was not of error nor of uncleanness nor in guile,

Deceit » False teachers » Preach

Jeremiah 14:14

Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I did not send them, neither have I commanded them, neither did I speak unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision, divination, vanity, and the deceit of their heart.

Jeremiah 23:26

How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies and that prophesy 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

Deceit » Exemplified » Rebecca and jacob

Genesis 27:9

Go now to the flock and bring me from there two good kids of the goats, and I will make them savoury food for thy father, such as he loves;

Genesis 27:19

And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau, thy firstborn; I have done according as thou didst command me; arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.

Deceit » Punishment of

Psalm 55:23

But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of the grave; bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days, but I will trust in thee.

Jeremiah 9:7-9

Therefore thus hath the LORD of the hosts said, Behold, I will melt them and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people? Their tongue is as a sharp arrow; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth but in heart he lays in wait. Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD; shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Deceit » Exemplified

Genesis 3:4-5

Then the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God knows that in the day ye eat of it then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Psalm 52:1-2

Why dost thou boast of evil, O strong man? The mercy of God is day by day. Thy tongue devises wickedness like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Deceit » Christ was perfectly free from

Deceit » Devise

Psalm 38:12

Those that seek after my life lay snares for me, and those that seek my hurt speak calamities and imagine deceits all the day long.

Psalm 35:20

For they do not speak peace, but they devise deceitful matters against those that are meek in the land.

Deceit » Saints » Pray for deliverance from those who use

Psalm 43:1

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against those who are not merciful; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Psalm 120:2

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

Deceit » The wicked » Utter

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit; he has left off to be wise and to do good.

Deceit » Often accompanied by fraud and injustice

Psalm 43:1

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against those who are not merciful; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Deceit » Blessedness of being free from

Psalm 24:4-5

He that has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not taken my name in vain, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his saving health.

Deceit » A characteristic of the apostacy

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and with all deception of iniquity working in those that perish because they did not receive the charity of the truth, to be saved.

Deceit » False teachers » Are workers of

Deceit » Impose on others by

Deceit » Use, to themselves

Jeremiah 37:9

Thus hath the LORD said; Do not deceive yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans have surely departed from us; for they shall not depart.

Obadiah 1:3-7

The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; 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, from there I will bring thee down, said the LORD. Did thieves come to thee, or robbers by night? (how art thou destroyed!) would they not have stolen until they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes? read more.
How were the things of Esau searched out! His hidden things were sought after! All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border; the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee and prevailed against thee; those that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee; there is no intelligence in this.

Deceit » Hatred often concealed by

Proverbs 26:24-28

He that hates dissembles with his lips and lays up deceit within him; when he speaks fair, do not believe him, for there are seven abominations in his heart. Even though his hatred is covered up in the desert, his wickedness shall be showed before the whole congregation. read more.
Whosoever digs a pit shall fall therein, and he that rolls a stone, it will return upon him. A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Proverbs 26:24-26

He that hates dissembles with his lips and lays up deceit within him; when he speaks fair, do not believe him, for there are seven abominations in his heart. Even though his hatred is covered up in the desert, his wickedness shall be showed before the whole congregation.

Deceit » Exemplified » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 37:31-32

Then they took Joseph's coat and killed a kid of the goats and dipped the coat in the blood; and they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father and said, We have found this, recognize now whether it is thy son's coat 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; thus they became great and rich. They are become fat; they shine; yea, they overpass in deeds of wickedness; they did not judge the cause, the cause of the fatherless; with all this they made themselves prosperous; and they did not judge the cause of the poor.

Deceit » Preach

Jeremiah 14:14

Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I did not send them, neither have I commanded them, neither did I speak unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision, divination, vanity, and the deceit of their heart.

Jeremiah 23:26

How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies and that prophesy the deceit of their own heart?

Deceit » Exemplified » David

1 Samuel 21:13

And he changed his behaviour before them and feigned himself a fool in their hands and scrabbled on the doors of the gate and let his spittle fall down upon 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

The true witness delivers souls, but the deceitful one speaks 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; thus they became great and rich.

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their kisses

Deceit » Utter

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit; he has left off 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

Thou hast trodden down all those that err from thy statutes; for their deceit is falsehood.

Deceit » False teachers » Sport themselves with

2 Peter 2:13

receiving the reward of their unrighteousness, as those that count it pleasure to live luxuriously every day. These are spots and blemishes, who eat together with you, while at the same time they revel in their deceit,

Deceit » Exemplified » Laban

Deceit » The wicked » Use, to each other

Jeremiah 9:5

And they will deceive each one his neighbour and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

Deceit » Evil of » Keeps from knowledge of God

Jeremiah 9:6

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

Deceit » Evil of » Keeps from turning to God

Jeremiah 8:5

Why then is this people of Jerusalem rebellious with a perpetual rebellion? They hold fast deceit; they refuse to return.

Deceit » The wicked » Being Full of

Deceit » Exemplified » Pharaoh

Exodus 8:29

And Moses answered, Behold, as I go out from thy presence, I will intreat the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his slaves, and from his people tomorrow; if Pharaoh will not deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the LORD.

Deceit » Exemplified » Herod

Matthew 2:8

and sending them to Bethlehem, he said, Go there and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again that I may come and worship him also.

Deceit » Saints » Should lay aside, in seeking truth

Deceit » Saints » Delivered from those who use

Psalm 72:14

He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence, and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

Deceit » Saints » Shun those addicted to

Psalm 101:7

He that works deceit shall not dwell within my house; he that tells lies shall not tarry 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; thus they became great and rich. They are become fat; they shine; yea, they overpass in deeds of wickedness; they did not judge the cause, the cause of the fatherless; with all this they made themselves prosperous; and they did not judge the cause of the poor.

Deceit » The tongue, the instrument of

Deceit » Hypocrites practice

Hosea 11:12

Ephraim compasses me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit; but Judah yet rules with God and is faithful with the saints.

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their words

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit; he has left off to be wise and to do good.

Deceit » A characteristic of antiChrist

2 John 1:7

For many deceivers are entered into the world, who do not confess Jesus Christ coming in flesh. This same is a deceiver and antichrist.

Deceit » The wicked full of » Their hearts

Mark 7:22

the thefts, the covetousness, the wickedness, the deceit, the lasciviousness, the evil eye, the slander, the pride, the unwiseness:

Deceit » Exemplified » Chief priests

Mark 14:1

Two days after was the passover and the days of unleavened bread; and the princes of the priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, that they might kill him.

Deceit » False teachers are workers of

Deceit » Hypocrites devise

Job 15:35

They conceive pain and bring forth iniquity, and their belly meditates deceit.

Deceit » Comes from the heart

Mark 7:22

the thefts, the covetousness, the wickedness, the deceit, the lasciviousness, the evil eye, the slander, the pride, the unwiseness:

Deceit » God abhors

Deceit » Exemplified » Job's friends

Job 6:15

My brethren have lied to me as a brook; they passed away as an impetuous stream,

Deceit » Saints » Purposed against

Deceit » Saints » Avoid

Job 31:5

If I have walked with falsehood or if my foot has hastened to deceit,

Deceit » Saints » Purpose against

Deceit » Leads » To lying

Proverbs 14:25

The true witness delivers souls, but the deceitful one speaks lies.

Deceit » Characteristic of the apostasy

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and with all deception of iniquity working in those that perish because they did not receive the charity of the truth, to be saved.

Deceit » Sport themselves with

2 Peter 2:13

receiving the reward of their unrighteousness, as those that count it pleasure to live luxuriously every day. These are spots and blemishes, who eat together with you, while at the same time they revel in their deceit,

Deceit » Increase in

Deceit » Delight in

Deceit » Work

Deceit » Characteristic of » AntiChrist

2 John 1:7

For many deceivers are entered into the world, who do not confess Jesus Christ coming in flesh. This same is a deceiver and antichrist.

Deceit » Evil of » Hinders knowledge of God

Jeremiah 9:6

Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith 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 is this people of Jerusalem rebellious with a perpetual rebellion? They hold fast deceit; they refuse to return.

Deceit » Use, to each other

Jeremiah 9:5

And they will deceive each one his neighbour and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

Early rising » Practised by the wicked, for » Deceit

Proverbs 27:14

He that blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted 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 that walks in the way of perfection, he shall serve me. He that works deceit shall not dwell within my house; he that tells lies shall not tarry in my sight.

2 Samuel 19:26

And he answered, My lord, O king, my slave deceived me, for thy slave said, I will saddle me an ass, that I may ride upon it and go to the king because thy slave is lame.

Topics on Deceit

Avoiding Deceit

Leviticus 6:2

If a person commits a sin, a trespass against the LORD, and denies unto his neighbour that which was delivered unto him to keep or left in his hand, or in a thing stolen, or has slandered his neighbour;

Lying And Deceit

Psalm 120:2

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