Most Relevant Verses
"The heart is more deceitful than anything. It is incurable who can know it?
"Have I covered my transgression like other people, to conceal iniquity within myself? Have I feared large crowds? Has my family's contempt ever terrified me so that I remained silent and wouldn't go outside?"
But as for the wicked, they do not speak truth at all. Inside them there is only wickedness. Their throat is an open grave, on their tongue is deceitful flattery.
They plan to cast him down from his exalted position. They delight in lies; their mouth utters blessings, while their heart is cursing. Interlude
If you say, "Look here, we didn't know about this," doesn't God, who examines motives, discern it? Doesn't the one who guards your soul know about it? Won't he repay each person according to what he has done?
A clay vessel plated with a thin veneer of silver that's what smooth lips with a wicked heart are. 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.
He tends ashes. A deceived mind has lead him astray. It cannot be his life, nor can he say, "There's a lie in my right hand."
But your eyes and heart are on nothing but your dishonest gain, shedding the blood of innocent people, and practicing oppression and extortion."
But evil people and impostors will go from bad to worse as they deceive others and are themselves deceived.