23 Bible Verses about Deceiving Oneself
Most Relevant Verses
“The heart is more deceitful than all else
And is desperately sick;
Who can understand it?
He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside. And he cannot deliver himself, nor say, “Is there not a lie in my right hand?”
deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness.
“You felt secure in your wickedness and said,
‘No one sees me,’
Your wisdom and your knowledge, they have deluded you;
For you have said in your heart,
‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.
Thus says the Lord, ‘Do not deceive yourselves, saying, “The Chaldeans will surely go away from us,” for they will not go.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.
For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
For you have only deceived yourselves; for it is you who sent me to the Lord your God, saying, “Pray for us to the Lord our God; and whatever the Lord our God says, tell us so, and we will do it.”
The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way,
But the foolishness of fools is deceit.
If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.
If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.
Beware that your hearts are not deceived, and that you do not turn away and serve other gods and worship them.
For I have heard the whispering of many,
“Terror on every side!
Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him!”
All my trusted friends,
Watching for my fall, say:
“Perhaps he will be deceived, so that we may prevail against him
And take our revenge on him.”
“Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself;
For emptiness will be his reward.
for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me.
“As for the terror of you,
The arrogance of your heart has deceived you,
O you who live in the clefts of the rock,
Who occupy the height of the hill.
Though you make your nest as high as an eagle’s,
I will bring you down from there,” declares the Lord.
But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
- Deceiving (26 instances)
- Oneself (12 instances)