Deception, Forbidden By God
Most Relevant Verses
You shall not steal, or deal falsely, or lie one to another.
Lying lips are extremely disgusting and hateful to the Lord, but they who deal faithfully are His delight.
You shall not witness falsely against your neighbor.
He who breathes out truth shows forth righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), but a false witness utters deceit.
A false balance and unrighteous dealings are extremely offensive and shamefully sinful to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight.
Diverse weights [one for buying and another for selling] and diverse measures -- "both of them are exceedingly offensive and abhorrent to the Lord.
They profess to know God [to recognize, perceive, and be acquainted with Him], but deny and disown and renounce Him by what they do; they are detestable and loathsome, unbelieving and disobedient and disloyal and rebellious, and [they are] unfit and worthless for good work (deed or enterprise) of any kind.
But cursed is the [cheating] deceiver who has a male in his flock and vows to offer it, yet sacrifices to the [sovereign] Lord a blemished or diseased thing! For I am a great King, says the Lord of hosts, and My name is terrible and to be [reverently] feared among the nations.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you are like tombs that have been whitewashed, which look beautiful on the outside but inside are full of dead men's bones and everything impure. Just so, you also outwardly seem to people to be just and upright but inside you are full of pretense and lawlessness and iniquity.
- Abominations, To God
- Business Ethics
- Deceit, Practice Of
- Dishonesty Condemned
- God, Will Of
- Injustice, Examples Of
- Injustice, Hated By God
- Just Weights
- Law, Ten Commandments
- Lying And Deceit
- Social duties