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Romans 16:18

For men of that stamp are not bondservants of Christ our Lord, but are slaves to their own appetites; and by their plausible words and their flattery they utterly deceive the minds of the simple.

2 Thessalonians 2:11

And for this reason God sends them a misleading influence that they may believe the lie;

Colossians 2:4

I say this to prevent your being misled by any one's plausible sophistry.

Revelation 20:8

and will go out to lead astray the nations in all the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, and assemble them for war, and they are like the sands on the seashore in number.

1 Timothy 2:14

and Adam was not deceived, but his wife was thoroughly deceived, and so became involved in transgression.

2 Corinthians 12:16

If I love you so intensely, am I the less to be loved? Be that as it may: I was not a burden to you. But being by no means scrupulous, I entrapped you, they say!

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no one deceive himself. If any man imagines that he is wise, compared with the rest of you, with the wisdom of the present age, let him become "foolish" so that he may be wise.

James 1:22

But prove yourselves obedient to the Message, and do not be mere hearers of it, imposing a delusion upon yourselves.

1 John 4:6

The man who is beginning to know God listens to us, but he who is not a child of God does not listen to us. By this test we can distinguish the Spirit of truth from the spirit of error.

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and by every kind of wicked deception for those who are on the way to perdition because they did not welcome into their hearts the love of the truth, so that they might be saved.

Romans 3:13

"Their throats resemble an opened grave; with their tongues they have been talking deceitfully." "The venom of vipers lies hidden behind their lips."

Romans 7:11

For sin seized the advantage, and by means of the Commandment it completely deceived me, and also put me to death.

John 7:47

"Are *you* deluded too?" replied the Pharisees;

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Deception » Religious persons guilty of

Deception » Deceivers

2 John 1:7

For many deceivers have gone out into the world--men who do not acknowledge Jesus as Christ who has come in human nature. Such a one is 'the deceiver' and 'the anti-Christ.'

Deception » General examples of

Matthew 2:8

He then directed them to go to Bethlehem, adding, "Go and make careful inquiry about the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and do him homage."

More verses: 2 Kings 5:22

Deception » Not letting anyone deceive you

2 Thessalonians 2:1-3

But with respect to the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to meet Him, we entreat you, brethren, not readily to become unsettled in mind or troubled--either by any pretended spiritual revelation or by any message or letter claiming to have been sent by us--through fancying that the day of the Lord is now here. Let no one in any way deceive you, for that day cannot come without the coming of the apostasy first, and the appearing of the man of sin, the son of perdition, who sets himself against,

Deception » What is deceit/deceitful

Deception » Who deceives themselves

Galatians 6:3-4

For if there is any one who thinks himself to be somebody when he is nobody, he is deluding himself. But let every man scrutinize his own conduct, and then he will find out, not with reference to another but with reference to himself, what he has to boast of.

James 1:22-26

But prove yourselves obedient to the Message, and do not be mere hearers of it, imposing a delusion upon yourselves. For if any one listens but does not obey, he is like a man who carefully looks at his own face in a mirror. Although he has looked carefully at himself, he goes away, and has immediately forgotten the sort of man he is. read more.
But he who looks closely into the perfect Law--the Law of freedom--and continues looking, he, being not a hearer who forgets, but an obedient doer, will as the result of his obedience be blessed. If a man thinks that he is scrupulously religious, although he is not curbing his tongue but is deceiving himself, his religious service is worthless.

Deception » Of self » Spiritual poverty

Deception » Instances of » Abraham, in stating that sarah was his sister

Deception » Who shall not be deceitful

Deception » Not being deceitful

Deception » Bread of deceit

Deception » Instances of » Joseph, in his ruse with his brothers

Deception » Of self » Conceit

Deception » Instances of » Hushai deceives absalom

Deception » Instances of » David feigns madness

Deception » Instances of » By absalom » When he avenged his sister

Deception » Of self » Spiritual bondage

Deception » Instances of » In representing to their father that joseph had been destroyed by wild beasts

Deception » Instances of » Jacob's sons, in entrapping the shechemites

Deception » Instances of » Amnon deceives tamar by feigning sickness

Deception » Instances of » Jacob and rebekah, in imposing jacob on his father, and jacob's impersonating esau

Deception » Instances of » The gibeonites, in misrepresenting their habitat

Deception » Instances of » Ehud deceives eglon, and kills him

Deception » Instances of » Delilah deceives samson

Deception » Of self » An unbridled tongue

Deception » Of self » Self-esteem

Deception » Of self » Careless hearing

James 1:22

But prove yourselves obedient to the Message, and do not be mere hearers of it, imposing a delusion upon yourselves.

Deception » Of self » Sanctimony

Deception » Instances of » The old prophet

Deception » Instances of » Job's friends

Deception » Instances of » By absalom » When he began his conspiracy

Deception » Instances of » Pharisees

Matthew 22:16

So they sent to Him their disciples together with the Herodians; who said, "Teacher, we know that you are truthful and that you faithfully teach God's truth; and that no fear of man misleads you, for you are not biased by men's wealth or rank.

Deception » Instances of » Gehazi

Deception » Instances of » Lawyer

Luke 10:25

Then an expounder of the Law stood up to test Him with a question. "Rabbi," he asked, "what shall I do to inherit the Life of the Ages?"

Deception » Instances of » Isaac, in stating that his wife was his sister

Deception » Instances of » Chief priests

Mark 14:1

It was now two days before the Passover and the feast of Unleavened Bread, and the High Priests and Scribes were bent on finding how to seize Him by stratagem and put Him to death.

Deception » Instances of » Doeg

Deception » Instances of » Ananias and sapphira

Acts 5:1

There was a man of the name of Ananias who, with his wife Sapphira, sold some property but,

Deception » Instances of » By satan

Deception » Instances of » Herod

Matthew 2:8

He then directed them to go to Bethlehem, adding, "Go and make careful inquiry about the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and do him homage."

Deception » Instances of » Sanballat tries to deceive nehemiah

Falsehood » Instances of » Gibeonites » Deception

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