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Theasaurus: Hypocrites

24 Bible Verses about Hypocrites

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Matthew 23:13

"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You lock up the kingdom of heaven from people. For you don't go in, and you don't allow those entering to go in. [

Matthew 7:5

Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

Matthew 23:27

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men's bones and every impurity.

Matthew 23:28

In the same way, on the outside you seem righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Matthew 6:16

"Whenever you fast, don't be sad-faced like the hypocrites. For they make their faces unattractive so their fasting is obvious to people. I assure you: They've got their reward!

Matthew 23:14

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You devour widows' houses and make long prayers just for show. This is why you will receive a harsher punishment.]

Luke 12:56

Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why don't you know how to interpret this time?

Matthew 24:51

He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Luke 6:42

Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself don't see the log in your eye? Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck in your brother's eye.

Matthew 16:3

And in the morning, 'Today will be stormy because the sky is red and threatening.' You know how to read the appearance of the sky, but you can't read the signs of the times.

Mark 7:6

He answered them, "Isaiah prophesied correctly about you hypocrites, as it is written: These people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.

Matthew 6:5-6

"Whenever you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by people. I assure you: They've got their reward! But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

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Delighting in God » Hypocrites » In heart despise

Jeremiah 6:10

Who can I speak to and give such a warning that they will listen? Look, their ear is uncircumcised, so they cannot pay attention. See, the word of the Lord has become contemptible to them- they find no pleasure in it.

Job 27:10

Will he delight in the Almighty? Will he call on God at all times?

Delighting in God » Hypocrites » Pretend to

Isaiah 58:2

They seek Me day after day and delight to know My ways, like a nation that does what is right and does not abandon the justice of their God. They ask Me for righteous judgments; they delight in the nearness of God."

Hypocrites » Punishment of

Job 15:34

For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of those who offer bribes.

Jeremiah 42:20

You have led your own selves astray because you are the ones who sent me to the Lord your God, saying, 'Pray to the Lord our God on our behalf, and as for all that the Lord our God says, tell it to us, and we'll act accordingly.'

Isaiah 10:6

I will send him against a godless nation; I will command him [to go] against a people destined for My rage, to take spoils, to plunder, and to trample them down like clay in the streets.

Jeremiah 42:22

Now therefore, know for certain that by the sword, famine, and plague you will die in the place where you desired to go to live for a while."

Hypocrites » Described as » Wilfully blind

Matthew 23:19

Blind people! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

Matthew 23:17

Blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the sanctuary that sanctified the gold?

Hypocrites » Worship of, not acceptable to God

Isaiah 1:11-15

"What are all your sacrifices to Me?" asks the Lord. "I have had enough of burnt offerings and rams and the fat of well-fed cattle; I have no desire for the blood of bulls, lambs, or male goats. When you come to appear before Me, who requires this from you- [this] trampling of My courts? Stop bringing useless offerings. I despise [your] incense. New Moons and Sabbaths, and the calling of solemn assemblies- I cannot stand iniquity with a festival. read more.
I hate your New Moons and prescribed festivals. They have become a burden to Me; I am tired of putting up with [them]. When you lift up your hands [in prayer], I will refuse to look at you; even if you offer countless prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood.

Isaiah 58:3-5

"Why have we fasted, but You have not seen? We have denied ourselves, but You haven't noticed!" "Look, you do as you please on the day of your fast, and oppress all your workers. You fast [with] contention and strife to strike viciously with [your] fist. You cannot fast as [you do] today, [hoping] to make your voice heard on high. Will the fast I choose be like this: A day for a person to deny himself, to bow his head like a reed, and to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Will you call this a fast and a day acceptable to the Lord?

Hypocrites » Described as » Ostentatious

Hypocrites » Described as » Censorious

Matthew 7:3-5

Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye but don't notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' and look, there's a log in your eye? Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

Luke 13:14-15

But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, responded by telling the crowd, "There are six days when work should be done; therefore come on those days and be healed and not on the Sabbath day." But the Lord answered him and said, "Hypocrites! Doesn't each one of you untie his ox or donkey from the feeding trough on the Sabbath and lead it to water?

Hypocrites » Woe to

Isaiah 29:15

Woe to those who go to great lengths to hide their plans from the Lord. [They do] their works in darkness, and say, "Who sees us? Who knows us?"

Matthew 23:13

"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You lock up the kingdom of heaven from people. For you don't go in, and you don't allow those entering to go in. [

Hypocrites » Described as » Using but lip-worship

Hypocrites » Described as » Covetous

Hypocrites » Described as » Trusting in privileges

Matthew 3:9

And don't presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones!

Jeremiah 7:4

Do not trust deceitful words, chanting: This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord.

Hypocrites » Described as » Self-righteous

Isaiah 65:5

They say: Keep to yourself, don't come near me, for I am too holy for you! These practices are smoke in My nostrils, a fire that burns all day long.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee took his stand and was praying like this: 'God, I thank You that I'm not like other people -greedy, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

Hypocrites » Hope of perishes

Job 8:13

Such is the destiny of all who forget God; the hope of the godless will perish.

Job 27:8-9

For what hope does the godless man have when he is cut off, when God takes away his life? Will God hear his cry when distress comes on him?

Hypocrites » Described as » Glorying in appearance only

2 Corinthians 5:12

We are not commending ourselves to you again, but giving you an opportunity to be proud of us, so that you may have a reply for those who take pride in the outward appearance rather than in the heart.

Hypocrites » Described as » Exact in minor, but neglecting important duties

Matthew 23:23-24

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You pay a tenth of mint, dill, and cumin, yet you have neglected the more important matters of the law-justice, mercy, and faith. These things should have been done without neglecting the others. Blind guides! You strain out a gnat, yet gulp down a camel!

Hypocrites » Described as » Professing but not practising

Ezekiel 33:31-32

So My people come to you in crowds, sit in front of you, and hear your words, but they don't obey them. Although they express love with their mouths, their hearts pursue unjust gain. Yes, to them you are like a singer of love songs who has a beautiful voice and plays skillfully on an instrument. They hear your words, but they don't obey them.

Hypocrites » Illustrated

Matthew 23:27-28

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men's bones and every impurity. In the same way, on the outside you seem righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Hypocrites » God knows and detects

Isaiah 29:15-16

Woe to those who go to great lengths to hide their plans from the Lord. [They do] their works in darkness, and say, "Who sees us? Who knows us?" You have turned things around, as if the potter were the same as the clay. How can what is made say about its maker, "He didn't make me"? How can what is formed say about the one who formed it, "He doesn't understand [what he's doing]"?

Hypocrites » Described as » Regarding tradition more than the word of God

Matthew 15:1-3

Then Pharisees and scribes came from Jerusalem to Jesus and asked, "Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat!" He answered them, "And why do you break God's commandment because of your tradition?

Hypocrites » Described as » Loving pre-eminence

Matthew 23:6-7

They love the place of honor at banquets, the front seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called 'Rabbi' by people.

Hypocrites » Described as » Having but a form of Godliness

Hypocrites » Described as » Zealous in making proselytes

Matthew 23:15

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to make one proselyte, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as fit for hell as you are!

Hypocrites » Described as » Devouring widows' houses

Matthew 23:14

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You devour widows' houses and make long prayers just for show. This is why you will receive a harsher punishment.]

Hypocrites » Exemplified » Judas

Matthew 26:49

So he went right up to Jesus and said, "Greetings, Rabbi!"-and kissed Him.

Hypocrites » The apostacy to abound with

Hypocrites » Destroy others by slander

Hypocrites » Christ knew and detected

Hypocrites » Exemplified » Simon

Acts 8:13-23

Then even Simon himself believed. And after he was baptized, he went around constantly with Philip and was astounded as he observed the signs and great miracles that were being performed. When the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had welcomed God's message, they sent Peter and John to them. After they went down there, they prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit. read more.
For He had not yet come down on any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. When Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money, saying, "Give me this power too, so that anyone I lay hands on may receive the Holy Spirit." But Peter told him, "May your silver be destroyed with you, because you thought the gift of God could be obtained with money! You have no part or share in this matter, because your heart is not right before God. Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that the intent of your heart may be forgiven you. For I see you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity."

Hypocrites » Fearfulness shall surprise

Isaiah 33:14

The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling seizes the ungodly: "Who among us can dwell with a consuming fire? Who among us can dwell with ever-burning flames?"

Hypocrites » Described as » Apparently zealous in the things of God

Isaiah 58:2

They seek Me day after day and delight to know My ways, like a nation that does what is right and does not abandon the justice of their God. They ask Me for righteous judgments; they delight in the nearness of God."

Hypocrites » Described as » Vile

Isaiah 32:6

For a fool speaks foolishness and his mind plots iniquity. He lives in a godless way and speaks falsely about the Lord. He leaves the hungry empty and deprives the thirsty of drink.

Hypocrites » Exemplified » Cain

Genesis 4:3

In the course of time Cain presented some of the land's produce as an offering to the Lord.

Hypocrites » Spirit of, hinders growth in grace

Hypocrites » God has no pleasure in

Isaiah 9:17

Therefore the Lord does not rejoice over Israel's young men and has no compassion on its fatherless and widows, for everyone is a godless evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly. In all this, His anger is not removed, and His hand is still raised [to strike].

Hypocrites » Described as » Seeking only outward purity

Hypocrites » Exemplified » Ananias

Acts 5:1-8

But a man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a piece of property. However, he kept back part of the proceeds with his wife's knowledge, and brought a portion of it and laid it at the apostles' feet. Then Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the proceeds from the field? read more.
Wasn't it yours while you possessed it? And after it was sold, wasn't it at your disposal? Why is it that you planned this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God!" When he heard these words, Ananias dropped dead, and a great fear came on all who heard. The young men got up, wrapped [his body], carried him out, and buried him. There was an interval of about three hours; then his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. "Tell me," Peter asked her, "did you sell the field for this price?" "Yes," she said, "for that price."

Hypocrites » Shall not come before God

Job 13:16

Yes, this will result in my deliverance, for no godless person can appear before Him.

Hypocrites » Beware the principles of

Luke 12:1

In these circumstances, a crowd of many thousands came together, so that they were trampling on one another. He began to say to His disciples first: "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Hypocrites » In power, are a snare

Job 34:30

so that godless men should not rule or ensnare the people.

Hypocrites » Heap up wrath

Job 36:13

Those who have a godless heart harbor anger; even when God binds them, they do not cry for help.

Hypocrites » Joy of, but for a moment

Job 20:5

the joy of the wicked has been brief and the happiness of the godless has lasted only a moment?

Swine » Illustrative of » Hypocrites

2 Peter 2:22

It has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to its own vomit, and, "a sow, after washing itself, wallows in the mud."

Topics on Hypocrites

Fasting, Of Hypocrites

23;58;4-5

You fast [with] contention and strife to strike viciously with [your] fist. You cannot fast as [you do] today, [hoping] to make your voice heard on high.

Hypocrites, Description Of

40;23;17

Blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the sanctuary that sanctified the gold?

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