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Theasaurus: Hypocrites

24 Bible Verses about Hypocrites

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Matthew 6:5

"And when praying, you must not be like the hypocrites. They are fond of standing and praying in the synagogues or at the corners of the wider streets, in order that men may see them. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward.

Matthew 23:13

"But alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you lock the door of the Kingdom of the Heavens against men; you yourselves do not enter, nor do you allow those to enter who are seeking to do so.

Matthew 7:5

Hypocrite, first take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly how to remove the splinter from your brother's eye.

Matthew 23:27

"Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you are just like whitewashed sepulchres, the outside of which pleases the eye, though inside they are full of dead men's bones and of all that is unclean.

Matthew 23:28

The same is true of you: outwardly you seem to the human eye to be good and honest men, but, within, you are full of insincerity and disregard of God's Law.

Matthew 6:16

"When any of you fast, never assume gloomy looks as the hypocrites do; for they disfigure their faces in order that it may be evident to men that they are fasting. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward.

Matthew 23:23

"Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you pay the tithe on mint, dill, and cumin, while you have neglected the weightier requirements of the Law--just judgement, mercy, and faithful dealing. These things you ought to have done, and yet you ought not to have left the others undone.

Luke 12:56

Vain pretenders! You know how to read the aspect of earth and sky. How is it you cannot read this present time?

Matthew 24:51

he will treat him with the utmost severity and assign him a place among the hypocrites: there will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

Luke 6:42

How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take that splinter out of your eye,' when all the while you yourself do not see the beam in your own eye? Vain pretender! take the beam out of your own eye first, and then you will see clearly to take the splinter out of your brother's eye.

Matthew 16:3

and in the morning, 'It will be rough weather to-day, for the sky is red and murky.' You learn how to distinguish the aspect of the heavens, but the signs of the times you cannot.

Mark 7:6

"Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites," He replied; "as it is written, "'This People honour Me with their lips, while their hearts are far away from Me:

Matthew 6:5-6

"And when praying, you must not be like the hypocrites. They are fond of standing and praying in the synagogues or at the corners of the wider streets, in order that men may see them. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward. But you, whenever you pray, go into your own room and shut the door: then pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father--He who sees in secret--will recompense you.

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Delighting in God » Hypocrites » In heart despise

Delighting in God » Hypocrites » Pretend to

Hypocrites » Punishment of

Hypocrites » Described as » Wilfully blind

Matthew 23:19

"You are blind! Why, which is greater? --the offering, or the altar which makes the offering holy?

Matthew 23:26

Blind Pharisee, first wash clean the inside of the cup or dish, and then the outside will be clean also.

Matthew 23:17

"Blind fools! Why, which is greater? --the gold, or the Sanctuary which has made the gold holy?

Hypocrites » Worship of, not acceptable to God

Hypocrites » Described as » Ostentatious

Matthew 23:5

And everything they do they do with a view to being observed by men; for they widen their phylacteries and make the tassels large,

Hypocrites » Described as » Censorious

Matthew 7:3-5

And why do you look at the splinter in your brother's eye, and not notice the beam which is in your own eye? Or how say to your brother, 'Allow me to take the splinter out of your eye,' while the beam is in your own eye? Hypocrite, first take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly how to remove the splinter from your brother's eye.

Luke 13:14-15

Then the Warden of the Synagogue, indignant that Jesus had cured her on a Sabbath, said to the crowd, "There are six days in the week on which people ought to work. On those days therefore come and get yourselves cured, and not on the Sabbath day." But the Lord's reply to him was, "Hypocrites, does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his bullock or his ass from the stall and lead him to water?

Hypocrites » Woe to

Matthew 23:13

"But alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you lock the door of the Kingdom of the Heavens against men; you yourselves do not enter, nor do you allow those to enter who are seeking to do so.

Hypocrites » Described as » Using but lip-worship

Matthew 15:8

"'This is a People who honour Me with their lips, while their heart is far away from Me;

Hypocrites » Described as » Covetous

Hypocrites » Described as » Trusting in privileges

Matthew 3:9

and do not imagine that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our forefather,' for I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones.

Hypocrites » Described as » Self-righteous

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee, standing erect, prayed as follows by himself: "'O God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people--I am not a thief nor a cheat nor an adulterer, nor do I even resemble this tax-gatherer.

Hypocrites » Hope of perishes

Hypocrites » Described as » Glorying in appearance only

2 Corinthians 5:12

We are not again commending ourselves to your favour, but are furnishing you with a ground of boasting on our behalf, so that you may have a reply ready for those with whom superficial appearances are everything and sincerity of heart counts for nothing.

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

Matthew 23:23-24

"Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you pay the tithe on mint, dill, and cumin, while you have neglected the weightier requirements of the Law--just judgement, mercy, and faithful dealing. These things you ought to have done, and yet you ought not to have left the others undone. You blind guides, straining out the gnat while you gulp down the camel!

Hypocrites » Described as » Professing but not practising

Hypocrites » Illustrated

Matthew 23:27-28

"Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you are just like whitewashed sepulchres, the outside of which pleases the eye, though inside they are full of dead men's bones and of all that is unclean. The same is true of you: outwardly you seem to the human eye to be good and honest men, but, within, you are full of insincerity and disregard of God's Law.

Hypocrites » God knows and detects

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

Matthew 15:1-3

Then there came to Jesus a party of Pharisees and Scribes from Jerusalem, who inquired, "Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the Elders by not washing their hands before meals?" "Why do you, too," He retorted, "transgress God's commands for the sake of your tradition?

Hypocrites » Described as » Loving pre-eminence

Matthew 23:6-7

and love the best seats at a dinner party or in the synagogues, and like to be bowed to in places of public resort, and to be addressed by men as 'Rabbi.'

Hypocrites » Described as » Having but a form of Godliness

Hypocrites » Described as » Zealous in making proselytes

Matthew 23:15

"Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you scour sea and land in order to win one convert--and when he is gained, you make him twice as much a son of Gehenna as yourselves.

Hypocrites » Described as » Devouring widows' houses

Hypocrites » Exemplified » Judas

Matthew 26:49

So he went straight to Jesus and said, "Peace to you, Rabbi!" And he kissed Him eagerly.

Hypocrites » The apostacy to abound with

Hypocrites » Destroy others by slander

Hypocrites » Christ knew and detected

Hypocrites » Exemplified » Simon

Acts 8:13-23

Simon himself also believed, and after being baptized remained in close attendance on Philip, and was full of amazement at seeing such signs and such great miracles performed. When the Apostles in Jerusalem heard that the Samaritans had accepted God's Message, they sent Peter and John to visit them. They, when they came down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit: read more.
for He had not as yet fallen upon any of them. They had only been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. Then the Apostles placed their hands upon them, and they received the Holy Spirit. When, however, Simon saw that it was through the laying on of the Apostles' hands that the Spirit was bestowed, he offered them money. "Give me too," he said, "that power, so that every one on whom I place my hands will receive the Holy Spirit." "Perish your money and yourself," replied Peter, "because you have imagined that you can obtain God's free gift with money! No part or lot have you in this matter, for your heart is not right in God's sight. Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord, in the hope that the purpose which is in your heart may perhaps be forgiven you. For I perceive that you have fallen into the bitterest bondage of unrighteousness."

Hypocrites » Fearfulness shall surprise

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

Hypocrites » Described as » Vile

Hypocrites » Exemplified » Cain

Hypocrites » Spirit of, hinders growth in grace

Hypocrites » God has no pleasure in

Hypocrites » Described as » Seeking only outward purity

Luke 11:39

The Master however said to him, "Here we see how you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup or plate, while your secret hearts are full of greed and selfishness.

Hypocrites » Exemplified » Ananias

Acts 5:1-8

There was a man of the name of Ananias who, with his wife Sapphira, sold some property but, with her full knowledge and consent, dishonestly kept back part of the price which he received for it, though he brought the rest and gave it to the Apostles. "Ananias," said Peter, "why has Satan taken possession of your heart, that you should try to deceive the Holy Spirit and dishonestly keep back part of the price paid you for this land? read more.
While it remained unsold, was not the land your own? And when sold, was it not at your own disposal? How is it that you have cherished this design in your heart? It is not to men you have told this lie, but to God." Upon hearing these words Ananias fell down dead, and all who heard the words were awe-struck. The younger men, however, rose, and wrapping the body up, carried it out and buried it. About three hours had passed, when his wife came in, knowing nothing of what had happened. Peter at once questioned her. "Tell me," he said, "whether you sold the land for so much." "Yes," she replied, "for so much."

Hypocrites » Shall not come before God

Hypocrites » Beware the principles of

Luke 12:1

Meanwhile the people had come streaming towards Him by tens of thousands, so that they were trampling one another under foot. And now He proceeded to say to His disciples first, "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, that is to say, beware of hypocrisy.

Hypocrites » In power, are a snare

Hypocrites » Heap up wrath

Hypocrites » Joy of, but for a moment

Swine » Illustrative of » Hypocrites

2 Peter 2:22

Their case is that described in the true proverb, "A dog returns to what he has vomited," and also in the other proverb, "The sow has washed itself and now goes back to roll in its filth."

Topics on Hypocrites

Fasting, Of Hypocrites

Matthew 6:16

"When any of you fast, never assume gloomy looks as the hypocrites do; for they disfigure their faces in order that it may be evident to men that they are fasting. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward.

Hypocrites, Description Of

Matthew 23:17

"Blind fools! Why, which is greater? --the gold, or the Sanctuary which has made the gold holy?