'Deceit' in the Bible
And the Lord God said to the woman, What have you done? And the woman said, I was tricked by the deceit of the snake and I took it.
[Isaac] said, Your brother came with crafty cunning and treacherous deceit and has taken your blessing.
But Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor with deceit, because he had defiled Dinah their sister.
Simeon and Levi are brothers; deceit and force are their secret designs.
And Moses said, When I go out from you I will make prayer to the Lord that the cloud of flies may go away from Pharaoh and from his people and from his servants tomorrow: only let Pharaoh no longer by deceit keep back the people from making their offering to the Lord.
But if a man makes an attack on his neighbour on purpose, to put him to death by deceit, you are to take him from my altar and put him to death.
He is the Rock, his work is perfect, For all his ways are righteousness; A God of faithfulness without deceit, Just and right is he.
Acting with deceit, got food together as if for a long journey; and took old food-bags for their asses, and old and cracked wine-skins kept together with cord;
When David's oldest brother Eliab heard him speaking to the men, he became angry with David and said, "Why have you come down here? To whom did you entrust those few sheep in the desert? I am familiar with your pride and deceit! You have come down here to watch the battle!"
Go now, and take more steps, and see where he is living: for they say that he is expert in deceit.
And the woman saw that it was Saul, and she gave a loud cry, and said to Saul, Why have you made use of deceit? for you are Saul.
Is it not clear to you that Abner, the son of Ner, came with deceit to get knowledge of your going out and your coming in and of all you are doing?
And he said in answer, Because of the deceit of my servant, my lord king: for I, your servant, said to him, You are to make ready an ass and on it I will go with the king, for your servant has not the use of his feet.
And the Lord said, How? And he said, I will go out and be a spirit of deceit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Your trick will have its effect on him: go out and do so.
And now, see, the Lord has put a spirit of deceit in the mouth of all these your prophets; and the Lord has said evil against you.
And Jehoram turneth his hands, and fleeth, and saith unto Ahaziah, 'Deceit, O Ahaziah!'
Now send for all the prophets of Baal and all his servants and all his priests, to come to me; let no one keep away: for I have a great offering to make to Baal; anyone who is not present, will be put to death. This Jehu did with deceit, his purpose being the destruction of the servants of Baal.
And he said, I will go out and be a spirit of deceit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the Lord said, Your trick will have its effect on him: go out and do so.
And now, see, the Lord has put a spirit of deceit in the mouth of these prophets of yours; and the Lord has said evil against you.
For God do ye speak perverseness? And for Him do ye speak deceit?
Let him not put his hope in what is false, falling into error: for he will get deceit as his reward.
They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
Why then do you give me comfort with words in which there is no profit, when you see that there is nothing in your answers but deceit?
My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;
You will destroy those who speak lies. The LORD abhors the person of bloodshed and deceit.
For there is not [anything] reliable in his mouth; their inner part [is] destruction. Their throat is an open grave; [with] their tongue they speak deceit.
See, he is pregnant with evil, conceives trouble, and gives birth to deceit.
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
Everyone says false words to his neighbour: their tongues are smooth in their talk, and their hearts are full of deceit.
Lord, hear a just cause; pay attention to my cry; listen to my prayer- from lips free of deceit.
The clean of hands, and pure of heart, Who hath not lifted up to vanity his soul, Nor hath sworn to deceit.
How happy is the man the Lord does not charge with sin, and in whose spirit is no deceit!
Keep thy tongue from evil, And thy lips from speaking deceit.
Like men of deceit they put me to shame; the voice of their wrath was loud against me.
For they do not say words of peace; in their deceit they are designing evil things against the quiet ones in the land.
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
They also that seek and demand my life lay snares for me, and they that seek and require my hurt speak crafty and mischievous things; they meditate treachery and deceit all the day long.
Happy is the man who has faith in the Lord, and does not give honour to the men of pride or to those who are turned away to deceit.
If one comes to see me, deceit is in his heart; he keeps a store of evil, which he makes public in every place.
Judge me, O God, And plead my cause against a nation not pious, From a man of deceit and perverseness Thou dost deliver me,
Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
Mischiefs doth thy tongue devise, Like a sharp razor, working deceit.
You have more love for evil than for good, for deceit than for works of righteousness. (Selah.)
Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
And Thou, O God, dost bring them down To a pit of destruction, Men of blood and deceit reach not to half their days, And I -- I do trust in Thee!
You, O Lord God of armies, are the God of Israel; come now and give punishment to the nations; have no mercy on any workers of deceit. (Selah.)
Because of the sin of their mouths and the word of their lips, let them even be taken in their pride; and for their curses and their deceit,
They spend all their time planning how to bring him down. They love to use deceit; they pronounce blessings with their mouths, but inwardly they utter curses. (Selah)
He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
The deceit of those who are against him will not overcome him; he will not be troubled by the sons of evil.
He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
For the mouth of wickedness, and the mouth of deceit, Against me they have opened, They have spoken with me -- A tongue of falsehood, and words of hatred!
Keep me from the way of deceit, and graciously give me Your instruction.
May the arrogant become ashamed, because they have subverted me with deceit; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.
Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.
I hate and despise deceit; I love your law.
Whose mouths speak deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
Rescue me and deliver me out of the hand of aliens, Whose mouth speaks deceit And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
He who conceals hatred [has] lips of deceit, and he who utters slander--he is a fool.
Balances of deceit are an abomination to Jehovah, And a perfect weight is His delight.
The sinner gets the payment of deceit; but his reward is certain who puts in the seed of righteousness.
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellers of peace is joy.
An abomination of Yahweh are lips of deceit, but they who act faithfully [are] his delight.
A righteous person hates deceit, but the wicked person is shameful and disgraceful.
A faithful witness does not lie, but he who breathes out falsehood is a witness of deceit.
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
A true witness delivereth souls; but deceit uttereth lies.
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but deceit in it crushes the spirit.
A heart of righteousness will ponder the answer, but a mouth of wickedness will pour out deceit.
Whoever winks knowingly is plotting deceit; anyone who purses his lips is bent towards evil.
A wrongdoer gives attention to evil lips, and a man of deceit gives ear to a damaging tongue.
A false witness will not go without punishment, and the breather out of deceit will not go free.
A false witness will not go without punishment, and the breather out of deceit will be cut off.
Human beings long for grace, and it's better to be poor than a man of deceit.
Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
An abomination to Jehovah are a stone and a stone, And balances of deceit are not good.
A fortune gained by deceit is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.
The evil-doer will be given as a price for the life of the good man, and the worker of deceit in the place of the upright.
Have no desire for his delicate food, for it is the bread of deceit.
Yes, she is waiting secretly like a beast for its food, and deceit by her is increased among men.
So is the man who gets the better of his neighbour by deceit, and says, Am I not doing so in sport?
He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.
A tongue of deceit hates its victim, and a flattering mouth makes ruin.
Charm [is] deceit and beauty [is] vain; [but] a woman who fears Yahweh shall be praised.
Even man has no knowledge of his time; like fishes taken in an evil net, or like birds taken by deceit, are the sons of men taken in an evil time when it comes suddenly on them.
Woe to those who drag wickedness with cords of deceit and [pull] sin along with cart ropes,
A vision of fear comes before my eyes; the worker of deceit goes on in his false way, and the waster goes on making waste. Up! Elam; to the attack! Media; I have put an end to her sorrow.
Therefore the Holy One of Israel says: "Because you have rejected this message and have trusted in oppression and deceit, and have depended on them,
And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
"Against whom do you jest? Against whom do you open wide your mouth And stick out your tongue? Are you not children of rebellion, Offspring of deceit,
For your hands are unclean with blood, and your fingers with sin; your lips have said false things, and your tongue gives out deceit.
No one puts forward an upright cause, or gives a true decision: their hope is in deceit, and their words are false; they are with child with sin, and give birth to evil.
We have gone against the Lord, and been false to him, turning away from our God, our words have been uncontrolled, and in our hearts are thoughts of deceit.
But for all this, her false sister Judah has not come back to me with all her heart, but with deceit, says the Lord.
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.
"That is because, from the least important to the most important of them, all of them are greedy for dishonest gain. Prophets and priests alike, all of them practice deceit.
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