'Deceit' in the Bible
They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity, And their heart prepareth deceit.
Surely my lips shall not speak unrighteousness, Neither shall my tongue utter deceit.
If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot hath hasted to deceit;
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression: Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: He hath ceased to be wise and to do good.
Thou givest thy mouth to evil, And thy tongue frameth deceit.
He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: He that speaketh falsehood shall not be established before mine eyes.
For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit have they opened against me: They have spoken unto me with a lying tongue.
Thou hast set at nought all them that err from thy statutes; For their deceit is falsehood.
Whose mouth speaketh deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
Rescue me, and deliver me out of the hand of aliens, Whose mouth speaketh deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
The thoughts of the righteous are just; But the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
He that uttereth truth showeth forth righteousness; But a false witness, deceit.
Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil; But to the counsellors of peace is joy.
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way; But the folly of fools is deceit.
A true witness delivereth souls; But he that uttereth lies causeth deceit.
He that hateth dissembleth with his lips; But he layeth up deceit within him:
And they made his grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in his death; although he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxed rich.
Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith Jehovah.
Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth wait for him.
Then Jehovah said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name; I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake I unto them: they prophesy unto you a lying vision, and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their own heart.
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies, even the prophets of the deceit of their own heart?
Ephraim compasseth me about with falsehood, and the house of Israel with deceit; but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the Holy One.
He is a trafficker, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.
saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell grain? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and dealing falsely with balances of deceit;
And in that day I will punish all those that leap over the threshold, that fill their master's house with violence and deceit.
covetings, wickednesses, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, railing, pride, foolishness:
being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Their throat is an open sepulchre; With their tongues they have used deceit: The poison of asps is under their lips:
that ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old man, that waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit;
Take heed lest there shall be any one that maketh spoil of you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ: