'Deceit' in the Bible
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.
Will ye speak unrighteously for God? and for him speak deceit?
They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
My lips shall not speak unrighteousness, nor my tongue utter deceit!
If I have walked with falsehood, and my foot hath hasted to deceit,
Thou wilt destroy them that speak lies: Jehovah abhorreth a man of blood and deceit.
His mouth is full of cursing, and deceit, and oppression; under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, to do good.
Thou lettest thy mouth loose to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit;
Thy tongue deviseth mischievous things, like a sharp razor, practising deceit.
Perversities are in the midst thereof; and oppression and deceit depart not from its streets.
He that practiseth deceit shall not dwell within my house; he that speaketh falsehoods shall not subsist in my sight.
For the mouth of the wicked man and the mouth of deceit are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue,
Thou hast set at nought all them that wander from thy statutes; for their deceit is falsehood.
The thoughts of the righteous are right; the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
He that uttereth truth sheweth 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 discern his way; but the folly of the foolish is deceit.
A true witness delivereth souls; but deceit uttereth lies.
He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, but he layeth up deceit within him:
As a cage full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and have enriched themselves.
Why hath this people of Jerusalem slidden back with 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 murderous arrow; it speaketh deceit. A man speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth his ambush.
And Jehovah said unto me, The prophets prophesy falsehood in my name; I have not sent them, neither have I commanded them, nor spoken unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision, and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, and who are prophets of the deceit of their own heart?
Ephraim encompasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit; but Judah yet walketh with God, and with the holy things of truth.
He is a merchant, balances of deceit are in his hand; he loveth to oppress.
saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat? making the ephah small and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances for deceit:
And in that day will I punish all those that leap over the threshold, who fill their master's house with violence and deceit.
And he that is sown among the thorns this is he who hears the word, and the anxious care of this life, and the deceit of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
thefts, covetousness, wickednesses, deceit, licentiousness, a wicked eye, injurious language, haughtiness, folly;
But perceiving their deceit he said to them, Why do ye tempt me?
said, O full of all deceit and all craft: son of the devil, enemy of all righteousness; wilt thou not cease perverting the right paths of the Lord?
being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, malice; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil dispositions; whisperers,
their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; asps' poison is under their lips:
But we have rejected the hidden things of shame, not walking in deceit, nor falsifying the word of God, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every conscience of men before God.
See that there be no one who shall lead you away as a prey through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the teaching of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ.
For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile;