'Deceit' in the Bible
I won't speak lies nor will I utter deceit.
You will destroy those who speak lies. The LORD abhors the person of bloodshed and deceit.
How blessed is the person against whom the LORD does not charge iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
You give your mouth free reign for evil, and your tongue devises deceit.
May the arrogant become ashamed, because they have subverted me with deceit; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.
Deceit is at home in the heart of those who plan evil, but those who promote peace rejoice.
A righteous person hates deceit, but the wicked person is shameful and disgraceful.
Whoever winks knowingly is plotting deceit; anyone who purses his lips is bent towards evil.
Human beings long for grace, and it's better to be poor than a man of deceit.
Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but later his mouth will be full of gravel.
A fortune gained by deceit is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.
Someone who hates hides behind his words, harboring deceit within himself.
Then they made his grave with the wicked, and with rich people in his death, although he had committed no violence, nor was there any deceit in his mouth."
Why has this people turned away? Why does Jerusalem continue in apostasy? They hold on to deceit and refuse to repent.
Their tongue is a deadly arrow that speaks deceit. With his mouth a person says, "Peace,' to his friend, but inwardly he sets a trap for him.
How long will this go on? Is there anything in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy from the deceit that is in their hearts?
"Now as to the prophet, if through deceit he delivers a message, I the LORD have deceived that prophet! I'll reach out in opposition to him and exterminate him from among my people Israel.
Through his skill he'll cause deceit to prosper under his leadership. He'll promote himself and will destroy many while they are secure. He'll take a stand against the Prince of Princes, yet he'll be crushed without human help.
"Ephraim surrounds me with lies, and the house of Israel surrounds me with deceit, But Judah still rules with God, and remains faithful, along with the godly ones."
At the same time, I'll punish every idol worshipper, especially those who are filling their master's temple with violence and deceit.
Jesus saw Nathaniel coming toward him and said about him, "Look, a genuine Israeli, in whom there is no deceit!"
They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and viciousness. They are gossips,
See to it that no one enslaves you through philosophy and empty deceit according to human tradition, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to the Messiah,
For our appeal to you does not spring from deceit, impure motives, or trickery.
"For the person who wants to love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.
We belong to God. The person who knows God listens to us. Whoever does not belong to God does not listen to us. This is how we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit.