'Deceits' in the Bible
And that which was dropped among the thorns, this is he who has the word; and the cares of this life, and the deceits of wealth, put a stop to the growth of the word and it gives no fruit.
And the cares of this life, and the deceits of wealth, and the desire for other things coming in, put a stop to the growth of the word, and it gives no fruit.
So that we may be no longer children, sent this way and that, turned about by every wind of teaching, by the twisting and tricks of men, by the deceits of error;
Take up God's instruments of war, so that you may be able to keep your position against all the deceits of the Evil One.
So putting away all wrongdoing, and all tricks and deceits and envies and evil talk,