Deceptive in the Bible (37 instances)

37 occurrences in 7 translations

'Deceptive' in the Bible

Impose heavier work on the men. Then they will be occupied with it and not pay attention to deceptive words."

You prove to be reliable to one who is blameless, but you prove to be deceptive to one who is perverse.

He traps the wise in their craftiness so that the plans of the deceptive are quickly brought to an end.

So how can you offer me such futile comfort? Your answers are deceptive.

because what I have to say isn't deceptive, and the one who has perfect knowledge is with you."

You men, how long will you try to turn my honor into shame? How long will you love what is worthless and search for what is deceptive? (Selah)

You prove to be reliable to one who is blameless, but you prove to be deceptive to one who is perverse.

The words of his mouth are malicious and deceptive; he has stopped acting wisely and doing good.

Why should I be afraid in times of trouble, when the sinful deeds of deceptive men threaten to overwhelm me?

For they say cruel and deceptive things to me; they lie to me.

Remove from me [the] deceptive way, and graciously give me your law.

How will he severely punish you, you deceptive talker?

All the words of my mouth are righteous; none of them are deceptive or perverse.

They are a rebellious people, deceptive children, children who do not obey the Lord's instruction.

They say to the visionaries, "See no more visions!" and to the seers, "Don't relate messages to us about what is right! Tell us nice things, relate deceptive messages.

"Change your ways and your deeds, and I'll let you live in this place. Don't trust deceptive words like these, and say, "The Temple of the LORD, the Temple of the LORD, the Temple of the LORD,'

Your prophets saw visions for you that were empty and deceptive; they did not reveal your guilt and so restore your fortunes. They saw oracles for you that were empty and misleading.

""They say, ""declares the LORD," even though the LORD didn't send them. And they hope for the fulfillment of their message. You've crafted a false prophesy and spoken deceptive divination, haven't you? But then you say, ""declares the LORD," although I haven't spoken a single word.

My hand will oppose the prophets who see false visions and speak deceptive divinations. They won't be included with the council of my people, nor will they be entered into the registry of Israel's house or enter Israel's land. Then you'll know that I am the Lord GOD,

And say, Thus says the Lord God: Woe to the women who sew pillows to all armholes and fasten magic, protective charms to all wrists, and deceptive veils upon the heads of those of every stature to hunt and capture human lives! Will you snare the lives of My people to keep your own selves alive?

Your [deceptive] veils also will I tear and deliver My people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted and snared. Then you shall know (understand and realize) that I am the Lord.

Many also of those who were now believers came making full confession and thoroughly exposing their [former deceptive and evil] practices.

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