30 Important Bible Verses About Deceit

Proverbs 14:8 – The Wisdom of the Prudent is to Understand their Way

“The wisdom of the prudent is to understand their way, but the folly of fools is deceit.”

Proverbs 20:17 – Bread Gained by Deceit is Sweet to a Man

“Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.”

Proverbs 26:24-25 – Hatred Hides Behind Deceit

“Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart; when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart.”

Proverbs 12:17 – A Faithful Witness Will not Deceive

“Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit.”

Colossians 2:8 – Beware of Empty Deceit

“See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.”

Jeremiah 9:6 – Deceit is the Norm

“Heaping oppression upon oppression, and deceit upon deceit, they refuse to know me, declares the Lord.”

Proverbs 24:28 – Do not Be a Deceiver

“Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips.”

Proverbs 17:20 – A Deceitful Heart Finds No Good

“A man of crooked heart does not discover good, and one with a dishonest tongue falls into calamity.”

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Colossians 3:9 – Put Away Deceitful Speech

“Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices.”

Proverbs 26:26 – Deceit is an Abomination to the Lord

“Though his hatred be covered with deception, his wickedness shall be exposed in the assembly.”

Proverbs 14:25 – Truthful Witness Saves Lives

“A truthful witness saves lives, but one who breathes out lies is deceitful.”

Jeremiah 17:9 – The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?”

Psalm 101:7 – Deceit Shall not Dwell in My House

“No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes.”

Proverbs 6:12 – A Trouble Maker Walks in Deceit

“A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech,”

Psalm 120:2 – Deliver my Soul from Lying Lips

“Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.”

Ephesians 4:14 – Do Not be Tossed by Craftiness and Deceitful Schemes

“So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.”

Proverbs 11:18 – The Wicked Works Deceitful Labor

“The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.”

Proverbs 11:3 – The Integrity of the Upright Guides Them

“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.”

Ephesians 5:6 – Do not be Partakers with the Sons of Disobedience

“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.”

Psalm 44:21 – God Knows the Secrets of the Heart

“Would not God discover this? For he knows the secrets of the heart.”

Colossians 3:8 – Put Away All Malice and Deceit

“But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.”

Psalm 5:6 – The Lord Abhors the Bloodthirsty and Deceitful Men

“You destroy those who speak lies; the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.”

Proverbs 12:5 – The Counsel of the Wicked is Deceitful

“The thoughts of the righteous are right; the counsel of the wicked are deceitful.”

Proverbs 21:6 – The Getting of Treasures by a Lying Tongue

“The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.”

1 Peter 2:1 – Put Away All Deceit

“So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.”

Proverbs 20:23 – Unequal Weights are an Abomination

“Differing weights are an abomination to the Lord, and false scales are not good.”

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 – Satan and His Deceitful Workers

“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.”

Proverbs 26:5 – Answer a Fool According to His Folly

“Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.”

Ephesians 4:25 – Speak the Truth

“Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.”

Proverbs 6:14 – With Deceit in His Heart, He Devises Evil

“With perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord.”

Proverbs 24:28 – Do not Testify Against Your Neighbor Without Cause

“Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips.”

Proverbs 25:23 – Like a Swelling Wound is a Deceitful Tongue

“The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.”

1 Thessalonians 2:3-4 – The Gospel is Not a Product of Deceit

“For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.”

Proverbs 29:12 – A Lying Ruler is a Deceitful Messenger

“If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.”

Jeremiah 9:5 – Everyone Deceives His Neighbor

“Everyone deceives his neighbor, and no one speaks the truth; they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves committing iniquity.”

Galatians 6:7 – Do Not be Deceived

“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”

Proverbs 11:13 – A Gossip Reveals Secrets, But a Faithful Spirit Conceals

“Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.”

Proverbs 25:18 – Like a Club, Sword, or Sharp Arrow is a Deceitful Man

“A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow.”

1 Timothy 4:1-2 – Deceiving Spirits and Teachings of Demons

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared.”

Proverbs 12:20 – Those Who Deceive are of Deceitful Intent

“Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.”

Proverbs 20:19 – A Gossip Betrays a Confidence

“Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.”

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