30 Important Bible Verses About Manipulative People

Ephesians 6:11 – Guarding Against Manipulative People

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”

Proverbs 16:5 – The Lord’s Response to Manipulation

“Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.”

Galatians 6:7 – Consequences for Manipulative Actions

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

Proverbs 6:16-19 – The Lord’s Displeasure with Manipulation

“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”

Proverbs 20:19 – Avoiding Manipulation

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

James 3:16 – The Destructive Nature of Manipulation

“For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.”

Proverbs 26:24-25 – The Deceptive Tactics of Manipulative People

“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.”

Matthew 7:15 – Identifying Manipulative People

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”

Proverbs 12:22 – The Lord’s Approval of Honesty

“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.”

Matthew 5:37 – The Importance of Integrity in Dealing with Manipulative People

“Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.”

Proverbs 14:21 – Showing Compassion to Manipulative People

“Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.”

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Psalm 101:7 – Rejecting Manipulative People

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

Proverbs 26:28 – The Negative Impact of Manipulation

“A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.”

1 John 3:18 – Responding with Actions, Not Manipulation

“Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”

Proverbs 26:20 – Stopping Manipulation through Refraining from Gossip

“For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.”

Proverbs 16:28 – Manipulative People Stirring Up Strife

“A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.”

Matthew 10:16 – Exercising Wisdom in Dealing with Manipulative People

“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”

Proverbs 11:9 – The Righteous and the Manipulative

“With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.”

Matthew 5:9 – Responding to Manipulative People with Peace

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

Proverbs 6:12-15 – The Character of Manipulative People

“A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech, winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, points with his finger, with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord; therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing.”

Proverbs 17:4 – Responding to Manipulation with Integrity

“An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.”

Galatians 5:22-23 – The Fruits of the Spirit in Contrast to Manipulative Behavior

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

Proverbs 10:9 – The Reward of Walking in Integrity, Rather than Manipulation

“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.”

Matthew 23:12 – Humility as the Antidote to Manipulation

“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

Proverbs 11:20 – The Contrast of Manipulative and Righteous People

“Those of crooked heart are an abomination to the Lord, but those of blameless ways are his delight.”

Proverbs 20:22 – Responding to Manipulation with Trust in God

“Do not say, ‘I will repay evil’; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.”

Proverbs 15:4 – The Power of Kind Words in Overcoming Manipulation

“A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.”

Matthew 12:36-37 – Holding Manipulative People Accountable for Their Words

“I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Proverbs 4:24 – Guarding Against Manipulative Speech

“Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you.”

Psalm 34:13 – Seeking Peace Instead of Manipulation

“Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.”

Proverbs 13:5 – The Righteous Seeking Truth, Rather than Manipulation

“The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.”

Matthew 19:14 – The Faith of Children in Contrast to Manipulative Intentions

“But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'”

Psalm 144:8 – Seeking Deliverance from Manipulative People

“whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.”

Proverbs 12:19 – The Righteous Speaking Truth, Not Manipulation

“Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.”

Matthew 6:24 – Choosing to Serve God, Not Manipulative People

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

Proverbs 19:5 – The Consequences of Bearing False Witness

“A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.”

Matthew 5:44 – Responding to Manipulation with Love

“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Proverbs 14:5 – The Deceptive Nature of Manipulation

“A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.”

Matthew 7:3-5 – Recognizing Our Own Manipulative Behavior

“Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”

Proverbs 10:11 – The Fruit of Righteousness Instead of Manipulation

“The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.”

Matthew 10:26 – Trusting in God’s Revelation Instead of Manipulation

“So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.”

Proverbs 12:22 – The Lord’s Delight in Truthful Speech

“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.”

Proverbs 21:28 – Rejecting Manipulation through Speaking Truth

“A false witness will perish, but the word of a man who hears will endure.”

Matthew 7:6 – Protecting Against Manipulation

“Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.”

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