79 verses

Gen 27:35

But he said, ‘Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing.’

But he said, “Your brother came deceitfully, and he has taken away your blessing.”

Gen 34:13

Because their sister Dinah had been defiled, Jacob’s sons replied deceitfully as they spoke to Shechem and his father Hamor.
The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and his father Hamor deceitfully, because he had defiled their sister Dinah.

Judg 9:31

Under cover he sent messengers to Abimelek, saying, ‘Gaal son of Ebed and his clan have come to Shechem and are stirring up the city against you.
And he sent messengers to Abimelech secretly, saying, “Behold, Gaal the son of Ebed and his relatives have come to Shechem, and they are stirring up the city against you.

2Kgs 9:23

Joram turned about and fled, calling out to Ahaziah, ‘Treachery, Ahaziah!’

Then Joram reined about and fled, saying to Ahaziah, “Treachery, O Ahaziah!”

Job 13:7

Will you speak wickedly on God’s behalf?
Will you speak deceitfully for him?
Will you speak falsely for God
and speak deceitfully for him?

Job 15:35

They conceive trouble and give birth to evil;
their womb fashions deceit.’
They conceive trouble and give birth to evil,
and their womb prepares deceit.”

Job 27:4

my lips will not say anything wicked,
and my tongue will not utter lies.
my lips will not speak falsehood,
and my tongue will not utter deceit.

Job 31:5

‘If I have walked with falsehood
or my foot has hurried after deceit –
If I have walked with falsehood
and my foot has hastened to deceit;

Ps 5:6

you destroy those who tell lies.
The bloodthirsty and deceitful
you, Lord, detest.
You destroy those who speak lies;
the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

Ps 10:7

His mouth is full of lies and threats;
trouble and evil are under his tongue.
His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression;
under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.


A prayer of David.


A Prayer of David.

Ps 17:1

Hear me, Lord, my plea is just;
listen to my cry.
Hear my prayer –
it does not rise from deceitful lips.
Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry!
Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!

Ps 24:4

The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not trust in an idol
or swear by a false god.
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to what is false
and does not swear deceitfully.

Ps 32:2

Blessed is the one
whose sin the Lord does not count against them
and in whose spirit is no deceit.
Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

Ps 34:13

keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from telling lies.
Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking deceit.

Ps 35:20

They do not speak peaceably,
but devise false accusations
against those who live quietly in the land.
For they do not speak peace,
but against those who are quiet in the land
they devise words of deceit.

Ps 36:3

The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful;
they fail to act wisely or do good.
The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit;
he has ceased to act wisely and do good.

Ps 38:12

Those who want to kill me set their traps,
those who would harm me talk of my ruin;
all day long they scheme and lie.
Those who seek my life lay their snares;
those who seek my hurt speak of ruin
and meditate treachery all day long.

Ps 43:1

Vindicate me, my God,
and plead my cause
against an unfaithful nation.
Rescue me from those who are
deceitful and wicked.
Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause
against an ungodly people,
from the deceitful and unjust man
deliver me!

Ps 50:19

You use your mouth for evil
and harness your tongue to deceit.
“You give your mouth free rein for evil,
and your tongue frames deceit.

Ps 52:2

You who practise deceit,
your tongue plots destruction;
it is like a sharpened razor.
Your tongue plots destruction,
like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.

Ps 52:4

You love every harmful word,
you deceitful tongue!
You love all words that devour,
O deceitful tongue.

Ps 55:11

Destructive forces are at work in the city;
threats and lies never leave its streets.
ruin is in its midst;
oppression and fraud
do not depart from its marketplace.

Ps 55:23

But you, God, will bring down the wicked
into the pit of decay;
the bloodthirsty and deceitful
will not live out half their days.
But as for me, I trust in you.
But you, O God, will cast them down
into the pit of destruction;
men of blood and treachery
shall not live out half their days.
But I will trust in you.

Ps 78:57

Like their ancestors they were disloyal and faithless,
as unreliable as a faulty bow.
but turned away and acted treacherously like their fathers;
they twisted like a deceitful bow.

Ps 101:7

No one who practises deceit
will dwell in my house;
no one who speaks falsely
will stand in my presence.
No one who practices deceit
shall dwell in my house;
no one who utters lies
shall continue before my eyes.

Ps 109:2

for people who are wicked and deceitful
have opened their mouths against me;
they have spoken against me with lying tongues.
For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me,
speaking against me with lying tongues.

Ps 119:118

You reject all who stray from your decrees,
for their delusions come to nothing.
You spurn all who go astray from your statutes,
for their cunning is in vain.

Ps 120:2

Save me, Lord,
from lying lips
and from deceitful tongues.
Deliver me, O Lord,
from lying lips,
from a deceitful tongue.

Ps 120:3

What will he do to you,
and what more besides,
you deceitful tongue?
What shall be given to you,
and what more shall be done to you,
you deceitful tongue?

Prov 10:4

Lazy hands make for poverty,
but diligent hands bring wealth.
A slack hand causes poverty,
but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Prov 11:1

The Lord detests dishonest scales,
but accurate weights find favour with him.
A false balance is an abomination to the Lord,
but a just weight is his delight.

Prov 12:5

The plans of the righteous are just,
but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
The thoughts of the righteous are just;
the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

Prov 12:17

An honest witness tells the truth,
but a false witness tells lies.
Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence,
but a false witness utters deceit.

Prov 12:20

Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,
but those who promote peace have joy.
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
but those who plan peace have joy.

Prov 12:24

Diligent hands will rule,
but laziness ends in forced labour.
The hand of the diligent will rule,
while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

Prov 12:27

The lazy do not roast any game,
but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.
Whoever is slothful will not roast his game,
but the diligent man will get precious wealth.

Prov 14:8

The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,
but the folly of fools is deception.
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,
but the folly of fools is deceiving.

Prov 14:25

A truthful witness saves lives,
but a false witness is deceitful.
A truthful witness saves lives,
but one who breathes out lies is deceitful.

Prov 19:15

Laziness brings on deep sleep,
and the shiftless go hungry.
Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep,
and an idle person will suffer hunger.

Prov 20:23

The Lord detests differing weights,
and dishonest scales do not please him.
Unequal weights are an abomination to the Lord,
and false scales are not good.

Prov 26:24

Enemies disguise themselves with their lips,
but in their hearts they harbour deceit.
Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips
and harbors deceit in his heart;

Isa 53:9

He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth.
And they made his grave with the wicked
and with a rich man in his death,
although he had done no violence,
and there was no deceit in his mouth.

Jer 5:27

Like cages full of birds,
their houses are full of deceit;
they have become rich and powerful
Like a cage full of birds,
their houses are full of deceit;
therefore they have become great and rich;

Jer 8:5

Why then have these people turned away?
Why does Jerusalem always turn away?
They cling to deceit;
they refuse to return.
Why then has this people turned away
in perpetual backsliding?
They hold fast to deceit;
they refuse to return.

Jer 9:6

You live in the midst of deception;
in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me,’
declares the Lord.
Heaping oppression upon oppression, and deceit upon deceit,
they refuse to know me, declares the Lord.

Jer 9:8

Their tongue is a deadly arrow;
it speaks deceitfully.
With their mouths they all speak cordially to their neighbours,
but in their hearts they set traps for them.
Their tongue is a deadly arrow;
it speaks deceitfully;
with his mouth each speaks peace to his neighbor,
but in his heart he plans an ambush for him.

Jer 14:14

Then the Lord said to me, ‘The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds.
And the Lord said to me: “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds.

Jer 23:26

How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds?
How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart,

Jer 48:10

‘A curse on anyone who is lax in doing the Lord’s work!
A curse on anyone who keeps their sword from bloodshed!
Cursed is he who does the work of the Lord with slackness, and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from bloodshed.

Dan 8:25

He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power.

By his cunning he shall make deceit prosper under his hand, and in his own mind he shall become great. Without warning he shall destroy many. And he shall even rise up against the Prince of princes, and he shall be broken—but by no human hand.

Dan 11:23

After coming to an agreement with him, he will act deceitfully, and with only a few people he will rise to power.
And from the time that an alliance is made with him he shall act deceitfully, and he shall become strong with a small people.

Hos 7:16

They do not turn to the Most High;
they are like a faulty bow.
Their leaders will fall by the sword
because of their insolent words.
For this they will be ridiculed
in the land of Egypt.
They return, but not upward;
they are like a treacherous bow;
their princes shall fall by the sword
because of the insolence of their tongue.
This shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.

Hos 11:12

Ephraim has surrounded me with lies,
Israel with deceit.
And Judah is unruly against God,
even against the faithful Holy One.
Ephraim has surrounded me with lies,
and the house of Israel with deceit,
but Judah still walks with God
and is faithful to the Holy One.

Hos 12:7

The merchant uses dishonest scales
and loves to defraud.
A merchant, in whose hands are false balances,
he loves to oppress.

Amos 8:5


‘When will the New Moon be over
that we may sell grain,
and the Sabbath be ended
that we may market wheat?’ –
skimping on the measure,
boosting the price
and cheating with dishonest scales,
saying, “When will the new moon be over,
that we may sell grain?
And the Sabbath,
that we may offer wheat for sale,
that we may make the ephah small and the shekel great
and deal deceitfully with false balances,

Mic 6:11

Shall I acquit someone with dishonest scales,
with a bag of false weights?
Shall I acquit the man with wicked scales
and with a bag of deceitful weights?

Mic 6:12

Your rich people are violent;
your inhabitants are liars
and their tongues speak deceitfully.
Your rich men are full of violence;
your inhabitants speak lies,
and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Zeph 1:9

On that day I will punish
all who avoid stepping on the threshold,
who fill the temple of their gods
with violence and deceit.
On that day I will punish
everyone who leaps over the threshold,
and those who fill their master’s house
with violence and fraud.

Zeph 3:13

They will do no wrong;
they will tell no lies.
A deceitful tongue
will not be found in their mouths.
They will eat and lie down
and no one will make them afraid.’
those who are left in Israel;
they shall do no injustice
and speak no lies,
nor shall there be found in their mouth
a deceitful tongue.
For they shall graze and lie down,
and none shall make them afraid.”

Matt 13:22

The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.
As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.
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