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Deceit
Connivance • Deceitful • Deceivableness • Deceive • Deceived • Deceiver • Deceivers • Deception • Defrauding • Distortion • Insincerity • Lies and Deceits • Misrepresentation • Pretence • Prevarication • Self-Deception • Trickery • Unreliable
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Deceit; Deceitful; Deceive; Deception; etc
Deceit; Deceitful; Deceive; Deception; etc. [Heb. mirmâ, remîyâ, šeqer, tarmîṯ, kāzāḇ (Prov. 23:3), ‘āqōḇ (Jer. 17:9), tāp̱ēl (Lam. 2:14), ’aḵzāḇ (Jer. 15:18; Mic. 1:14), vbs rāmâ, nāšā’, pāṯâ, ‘āšaq (Lev. 6:2), šālâ (2 K. 4:28), šāg̱â, šāg̱ag̱ (Job 12:16), hāṯal
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Deceit, Deceiver
DECEIT, DECEIVER. Many Heb. and Gr. words appear in English Bibles as forms of the word “deceit.” Basically it means a deliberate misrepresentation of the truth, especially in moral and spiritual matters, in order to mislead another person. The most frequently used Heb. root, rāmâ, and its derivatives,
Pretence
PRETENCE. The Heb. sheqer in Jer 3:10 is translated “in pretense” by the RSV (KJV “feignedly”), and usually carries the idea of “deception,” “a lie,” or “falsehood.” In the NT the word “pretence” (Gr. prophasis, “pretext,” “excuse”) means the “ostensible reason” for which a thing is done, usually a false
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Deceit
DECEIT. From Heb. root rāmâ, meaning treachery or guile (Ps. 34:13). It is used of a witness, of balances and of a bow (Ps. 78:57). It is expressed by several Gk. words, e.g planē, ‘error’ (Eph. 4:14); dolos, ‘cunning’, ‘treachery’ (Rom. 1:29; Mk. 7:22); apatē, ‘beguiling pleasure’ (Mt. 13:22; Heb.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Deceit, Deception
Deceit, Deception. †Delusion or false dealing with another. A vast array of Hebrew and Greek terms represent various shades of fraudulent behavior. Heb. rāmâ (cf. Akk. ramû “grow loose”) means to forsake (Lam. 1:19; JB “failed”; NIV “betrayed”), trick (Gen. 29:25; so JB), and betray
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Deception, Stories of
Deception, Stories ofStories of deception, which are usually built around a character’s disguise, incorporate several plot motifs that make for good stories, including intrigue, dramatic irony, suspense, reversal and discovery. Deception appears in the Bible in both comic and tragic modes.The story
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DECEIT
DECEIT<de-set’> ([מִרְמָה‎, mirmah;] ([δόλος, dolos]): The intentional misleading or beguiling of another; in Scripture represented as a companion of many other forms of wickedness, as cursing (Psalm 10:7), hatred (Proverbs 26:24), theft, covetousness, adultery, murder (Mark 7:22; Romans 1:29).
DECEIVABLENESS; DECEIVE
DECEIVABLENESS; DECEIVE<de-sev’-a-b’-l-nes>, <de-sev’> ([נָשָׁא‎, nasha’], “to lead astray”): “The pride of thy heart hath deceived thee” (Jeremiah 49:16), i.e. “Thy stern mountain fastnesses have persuaded thee that thou art impregnable.” In Jeremiah 20:7, “O Lord, thou hast deceived me,
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Deceit
DECEIT, DECEPTION, GUILE1. Words and references.—Mk 7:22, Jn 1:47 (δόλος, ‘bait,’ ‘stratagem,’ ‘guile,’ ‘craft,’ ‘treachery’; cf. Ro 1:29, 2 Co 11:13, 12:16, 1 Th 2:3, 1 P 2:1, 22, Rev 14:5); Mt 13:22 (ἀτατη, ‘trick,’ ‘fraud,’ ‘deceit’; cf. Eph. 4:22, Col 2:8, He 3:13); Mt 24:4, Jn 7:12 (τλανκω, ‘lead
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Deceit, Deception
deceit, deception. These and similar terms are used to render various words, such as Hebrew mirmâ H5327 and Greek dolos G1515 (e.g., Job 15:35; Mk. 7:22; for other semantically related words, see NIDOTTE, 5:53 and LN, 1:759–60). Deceit is the deliberate misleading or beguiling of another. Of course,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Deceit
DECEIT, dē̇-sētʹ (מִרְמָה‎, mirmāh; δόλος, dólos): The intentional misleading or beguiling of another; in Scripture represented as a companion of many other forms of wickedness, as cursing (Ps 10:7), hatred (Prov 26:24), theft, covetousness, adultery, murder (Mk 7:22; Rom 1:29). The RV introduces the
Deceivableness, Deceive
DECEIVABLENESS, dē̇-sēv′a-b’l-nes, DECEIVE, dē̇-sēv′ (נָשָׁא‎, nāshā’, “to lead astray”): “The pride of thy heart hath deceived thee” (Jer 49:16), i.e. “Thy stern mountain fastnesses have persuaded thee that thou art impregnable.” In Jer 20:7, “O Lord, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived,” פָּתָה‎,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DECEIT
DECEIT [מִרְמַהmirmah, שֶׁקֶרsheqer, עָוֶלʿawel; δόλος dolos, πλάνη planē]. Numerous Hebrew and Greek terms express the concepts of deceit and falsehood, two words used interchangeably in English translations.God in the OT (Deut 32:4) and Jesus in the NT (1 Pet 2:22) are said to be without deceit.
DECEIVE
DECEIVE [נָשָׁאnashaʾ, פָּתָהpathah; πλανάω planaō, ἐξαπατάω exapataō, ϕρεναπατάω phrenapataō, δολιόω dolioō]. A large number of Hebrew and Greek terms express the idea of deceiving and acting falsely. Although some texts state that God is without deceit (Deut 32:4; Heb 6:18), the OT reports that God
Key passages
Ps 10:7

His mouth is filled with cursing, with deceits and oppression; under his tongue are trouble and evil.

Ps 101:7

There will not live in the midst of my house a worker of deceit. One who speaks lies will not remain before my eyes.

Pr 14:25

He who saves lives is a witness of truth, but he who utters lies is a betrayer.

Je 9:5–8

And everyone deceives his neighbor, and they do not speak the truth, they have taught their tongues to speak lies, they are tired from going astray. Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit, upon deceit they refuse to know me,” declares Yahweh. Therefore, thus says Yahweh of hosts: …

Ro 3:13

Their throat is an opened grave; they deceive with their tongues; the venom of asps is under their lips,

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