Loading…
Deception
The practice of lying or tricking someone into believing something that isn't true. In some cases deception can be self-inflicted.
Key passages
Gk Es 16:5–6

Furthermore, often encouragement has involved many who have been appointed to offices and entrusted to handle the affairs of friends, in fatal circumstances, having made them accomplices of shedding innocent blood. By the lying deception of malevolence, men have led astray the innocent goodwill of …

Gk Es 16:12–14

But not restraining his pride, he attempted from the beginning to deprive us even of our spirit, of both Mordecai, our savior and perpetual benefactor, and Esther, the blameless companion of our kingdom, along with all their nation. With the ingenious deceptions of stratagems, he asked for their …

Sir 7:13

Do not desire to tell any lie, for making it a habit results in no good.

Sir 20:24–26

A lie is an evil blemish in a man; it will always be in the mouth of the undisciplined. Better a thief than one who continues in a lie, but both will inherit destruction. The disposition of a lying man is dishonorable, and his shame is with him continuously.

Bel 19

Then Daniel laughed out loud and said to the king, “Come here! See the deception of the priests!” And Daniel said, “O king, these footprints, whose are they?”

See also
Ge 12:11–16; Ge 20:2; Ge 26:6–7; Ge 27:8–29; Ge 29:23–25; Ge 34:13; Ge 37:30–33; Ge 38:14–18; Ge 39:13–19; Ge 42:7; Ge 44:1–15; Jos 9:3–4; Jdg 3:19–22; Jdg 4:18–21; 1 Sa 20:28–29; 1 Sa 21:12–15; 2 Sa 13:5–6; 2 Sa 14:1–3; 2 Sa 19:26–27; 1 Ki 13:18; 1 Ki 20:38–41; 1 Ki 21:8–12; 2 Ki 8:10; 2 Ki 8:14; 2 Ki 10:18–28; Ps 12:2–3; Ps 52:3–4; Ps 62:4; Ps 101:7; Ps 109:2; Ps 119:78; Ps 120:2–3; Ps 144:8; Ps 144:11; Pr 4:24; Pr 6:12; Pr 6:17–19; Pr 12:19; Pr 12:22; Pr 13:5; Pr 14:5; Pr 14:25; Pr 15:28; Pr 19:22; Pr 21:6; Pr 24:28; Pr 25:18; Pr 26:19; Pr 26:28; Pr 29:12; Pr 30:8; Is 41:29; Is 59:3; Is 59:13; Je 5:2; Je 5:31; Je 6:13; Je 7:8; Je 8:8; Je 8:10; Je 9:3; Je 9:5–6; Je 9:8; Je 13:25; Je 14:13–14; Je 23:14; Je 23:25–27; Je 23:32; Je 27:10; Je 27:14–16; Je 28:15; Je 29:8–9; Je 29:21; Je 29:23; Je 29:30–31; Je 41:5–7; Je 43:2; Eze 13:22; Da 11:27; Ho 4:2; Ho 11:12; Ho 12:7; Am 8:5; Mic 1:14; Mic 2:11; Mic 6:12; Na 3:1; Zec 8:17; Zec 10:2; Mal 3:5; Sus 20–21; Bel 13; Bel 15; 1 Mac 7:10–16; 1 Mac 7:27–32; 1 Mac 11:1–3; 1 Mac 13:14–16; 4 Mac 6:15; Ps Sol 4:4; Ps Sol 12:1–4; Mt 2:16; Mt 15:19; Mt 24:4–5; Mt 24:11; Mt 26:60; Mt 27:63–64; Mt 28:13–15; Mk 7:22; Mk 13:21–22; Jn 7:12; Jn 7:47; Jn 8:44; Ac 5:1–4; Ac 5:8; Ac 6:13–14; Ac 13:6; Ac 23:15; Ro 1:29; Ro 3:13; 2 Co 11:3; 2 Co 11:13–15; Col 2:8; Col 3:9; 2 Th 2:2; 2 Th 2:9–11; 1 Ti 1:10; 1 Ti 4:1–2; Heb 6:18; Jas 3:14; 1 Pe 3:10; 2 Pe 2:1–3; 2 Pe 2:13; 1 Jn 2:4; 1 Jn 2:22; 1 Jn 4:20; 2 Jn 7; Re 2:2; Re 3:9; Re 13:13–14; Re 14:5; Re 19:20; Re 20:3; Re 20:7–8; Re 20:10; Re 22:15;