6147 deceit, practice of

6147 deceit, practice of

Deceit is condemned by God as an attempt to deny his sovereignty and his revelation of himself.

Deceit is forbidden by God

Condemnation of deception in general Lev 19:11 See also Pr 12:22; Pr 24:28

False witnesses condemned Ex 20:16 pp Dt 5:20 See also Pr 12:17; Pr 14:5; Pr 19:9

False measures prohibited Lev 19:35 See also Dt 25:13; Pr 11:1; Pr 20:10; Mic 6:11

Spiritual deception condemned Tit 1:16 See also Mal 1:14; Mt 23:27-28; Lk 6:46; Ro 2:21

Deception must not be found in the people of God

God’s people must not practise deceit 1Pe 2:1 See also Job 27:4; Ps 24:3-4; Ps 32:2; Zep 3:13; Jn 4:24; 1Co 5:8; Eph 4:25; Col 3:9; 1Pe 3:10; Rev 14:5

Christian leaders in particular must not deceive 2Co 4:2 See also 2Co 1:12; 2Co 2:17; 1Th 2:3-5; 1Ti 3:8; Tit 1:7

God’s people warned against being deceived Eph 5:6 See also Jer 29:8; 1Co 6:9-10; 1Co 15:33; Gal 6:7; Col 2:8; 2Th 2:3; 1Jn 3:7

Deceit results in God’s judgment

Ps 5:6 See also Dt 25:16; Ps 55:23; Ps 119:118; Pr 20:17; Pr 21:6; Jer 9:8-9; Eze 13:9; Ac 5:9-10; Rev 21:8,27; Rev 22:15

See also

4132demons, malevolence
5613weights & measures
5804charm
5863flattery
5908motives
5920pretence
5948shrewdness
8714dishonesty
8776lies

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