100 Bible Verses about Deceivers

2 John 1:7 ESV / 245 helpful votes

For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.

Matthew 7:15 ESV / 189 helpful votes

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

John 8:44 ESV / 163 helpful votes

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

1 Timothy 4:1 ESV / 153 helpful votes

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,

2 Timothy 3:5 ESV / 127 helpful votes

Having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 122 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Revelation 12:9 ESV / 121 helpful votes

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

1 John 4:1 ESV / 117 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / 113 helpful votes

Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. ...

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 110 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

1 John 1:9 ESV / 105 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Matthew 24:4 ESV / 101 helpful votes

And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray.

John 14:6 ESV / 95 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Luke 21:8 ESV / 92 helpful votes

And he said, “See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them.

Matthew 23:27 ESV / 91 helpful votes

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and all uncleanness.

2 John 1:10-11 ESV / 90 helpful votes

If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 79 helpful votes

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Matthew 7:13-14 ESV / 78 helpful votes

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

1 Peter 2:1 ESV / 77 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

2 Timothy 3:13 ESV / 77 helpful votes

While evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

1 John 2:18 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV / 75 helpful votes

But test everything; hold fast what is good.

1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 75 helpful votes

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

Revelation 20:10 ESV / 72 helpful votes

And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Matthew 7:15-16 ESV / 72 helpful votes

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

Titus 1:10 ESV / 71 helpful votes

For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party.

Romans 16:18 ESV / 71 helpful votes

For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

1 Peter 3:10 ESV / 69 helpful votes

For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;

Proverbs 19:9 ESV / 67 helpful votes

A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.

1 John 1:8 ESV / 66 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Psalm 101:7 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

John 1:14 ESV / 65 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Malachi 1:14 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Cursed be the cheat who has a male in his flock, and vows it, and yet sacrifices to the Lord what is blemished. For I am a great King, says the Lord of hosts, and my name will be feared among the nations.

1 John 4:3 ESV / 62 helpful votes

And every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.

John 1:1 ESV / 62 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 Thessalonians 2:3 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,

Proverbs 12:5 ESV / 60 helpful votes

The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

Psalm 5:6 ESV / 60 helpful votes

You destroy those who speak lies; the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 59 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

2 John 1:1-13 ESV / 58 helpful votes

The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth, because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father's Son, in truth and love. I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father. And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another. ...

Luke 1:37 ESV / 58 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

2 Corinthians 11:14 ESV / 56 helpful votes

And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

2 Corinthians 11:3 ESV / 56 helpful votes

But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

Proverbs 19:5 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:4 ESV / 53 helpful votes

I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments.

Jude 1:16 ESV / 52 helpful votes

These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain advantage.

1 John 2:19 ESV / 52 helpful votes

They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.

Ephesians 4:14 ESV / 51 helpful votes

So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 51 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Acts 17:11 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Revelation 20:3 ESV / 49 helpful votes

And threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 47 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Matthew 6:5 ESV / 47 helpful votes

“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Jeremiah 9:8 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 26:28 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

Romans 6:23 ESV / 46 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Proverbs 19:22 ESV / 46 helpful votes

What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 45 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Matthew 6:2 ESV / 45 helpful votes

“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Proverbs 21:6 ESV / 45 helpful votes

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

James 1:26 ESV / 44 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

Galatians 6:3 ESV / 44 helpful votes

For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 44 helpful votes

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Proverbs 17:4 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:18 ESV / 43 helpful votes

A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow.

Proverbs 24:28 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips.

Psalm 119:163 ESV / 43 helpful votes

I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law.

Psalm 58:3 ESV / 43 helpful votes

The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies.

2 Peter 1:21 ESV / 42 helpful votes

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

1 Corinthians 11:26 ESV / 42 helpful votes

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

John 16:13 ESV / 42 helpful votes

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

Psalm 62:4 ESV / 42 helpful votes

They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. Selah

Psalm 55:23 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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.

Ephesians 4:6 ESV / 41 helpful votes

One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Mark 16:16 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 40 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

1 John 2:22 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.

Revelation 19:16 ESV / 39 helpful votes

On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

Matthew 24:5 ESV / 39 helpful votes

For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.

1 Timothy 2:14 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 ESV / 38 helpful votes

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

1 Corinthians 2:13 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

2 John 1:6 ESV / 37 helpful votes

And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.

2 Timothy 4:3-4 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

2 Corinthians 13:14 ESV / 37 helpful votes

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

2 Corinthians 4:2 ESV / 36 helpful votes

But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God.

1 Timothy 4:1-2 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

Psalm 12:2 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.

Leviticus 19:11 ESV / 35 helpful votes

“You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.

1 John 4:2 ESV / 34 helpful votes

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

Psalm 32:2 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

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