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Want to know what the Bible says about Deceit? Here are 180 Bible verses about Deceit from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 6:16-19 NIV
16 There are six things the Lord hates,
    seven that are detestable to him:
17         haughty eyes,
    a lying tongue,
    hands that shed innocent blood,
18         a heart that devises wicked schemes,
    feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19         a false witness who pours out lies
    and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
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Proverbs 20:17 NIV
Food gained by fraud tastes sweet,
    but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel.
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Proverbs 26:24-26 NIV
24 Enemies disguise themselves with their lips,
    but in their hearts they harbor deceit.
25 Though their speech is charming, do not believe them,
    for seven abominations fill their hearts.
26 Their malice may be concealed by deception,
    but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
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Romans 16:18 NIV
For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.
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Jeremiah 17:9 NIV
The heart is deceitful above all things
    and beyond cure.
    Who can understand it?
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Colossians 2:8 NIV
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.
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Proverbs 19:9 NIV
A false witness will not go unpunished,
    and whoever pours out lies will perish.
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1 Peter 3:10 NIV
For,
“Whoever would love life
    and see good days
must keep their tongue from evil
    and their lips from deceitful speech.
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Mark 7:20-23 NIV
20 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. 21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”
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1 Peter 2:1 NIV
Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
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Ephesians 5:6 NIV
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.
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Proverbs 12:17 NIV
An honest witness tells the truth,
    but a false witness tells lies.
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Jeremiah 9:6 NIV
You live in the midst of deception;
    in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me,”
declares the Lord.
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Proverbs 12:5 NIV
The plans of the righteous are just,
    but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
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2 Timothy 3:12-15 NIV
12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
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Proverbs 24:28 NIV
Do not testify against your neighbor without cause
    would you use your lips to mislead?
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Colossians 3:9-10 NIV
9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
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Proverbs 14:8 NIV
The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,
    but the folly of fools is deception.
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2 Timothy 3:13 NIV
while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
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Job 27:4 NIV
my lips will not say anything wicked,
    and my tongue will not utter lies.
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