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Warnings to guard against deception
Jas 1:16 ESV Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.
Sources of deception
Mat 13:22 ESV As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.
Mar 4:19 ESV but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.
Act 13:10 ESV and said, “You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord?
Rom 1:29 ESV They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,
Rom 3:13 ESV “Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.”
Rom 7:11 ESV For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me.
Rom 16:18 ESV 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.
1Co 6:9 ESV Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,
1Co 15:33 ESV Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
2Co 11:3 ESV 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.
2Co 11:13 ESV For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
Gal 6:7 ESV Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
Eph 4:14 ESV 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.
Eph 4:22 ESV to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,
Eph 5:6 ESV Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
Col 2:8 ESV See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
2Th 2:3 ESV 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,
2Th 2:10 ESV and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
2Ti 3:13 ESV while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
Tit 1:10 ESV For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party.
Heb 3:13 ESV But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
Jas 1:22 ESV But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
1Pe 2:1 ESV So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.
2Pe 2:13 ESV suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, while they feast with you.
1Jn 2:26 ESV I write these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you.
1Jn 3:7 ESV Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.
2Jn 1:7 ESV 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.
1Ti 4:1 ESV 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,
Rev 12:9 ESV 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.
Rev 13:14 ESV and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived.
Rev 18:23 ESV and the light of a lamp will shine in you no more, and the voice of bridegroom and bride will be heard in you no more, for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.
Rev 19:20 ESV And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.
Rev 20:3 ESV 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.
Rev 20:8 ESV and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea.
Rev 20:10 ESV 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.
1Co 3:18 ESV Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.
Gal 6:3 ESV For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
Jas 1:26 ESV If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.
1Jn 1:8 ESV If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.