Believed lies, fooled, misguided, misinformed, misjudged, misled, tricked | deceit, fraud
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DECEIVED in scriptures [BibleGateway Search]     [Deceit]
* Early deceivers * Historical deceipt * Don't deceive * Don't be deceived * Don't stay deceived
* What's wrong with deceipt * Why fear deceivers * Recognize deceivers * Don't deceive yourself * Avoid deceipt

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Serpent deceived Eve Genesis 3:1-13
Jacob deceived Isaac Genesis 27:12
Laban deceived Jacob Genesis 29:25
Jacob deceived Laban Genesis 31:20-27
Genesis 3:13, 2 Corinthians 11:3, 1 Timothy 2:14 - Eve was deceived
Genesis 27:36 - Jacob's name meant "deceiver." Jacob deceived by Laban, then deceived Laban
2 Kings 18:29, Isaiah 36:14 - King of Assyria warned Hebrews not to be deceived by Hezekiah
2 Kings 19:10, Isaiah 37:10 - Hezekiah warned that the God he depended upon would deceive him
Hosea 7:11 - Ephraim was easily deceived by whom they asked for help
Hosea 10:13 - Israel's deception included depending upon their own strength of many warriors
Jeremiah 14:14 - (example) prophets began telling lies, false visions, divinations, idolatries, and the delusions of their own minds
Malachi 1:14 - God's people tried to deceive Him with second rate offerings
Matthew 26:63, John 7:13 - some assumed Jesus was a deceiver
* More examples of deceiving
Leviticus 19:11 - do not deceive one another
Proverbs 14:5 - deceiving is lying
Proverbs 26:18 - calling deceiving a joke is as dangerous as a madman shooting arrows
Matthew 24:4-5, Mark 13:5-6 - don't be led astray from God's truth about Jesus
Mark 13:22 - don't believe signs and wonders of false prophets - even to chosen ones
Matthew 24:12 - how can we have enduring love during times of so much iniquity?
Matthew 24:23-27 - don't believe false christs. The Lord will return as visible to you as lightning.
1 Corinthians 6:9 - don't be deceived by tolerance of unrighteousness
Ephesians 5:6 - don't be deceived by empty words; disobedience brings God's wrath
Colossians 2:2-4 - don't be deceived by fine-sounding arguments
Titus 1:10 - rebellious, mere talkers, deceivers, religious
James 1:16-18 - don't be deceived about the source of what actually is good
Titus 3:3-9 - all of us were once deceived by sin. The saved know God's mercy. Affirm that.
Obadiah 1:7 - deceipt is a hidden trap
Micah 2:11 - deceivers are liars and prophesy pleasures that others want to hear
Matthew 24:11 - many false prophets will deceive many, with great signs and wonders
Luke 17:22-23 - you will want to see the Lord so badly, but don't go running after people's claims
Luke 21:8-12 - they can't provide safety
Psalm 49:5 - why fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me
2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 - don't be alarmed or deceived about the coming day of the Lord being preceeded by rebellion.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 - the lawless one will do counterfeit miracles, signs, wonders, and evil to deceive those who won't love the truth.
2 John 1:7 - deceivers don't acknowledge Jesus Christ has come in the flesh.
Revelation 13:14 - someone, second beast (from out of the earth), will be given power to do great signs to deceive worldwide. He will order all to worship first beast who blasphemes and slanders God, and will be revived from a fatal sword wound.
Revelation 20:7-8 - After Satan's emprisonment and release, he will deceive Gog and Magog to battle against God's surviving people. The devil, deceiver, will be thrown into the lake of burning sulfur after the beast and false prophet.
Jeremiah 49:16 and Obadiah 1:3 - your pride and terrorism deceive you into false security
Romans 7:11 - sin deceives us
2 Corinthians 11:3-4 - don't tolerate a different gospel, different spirit
Galatians 6:3 - thinking I'm something when I'm nothing is deceiving myself
James 1:22-25 - be doers of the word, not just hearers; don't delude yourself
HOW TO AVOID BEING DECEIVED: learn and stick with God's revealed truth
Jeremiah 29:8 - don't listen to dreams you want to hear from prophets or diviners
Luke 21:8 - many will claim to be Jesus; don't follow them
Luke 21:9 - don't be frightened to hear of wars; by God's plan, they must come first
Romans 16:17-18 - watch out for those causing divisions & setting obstacles contrary to Christ's teaching. They serve their appetites, not Jesus.
Galatians 6:7 - discern what a man sows
1 Corinthians 7:11, and 3:19 - are you wise by today's standards? Become foolish for Christ.
2 Timothy 3:15 - obeying holy scriptures can make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ
Colossians 2:2-4 - learn the mystery of God (i.e., Christ) so you aren't deceived
2 Timothy 3:12-13 - truthfully, the godly will be persecuted; imposters will deceive & be deceived.
2 Timothy 3:14-15 - fight deceivers by continuing in tried and true scripture
Titus 1:9 - hold firmly & encourage others by sound doctrine, refuting deceivers
James 1:22-25 - be doers of the word, not just hearers; don't delude yourself
James 1:26 - religious ones are deceived if they don't discipline their tongue


de-sev'-a-b'-l-nes, de-sev' (nasha', "to lead astray"):
"The pride of thy heart hath deceived thee" (Jeremiah 49:16), i.e. "Thy stern mountain fastnesses have persuaded thee that thou art impregnable." In Jeremiah 20:7, "O Lord, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived," pathah, signifies "to be enticed," "persuaded," as in the American Standard Revised Version and the Revised Version, margin.

In the Old Testament most often, and in the New Testament regularly, the various words rendered in the King James Version "deceive" denote some deliberate misleading in the moral or spiritual realm. False prophets (Jeremiah 29:8), false teachers (Ephesians 5:6) and Satan himself (Revelation 12:9) are deceivers in this sense. In the gospels, the King James Version "deceive" (planao, 9 times Matthew 24:4-5 parallel Mark 13:5-6 parallel Luke 21:8; Matthew 24:11,24; John 7:12,47) becomes in the Revised Version (British and American) "lead astray"; the same change is made in 1 John 2:26; 3:7; but elsewhere (13 t) both the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) render planao by "deceive."

"Deceivableness" (apate), only in 2 Thessalonians 2:10, signifies power to deceive, not liability to deception; the Revised Version (British and American) "deceit."

F. K. Farr

DECEIVED [Easton Bible Dictionary]


DECEIVED [Smith Bible Dictionary]


DECEIVED [Thompson Chain Reference]
Deceived, Be Not

    * Matthew 24:4
    * 1 Corinthians 6:9
    * 1 Corinthians 15:33
    * Galatians 6:7
    * Ephesians 5:6
    * 2 Thessalonians 2:3
    * 1 John 3:7 

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