We live in a world where people are deceived. Inside our Bibles, we see helpful Bible Verses About Being Deceived. The word first appears in Genesis, when Eve is deceived by the serpent. In the New Testament Jesus used the word deceived. In Revelation, the word deceived is attributed to Satan.

According to the Bible, we can be deceived by family, friends, coworkers, idols, government people, kings, prophets, and preachers. That’s a HUGE list! Beneath deception lurks Satan, the father of lies. Pray on that.

Bible Verses About Deceived

 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.” Matthew 24:4 NIV

“For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. “Matthew 24:24 NIV

“For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.” Matthew 24:5 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. Romans 16:18 NIV

Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. 1 Corinthians 3:18 NIV

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Galatians 6:7 NIV

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Ephesians 5:5 NIV

Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 NIV

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22 NIV

Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. James 1:26 NIV

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8 NIV

I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. 2 John 1:7 NIV


More Bible Verses About Deceived

And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Revelation 20:10 NIV

Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” Genesis 3:13 NIV

“Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not deceive one another. Leviticus 19:11 NIV

“But be careful. Don’t let your heart be deceived so that you turn away from the Lord and serve and worship other gods. Deuteromony 11:16 NLT

Surely he recognizes deceivers; and when he sees evil, does he not take note? Job 11:11 NIV

To him belong strength and insight;  both deceived and deceiver are his. Job 12:16 NIV

Would it turn out well if he examined you? Could you deceive him as you might deceive a mortal? Job 13:9 NIV

Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless, for he will get nothing in return. Job 15:31 NIV

Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me Psalm 49:5 NIV

An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies. Psalm 14:5 NIV

I will not allow deceivers to serve in my house, and liars will not stay in my presence. Psalm 101:7 NLT

Beware of your friends; do not trust anyone in your clan. For every one of them is a deceiver, and every friend a slanderer. Jeremiah 9:4 NIV

Friend deceives friend, and no one speaks the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they weary themselves with sinning. Jeremiah 9:5 NIV

“This is what the Lord says: Do not deceive yourselves, thinking, ‘The Babylonians will surely leave us.’ They will not! Jeremiah 37:9 NIV

The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’ Obadiah 3 NIV

All your allies will force you to the border; your friends will deceive and overpower you; those who eat your bread will set a trap for you, but you will not detect it. Obadiah 7 NIV

If a liar and deceiver comes and says, ‘I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,’ that would be just the prophet for this people! Micah 2:11 NIV

He had done no wrong and had never deceived anyone. But he was buried like a criminal; he was put in a rich man’s grave. Isaiah 53:9 NLT

What good is an idol carved by man, or a cast image that deceives you? How foolish to trust in your own creation,  a god that can’t even talk! Habakkuk 2:18 NLT

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