31 Bible Verses About Deceived

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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Author Christine Abraham writes for the Bible Cafe™ community. She teaches people how to have a closer and deeper relationship with God through a personal study of the Bible. Join Christine at the Bible Cafe™ University for her small group studies and coaching videos.

19 Bible Verses on Conspiracy

When we pray through the news we should meditate on Bible verses about Conspiracy. What does the Bible say about Conspiracy? Let’s examine the Word and see if the conspiracy is a modern experience or a historical event in the Bible.

Bible Verses on Conspiracy

“Don’t call everything a conspiracy, as they do, and don’t live in dread of what frightens them. Isaiah 8:12 NLT

But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him. Matthew 12:14 ESV

They devise crafty schemes against your people; they conspire against your precious ones. Psalm 83:3 NLT

For they conspire with one accord; against you they make a covenant Psalm 83:5 ESV

They saw him from afar, and before he came near to them they conspired against him to kill him. Genesis 37:18 ESV

Why do the nations conspire and the people plot in vain? Psalm 2:1 NIV

A messenger soon arrived in Jerusalem to tell David, “All Israel has joined Absalom in a conspiracy against you!” 2 Samuel 15:13 NLT

“Don’t call everything a conspiracy, as they do, and don’t live in dread of what frightens them. Make the Lord of Heaven’s Armies holy in your life. He is the one you should fear. He is the one who should make you tremble. Isaiah 8:12-13 NLT

For I hear many whispering, “Terror on every side!” They conspire against me and plot to take my life. Psalm 31:13 NIV

You hide them in the shelter of your presence, safe from those who conspire against them. You shelter them in your presence, far from accusing tongues. Psalm 31:20 NLT

More Bible Verses on Conspiracy

 

They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, hoping to take my life. Psalm 56:6 NIV

See how they lie in wait for me! Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, Lord. Psalm 59:3 NIV

For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together. Psalm 71:10 NIV

With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. Psalm 83:3 NIV

Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.” Acts 5:9 NIV

I, the LORD, have spoken! I will certainly do these things to every member of the community who has conspired against me. They will be destroyed here in this wilderness, and here they will die!” Numbers 14:35 NLT

What do you conspire against the Lord? He will make an utter end of it. Affliction will not rise up a second time. Nahum 1:9 NKJV

There were more than forty of them in the conspiracy. Acts 23:13 NLT

Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers. Psalm 64:2 NIV

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English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Christine Abraham writes for the Bible Cafe™ community. She teaches people how to have a closer and deeper relationship with God through a personal study of the Bible. Join Christine at the Bible Cafe™ University for her small group studies and coaching videos.

6 Bible Verses About Forerunner

What does the Bible say About the Forerunner? There are two forerunners identified in the Bible: John the Baptist and Jesus. Yet the Bible does not speak frequently on forerunners. Here are the Bible verses on forerunners. The New King James Bible, English Standard Version, Message Version, and Christian Standard Bible do not use the word forerunner- at all!  Although prophetic ministries speak about forerunners, its use in Scripture is very limited.

In the original Greek language, forerunner as written in Hebrews 6:20 means: “one who is sent before to take observations or act as a spy, a scout, a light armed soldier; one who comes in advance to a place where the rest are to follow.”

Bible Verses About the Forerunner

 

Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:20 ESV

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:19-20 NIV

Jesus has entered there on our behalf as a forerunner, because he has become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:20 CSB

It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers back to the children, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous [which is to seek and submit to the will of God]—in order to make ready a people [perfectly] prepared [spiritually and morally] for the Lord.” Luke 1:17 AMP

The child continued to grow and to become strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public appearance to Israel [as John the Baptist, the forerunner of the Messiah]. Luke 1:80 AMP

You yourselves are my witnesses that I stated, ‘I am not the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed),’ but, ‘I have [only] been sent ahead of Him [as His appointed forerunner and messenger to announce and proclaim His coming].’ John 3:28 AMP

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New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

The Christian Standard Bible (CSB). Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible® and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.

Christine Abraham writes for the Bible Cafe™ community. She teaches people how to have a closer and deeper relationship with God through a personal study of the Bible. Join Christine at the Bible Cafe™ University for her small group studies and coaching videos.

13 Bible Verses About Counterfeit

What does the Bible say about counterfeits? The Bible speaks about counterfeit prophets, counterfeit signs, and miracles. It also warns about counterfeit preachers and teachers of the Word. Test everything as you measure words against the Holy Bible. Learn to discern counterfeits.

Bible Verses About Counterfeit.

This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. 2 Thessalonians 2:9 NLT

The coming of the [Antichrist, the lawless] one is through the activity of Satan, [attended] with great power [all kinds of counterfeit miracles] and [deceptive] signs and false wonders [all of them lies], and by unlimited seduction to evil and with all the deception of wickedness for those who are perishing because they did not welcome the love of the truth [of the gospel] so as to be saved [they were spiritually blind, and rejected the truth that would have saved them]. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 AMP

Then the Lord said to me, “The [counterfeit] prophets are prophesying lies in My Name. I have neither sent them nor authorized them nor spoken to them. They are prophesying to you made-up visions [pretending to call forth responses from handmade gods], a worthless divination, and the deceit of their own mind. Jeremiah 14:14 AMP

“I did not send [these counterfeit] prophets, Yet they ran; I did not speak to them, Yet they prophesied. Jeremiah 23:21 AMP

I am astonished and extremely irritated that you are so quickly shifting your allegiance and deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different [even contrary] gospel; which is really not another [gospel]; but there are [obviously] some [people masquerading as teachers] who are disturbing and confusing you [with misleading, counterfeit teaching] and want to distort the gospel of Christ [twisting it into something which it absolutely is not]. Galatians 1:6-7 AMP

As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him. 1 John 2:27 NIV

“This is your destiny, the portion [of judgment] measured to you From Me,” says the Lord “Because you have forgotten Me And trusted in [pagan] lies [the counterfeit gods, and the pretense of alliance].” Jeremiah 13:25 AMP

Therefore behold (hear this), I am against the [counterfeit] prophets,” says the Lord, “[I am descending on them with punishment, these prophets] who steal My words from one another [imitating the words of the true prophets]. Jeremiah 23:30 AMP

And as for you, do not listen to your [counterfeit] prophets, your diviners, your dreams and dreamers, your soothsayers or your sorcerers, who say to you, ‘You will not serve the king of Babylon.’ Jeremiah 27:9 AMP

“So My hand will be against the [counterfeit] prophets who see (make up) empty and delusive visions and who give lying prophecies. They will have no place in the [secret] council of My people, nor will they be recorded in the register of the house of Israel, nor will they enter into the land of Israel, that you may know [without any doubt] that I am the Lord God. Ezekiel 13:9 AMP

They [both] will bear the punishment of their wickedness; the sin of the [counterfeit] prophet will be the same as the sin of the [hypocritical] inquirer, so that the house of Israel may no longer drift away from Me and no longer defile themselves with all their transgressions, but they will be My people, and I will be their God,”’ says the Lord God .” Ezekiel 14:10-11 AMP

For such men are counterfeit apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:13 AMP

Test and evaluate yourselves to see whether you are in the faith and living your lives as [committed] believers. Examine yourselves [not me]! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves [by an ongoing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test and are rejected as counterfeit? 2 Corinthians 13:5 AMP

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Christine Abraham writes for the Bible Cafe™ community. She teaches people how to have a closer and deeper relationship with God through a personal study of the Bible. Join Christine at the Bible Cafe™ University for her small group studies and coaching videos.

 

 

12 Bible Verses About a Depraved Mind

What does the Bible say about a depraved mind? If you worry about having a depraved mind then pray these Bible verses. Ask for deliverance from a depraved mind when you pray to God. Put on the character and mind of Christ as you study your Bible and grow in wisdom.

These teachers oppose the truth just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses. They have depraved minds and a counterfeit faith. 2 Timothy 3:8 NLT

The [intrinsically] good man produces what is good and honorable and moral out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart, and the [intrinsically] evil man produces what is wicked and depraved out of the evil [in his heart]; for his mouth speaks from the overflow of his heart. Luke 6:45 AMP

If anyone teaches false doctrine and does not agree with the sound teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ and with the teaching that promotes godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing, but has an unhealthy interest in disputes and arguments over words. From these come envy, quarreling, slander, evil suspicions, and constant disagreement among people whose minds are depraved and deprived of the truth, who imagine that godliness is a way to material gain.1 Timothy 6:3-5 CSB

Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. 2 Peter 2:2 NIV

The things my people do are as depraved as what they did in Gibeah long ago. God will not forget. He will surely punish them for their sins. Hosea 9:9 NLT

You not only followed their ways and copied their detestable practices but in all your ways you soon became more depraved than they. Ezekiel 16:47 NIV

More Bible Verses About a Depraved Mind

“Her sister Oholibah saw this, yet in her lust and prostitution, she was more depraved than her sister. Ezekiel 23:11 NIV

Oh sinful nation, people weighed down with iniquity, brood of evildoers, depraved children! They have abandoned the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel; they have turned their backs on him. Isaiah 1:4 CSB

The [population of the] earth was corrupt [absolutely depraved—spiritually and morally putrid] in God’s sight, and the land was filled with violence [desecration, infringement, outrage, assault, and lust for power]. Genesis 6:11 AMP

In the same way, the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. Romans 1:27-28 NIV

Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 2 Timothy 3:8 NIV

He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless 2 Peter 2:6-6 NIV

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New Living Translation (NLT) Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

The Christian Standard Bible (CSB). Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible® and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.

Christine Abraham writes for the Bible Cafe™ community. Learn about living by the Fruit of the Spirit as you enjoy her online Bible studies. Join Christine at the Bible Cafe™ University for weekly Bible teaching.

8 Bible Verses For Ambassador

The Bible says if you are a believer, you are an ambassador for Christ. Let’s explore Bible Verses For Ambassadors so we understand our important role. Social media influencers call themselves “brand ambassadors” and created their titles and positions. But the Holy Bible gives authority to Ambassadors for Christ. Let’s dig deeper into the Bible.

In the original Greek language, the word ambassador in 2 Corinthians 5:20 is translated to mean: to be older, prior by birth or in age; to be an ambassador, act as an ambassador; act as a representative (figuratively, preacher).

In a modern dictionary, the word ambassador means an official envoy; a diplomatic agent of the highest rank accredited to a foreign government or sovereign as the resident representative of his or her own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment; an authorized representative or messenger.

Bible Verses For Ambassador

So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 2 Corinthians 5:20 NLT

I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God’s ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should. Ephesians 6:20 NLT

But now your brave warriors weep in public. Your ambassadors of peace cry in bitter disappointment. Isaiah 33:7 NLT

And kings from every nation sent their ambassadors to listen to the wisdom of Solomon. 1 Kings 4:43 NLT

When the ambassadors of Babylon’s rulers were sent to him to inquire about the miraculous sign that happened in the land, God left him to test him and discover what was in his heart. 2 Chronicles 32:31 CSB

A wicked messenger falls into hardship, But a faithful ambassador brings healing. Proverbs 13:17 AMP

I have heard a message from the Lord, And an ambassador has been sent to the nations: “Gather together, come against her, And rise up to battle! Jeremiah 49:14 NKJV

But when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai, they worked craftily and went and pretended to be ambassadors. Joshua 9:3-4 NKJV

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New Living Translation (NLT) Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Christian Standard Bible (CSB) The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible® and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Christine Abraham writes for the Bible Cafe™ community. Learn about living by the Fruit of the Spirit as you enjoy her online Bible studies. Join Christine at the Bible Cafe™ University for weekly Bible teaching.