1. Described

2. Old Testament Instances

3. New Testament Instances

4. Warning Against


1. Described


Psalms 5:6 You will destroy those who tell lies. The Lord detests murderers and deceivers.


Psalms 5:9 My enemies cannot speak a truthful word.  Their deepest desire is to destroy others. Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave.  Their tongues are filled with flattery.


Isaiah 29:13 And so the Lord says, “These people say they are mine.  They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.   And their worship of me  is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote.


Titus 1:16 Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.


Jeremiah 9:8 For their tongues shoot lies like poisoned arrows. They speak friendly words to their neighbors while scheming in their heart to kill them.


2. Old Testament Instances


JACOB'S IMPERSONATION OF ESAU - Genesis 27:24 “But are you really my son Esau?” he asked. “Yes, I am,” Jacob replied.


JACOB'S SONS - Genesis 37:31-32 Then the brothers killed a young goat and dipped Joseph’s robe in its blood. 32 They sent the beautiful robe to their father with this message: “Look at what we found. Doesn’t this robe belong to your son?”


ISHMAEL - Jeremiah 41:6-7 Ishmael left Mizpah to meet them, weeping as he went. When he reached them, he said, “Oh, come and see what has happened to Gedaliah!”  7 But as soon as they were all inside the town, Ishmael and his men killed all but ten of them and threw their bodies into a cistern.


3. New Testament Instances


HEROD - Matthew 2:8 Then he told them, “Go to Bethlehem and search carefully for the child. And when you find him, come back and tell me so that I can go and worship him, too!”


PHARISEES - Matthew 6:5 “When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get.


Matthew 7:5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.


Matthew 15:7-8 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote,  8 ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.



Matthew 23:13 “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you shut the door of the Kingdom of Heaven in people’s faces. You won’t go in yourselves, and you don’t let others enter either.


JUDAS - Matthew 26:48-49 The traitor, Judas, had given them a prearranged signal: “You will know which one to arrest when I greet him with a kiss.” 49 So Judas came straight to Jesus. “Greetings, Rabbi!” he exclaimed and gave him the kiss.


4. Warning Against


Proverbs 23:6-7 Don’t eat with people who are stingy; don’t desire their delicacies. 7 They are always thinking about how much it costs.  “Eat and drink,” they say, but they don’t mean it.


Matthew 16:6 “Watch out!” Jesus warned them. “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 11/03/2010