17 Bible Verses about Fraud

Luke 16:10-13 ESV / 51 helpful votes

“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

Proverbs 20:17 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.

Micah 2:1-3:12 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in the power of their hand. They covet fields and seize them, and houses, and take them away; they oppress a man and his house, a man and his inheritance. Therefore thus says the Lord: behold, against this family I am devising disaster, from which you cannot remove your necks, and you shall not walk haughtily, for it will be a time of disaster. In that day they shall take up a taunt song against you and moan bitterly, and say, “We are utterly ruined; he changes the portion of my people; how he removes it from me! To an apostate he allots our fields.” Therefore you will have none to cast the line by lot in the assembly of the Lord. ...

Proverbs 13:11 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

John 8:44 ESV / 25 helpful votes

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Proverbs 10:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death.

Revelation 22:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

Proverbs 18:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

Proverbs 11:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.

Proverbs 26:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart;

Proverbs 13:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.

Luke 19:1-48 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He entered Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” ...

Psalm 44:21 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Would not God discover this? For he knows the secrets of the heart.

Leviticus 19:31 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.

Proverbs 20:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Unequal weights and unequal measures are both alike an abomination to the Lord.

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God, ...

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