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101 Bible Verses About Deceit

Here are 101 Bible verses about deceit from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Psalms 101:7 KJV

He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

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Proverbs 6:16-19 KJV

These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

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Proverbs 20:17 KJV

Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

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Proverbs 26:24-26 KJV

He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.

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Psalms 120:2 KJV

Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

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Romans 16:18 KJV

For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

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Jeremiah 17:9 KJV

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

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Psalms 36:3 KJV

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.

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Colossians 2:8 KJV

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

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Proverbs 19:9 KJV

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

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Psalms 43:1 KJV

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

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1 Peter 3:10 KJV

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

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Mark 7:20-23 KJV

And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

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Psalms 10:7 KJV

His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

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1 Peter 2:1 KJV

Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

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Ephesians 5:6 KJV

Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

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Proverbs 12:17 KJV

He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

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Jeremiah 9:6 KJV

Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.

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Proverbs 12:5 KJV

The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

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Psalms 5:6 KJV

Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

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Proverbs 24:28 KJV

Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.

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2 Timothy 3:12-15 KJV

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

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Proverbs 14:8 KJV

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

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Colossians 3:9-10 KJV

Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

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2 Timothy 3:13 KJV

But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

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Revelation 21:8 KJV

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

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Job 27:4 KJV

My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

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1 Peter 2:22 KJV

Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

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Ephesians 4:14 KJV

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

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2 Corinthians 4:2 KJV

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

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Job 15:35 KJV

They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.

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Romans 3:13 KJV

Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

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John 8:44 KJV

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

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Proverbs 14:25 KJV

A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

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Psalms 32:2 KJV

Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

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2 Corinthians 11:13 KJV

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

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Proverbs 11:18 KJV

The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

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Proverbs 27:6 KJV

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

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Psalms 35:20 KJV

For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.

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2 Thessalonians 2:10 KJV

And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

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1 Thessalonians 2:3 KJV

For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

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Romans 1:29 KJV

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

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2 John 1:7 KJV

For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

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Jeremiah 5:27 KJV

As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

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Zephaniah 3:13 KJV

The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

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Psalms 24:4 KJV

He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

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Leviticus 19:11 KJV

Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

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Jeremiah 14:14 KJV

Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.

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Psalms 55:23 KJV

But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

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Mark 7:22 KJV

Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

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Exodus 20:16 KJV

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

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Psalms 119:118 KJV

Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.

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Jeremiah 9:5 KJV

And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

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Psalms 38:12 KJV

They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

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Jeremiah 8:5 KJV

Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

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Isaiah 53:9 KJV

And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

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Proverbs 12:22 KJV

Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

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Revelation 22:15 KJV

For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

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John 1:47 KJV

Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

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Revelation 14:5 KJV

And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

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Colossians 3:9 KJV

Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

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Jeremiah 23:26 KJV

How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;

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Galatians 5:19-21 KJV

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

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Revelation 12:9 KJV

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

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James 1:26 KJV

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

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1 Timothy 2:14 KJV

And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

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Hosea 11:12 KJV

Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.

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Obadiah 1:3-7 KJV

The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD. If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes? How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up! All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.

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2 Corinthians 4:4 KJV

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

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Mark 10:19 KJV

Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

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Matthew 24:24 KJV

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

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James 1:22 KJV

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

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Ephesians 4:25 KJV

Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

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2 Corinthians 11:3 KJV

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

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2 Peter 2:13 KJV

And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;

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Psalms 72:14 KJV

He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

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Psalms 52:2 KJV

Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

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Matthew 7:15 KJV

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

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Proverbs 21:6 KJV

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

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Genesis 3:4 KJV

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

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Matthew 5:27-28 KJV

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

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Obadiah 1:3 KJV

The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

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Psalms 119:163 KJV

I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.

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Proverbs 26:18-19 KJV

As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?

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Job 31:5 KJV

If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;

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Deuteronomy 11:16 KJV

Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;

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John 8:32 KJV

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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John 1:14 KJV

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

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Proverbs 14:5 KJV

A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

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Psalms 12:2 KJV

They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

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Jeremiah 5:28 KJV

They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.

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Jeremiah 9:7-9 KJV

Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people? Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.

Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

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Proverbs 26:24 KJV

He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;

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Numbers 23:19 KJV

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

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1 Peter 3:10-12 KJV

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

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1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

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Jeremiah 37:9 KJV

Thus saith the LORD; Deceive not yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely depart from us: for they shall not depart.

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James 3:18 KJV

And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

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Psalms 24:5 KJV

He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

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John 14:6 KJV

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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Mark 14:45 KJV

And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him, and saith, Master, master; and kissed him.

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