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2013

The Greek word apate

Found just seven times in the New Testament (Mt. 13:22Mt. 13:22
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

22 And he that was sown among the thorns, this is he that heareth the word; and the care of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

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; Mk. 4:19Mk. 4:19
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19 and the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

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; Eph. 4:22Eph. 4:22
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22 that ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old man, that waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit;

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; Col. 2:8Col. 2:8
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8 Take heed lest there shall be any one that maketh spoil of you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ:

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; 2 Thess. 2:102 Thess. 2:10
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10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

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; Heb. 3:13Heb. 3:13
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13 but exhort one another day by day, so long as it is called To-day; lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin:

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; 2 Pet. 2:132 Pet. 2:13
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13 suffering wrong as the hire of wrong-doing; men that count it pleasure to revel in the day-time, spots and blemishes, revelling in their deceivings while they feast with you;

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), the Greek noun “apate” meant “deceitfulness” or “treachery.”

Jesus said riches are “deceitful” or seductive (Mt. 13:22Mt. 13:22
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

22 And he that was sown among the thorns, this is he that heareth the word; and the care of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

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; Mk. 4:19Mk. 4:19
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

19 and the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

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).  Lusts and passions are “deceitful” and seductive (Eph. 4:22Eph. 4:22
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

22 that ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old man, that waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit;

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; Heb. 3:13Heb. 3:13
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

13 but exhort one another day by day, so long as it is called To-day; lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin:

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; 2 Pet. 2:132 Pet. 2:13
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

13 suffering wrong as the hire of wrong-doing; men that count it pleasure to revel in the day-time, spots and blemishes, revelling in their deceivings while they feast with you;

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).  Philosophies contrary to the gospel can be deceitful and treacherous (Col. 2:8Col. 2:8
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

8 Take heed lest there shall be any one that maketh spoil of you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ:

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).  Unsaved people are “deceived” or seduced (2 Thess. 2:102 Thess. 2:10
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10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

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