Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
Cross References1 Kings 13:18
Then the prophet replied, "I too am a prophet like you, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, 'Bring him back with you to your house, so that he may eat bread and drink water.'" The old prophet was lying to him,
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They are filling you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.
Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey, shedding blood, and destroying lives for dishonest gain.
Now when they fall, they will be granted a little help, but many will join them insincerely.
But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.
and many false prophets will arise and mislead many.
For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect, if that were possible.
For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect, if that were possible.
Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers treated the false prophets in the same way.
The hired hand is not the shepherd, and the sheep are not his own. When he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf pounces on them and scatters the flock.
They traveled through the whole island as far as Paphos, where they found a Jewish sorcerer and false prophet named Bar-Jesus,
I know that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.
Now I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who create divisions and obstacles that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Turn away from them.
2 Timothy 3:5
having a form of godliness but denying its power. Turn away from such as these!
2 Peter 2:1
Now there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies that even deny the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves.
1 John 4:1
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God. For many false prophets have gone out into the world.
And I saw three unclean spirits that looked like frogs coming out of the mouths of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet.
But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed signs on his behalf, by which he deceived those who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. Both of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.
And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, into which the beast and the false prophet had already been thrown. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Chapter Outline1. Do Not Judge
7. Ask, Seek, Knock
13. Enter through the Narrow Gate
15. A Tree and Its Fruit
24. The Wise and the Foolish Builders
28. Jesus ends his sermon, and the people are astonished.
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Matthew 16:6, 11
2 Peter 3:17
Matthew 24:4, 5, 11, 24, 25
Isaiah 9:15, 16
Jeremiah 29:21, 32
Ezekiel 13:16, 22
Micah 3:5-7, 11
Mark 13:22, 23
2 Peter 2:1-3
1 John 4:1
Romans 16:17, 18
2 Corinthians 11:13-15
1 Timothy 4:1-3
2 Timothy 3:5-9, 13
2 Timothy 4:3
2 Peter 2:1-3, 18, 19
Isaiah 56:10, 11
Zephaniah 3:3, 4
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