Guile
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Craft; deceitful cunning; artifice; duplicity; wile; deceit; treachery.

2. (n.) To disguise or conceal; to deceive or delude.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GUILE

gil (mirmah; dolos): "Guile" is twice the translation of mirmah, "fraud," "deceit" (Psalm 34:13, "Keep. thy lips from speaking guile"; Psalm 55:11, "deceit and guile," the Revised Version (British and American) "oppression (margin "fraud") and guile"); once of `ormah, "craftiness," "guile" (Exodus 21:14); once of remiyah, "deception," "fraud" (Psalm 32:2, "in whose spirit there is no guile"); in the New Testament of dolos, "bait," hence, generally, "fraud," "guile," "deceit"; Septuagint for mirmah (Isaiah 53:9, English Versions of the Bible "deceit") and for remiyah (Job 13:7, English Versions of the Bible "deceitfully"; John 1:47 2 Corinthians 12:16, "Being crafty, I caught you with guile"; 1 Thessalonians 2:3 1 Peter 2:1; 1 Peter 2:22; 1 Peter 3:10, quoted from Psalm 34:13 Revelation 14:5, "In their mouth was found no guile," the Revised Version (British and American) after corrected text, "no lie").

Paul's words in 2 Corinthians 12:16 have sometimes been quoted in justification of "guile" in religious work, etc.; but he is not describing his actual procedure; but that which the Corinthians might have attributed to him; the lips of the Christian must be kept free from all guile (Psalm 34:13 1 Peter 2:1, etc.; The Wisdom of Solomon 1:5 "A holy spirit of discipline will flee deceit" (dolos), the Revised Version (British and American) "A holy spirit"). "Guile" does not appear in Apocrypha; dolos is frequently rendered "deceit."

The Revised Version (British and American) has "guile" for "subtilty" (Genesis 27:35 Acts 13:10); "cover itself with guile" for "is covered by deceit" (Proverbs 26:26); "with guile" for "deceitfully" (Genesis 34:13); "spiritual milk which is without guile" for "sincere milk of the word," the English Revised Version, margin "reasonable," the American Revised Version, margin, Greek "belonging to the reason" (compare Romans 12:1 1 Peter 2:2); "guileless" for "harmless" (Hebrews 7:26).

W. L. Walker

Greek
1388. dolos -- a bait, fig. craft, deceit
... craft, deceit. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: dolos Phonetic Spelling:
(dol'-os) Short Definition: deceit, guile, treachery Definition: deceit ...
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539. apate -- deceit
... Cognate: 539 -- a false impression, made to deceive or cheat -- ie deceit motivated
by guile and treachery (trickery, fraud). See 538 (). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4860. mashshaon -- guile, dissimulation
... 4859, 4860. mashshaon. 4861 . guile, dissimulation. Transliteration: mashshaon
Phonetic Spelling: (mash-shaw-ohn') Short Definition: guile. ...
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4820. mirmah -- deceit, treachery
... treachery (2). craft, deceitful false, feigned, guile, treachery. From ramah
in the sense of deceiving; fraud -- craft, deceit(-ful ...
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6195. ormah -- craftiness, prudence
... guile, prudence, subtilty, wilily, wisdom. Feminine of orem; trickery; or (in a
good sense) discretion -- guile, prudence, subtilty, wilily, wisdom. ...
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7423. rmiyah -- deceit, treachery
... remissness, treachery From ramah; remissness, treachery -- deceit(- ful, -fully),
false, guile, idle, slack, slothful. see HEBREW ramah. 7422, 7423. ...
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3868. luz -- to turn aside, depart
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to turn aside, depart NASB Word Usage depart
(1), devious (3), guile (1), vanish (1). depart, froward, perverseness. ...
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7723. shav -- emptiness, vanity
... Or shav {shav}; from the same as show' in the sense of desolating; evil (as
destructive), literally (ruin) or morally (especially guile); figuratively idolatry ...
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Library

Whether Guile is a Sin Pertaining to Craftiness?
... OF VICES OPPOSED TO PRUDENCE BY WAY OF RESEMBLANCE (EIGHT ARTICLES) Whether
guile is a sin pertaining to craftiness? Objection 1 ...
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Maximus the Tyrant. Concerning the Occurrences Between the Empress ...
... and St. Ambrose. The Emperor Gratian was killed by Guile. Valentinian
and his Mother fled to Theodosius in Thessalonica. As the ...
/.../chapter xiii maximus the tyrant concerning.htm

Of the Things Mystically Prefigured in Esau and Jacob.
... Lest we should think this guile of Jacob's was fraudulent guile, instead of seeking
in it the mystery of a great thing, the Scripture has predicted in the ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 37 of the things mystically.htm

Whether These vices Arise from Covetousness?
... vii, 6) that "Venus is full of guile and her girdle is many colored" and
that "he who is incontinent in desire acts with cunning." ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether these vices arise from.htm

Whether Hypocrisy is Contrary to the virtue of Truth?
... Objection 2: Further, all dissimulation seems to proceed from guile, wherefore
it is opposed to simplicity. Now guile is opposed ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether hypocrisy is contrary to.htm

"Every Man is a Liar," Owing to Himself Alone; but "Every Man is ...
... that are liars cannot remember her, but men of truth shall be found in her.' [1491]
Again in the Apocalypse: And in their mouth was found no guile, for they ...
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Whether the Prohibitive Precepts Relating to the vices Opposed to ...
... that the Law should contain precepts forbidding the execution of craftiness, in
so far as this pertains to injustice, as when a man uses guile and fraud in ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the prohibitive precepts relating.htm

The Testament of Joseph Concerning Sobriety.
... me; in bonds, and He released me; amid slanders, and He pleaded my cause; amid bitter
words of the Egyptians, and He rescued me; amid envy and guile, and He ...
/.../xi the testament of joseph concerning.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, Luke ix. 57, Etc. , Where the Case of ...
... For if he saw himself to be a dissembler now, if he had known himself at this time
to be full of duplicity and guile, then he did not know with Whom he was ...
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(2) Whether There is in this World a Man Without Sin.
... hundred and forty and four thousand" saints, "which were not defiled with women;
for they continued virgins: and in their mouth was found no guile; for they ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 8 vii 2 whether there.htm

Thesaurus
Guile (21 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GUILE. gil (mirmah; dolos): "Guile" is twice the
translation of mirmah, "fraud," "deceit" (Psalm 34:13, "Keep. ...
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Subtilty (9 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Cunning; skill; craft. 4. (n.) Slyness in design; artifice; guile; a cunning
design or artifice; a trick; subtlety. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ...
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Nathanael (6 Occurrences)
... Given or gift of God, one of our Lord's disciples, "of Cana in Galilee" (John
21:2). He was "an Israelite indeed, in whom was no guile" (1:47, 48). ...
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Subtil (3 Occurrences)
... Version "subtle." Genesis 27:35, mirmah, "deceit," "fraud," "Thy brother came with
subtlety," the Revised Version (British and American) "with guile"; Psalm 105 ...
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Subtlety (3 Occurrences)
... Version "subtle." Genesis 27:35, mirmah, "deceit," "fraud," "Thy brother came with
subtlety," the Revised Version (British and American) "with guile"; Psalm 105 ...
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Sincere (18 Occurrences)
... Four different words are rendered "sincere," "sincerely" "sincerity," in the New
Testament: adolos, "without guile," "unadulterated," "desire the sincere milk ...
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Subtle (5 Occurrences)
... Version "subtle." Genesis 27:35, mirmah, "deceit," "fraud," "Thy brother came with
subtlety," the Revised Version (British and American) "with guile"; Psalm 105 ...
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Sincerity (17 Occurrences)
... Four different words are rendered "sincere," "sincerely" "sincerity," in the New
Testament: adolos, "without guile," "unadulterated," "desire the sincere milk ...
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Deceit (160 Occurrences)
... 17; Proverbs 26:26 1 Thessalonians 2:3, renders a variety of words, more accurately
than the King James Version, by "oppression," "falsehood," "guile," "error ...
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Villany (4 Occurrences)
... Acts 13:10 and said, O full of all guile and all villany, thou son of the devil,
thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways ...
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Concordance
Guile (21 Occurrences)

Matthew 26:4
and they consulted together that they might take Jesus by guile, and kill 'him',
(YLT)

Mark 14:1
And the passover and the unleavened food were after two days, and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how, by guile, having taken hold of him, they might kill him;
(YLT)

John 1:47
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Acts 13:10
and said, O full of all guile and all villany, thou son of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
(ASV YLT)

2 Corinthians 12:16
But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

1 Thessalonians 2:3
For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

1 Peter 2:1
Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings,
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

1 Peter 2:2
as newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation;
(ASV)

1 Peter 2:22
Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

1 Peter 3:10
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:
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Revelation 14:5
And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Genesis 27:35
And he said, Thy brother came with guile, and hath taken away thy blessing.
(ASV JPS RSV)

Genesis 34:13
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with guile, and spake, because he had defiled Dinah their sister,
(ASV JPS)

Exodus 21:14
But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbor, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Psalms 32:2
Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Psalms 34:13
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Psalms 55:11
Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Psalms 119:78
Let the proud be disappointed, for they have overthrown me wrongfully. I will meditate on your precepts.
(See RSV)

Proverbs 26:26
Though 'his' hatred cover itself with guile, His wickedness shall be openly showed before the assembly.
(ASV NAS RSV)

Isaiah 30:12
For this cause the Holy One of Israel says, Because you will not give ear to this word, and are looking for help in ways of deceit and evil, and are putting your hope in them:
(See NAS)

Isaiah 53:9
And men appointed his grave with the wicked, but he was with the rich in his death, because he had done no violence, neither was there guile in his mouth.
(DBY)

Subtopics

Guile

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Subtil (3 Occurrences)

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Villany (4 Occurrences)

Villainy (4 Occurrences)

Nathan'a-el (6 Occurrences)

Unblemished (11 Occurrences)

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Imputeth (3 Occurrences)

Reckoneth (9 Occurrences)

Refrain (33 Occurrences)

Evil-speakings (3 Occurrences)

Envyings (3 Occurrences)

Demetrius (3 Occurrences)

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Profligacy (5 Occurrences)

Beguile (10 Occurrences)

Beguiling (3 Occurrences)

Counteth (7 Occurrences)

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Chephirah (4 Occurrences)

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Speakings (3 Occurrences)

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Honest (34 Occurrences)

Less (93 Occurrences)

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Neighbour (139 Occurrences)

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Nevertheless (153 Occurrences)

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Commit (142 Occurrences)

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Openly (52 Occurrences)

Speech (107 Occurrences)

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Broad (113 Occurrences)

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