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false prophets

In religion, a false prophet[1] is according to some is one who falsely claims the gift of prophecy or divine inspiration, or who uses that gift for evil ends.


Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets <5578>, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets <5578> shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets <5578>, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets <5578> shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
Luke 6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets <5578>.
Acts 13:6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer[2], a false prophet <5578>, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:
2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets <5578> also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets <5578> are gone out into the world.
Revelation 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet <5578>.
Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet <5578> that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet <5578> are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.


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Footnotes

  1. 5578 ~ψευδοπροφήτης~ pseudoprophetes \@psyoo-dop-rof-ay’-tace\@ from 5571 pseudo meaning false or lie and 4396 prophetes in Greek writings, an interpreter of oracles or of other hidden things; TDNT-6:781,952; {See TDNT 673} n m AV-false prophet 11; 11
    1) one who, acting the part of a divinely inspired prophet, utters falsehoods under the name of divine prophecies
    2) a false prophet
  2. 3097 ~μάγος~ magos \@mag’-os\@ of foreign origin [[גמ־בר^, [[07248^; TDNT-4:356,547; {See TDNT 457} n m AV-wise man 4, sorcerer 2; 6
    1) a magus
    1a) the name given by the Babylonians (Chaldeans), Medes, Persians, and others, to the wise men, teachers, priests, physicians, astrologers, seers, interpreters of dreams, augers, soothsayers, sorcerers etc.
    1b) the oriental wise men (astrologers) who, having discovered by the rising of a remarkable star that the Messiah had just been born, came to Jerusalem to worship him
    1c) a false prophet and sorcerer