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Hypocrite

Meaning: one who puts on a mask and feigns himself to be what he is not; a dissembler in religion

Our Lord severely rebuked the scribes and Pharisees for their hypocrisy (Matt. 6:2, 5, 16).

“The hypocrite’s hope shall perish” (Job 8:13). The Hebrew word here rendered “hypocrite” rather means the “godless” or “profane,” as it is rendered in Jer. 23:11, i.e., polluted with crimes.

Author: Matthew G. Easton.

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