All these verses kind of disturb me, because alot of them show God intentionally trying to deceive people, yet claims he cannot lie and will never deceive. Could someone please give proper context for each verse listed?
Now I’ve heard that God only used other people to lie and cause someone to believe the lie, but isn’t that just another form of lying? God is intentionally putting people in a situation to be deceived.
**1 Kings 22:23 **
Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.
**2 Chronicles 18:22 **
*Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against thee.
**Jeremiah 4:10 **
Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.
**Jeremiah 20:7 **
O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.
**Ezekiel 14:9 **
And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
**2 Thessalonians 2:11 **
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: