|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose on, as by a false statement; to lure.
2. (v. t.) To elude, or evade by craft; to foil.
3. (v. t.) To cause the time of to pass without notice; to relieve the tedium or weariness of; to while away; to divert.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
be-gil': In 2 Peter 2:14 the King James Version (compare James 1:14) the word deleazo, is translated "beguile," and means particularly to "entice," "catch by bait." Doubtless Peter got this idea from his old business of fishing, baiting the hook to beguile the fish. In Romans 7:11; Romans 16:18 1 Corinthians 3:18 the word is exapatao, and means "to cheat" or "to thoroughly deceive." The thought is to be so completely deceived as to accept falsehood for the truth, believing it to be the truth. In Colossians 2:4, 18 the King James Version; James 1:22 the word is paralogizomai, and means "to miscalculate," "to be imposed upon." It refers particularly to being beguiled by mere probability.
See DECEIT; DELUSION.
Jacob W. Kapp
Beguile (10 Occurrences)
Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and fair speech they beguile the hearts of the innocent. (ASV)
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. (Root in KJV ASV WBS YLT)
Colossians 2:4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. (KJV YLT)
2 Thessalonians 2:3 let no man beguile you in any wise: for 'it will not be,' except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, (ASV)
2 Kings 18:29 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you; for he will not be able to deliver you out of his hand: (See JPS)
2 Kings 19:10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. (See JPS)
2 Chronicles 32:15 Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you after this manner, neither believe ye him; for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of my hand, and out of the hand of my fathers: how much less shall your God deliver you out of my hand? (See JPS)
Isaiah 36:14 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you; for he will not be able to deliver you: (See JPS)
Isaiah 37:10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. (See JPS)
Jeremiah 29:8 For thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Let not your prophets that are in the midst of you, and your diviners, deceive you; neither hearken ye to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed. (See JPS)