|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
(n.) Professing beliefs that one does notpractice; feigning to be what one is not; or to feel what one does not feel; a dissimulation, or a concealment of one's real character, disposition, or motives; especially, the assuming of false appearance of virtue or religion; a simulation of goodness.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
hi-pok'-ri-si, hip'-o-krit (choneph, chaneph; hupokrisis, hupokrites):
(1) "Hypocrisy" occurs only once in the Old Testament as the translation of choneph (Isaiah 32:6, the Revised Version (British and American) "profaneness"); chaneph, from which it is derived, means properly "to cover," "to hide," or "becloud," hence, to pollute, to be polluted or defiled, to make profane, to seduce; as a substantive it is translated "hypocrite" (Job 8:13; Job 13:16; Job 15:34; Job 17:8; Job 20:5; 27:08:00; 34:30:00; 36:13, in all which instances the Revised Version (British and American) has "godless man," "godless men," "godless"; Proverbs 11:9, the Revised Version (British and American) "the godless man"; Isaiah 9:17, the Revised Version (British and American) "profane"; Isaiah 33:14, the Revised Version (British and American) "the godless ones"); it is rendered "hypocritical," in Psalm 35:16 Isaiah 10:6, the Revised Version (British and American) "profane."
(2) "Hypocrisy," "hypocrite" are frequent in the New Testament, chiefly in Christ's discourses in the Gospels. The word hupokrisis (primarily, "an answer," "response") meant generally, in classical Greek, stageplaying, acting, the histrionic art; hence, it came to mean acting a part in life, etc. We find hupokrisis in this sense in 2 Maccabees 6:25, the Revised Version (British and American) "dissimulation," and hupokrinomai, "to pretend," "to feign," etc. Ecclesiasticus 1:29; 32:15:00; 33:2, translated "hypocrite"; 2 Maccabees 5:25, "pretending peace," the Revised Version (British and American) "playing the man of peace"; 6:21, the Revised Version (British and American) "to make as if." Hupokrites (literally, "an actor") is the Septuagint for chaneph (Job 34:30; Job 36:13), equivalent to bad, wicked, godless, which is perhaps included in some of our Lord's uses of the words, e.g. Matthew 23:27, "full of hypocrisy and iniquity" (compare 23:29; 24:51); but, in general, the meaning is acting a part, false, deceptive and deceived, formally and outwardly religious and good, but inwardly insincere and unrighteous; the hypocrite may come to deceive himself as well as others, but "the hypocrite's hope shall perish" (Job 8:13 the King James Version). On no class did our Lord pronounce such severe condemnation as on the hypocrites of His day.
"Hypocrisy" (hupokrisis) occurs in Matthew 23:28 Mark 12:15 Luke 12:1 1 Timothy 4:2; 1 Peter 2:1 (in Galatians 2:13 it is rendered "dissimulation"); "hypocrite" (hupokrites), Matthew 6:2, 5, 16; Matthew 7:5; Matthew 15:7; Matthew 22:18; Matthew 23:13, 15, 23, 25, 29; 24:51:00; Mark 7:6 Luke 12:56; Luke 13:15; in James 3:17, anupokritos is "without hypocrisy," so the Revised Version (British and American), Romans 12:9 ("unfeigned," 2 Corinthians 6:6 1 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 1:5 1 Peter 1:22).
W. L. Walker
Hypocrisy (11 Occurrences)
Matthew 23:28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 12:15 Shall we give, or shall we not give?" But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do you test me? Bring me a denarius, that I may see it." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 12:1 Meanwhile, when a multitude of many thousands had gathered together, so much so that they trampled on each other, he began to tell his disciples first of all, "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good. (WEB ASV NAS)
Galatians 2:13 And the rest of the Jews joined him in his hypocrisy; so that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy. (WEB NAS NIV)
1 Timothy 4:2 through the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron; (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS)
James 5:12 But above all things, my brothers, don't swear, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your "yes" be "yes," and your "no," "no;" so that you don't fall into hypocrisy. (WEB)
1 Peter 2:1 Having put aside, then, all evil, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envyings, and all evil speakings, (See NAS NIV)
Isaiah 32:6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. (KJV DBY WBS)
Daniel 11:34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help; but many shall join themselves to them with flatteries. (See NAS)