wolves in sheep's clothing

A metaphor for false prophets, adapted from words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount: “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”


Nearby words

  1. wolver,
  2. wolverhampton,
  3. wolverine,
  4. wolverine state,
  5. wolves,
  6. woman,
  7. woman about town,
  8. woman in the street,
  9. woman of letters,
  10. woman of the hour

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