wolves in sheep's clothing

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wolves in sheep's clothing definition


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.”

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