The Devil sometimes speaks the truth
Possible interpretation: 1) Sometimes what Satan says is true, to make us more ready to believe his lies. 2) Don't believe everything at face value. Be aware that liars can use the truth to trick us.Note: Compare The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose
Shakespeare may be alluding to this proverb in Macbeth (c1604) when Banquo says: "What, can the devil speak true?"
truth (noun): what is factual; what is in accordance with reality
"The Devil sometimes speaks the truth" in order to
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Contributor: Josef Essberger