What is the hypocrite definition? The hypocrite meaning according to Merriam-Webster says “a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion.” This was exactly Paul Paoli’s story. What are some Bible verses on hypocrisy? Here are 2 teachings of the Bible about Hypocrisy. 1 John 4:20 states: “If anyone says, “I LOVE God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.” Luke 12:2 states: “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?”