Verses mentioning defrauding another
Lev_19:13 Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.
Mar_10:19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
1Co_6:8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.
1Co_7:5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
1Th_4:6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
Defrinition of fraud
DEFRAUD, v.t. [L. To cheat.]
1. To deprive of right, either by obtaining something by deception or artifice, or by taking something wrongfully without the knowledge or consent of the owner; to cheat; to cozen; followed by of before the thing taken; as, to defraud; a man of his right.
We have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man. 2 Cor 7.
The agent who embezzles public property, defrauds the state.
The man who by deception obtains a price for a commodity above its value, defrauds the purchaser.
2. To withhold wrongfully from another what is due to him. Defraud not the hireling of his wages.
3.To prevent one wrongfully from obtaining what he may justly claim.
man of fortune who permits his son to consume the season of education in hunting, shooting, or in frequenting horse-races, assemblies, &c., defrauds the community of a benefactor, and bequeaths them a nuissance.
4.To defeat or frustrate wrongfully.
by the duties deserted-by the claims defrauded.
Basically, defraud another by depriving them God wants you to do for them. In other words you are showing a lack of love for them by this robbing them of something God desires you to do for them even if it is only a part of the whole God desires to have done for them..
Sin, by its nature, robs another of something God desires them to have.
So whenever you deliberately show a lack of love to another there is sin and you are defrauding them.