To lead astray

Related to To lead astray: leaden, lead up
to guide in a wrong way, or into error; to seduce from truth or rectitude.

See also: Lead

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
Did she tell you about a boy, the son of pious and rich parents, whom she tried to lead astray into the wildness of thoughts like her own, till the poor dear child drove her off because she outraged his modesty?
AHEAD OF THE CURVE: That the neoconservative National Review or Heritage Foundation would grumble about Bush's conservative apostasy shows just how far to the left the administration has tilted--or how transparent that apostasy has become among the grass-roots conservatives the Establishment neoconservative network wants to lead astray. Until recently, of course, no discord could be heard from the neoconservative chorus that trumpeted Bush's supposed conservatism.
Jesus had some powerful things to say about children and other "little ones." The gospels tell us that Jesus not only welcomed and blessed children, but also that children were signs of how we are to receive the kingdom of God, signs of our brothers and sisters in faith whom we are not to lead astray, signs of the power of being the least.