Tuesday, February 17, 2015

References to Satan and demons in the bible.

I'm working on a dissertation entitled simply "The Devil" for my final year in college.  As a part of getting to grips with the issue I have collated every direct reference to either the Devil or to demons. By my count there are 109 mentions. That is not the number of times he is named but rather the number of times a narrative happens that includes him or his minions.

I have also got a smaller list of possible references and a list of references to him in the various reformed creeds.

All of the references are not just the verse they appear in but inclusive of the verses around them to provide some better context.

Make what you will of it.


Direct References:

1.      Gen 3:1-15 NIV Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?"

 2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,

 3 but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'"

 4 "You will not certainly die," the serpent said to the woman.

 5 "For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

 8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden.

 9 But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?"

 10 He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid."

 11 And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?"

 12 The man said, "The woman you put here with me-- she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it."

 13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

 14 So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.

 15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel."

 

2.      Lev 17:1-7 ESV And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

 2 "Speak to Aaron and his sons and to all the people of Israel and say to them, This is the thing that the LORD has commanded.

 3 If any one of the house of Israel kills an ox or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or kills it outside the camp,

 4 and does not bring it to the entrance of the tent of meeting to offer it as a gift to the LORD in front of the tabernacle of the LORD, bloodguilt shall be imputed to that man. He has shed blood, and that man shall be cut off from among his people.

 5 This is to the end that the people of Israel may bring their sacrifices that they sacrifice in the open field, that they may bring them to the LORD, to the priest at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and sacrifice them as sacrifices of peace offerings to the LORD.

 6 And the priest shall throw the blood on the altar of the LORD at the entrance of the tent of meeting and burn the fat for a pleasing aroma to the LORD.

 7 So they shall no more sacrifice their sacrifices to goat demons, after whom they whore. This shall be a statute forever for them throughout their generations.

 

3.      Deu 32:1-20 ESV "Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak, and let the earth hear the words of my mouth.

 2 May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, like gentle rain upon the tender grass, and like showers upon the herb.

 3 For I will proclaim the name of the LORD; ascribe greatness to our God!

 4 "The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.

 5 They have dealt corruptly with him; they are no longer his children because they are blemished; they are a crooked and twisted generation.

 6 Do you thus repay the LORD, you foolish and senseless people? Is not he your father, who created you, who made you and established you?

 7 Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.

 8 When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he divided mankind, he fixed the borders of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God.

 9 But the LORD's portion is his people, Jacob his allotted heritage.

 10 "He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

 11 Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that flutters over its young, spreading out its wings, catching them, bearing them on its pinions,

 12 the LORD alone guided him, no foreign god was with him.

 13 He made him ride on the high places of the land, and he ate the produce of the field, and he suckled him with honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock.

 14 Curds from the herd, and milk from the flock, with fat of lambs, rams of Bashan and goats, with the very finest of the wheat-- and you drank foaming wine made from the blood of the grape.

 15 "But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked; you grew fat, stout, and sleek; then he forsook God who made him and scoffed at the Rock of his salvation.

 16 They stirred him to jealousy with strange gods; with abominations they provoked him to anger.

 17 They sacrificed to demons that were no gods, to gods they had never known, to new gods that had come recently, whom your fathers had never dreaded.

 18 You were unmindful of the Rock that bore you, and you forgot the God who gave you birth.

 19 "The LORD saw it and spurned them, because of the provocation of his sons and his daughters.

 20 And he said, 'I will hide my face from them; I will see what their end will be, for they are a perverse generation, children in whom is no faithfulness.

 

 

 

4.      Job 1:6-12 ESV 6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.

 7 The LORD said to Satan, "From where have you come?" Satan answered the LORD and said, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it."

 8 And the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?"

 9 Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "Does Job fear God for no reason?

 10 Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

 11 But stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face."

 12 And the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand."

So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.

 

5.      Psa 106:32-40 ESV They angered him at the waters of Meribah, and it went ill with Moses on their account,

 33 for they made his spirit bitter, and he spoke rashly with his lips.

 34 They did not destroy the peoples, as the LORD commanded them,

 35 but they mixed with the nations and learned to do as they did.

 36 They served their idols, which became a snare to them.

 37 They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons;

 38 they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood.

 39 Thus they became unclean by their acts, and played the whore in their deeds.

 40 Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against his people, and he abhorred his heritage;

 

 

 

6.      Zec 3:1-2 ESV Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.

 2 And the LORD said to Satan, "The LORD rebuke you, O Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?"

 

7.      1 Chron 1:21 ESV Then Satan stood against Israel and incited David to number Israel

 

 

 

8.      Mat 4:1-11 ESV Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.

 3 And the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread."

 4 But he answered, "It is written, "'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple

 6 and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, "'He will command his angels concerning you,' and "'On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'"

 7 Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, 'You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.

 9 And he said to him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me."

 10 Then Jesus said to him, "Be gone, Satan! For it is written, "'You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.'"

 11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

 

9.      Mar 1:13 ESV 13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.

 

10.   Luk 4:1-13 ESV And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness

 2 for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry.

 3 The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread."

 4 And Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone.'"

 5 And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time,

 6 and said to him, "To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will.

 7 If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours."

 8 And Jesus answered him, "It is written, "'You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.'"

 9 And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here,

 10 for it is written, "'He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,'

 11 and "'On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'"

 12 And Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

 13 And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time.

11.   Mat 4:23-24 ESV And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.

 24 So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them.

 

12.   Mat 5:33-37 NIV 33 "Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.'

 34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne;

 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King.

 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black.

 37 All you need to say is simply 'Yes' or 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.

 

13.   Mat 6:7-13 NIV And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.

 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

 9 "This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

 11 Give us today our daily bread.

 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. '

 

 

14.   Mat 7:21-23 ESV  "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

 22 On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?'

 23 And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.'

when Jesus entered Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever.

 

15.   Mat 8:14-17 ESV 15 He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and began to serve him.

 16 That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick.

 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: "He took our illnesses and bore our diseases."

 

 

16.   Mat 8:28-34 NIV When he arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way.

 29 "What do you want with us, Son of God?" they shouted. "Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?"

 30 Some distance from them a large herd of pigs was feeding.

 31 The demons begged Jesus, "If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs."

 32 He said to them, "Go!" So they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the water.

 33 Those tending the pigs ran off, went into the town and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-

possessed men.

 34 Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.

 

17.   Mar 5:1-20 NIV They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes.

 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him.

 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain.

 4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him.

 5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.

 6 When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.

 7 He shouted at the top of his voice, "What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God's name don't torture me!"

 8 For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of this man, you impure spirit!"

 9 Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many."

 10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.

 11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside.

 12 The demons begged Jesus, "Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them."

 13 He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.

 14 Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened.

 15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.

 16 Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man-- and told about the pigs as well.

 17 Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.

 18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him.

 19 Jesus did not let him, but said, "Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you."

 20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.

 

18.   Luk 8:26-39 NIV They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee.

 27 When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs.

 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, "What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don't torture me!"

 29 For Jesus had commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard, he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary places.

 30 Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, because many demons had gone into him.

 31 And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.

 32 A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. The demons begged Jesus to let them go into the pigs, and he gave them permission.

 33 When the demons came out of the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.

 34 When those tending the pigs saw what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and countryside,

 35 and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus' feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.

 36 Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been cured.

 37 Then all the people of the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, because they were overcome with fear. So he got into the boat and left.

 38 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying,

 39 "Return home and tell how much God has done for you." So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

 

19.   Mat 9:32-34 NIV While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus.

 33 And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel."

 34 But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."

 

20.   Mat 10:5-8 NIV These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: "Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans.

 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.

 7 As you go, proclaim this message: 'The kingdom of heaven has come near.'

 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.

 

21.   Mar 3:13-19 ESV 13 And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him.

 14 And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach

 15 and have authority to cast out demons.

16 He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);

 17 James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder);

 18 Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot,

 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

 

22.   Mar 6:7-13 NIV Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits.

 8 These were his instructions: "Take nothing for the journey except a staff-- no bread, no bag, no money in your belts.

 9 Wear sandals but not an extra shirt.

 10 Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town.

 11 And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them."

 12 They went out and preached that people should repent.

 13 They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.

 

23.   Luk 9:1-2 NIV When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,

 2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

 

24.   Mat 11:11-18 NIV Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

 12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it.

 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.

 14 And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.

 15 Whoever has ears, let them hear.

 16 "To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:

 17 "'We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.'

 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'

 

25.   Luk 7:28-35 NIV I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."

 29 (All the people, even the tax collectors, when they heard Jesus' words, acknowledged that God's way was right, because they had been baptized by John.

 30 But the Pharisees and the experts in the law rejected God's purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.)

 31 Jesus went on to say, "To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? What are they like?

 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling out to each other: "'We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not cry.'

 33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.'

 34 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.'

 35 But wisdom is proved right by all her children."

 

 

26.   Mat 12:22-28 ESV Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw.

 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, "Can this be the Son of David?"

 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons that this man casts out demons."

 25 Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.

 26 And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?

 27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.

 28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

 

 

27.   Mar 3:22-30 ESV

22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, "He is possessed by Beelzebul," and "by the prince of demons he casts out the demons."

 23 And he called them to him and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?

 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.

 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end.

 27 But no one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house.

 28 "Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter,

 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin"--

 30 for they were saying, "He has an unclean spirit."

 

 

28.   Luk 11:14-26 ESV 14 Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled.

 15 But some of them said, "He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of demons,"

 16 while others, to test him, kept seeking from him a sign from heaven.

 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.

 18 And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.

 19 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.

 20 But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

 21 When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe;

 22 but when one stronger than he attacks him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted and divides his spoil.

 23 Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

 24 "When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came.'

 25 And when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order.

 26 Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last state of that person is worse than the first."

 

 

29.   Mat 12:38-45 ESV Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, "Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you."

 39 But he answered them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.

 40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

 41 The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.

 42 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.

 43 "When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds none.

 44 Then it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came.' And when it comes, it finds the house empty, swept, and put in order.

 45 Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So also will it be with this evil generation."

 

 

30.   Mat 13:3-19 NIV A farmer went out to sow his seed.

 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.

 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.

 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.

 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.

 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop-- a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.

 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear."

 10 The disciples came to him and asked, "Why do you speak to the people in parables?"

 11 He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.

 12 Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.

 13 This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.

 14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: "'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.

 15 For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.'

 16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.

 17 For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.

 18 "Listen then to what the parable of the sower means:

 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path.

 

31.   Mar 4:3-23 ESV 3 "Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow.

 4 And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.

 5 Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil.

 6 And when the sun rose, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away.

 7 Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.

 8 And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."

 9 And he said, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

 10 And when he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables.

 11 And he said to them, "To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables,

 12 so that "they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand, lest they should turn and be forgiven."

 13 And he said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?

 14 The sower sows the word.

 15 And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown: when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that is sown in them.

 16 And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy.

 17 And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away.

 18 And others are the ones sown among thorns. They are those who hear the word,

 19 but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.

 20 But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."

 21 And he said to them, "Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand?

 22 For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light.

 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."

 

32.   Luk 8:11-12 ESV 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God

 12 The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.

 

 

33.   Mat 13:36-39 ESV 36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field."

37 He answered, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.

 38 The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,

 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.

 

 

34.   Mat 15:21-28 NIV Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.

 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly."

 23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, "Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us."

 24 He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel."

 25 The woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me!" she said.

 26 He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to the dogs."

 27 "Yes it is, Lord," she said. "Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table."

 28 Then Jesus said to her, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted." And her daughter was healed at that moment.

 

35.   Mar 7:24-30 NIV "Teacher," said John, "we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us."

 39 "Do not stop him," Jesus said. "For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me,

 40 for whoever is not against us is for us. (Mar 9:38-40 NIV)Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret.

 25 In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit came and fell at his feet.

 26 The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.

 27 "First let the children eat all they want," he told her, "for it is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to the dogs."

 28 "Lord," she replied, "even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."

 29 Then he told her, "For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter."

 30 She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

 

36.   Mat 16:21-23 ESV 21 From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.

 22 And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, "Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you."

 23 But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man."

 

37.   Mat 17:14-20 NIV When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him.

 15 "Lord, have mercy on my son," he said. "He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water.

 16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him."

 17 "You unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me."

 18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment.

 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"

 20 He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

 

38.   Mar 9:14-29 ESV And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them.

 15 And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him.

 16 And he asked them, "What are you arguing about with them?"

 17 And someone from the crowd answered him, "Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute.

 18 And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able."

 19 And he answered them, "O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me."

 20 And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth.

 21 And Jesus asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood.

 22 And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us."

 23 And Jesus said to him, "'If you can'! All things are possible for one who believes."

 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, "I believe; help my unbelief!"

 25 And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again."

 26 And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, "He is dead."

 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.

 28 And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why could we not cast it out?"

 29 And he said to them, "This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer."

 

39.   Luk 9:38-43 NIV A man in the crowd called out, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.

 39 A spirit seizes him and he suddenly screams; it throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It scarcely ever leaves him and is destroying him.

 40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not."

 41 "You unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Bring your son here."

 42 Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the impure spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father.

 43 And they were all amazed at the greatness of God. While everyone was marveling at all that Jesus did, he said to his disciples,

 

40.   Mat 25:41-45 ESV

41 "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

 42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,

 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.'

 44 Then they also will answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?'

 45 Then he will answer them, saying, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.'

 

41.   Mar 1:23-28 ESV 23 And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out,

 24 "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are-- the Holy One of God."

 25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!"

 26 And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, came out of him.

 27 And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him."

 28 And at once his fame spread everywhere throughout all the surrounding region of Galilee.

 

 

42.   Mar 1:32-39 NIV 32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed.

 33 The whole town gathered at the door,

 34 and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.

 35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.

 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him,

 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: "Everyone is looking for you!"

 38 Jesus replied, "Let us go somewhere else-- to the nearby villages-- so I can preach there also. That is why I have come."

 39 So he travelled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.

 

 

43.   Mar 3:7-12 ESV 7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a great crowd followed, from Galilee and Judea

 8 and Jerusalem and Idumea and from beyond the Jordan and from around Tyre and Sidon. When the great crowd heard all that he was doing, they came to him.

 9 And he told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, lest they crush him,

 10 for he had healed many, so that all who had diseases pressed around him to touch him.

 11 And whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God."

 12 And he strictly ordered them not to make him known.

 

44.   Mar 7:24-30 NIV Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret.

 25 In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit came and fell at his feet.

 26 The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.

 27 "First let the children eat all they want," he told her, "for it is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to the dogs."

 28 "Lord," she replied, "even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."

 29 Then he told her, "For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter."

 30 She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

 

 

45.   Mar 8:31-33 ESV 31 And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again.

 32 And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.

 33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man."

 

46.   Mar 9:38-40 NIV "Teacher," said John, "we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us."

 39 "Do not stop him," Jesus said. "For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me,

 40 for whoever is not against us is for us.

 

47.   Luk 9:49-50 NIV "Master," said John, "we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us."

 50 "Do not stop him," Jesus said, "for whoever is not against you is for you."

 

 

48.   Mar 16:8-9 NIV 8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.

 9 When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.

 

49.   Mar 16:15-18 NIV 15 He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;

 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."

 

50.   Luk 4:31-41 NIV I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."

 29 (All the people, even the tax collectors, when they heard Jesus' words, acknowledged that God's way was right, because they had been baptized by John.

 30 But the Pharisees and the experts in the law rejected God's purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.)

 31 Jesus went on to say, "To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? What are they like?

 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling out to each other: "'We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not cry.'

 33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.'

 34 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.'

 35 But wisdom is proved right by all her children." (Luk 7:28-35 NIV) Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath he taught the people.

 32 They were amazed at his teaching, because his words had authority.

 33 In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an impure spirit. He cried out at the top of his voice,

 34 "Go away! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are-- the Holy One of God!"

 35 "Be quiet!" Jesus said sternly. "Come out of him!" Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him.

 36 All the people were amazed and said to each other, "What words these are! With authority and power he gives orders to impure spirits and they come out!"

 37 And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.

 38 Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon's mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her.

 39 So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them.

 40 At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them.

 41 Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Messiah.

 

51.   Luk 7:18-21 ESV The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John,

 19 calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?"

 20 And when the men had come to him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?'"

 21 In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight.

 

52.   Luk 8:1-2 NIV After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him,

 2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out;

 

 

53.   Luk 10:17-20 ESV 17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!"

 18 And he said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.

 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

 

54.   Luk 13:10-17 ESV 10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.

 11 And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself.

 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from your disability."

 13 And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she glorified God.

 14 But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the people, "There are six days in which work ought to be done. Come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day."

 15 Then the Lord answered him, "You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger and lead it away to water it?

 16 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?"

 17 As he said these things, all his adversaries were put to shame, and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.

 

55.   Luk 13:31-33 NIV  At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, "Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you."

 32 He replied, "Go tell that fox, 'I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.'

 33 In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day-- for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!

  

 

 

56.   Luk 22:1-6 ESV Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover.

 2 And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people.

 3 Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve.

 4 He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them.

 5 And they were glad, and agreed to give him money.

 6 So he consented and sought an opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of a crowd.

 

57.   Joh 13:1-2 ESV Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

 2 During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him,

 

 

58.   Luk 22:21-32 ESV 21 But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table.

 22 For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!"

 23 And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.

 24 A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.

 25 And he said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors.

 26 But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.

 27 For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.

 28 "You are those who have stayed with me in my trials,

 29 and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom,

 30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

 31 "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat,

 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers."

 

59.   Joh 6:67-71 ESV 67 So Jesus said to the Twelve, "Do you want to go away as well?"

 68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,

 69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God."

 70 Jesus answered them, "Did I not choose you, the Twelve? And yet one of you is a devil."

 71 He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the Twelve, was going to betray him.

 

60.   Joh 7:14-21 NIV Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach.

 15 The Jews there were amazed and asked, "How did this man get such learning without having been taught?"

 16 Jesus answered, "My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me.

 17 Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.

 18 Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.

 19 Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?"

 20 "You are demon-possessed," the crowd answered. "Who is trying to kill you?"

21    Jesus said to them, "I did one miracle, and you are all amazed.

 

 

61.   Joh 8:39-52

39 They answered him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing the works Abraham did,

 40 but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did.

 41 You are doing the works your father did." They said to him, "We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father-- even God."

 42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me.

 43 Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word.

 44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!

 46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me?

 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."

 48 The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?"

 49 "I am not possessed by a demon," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.

50 Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge.

 51 Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."

 52 The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon! Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, 'If anyone keeps my word, he will never taste death.'

 

 

62.   Joh 10:14-21 ESV  I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,

 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.

 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again.

 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father."

 19 There was again a division among the Jews because of these words.

 20 Many of them said, "He has a demon, and is insane; why listen to him?"

 21 Others said, "These are not the words of one who is oppressed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"

 

63.   Joh 13:21-31 ESV 21 After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, "Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me."

 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke.

 23 One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table at Jesus' side,

 24 so Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking.

 25 So that disciple, leaning back against Jesus, said to him, "Lord, who is it?"

 26 Jesus answered, "It is he to whom I will give this morsel of bread when I have dipped it." So when he had dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot.

 27 Then after he had taken the morsel, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, "What you are going to do, do quickly."

 28 Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him.

 29 Some thought that, because Judas had the moneybag, Jesus was telling him, "Buy what we need for the feast," or that he should give something to the poor.

 30 So, after receiving the morsel of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.

 31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.

 

64.   Joh 17:9-16 NIV 9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.

 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.

 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.

 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

 13 "I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.

 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.

 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.

 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.

 

 

65.   Act 5:1-5 ESV But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property,

 2 and with his wife's knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles' feet.

 3 But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land?

 4 While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to man but to God."

 5 When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it.

 

 

66.   Act 10:37-38 ESV 37 you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed:

 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

 

67.   Act 13:6-10 ESV  6 When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus.

 7 He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God.

 8 But Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) opposed them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

 9 But Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him

 10 and said, "You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord?

 

 

 

68.   Act 26:13-18 ESV 13 At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, that shone around me and those who journeyed with me.

 14 And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.'

 15 And I said, 'Who are you, Lord?' And the Lord said, 'I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.

 16 But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you,

 17 delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles-- to whom I am sending you

 18 to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'

 

 

69.   Rom 16:16-20 ESV 16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.

 17 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.

 18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

 19 For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil.

 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

 

70.   1Co 5:1-13 ESV It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife.

 2 And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.

 3 For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing.

 4 When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus,

 5 you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

 6 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

 7 Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

 8 Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

 9 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people--

 10 not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.

 11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler-- not even to eat with such a one.

 12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?

 13 God judges those outside. "Purge the evil person from among you."

 

 

71.   1Co 7:1-5 ESV Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: "It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman."

 2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.

 3 The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.

 4 For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.

 5 Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

 

72.   1Co 10:18-22 ESV Consider the people of Israel: are not those who eat the sacrifices participants in the altar?

 19 What do I imply then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?

 20 No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons.

 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.

 22 Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

 

 

73.   2Co 2:5-11 NIV 5 If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent-- not to put it too severely.

 6 The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient.

 7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

 8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.

 9 Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.

 10 Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven-- if there was anything to forgive-- I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake,

 11 in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

 

74.   2Co 4:1-7 ESV Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.

 2 But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God.

 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.

 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

 5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.

 6 For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.

 

75.   2Co 6:14-16 ESV Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

 15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?

 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

 

 

76.   2Co 11:1-15 NIV I hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness. Yes, please put up with me!

 2 I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.

 3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

 4 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.

 5 I do not think I am in the least inferior to those "super-apostles."

 6 I may indeed be untrained as a speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way.

 7 Was it a sin for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God to you free of charge?

 8 I robbed other churches by receiving support from them so as to serve you.

 9 And when I was with you and needed something, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied what I needed. I have kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and will continue to do so.

 10 As surely as the truth of Christ is in me, nobody in the regions of Achaia will stop this boasting of mine.

 11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!

 12 And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about.

 13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ.

 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.

 

77.   2Co 12:6-10 NIV Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say,

 7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.

 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.

 9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

 10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

 

78.   Eph 2:1-3 NIV As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,

 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.

 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.

 

79.   Eph 4:20-27 ESV 20 But that is not the way you learned Christ!--

 21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus,

 22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,

 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,

 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

 25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

 26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

 27 and give no opportunity to the devil.

 

80.   Eph 6:10-18 ESV 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.

 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.

 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;

 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.

 

81.   1Th 2:14-3:8 NIV 14 For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of God's churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own people the same things those churches suffered from the Jews

 15 who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to everyone

 16 in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them at last.

 17 But, brothers and sisters, when we were orphaned by being separated from you for a short time (in person, not in thought), out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you.

 18 For we wanted to come to you-- certainly I, Paul, did, again and again-- but Satan blocked our way.

19 For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you?

 20 For you are our glory and joy.

Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone,

 2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith,

 3 that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this.

 4 For when we were with you, we kept telling you beforehand that we were to suffer affliction, just as it has come to pass, and just as you know.

 5 For this reason, when I could bear it no longer, I sent to learn about your faith, for fear that somehow the tempter had tempted you and our labor would be in vain.

 6 But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us the good news of your faith and love and reported that you always remember us kindly and long to see us, as we long to see you--

 7 for this reason, brothers, in all our distress and affliction we have been comforted about you through your faith.

 8 For now we live, if you are standing fast in the Lord. (1Th 2:19-3:8 ESV)

 

 

82.   2Th 2:1-12 NIV Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters,

 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us-- whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter-- asserting that the day of the Lord has already come.

 3 Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.

 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

 5 Don't you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things?

 6 And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time.

 7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.

 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.

 9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie,

 10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie

 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

 

83.   2Th 3:1-3 NIV As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.

 2 And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith.

 3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

 

 

84.   1Ti 1:18-20 NIV Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well,

 19 holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.

 20 Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.

A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.

 

 

85.   1Ti 2:11-15 NIV 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.

 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.

 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.

 15 But women will be saved through childbearing-- if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

 

 

 

86.   1Ti 3:1-7 ESV The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.

 2 Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

 3 not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

 4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive,

 5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church?

 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.

 7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.

 

87.   1Ti 3:16-4:5 ESV Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,

 2 through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

 3 who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

 4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

 5 for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.

 

88.   1Ti 5:14-15 NIV 14 So I counsel younger widows to marry, to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander.

 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.

 

89.   2Ti 2:24-26 ESV 24 And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,

 25 correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,

 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.

 

 

 

 

90.   Heb 2:10-15 ESV 10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.

 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,

 12 saying, "I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise."

 13 And again, "I will put my trust in him." And again, "Behold, I and the children God has given me."

 14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,

 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.

 

 

91.   Jam 2:19 NIV 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that-- and shudder.

 

92.   Jam 3:13-18 NIV Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.

 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.

 15 Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.

 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

 

 

93.   Jam 4:1-10 ESV  What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?

 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

 4 You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

 5 Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, "He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us"?

 6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

 8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

 9 Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.

 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

 

94.   1Pe 5:1-10 ESV So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed:

 2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly;

 3 not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.

 4 And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.

 5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."

 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,

 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

 

95.   1Jo 2:13-14 ESV 13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father.

 14 I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

 

96.   1Jo 3:5-12 ESV 5 You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.

 6 No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.

 7 Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.

 8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

 9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.

 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

 11 For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

 12 We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.

 

97.   1Jo 5:16-20 ESV 16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life-- to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.

 17 All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.

 18 We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

 19 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

 20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

 

 

98.   Jud 1:5-9 NIV 5 Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.

 6 And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling-- these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.

 7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

 8 In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings.

 9 But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"

 

 

99.   Rev 2:8-11 NIV "To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again.

 9 I know your afflictions and your poverty-- yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

 10 Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor's crown.

 11 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.

 

 

100.                    Rev 2:12-17 ESV "And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: 'The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword.

 13 "'I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.

 14 But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practice sexual immorality.

 15 So also you have some who hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.

 16 Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth.

 17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.'

 

 

101.                    Rev 2:18-29 ESV "And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: 'The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze.

 19 "'I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first.

 20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.

 21 I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality.

 22 Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works,

 23 and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works.

 24 But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not learned what some call the deep things of Satan, to you I say, I do not lay on you any other burden.

 25 Only hold fast what you have until I come.

 26 The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations,

 27 and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father.

 28 And I will give him the morning star.

 29 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'

 

 

102.                    Rev 3:7-13 ESV "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: 'The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.

 8 "'I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

 9 Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie-- behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet, and they will learn that I have loved you.

 10 Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.

 11 I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

 12 The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.

 13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'

 

 

103.                    Rev 9:20 ESV  20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk,

 

104.                    Rev 12:3-13:4 ESV And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. 3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems.

 4 His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it.

 5 She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne,

 6 and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days.

 7 Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back,

 8 but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.

 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world-- he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.

 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.

 12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!"

 13 And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.

 14 But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.

 15 The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood.

 16 But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river that the dragon had poured from his mouth.

 17 Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.

13:1 And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads.

 2 And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear's, and its mouth was like a lion's mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority.

 3 One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast.

 4 And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?"

 

105.                    Rev 13:11 ESV Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon.

 

106.                    Rev 16:13-16 ESV 13 And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs.

G14 For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty.

 15 ("Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!")

 16 And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.

 

107.                    Rev 18:2 ESV  2 And he called out with a mighty voice, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast.

 

108.                    Rev 20:2-3 ESV 2 And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,

3 and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.

 

109.                    Rev 20:7-10 ESV 7 And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison

 8 and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea.

 9 And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them,

 10 and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

 

 

 

 

 

Possible references :

2 Kings 18:4 He removed the high places and broke the pillars and cut down the Asherah. And he broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the people of Israel had made offerings to it (it was called Nehushtan). NunHetShin is a root for Serpent and (bronze and diviner) but the Tet nun ending makes this word similar to Satan. And given what the word is referring too the connection is plausible.

Following are two very famous references that do not immediately speak of the Devil, rather, historically the church has seen them as speaking indirectly about the Devil

 

Isa 14:1-24 NIV The LORD will have compassion on Jacob; once again he will choose Israel and will settle them in their own land. Foreigners will join them and unite with the descendants of Jacob.

 2 Nations will take them and bring them to their own place. And Israel will take possession of the nations and make them male and female servants in the LORD's land. They will make captives of their captors and rule over their oppressors.

 3 On the day the LORD gives you relief from your suffering and turmoil and from the harsh labor forced on you,

 4 you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon: How the oppressor has come to an end! How his fury has ended!

 5 The LORD has broken the rod of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers,

 6 which in anger struck down peoples with unceasing blows, and in fury subdued nations with relentless aggression.

 7 All the lands are at rest and at peace; they break into singing.

 8 Even the junipers and the cedars of Lebanon gloat over you and say, "Now that you have been laid low, no one comes to cut us down."

 9 The realm of the dead below is all astir to meet you at your coming; it rouses the spirits of the departed to greet you-- all those who were leaders in the world; it makes them rise from their thrones-- all those who were kings over the nations.

 10 They will all respond, they will say to you, "You also have become weak, as we are; you have become like us."

 11 All your pomp has been brought down to the grave, along with the noise of your harps; maggots are spread out beneath you and worms cover you.

 12 How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!

 13 You said in your heart, "I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.

 14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."

 15 But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit.

 16 Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: "Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble,

 17 the man who made the world a wilderness, who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home?"

 18 All the kings of the nations lie in state, each in his own tomb.

 19 But you are cast out of your tomb like a rejected branch; you are covered with the slain, with those pierced by the sword, those who descend to the stones of the pit. Like a corpse trampled underfoot,

 20 you will not join them in burial, for you have destroyed your land and killed your people. Let the offspring of the wicked never be mentioned again.

 21 Prepare a place to slaughter his children for the sins of their ancestors; they are not to rise to inherit the land and cover the earth with their cities.

 22 "I will rise up against them," declares the LORD Almighty. "I will wipe out Babylon's name and survivors, her offspring and descendants," declares the LORD.

 23 "I will turn her into a place for owls and into swampland; I will sweep her with the broom of destruction," declares the LORD Almighty.

 24 The LORD Almighty has sworn, "Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.

 

Eze 28:11-19 NIV 11 The word of the LORD came to me:

12 "Son of man, take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared.

 14 You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones.

 15 You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you.

 16 Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones.

 17 Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings.

 18 By your many sins and dishonest trade you have desecrated your sanctuaries. So I made a fire come out from you, and it consumed you, and I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of all who were watching.

 19 All the nations who knew you are appalled at you; you have come to a horrible end and will be no more. '"

 

 

There are some who think that the word here usually translated as “scapegoat”   Aza’el is actually a name of a demon.

 

Lev 16:1-34 NIV The LORD spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron who died when they approached the LORD.

 2 The LORD said to Moses: "Tell your brother Aaron that he is not to come whenever he chooses into the Most Holy Place behind the curtain in front of the atonement cover on the ark, or else he will die. For I will appear in the cloud over the atonement cover.

 3 "This is how Aaron is to enter the Most Holy Place: He must first bring a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.

 4 He is to put on the sacred linen tunic, with linen undergarments next to his body; he is to tie the linen sash around him and put on the linen turban. These are sacred garments; so he must bathe himself with water before he puts them on.

 5 From the Israelite community he is to take two male goats for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.

 6 "Aaron is to offer the bull for his own sin offering to make atonement for himself and his household.

 7 Then he is to take the two goats and present them before the LORD at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

 8 He is to cast lots for the two goats-- one lot for the LORD and the other for the scapegoat.

 9 Aaron shall bring the goat whose lot falls to the LORD and sacrifice it for a sin offering.

 10 But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD to be used for making atonement by sending it into the wilderness as a scapegoat.

 11 "Aaron shall bring the bull for his own sin offering to make atonement for himself and his household, and he is to slaughter the bull for his own sin offering.

 12 He is to take a censer full of burning coals from the altar before the LORD and two handfuls of finely ground fragrant incense and take them behind the curtain.

 13 He is to put the incense on the fire before the LORD, and the smoke of the incense will conceal the atonement cover above the tablets of the covenant law, so that he will not die.

 14 He is to take some of the bull's blood and with his finger sprinkle it on the front of the atonement cover; then he shall sprinkle some of it with his finger seven times before the atonement cover.

 15 "He shall then slaughter the goat for the sin offering for the people and take its blood behind the curtain and do with it as he did with the bull's blood: He shall sprinkle it on the atonement cover and in front of it.

 16 In this way he will make atonement for the Most Holy Place because of the uncleanness and rebellion of the Israelites, whatever their sins have been. He is to do the same for the tent of meeting, which is among them in the midst of their uncleanness.

 17 No one is to be in the tent of meeting from the time Aaron goes in to make atonement in the Most Holy Place until he comes out, having made atonement for himself, his household and the whole community of Israel.

 18 "Then he shall come out to the altar that is before the LORD and make atonement for it. He shall take some of the bull's blood and some of the goat's blood and put it on all the horns of the altar.

 19 He shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse it and to consecrate it from the uncleanness of the Israelites.

 20 "When Aaron has finished making atonement for the Most Holy Place, the tent of meeting and the altar, he shall bring forward the live goat.

 21 He is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites-- all their sins-- and put them on the goat's head. He shall send the goat away into the wilderness in the care of someone appointed for the task.

 22 The goat will carry on itself all their sins to a remote place; and the man shall release it in the wilderness.

 23 "Then Aaron is to go into the tent of meeting and take off the linen garments he put on before he entered the Most Holy Place, and he is to leave them there.

 24 He shall bathe himself with water in the sanctuary area and put on his regular garments. Then he shall come out and sacrifice the burnt offering for himself and the burnt offering for the people, to make atonement for himself and for the people.

 25 He shall also burn the fat of the sin offering on the altar.

 26 "The man who releases the goat as a scapegoat must wash his clothes and bathe himself with water; afterward he may come into the camp.

 27 The bull and the goat for the sin offerings, whose blood was brought into the Most Holy Place to make atonement, must be taken outside the camp; their hides, flesh and intestines are to be burned up.

 28 The man who burns them must wash his clothes and bathe himself with water; afterward he may come into the camp.

 29 "This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: On the tenth day of the seventh month you must deny yourselves and not do any work-- whether native-born or a foreigner residing among you--

 30 because on this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. Then, before the LORD, you will be clean from all your sins.

 31 It is a day of sabbath rest, and you must deny yourselves; it is a lasting ordinance.

 32 The priest who is anointed and ordained to succeed his father as high priest is to make atonement. He is to put on the sacred linen garments

 33 and make atonement for the Most Holy Place, for the tent of meeting and the altar, and for the priests and all the members of the community.

 34 "This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: Atonement is to be made once a year for all the sins of the Israelites." And it was done, as the LORD commanded Moses.

 

 

STATEMENTS OF REFORMED CHURCHES REGARDING SATAN

Belgic Confession 12: “He [i.e., God] also created the angels good, to be His messengers and to serve His elect;

some of which are fallen from that excellency, in which God created them … the others have … remained

steadfast and continued in their primitive state. The devils and evil spirits are so depraved, that they are enemies

of God and every good thing … as murderers, watching to ruin the church … and by their wicked stratagems to

destroy all … we reject … the error of the Sadducees, who deny the existence of spirits and angels; and also that

of the Manichees, who assert that the devils have their origin of themselves, and that they are wicked of their own

nature …”

Heidelberg Catechism

Q. & A. 9: “man, by the instigation of the devil … deprived himself and all his posterity of those divine gifts.”

Q. & A. 28: “all creatures are so in His [i.e., God’s] hand, that without His will they cannot so much as move.”

(devils, too)

Q. & A. 123: “destroy the works of the devil and all violence which would exalt itself against Thee”

Q. & A. 127: “'And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil'; that is, since we are so weak in

ourselves, that we cannot stand a moment; and besides this, since our mortal enemies, the devil, the world, and our

own flesh, cease not to assault us …”

Canons of Dordt

II:9: “[God’s] purpose … towards the elect … will henceforward still continue to be accomplished,

notwithstanding all the ineffectual opposition of the gates of hell …”

III/IV:1: “revolting from God by the instigation of the devil …”

V:1: “Whom God calls, according to His purpose, to the communion of His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and

regenerates by the Holy Spirit, He delivers also from the dominion and slavery of sin in this life ...”

V:4: “[Christians] must, therefore, be constant in watching and in prayer … When these are neglected, they are not

only liable to be drawn into great and heinous sins by Satan, the world and the flesh, but sometimes by the

righteous permission of God actually fall into these evils.”

V:15: “this doctrine of the perseverance of the saints … Satan abhors it …”

 

 

Westminster Confession of Faith

1:1: (re Scripture) “for the … preserving and propagating of the truth, and for the … establishment and

comfort of the Church against the corruption of the flesh, and the malice of Satan and of the world …”

5:6: (re God’s work upon unbelievers) “God as a righteous Judge, for former sins, does blind and harden …

but sometimes also … gives them over to their own lusts, the temptations of the world, and the power of

Satan …”

6:1: (re man's creation and fall) “Our first parents, being seduced by the subtilty and temptations of Satan,

sinned …”

20:1: (re Christian freedom) “The liberty which Christ has purchased for believers under the gospel, consists

in … their being delivered from this present evil world, bondage to Satan, and dominion of sin …”

25:5: (re the true church) “some [churches] have so degenerated as to become no churches of Christ, but

synagogues of Satan.”

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. & A. 89: (re judgment day) “be punished with unspeakable torments … with the devil and his angels for

ever.”

Q. & A. 105: (re first commandment prohibitions) “all compacts and consulting with the devil …”

Q. & A. 121: (re remembering the Sabbath) “Satan … [expends] much labour to blot out the glory, and even

the memory of it …”

Q. & A. 191: “In the second petition, (which is, Thy kingdom come,) acknowledging ourselves and all

mankind to be by nature under the dominion of sin and Satan, we pray, that the kingdom of sin and Satan

may be destroyed ...”

Q. & A. 192: (re the third petition of the Lord's Prayer) “acknowledging, that by nature we … are … wholly

inclined to do the will … of the devil ...”

Q. & A. 195: “'And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil' ... [Christians acknowledge] that …

God … may so order things, that we may be … for a time led captive by temptations; that Satan … [is] ready

powerfully to draw us aside, and ensnare us.”

Directory for Public Worship

Of Publick Prayer before the Sermon: “... as for secure and presumptuous sinners, that he would ... turn them

from darkness unto light, and from the power of Satan unto God … that God would ... strengthen them [i.e.,

hearers of the preaching] against the temptations of Satan ...”

Concerning Visitation of the Sick: “Times of sickness and affliction are special opportunities put into his hand

by God to minister a word ... to weary souls: because … Satan also takes advantage then to load them more

with heavy temptations ...”