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The Bible illustrates the existence of the devil and his followers known as demons or evil spirits. Their end will be eternal damnation, when God judges Satan and his host at the judgment. (RV 12:4, RV 20:10-15)

All the living religions of the world, including Islam and Mahayana Buddhism, believe in the existence of what Christianity calls the devil. Only in the Christian religion is the evil spirit clearly identified as an integral part of revelation.

The Gospels are filled with descriptive narratives about the activity and strategy of the devil. Time and again Christ drove out demons from persons who were possessed. Not only are the Gospels explicit about the existence and schemes of the evil spirits, they also state that their number is legion, a biblical synonym for an immense multitude.

The mystical Body of Satan is animated by Satan and his minions. It is composed of human beings who are willfully cooperating in the work of the devil on earth. Their success often takes on superhuman outcomes. Satan exists but he tries to hide that fact from the world. "And no wonder, for Satan himself disguises himself as an Angel of light. It is no great thing, then if his ministers disguise themselves as ministers of justice. Their end will be according to their deeds." (2 COR 11:14,15)

In the mysterious plan of God’s will for us, evil spirits serve a distinctive function toward mankind. We can distinguish between the purpose that the devil has, and the purpose of God.

The devil’s purpose is to seduce. He consciously and deliberately wants to lead people astray from their faithful service of God’s laws. The devil’s intention is always malicious. Everything he does to man is wantonly evil. His purpose is to harm man, spiritually and wantonly evil supernaturally, and, if possible eternally.

Those who choose to follow the devil’s deception and lies, descend from the world of the spirit, for which they were created, to the world of the animals, which they were meant to dominate. Refusing to be ruled by the laws of a loving God, they find themselves ruled by the blind impulses of the world and beasts beneath them.

God’s purpose, on the other hand, is always good. He permits the devil to tempt us but not to harm us. God’s divine intention is that by resisting the evil spirit, we might draw closer to God. God allows us to be tempted to find out our loyalty. This gives us the opportunity to show our faith and trust in God. It tests our virtue by giving us the chance to grow because of the struggle. This struggle proves our fidelity. Resisting the devil’s assaults more generously serves God.

The Devil is never permitted to tempt us beyond our strength. This means that we always have enough spiritual power to overcome the devil. We have the grace to pray for light to recognize the evil spirit and strength to resist his advances. "Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." (JAS 4:7) "Power he has, but it is limited. He can neither tempt (MT 4:1), afflict (JB 1:6), kill (JB 2:6; HEB 2:14), nor touch a believer without God’s permission.

Our own fallen nature alone can create havoc in our souls for an entire lifetime without the temptations of a fallen angel. The devil can encourage our thoughts to despair, sadness, anger, resentment, hate, lust, greed and jealousy. It does not mean that every thought of this kind is inspired by the fallen angels. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. That is why self-control is so important to spiritual growth.

The Devil is a perfect deceiver. Three names for the evil spirit are regularly used in the Bible. Each has a profound revealed meaning. He is Satan (Hebrew) because he is an adversary, especially one who plots against another.He is a demon (Greek, daimon) because he is a spiritual being possessed of extraordinary powers.

He is a devil (Greek, diabolos) because he accuses those he has deceived by charging them with the sins they committed. Given his deceptive character, we should expect him to hide his real designs. This most significant importance of shrewdness in identifying what may be a divine inspiration is actually a demonic influence. The best protection is humility of mind. The devil always poses intelligent reasons for what he urges people to do. Proud persons are no match for the devil.

As a deceiver, and knowing that humans must have a religion of some kind, the devil attempts to establish one based on the divinity of man and the supremacy of the State. Teaching that the government is the supreme power to which everything, even man’s conscience, must be subordinated.

Many of God’s children are deceived into believing that there is no higher power or law than that of the State. God and His law must be abolished and the State worshiped. Loyalty to the State is then elevated to the place of a religion.

The devil’s influence on the human masses is no doubt much more powerful than the seduction of individual men. Mass are more liable to suggestion. What we know of mass psychology makes us fear that, outside the Christian people, Satan’s influence on mankind is a very real fact.

The devil’s strategy is logical. He first approaches us with a suggestion in the imagination. This can grow into a specious reason in the mind. If dwelled on, it influences the will by motivating us to do something that is actually bad but apparently good. Thus deceit, hiding the real evil and falsehoods are basic to the devil’s technique.

The devil never reveals his true intentions, but masks his purpose under various disguises. He adapts himself to peoples’ temperaments and character, even to their tastes. If they are meek and submissive, he tries to seduce them along self-effacing lines.

If someone is bold and headstrong, then the devil urges them to evil under an aggressive form. If they are worldly and pleasure seeking, he will enter their door with temptations of the flesh. If they are prayerful and spiritual-minded, he will appear as an Angel of light. If they are emotional, he adjusts his tactics to where his intended victims give least resistance to their passions. If they are intellectual, he will accommodate himself and tempt them to pride and sins of the mind.

The devil uses human beings and human institutions as agents. Here we must be careful to distinguish different ways in which the evil spirit can operate in or through people on earth.

There are such things as possession, when the devil exerts his influence over a person by inner control of his body; and obsession, when he attacks their bodies from the outside. The victim’s liberty of soul always remains intact. Although the Church’s ritual for exorcism mentions as probable (not certain) signs of possession, it acknowledges certain phenomena like speaking or understanding an unknown language or showing strength above one’s natural capacity.

The Church warns against concluding hastily that a person is possessed by the devil. Many so called possessions (or obsessions) are no doubt to be attributed to illusion, hysteria or fraud. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that these experiences occur.

Completely different from possession or obsession is the devil’s capacity to so use people or human institutions. They become, in effect, instruments of a demonic will.

Satan summons innumerable demons and scatters them, some to one city and some to another, throughout the whole world, so no province, no state of life, no individual is overlooked.

Consider the address the devil makes to them. How he spurs them on to lay snares for men, to seek to shackle them. First they tempt us to covet riches so that they may more easily attain the empty honors of this world.

Next, comes pride. The devil’s strategy by which he can chain people to his will is to incite them to riches (whether material or otherwise). Thus in order to obtain honor and human recognition they are induced to pride. From these three steps the Evil One leads to all other vices.

This attachment is a form of virtual slavery. Held in the devil’s shackles, a person or group of persons (whether individually or collectively) becomes the unwitting tool of the powers of darkness.



The following 37 Bible references apply specifically to Devils and Demons most  generally accepted by Christians. The New International Version and the Douay Version are both used. Terms such as: Demon, Devil, Serpent, Evil Spirit, Satan, Evil one, Beelzebub, Legion, Enemy, Antichrist, Dragon, Beast, Stars of Heaven, Lion, Lawless One, False prophet, Powers of the dark world and Spiritual forces of evil.

GN 3:1 Now the SERPENT was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made.

GN 3:2 The woman said to the SERPENT, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden..."

GN 3:4 "You will not surely die," the SERPENT said to the woman.

GN 3:13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The SERPENT deceived me, and I ate."

GN 3:14   So the Lord God said to the SERPENT, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals!"

GN 49:17 There will be a SERPENT by the roadside, a viper along the path, that bites the horse’s heels so that its rider tumbles backward.

DT 32:17    They sacrificed to DEMONS, which are not God — gods they had not known...

JGS 9:23    God sent an EVIL SPIRIT between Abimelech and the citizen of Shechem, who acted treacherously against Abimelech.

1 SM 16:14 Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, and an EVIL SPIRIT from the Lord tormented him.

1 SM 16:15 Saul’s attendants said to him, "See, an EVIL SPIRIT from God is tormenting you."

1 SM 16:16 Let our Lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the harp. He will play when the EVIL SPIRIT from God comes upon you, and you will feel better."

1 SM 16:23 Whenever the Spirit from God came upon Saul, David would take his harp and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the EVIL SPIRIT would leave him.

1 SM 18:10 The next day an EVIL SPIRIT from God came forcefully upon Saul.

1 SM 19:9 But an EVIL SPIRIT from the Lord came upon Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand.

1 KGS 22:21 Finally, a SPIRIT came forward, stood before the Lord and said, "I will entice him."

1 KGS 22:22 "By what means?" the Lord asked. "I will go out and be a lying SPIRIT in the mouths of all his prophets," he said.

1 KGS 22:23 "So now the Lord has put a lying SPIRIT in the mouths of all these prophets of yours."

1 CHR 21:1 SATAN rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel.

JB 1:6 One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and SATAN also came with them.

JB 1:7 The Lord said to SATAN, "Where have you come from?" SATAN answered the Lord, "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it."

JB 1:8 Then the Lord said to SATAN, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil."

JB 1:9 "Does Job fear God for nothing?" SATAN replied.

JB 1:12 The Lord said to SATAN, "Very well, then, everything he has is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger." Then SATAN went out from the presence of the Lord.

JB 2:1 On another day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and SATAN also came with them to present himself before him.

JB 2:2 And the Lord said to SATAN, "Where have you come from?" SATAN answered the Lord, "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it."

JB 2:3 Then the Lord said to SATAN, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil."

JB 2:4 "Skin for skin!" SATAN replied. "A man will give all he has for his own life."

JB 2:6 The Lord said to SATAN, "Very well then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life."

JB 2:7 So SATAN went out from the presence of the Lord and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the top of his head.

PSS 106:37 They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to DEMONS.

ZEC 3:1 Then he showed me Joshua, the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and SATAN standing at his right side to accuse him.

ZEC 3:2 The Lord said to SATAN, "The Lord rebuke you, SATAN! The Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you!"

MT 4:1 Then Jesus was led by the SPIRIT into the desert to be tempted by the DEVIL.

MT 4:5 Then the DEVIL took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.

MT 4:8 Again, the DEVIL took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.

MT 4:10 Jesus said to him, "Away from me, SATAN! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’"

MT 4:11 Then the DEVIL left him, and angels came and attended him.

MT 5:37 Simply let your "Yes" be "Yes," and your "No," "No"; anything beyond this comes from the EVIL ONE.

MT 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the EVIL ONE.

MT 7:22 Many will say to me on that day, "Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out DEMONS and perform many miracles?"

MT 8:16 When evening came, many who were DEMON-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the SPIRITS with a word and healed all the sick.

MT 8:31 The DEMONS begged Jesus, "If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs."

MT 9:32 While they were going out, a man who was DEMON- possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus.

MT 9:33 And when the DEMON was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke.

MT 9:34 But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of DEMONS that he drives out DEMONS."

MT 10:1 He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out EVIL SPIRITS and to heal every disease and sickness.

MT 10:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out DEMONS.

MT 10:25     It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebub, how much more the members of his household!

MT 11:18     For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, "He has a DEMON."

MT 12:22     Then they brought him a DEMON-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could talk and see.

MT 12:24     But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "It is only by Beelzebub, the prince of DEMONS, that this fellow drives out DEMONS."

MT 12:26     If SATAN drives out SATAN, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?

MT 12:27     And if I drive out DEMONS by Beelzebub, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.

MT 12:28     But if I drive out DEMONS by the SPIRIT of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

MT 12:43     When an EVIL SPIRIT comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it.

MT 12:45     Then it goes and takes with it seven other SPIRITS more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.

MT 13:19     When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the EVIL ONE comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart.

MT 13:38     The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the EVIL ONE.

MT 13:39     ...and the enemy who sows them is the DEVIL. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

MT 15:22     A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from DEMON-possession."

MT 16:23     Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, SATAN!"

MT 17:18     Jesus rebuked the DEMON, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment.

MT 25:41     Then he will say to those on his left, "Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the DEVIL and his angels."

MK 1:13     And he was in the desert forty days, being tempted by SATAN. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.

MK 1:23     Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an EVIL SPIRIT cried out...

MK 1:26     The EVIL SPIRIT shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.

MK 1:27     The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, "What is this? A new teaching — and with authority! He even gives orders to EVIL SPIRITS and they obey him."

MK 1:32     That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and DEMON-possessed.

MK 1:34     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.

MK 1:39     So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out DEMONS.

MK 3:11     Whenever the EVIL SPIRITS saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God."

MK 3:15     ...and to have authority to drive out DEMONS.

MK 3:22     And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Beelzebub! By the prince of DEMONS he is driving out DEMONS."

MK 3:23     So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables: How can SATAN drive out SATAN?

MK 3:26     And if SATAN opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.

MK 3:30     He said this because they were saying, "He has an EVIL SPIRIT."

MK 4:15     Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, SATAN comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.

MK 5:2     When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an EVIL SPIRIT came from the tombs to meet him.

MK 5:8     For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of this man, you EVIL SPIRIT!"

MK 5:9     Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many."

MK 5:12     The DEMONS begged Jesus, "Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them."

MK 5:13     He gave them permission, and the EVIL 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.

MK 5:15     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.

MK 5:18     As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been DEMON-possessed begged to go with him.

MK 6:7     Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over EVIL SPIRITS.

MK 6:13     They drove out many DEMONS and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.

MK 7:25     In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an EVIL SPIRIT came and fell at his feet.

MK 7:26     The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the DEMON out of her daughter.

MK 7:29     Then he told her, "For such a reply, you may go; he DEMON has left your daughter."

MK 7:30     She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the DEMON gone.

MK 8:33     But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. "Get behind me, SATAN!" he said. "You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."

MK 9:17     A man in the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a SPIRIT that has robbed him of speech."

MK 9:18     "Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the SPIRIT, but they could not."

MK 9:20     So they brought him. When the SPIRIT saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.

MK 9:25     When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the EVIL SPIRIT. "You deaf and mute SPIRIT," he said, "I command you, come out of him and never enter him again."

MK 9:26     The SPIRIT shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out.

MK 9:38     "Teacher," said John, "we saw a man driving out DEMONS in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us."

MK 16:9     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.

MK 16:17     And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out DEMONS; they will speak in new tongues...

LK 4:2     Where for forty days he was tempted by the DEVIL. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.

LK 4:3     The DEVIL said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread."

LK 4:5     The DEVIL led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.

LK 4:9     The DEVIL led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. "If you are the Son of God," he said, "Throw yourself down from here."

LK 4:13     When the DEVIL had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.

LK 4:33     In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a DEMON, an EVIL SPIRIT. He cried out at the top of his voice...

LK 4:35     "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.

LK 4:36     All the people were amazed and said to each other, "What is this teaching? With authority and power he gives orders to EVIL SPIRITS and they come out!"

LK 4:41     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 Christ.

LK 6:18     ...who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by EVIL SPIRITS were cured...

LK 7:21     At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and EVIL SPIRITS, and gave sight to many who were blind.

LK 7:33     For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, "He has a DEMON."

LK 8:2     And also some women who had been cured of EVIL SPIRITS and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven DEMONS had come out...

LK 8:12     Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the DEVIL comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.

LK 8:27     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.

LK 8:29     For Jesus had commanded the EVIL 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.

LK 8:30     Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, because many DEMONS had gone into him.

LK 8:32     A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. The DEMONS begged Jesus to let them go into them, and he gave them permission.

LK 8:33     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.

LK 8:35     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.

LK     8:38 The man from whom the DEMONS had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying...

LK 9:1     When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all DEMONS and to cure diseases...

LK 9:39     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.

LK 9:42     Even while the boy was coming, the DEMON threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the EVIL SPIRIT...

LK 9:49     "Master," said John, "We saw a man driving out DEMONS in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us."

LK 10:17     The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the DEMONS submit to us in your name."

LK 10:18     He replied, "I saw SATAN fall like lightning from heaven."

LK 10:19     I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the ENEMY; nothing will harm you.

LK 10:20     However, do not rejoice that the SPIRITS submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

LK 11:14     Jesus was driving out a DEMON that was mute. When the DEMON left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed.

LK 11:15     But some of them said, "By Beelzebub, the prince of DEMONS, he is driving out DEMONS."

LK 11:18     If SATAN is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because you claim that I drive out DEMONS by Beelzebub.

LK 11:19     Now if I drive out DEMONS by Beelzebub, by whom do your followers drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.

LK 11:20     But if I drive out DEMONS by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you.

LK 11:24     When an EVIL SPIRIT comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it.

LK 11:26     Then it goes and takes seven other SPIRITS more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there.

LK 12:5     But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who,after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.

LK 13:11     And a woman was there who had been crippled by a SPIRIT for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.

LK 13:16     Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom SATAN has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?

LK 13:32     He replied, "Go tell that fox, I will drive out DEMONS and heal people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal."

LK 22:3     Then SATAN entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.

LK 22:31    Simon, Simon, SATAN has asked to sift you as wheat.

JN 7:20      "You are DEMON-possessed," the crowd answered. "Who is trying to kill you?"

JN 8:44      You belong to your father, the DEVIL, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

JN 8:48      The Jews answered him, "Aren’t we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and DEMON-possessed?"

JN 8:49      "I am not possessed by a DEMON," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me."

JN 10:21     But others said, "These are not the sayings of a man possessed by a DEMON. Can a DEMON open the eyes of the blind?"

JN 13:2      The evening meal was being served, and the DEVIL had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus.

JN 13:27     As soon as Judas took the bread, SATAN entered into him. "What you are about to do, do quickly," Jesus told him...

JN 17:15     My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the EVIL ONE.

ACTS 5:3    Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that SATAN has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?"

ACTS 5:16  Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by EVIL SPIRITS, and all of them were healed.

ACTS 8:7     With shrieks, EVIL SPIRITS came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples were healed.

ACTS 10:38 God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the DEVIL, because God  was with him.

ACTS 13:10     You are a child of the DEVIL and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery.

ACTS 16:16     Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a SPIRIT by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling.

ACTS 16:18     She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the SPIRIT, "In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!" At that moment the SPIRIT left her.

ACTS 19:12     So that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the EVIL SPIRITS left them.

ACTS 19:13     Some Jews who went around driving out EVIL SPIRITS tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were DEMON-possessed. They would say, "In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out."

ACTS 19:15     The EVIL SPIRIT answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?"

ACTS 19:16     Then the man who had the EVIL SPIRIT jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.

ACTS 23:8     The Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, and that there are neither angels nor SPIRITS, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.

ACTS 23:9     There was a great uproar, and some of the teachers of the law who were Pharisees stood up and argued vigorously. "We find nothing wrong with this man," they said. "What if a SPIRIT or an ANGEL has spoken to him?"

ACTS 26:18     To open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of SATAN to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.

ROM 8:38     For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor DEMONS, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers...

ROM 16:20     The God of peace will soon crush SATAN under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

1 COR 5:5     Hand this man over to SATAN, so that the sinful nature may be destroyed and his SPIRIT saved on the day of the Lord.

1 COR 7:5     Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that SATAN will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

1 COR 10:20     No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to DEMONS, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with DEMONS.

1 COR 10:21     You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of DEMONS too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of DEMONS.

2 COR 2:11     In order that SATAN might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

2 COR 11:14     And no wonder, for SATAN himself masquerades as an angel of light.

2 COR 12:7     To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of SATAN, to torment me.

EPH 2:2         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.

EPH 4:27     And do not give the DEVIL a foothold.

EPH 6:11     Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the DEVIL’S schemes.

EPH 6:12     For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the SPIRITUAL FORCES OF EVIL in the heavenly realms.

EPH 6:16     In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the EVIL ONE.

1 THES 2:18     For we wanted to come to you — certainly I, Paul, did, again and again — but SATAN stopped us.

2 THES 2:9     The coming of the LAWLESS ONE will be in accordance with the work of SATAN displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders...

2 THES 3:3     But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the EVIL ONE.

1 TM 1:20      Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to SATAN to be taught not to blaspheme.

1 TM 3:6       He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the DEVIL.

1 TM 3:7      He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the DEVIL’S trap.

1 TM 4:1     The SPIRIT clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving SPIRITS and things taught by DEMONS.

1 TM 5:15     Some have in fact already turned away to follow SATAN.

2 TM 2:26     And that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the DEVIL, who has taken them captive to do his will.

HEB 2:14     Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death — that is, the DEVIL.

JAS 2:19     You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the DEMONS believe that — and shudder.

JAS 3:15     Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the DEVIL.

JAS 4:7     Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the DEVIL, and he will flee from you.

1 PT 5:8      Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the DEVIL prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

1 JN 2:13     I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the EVIL ONE. I write to you, dear children, because you have known the Father.

1 JN 2:14     I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the EVIL ONE.

1 JN 2:18     Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the ANTICHRIST is coming, even now many ANTICHRISTS have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.

1 JN 2:22     Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. such a man is the ANTICHRIST — he denies the Father and the Son.

1 JN 3:8      He who does what is sinful is of the DEVIL, because the DEVIL has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the DEVIL’S work.

1 JN 3:10    This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the DEVIL are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.

1 JN 3:12     Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the EVIL ONE and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous.

1 JN 4:3      But every SPIRIT that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the SPIRIT of the ANTICHRIST, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

1 JN 5:18     We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the EVIL ONE cannot harm him.

1 JN 5:19     We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the EVIL ONE.

2 JN 1:7     Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the ANTICHRIST.

Jude 1:9     But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the DEVIL about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him...

RV 2:9     I know your afflictions and your poverty — yet you are rich! I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of SATAN.

RV 2:10     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 the crown of life.

RV 2:13     I know where you live — where SATAN has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city — where SATAN lives.

RV 3:9      I will make those who are of the synagogue of SATAN, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars —I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.

RV 9:20     The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping DEMONS, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood — idols that cannot see or hear or walk.

RV 12:3     Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red DRAGON with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads.

RV 12:4     His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The DRAGON stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born.

RV 12:7     And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the DRAGON, and the DRAGON and his angels fought back.

RV 12:9     The great DRAGON was hurled down — that ancient SERPENT called the DEVIL, or SATAN, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

RV 12:12     Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the DEVIL has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.

RV 12:13     When the DRAGON saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.

RV 12:15     Then from his mouth the SERPENT spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent.

RV 12:16     But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the DRAGON had spewed out of his mouth.

RV 12:17     Then the DRAGON was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring — those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.

RV 13:1     And the DRAGON stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.

RV 13:2     The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The DRAGON gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.

RV 13:4     Men worshiped the DRAGON because he had given authority to the BEAST, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, "Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?"

RV 13:11     Then I saw another BEAST, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a DRAGON.

RV 16:13     Then I saw three EVIL SPIRITS that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the DRAGON, out of the mouth of the BEAST a and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

RV 16:14     They are SPIRITS of DEMONS performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.

RV 18:2     With a mighty voice he shouted: "Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a home for DEMONS and a haunt for every EVIL SPIRIT, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird."

RV 20:2     He seized the DRAGON, that ancient SERPENT, who is the DEVIL, or SATAN, and bound him for a thousand years.

RV 20:7     When the thousand years are over, SATAN will be released from his prison.

RV 20:10     And the DEVIL, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

BAR 4:7     For you have provoked him who made you, the eternal God, offering sacrifice to DEVILS, and not to God.

BAR 4:35     For fire shall come upon her from the Eternal, long to endure, she shall be inhabited by DEVILS for a great time.

TB 6:16     Then the angel Raphael said to him: "Hear me, and I will show thee who they are, over whom the DEVIL can prevail."

TB 6:17     As to shut out God from themselves and from their mind, and to give themselves to their lust, as the horse and mule which have not understanding, over them the DEVIL hath power.

TB 6:19     And the DEVIL shall be driven away.

TB 8:3      Then the angel Raphael took the DEVIL, and bound him in the desert of upper Egypt.

TB 12:3     He conducted me and brought me safe again, he received the money of Gabelus, he caused me to have my wife, and he chased from her the EVIL SPIRIT.

TB 12:14     And now the Lord hath sent me to heal thee, and to deliver Sara, the son’s wife from the DEVIL.

WIS 2:24     But by the envy of the DEVIL, death entered the world, and they who are in his possession experience it.

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