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Serpents

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Numbers 21:6

The LORD sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.

Proverbs 30:19

The way of an eagle in the sky, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the middle of the sea, And the way of a man with a maid.

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Genesis 3:14

The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life;

Exodus 7:9

"When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, 'Work a miracle,' then you shall say to Aaron, 'Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a serpent.'"

Numbers 21:6-9

The LORD sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. So the people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned, because we have spoken against the LORD and you; intercede with the LORD, that He may remove the serpents from us." And Moses interceded for the people. Then the LORD said to Moses, "Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live." read more.
And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

Mark 16:18

they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."

Acts 28:3-6

But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened itself on his hand. When the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they began saying to one another, "Undoubtedly this man is a murderer, and though he has been saved from the sea, justice has not allowed him to live." However he shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm. read more.
But they were expecting that he was about to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had waited a long time and had seen nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and began to say that he was a god.

Proverbs 23:31

Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly;

Isaiah 14:29

"Do not rejoice, O Philistia, all of you, Because the rod that struck you is broken; For from the serpent's root a viper will come out, And its fruit will be a flying serpent.

John 3:14-16

"As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Genesis 49:17

"Dan shall be a serpent in the way, A horned snake in the path, That bites the horse's heels, So that his rider falls backward.

Proverbs 23:31-32

Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly; At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper.

Psalm 58:3-4

The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth. They have venom like the venom of a serpent; Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,

Numbers 21:9

And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

John 3:14-15

"As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.

Deuteronomy 32:33

"Their wine is the venom of serpents, And the deadly poison of cobras.

Psalm 58:4

They have venom like the venom of a serpent; Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,

Psalm 91:13

You will tread upon the lion and cobra, The young lion and the serpent you will trample down.

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Conviction » Instances of » The israelites » Complaints » Serpents

Numbers 21:7

So the people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned, because we have spoken against the LORD and you; intercede with the LORD, that He may remove the serpents from us." And Moses interceded for the people.

Highways » Infested with » Serpents

Genesis 49:17

"Dan shall be a serpent in the way, A horned snake in the path, That bites the horse's heels, So that his rider falls backward.

Israel » Scoured » Serpents » Poisonous

Numbers 21:4-9

Then they set out from Mount Hor by the way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the people became impatient because of the journey. The people spoke against God and Moses, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this miserable food." The LORD sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. read more.
So the people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned, because we have spoken against the LORD and you; intercede with the LORD, that He may remove the serpents from us." And Moses interceded for the people. Then the LORD said to Moses, "Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live." And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

Reptiles » Serpents

Exodus 7:10

So Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and thus they did just as the LORD had commanded; and Aaron threw his staff down before Pharaoh and his servants, and it became a serpent.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of the devil

Serpents » Evil men compared to

Psalm 58:4

They have venom like the venom of a serpent; Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,

Matthew 12:34

"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.

Luke 3:7

So he began saying to the crowds who were going out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Serpents » Often sent as a punishment

Deuteronomy 32:24

'They will be wasted by famine, and consumed by plague And bitter destruction; And the teeth of beasts I will send upon them, With the venom of crawling things of the dust.

Numbers 21:6

The LORD sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.

Serpents » Doomed to eat their food mingled with dust

Genesis 3:14

The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life;

Micah 7:17

They will lick the dust like a serpent, Like reptiles of the earth They will come trembling out of their fortresses; To the LORD our God they will come in dread And they will be afraid before You.

Isaiah 65:25

"The wolf and the lamb will graze together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; and dust will be the serpent's food They will do no evil or harm in all My holy mountain," says the LORD.

Serpents » Miracles connected with » Moses' rod turned into

Exodus 7:9

"When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, 'Work a miracle,' then you shall say to Aaron, 'Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a serpent.'"

Exodus 4:3

Then He said, "Throw it on the ground." So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it.

Exodus 7:15

"Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he is going out to the water, and station yourself to meet him on the bank of the Nile; and you shall take in your hand the staff that was turned into a serpent.

Serpents » Illustrative » (poisonous bite of,) of baneful effects of wine

Proverbs 23:32

At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper.

Serpents » Many kinds of poisonous

Psalm 58:4

They have venom like the venom of a serpent; Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,

Deuteronomy 32:24

'They will be wasted by famine, and consumed by plague And bitter destruction; And the teeth of beasts I will send upon them, With the venom of crawling things of the dust.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of enemies who harass and destroy

Jeremiah 8:17

"For behold, I am sending serpents against you, Adders, for which there is no charm, And they will bite you," declares the LORD.

Isaiah 14:29

"Do not rejoice, O Philistia, all of you, Because the rod that struck you is broken; For from the serpent's root a viper will come out, And its fruit will be a flying serpent.

Serpents » Characterized as subtle

Serpents » Miracles connected with » Power over, given to the disciples

Mark 16:18

they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."

Serpents » Called crooked

Isaiah 27:1

In that day the LORD will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, With His fierce and great and mighty sword, Even Leviathan the twisted serpent; And He will kill the dragon who lives in the sea.

Serpents » Were often enchanted or fascinated

Ecclesiastes 10:11

If the serpent bites before being charmed, there is no profit for the charmer.

Serpents » Infest » Hedges

Ecclesiastes 10:8

He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall.

Serpents » Infest » Deserts

Deuteronomy 8:15

"He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint.

Serpents » Miracles connected with » Israelites cured by looking at one of brass

Numbers 21:8-9

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live." And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of the tribe of dan

Genesis 49:17

"Dan shall be a serpent in the way, A horned snake in the path, That bites the horse's heels, So that his rider falls backward.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of hypocrites

Serpents » Dangerous to travellers

Genesis 49:17

"Dan shall be a serpent in the way, A horned snake in the path, That bites the horse's heels, So that his rider falls backward.

Serpents » Doomed to creep on their belly

Genesis 3:14

The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life;

Serpents » Man's aversion and hatred to

Serpents » Cursed above all creatures

Genesis 3:14

The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life;

Serpents » Unclean and unfit for food

Matthew 7:10

"Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?

Serpents » Illustrative » (sharp tongue of,) of malice of the wicked

Serpents » Produced from eggs

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch adders' eggs and weave the spider's web; He who eats of their eggs dies, And from that which is crushed a snake breaks forth.

Serpents » Infest » Holes in walls

Amos 5:19

As when a man flees from a lion And a bear meets him, Or goes home, leans his hand against the wall And a snake bites him.

Serpents » All kinds of, can be tamed

Serpents » Created by God

Titles and names of the wicked » Serpents

Wicked people » Compared with » Serpents

Psalm 58:4

They have venom like the venom of a serpent; Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,

Wicked, the, are compared to » Serpents

Psalm 58:4

They have venom like the venom of a serpent; Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,



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