Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to a riverside, where we were supposing that there would be a place of prayer; and we sat down and began speaking to the women who had assembled.
She continued doing this for many days. But Paul was greatly annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, “I command you
in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!” And it came out at that very moment.
Now there was a man named Simon, who formerly was practicing
magic in the city and astonishing the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great;
Then Pharaoh also
called for the wise men and the sorcerers, and they also, the magicians of Egypt, did the same with their secret arts.
If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder,
“When you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to
imitate the detestable things of those nations.
1 Samuel 28:7
Then Saul said to his servants, “Seek for me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her.” And his servants said to him, “Behold,
there is a woman who is a medium at En-dor.”
1 Chronicles 10:13
So Saul died for his trespass which he committed against the Lord, because of the word of the Lord which he did not keep; and also because he asked counsel of a medium, making inquiry of it,
When they say to you, “
Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter,” should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living?
sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,
2 Timothy 3:8
Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith.
For a man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of
Artemis, was bringing no little business to the craftsmen;
1 Timothy 6:10
the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
2 Peter 2:3
and in their
greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more—
“You shall not allow a
sorceress to live.
‘Do not turn to
mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.