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43 Bible Verses about Demons

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Luke 8:30

So Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion," because many demons had entered into him.

1 Corinthians 10:21

You are not able to drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You are not able to share the table of the Lord and the table of demons.

1 Corinthians 10:20

[No], but that [the things] which they sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to become sharers with demons.

Matthew 8:31

So the demons implored him, saying, "If you are going to expel us, send us into the herd of pigs."

Mark 5:12

and they implored him, saying, "Send us to the pigs so that we may enter into them."

Acts 19:15

But the evil spirit answered [and] said to them, "Jesus I know, and Paul I am acquainted with, but who are you?"

Matthew 12:45

Then it goes and brings along with itself seven other spirits more evil than itself, and [they] go in [and] live there. And the last [state] of that person becomes worse than the first. So it will be for this evil generation also!"

Revelation 16:14

For they are the spirits of demons performing signs that go out to the kings of the whole inhabited world, to gather them for the battle of the great day of God the All-Powerful.

Mark 9:38

John said to him, "Teacher, we saw someone expelling demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us."

Acts 19:13

But some itinerant Jewish exorcists also attempted to pronounce the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, "I adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches!"

Luke 8:2

and some women who had been healed of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (who was called Magdalene), from whom seven demons had gone out,

Luke 8:27

And [as] he got out on the land, a certain man from the town met [him] who had demons and for a considerable time had not worn clothes and did not live in a house, but among the tombs.

Matthew 8:28

And [when] he came to the other side, to the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from among the tombs met him, very violent, so that no one was able to pass by along that road.

Mark 5:9

And he was asking him "{What is your name}?" And he said to him, "My name [is] Legion, because we are many."

Matthew 7:22

On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many miracles in your name?'

Deuteronomy 32:17

They sacrificed to the demons, not God, [to] gods whom they had not known, new [gods] [who] came from recent times; {their ancestors had not known them}.

Matthew 8:29

And behold, they cried out, saying, "{What do you have to do with us}, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?"

Psalm 106:37

They even sacrificed their sons and daughters to the demons,

From Thematic Bible


Demons » Cast out of men

Acts 16:18

And she was doing this for many days. But Paul, becoming greatly annoyed and turning around, said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!" And it came out {immediately}.

Acts 19:12

so that even handkerchiefs or work aprons {that had touched his skin} were carried away to those who were sick, and [their] diseases left them and the evil spirits came out [of them].

Matthew 15:28

Then Jesus answered [and] said to her, "O woman, your faith [is] great! Let it be done for you as you want." And her daughter was healed from that hour.

Demons » Confess Christ » Worship of

Revelation 9:20

And the rest of humanity who were not killed by these plagues did not repent of the works of their hands, {in order not to worship} the demons and the gold and silver and bronze and stone and wooden idols, which are able neither to see nor to hear nor to walk,

2 Chronicles 11:15

And he appointed his own priests for the high places and for the goat idols and for the bull calves that he had made.

Leviticus 17:7

And {they may no longer sacrifice} their sacrifices to the goat-idols after which they were prostituting. This is {a lasting statute} for them {throughout} their generations." '

Deuteronomy 32:17

They sacrificed to the demons, not God, [to] gods whom they had not known, new [gods] [who] came from recent times; {their ancestors had not known them}.

Psalm 106:37

They even sacrificed their sons and daughters to the demons,

Demons » Worship of

2 Chronicles 11:15

And he appointed his own priests for the high places and for the goat idols and for the bull calves that he had made.

1 Corinthians 10:20-21

[No], but that [the things] which they sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to become sharers with demons. You are not able to drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You are not able to share the table of the Lord and the table of demons.

Leviticus 17:7

And {they may no longer sacrifice} their sacrifices to the goat-idols after which they were prostituting. This is {a lasting statute} for them {throughout} their generations." '

Deuteronomy 32:17

They sacrificed to the demons, not God, [to] gods whom they had not known, new [gods] [who] came from recent times; {their ancestors had not known them}.

Demons » Punishment of

Jude 1:6

And [the] angels who did not keep to their own domain but deserted their proper dwelling place, he has kept in eternal bonds under deep gloom for the judgment of the great day,

Matthew 8:29

And behold, they cried out, saying, "{What do you have to do with us}, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?"

Luke 8:28

And [when he] saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, "{What do I have to do with you}, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me!"

More verses: Revelation 12:7-9

Demons » Testify to the divinity of jesus

Matthew 8:29

And behold, they cried out, saying, "{What do you have to do with us}, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?"

Mark 3:11

And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, were falling down before him and crying out, saying, "You are the Son of God!"

Acts 19:15

But the evil spirit answered [and] said to them, "Jesus I know, and Paul I am acquainted with, but who are you?"

Luke 8:28

And [when he] saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, "{What do I have to do with you}, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me!"

Mark 1:23-24

And so then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, saying, "{Leave us alone}, Jesus the Nazarene! Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!"

More verses: Mark 5:7

Demons » The epileptic boy

Matthew 17:14-18

And [when they] came to the crowd, a man approached him, kneeling down before him and saying, "Lord, have mercy on my son, because he has seizures and suffers severely, for often he falls into the fire and often into the water. And I brought him to your disciples, and they were not able to heal him." read more.
And Jesus answered [and] said, "O unbelieving and perverse generation! {How long} will I be with you? {How long} must I put up with you? Bring him here to me!" And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him and the boy was healed from that hour.

Mark 9:17-27

And one [individual] from the crowd answered him, "Teacher, I brought to you my son who has {a spirit that makes him mute}. And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down and he foams at the mouth and grinds his teeth and becomes paralyzed. And I told your disciples that they should expel it, and they were not able [to do so]. And he answered them [and] said, "O unbelieving generation! {How long} will I be with you? {How long} must I put up with you? Bring him to me!" read more.
And they brought him to him. And [when he] saw him, the spirit immediately convulsed him, and falling on the ground, he began to roll around, foaming at the mouth. And he asked his father how long it was since this had been happening to him. And he said, "From childhood. And often it has thrown him both into fire and into water, in order that it could destroy him. But if you are able [to do] anything, have compassion on us [and] help us!" But Jesus said to him, "If you are able! All [things] [are] possible for the one who believes!" Immediately the father of the child cried out [and] said, "I believe! Help my unbelief!" Now [when] Jesus saw that a crowd was running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "Mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and enter into him no more!" And it came out, screaming and convulsing [him] greatly, and he became as if [he were] dead, so that most [of them] said, "He has died!" But Jesus took hold of his hand [and] raised him up, and he stood up.

Luke 9:37-42

Now it happened that on the next day, [when] they had come down from the mountain, a large crowd met him. And behold, a man from the crowd cried out, saying, "Teacher, I beg you to look with concern on my son, because he is my only [son]! And behold, a spirit seizes him and suddenly he screams, and it convulses him with foam and rarely withdraws from him, battering him severely. read more.
And I begged your disciples that they would expel it, and they were not able [to do so]." So Jesus answered [and] said, "O unbelieving and perverted generation! {How long} will I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here!" And [while] he was still approaching, the demon threw him down and convulsed [him]. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.

Demons » Jesus falsely accused of being possessed of

John 10:20

And many of them were saying, "He has a demon and is out of his mind! Why do you listen to him?"

Mark 3:22-30

And the scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying, "He is possessed by Beelzebul!" and "By the ruler of the demons he expels the demons!" And he called them to himself [and] was speaking to them in parables, "How can Satan expel Satan? And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom is not able to stand. read more.
And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he is not able to stand, but is at an end! But no one is able to enter into the house of a strong [man] [and] plunder his property unless he first ties up the strong [man], and then he can thoroughly plunder his house. "Truly I say to you that all the sins and the blasphemies will be forgiven the sons of men, however much they blaspheme. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit does not have forgiveness {forever}, but is guilty of [an] eternal sin"-- because they were saying, "He has an unclean spirit."

John 8:48

The Jews answered and said to him, "Do we not correctly say that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?"

Demons » Possession by, instances of » saul

1 Samuel 18:10-11

{On} [the] next day, the evil spirit from God rushed upon Saul, and he prophesied in the middle of the house. Now David was playing [the lyre] with his hand on [that] day {as usual}, and the spear was in Saul's hand. Then Saul hurled the spear and thought, "{I will pin David to the wall}." But David eluded him twice.

1 Samuel 16:14-23

Now the Spirit of Yahweh departed from Saul and an evil spirit from Yahweh tormented him. So the servants of Saul said to him, "Look please, an evil spirit from God [is] tormenting you. Please, let our lord command your servants [who are] before you! Let them seek a man skilled in playing on the lyre. {When} the evil spirit from God [is] upon you, he can play {on it} and {you will feel better}." read more.
So Saul said to his servants, "Please select a man {who plays a stringed instrument well} and bring [him] to me." One of the servants answered and said, "Look, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite [who is] skillful in playing a stringed instrument, a {brave man, a warrior, prudent in speech, and handsome}. And Yahweh [is] with him." So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, "Send me David your son who [is] with the sheep." And Jesse took a donkey [loaded with] bread and a skin of wine and one {young goat} and sent [them] to Saul by the hand of David his son. So David came to Saul and {entered his service}. He loved him greatly and {he became Saul's armor bearer}. Then Saul sent [word] to Jesse, saying, "Please let David stand before me, because he has found favor {in my sight}." So whenever the [evil] spirit from God came to Saul, David would take the stringed instrument and play it with his hand. Then {it would bring relief} for Saul; {he would feel better} and the evil spirit would depart from him.

1 Samuel 19:9-10

Then the evil spirit from Yahweh came upon Saul while he was sitting in his house [with] his spear in his hand. And David [was] playing a stringed instrument in [his] hand. So Saul tried {to pin David to the wall with the spear}, but {he eluded Saul}, so that he struck the spear into the wall, and David fled and escaped that [same] night.

Demons » To be judged at the general judgment

Jude 1:6

And [the] angels who did not keep to their own domain but deserted their proper dwelling place, he has kept in eternal bonds under deep gloom for the judgment of the great day,

Matthew 8:29

And behold, they cried out, saying, "{What do you have to do with us}, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?"

Demons » Cast out by jesus

Matthew 4:24

And a report about him went out {throughout} Syria, and they brought to him all those {who were sick} with various diseases and afflicted by torments, demon-possessed and epileptics and paralytics, and he healed them.

Matthew 8:16

Now [when it] was evening, they brought to him many who were demon-possessed, and he expelled the spirits with a word. And he healed all {those who were sick},

Luke 4:41

And demons also were coming out of many, crying out and saying, "You are the Son of God!" And he rebuked [them] [and] did not permit them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.

Demons » Forbidden worship

Revelation 9:20

And the rest of humanity who were not killed by these plagues did not repent of the works of their hands, {in order not to worship} the demons and the gold and silver and bronze and stone and wooden idols, which are able neither to see nor to hear nor to walk,

Leviticus 17:7

And {they may no longer sacrifice} their sacrifices to the goat-idols after which they were prostituting. This is {a lasting statute} for them {throughout} their generations." '

Zechariah 13:2

{And then}, on that day,' {declares} Yahweh of hosts, 'I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered; and also the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness I will banish from the land.

Demons » The daughter of the syrophoenician woman

Matthew 15:22-29

And behold, a Canaanite woman from that district came [and] cried out, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter [is] severely possessed by a demon!" But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came up [and] asked him, saying, "Send her away, because she is crying out after us!" But he answered [and] said, "I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." read more.
But she came [and] knelt down before him, saying, "Lord, help me!" And he answered [and] said, "It is not right to take the children's bread and throw [it] to the dogs!" So she said, "Yes, Lord, for even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table." Then Jesus answered [and] said to her, "O woman, your faith [is] great! Let it be done for you as you want." And her daughter was healed from that hour. And departing from there, Jesus went along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up on the mountain [and] was sitting there.

Mark 7:25-30

But immediately a woman whose young daughter was possessed by an unclean spirit, [when she] heard about him, came [and] fell down at his feet, Now the woman was a Greek--a Syrophoenician by nationality--and she was asking him that he would expel the demon from her daughter. And he said to her, "Let the children be satisfied first, for it is not right to take the children's bread and throw [it] to the dogs!" read more.
But she answered and said to him, "Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs." And he said to her, "Because of this statement, go! The demon has gone out of your daughter." And [when she] went to her home, she found the child lying on the bed and the demon gone.

Demons » Power over, given the disciples

Demons » The man in the synagogue

Mark 1:23-26

And so then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, saying, "{Leave us alone}, Jesus the Nazarene! Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!" And Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!" read more.
And [after] convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, the unclean spirit came out of him.

Luke 4:33-35

And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, "Ha! {Leave us alone}, Jesus the Nazarene! Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!" And Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent and come out of him!" And [after] throwing him down in their midst, the demon came out of him without hurting him at all.

Demons » Two men of the gergesenes (gadarenes, gerasenes)

Matthew 8:28-34

And [when] he came to the other side, to the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from among the tombs met him, very violent, so that no one was able to pass by along that road. And behold, they cried out, saying, "{What do you have to do with us}, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?" Now a long way from them a large herd of pigs was feeding. read more.
So the demons implored him, saying, "If you are going to expel us, send us into the herd of pigs." And he said to them, "Go!" So they departed [and] went into the pigs, and behold, the whole herd rushed headlong down the steep slope into the sea and drowned in the water. Now the herdsmen fled and went into the town [and] reported everything, including the things concerning the demon-possessed men. And behold, the whole town came out to meet Jesus, and [when they] saw him, they implored [him] that he would depart from their region.

Mark 5:2-20

And [as] he was getting out of the boat, immediately from the tombs a man with an unclean spirit went to meet him, who {lived} among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him any longer, not even with a chain, because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him, and the shackles had been shattered. And no one was strong [enough] to subdue him. read more.
And during every night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was crying out and cutting himself with stones. And [when he] saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and knelt down before him. And crying out with a loud voice he said, "{What have I to do with you}, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore you by God, do not torment me!" (For he was saying to him, "Come out of the man, unclean spirit!") And he was asking him "{What is your name}?" And he said to him, "My name [is] Legion, because we are many." And he was imploring him many [times] that he would not send them out of the region. Now a large herd of pigs was there at the hill feeding, and they implored him, saying, "Send us to the pigs so that we may enter into them." And he permitted them. And the unclean spirits came out [and] entered into the pigs, and the herd--about two thousand--rushed headlong down the steep slope into the sea and were drowned in the sea. And their herdsmen fled and reported [it] in the town and in the countryside, and they came to see what it was that had happened. And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man sitting [there] clothed and in his right mind--the one who had had the legion--and they were afraid. And those who had seen [it] described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man, and about the pigs. And they began to urge him to depart from their region. And [as] he was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed began to implore him that he could go with him. And he did not permit him, but said to him, "Go to your home to your [people] and tell them all that the Lord has done for you, and [that] he has had mercy on you." And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis all that Jesus had done for him, and they were all astonished.

Demons » Cast out » By paul

Acts 19:12

so that even handkerchiefs or work aprons {that had touched his skin} were carried away to those who were sick, and [their] diseases left them and the evil spirits came out [of them].

Acts 16:16-18

And it happened that [as] we were going to the place of prayer, a certain female slave who had a spirit of divination met us, who was bringing a large profit to her owners [by] fortune-telling. She followed Paul and us [and] was crying out, saying, "These men are slaves of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you the way of salvation!" And she was doing this for many days. But Paul, becoming greatly annoyed and turning around, said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!" And it came out {immediately}.

Demons » The deaf and blind man

Matthew 12:22

Then a demon-possessed man [who was] blind and mute was brought to him. And he healed him so that the [man who was] mute could speak and see.

Demons » Cast out » By the disciples

Mark 9:38

John said to him, "Teacher, we saw someone expelling demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us."

Demons » Mary magdalene

Luke 8:2-3

and some women who had been healed of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (who was called Magdalene), from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna the wife of Chuza (Herod's household manager), and Susanna, and many others who were helping to support them from their possessions.

Demons » Disciples could not expel

Mark 9:18

And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down and he foams at the mouth and grinds his teeth and becomes paralyzed. And I told your disciples that they should expel it, and they were not able [to do so].

Mark 9:28-29

And [after] he had entered into the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why were we not able to expel it?" And he said to them, "This kind can come out by nothing except by prayer."

Demons » Messages given false prophets by

1 Kings 22:21-23

Then a spirit came out and stood before Yahweh and said, 'I will entice him,' and Yahweh said to him, 'How?' He said, 'I will go out and I will be a false spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And he said, 'You shall entice and succeed, go out and do so.' So then, see that Yahweh has placed a false spirit in the mouth of all of these your prophets, and Yahweh has spoken disaster concerning you."

Demons » Parable of the man repossessed by unclean spirits

Matthew 12:43-45

"Now whenever an unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it travels through waterless places searching for rest, and does not find [it]. Then it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came out.' And [when it] arrives it finds [the house] unoccupied and swept and put in order. Then it goes and brings along with itself seven other spirits more evil than itself, and [they] go in [and] live there. And the last [state] of that person becomes worse than the first. So it will be for this evil generation also!"

Demons » Sceva's sons exorcise

Acts 19:13-16

But some itinerant Jewish exorcists also attempted to pronounce the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, "I adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches!" (Now seven sons of a certain Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.) But the evil spirit answered [and] said to them, "Jesus I know, and Paul I am acquainted with, but who are you?" read more.
And the man {who had the evil spirit} leaped on them, subdued all of them, [and] prevailed against them, so that they ran away from that house naked and wounded.

Demons » The herd of swine

Matthew 8:30-32

Now a long way from them a large herd of pigs was feeding. So the demons implored him, saying, "If you are going to expel us, send us into the herd of pigs." And he said to them, "Go!" So they departed [and] went into the pigs, and behold, the whole herd rushed headlong down the steep slope into the sea and drowned in the water.

Demons » The deaf man

Matthew 9:32-33

Now [as] they were going away, behold, they brought to him a demon-possessed man [who was] unable to speak. And [after] the demon had been expelled, the one who had been mute spoke, and the crowds were astonished, saying, "{This has never been seen before} in Israel!"

Demons » Believe and tremble

Demons » Adversaries of men

Matthew 12:45

Then it goes and brings along with itself seven other spirits more evil than itself, and [they] go in [and] live there. And the last [state] of that person becomes worse than the first. So it will be for this evil generation also!"

Demons » Cast out » By peter

Demons » Sent to foment trouble between abimelech and the shechemites

Judges 9:23

And God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the lords of Shechem, and the lords of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech,

Demons » Cast out » By philip

Acts 8:7

For many of those who had unclean spirits, they were coming out [of them], crying out with a loud voice, and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.

Fear of God » Instances of guilty fear » Demons

Legion » Demons

Mark 5:15

And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man sitting [there] clothed and in his right mind--the one who had had the legion--and they were afraid.

Mark 5:9

And he was asking him "{What is your name}?" And he said to him, "My name [is] Legion, because we are many."

Topics on Demons

Casting Out Demons

41;3;15

and to have authority to expel demons.

Demons Causing Illness

41;9;17-27

And one [individual] from the crowd answered him, "Teacher, I brought to you my son who has {a spirit that makes him mute}.

Demons Causing Torment

9;16;14-16

Now the Spirit of Yahweh departed from Saul and an evil spirit from Yahweh tormented him.

Demons Entering

43;13;27

And after the piece of bread, then Satan entered into him. Then Jesus said to him, "What you are doing, do quickly!"

Demons Harming Individuals

41;5;5

And during every night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was crying out and cutting himself with stones.

Demons, Christ's Authority

49;1;19-22

and what [is] the surpassing greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty strength

Demons, Delivered From

41;5;15

And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man sitting [there] clothed and in his right mind--the one who had had the legion--and they were afraid.

Demons, Evil Work Of

9;16;14

Now the Spirit of Yahweh departed from Saul and an evil spirit from Yahweh tormented him.

Demons, Exorcism Of

42;13;32

And he said to them, "Go [and] tell that fox, 'Behold, I am expelling demons and performing healings today and tomorrow, and on the third [day] I will complete [my work].'

demons, Kinds of

5;32;17

They sacrificed to the demons, not God, [to] gods whom they had not known, new [gods] [who] came from recent times; {their ancestors had not known them}.

Demons, Nature Of

42;10;17-18

And the seventy-two returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!"

Demons, Punishment Of

66;20;10

And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulphur, where the beast and the false prophet also [are], and they will be tormented day and night {forever and ever}.

Jesus Casting Out Demons

40;4;10

Then Jesus said to him, "Go away, Satan, for it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God and serve only him.'"

Judgment Of Demons

26;28;16

In the abundance of your trading, they filled the midst of you [with] violence, and you sinned; and I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and I expelled you, [the] guardian cherub, from the midst of [the] stones of fire.

People Casting Out Demons

40;10;8

Heal those who are sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, expel demons. Freely you have received; freely give.