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Theasaurus: Demons

41 Bible Verses about Demons

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Luke 8:30

"What is your name?" Jesus asked him. "Legion," he replied--because a great number of demons had entered into him;

1 Corinthians 10:21

You cannot drink the Lord's cup and the cup of demons: you cannot be joint-partakers both in the table of the Lord and in the table of demons.

1 Corinthians 10:20

No, but that which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, not to God; and I would not have you have fellowship with one another through the demons.

Matthew 8:31

So the demons entreated Him. "If Thou drivest us out," they said, "send us into the herd of swine."

Mark 5:12

So they besought Jesus. "Send us to the swine," they said, "so that we may enter into them."

Acts 19:15

"Jesus I know," the evil spirit answered, "and Paul I have heard of, but who are you?"

Matthew 12:45

Then he goes and brings back with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they come in and dwell there; and in the end that man's condition becomes worse than it was at first. So will it be also with the present wicked generation."

Revelation 16:14

For they are the spirits of demons working marvels--spirits that go out to control the kings of the whole earth, to assemble them for the battle which is to take place on the great day of God, the Ruler of all.

Mark 9:38

"Rabbi," said John to Him, "we saw a man making use of your name to expel demons, and we tried to hinder him, on the ground that he did not follow us."

Acts 19:13

But there were also some wandering Jewish exorcists who undertook to invoke the name of Jesus over those who had the evil spirits, saying, "I command you by that Jesus whom Paul preaches."

Luke 8:2

and certain women whom He had delivered from evil spirits and various diseases--Mary of Magdala, out of whom seven demons had come,

Luke 8:27

Here, on landing, He was met by one of the townsmen who was possessed by demons--for a long time he had not put on any garment, nor did he live in a house, but in the tombs.

Matthew 8:28

On His arrival at the other side, in the country of the Gadarenes, there met Him two men possessed by demons, coming from among the tombs: they were so dangerously fierce that no one was able to pass that way.

Mark 5:9

Jesus also questioned him. "What is your name?" He said. "Legion," he replied, "for there are a host of us."

Matthew 7:22

Many will say to me on that day, "'Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Thy name, and in Thy name expelled demons, and in Thy name performed many mighty works?'

Matthew 8:29

They cried aloud, "What hast Thou to do with us, Thou Son of God? Hast Thou come here to torment us before the time?"

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Demons » Cast out of men

Acts 5:16

The inhabitants, too, of the towns in the neighbourhood of Jerusalem came in crowds, bringing sick persons and some who were harassed by foul spirits, and they were cured, one and all.

Acts 16:18

This she persisted in for a considerable time, until Paul, wearied out, turned round and 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

Towels or aprons, for instance, which Paul had handled used to be carried to the sick, and they recovered from their ailments, or the evil spirits left them.

Demons » Confess Christ » Worship of

Revelation 9:20

But the rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues, did not even then repent and leave the things they had made, so as to cease worshipping the demons, and the idols of gold and silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear, nor move.

Demons » Worship of

1 Corinthians 10:20-21

No, but that which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, not to God; and I would not have you have fellowship with one another through the demons. You cannot drink the Lord's cup and the cup of demons: you cannot be joint-partakers both in the table of the Lord and in the table of demons.

Demons » Punishment of

Jude 1:6

And angels--those who did not keep the position originally assigned to them, but deserted their own proper abode--He reserves in everlasting bonds, in darkness, in preparation for the judgement of the great day.

Matthew 8:29

They cried aloud, "What hast Thou to do with us, Thou Son of God? Hast Thou come here to torment us before the time?"

Luke 8:28

When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before Him, and said in a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of God Most High? Do not torture me, I beseech you."

More verses: Revelation 12:7-9

Demons » Testify to the divinity of jesus

Matthew 8:29

They cried aloud, "What hast Thou to do with us, Thou Son of God? Hast Thou come here to torment us before the time?"

Mark 3:11

And the foul spirits, whenever they saw Him, threw themselves down at His feet, screaming out: "You are the Son of God."

Acts 19:15

"Jesus I know," the evil spirit answered, "and Paul I have heard of, but who are you?"

Luke 8:28

When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before Him, and said in a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of God Most High? Do not torture me, I beseech you."

Mark 1:23-24

when all at once, there in their synagogue, a man under the power of a foul spirit screamed out: "What have you to do with us, Jesus the Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--God's Holy One."

More verses: Mark 5:7

Demons » The epileptic boy

Matthew 17:14-18

When they had returned to the people, there came to Him a man who fell on his knees before Him and besought Him. "Sir," he said, "have pity on my son, for he is an epileptic and is very ill. Often he falls into the fire and often into the water. I have brought him to your disciples, and they have not been able to cure him." read more.
"O unbelieving and perverse generation!" replied Jesus; "how long shall I be with you? how long shall I endure you? Bring him to me." Then Jesus reprimanded the demon, and it came out and left him; and the boy was cured from that moment.

Mark 9:17-27

"Rabbi," answered one of the crowd, "I have brought you my son. He has a dumb spirit in him; and wherever it comes upon him, it dashes him to the ground, and he foams at the mouth and grinds his teeth, and he is pining away. I begged your disciples to expel it, but they had not the power." "O unbelieving generation!" replied Jesus; "how long must I be with you? how long must I have patience with you? Bring the boy to me." read more.
So they brought him to Jesus. And the spirit, when he saw Jesus, immediately threw the youth into convulsions, so that he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. Then Jesus asked the father, "How long has he been like this?" "From early childhood," he said; "and often it has thrown him into the fire or into pools of water to destroy him. But, if you possibly can, have pity on us and help us." "'If I possibly can!'" replied Jesus; "why, everything is possible to him who believes." Immediately the father cried out, "I do believe: strengthen my weak faith." Then Jesus, seeing that an increasing crowd was running towards Him, rebuked the foul spirit, and said to it, "Dumb and deaf spirit, *I* command you, come out of him and never enter into him again." So with a loud cry he threw the boy into fit after fit, and came out. The boy looked as if he were dead, so that most of them said he was dead; but Jesus took his hand and raised him up, and he stood on his feet.

Luke 9:37-42

On the following day, when they were come down from the mountain, a great crowd came to meet Him; and a man from the crowd called out, "Rabbi, I beg you to pity my son, for he is my only child. At times a spirit seizes him and he suddenly cries out. It convulses him, and makes him foam at the mouth, and does not leave him till it has well-nigh covered him with bruises. read more.
I entreated your disciples to expel the spirit, but they could not." "O unbelieving and perverse generation!" replied Jesus; "how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here to me." Now while the youth was coming, the spirit dashed him to the ground and cruelly convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the foul spirit, and cured the youth and gave him back to his father.

Demons » Jesus falsely accused of being possessed of

John 10:20

Many of them said, "He is possessed by a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to him?"

John 7:20

"You are possessed by a demon," replied the crowd; "no one wants to kill you."

Mark 3:22-30

The Scribes, too, who had come down from Jerusalem said, "He has Baal-zebul in him; and it is by the power of the Prince of the demons that he expels the demons." So He called them to Him, and using figurative language He appealed to them, saying, "How is it possible for Satan to expel Satan? For if civil war breaks out in a kingdom, nothing can make that kingdom last; read more.
and if a family splits into parties, that family cannot continue. So if Satan has risen in arms and has made war upon himself, stand he cannot, but meets his end. Nay, no one can go into a strong man's house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house. In solemn truth I tell you that all their sins may be pardoned to the sons of men, and all their blasphemies, however they may have blasphemed; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, he remains for ever unabsolved: he is guilty of a sin of the Ages." This was because they said, "He is possessed by a foul spirit."

John 8:48

"Are we not right," answered the Jews, "in saying that you are a Samaritan and are possessed by a demon?"

Demons » Possession by, instances of » saul

Demons » To be judged at the general judgment

Jude 1:6

And angels--those who did not keep the position originally assigned to them, but deserted their own proper abode--He reserves in everlasting bonds, in darkness, in preparation for the judgement of the great day.

Matthew 8:29

They cried aloud, "What hast Thou to do with us, Thou Son of God? Hast Thou come here to torment us before the time?"

Demons » Cast out by jesus

Matthew 4:24

Thus His fame spread through all Syria; and they brought all the sick to Him, the people who were suffering from various diseases and pains--demoniacs, epileptics, paralytics; and He cured them.

Luke 4:41

Demons also came out of many, loudly calling out, "You are the Son of God." But He rebuked them and forbad them to speak, because they knew Him to be the Christ.

Demons » Forbidden worship

Revelation 9:20

But the rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues, did not even then repent and leave the things they had made, so as to cease worshipping the demons, and the idols of gold and silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear, nor move.

Demons » The daughter of the syrophoenician woman

Matthew 15:22-29

Here a Canaanitish woman of the district came out and persistently cried out, "Sir, Son of David, pity me; my daughter is cruelly harassed by a demon." But He answered her not a word. Then the disciples interposed, and begged Him, saying, "Send her away because she keeps crying behind us." "I have only been sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel," He replied. read more.
Then she came and threw herself at His feet and entreated Him. "O Sir, help me," she said. "It is not right," He said, "to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." "Be it so, Sir," she said, "for even the dogs eat the scraps which fall from their masters' tables." "O woman," replied Jesus, "great is your faith: be it done to you as you desire." And from that moment her daughter was restored to health. Again, moving thence, Jesus went along by the Lake of Galilee; and ascending the hill, He sat down there.

Mark 7:25-30

Forthwith a woman whose little daughter was possessed by a foul spirit heard of Him, and came and flung herself at His feet. She was a Gentile woman, a Syro-phoenician by nation: and again and again she begged Him to expel the demon from her daughter. "Let the children first eat all they want," He said; "it is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." read more.
"True, Sir," she replied, "and yet the dogs under the table eat the children's scraps." "For those words of yours, go home," He replied; "the demon has gone out of your daughter." So she went home, and 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

when all at once, there in their synagogue, a man under the power of a foul spirit screamed out: "What have you to do with us, Jesus the Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--God's Holy One." But Jesus reprimanded him, saying, "Silence! come out of him." read more.
So the foul spirit, after throwing the man into convulsions, came out of him with a loud cry.

Luke 4:33-35

But in the synagogue there was a man possessed by the spirit of a foul demon. In a loud voice he cried out, "Ha! Jesus the Nazarene, what have you to do with us? I know who you are--God's Holy One!" But Jesus rebuked the demon. "Silence!" He exclaimed; "come out of him." Upon this, the demon hurled the man into the midst of them, and came out of him without doing him any harm.

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

Matthew 8:28-34

On His arrival at the other side, in the country of the Gadarenes, there met Him two men possessed by demons, coming from among the tombs: they were so dangerously fierce that no one was able to pass that way. They cried aloud, "What hast Thou to do with us, Thou Son of God? Hast Thou come here to torment us before the time?" Now at some distance from them a vast herd of swine were feeding. read more.
So the demons entreated Him. "If Thou drivest us out," they said, "send us into the herd of swine." "Go," He replied. Then they came out from the men and went into the swine, whereupon the entire herd instantly rushed down the cliff into the Lake and perished in the water. The swineherds fled, and went and told the whole story in the town, including what had happened to the demoniacs. So at once the whole population came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they besought Him to leave their country.

Mark 5:2-20

At once, on His landing, there came from the tombs to meet Him a man possessed by a foul spirit. This man lived among the tombs, nor could any one now secure him even with a chain; for many a time he had been left securely bound in fetters and chains, but afterwards the chains lay torn link from link, and the fetters in fragments, and there was no one strong enough to master him. read more.
And constantly, day and night, he remained among the tombs or on the hills, shrieking, and mangling himself with sharp stones. And when he saw Jesus in the distance, he ran and threw himself at His feet, crying out in a loud voice, "What hast Thou to do with me, Jesus, Son of God Most High? In God's name I implore Thee not to torment me." For He had said to him, "Foul spirit, come out of the man." Jesus also questioned him. "What is your name?" He said. "Legion," he replied, "for there are a host of us." And he earnestly entreated Him not to send them away out of the country. Feeding there, on the mountain slope, was a great herd of swine. So they besought Jesus. "Send us to the swine," they said, "so that we may enter into them." He gave them leave; and the foul spirits came out and entered into the swine, and the herd--about 2,000 in number--rushed headlong down the cliff into the Lake and were drowned in the Lake. The swineherds fled, and spread the news in town and country. So the people came to see what it was that had happened; and when they came to Jesus, they beheld the demoniac quietly seated, clothed and of sane mind--the man who had had the legion; and they were awe-stricken. And those who had seen it told them the particulars of what had happened to the demoniac, and all about the swine. Then they began entreating Him to depart from their district. As He was embarking, the man who had been possessed asked permission to accompany Him. But He would not allow it. "Go home to your family," He said, "and report to them all that the Lord has done for you, and the mercy He has shown you." So the man departed, and related publicly everywhere in the Ten Towns all that Jesus had done for him; and all were astonished.

Demons » Cast out » By paul

Acts 19:12

Towels or aprons, for instance, which Paul had handled used to be carried to the sick, and they recovered from their ailments, or the evil spirits left them.

Acts 16:16-18

One day, as we were on our way to the place of prayer, a slave girl met us who claimed to be inspired and was accustomed to bring her owners large profits by telling fortunes. She kept following close behind Paul and the rest of us, crying aloud, "These men are the bondservants of the Most High God, and are proclaiming to you the way of salvation." This she persisted in for a considerable time, until Paul, wearied out, turned round and 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

Demons » Cast out » By the disciples

Mark 9:38

"Rabbi," said John to Him, "we saw a man making use of your name to expel demons, and we tried to hinder him, on the ground that he did not follow us."

Demons » Mary magdalene

Luke 8:2-3

and certain women whom He had delivered from evil spirits and various diseases--Mary of Magdala, out of whom seven demons had come, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many other women, all of whom contributed to the support of Jesus and His Apostles.

Demons » Disciples could not expel

Mark 9:18

and wherever it comes upon him, it dashes him to the ground, and he foams at the mouth and grinds his teeth, and he is pining away. I begged your disciples to expel it, but they had not the power."

Mark 9:28-29

After the return of Jesus to the house His disciples asked Him privately, "How is it that we could not expel the spirit?" "An evil spirit of this kind," He answered, "can only be driven out by prayer."

Demons » Messages given false prophets by

Demons » Parable of the man repossessed by unclean spirits

Matthew 12:43-45

"No sooner however has the foul spirit gone out of the man, then he roams about in places where there is no water, seeking rest but finding none. Then he says, 'I will return to my house that I left;' and he comes and finds it unoccupied, swept clean, and in good order. Then he goes and brings back with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they come in and dwell there; and in the end that man's condition becomes worse than it was at first. So will it be also with the present wicked generation."

Demons » Sceva's sons exorcise

Acts 19:13-16

But there were also some wandering Jewish exorcists who undertook to invoke the name of Jesus over those who had the evil spirits, saying, "I command you by that Jesus whom Paul preaches." There were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew of high-priestly family, who were doing this. "Jesus I know," the evil spirit answered, "and Paul I have heard of, but who are you?" read more.
And the man in whom the evil spirit was sprang on two of them, over-mastered them both, and treated them with such violence, that they fled from the house stripped of their clothes and wounded.

Demons » The herd of swine

Matthew 8:30-32

Now at some distance from them a vast herd of swine were feeding. So the demons entreated Him. "If Thou drivest us out," they said, "send us into the herd of swine." "Go," He replied. Then they came out from the men and went into the swine, whereupon the entire herd instantly rushed down the cliff into the Lake and perished in the water.

Demons » The deaf man

Matthew 9:32-33

And as they were leaving His presence a dumb demoniac was brought to Him. When the demon was expelled, the dumb man could speak. And the crowds exclaimed in astonishment, "Never was such a thing seen in Israel."

Demons » Believe and tremble

Demons » Adversaries of men

Matthew 12:45

Then he goes and brings back with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they come in and dwell there; and in the end that man's condition becomes worse than it was at first. So will it be also with the present wicked generation."

Demons » Cast out » By peter

Acts 5:16

The inhabitants, too, of the towns in the neighbourhood of Jerusalem came in crowds, bringing sick persons and some who were harassed by foul spirits, and they were cured, one and all.

Demons » Sent to foment trouble between abimelech and the shechemites

Demons » Cast out » By philip

Acts 8:7

For, with a loud cry, foul spirits came out of many possessed by them, and many paralytics and lame persons were restored to health.

Fear of God » Instances of guilty fear » Demons

Legion » Demons

Mark 5:15

and when they came to Jesus, they beheld the demoniac quietly seated, clothed and of sane mind--the man who had had the legion; and they were awe-stricken.

Mark 5:9

Jesus also questioned him. "What is your name?" He said. "Legion," he replied, "for there are a host of us."

Topics on Demons

Casting Out Demons

41;3;15

with authority to expel the demons.

Demons Causing Torment

40;15;22

Here a Canaanitish woman of the district came out and persistently cried out, "Sir, Son of David, pity me; my daughter is cruelly harassed by a demon."

Demons Entering

43;13;27

Then, after Judas had received the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. "Lose no time about it," said Jesus to him.

Demons Harming Individuals

41;5;5

And constantly, day and night, he remained among the tombs or on the hills, shrieking, and mangling himself with sharp stones.

Demons, Christ's Authority

49;1;19-22

and what the transcendent greatness of His power in us believers as seen in the working of His infinite might

Demons, Delivered From

41;5;15

and when they came to Jesus, they beheld the demoniac quietly seated, clothed and of sane mind--the man who had had the legion; and they were awe-stricken.

Demons, Evil Work Of

41;5;5

And constantly, day and night, he remained among the tombs or on the hills, shrieking, and mangling himself with sharp stones.

Demons, Exorcism Of

42;13;32

"Go," He replied, "and take this message to that fox: "'See, to-day and to-morrow I am driving out demons and effecting cures, and on the third day I finish my course.'

demons, Kinds of

46;10;20-21

No, but that which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, not to God; and I would not have you have fellowship with one another through the demons.

Demons, Nature Of

42;10;17-18

When the Seventy returned, they exclaimed joyfully, "Master, even the demons submit to us when we utter your name."

Demons, Punishment Of

66;20;10

and the Devil, who had been leading them astray, was thrown into the Lake of fire and sulphur where the Wild Beast and the false Prophet were, and day and night they will suffer torture until the Ages of the Ages.

Jesus Casting Out Demons

40;4;10

"Begone, Satan!" Jesus replied; "for it is written, 'To the Lord thy God thou shalt do homage, and to Him alone shalt thou render worship.'"

Judgment Of Demons

43;12;31

Now is a judgement of this world: now will the Prince of this world be driven out.

People Casting Out Demons

40;10;8

Cure the sick, raise the dead to life, cleanse lepers, drive out demons: you have received without payment, give without payment.