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37 Bible Verses about magic

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Acts 19:19

while many of those who had practiced magic collected their books and burned them in front of everyone. So they calculated their value and found it to be 50,000 pieces of silver.

Isaiah 47:12

So take your stand with your spells
and your many sorceries,
which you have wearied yourself with from your youth.
Perhaps you will be able to succeed;
perhaps you will inspire terror!

Deuteronomy 18:10

No one among you is to make his son or daughter pass through the fire, practice divination, tell fortunes, interpret omens, practice sorcery,

Exodus 7:10

So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh and did just as the Lord had commanded. Aaron threw down his staff before Pharaoh and his officials, and it became a serpent.

Ezekiel 13:20

“Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: I am against your magic bands that you ensnare people with like birds, and I will tear them from your arms. I will free the people you have ensnared like birds.

Exodus 8:18

The magicians tried to produce gnats using their occult practices, but they could not. The gnats remained on man and beast.

Ezekiel 13:18

and say: This is what the Lord God says: Woe to the women who sew magic bands on the wrist of every hand and who make veils for the heads of people of every height in order to ensnare lives. Will you ensnare the lives of My people but preserve your own?

Numbers 23:23

There is no magic curse against Jacob
and no divination against Israel.
It will now be said about Jacob and Israel,
“What great things God has done!”

Acts 8:11

They were attentive to him because he had astounded them with his sorceries for a long time.

Exodus 8:19

“This is the finger of God,” the magicians said to Pharaoh. But Pharaoh’s heart hardened, and he would not listen to them, as the Lord had said.

Acts 8:18

When Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money,

Exodus 8:7

But the magicians did the same thing by their occult practices and brought frogs up onto the land of Egypt.

Proverbs 17:8

A bribe seems like a magic stone to its owner;
wherever he turns, he succeeds.

Acts 8:9

A man named Simon had previously practiced sorcery in that city and astounded the Samaritan people, while claiming to be somebody great.

Exodus 7:22

But the magicians of Egypt did the same thing by their occult practices. So Pharaoh’s heart hardened, and he would not listen to them, as the Lord had said.

Micah 5:12

I will remove sorceries from your hands,
and you will not have any more fortune-tellers.

Exodus 7:12

Each one threw down his staff, and it became a serpent. But Aaron’s staff swallowed their staffs.

Exodus 7:11

But then Pharaoh called the wise men and sorcerers—the magicians of Egypt, and they also did the same thing by their occult practices.

Isaiah 3:20

headdresses, ankle jewelry, sashes, perfume bottles, amulets,

Acts 4:7

After they had Peter and John stand before them, they asked the question: “By what power or in what name have you done this?”

2 Kings 17:17

They made their sons and daughters pass through the fire and practiced divination and interpreted omens. They devoted themselves to do what was evil in the Lord’s sight and provoked Him.

1 Samuel 28:7

Saul then said to his servants, “Find me a woman who is a medium, so I can go and consult her.”His servants replied, “There is a woman at En-dor who is a medium.”

Ezekiel 13:21

I will also tear off your veils and deliver My people from your hands, so that they will no longer be prey in your hands. Then you will know that I am Yahweh.

Isaiah 3:3

the commander of 50 and the dignitary,
the counselor, cunning magician, and necromancer.

Matthew 20:15

Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my business? Are you jealous because I’m generous?’

Nahum 3:4

Because of the continual prostitution of the prostitute,
the attractive mistress of sorcery,
who betrays nations by her prostitution
and clans by her witchcraft,

Isaiah 47:9

These two things will happen to you
suddenly, in one day:
loss of children and widowhood.
They will happen to you in their entirety,
in spite of your many sorceries
and the potency of your spells.

Ezekiel 13:19

You profane Me in front of My people for handfuls of barley and scraps of bread; you kill those who should not die and spare those who should not live, when you lie to My people, who listen to lies.

Acts 16:16

Once, as we were on our way to prayer, a slave girl met us who had a spirit of prediction. She made a large profit for her owners by fortune-telling.

Jeremiah 27:9

But as for you, do not listen to your prophets, diviners, dreamers, fortune-tellers, or sorcerers who say to you, ‘Don’t serve the king of Babylon!’

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Magic » Lying wonders, spurious miracles

Exodus 7:11

But then Pharaoh called the wise men and sorcerers—the magicians of Egypt, and they also did the same thing by their occult practices.

Exodus 8:7

But the magicians did the same thing by their occult practices and brought frogs up onto the land of Egypt.

Exodus 7:22

But the magicians of Egypt did the same thing by their occult practices. So Pharaoh’s heart hardened, and he would not listen to them, as the Lord had said.

Matthew 7:22

On that day many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your name, drive out demons in Your name, and do many miracles in Your name?’

Magic » Divination

Jeremiah 27:9

But as for you, do not listen to your prophets, diviners, dreamers, fortune-tellers, or sorcerers who say to you, ‘Don’t serve the king of Babylon!’

Ezekiel 21:21

For the king of Babylon stands at the split in the road, at the fork of the two roads, to practice divination: he shakes the arrows, consults the idols, and observes the liver.

Genesis 44:15

“What is this you have done?” Joseph said to them. “Didn’t you know that a man like me could uncover the truth by divination?”

Numbers 22:7

The elders of Moab and Midian departed with fees for divination in hand. They came to Balaam and reported Balak’s words to him.

Deuteronomy 18:14

Though these nations you are about to drive out listen to fortune-tellers and diviners, the Lord your God has not permitted you to do this.

Magic » Sorcery

Deuteronomy 18:10

No one among you is to make his son or daughter pass through the fire, practice divination, tell fortunes, interpret omens, practice sorcery,

Isaiah 47:9

These two things will happen to you
suddenly, in one day:
loss of children and widowhood.
They will happen to you in their entirety,
in spite of your many sorceries
and the potency of your spells.

Acts 13:6

When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came across a sorcerer, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus.

2 Kings 17:17

They made their sons and daughters pass through the fire and practiced divination and interpreted omens. They devoted themselves to do what was evil in the Lord’s sight and provoked Him.

Magic » Magicians

Daniel 2:2

So the king gave orders to summon the diviner-priests, mediums, sorcerers, and Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. When they came and stood before the king,

Daniel 4:7

When the diviner-priests, mediums, Chaldeans, and astrologers came in, I told them the dream, but they could not make its interpretation known to me.

Exodus 8:19

“This is the finger of God,” the magicians said to Pharaoh. But Pharaoh’s heart hardened, and he would not listen to them, as the Lord had said.

Exodus 7:11

But then Pharaoh called the wise men and sorcerers—the magicians of Egypt, and they also did the same thing by their occult practices.

Genesis 41:24

The thin heads of grain swallowed the seven plump ones. I told this to the magicians, but no one can tell me what it means.”

More verses: Exodus 9:11

Magic » Soothsayers

Daniel 5:7

The king called out to bring in the mediums, Chaldeans, and astrologers. He said to these wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this inscription and gives me its interpretation will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain around his neck, and have the third highest position in the kingdom.”

Acts 16:16

Once, as we were on our way to prayer, a slave girl met us who had a spirit of prediction. She made a large profit for her owners by fortune-telling.

Isaiah 2:6

For You have abandoned Your people,
the house of Jacob,
because they are full of divination from the East
and of fortune-tellers like the Philistines.
They are in league with foreigners.

Daniel 2:27

Daniel answered the king: “No wise man, medium, diviner-priest, or astrologer is able to make known to the king the mystery he asked about.

Micah 5:12

I will remove sorceries from your hands,
and you will not have any more fortune-tellers.

Magic » Necromancy

Deuteronomy 18:11

cast spells, consult a medium or a familiar spirit, or inquire of the dead.

Isaiah 8:19

When they say to you, “Consult the spirits of the dead and the spiritists who chirp and mutter,” shouldn’t a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living?

1 Samuel 28:11

“Who is it that you want me to bring up for you?” the woman asked.“Bring up Samuel for me,” he answered.

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66;18;23

the light of a lamp
will never shine in you again;
and the voice of a groom and bride
will never be heard in you again.
All this will happen
because your merchants
were the nobility of the earth,
because all the nations were deceived
by your sorcery,

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