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Job 1:7

The LORD asked Satan, "Where have you come from?" In response, Satan answered the LORD, "From wandering all over the earth and walking back and forth throughout it."

1 Corinthians 5:5

turn this man over to Satan for the destruction of his body, so that his spirit may be saved on the Day of the Lord.

Revelation 3:9

I will make those who belong to the synagogue of Satan those who claim to be Jews and aren't, but are lying come and bow down at your feet. Then they will realize that I have loved you.

Revelation 12:12

So be glad, heavens, and those who live in them! How terrible it is for the earth and the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, filled with rage, knowing that his time is short!"

Job 1:12

Then the LORD told Satan, "Very well then, everything he owns is under your control, only you may not extend your hand against him." So Satan left the LORD's presence.

John 13:27

Then he took a piece of bread, dipped it, and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. After he had taken the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus told him, "Do quickly what you are going to do!"

2 Corinthians 12:7

To keep me from becoming conceited because of the exceptional nature of these revelations, a thorn was given to me and placed in my body. It was Satan's messenger to keep on tormenting me so that I would not become conceited.

Revelation 2:9

"I know your suffering and your poverty though you are rich and the slander committed by those who claim to be Jews but are not. They are the synagogue of Satan.

Matthew 4:8

Once more the Devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, along with their splendor.

Matthew 4:9

He told Jesus, "I will give you all these things if you will bow down and worship me!"

Job 1:6

One day, divine beings presented themselves to the LORD, and Satan accompanied them.

Ephesians 6:16

In addition to having clothed yourselves with these things, having taken up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to put out all the flaming arrows of the evil one,

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Adversary » Satan » Defeat of, by Christ

Luke 4:13

After the Devil had finished tempting Jesus in every possible way, he left him until another time.

John 12:30-31

Jesus replied, "This voice is for your benefit, not for mine. Now is the time for the judgment of this world to begin. Now the ruler of this world will be thrown out.

Adversary » Satan » Facts concerning

Genesis 3:14

The LORD God told the Shining One, "Because you have done this, you are more cursed than all the livestock, and more than all the earth's animals, You'll crawl on your belly and eat dust as long as you live.

Job 1:6

One day, divine beings presented themselves to the LORD, and Satan accompanied them.

More verses: Revelation 20:7

Falsehood » Instances of » Satan » In his false pretensions to jesus

Matthew 4:8-9

Once more the Devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, along with their splendor. He told Jesus, "I will give you all these things if you will bow down and worship me!"

Luke 4:6-7

He told Jesus, "I will give you all this authority, along with their glory, because it has been given to me, and I give it to anyone I please. So if you will worship me, all this will be yours."

Falsehood » Instances of » Satan » In impugning job's motives for being righteous

Job 1:9-10

But in response, Satan asked the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing? Haven't you surrounded him with a fence on all sides, around his house, and around all that he owns? You have blessed everything he puts his hands on and you have increased his livestock in the land.

Job 2:4-5

Satan answered the LORD, "Skin for skin! The man will give up everything that he owns in exchange for his health. However, stretch out your hand and strike his bones and flesh, and he'll curse you to your face, won't he?"

Falsehood » Instances of » Satan » In deceiving eve

Genesis 3:4-5

"You certainly will not die!" the Shining One told the woman. "Even God knows that on the day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you'll become like God, knowing good and evil."

Prince of this world » Satan » Called the prince of this world

Satan » Tempts men vanquished by men » Tempts men

2 Peter 2:18

By talking high-sounding nonsense and using sinful cravings of the flesh, they entice people who have just escaped from those who live in error.

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Watchfulness against sin and temptation

Satan » The arch deceiver attempts to ruin men » Cast out of men, (evil spirits)

Acts 5:16

Crowds continued coming in even from the towns around Jerusalem bringing their sick and those who were troubled by unclean spirits, and all of them were healed.

Acts 16:18

She kept doing this for many days until Paul became annoyed, turned to her and told the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus the Messiah to come out of her!" And it came out that very moment.

Acts 19:12

When handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched his skin were taken to the sick, their diseases left them and evil spirits went out of them.

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Worship of

Revelation 9:20

The rest of the people who survived these plagues did not repent from their evil actions or stop worshiping demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which cannot see, hear, or walk.

2 Chronicles 11:15

Jeroboam had appointed his own priests to serve at the high places and to serve the satyrs and calves that he had made.

Leviticus 17:7

They are no longer to slaughter their sacrifices to the goat demons, with whom they have been committing prostitution. This will be a perpetual statute for you throughout your generations.

Deuteronomy 32:17

They sacrificed to demons not to the real God gods whom they didn't know, new neighbors who had recently appeared, whom your ancestors never feared.

Psalm 106:37

They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons.

Satan » Confess Christ » Defeat of, by Christ

Luke 4:13

After the Devil had finished tempting Jesus in every possible way, he left him until another time.

John 12:30-31

Jesus replied, "This voice is for your benefit, not for mine. Now is the time for the judgment of this world to begin. Now the ruler of this world will be thrown out.

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Instigating men to sin

John 13:2

By supper time, the Devil had already put it into the heart of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray him.

2 Corinthians 12:7

To keep me from becoming conceited because of the exceptional nature of these revelations, a thorn was given to me and placed in my body. It was Satan's messenger to keep on tormenting me so that I would not become conceited.

Satan » The arch deceiver attempts to ruin men » Humbled

Genesis 3:14

The LORD God told the Shining One, "Because you have done this, you are more cursed than all the livestock, and more than all the earth's animals, You'll crawl on your belly and eat dust as long as you live.

Zechariah 3:2

The LORD told Satan, "The LORD rebuke you, Satan in fact, may the LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! This man is a burning brand plucked from the fire, is he not?"

Revelation 20:3

He threw him into the bottomless pit, locked it, and sealed it over him to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were over. After that, he must be set free for a little while.

Satan » Tempts men vanquished by men » Tempted Christ

Luke 22:28

"You are the ones who have always stood by me in my trials.

Satan » Tempts men vanquished by men » Resistance to

Ephesians 4:26-27

"Be angry, yet do not sin." Do not let the sun set while you are still angry, and do not give the Devil an opportunity to work.

Satan » The prince » Satan

Job 1:6

One day, divine beings presented themselves to the LORD, and Satan accompanied them.

More verses: John 13:27

Satan » Confess Christ » Children of

Acts 13:10

and said, "You're full of every form of deception and trickery, you son of the Devil, you enemy of all that is right! You'll never stop perverting the straight ways of the Lord, will you?

Satan » With the context of

Matthew 13:30

Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, "Gather the weeds first and tie them in bundles for burning, but bring the wheat into my barn."'"

Matthew 12:29

How can someone go into a strong man's house and carry off his possessions without first tying up the strong man? Then he can ransack his house.

Luke 11:21-22

"When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own mansion, his property is safe. But when a stronger man than he attacks and defeats him, the stronger man strips off that man's armor in which he trusted and then divides his plunder.

Satan » Power of » Called the prince of this world

Satan » Adversary » Power of » Inspires lying wonders

Satan » Indwelling limited in power » His time is short

Revelation 12:12

So be glad, heavens, and those who live in them! How terrible it is for the earth and the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, filled with rage, knowing that his time is short!"

Revelation 13:5

The beast was allowed to speak arrogant and blasphemous things, and it was given authority for 42 months.

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Tempting to disobedience

Genesis 3:4-5

"You certainly will not die!" the Shining One told the woman. "Even God knows that on the day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you'll become like God, knowing good and evil."

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Preying upon men

Satan » Beelzebul

Satan » The Devil

Luke 4:6

He told Jesus, "I will give you all this authority, along with their glory, because it has been given to me, and I give it to anyone I please.

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Over severest afflictions

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Tempting Christ

Satan » Indwelling limited in power » May be overcome by divine grace

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Over evil influences of men

Psalm 44:5

Through you we will knock down our oppressors; through your name we will tread down those who rise up against us.

Malachi 4:3

and trample down the wicked. Indeed, they will become ashes under the soles of your feet on the day I do this," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

Satan » The prince » Of this world

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Ruining the soul and body

Luke 13:16

Shouldn't this woman, a descendant of Abraham whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the Sabbath day?"

Luke 9:42

Even while the boy was coming, the demon knocked him to the ground and threw him into convulsions. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Slandering saints

Job 1:9-10

But in response, Satan asked the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing? Haven't you surrounded him with a fence on all sides, around his house, and around all that he owns? You have blessed everything he puts his hands on and you have increased his livestock in the land.

Job 1:11

However, stretch out your hand and strike everything he owns, and he will curse you to your face."

Satan » Adversary » Power of » Blinds the minds of unbelievers

2 Corinthians 4:3-4

So if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are dying. In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe to keep them from seeing the light of the glorious gospel of the Messiah, who is the image of God.

Satan » The arch deceiver attempts to ruin men » Appearing as an angel of light

Satan » Indwelling limited in power » A limit to his temptations

Satan » The prince » The serpent

Genesis 3:14

The LORD God told the Shining One, "Because you have done this, you are more cursed than all the livestock, and more than all the earth's animals, You'll crawl on your belly and eat dust as long as you live.

Satan » The arch deceiver attempts to ruin men » Cunning plans

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Sowing the tares

Matthew 13:38-39

while the field is the world. The good seed are those who belong to the kingdom, while the weeds are those who belong to the evil one. The enemy who sowed them is the Devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Over all satanic powers

Revelation 15:2

Then I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire. Those who had conquered the beast, its image, and the number of its name were standing on the sea of glass holding God's harps in their hands.

Satan » The prince » The tempter

Satan » Adversary » Power of » Contends with the saints

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Removing the good seed

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Opposing the righteous

Zechariah 3:1

Then I saw Joshua the High Priest standing in the presence of the angel of the LORD, with Satan standing at his right to oppose him.

Satan » That old serpent

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » The malignant work of

Satan » The arch deceiver attempts to ruin men » Wresting the scriptures

Matthew 4:6

He told Jesus, "Since you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, because it is written, "God will put his angels in charge of you,' and, "With their hands they will hold you up, so that you will never hit your foot against a rock.'"

Satan » The arch deceiver attempts to ruin men » By lying promises

Genesis 3:5

"Even God knows that on the day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you'll become like God, knowing good and evil."

Satan » The prince » The wicked one

Satan » The synagogue of

Revelation 2:9

"I know your suffering and your poverty though you are rich and the slander committed by those who claim to be Jews but are not. They are the synagogue of Satan.

Revelation 3:9

I will make those who belong to the synagogue of Satan those who claim to be Jews and aren't, but are lying come and bow down at your feet. Then they will realize that I have loved you.

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Over malign spiritual forces

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Over worldly allurements

Satan » Adversary » Power of » Sinners under the dominion of

Satan » Kingdom of, to be destroyed

2 Samuel 23:6-7

But ungodly men are like thorns that are discarded because they cannot be safely handled. Whoever handles them wears heavy duty clothing, carries strong tools, and burns them to ashes on the spot!

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Lying

Satan » Indwelling limited in power » Knows when he is defeated

Satan » Lying spirit

1 Kings 22:22

"And the LORD asked him, "How?' ""I will go,' he announced, "and I will be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all of his prophets!' "So the LORD said, "You're just the one to deceive him. You will be successful. Go and do it.'

Satan » Evil spirit

Satan » Adversary » Power of » Permitted to afflict the righteous

Job 1:12

Then the LORD told Satan, "Very well then, everything he owns is under your control, only you may not extend your hand against him." So Satan left the LORD's presence.

Satan » Adversary » Power of » Claims authority over the world

Luke 4:6

He told Jesus, "I will give you all this authority, along with their glory, because it has been given to me, and I give it to anyone I please.

Satan » Indwelling limited in power » In the affliction of the saints

Job 1:12

Then the LORD told Satan, "Very well then, everything he owns is under your control, only you may not extend your hand against him." So Satan left the LORD's presence.

Satan » The prince » Of demons

Satan » The prince » Ruler of the darkness of this world

Satan » The prince » Unclean spirit

Matthew 12:43

"Whenever an unclean spirit goes out of a person, it wanders through waterless places looking for a place to rest, but finds none.

Satan » The accuser of our brethren

Satan » The father of all lies

Satan » Gates of hell (hades)

Satan » The power of darkness

Satan » Our common enemy

Satan » The murderer

Satan » The liar

Satan » Belial

Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Inflicting disease

Satan » The prince » The spirit that works in all disobedient people

Satan » The prince » Of the power of the air

Satan » The prince » The God of this world

Satan » Called abaddon (hebrew: destroyer)

Satan » Apollyon (greek: destroyer)

Satan » The adversary

Satan » The angel of the bottomless pit

Satan » Great red dragon

Serpent » Satan » Defeat of, by Christ

Luke 4:13

After the Devil had finished tempting Jesus in every possible way, he left him until another time.

John 12:30-31

Jesus replied, "This voice is for your benefit, not for mine. Now is the time for the judgment of this world to begin. Now the ruler of this world will be thrown out.

Serpent » Satan » Facts concerning

Genesis 3:14

The LORD God told the Shining One, "Because you have done this, you are more cursed than all the livestock, and more than all the earth's animals, You'll crawl on your belly and eat dust as long as you live.

Job 1:6

One day, divine beings presented themselves to the LORD, and Satan accompanied them.

More verses: Revelation 20:7

Titles and names of the devil » Satan

Job 1:6

One day, divine beings presented themselves to the LORD, and Satan accompanied them.

Topics on Satan

Accusation, Satan's Role

38;3;1-2

Then I saw Joshua the High Priest standing in the presence of the angel of the LORD, with Satan standing at his right to oppose him.

Deception, Satan's Power

43;8;44

You belong to your father the Devil, and you want to carry out the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and has never stood for truth, since there is no truth in him. Whenever he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

Destruction Of Satan's Works

36;1;4

"I will also stretch out my hand against Judah, and upon all inhabitants of Jerusalem. I'll wipe out every trace of Baal from this place, and the name of the pagan priests, along with my own priests.

Impotence Of Satan

51;2;15

And when he had disarmed the rulers and the authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in the cross.

Names And Titles For Satan

66;9;11

They had the angel of the bottomless pit ruling over them as king. In Hebrew he is called Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.

Princehood Of Satan

43;12;31

Now is the time for the judgment of this world to begin. Now the ruler of this world will be thrown out.

Rebellion of Satan and Angels

66;12;7

Then a war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels fought back.

Satan as Destroyer

43;10;10

The thief comes only to steal, slaughter, and destroy. I've come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

Satan, Agents Of

43;8;44

You belong to your father the Devil, and you want to carry out the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and has never stood for truth, since there is no truth in him. Whenever he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

Satan, As Deceiver

1;3;4-5

"You certainly will not die!" the Shining One told the woman.

Satan, As Tempter

1;3;1-5

Now the Shining One was more clever than any animal of the field that the LORD God had made. He asked the woman, "Did God actually say, "You are not to eat from any tree of the garden'?"

Satan, As The Enemy Of God

13;21;1

Then Satan attacked Israel by inciting David to enumerate a census of Israel.

Satan, Character Of

18;1;6

One day, divine beings presented themselves to the LORD, and Satan accompanied them.

Satan, Compared With Animals

19;91;3

He will surely deliver you from the hunter's snare and from the destructive plague.

Satan, Defeat Of

43;14;30

I won't talk with you much longer, because the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me.

Satan, Kingdom Of

62;5;19

We know that we are from God and that the whole world lies under the control of the evil one.

Satan, Limitations Of

18;1;12

Then the LORD told Satan, "Very well then, everything he owns is under your control, only you may not extend your hand against him." So Satan left the LORD's presence.

Satan, Origin Of

23;14;12-20

"How you have fallen from heaven, Day Star, son of the Dawn! How you have been thrown down to earth, you who laid low the nation!

Satan, Power Of

18;1;12

Then the LORD told Satan, "Very well then, everything he owns is under your control, only you may not extend your hand against him." So Satan left the LORD's presence.

Satan, Resistance To

18;1;12

Then the LORD told Satan, "Very well then, everything he owns is under your control, only you may not extend your hand against him." So Satan left the LORD's presence.

Satan, Titles For

66;9;11

They had the angel of the bottomless pit ruling over them as king. In Hebrew he is called Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.

Satan, Work Of

1;3;1

Now the Shining One was more clever than any animal of the field that the LORD God had made. He asked the woman, "Did God actually say, "You are not to eat from any tree of the garden'?"

The If's Of Satan

40;4;3

Then the tempter came. "Since you are the Son of God," he said, "tell these stones to become loaves of bread."

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