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27 Bible Verses about Serpents

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Numbers 21:6

Then the Lord sent poisonous snakes among the people, and they bit them so that many Israelites died.

Proverbs 30:19

the way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a snake on a rock,
the way of a ship at sea,
and the way of a man with a young woman.

Genesis 3:14

Then the Lord God said to the serpent:Because you have done this,
you are cursed more than any livestock
and more than any wild animal.
You will move on your belly
and eat dust all the days of your life.

Exodus 7:9

“When Pharaoh tells you, ‘Perform a miracle,’ tell Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh. It will become a serpent.’”

Numbers 21:6-9

Then the Lord sent poisonous snakes among the people, and they bit them so that many Israelites died. The people then came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you. Intercede with the Lord so that He will take the snakes away from us.” And Moses interceded for the people. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake image and mount it on a pole. When anyone who is bitten looks at it, he will recover.”read more.
So Moses made a bronze snake and mounted it on a pole. Whenever someone was bitten, and he looked at the bronze snake, he recovered.

Mark 16:18

they will pick up snakes;if they should drink anything deadly, it will never harm them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well.”

Acts 28:3-6

As Paul gathered a bundle of brushwood and put it on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened itself to his hand. When the local people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “This man is probably a murderer, and though he has escaped the sea, Justice does not allow him to live!” However, he shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm.read more.
They expected that he would swell up or suddenly drop dead. But after they waited a long time and saw nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.

Proverbs 23:31

Don’t gaze at wine because it is red,
when it gleams in the cup
and goes down smoothly.

Isaiah 14:29

Don’t rejoice, all of you in Philistia,
because the rod of the one who struck you is broken.
For a viper will come from the root of a snake,
and from its egg comes a flying serpent.

John 3:14-16

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in Him will have eternal life. “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

Genesis 49:17

He will be a snake by the road,
a viper beside the path,
that bites the horses’ heels
so that its rider falls backward.

Proverbs 23:31-32

Don’t gaze at wine because it is red,
when it gleams in the cup
and goes down smoothly. In the end it bites like a snake
and stings like a viper.

Psalm 58:3-4

The wicked go astray from the womb;
liars err from birth. They have venom like the venom of a snake,
like the deaf cobra that stops up its ears,

Numbers 21:9

So Moses made a bronze snake and mounted it on a pole. Whenever someone was bitten, and he looked at the bronze snake, he recovered.

John 3:14-15

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in Him will have eternal life.

Deuteronomy 32:33

Their wine is serpents’ venom,
the deadly poison of cobras.

Psalm 58:4

They have venom like the venom of a snake,
like the deaf cobra that stops up its ears,

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Conviction » Instances of » The israelites » Complaints » Serpents

Numbers 21:7

The people then came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you. Intercede with the Lord so that He will take the snakes away from us.” And Moses interceded for the people.

Highways » Infested with » Serpents

Genesis 49:17

He will be a snake by the road,
a viper beside the path,
that bites the horses’ heels
so that its rider falls backward.

Israel » Scoured » Serpents » Poisonous

Numbers 21:4-9

Then they set out from Mount Hor by way of the Red Sea to bypass the land of Edom, but the people became impatient because of the journey. The people spoke against God and Moses: "Why have you led us up from Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread or water, and we detest this wretched food!" Then the Lord sent poisonous snakes among the people, and they bit them so that many Israelites died. read more.
The people then came to Moses and said, "We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you. Intercede with the Lord so that He will take the snakes away from us." And Moses interceded for the people. Then the Lord said to Moses, "Make a snake [image] and mount it on a pole. When anyone who is bitten looks at it, he will recover." So Moses made a bronze snake and mounted it on a pole. Whenever someone was bitten, and he looked at the bronze snake, he recovered.

Reptiles » Serpents

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.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of the devil

Serpents » Evil men compared to

Psalm 58:4

They have venom like the venom of a snake,
like the deaf cobra that stops up its ears,

Matthew 12:34

Brood of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.

Luke 3:7

He then said to the crowds who came out to be baptized by him, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Serpents » Often sent as a punishment

Deuteronomy 32:24

They will be weak from hunger,
ravaged by pestilence and bitter plague;
I will unleash on them wild beasts with fangs,
as well as venomous snakes that slither in the dust.

Numbers 21:6

Then the Lord sent poisonous snakes among the people, and they bit them so that many Israelites died.

Serpents » Doomed to eat their food mingled with dust

Genesis 3:14

Then the Lord God said to the serpent:Because you have done this,
you are cursed more than any livestock
and more than any wild animal.
You will move on your belly
and eat dust all the days of your life.

Micah 7:17

They will lick the dust like a snake;
they will come trembling out of their hiding places
like reptiles slithering on the ground.
They will tremble in the presence of Yahweh our God;
they will stand in awe of You.

Isaiah 65:25

The wolf and the lamb will feed together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox,
but the serpent’s food will be dust!
They will not do what is evil or destroy
on My entire holy mountain,”
says the Lord.

Serpents » Miracles connected with » Moses' rod turned into

Exodus 7:9

“When Pharaoh tells you, ‘Perform a miracle,’ tell Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh. It will become a serpent.’”

Exodus 4:3

Then He said, “Throw it on the ground.” He threw it on the ground, and it became a snake. Moses ran from it,

Exodus 7:15

Go to Pharaoh in the morning. When you see him walking out to the water, stand ready to meet him by the bank of the Nile. Take in your hand the staff that turned into a snake.

Serpents » Illustrative » (poisonous bite of,) of baneful effects of wine

Proverbs 23:32

In the end it bites like a snake
and stings like a viper.

Serpents » Many kinds of poisonous

Psalm 58:4

They have venom like the venom of a snake,
like the deaf cobra that stops up its ears,

Deuteronomy 32:24

They will be weak from hunger,
ravaged by pestilence and bitter plague;
I will unleash on them wild beasts with fangs,
as well as venomous snakes that slither in the dust.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of enemies who harass and destroy

Jeremiah 8:17

Indeed, I am about to send snakes among you,
poisonous vipers that cannot be charmed.
They will bite you.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Isaiah 14:29

Don’t rejoice, all of you in Philistia,
because the rod of the one who struck you is broken.
For a viper will come from the root of a snake,
and from its egg comes a flying serpent.

Serpents » Characterized as subtle

Serpents » Miracles connected with » Power over, given to the disciples

Mark 16:18

they will pick up snakes;if they should drink anything deadly, it will never harm them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well.”

Serpents » Called crooked

Isaiah 27:1

On that day the Lord with His harsh, great, and strong sword, will bring judgment on Leviathan, the fleeing serpent—Leviathan, the twisting serpent. He will slay the monster that is in the sea.

Serpents » Were often enchanted or fascinated

Ecclesiastes 10:11

If the snake bites before it is charmed,
then there is no advantage for the charmer.

Serpents » Infest » Hedges

Ecclesiastes 10:8

The one who digs a pit may fall into it,
and the one who breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.

Serpents » Infest » Deserts

Deuteronomy 8:15

He led you through the great and terrible wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, a thirsty land where there was no water. He brought water out of the flint-like rock for you.

Serpents » Miracles connected with » Israelites cured by looking at one of brass

Numbers 21:8-9

Then the Lord said to Moses, "Make a snake [image] and mount it on a pole. When anyone who is bitten looks at it, he will recover." So Moses made a bronze snake and mounted it on a pole. Whenever someone was bitten, and he looked at the bronze snake, he recovered.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of the tribe of dan

Genesis 49:17

He will be a snake by the road,
a viper beside the path,
that bites the horses’ heels
so that its rider falls backward.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of hypocrites

Serpents » Dangerous to travellers

Genesis 49:17

He will be a snake by the road,
a viper beside the path,
that bites the horses’ heels
so that its rider falls backward.

Serpents » Doomed to creep on their belly

Genesis 3:14

Then the Lord God said to the serpent:Because you have done this,
you are cursed more than any livestock
and more than any wild animal.
You will move on your belly
and eat dust all the days of your life.

Serpents » Man's aversion and hatred to

Serpents » Cursed above all creatures

Genesis 3:14

Then the Lord God said to the serpent:Because you have done this,
you are cursed more than any livestock
and more than any wild animal.
You will move on your belly
and eat dust all the days of your life.

Serpents » Unclean and unfit for food

Matthew 7:10

Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?

Serpents » Illustrative » (sharp tongue of,) of malice of the wicked

Serpents » Produced from eggs

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch viper’s eggs
and weave spider’s webs.
Whoever eats their eggs will die;
crack one open, and a viper is hatched.

Serpents » Infest » Holes in walls

Amos 5:19

It will be like a man who flees from a lion
only to have a bear confront him.
He goes home and rests his hand against the wall
only to have a snake bite him.

Serpents » All kinds of, can be tamed

Serpents » Created by God

Titles and names of the wicked » Serpents

Wicked people » Compared with » Serpents

Psalm 58:4

They have venom like the venom of a snake,
like the deaf cobra that stops up its ears,

Wicked, the, are compared to » Serpents

Psalm 58:4

They have venom like the venom of a snake,
like the deaf cobra that stops up its ears,

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