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27 Bible Verses about Serpents

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Numbers 21:6

And Yahweh sent among the people poisonous snakes; they bit the people, and many people from Israel died.

Proverbs 30:19

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

Genesis 3:14

Then Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you [will be] cursed more than any domesticated animal and more than any wild animal. On your belly you shall go and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.

Exodus 7:9

"When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, 'Do a wonder for yourselves,' you will say to Aaron, 'Take your staff and throw it before Pharaoh, and it will become a snake.'"

Numbers 21:6-9

And Yahweh sent among the people poisonous snakes; they bit the people, and many people from Israel died. The people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned because we have spoken against Yahweh and against you. Pray to Yahweh and let him remove the snakes from among us." So Moses prayed for the people. And Yahweh said to Moses, "Make for yourself a snake and place it on a pole. When anyone is bitten and looks at it, that person will live."read more.
So Moses made a snake of bronze, and he placed it on the pole; whenever a snake bit someone, and that person looked at the snake of bronze, he lived.

John 3:14

And just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, thus it is necessary [that] the Son of Man be lifted up,

Mark 16:18

they will pick up snakes. And if they drink any deadly [poison] it will never hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick and {they will get} well."

Acts 28:3-6

And [when] Paul had gathered a large number of sticks and was placing [them] on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat [and] fastened itself on his hand. And when the local people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they began saying to one another, "Doubtless this man is a murderer whom, [although he] was rescued from the sea, Justice has not permitted to live!" He, in turn, shook off the creature into the fire [and] suffered no harm.read more.
But they were expecting [that] he was going to swell up or suddenly to fall down dead. So [after] they had waited for a long [time] and saw nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds [and] began saying [that] he was a god.

Proverbs 23:31

Do not look at wine when it is red, when it {sparkles} on the cup, going down smoothly.

Isaiah 14:29

You must not rejoice, all you Philistines, that the rod that struck you is broken, for a viper will come forth from [the] root of [the] snake, and its fruit [will be] a flying serpent.

John 3:14-16

And just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, thus it is necessary [that] the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life." For in this way God loved the world, so that he gave his one and only Son, in order that everyone who believes in him will not perish, but will have eternal life.

Genesis 49:17

Dan shall be a serpent on the way, a viper on the road that bites the heels of a horse, so that its rider falls backward.

Proverbs 23:31-32

Do not look at wine when it is red, when it {sparkles} on the cup, going down smoothly. {In the end}, it will bite like a serpent, and it will sting like an adder.

Psalm 58:3-4

The wicked are estranged from [the] womb. They go astray from [the] belly, speaking lies. Their venom [is] like snake venom; [They are] like a deaf viper that closes its ear

Numbers 21:9

So Moses made a snake of bronze, and he placed it on the pole; whenever a snake bit someone, and that person looked at the snake of bronze, he lived.

John 3:14-15

And just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, thus it is necessary [that] the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life."

Deuteronomy 32:33

Their wine [is] the poison of snakes, and [the] deadly poison of horned vipers.

Psalm 58:4

Their venom [is] like snake venom; [They are] like a deaf viper that closes its ear

From Thematic Bible


Conviction » Instances of » The israelites » Complaints » Serpents

Numbers 21:7

The people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned because we have spoken against Yahweh and against you. Pray to Yahweh and let him remove the snakes from among us." So Moses prayed for the people.

Highways » Infested with » Serpents

Genesis 49:17

Dan shall be a serpent on the way, a viper on the road that bites the heels of a horse, so that its rider falls backward.

Israel » Scoured » Serpents » Poisonous

Numbers 21:4-9

They set out from Mount Hor [by] the way of the {Red Sea} to go around the land of Edom; but {the people became impatient} along the way. The people spoke against God and against Moses, "Why have you brought us from Egypt to die in the desert? There is no food and no water, and our hearts detest [this] miserable food." And Yahweh sent among the people poisonous snakes; they bit the people, and many people from Israel died. read more.
The people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned because we have spoken against Yahweh and against you. Pray to Yahweh and let him remove the snakes from among us." So Moses prayed for the people. And Yahweh said to Moses, "Make for yourself a snake and place it on a pole. When anyone is bitten and looks at it, that person will live." So Moses made a snake of bronze, and he placed it on the pole; whenever a snake bit someone, and that person looked at the snake of bronze, he lived.

Reptiles » Serpents

Exodus 7:10

And Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and they did so, as Yahweh had commanded. And Aaron threw his staff before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a snake.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of the devil

Serpents » Evil men compared to

Psalm 58:4

Their venom [is] like snake venom; [They are] like a deaf viper that closes its ear

Matthew 12:34

Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say good things [when you] are evil? For from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Luke 3:7

Therefore he was saying to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, "Offspring of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Serpents » Often sent as a punishment

Deuteronomy 32:24

[They will become] weakened by famine, and consumed by plague and bitter pestilence; and the teeth of wild animals I will send against them, with [the] poison of [the] creeping [things] in [the] dust;

Numbers 21:6

And Yahweh sent among the people poisonous snakes; they bit the people, and many people from Israel died.

Serpents » Doomed to eat their food mingled with dust

Genesis 3:14

Then Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you [will be] cursed more than any domesticated animal and more than any wild animal. On your belly you shall go and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.

Micah 7:17

They will lick the dust like the serpent, like the crawling things of the earth. They will come trembling from their strongholds to Yahweh our God. Let them fear and be afraid of you.

Isaiah 65:25

[The] wolf and [the] lamb shall feed like one, and [the] lion shall eat straw like the ox, but dust [shall be] [the] serpent's food. They shall do no evil, and they shall not destroy on all {my holy mountain}," says Yahweh.

Serpents » Miracles connected with » Moses' rod turned into

Exodus 7:9

"When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, 'Do a wonder for yourselves,' you will say to Aaron, 'Take your staff and throw it before Pharaoh, and it will become a snake.'"

Exodus 4:3

And he said, "Throw it onto the ground." And he threw it onto the ground, and it became a snake, and Moses fled from it.

Exodus 7:15

Go to Pharaoh in the morning. Look, [he is] going out to the water, and you must wait to meet him on the bank of the Nile, and you must take in your hand the staff that was changed into a snake.

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

Proverbs 23:32

{In the end}, it will bite like a serpent, and it will sting like an adder.

Serpents » Many kinds of poisonous

Psalm 58:4

Their venom [is] like snake venom; [They are] like a deaf viper that closes its ear

Deuteronomy 32:24

[They will become] weakened by famine, and consumed by plague and bitter pestilence; and the teeth of wild animals I will send against them, with [the] poison of [the] creeping [things] in [the] dust;

Serpents » Illustrative » Of enemies who harass and destroy

Jeremiah 8:17

For look, I [am] letting loose among you snakes, adders for which there is no incantation, and they will bite you," {declares} Yahweh.

Isaiah 14:29

You must not rejoice, all you Philistines, that the rod that struck you is broken, for a viper will come forth from [the] root of [the] snake, and its fruit [will be] 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. And if they drink any deadly [poison] it will never hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick and {they will get} well."

Serpents » Called crooked

Isaiah 27:1

On that day, Yahweh will punish with his cruel, great and strong sword Leviathan, [the] fleeing serpent, and Leviathan, [the] twisting serpent, and he will kill the sea monster that [is] in the sea.

Serpents » Were often enchanted or fascinated

Ecclesiastes 10:11

If the snake bites before the charming, {the snake charmer will not succeed}.

Serpents » Infest » Hedges

Ecclesiastes 10:8

Whoever digs a pit will fall into it. Whoever breaks through a wall, a snake will bite him.

Serpents » Infest » Deserts

Deuteronomy 8:15

the one leading you in the great and terrible desert [infested] with {dangerous} snakes and scorpions and parched ground, where there is no water, [and] the one bringing out water for you from flint rock,

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

Numbers 21:8-9

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Make for yourself a snake and place it on a pole. When anyone is bitten and looks at it, that person will live." So Moses made a snake of bronze, and he placed it on the pole; whenever a snake bit someone, and that person looked at the snake of bronze, he lived.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of the tribe of dan

Genesis 49:17

Dan shall be a serpent on the way, a viper on the road that bites the heels of a horse, so that its rider falls backward.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of hypocrites

Serpents » Dangerous to travellers

Genesis 49:17

Dan shall be a serpent on the way, a viper on the road that bites the heels of a horse, so that its rider falls backward.

Serpents » Doomed to creep on their belly

Genesis 3:14

Then Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you [will be] cursed more than any domesticated animal and more than any wild animal. On your belly you shall go and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.

Serpents » Man's aversion and hatred to

Serpents » Cursed above all creatures

Genesis 3:14

Then Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you [will be] cursed more than any domesticated animal and more than any wild animal. On your belly you shall go and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.

Serpents » Unclean and unfit for food

Matthew 7:10

Or also [if] he will ask 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 eggs, and they weave a spider web. One who eats their eggs dies, and that which is pressed is hatched [as] a serpent.

Serpents » Infest » Holes in walls

Amos 5:19

[It will be] as [if] a man fled from a lion and a bear met him; or he went [into] the house and leaned his hand against the wall and a snake bit 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

Their venom [is] like snake venom; [They are] like a deaf viper that closes its ear

Wicked, the, are compared to » Serpents

Psalm 58:4

Their venom [is] like snake venom; [They are] like a deaf viper that closes its ear