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27 Bible Verses about Serpents

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Numbers 21:6

Yahweh sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many people of Israel died.

Proverbs 30:19

The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent on a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maiden.

Genesis 3:14

Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you are cursed above all livestock, and above every animal of the field. On your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.

Exodus 7:9

"When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, 'Perform a miracle!' then you shall tell Aaron, 'Take your rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it become a serpent.'"

Numbers 21:6-9

Yahweh sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many people of Israel died. The people came to Moses, and said, "We have sinned, because we have spoken against Yahweh, and against you. Pray to Yahweh, that he take away the serpents from us." Moses prayed for the people. Yahweh said to Moses, "Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard: and it shall happen, that everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live."read more.
Moses made a serpent of brass, and set it on the standard: and it happened, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked to the serpent of brass, he lived.

Mark 16:18

they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will in no way hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."

Acts 28:3-6

But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand. When the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said one to another, "No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped from the sea, yet Justice has not allowed to live." However he shook off the creature into the fire, and wasn't harmed.read more.
But they expected that he would have swollen or fallen down dead suddenly, but when they watched for a long time and saw nothing bad happen to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.

Proverbs 23:31

Don't look at the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly.

Isaiah 14:29

Don't rejoice, O Philistia, all of you, because the rod that struck you is broken; for out of the serpent's root an adder will emerge, and his fruit will be a fiery flying serpent.

John 3:14-16

As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Genesis 49:17

Dan will be a serpent in the way, an adder in the path, That bites the horse's heels, so that his rider falls backward.

Proverbs 23:31-32

Don't look at the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly. In the end, it bites like a snake, and poisons like a viper.

Psalm 58:3-4

The wicked go astray from the womb. They are wayward as soon as they are born, speaking lies. Their poison is like the poison of a snake; like a deaf cobra that stops its ear,

Numbers 21:9

Moses made a serpent of brass, and set it on the standard: and it happened, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked to the serpent of brass, he lived.

John 3:14-15

As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Deuteronomy 32:33

Their wine is the poison of serpents, The cruel venom of asps.

Psalm 58:4

Their poison is like the poison of a snake; like a deaf cobra that stops its ear,

Psalm 91:13

You will tread on the lion and cobra. You will trample the young lion and the serpent underfoot.

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, that he take away the serpents from us." Moses prayed for the people.

Highways » Infested with » Serpents

Genesis 49:17

Dan will be a serpent in the way, an adder in the path, That bites the horse's heels, so that his rider falls backward.

Israel » Scoured » Serpents » Poisonous

Numbers 21:4-9

They traveled from Mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way. The people spoke against God, and against Moses, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no bread, and there is no water; and our soul loathes this light bread." Yahweh sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many people of 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, that he take away the serpents from us." Moses prayed for the people. Yahweh said to Moses, "Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard: and it shall happen, that everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live." Moses made a serpent of brass, and set it on the standard: and it happened, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked to the serpent of brass, he lived.

Reptiles » Serpents

Exodus 7:10

Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, as Yahweh had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of the devil

Serpents » Evil men compared to

Psalm 58:4

Their poison is like the poison of a snake; like a deaf cobra that stops its ear,

Matthew 12:34

You offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Luke 3:7

He said therefore to the multitudes who went out to be baptized by him, "You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Serpents » Often sent as a punishment

Deuteronomy 32:24

[They shall be] wasted with hunger, and devoured with burning heat and bitter destruction. I will send the teeth of animals on them, With the poison of crawling things of the dust.

Numbers 21:6

Yahweh sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many people of Israel died.

Serpents » Doomed to eat their food mingled with dust

Genesis 3:14

Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you are cursed above all livestock, and above every animal of the field. On your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.

Micah 7:17

They will lick the dust like a serpent. Like crawling things of the earth they shall come trembling out of their dens. They will come with fear to Yahweh our God, and will be afraid because of you.

Isaiah 65:25

The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain," says Yahweh.

Serpents » Miracles connected with » Moses' rod turned into

Exodus 7:9

"When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, 'Perform a miracle!' then you shall tell Aaron, 'Take your rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it become a serpent.'"

Exodus 4:3

He said, "Throw it on the ground." He threw it on the ground, and it became a snake; and Moses ran away from it.

Exodus 7:15

Go to Pharaoh in the morning. Behold, he goes out to the water; and you shall stand by the river's bank to meet him; and the rod which was turned to a serpent you shall take in your hand.

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

Proverbs 23:32

In the end, it bites like a snake, and poisons like a viper.

Serpents » Many kinds of poisonous

Psalm 58:4

Their poison is like the poison of a snake; like a deaf cobra that stops its ear,

Deuteronomy 32:24

[They shall be] wasted with hunger, and devoured with burning heat and bitter destruction. I will send the teeth of animals on them, With the poison of crawling things of the dust.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of enemies who harass and destroy

Jeremiah 8:17

For, behold, I will send serpents, adders, among you, which will not be charmed; and they shall bite you, says Yahweh.

Isaiah 14:29

Don't rejoice, O Philistia, all of you, because the rod that struck you is broken; for out of the serpent's root an adder will emerge, and his fruit will be a fiery flying serpent.

Serpents » Characterized as subtle

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

Mark 16:18

they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will in no way hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."

Serpents » Called crooked

Isaiah 27:1

In that day, Yahweh with his hard and great and strong sword will punish leviathan, the fleeing serpent, and leviathan the twisted serpent; and he will kill the dragon that is in the sea.

Serpents » Were often enchanted or fascinated

Ecclesiastes 10:11

If the snake bites before it is charmed, then is there no profit for the charmer's tongue.

Serpents » Infest » Hedges

Ecclesiastes 10:8

He who digs a pit may fall into it; and whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.

Serpents » Infest » Deserts

Deuteronomy 8:15

who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, [in which were] fiery serpents and scorpions, and thirsty ground where there was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint;

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

Numbers 21:8-9

Yahweh said to Moses, "Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard: and it shall happen, that everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live." Moses made a serpent of brass, and set it on the standard: and it happened, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked to the serpent of brass, he lived.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of the tribe of dan

Genesis 49:17

Dan will be a serpent in the way, an adder in the path, That bites the horse's heels, so that his rider falls backward.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of hypocrites

Serpents » Dangerous to travellers

Genesis 49:17

Dan will be a serpent in the way, an adder in the path, That bites the horse's heels, so that his rider falls backward.

Serpents » Doomed to creep on their belly

Genesis 3:14

Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you are cursed above all livestock, and above every animal of the field. On your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.

Serpents » Man's aversion and hatred to

Serpents » Cursed above all creatures

Genesis 3:14

Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you are cursed above all livestock, and above every animal of the field. On your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.

Serpents » Unclean and unfit for food

Matthew 7:10

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

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

Serpents » Produced from eggs

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch adders' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he who eats of their eggs dies; and that which is crushed breaks out into a viper.

Serpents » Infest » Holes in walls

Amos 5:19

As if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; Or he went into the house and leaned his hand on 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 poison is like the poison of a snake; like a deaf cobra that stops its ear,

Wicked, the, are compared to » Serpents

Psalm 58:4

Their poison is like the poison of a snake; like a deaf cobra that stops its ear,