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27 Bible Verses about Serpents

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Numbers 21:6

And Jehovah sendeth among the people the burning serpents, and they bite the people, and much people of Israel die;

Proverbs 30:19

The way of the eagle in the heavens, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the heart of the sea, And the way of a man in youth.

Genesis 3:14

And Jehovah God saith unto the serpent, 'Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou above all the cattle, and above every beast of the field: on thy belly dost thou go, and dust thou dost eat, all days of thy life;

Exodus 7:9

When Pharaoh speaketh unto you, saying, Give for yourselves a wonder; then thou hast said unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast before Pharaoh -- it becometh a monster.'

Numbers 21:6-9

And Jehovah sendeth among the people the burning serpents, and they bite the people, and much people of Israel die; and the people come in unto Moses and say, 'We have sinned, for we have spoken against Jehovah, and against thee; pray unto Jehovah, and He doth turn aside from us the serpent;' and Moses prayeth in behalf of the people. And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Make for thee a burning serpent, and set it on an ensign; and it hath been, every one who is bitten and hath seen it -- he hath lived.read more.
And Moses maketh a serpent of brass, and setteth it on the ensign, and it hath been, if the serpent hath bitten any man, and he hath looked expectingly unto the serpent of brass -- he hath lived.

Mark 16:18

serpents they shall take up; and if any deadly thing they may drink, it shall not hurt them; on the ailing they shall lay hands, and they shall be well.'

Acts 28:3-6

but Paul having gathered together a quantity of sticks, and having laid them upon the fire, a viper -- out of the heat having come -- did fasten on his hand. And when the foreigners saw the beast hanging from his hand, they said unto one another, 'Certainly this man is a murderer, whom, having been saved out of the sea, the justice did not suffer to live;' he then, indeed, having shaken off the beast into the fire, suffered no evil,read more.
and they were expecting him to be about to be inflamed, or to fall down suddenly dead, and they, expecting it a long time, and seeing nothing uncommon happening to him, changing their minds, said he was a god.

Proverbs 23:31

See not wine when it showeth itself red, When it giveth in the cup its colour, It goeth up and down through the upright.

Isaiah 14:29

Rejoice not thou, Philistia, all of thee, That broken hath been the rod of thy smiter, For from the root of a serpent cometh out a viper, And its fruit is a flying saraph.

John 3:14-16

'And as Moses did lift up the serpent in the wilderness, so it behoveth the Son of Man to be lifted up, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during, for God did so love the world, that His Son -- the only begotten -- He gave, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during.

Genesis 49:17

Dan is a serpent by the way, An adder by the path, Which is biting the horse's heels, And its rider falleth backward.

Proverbs 23:31-32

See not wine when it showeth itself red, When it giveth in the cup its colour, It goeth up and down through the upright. Its latter end -- as a serpent it biteth, And as a basilisk it stingeth.

Psalm 58:3-4

The wicked have been estranged from the womb, They have erred from the belly, speaking lies. Their poison is as poison of a serpent, As a deaf asp shutting its ear,

Numbers 21:9

And Moses maketh a serpent of brass, and setteth it on the ensign, and it hath been, if the serpent hath bitten any man, and he hath looked expectingly unto the serpent of brass -- he hath lived.

John 3:14-15

'And as Moses did lift up the serpent in the wilderness, so it behoveth the Son of Man to be lifted up, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during,

Deuteronomy 32:33

The poison of dragons is their wine And the fierce venom of asps.

From Thematic Bible


Conviction » Instances of » The israelites » Complaints » Serpents

Numbers 21:7

and the people come in unto Moses and say, 'We have sinned, for we have spoken against Jehovah, and against thee; pray unto Jehovah, and He doth turn aside from us the serpent;' and Moses prayeth in behalf of the people.

Highways » Infested with » Serpents

Genesis 49:17

Dan is a serpent by the way, An adder by the path, Which is biting the horse's heels, And its rider falleth backward.

Israel » Scoured » Serpents » Poisonous

Numbers 21:4-9

And they journey from mount Hor, the way of the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom, and the soul of the people is short in the way, and the people speak against God, and against Moses, 'Why hast thou brought us up out of Egypt to die in a wilderness? for there is no bread, and there is no water, and our soul hath been weary of this light bread.' And Jehovah sendeth among the people the burning serpents, and they bite the people, and much people of Israel die; read more.
and the people come in unto Moses and say, 'We have sinned, for we have spoken against Jehovah, and against thee; pray unto Jehovah, and He doth turn aside from us the serpent;' and Moses prayeth in behalf of the people. And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Make for thee a burning serpent, and set it on an ensign; and it hath been, every one who is bitten and hath seen it -- he hath lived. And Moses maketh a serpent of brass, and setteth it on the ensign, and it hath been, if the serpent hath bitten any man, and he hath looked expectingly unto the serpent of brass -- he hath lived.

Reptiles » Serpents

Exodus 7:10

And Moses goeth in -- Aaron also -- unto Pharaoh, and they do so as Jehovah hath commanded; and Aaron casteth his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it becometh a monster.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of the devil

Serpents » Evil men compared to

Matthew 12:34

Brood of vipers! how are ye able to speak good things -- being evil? for out of the abundance of the heart doth the mouth speak.

Luke 3:7

Then said he to the multitudes coming forth to be baptised by him, 'Brood of vipers! who did prompt you to flee from the coming wrath?

Serpents » Often sent as a punishment

Deuteronomy 32:24

Exhausted by famine, And consumed by heat, and bitter destruction. And the teeth of beasts I send upon them, With poison of fearful things of the dust.

Numbers 21:6

And Jehovah sendeth among the people the burning serpents, and they bite the people, and much people of Israel die;

1 Corinthians 10:9

neither may we tempt the Christ, as also certain of them did tempt, and by the serpents did perish;

Serpents » Doomed to eat their food mingled with dust

Genesis 3:14

And Jehovah God saith unto the serpent, 'Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou above all the cattle, and above every beast of the field: on thy belly dost thou go, and dust thou dost eat, all days of thy life;

Micah 7:17

They lick dust as a serpent, as fearful things of earth, They tremble from their enclosures, Of Jehovah our God they are afraid, Yea, they are afraid of Thee.

Isaiah 65:25

Wolf and lamb do feed as one, And a lion as an ox eateth straw, As to the serpent -- dust is its food, They do no evil, nor destroy, In all My holy mountain, said Jehovah!

Serpents » Miracles connected with » Moses' rod turned into

Exodus 7:9

When Pharaoh speaketh unto you, saying, Give for yourselves a wonder; then thou hast said unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast before Pharaoh -- it becometh a monster.'

Exodus 4:3

and He saith, 'Cast it to the earth;' and he casteth it to the earth, and it becometh a serpent -- and Moses fleeth from its presence.

Exodus 7:15

go unto Pharaoh in the morning, lo, he is going out to the water, and thou hast stood to meet him by the edge of the River, and the rod which was turned to a serpent thou dost take in thy hand,

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

Proverbs 23:32

Its latter end -- as a serpent it biteth, And as a basilisk it stingeth.

Serpents » Many kinds of poisonous

Deuteronomy 32:24

Exhausted by famine, And consumed by heat, and bitter destruction. And the teeth of beasts I send upon them, With poison of fearful things of the dust.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of enemies who harass and destroy

Jeremiah 8:17

For, lo, I am sending among you serpents, Vipers that have no charmer, And they have bitten you, an affirmation of Jehovah.

Isaiah 14:29

Rejoice not thou, Philistia, all of thee, That broken hath been the rod of thy smiter, For from the root of a serpent cometh out a viper, And its fruit is a flying saraph.

Serpents » Characterized as subtle

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

Mark 16:18

serpents they shall take up; and if any deadly thing they may drink, it shall not hurt them; on the ailing they shall lay hands, and they shall be well.'

Serpents » Called crooked

Isaiah 27:1

In that day lay a charge doth Jehovah, With his sword -- the sharp, and the great, and the strong, On leviathan -- a fleeing serpent, And on leviathan -- a crooked serpent, And He hath slain the dragon that is in the sea.

Serpents » Were often enchanted or fascinated

Ecclesiastes 10:11

If the serpent biteth without enchantment, Then there is no advantage to a master of the tongue.

Serpents » Infest » Hedges

Ecclesiastes 10:8

Whoso is digging a pit falleth into it, And whoso is breaking a hedge, a serpent biteth him.

Serpents » Infest » Deserts

Deuteronomy 8:15

who is causing thee to go in the great and the terrible wilderness -- burning serpent, and scorpion, and thirst -- where there is no water; who is bringing out to thee waters from the flinty rock;

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

Numbers 21:8-9

And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Make for thee a burning serpent, and set it on an ensign; and it hath been, every one who is bitten and hath seen it -- he hath lived. And Moses maketh a serpent of brass, and setteth it on the ensign, and it hath been, if the serpent hath bitten any man, and he hath looked expectingly unto the serpent of brass -- he hath lived.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of the tribe of dan

Genesis 49:17

Dan is a serpent by the way, An adder by the path, Which is biting the horse's heels, And its rider falleth backward.

Serpents » Illustrative » Of hypocrites

Serpents » Dangerous to travellers

Genesis 49:17

Dan is a serpent by the way, An adder by the path, Which is biting the horse's heels, And its rider falleth backward.

Serpents » Doomed to creep on their belly

Genesis 3:14

And Jehovah God saith unto the serpent, 'Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou above all the cattle, and above every beast of the field: on thy belly dost thou go, and dust thou dost eat, all days of thy life;

Serpents » Man's aversion and hatred to

Serpents » Cursed above all creatures

Genesis 3:14

And Jehovah God saith unto the serpent, 'Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou above all the cattle, and above every beast of the field: on thy belly dost thou go, and dust thou dost eat, all days of thy life;

Serpents » Unclean and unfit for food

Matthew 7:10

and if a fish he may ask -- a serpent will he present to him?

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

Serpents » Produced from eggs

Isaiah 59:5

Eggs of a viper they have hatched, And webs of a spider they weave, Whoso is eating their eggs doth die, And the crushed hatcheth a viper.

Serpents » Infest » Holes in walls

Amos 5:19

As when one fleeth from the face of the lion, And the bear hath met him, And he hath come in to the house, And hath leant his hand on the wall, And the serpent hath bitten him.

Serpents » All kinds of, can be tamed

James 3:7

For every nature, both of beasts and of fowls, both of creeping things and things of the sea, is subdued, and hath been subdued, by the human nature,

Serpents » Created by God

Titles and names of the wicked » Serpents

Wicked people » Compared with » Serpents

Wicked, the, are compared to » Serpents