Questions tagged [satan]

In Judaism, an angel acting at God's direction to test or prove somebody; in Christianity, a fallen angel who rebelled against God and reigns over hell.

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Was Jesus "reviling Satan" in John 8:44 contrary to the admonition in Jude vss. 8-9?

In the Gospel of John we read of Jesus' condemnation of the Devil: John 8:44: "[The Devil] was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. ...
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What is the Kingdom of Satan? Matthew 12:26

Matthew 12:22-28 (ESV): 22 Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, “Can ...
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Why the added 'rise up' in Mark 3:26

Mark 3:24-26 says: And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and ...
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How is God not ultimately responsible for the sins of the world (Gen. 3:1-7, Job 1, 2, etc.)? [closed]

I feel as though I should have a direct, straightforward answer to this question, but I often come up a bit short. There is little doubt in my mind that God works everything together for good. However,...
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Can wars take place in the Presence of Almighty God (Rev. 12:7-9)?

A passage from the Book of Revelation declares that a war took place before God in heaven: Revelation 12:7-9: "And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The ...
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Ezekiel 28:14 question Hebrew wording

Ezekiel 28:14 does the Hebrew say you were the cherub or placed with the cherub?
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Could Mark 3:27 ("binding the strong man [Satan]") and Revelation 20:2 ("Satan bound") be equivalent?

It is commonly recognized that the "strong man" in the following verse is Satan: Mk. 3:27: “But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first binds the ...
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Is devil a cherub or seraphim?

The looks of the devil is confusing. In Revelation 20:2, He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; the devil is described as an ...
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Could Satan be speaking through Job's wife (Job 2:9)?

In the Book of Job, we initially read of Satan telling God: Job 1:11: "But put forth Your hand now and touch all that [Job] has; he will surely curse You to Your face" (emphasis added). ...
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The Devil vs Satan

KJV Rev. 20:1-3 Revelation 20:2 King James Version (KJV) 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, I have searched several ...
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When is the "ruler of this world" driven out? Jn 12:31

NIV John 12:31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince [ruler] of this world will be driven out. In that verse he was speaking about his upcoming crucifixion. But in Ephesians, ...
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How is Daniel 4:17 to be reconciled with Luke 4:5-6?

In the Book of Daniel the text states that God gives the kingdoms of men to whomever He chooses: Daniel 4:17: "This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers And the decision is a ...
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What is meant by "schemes of the devil" in Ephesians 6:11?

Ephesians 6:10-12 (ESV): 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For ...
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Is the expression regarding Satan "disguising himself as an angel of light" literal or figurative (2 Cor. 11:14)?

The surrounding passages are speaking of false human teachers. How might we then interpret the expression regarding the Devil? 2 Corinthians 11:13-15: "For such men are false apostles, deceitful ...
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Who led David to number Israel God or Satan? [duplicate]

In 2 Samuel 24:1 it says that the Lord God himself led or tempted David to number Israel but 1 Chronicles 21:1 says that the Devil himself did, is this a contradiction? and if no, then how could we as ...
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What does "in" mean in Job 2:2?

The King James Version of Job 2:2 reads: And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and ...
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What can we know about Satan based on Genesis 3?

There are certainly other passages that refer to this malevolent being (Job 1:6, 2:1, Revelation 12:7-9). But what do we really know of him? Since he cannot be eternal, when might he have been created,...
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Luke 4:6-7 How do we read that Satan receives authority over the kingdoms of the world?

How do we read that Satan had received authority over all the kingdoms of the world? That is, he received them, and so offers them to Jesus in the following verse (and of course he cannot offer ...
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What signs and wonders are performed by whom? 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10

2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 (NIV): 9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10 ...
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What did Paul mean by "the flaming darts of the evil one" in Ephesians 6:16?

Ephesians 6:10-18 (ESV): 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For ...
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What did Paul mean by "and give no opportunity to the devil" in Ephesians 4:27? Give no opportunity for what?

Ephesians 4:17-31 (ESV) 17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, ...
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Do the passages in Genesis 4:7 and 1 Peter 5:8-9 suggest Satan can manipulate our thoughts?

In these two verse we are told that "sin in crouching at the door" and "the Devil prowls like a roaring lion": Genesis 4:7: "If you do well, will not your countenance be ...
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Does Jude vss. 8-9 reveal the Devil to be an "angelic majesty?"

From the Letter of Jude: Jude vs. 8: "Yet in the same way [depraved] men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties." The very next verse seems ...
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Who is the offspring of the Nachash in Genesis 3:15?

“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭ Who is the offspring/seed ...
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Did Satan want Jesus crucified or not? Matthew 16:21-23 vs Luke 22:3-6

Many interpret Jesus' words in Matthew 16:23 as evidence that Satan manipulated Peter into attempting to dissuade Jesus from going to the cross (see the top answers to this related question for ...
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Did Jesus address Peter or Satan influencing Peter when he said “Get behind me, Satan!" in Matthew 16:23?

Matthew 16:23 (ESV): 23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” Was ...
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What is Apostle Paul's "thorn in the flesh"?

2 Corinthians 12:7-9 (AKJV) And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest ...
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What Was the Messenger of Satan That Tormented Paul? [duplicate]

The apostle Paul describes being tormented by a "messenger of Satan": 2 Corinthians 12:7: “Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting ...
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Romans 16:20 what is the meaning of 'under your feet'?

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The last letter to the Roman church with lots of greetings and encouragements. And a few warnings. Immediate context is; 17 Now I urge you, ...
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When did satan (SH7835) obtain the additional meaning of superhuman adversary?

For Strong's Hebrew number 7854 (Satan) the Brown-Driver-Briggs' notes give these meanings: (1) adversary, one who withstands (1a) adversary (in general — personal or national) (2) superhuman ...
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Was Judas a Christian?

1 Corinthians 3:16 English Standard Version Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? Let's define a Christian as one who has the Spirit dwells in him. John 13:...
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Who is in charge of rulers and governing authorities: God or Satan?

Romans 13:1-7 (NASB): Every person is to be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists ...
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Did Satan show Jesus a flat earth?

Luke 4:5 Then the devil led Him up to a high place and showed Him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6“I will give You authority over all these kingdoms and all their glory,” he said. “For ...
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Were Satan and his evil forces cast out of heaven or not? Revelation 12:7-9 vs Ephesians 6:12

Revelation 12:7-9 (NASB) says: 7 And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, 8 and they did not prevail, and there was no ...
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Where do demons spend most of their time: in humans or in the heavenly places?

Matthew 12:43-45 gives me the impression that demons are constantly in the lookout for humans with "open doors" to inhabit. They find no comfort in living anywhere other than a human. 43 “...
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Luke 10:18 Satan's Name?

Is Jesus saying the name of Satan when speaking in Luke 10:18? I have researched the verse in Hebrew, and there seems to be a question about the smallest of words in the verse when it comes to ...
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What does "bewitch" mean in Galatians 3:1?

What does bewitch mean in Galatians 3:1? Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. From the ...
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1 Corinthians 7:5 - Satan's Temptation and Lack of Self-Control

1 Corinthians 7:5 (ESV), 5 Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not ...
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Is Satan one of the "sons of God"?

In the framing story of Job, we read about הַשָּׂטָן (ha-Satan) and בְּנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים (ben 'elohiym) appearing before God: Now it fell upon a day, that the sons of God came to present themselves ...
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In Matthew 4:5 how can the devil be called "the father of lies" (John 8:44) and yet be observed speaking the truth to Jesus?

Scripture says that the devil does not hold the truth, for there is no truth in him and that when he lies, he speaks his native language for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44): Jhn 8:...
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Did Judas have free will to reject Satan's temptation? [closed]

I have this thought and I would like to hear yours. Was Judas destined to betray Jesus or does Judas have the free will to reject Satan’s temptation? Satan has entered Judas’ body at John 13:27 which ...
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Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel? This is a contradiction [duplicate]

Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel? God did (2 Samuel 24: 1) Satan did (I Chronicles 21:1)
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In Isaiah 14:12 did the King James translator make a mistake using the term Lucifer to describe morning star?

KJV Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! NRSV Isaiah 14:12 How you are fallen from ...
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In 1 Timothy 1:20, what is the meaning of delivering persons to Satan?

1 Timothy 1:20 (KJV); Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. What is the meaning of delivering persons to Satan? Does ...
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Why, in Ezekiel 28, is the King of Tyre conflated with Lucifer?

Most of what Christians know about Lucifer comes from Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28. Especially in Ezekiel, however, the oracles are clearly addressed to the King of Tyre. 11 The word of the LORD came to ...
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Does John 12:31 refer to the event in Revelation 12:9?

What is the meaning of Satan being "cast out" in the following verse? John 12:31 (KJV) 31 Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out (ἐκβληθήσεται ἔξω). From ...
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What is the Pre- Adamic World?

Pre- Adamic World and Roman 5:12-14. When God placed Adam and Eve on the restored earth he told them to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth (Gen 1:28) meaning to repopulate or refill. ...
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Why is Isaiah 14:12-15 interpreted by some to refer to Satan?

Is 14:12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend ...
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Are there any published works on the development of "satan/Satan" in the Hebrew Bible to the New Testament? [closed]

I was wondering if anyone knew of any published works (books or papers) that study the development of the hebrew word satan and particularly how it came to be associated in some places with the New ...
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What did Paul mean when he said: "spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms"

Ephesians 6 New International Version (NIV) translation states: Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the ...