Bible Verses About Demons From The Old Testament 

Bible Verses About Demons From The Old Testament 

The Old Testament does have references to demons and evil spirits, although they are less numerous compared to the New Testament. These references indicate the presence of demonic or evil spirits in various contexts, including idolatry and sacrifices to false gods. Demons in the Old Testament are often associated with idolatry and pagan worship practices, highlighting the spiritual dangers that the Israelites faced from surrounding cultures and their false gods. 

These passages illustrate the Old Testament's treatment of demons, evil spirits, and related practices like witchcraft, divination, and consulting mediums. The scriptures strongly condemn these practices and emphasize their spiritual dangers and the consequences of engaging in them.



Here are some notable Old Testament verses that mention demons or related entities: 



1. Leviticus 17:7: "They shall no more offer their sacrifices to demons, after whom they have played the harlot. This shall be a statute forever for them throughout their generations."

2. Deuteronomy 32:17: "They sacrificed to demons, not to God, to gods they did not know, to new gods, new arrivals that your fathers did not fear."



3. 2 Chronicles 11:15: "Then he appointed for himself priests for the high places, for the demons, and the calf idols which he had made."



4. Psalm 106:37: "They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons."



5. Isaiah 13:21: "But wild beasts of the desert will lie there, and their houses will be full of owls; ostriches will dwell there, and wild goats will caper there."



6. Isaiah 34:14: "The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the jackals, and the wild goat shall bleat to its companion; also the night creature shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest."



7. Job 4:15: "Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair on my body stood up."



8. 1 Samuel 16:14-15: "But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the Lord troubled him. And Saul's servants said to him, 'Surely, a distressing spirit from God is troubling you.'"



9. 1 Samuel 18:10: "And it happened on the next day that the distressing spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied inside the house. So David played music with his hand, as at other times; but there was a spear in Saul's hand."



10. 1 Samuel 19:9: "Now the distressing spirit from the Lord came upon Saul as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand. And David was playing music with his hand."



11. Deuteronomy 18:10-11: "There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead."



12. 2 Kings 21:6: "Also he made his son pass through the fire, practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft, and consulted spiritists and mediums. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger."



13. 2 Chronicles 33:6: "Also he caused his sons to pass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger."



14. Isaiah 19:3: "The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst; I will destroy their counsel, and they will consult the idols and the charmers, the mediums and the sorcerers."



15. Isaiah 29:4: "You shall be brought down, you shall speak out of the ground; your speech shall be low, out of the dust; your voice shall be like a medium’s, out of the ground; and your speech shall whisper out of the dust."



16. Isaiah 8:19: "And when they say to you, 'Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,' should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living?"



17. Leviticus 20:6: "And the person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from his people."



18. Leviticus 20:27: "A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones. Their blood shall be upon them."



19. Leviticus 19:31: "Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God."



20. Isaiah 47:12-13: "Stand now with your enchantments and the multitude of your sorceries, in which you have labored from your youth—perhaps you will be able to profit, perhaps you will prevail. You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; let now the astrologers, the stargazers, and the monthly prognosticators stand up and save you from what shall come upon you."



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