Bible Verses About Snakes (KJV)

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Types of Snakes In The Bible

There are many different types of snakes mentioned in the Bible. The most well-known is the serpent in the Garden of Eden, who tempted Eve to eat the forbidden fruit. This snake was cursed by God and condemned to crawl on its belly and eat dust for the rest of its days.

Other snakes mentioned in the Bible include the adder, the asp, and the viper. These snakes were often used as metaphors for evil or danger. For example, in Psalm 140:3, the psalmist says, “They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent’s; the poison of vipers is on their lips.”In some cases, snakes were seen as helpful creatures.

In Numbers 21:7-9, the Israelites were being bitten by deadly snakes, but when they looked at a bronze snake that had been set up by Moses, they were healed. Jesus later referred to this story when he said that he must be lifted up on the cross like the bronze snake in order to save people from their sins.

As you can see, snakes can be seen in a variety of ways in the Bible. Whether they are being used as a metaphor for evil or as a symbol of healing, they are definitely an important part of the biblical story.

The Symbol of Snake In The Bible

The symbol of the snake in the Bible is often associated with sin and evil. There are numerous references to snakes throughout the Bible, most notably in the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. This reptile can represent both good and evil, depending on the context in which it is used.

When we think of snakes, we typically think of something dangerous or evil. This is because the serpent in the Garden of Eden tempted Adam and Eve to eat from the tree of knowledge, leading to their fall from grace.

Many other references to snakes can be found throughout the Bible, often as symbols of evil or destruction. For example, in Numbers 21:6-9, God sends a plague of snakes to punish the Israelites for their sins. And in John 3:14-15, Jesus says that anyone who believes in Him will have eternal life, “even though they were dead,” like a snake that comes back to life after being killed.

Despite their negative associations, snakes can also represent renewal and healing. Acts 28:3-6, Paul is bitten by a poisonous snake, but he is unharmed because of his faith in Jesus.

In some cultures, snakes are actually seen as helpful creatures. For example, the Caduceus is a staff with two snakes wrapped around it. This symbol is often used to represent healing and medicine.

Bible Verses About Snakes

1. Isaiah 11:8

And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.

2. Revelation 9:19

For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

3. Luke 11:11

If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

4. Genesis 49:17

Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

5. Isaiah 65:25

The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.

6. Matthew 12:34

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

7. Revelation 20:2

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

8. Exodus 4:3

And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.

9. Mark 16:18

They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

10. Jeremiah 51:34

Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out.

11. Amos 9:3

And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:

12. 2 Kings 18:4

He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.

13. 2 Corinthians 11:3

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

14. Deuteronomy 32:33

Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.

15. Matthew 23:33

Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

16. Micah 7:17

They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee.

17. Luke 10:19

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

18. Amos 5:19

As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

19. Romans 3:13

Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

20. Isaiah 27:1

In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

21. 1 Corinthians 10:9

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

22. Isaiah 30:6

The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.

23. Psalm 91:13

Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

24. Psalm 140:3

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’ poison is under their lips. Selah.

25. Matthew 3:7

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

26. Isaiah 14:29

Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.

27. Matthew 10:16

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

28. Proverbs 23:32

At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

29. Jeremiah 46:22

The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood.

30. Genesis 3:14

And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

31. Deuteronomy 8:15

Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

32. Revelation 12:9

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

33. Genesis 3:15

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

34. Job 20:14

Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him.

 

Celine Rice
Celine is a web blogger who enjoys writing about her daily life. Her favorite topics are education and feminism. As much as she enjoys being creative, she sometimes just wants to sit down and read a good book without overthinking.
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