Scriptures on Satan and the Fallen Angels (Demons)
I have hesitated on doing a list of Bible verses about Satan and fallen angels otherwise known as demons .
The reason I hesitate is that sometimes people get way too worked up about blaming Satan for everything that happens and at times go as far as to give him attributes that only God has like being all knowing and all powerful.
I also get concerned that giving too much attention to the devil plays right into his desire to be worshiped and glorified.
So as you read these scriptures please keep in mind that Satan wants to distract you. Learn what the scriptures say about the devil and demons but always remember to focus on Jesus.
Scriptures On Satan
[ Job’s First Test ] One day the members of the heavenly court came to present themselves before the LORD, and the Accuser, Satan, came with them.
[ Cleansing for the High Priest ] Then the angel showed me Jeshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD. The Accuser, Satan, was there at the angel’s right hand, making accusations against Jeshua.
“Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the LORD your God and serve only him.’ ”
“Yes,” he told them, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning!”
This dear woman, a daughter of Abraham, has been held in bondage by Satan for eighteen years. Isn’t it right that she be released, even on the Sabbath?”
Then Satan entered into Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve disciples,
The time for judging this world has come, when Satan, the ruler of this world, will be cast out.
Then Peter said, “Ananias, why have you let Satan fill your heart? You lied to the Holy Spirit, and you kept some of the money for yourself.
to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.’
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
2 Corinthians 2:11
so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes.
2 Corinthians 4:4
Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
2 Corinthians 11:14
But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
2 Thessalonians 2:9
This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles.
This great dragon—the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world—was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.
The angel threw him into the bottomless pit, which he then shut and locked so Satan could not deceive the nations anymore until the thousand years were finished. Afterward he must be released for a little while.
Bible Verses About Demons
12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O shining star, son of the morning!
You have been thrown down to the earth, you who destroyed the nations of the world.
13 For you said to yourself, ‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars.
I will preside on the mountain of the gods far away in the north.
14 I will climb to the highest heavens and be like the Most High.’
And the demonic spirits gathered all the rulers and their armies to a place with the Hebrew name Armageddon.
They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons.
1 Timothy 4:1
[ Warnings against False Teachers ] Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons.
You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.
10 Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.