DEVILS
AND
UNCLEAN, EVIL, OR FAMILIAR SPIRITS

 Devils in the Bible are today known as demons, although the word 'demon' does not appear in Biblical text.  The one consistent characteristic trait is that they almost always possessing a human body with less than desirable physical and mental consequences.  These devils are possibly the Nephilim, the spirits of the giants that were progeny of the human / angelic union that resulted in the Flood.   The term fallen angels is not in the Bible although it is recorded that Satan is fallen and it would be presumed that that makes his cohorts are fallen angels as well.  The question that this poses is whether or not the devils that possess humans and animals are the beings known as Satan's angels or the Nephilim of the flood?

LEVITICUS
        17:7  And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.  

        19:31  Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

        20:6  And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.

        20:27
  A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

DEUTERONOMY
        32:17  They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.    

        18:11  Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

JUDGES
        9:23  Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech:  It is not clear in this context whether the Elohiym sent an "evil spirit" or "in spirit sent an evil". 

1 SAMUEL
        16:14  But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.  15  And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.  16  Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.  

        16:23  And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

        18:10  And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul's hand.

        19:19  And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand.

        28:3  Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land.

        28:7  Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor.   8  And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.
       
        28:9  And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die?

2  KINGS
        21:6 
And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

        23:24  Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.

1  CHRONICLES
        10:13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

2  CHRONICLES
        11:15  And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.
        
        33:6  And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

PSALM  
        106:37  Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,

ISAIAH
        8:19 
And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?

        19:3 
And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.

        29:4And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.

ZECHARIAH

        13:2  And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.

MATTHEW
        4:24  And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

        7:22  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

        8:16  When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

        8:28  And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with
devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.                     

        8:31  So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.

        8:33  And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.

        9:32  As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil  33  And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
        
        9:34  But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.

        10:1  And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

       10:8  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

        12:22  Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

        12:24  But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

        12:27  And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
28  But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you

        12:43  When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

        15:22  And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

        17:18  And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.

MARK
        1:23  And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

        1:26  And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.  27  And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.

        1:32  And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.

        1:34  And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.

        1:39  And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.

        3:11  And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.

        3:15  And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:

        3:22  And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.

        3:30  Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

        5:2  And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

        5:8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.

        5:12  And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.  13  And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.

        5:15    And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.  16  And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.

        5:18  And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.

        6:7  And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;

        6:13  And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

        7:25  For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:  26  The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter

        7:29  And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.  30  And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.

        9:38  And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.

        16:9  Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

        16:17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
        
LUKE
        4:33  And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,

        4:35  And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.  36  And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

        4:41  And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.

        6:18  And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.

        7:21  And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.

        8:2  And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,

        8:27 And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.

        8:29  (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)  30  And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.

        8:33  Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.

        8:35  Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.  36  They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.

        8:38  Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,

        9:1  Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

        9:42  And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father

        9:49  And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.

        10:17  And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

        11:14  And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.  15  But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.

        11:18  If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.  19  And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.  20  But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

        11:24  When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.

        13:32  And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.
        
JOHN
        6:70  Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?

        7:20  The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?

        8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
               
        8:48  Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?  49  Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.

        8:52  Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.

        10:20  And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?  21  Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

ACTS
        5:16  There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.

        8:7  For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.

        10:38  How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

        16:13  And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

        19:9  And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand.

        19:12  So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.  13  Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the LORD Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

        19:15  And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?  16  And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

1 CORINTHIANS
        10:20  But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.  21  Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

1 TIMOTHY
        4:1  Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

JAMES  
        2:19  Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

REVELATIONS
        9:20  And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

        16:14  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

        18:2  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

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