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A search in the King James Bible for
Serpents gives the following:


  1. [1] Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
  2. [2] And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
  3. [4] And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
  4. [13] And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
  5. [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:


  1. [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.


  1. [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.


  1. [9] When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.
  2. [10] And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
  3. [12] For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
  4. [15] Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against he come; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand.


  1. [3] And the Lord hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and he called the name of the place Hormah.
  2. [4] And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.
  3. [5] And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
  4. [6] And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
  5. [7] Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
  6. [8] And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
  7. [9] And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.


  1. [11] Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:
  2. [12] Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
  3. [13] And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply; and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;
  4. [14] Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
  5. 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;


  1. [24] They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.


  1. [1] Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign.
  2. [2] Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Abi, the daughter of Zachariah.
  3. [3] And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father did.
  4. [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.


  1. [13] By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.


  1. [4] Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;


  1. [3] They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.


  1. [32] At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.


  1. [19] The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.


  1. [8] He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
  2. [11] Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.


  1. [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.


  1. [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.


  1. [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.


  1. [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.


  1. [17] For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the LORD.


  1. [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.


  1. [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.


  1. [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:


  1. [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.


  1. [15] But for the foolish devices of their wickedness, wherewith being deceived they worshipped serpents void of reason, and vile beasts, thou didst send a multitude of unreasonable beasts upon them for vengeance;


  1. [5] For when the horrible fierceness of beasts came upon these, and they perished with the stings of crooked serpents, thy wrath endured not for ever:


  1. [9] For though no terrible thing did fear them; yet being scared with beasts that passed by, and hissing of serpents,


  1. [13] Who will pity a charmer that is bitten with a serpent, or any such as come nigh wild beasts?


  1. [2] Flee from sin as from the face of a serpent: for if thou comest too near it, it will bite thee: the teeth thereof are as the teeth of a lion, slaying the souls of men.


  1. [15] There is no head above the head of a serpent; and there is no wrath above the wrath of an enemy.


  1. [30] Teeth of wild beasts, and scorpions, serpents, and the sword punishing the wicked to destruction.


  1. [10] Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?


  1. [16] Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.


  1. [33] Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?


  1. [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.


  1. [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.


  1. [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?


  1. [9] Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
  2. [10] Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
  3. [11] Verily, verily I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
  4. [12] If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if i tell you of heavenly things?
  5. [13] And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
  6. [14] And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
  7. [15] That whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life.
  8. [16] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


  1. [9] Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.


  1. [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.


  1. [7] For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:


  1. [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.


  1. [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.
  2. [14] And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
  3. [15] And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.


  1. [2] And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

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