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Commentary and study notes:

Strongs definition of the Greek word translated Satan is: the accuser, i.e. the devil,
Strongs definition of the Greek word translated devil is: a traducer (i.e. a slanderer, a false
The devil and Satan is one and the same entity and is also called the tempter (see Matt 4:1-3
and vs. 10), the evil one (Matt 13:38), the great dragon and serpent of old (Rev 12).
The Devil knows & uses & quotes Scriptures to promote false doctrine and deceptions (see Matt
He plants his people in the Kingdom (see Matt 13:38&39).
He takes away the word of Gods from the heart of His people (Luke 8:10-13).
He puts into the heart of men to do evil even to the extent of betraying the Son of God (John
He can oppress some to the point that they need healing (Acts 10:38-39).
If you let the sun go down on your anger you give the devil an opportunity (Eph 4:25-28).
He has schemes against us, i.e. he schemes against us (Eph 6:11-12).
He is able to ensnare & hold people captive to do his will (II Tim 2:25-26).
He is like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour (I Peter 5:8-9).
He has works (I John 3:8-9).
He deceives, i.e. he is capable of deceiving the whole world (Rev 12:8-9).
He can enter into certain people (Luke 22:3-4).
He can sift people like sifting wheat (Luke 22:31-33).
He can fill your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3).
He has a dominion known as the dominion of darkness (Acts 26:16-18).
To combat him is a sword fight; Jesus used Scripture to fight him and then told him to be gone
(Matt 4:1-11).
He has angels (Rev. 12:8-9).
Satan falls when we use the authority & power given to us (Luke 10:17-20).
We can be ignorant of his schemes (II Cor 2:10-11).
He disguises himself as an angel of light (II Cor 11:12-15).
Satan hinders us at times (I Thes 2:17-19).
Power, Signs, & False Wonders can be performed by Satan (II Thes 2:9-10).
Some Christians turn & follow Satan (I Tim 5:14-16).
Satan has a synagogue & a throne (Rev 2:8-10 & 2:12-14).
There is a second MOST important thing to know and learn from the Bible
scriptures concerning the devil and Satan. What is it? If you know you will be able
to properly complete the following sentence with one two-letter word.
The devil who is also known as Satan ____.
The most important thing to know is how to be victorious over him; i.e. how to
resist him in your faith, how to keep others from being one of his victims, how to
cast him behind you, how not to be deceived by him, etc...

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Matt 4:1-11 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the
devil. 2 And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry. 3 And the
tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become
bread." 4 But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on
every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'" 5 Then the devil took Him into the holy city;
and he had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, "If You are the Son of
God throw Yourself down; for it is written, 'He will give His angels charge concerning You'; and
'On their hands they will bear You up, Lest You strike Your foot against a stone.'"
7 Jesus said to him, "On the other hand, it is written, 'You shall not put the Lord your God to the
test.'" 8 Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of
the world, and their glory; 9 and he said to Him, "All these things will I give You, if You fall
down and worship me." 10 Then Jesus said to him, "Begone, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall
worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.'" 11 Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels
came and began to minister to Him.
Matt 13:38-39 the tares are the sons of the evil one; 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the
Luke 8:10-13 11 "Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God. 12 "And those beside
the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their
heart, so that they may not believe and be saved.
John 13:2 2 And during supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot,
the son of Simon, to betray Him,
Acts 10:38-39 38 "You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy
Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed
by the devil; for God was with Him.
Eph 4:26-28 26 Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and
do not give the devil an opportunity.
Eph 6:11-12 11 Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the
schemes of the devil.
1 Tim 3:6-7 6 and not a new convert, lest he become conceited and fall into the condemnation
incurred by the devil. 7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that
he may not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
2 Tim 2:25-26 25 with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may
grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their
senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.
Heb 2:14-15 14 Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also
partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of
death, that is, the devil;
James 4:6-8 7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
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1 Peter 5:8-9 8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like
a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 But resist him, firm in your faith,
1 John 3:8-9 The Son of God appeared for this purpose, that He might destroy the works of the
Rev 2:10-11 10'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast
some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be
faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Rev 12:8-9 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the
devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels
were thrown down with him.
Mark 3:22-27 22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, "He is
possessed by Beelzebul," and "He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons." 23 And He
called them to Himself and began speaking to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?
24 "And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 "And if a house is
divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 "And if Satan has risen up against
himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but he is finished! 27 "But no one can enter the strong
man's house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will
plunder his house.
Mark 4:15-16 15 "And these are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown;
and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in
Luke 10:17-20 17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are
subject to us in Your name." 18 And He said to them, "I was watching Satan fall from heaven like
lightning. 19 "Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over
all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall injure you. 20 "Nevertheless do not rejoice in this,
that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven."
Luke 22:3-4 3 And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number
of the twelve.
Luke 22:31-33 31 "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like
wheat; 32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have
turned again, strengthen your brothers. "
Acts 5:3 3 But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit,
and to keep back some of the price of the land?
Acts 26:16-18 16'But arise, and stand on your feet; for this purpose I have appeared to you, to
appoint you a minister and a witness not only to the things which you have seen, but also to the
things in which I will appear to you; 17 delivering you from the Jewish people and from the
Gentiles, to whom I am sending you, 18 to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to
light and from the dominion of Satan to God, in order that they may receive forgiveness of sins
and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.'
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Rom 16:17-20 17 Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and
hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. 18 For such
men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and
flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting. 19 For the report of your obedience
has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good,
and innocent in what is evil. 20 And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.
1 Cor 5:5 5 I have decided to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, that
his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
1 Cor 7:5-6 5 Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time that you may devote
yourselves to prayer, and come together again lest Satan tempt you because of your lack of selfcontrol.
2 Cor 2:10-11 10 But whom you forgive anything, I forgive also; for indeed what I have
forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did it for your sakes in the presence of Christ, 11 in order
that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.
2 Cor 11:12-15 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves
as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15
Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness;
whose end shall be according to their deeds.
1 Thes 2:17-19 18 For we wanted to come to you-- I, Paul, more than once-- and yet Satan
thwarted us.
2 Thes 2:9-10 9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all
power and signs and false wonders,
1 Tim 5:14-16 14 Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house,
and give the enemy no occasion for reproach; 15 for some have already turned aside to follow
Rev 2:8-10 9'I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy
by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
Rev 2:12-14 The One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this: 13'I know where you
dwell, where Satan's throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith, even in the
days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
Rev 2:24 .'But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have
not known the deep things of Satan, as they call them-Rev 12:9-10 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the
devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels
were thrown down with him.
Rev 20:2-3 2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan,
and bound him for a thousand years
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