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διάβολος 'diabolos' meaning 'Devil' Strong's 1228

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Introduction 2.1

This is a thorough bible study including every verse that contains the Greek word διάβολος, 'diabolos' meaning 'Devil' (Strong's 1228) in the New Testament. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word diabolos appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. If the word is in italics then there is no equivalent word for it in the Greek. In Greek the suffixes and some prepositions are not added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, except for case endings, so the associated suffix or preposition has not been included in highlighted text. We have not included the definite article in the highlighted text when it has occurred either. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.1 Scriptures for διάβολος 'diabolos' meaning 'Devil' Strong's 1228

Matthew 4:1 Then Jesus was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the Devil.
4:5 Then the Devil takes him up into the holy city, and sets him on a pinnacle of the temple,
4:8 Again, the Devil takes him up into an exceedingly high mountain, and shows him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
4:11 Then the Devil leaves him, and, behold, angels came and ministered to him.
13:39 The enemy who sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are the angels.
25:41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into long-lasting fire, prepared for the Devil and his angels:

Luke 4:2 Being forty days tempted of the Devil. And in those days he ate nothing: and when they were ended, he afterwards was hungry.
4:3 And the Devil said to him, If you are the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
4:5 And the Devil, taking him up into a high mountain, showed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
4:6 And the Devil said to him, All this authority will I give you, and the glory of them: for that is delivered to me; and to whomever I will I give it.
4:13 And when the Devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a time.
8:12 Those by the way side are those who hear; then comes the Devil, and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

John 6:70 Jesus answered them, Have I not chosen you twelve, and one of you is a Devil?
8:44 You are of your father the Devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
13:2 And supper having started, the Devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;

Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed of the Devil; for God was with him.
13:10 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, you child of the Devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

Ephesians 4:27 Nor give place to the Devil.
6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil.

1 Timothy 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the Devil.
3:7 Furthermore he must have a good report of those who are outside; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the Devil.
3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not liars, sober, faithful in all things.

2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the Devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, liars, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those who are good,

Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they are in behaviour as becomes holiness, not liars, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the Devil;

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the Devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:

1 John 3:8 He who commits sin is of the Devil; for the Devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might undo the works of the Devil.
3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the Devil: whoever does not do righteousness is not of God, nor he who does not love his brother.

Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the Devil he disputed about the body of Moses, did not dare bring against him a blasphemous judgment, but said, The Lord rebuke you.

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the Devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried; and you shall have tribulation ten days: be faithful to death, and I will give you a crown of life.
12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, who deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
12:12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you who dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! For the Devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.
20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, who is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
20:10 And the Devil who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for the ages of the ages.

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