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Daniel 1:17-20 "And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers. . . ."
2:27-28 "Daniel answered . . . , The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king; but there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets. . . ."
Genesis 41:1-8 "Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream. And . . . he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, . . . but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh." (Devils cannot help you with Godís business.)
OK, so they can do a few tricks:
Exodus 7:10-12 "Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they . . . cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods."
vs. 20-22 "And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments. . . ."
8:6-7 "And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt."
Revelation 13:4-15 "And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven. . . ."
But their power is limited:
Exodus 8:16-18 "And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not. . . ."
Chapter 14 (Provides a comparison of power.)
The things they do are forbidden:
Leviticus 19:26 "Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times."
("Oh, hi, there! Whatís your sign?" -- "Whenís your birthday?")
Exodus 22:18 "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live."
("Bewitched", "Witchblade", "Lost Boys", etc.)
Deuteronomy 18:10-14 "There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord. . . ."
2nd Chronicles 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."
2nd Kings 17:17 "And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger."
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."
1st Samuel 15:23 ". . . rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. . . ."
1st Chronicles 10:13-14 "So Saul died for his transgression . . . and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it; and enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him. . . ."
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?"
19:1-3 "they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards."
47:7-15 ". . . the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments. * * * Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee."
Micah 5:12 "And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers. . . ."
Jeremiah 10:2 "Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them."
27:9 "Therefore hearken not ye to your [(false)] prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers. . . ."
Acts 16:16-18 ". . . a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying. . . ."
Revelation 21:8 "But the . . . sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
Galatians 5:19-21 "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
Ephesians 5:8-11 "For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light. . . . And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."