As a Christian, you may have read about the devil’s tricks in the Bible and wondered about how he came up with such evil things. The devil is not just some guy who created some bad ideas or did horrible things in history; he is completely evil and is an enemy of God. The devil wants everyone to do what he wants them to so that they will be his servants forever in hell. However, God knows what he’s doing, and He loves us enough to give us instructions on how to avoid letting him negatively influence our lives.
We are surrounded by sin and Satan’s lies. We need to be constantly aware of his tricks and deceptions so that we can unleash our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Often times we are caught in little temptations that seem harmless, yet they can lead us into bigger temptations or habits. There are many verses in the Bible that talk about how to overcome the devil’s tricks and deceptions. Here are some of those verses.
Bible Verses About The Devil’s Tricks Kjv
1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 168 helpful votes
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
James 4:7 ESV / 120 helpful votes
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Ephesians 6:10-18 ESV / 86 helpful votes
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, …
1 John 3:8 ESV / 81 helpful votes
Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
Ephesians 6:11 ESV / 76 helpful votes
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
John 8:44 ESV / 74 helpful votes
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
2 Corinthians 11:14 ESV / 72 helpful votes
And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 71 helpful votes
In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
1 John 4:1 ESV / 70 helpful votes
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
John 10:10 ESV / 63 helpful votes
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Revelation 12:9 ESV / 51 helpful votes
And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
2 Corinthians 11:3 ESV / 47 helpful votes
But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
1 Peter 5:8-9 ESV / 41 helpful votes
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.
Ephesians 4:27 ESV / 40 helpful votes
And give no opportunity to the devil.
Matthew 24:4-5 ESV / 37 helpful votes
And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.
2 Corinthians 11:14-15 ESV / 34 helpful votes
And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.
James 2:19 ESV / 32 helpful votes
You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!
2 Corinthians 2:11 ESV / 31 helpful votes
So that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 31 helpful votes
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 John 4:4 ESV / 30 helpful votes
Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
Matthew 25:41 ESV / 30 helpful votes
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
Revelation 20:10 ESV / 29 helpful votes
And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
James 1:17 ESV / 29 helpful votes
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
2 Timothy 2:26 ESV / 29 helpful votes
And they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.
Isaiah 14:12 ESV / 27 helpful votes
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!
Luke 10:19 ESV / 24 helpful votes
Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
Matthew 16:23 ESV / 24 helpful votes
But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”
Genesis 3:1-5 ESV / 24 helpful votes
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Hebrews 2:14 ESV / 23 helpful votes
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,
Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV / 23 helpful votes
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, …
Romans 16:20 ESV / 23 helpful votes
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Revelation 12:4 ESV / 22 helpful votes
His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it.
Revelation 2:10 ESV / 22 helpful votes
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.
1 John 5:18 ESV / 21 helpful votes
We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.
Genesis 3:1 ESV / 21 helpful votes
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”
2 Timothy 4:3-4 ESV / 20 helpful votes
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 20 helpful votes
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Acts 5:3 ESV / 20 helpful votes
But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land?
Revelation 21:8 ESV / 19 helpful votes
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
1 John 5:19 ESV / 19 helpful votes
We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
1 John 2:15-16 ESV / 19 helpful votes
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.
1 Corinthians 7:5 ESV / 19 helpful votes
Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
Matthew 7:15 ESV / 19 helpful votes
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
Luke 10:18 ESV / 18 helpful votes
And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
Luke 1:37 ESV / 18 helpful votes
For nothing will be impossible with God.”
1 Chronicles 21:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes
Then Satan stood against Israel and incited David to number Israel.
Revelation 12:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes
And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.
Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 17 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood …
Mark 8:33 ESV / 17 helpful votes
But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”
Ezekiel 28:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes
Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you.
Esther 5:1-14 ESV / 17 helpful votes
On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, in front of the king’s quarters, while the king was sitting on his royal throne inside the throne room opposite the entrance to the palace. And when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won favor in his sight, and he held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. And the king said to her, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you, even to the half of my kingdom.” And Esther said, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a feast that I have prepared for the king.” Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly, so that we may do as Esther has asked.” So the king and Haman came to the feast that Esther had prepared. …
1 Peter 5:1-14 ESV / 16 helpful votes
So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” …
Ephesians 6:17 ESV / 15 helpful votes
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,
Zechariah 3:1-2 ESV / 15 helpful votes
Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, O Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?”
Matthew 24:24 ESV / 14 helpful votes
For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
2 Corinthians 6:17-18 ESV / 12 helpful votes
Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”
Matthew 22:37 ESV / 12 helpful votes
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
Genesis 3:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes
But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.
Revelation 20:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes
And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,
Hebrews 3:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.
2 Corinthians 10:1-18 ESV / 10 helpful votes
I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!— I beg of you that when I am present I may not have to show boldness with such confidence as I count on showing against some who suspect us of walking according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, …
Psalm 5:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes
For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you.
Revelation 20:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes
And threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.
1 Timothy 3:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.
1 Thessalonians 5:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes
For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 7:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure.
Matthew 10:28 ESV / 9 helpful votes
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
1 Corinthians 2:10-12 ESV / 8 helpful votes
These things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.
Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 8 helpful votes
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. …
Revelation 20:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes
And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison
Matthew 4:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
Zechariah 3:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes
And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, O Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?”
Ephesians 6:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
Isaiah 14:12-14 ESV / 6 helpful votes
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’
Genesis 3:1-4 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.
Revelation 12:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.
Colossians 2:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes
He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.