An addendum of additional verses and comments (EXTRA STUFF) not used in the main Bible study.
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Ezekiel 13:18,20 (NIV) "This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Woe to the women who sew magic charms on all their wrists and make veils of various lengths for their heads in order to ensnare people. Will you ensnare the lives of my people but preserve your own? Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against your magic charms with which you ensnare people like birds and I will tear them from your arms; I will set free the people that you ensnare like birds."
1 Samuel 12:14-15 (NIV) If you fear the Lord and serve and obey him and do not rebel against his commands... good! But if you do not obey the Lord, and if you rebel against his commands, his [God's] hand will be against you, as it was against your fathers.
Nahum 3:4 (NIV) ...all because of the wanton lust of a harlot, alluring, the mistress of sorceries, who enslaved nations by her prostitution and peoples by her witchcraft.
Spiritual Adultery and Modern Religious Fads
Isaiah 56:10-12 (NIV) Israel's watchmen are blind, they all lack knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream, they love to sleep. They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, each seeks his own gain. "Come," each one cries, "let me get wine! Let us drink our fill of beer! And tomorrow will be like today, or even far better."
Isaiah 24:20 (NIV) The earth reels like a drunkard, it sways like a hut in the wind; so heavy upon it is the guilt of its rebellion that it falls--never to rise again.
Ezekiel 22:28 (NIV) "Her prophets whitewash these deeds for them by false visions and lying divinations. They say, 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says '--when the Lord has not spoken."
Proverbs 28:2 (NIV) When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order.
Isaiah 1:23 (NIV) Your rulers are rebels, companions of thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them.
Psalm 107:17 (NIV) Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
Titus 1:10 (NIV) For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers...
Isaiah 1:28 (NIV) But rebels and sinners will both be broken, and those who forsake the Lord will perish.
Other Witches In Scripture
Acts 13:6,8 (NIV) They traveled through the whole island until they came to Paphos. There they met a Jewish sorcerer and false prophet named Bar-jesus... But Elymas the sorcerer (for that is what his name means) opposed them...
2 Kings 9:22 (NIV) When Joram saw Jehu he asked, "Have you come in peace, Jehu?" "How can there be peace," Jehu replied, "as long as all the idolatry and witchcraft of your mother Jezebel abound?"
Numbers 22:7 (NIV) The elders of Moab and Midian left, taking with them the fee for divination. When they came to Balaam, they told him what Balak had said.
Isaiah 57:3 (NIV) "But you--come here, you sons of a sorceress, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes!"
Revelation 9:21 (NIV) Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.
Galatians 5:20 (NIV) ...idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions...
Hosea 9:15 (NIV) "Because of all their wickedness in Gilgal, I hated them there. Because of their sinful deeds, I will drive them out of my house. I will no longer love them; all their leaders are rebellious.
Hosea 13:16 (NIV) The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword..."
Revelation 18:23 (NIV) The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world's great men. By your magic spell all the nations were led astray.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 (NIV) Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.
Ezekiel 13:23 (NIV) "Therefore you will no longer see false visions or practice divination. I will save my people from your hands. And then you will know that I am the Lord."
Ezekiel 12:24 (NIV) For there will be no more false visions or flattering divinations among the people of Israel.
Isaiah 44:25 (NIV) ...who foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners, who overthrows the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense.
Micah 3:6 (NIV) Therefore night will come over you, without visions, and darkness, without divination. The sun will set for the prophets, and the day will go dark for them.
Micah 3:7 (NIV) The seers will be ashamed and the diviners disgraced. They will all cover their faces because there is no answer from God.
An Opportunity To Repent
Exodus 34:7 (NIV) [The Lord] ...maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.
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