Ancient serpent beguiled Eve
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? Wsd 2, 24.
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: Jhn 8, 44. 2Co 11, 3.
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. Srh 25, 24. 1Ti 2, 14.
Do not walk in craftiness
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness (ἐν πανουργίᾳ), nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. Act 23, 9. 2Co 2, 17.
2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. Isa 62, 5. Hos 2, 19.
3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent (ὁ ὄφις) beguiled Eve through his subtilty (τῇ πανουργίᾳ), so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. Gen 3, 4. Jhn 8, 44. 2Pe 3, 17. 1Ti 6, 3.
Generation of vipers
7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers (Γεννήματα ἐχιδνῶν), who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Mat 3, 7.
8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. Mat 3, 9. Mat 8, 11. Jhn 8, 39.
9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Mat 3, 10. Mat 7, 19. Jhn 15, 6.
1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,
2 Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified. Mar 14, 1. Luk 22, 1. Jhn 13, 1.
3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, Psa 2, 2. Jhn 11, 47.
4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him. Psa 41, 7.
The seed of serpent makes cunning with its war tool
20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor. Mat 22, 15. Mar 12, 13.
21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly:
22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?
23 But he perceived their craftiness (τὴν πανουργίαν), and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents (ὅμοιαι ὄφεσιν), and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
9 And the great dragon (ὁ δράκων ὁ μέγας) was cast out, that old serpent (ὁ ὄφις ὁ ἀρχαῖος), called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Luk 10, 18.
14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent (τοῦ ὄφεως). Dan 7, 25. Dan 12, 7.
15 And the serpent (ὁ ὄφις) cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent (ὁ ὄφις ὁ ἀρχαῖος), which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 2Pe 2, 4. Jde 1, 6. Rev 12, 9.
37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
38 The field is the world (ὁ κόσμος); the good seed (τὸ δὲ καλὸν σπέρμα) are the children of the kingdom (οἱ υἱοὶ τῆς βασιλείας); but the tares are the children of the wicked one (οἱ υἱοὶ τοῦ πονηροῦ);
39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil (ὁ διάβολος); the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. Joe 3, 13. Rev 14, 15.
4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. 2Sa 22, 2. 1Co 1, 9.
5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation (γενεὰ σκολιὰ καὶ διεστραμμένη). Isa 1, 4.
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! Dan 8, 10.
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 1Jo 2, 16. Eze 40, 2.
14 will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. Eze 32, 23.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers (σπέρμα πονηρόν) shall never be renowned. Job 18, 19.
9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children (υἱοὶ ψευδεῖς), children that will not hear the law of the LORD: Act 7, 52.
4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers (σπέρμα πονηρόν), children that are corrupters (υἱοὶ ἄνομοι): they have forsaken the LORD (ἐγκατελίπατε τὸν κύριον), they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Isa 30, 9. Isa 57, 3. Dan 9, 5.
4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood (σπέρμα ἄνομον), Rom 9, 6.
17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Psa 91, 13. 1Jo 2, 13.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. Isa 4, 3. Dan 12, 1. Phl 4, 3.