scorpion

scorpion

Any arachnid of the order Scorpionida, of which a dozen species are known in Palestine. They are mainly nocturnal and carry a stinger at the end of the tail by which they paralyze food and defend themselves. They are symbols of desolate danger (Deut 8:15), severe treatment (1Kgs 12:11; 1Kgs 12:14; 2Chr 10:11; 2Chr 10:14), hazardous surroundings (Ezek 2:6), and excessive pain and torture (Rev 9:3; Rev 9:5; Rev 9:10). They symbolize the powers of evil (Luke 10:19), and Jesus uses them as a symbol of the paternal mistreatment no caring father would offer his child (Luke 11:12).

Deut 8:15

15who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, an arid wasteland with poisonous snakes and scorpions. He made water flow for you from flint rock,

1Kgs 12:11

11Now, whereas my father laid on you a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke. My father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.’ ”

1Kgs 12:14

14and spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, “My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips ... View more

2Chr 10:11

11Now, whereas my father laid on you a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke. My father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.’ ”

2Chr 10:14

14he spoke to them in accordance with the advice of the young men, “My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to it; my father disciplined you with whips, ... View more

Ezek 2:6

6And you, O mortal, do not be afraid of them, and do not be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns surround you and you live among scorpions; do not be ... View more

Rev 9:3

3Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given authority like the authority of scorpions of the earth.

Rev 9:5

5They were allowed to torture them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torture was like the torture of a scorpion when it stings someone.

Rev 9:10

10They have tails like scorpions, with stingers, and in their tails is their power to harm people for five months.

Luke 10:19

19See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you.

Luke 11:12

12Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion?

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