25 Bible Verses about Bible Verses about Talking to the Dead List Verse and Description
- Deuteronomy 18:11 — “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer.”
This verse from Deuteronomy is a clear instruction from God that speaking to the dead is forbidden.
- Isaiah 8:19 — “And when they 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?”
This verse is a reminder that seeking out those who have familiar spirits is wrong, and that we should seek our God instead.
- Leviticus 19:31 — “Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.”
This verse from Leviticus is another strong prohibition from God against speaking to the dead.
- Leviticus 20:6 — “And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.”
This verse serves as a warning that those who seek after familiar spirits and wizards will be cut off from their people.
- Isaiah 8:20 — “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”
This verse is a reminder that if someone speaks contrary to the law and testimony of the Bible, then their words are not from God.
- 2 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.”
This verse from 2 Chronicles is a reminder of the evil King Manasseh, who practiced witchcraft, dealt with a familiar spirit, and used wizards.
- 1 Samuel 28:7-14 — “Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor. And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee. And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die?”
This passage from 1 Samuel shows King Saul’s attempt to consult with a medium, but his attempt is thwarted by the medium who recognizes the danger in doing so.
- Galatians 5:20 — “Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies.”
This verse from Galatians is a reminder that witchcraft, which includes speaking to the dead, is an act of idolatry and should be avoided.
- 1 Corinthians 10:20-21 — “But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”
This verse from 1 Corinthians is a reminder that speaking to the dead is an act of fellowship with devils and should be avoided.
- Proverbs 15:12 — “A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.”
This verse from Proverbs is a reminder that those who speak to the dead are not wise, and should be avoided.
- Acts 19:19 — “Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.”
This verse from Acts is a reminder of how those who practiced witchcraft and consulted with the dead were willing to let go of their practices and burn their books in order to follow God.
- 1 Peter 5:8 — “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”
This verse from 1 Peter is a reminder that the devil is always seeking to deceive us and lead us away from God’s truth.
- Romans 16:17 — “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.”
This verse from Romans is a reminder to avoid those who teach contrary to the doctrine of the Bible.
- 2 Timothy 3:5 — “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
This verse from 2 Timothy is a reminder that we should turn away from those who claim to follow God but deny His power.
- Colossians 2:8 — “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”
This verse from Colossians is a reminder that we should be wary of those who follow the traditions of the world, and not the teachings of Christ.
- 1 John 4:1 — “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
This verse from 1 John is a reminder that we should test any spirit we encounter to see if it is of God.
- 2 Corinthians 11:14 — “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”
This verse from 2 Corinthians is a reminder that the devil can disguise himself as an angel of light in order to deceive us.
- Matthew 7:15 — “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
This verse from Matthew is a warning to be aware of those who come to us with false teachings.
- Ezekiel 13:18 — “And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?”
This verse from Ezekiel is a warning to those who seek to use their powers to hunt souls.
- Exodus 22:18 — “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”
This verse from Exodus is a reminder that those who practice witchcraft are not to be tolerated.
- Isaiah 8:19-20 — “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? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”
This verse from Isaiah is a reminder that we should seek God and not the dead, and that if someone speaks contrary to the Bible then their words are not from God.
- Proverbs 16:25 — “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
This verse from Proverbs is a reminder that our own ways can lead us to destruction.
- Proverbs 21:16 — “The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.”
This verse from Proverbs is a reminder that those who stray from the path of understanding will remain among the dead.
- Jeremiah 14:14 — “Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.”
This verse from Jeremiah is a reminder that those who speak in the name of God, but do not have His word, are speaking deceit.
- 1 John 4:1-3 — “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”
This passage from 1 John is a reminder that we should only listen to those who confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh and that we should reject all other spirits.