Satan's Names

A non Christian glossary of all the names of Satan found the Bible, plus links to other pages which reveal the falsehoods of Christian interpretation on Satan.

This list serves as a complete glossary of the names of Satan found in the Bible.

The common theme in these passages is that Satan is evil because he leads people away from God. But does that really fit the definition of evil? Throughout the Bible, there is no evidence of him harming anybody unless is was approved by God. If it is Satan who tempts people away from God, it is God who punishes the people for what Satan did. For more information, see Satan's Accusers and Light Versus Dark

Abaddon

Defined here as the angel of the bottomless pit

11And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. (Rev. 9:11)

Accuser

The devil accuses the righteous day and night to prove they belong to him.

10And 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 brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. (Rev. 12:10)

Adversary

Characteristic of the differences between the Old and New Testaments, Satan is first with, then against God.

22But God's anger was kindled because he went; and the angel of the Lord took his stand in the way as his adversary [satan]. Now he was riding on the ass, and his two servants were with him. (Num. 22:22)

8Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour. (1 Peter 5:8)

Antichrist

The antichrist will be the ultimate opponent of Jesus Christ on judgment day.

18Children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come; therefore we know that it is the last hour. (1 John 2:18)

7For many deceivers have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh; such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist. (2 John 1:7)

Beelzebul

In the New Testament, Beelzebul is an alias for Satan. The term comes from "Baal zebub" which means lord of the flies. Baal was a Canaanite god.

24But when the Pharisees heard it they said, "It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons."
25Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand;
26and if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand? (Matt. 12:24-27; Mark 3:22-26; Luke 11:15-19)

Belial

In the Old Testament, Belial means "wickedness." The term is personified as a demonic influence, but not Satan.

13Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known; (Deut. 13:13, KJV)

13Now therefore deliver us the men, the children of Belial, which are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death, and put away evil from Israel. But the children of Benjamin would not hearken to the voice of their brethren the children of Israel. (Judges 20:13 KJV)

In the New Testament, Paul personifies Belial with darkness, i.e. Satan.

14Do not be mismated with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
15What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? (2 Cor. 6:14-15)

Deceiver

The deceiver is partners with the antichrist.

7For many deceivers have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh; such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist. (2 John 1:7)

He is the deceiver of the whole world.

9And 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. (Rev. 12:9)

Delusion

According to Paul, God sends them a strong delusion to make them believe what is false.

11Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false,
12so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.  (2 Thes. 2:11-12)

Demander

Satan demanded Simon, but Jesus prayed for him.

31"Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat,
32but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail; and when you have turned again, strengthen your brethren." (Luke 22:31-32)

Devil

1. In the parable of the weeds of the field, Jesus associates the devil as the sower of weeds. On judgment day, the weeds will be gathered and burned. In the furnace of fire, men will weep and gnash their teeth.

37He answered, "He who sows the good seed is the Son of man;
38the field is the world, and the good seed means the sons of the kingdom; the weeds are the sons of the evil one,
39and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels.
40Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age.
41The Son of man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers,
42and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.
43Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. (Matt. 13:37-43)

2. Jesus tells those who do not believe in him to depart to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

41Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; (Matt. 25:41)

3. In Luke, Jesus associates seed with the word of God. The devil takes away the word so they may not believe and be saved. Those who have no root will believe for a while until temptation makes them fall away. Those who fell among the thorns will be choked by the cares and pleasures of life; their fruit does not mature.

11Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
12The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved.
13And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.
14And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.
15And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience. (Luke 8:11-15; Mark 13-20)

4. To the Jews, he tells them that they do whatever their father, the devil, wills.  He, the devil, was a murderer from the beginning and the father of lies. In essence, Jesus is denying that the Jews are God's chosen people. And let us not forget that Jesus is a Jew himself.

44You 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 according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)

5. John the Baptist preached how Jesus could heal those who were oppressed by the devil.

37the word which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism which John preached:
38how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. (Acts 10:37-38)

6. When the end of the world comes, God will throw the devil into the lake of fire and sulphur where they will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

9And they marched up over the broad earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city; but fire came down from heaven and consumed them,
10and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulphur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (Rev. 12:9-10)

Disease

Jesus believes Satan made a woman infirm until he healed her.

10Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
11And there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself.
12And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from your infirmity."
13And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God.
14But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, said to the people, "There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be healed, and not on the sabbath day."
15Then the Lord answered him, "You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger, and lead it away to water it?
16And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?" (Luke 13:10-16)

Dominion of darkness

13He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, (Col. 1:13)

Dragon

The dragon is deceives the whole world. 

9And 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.  (Rev. 12:9)

When the dragon had been thrown down to earth, he pursued the woman with a newborn male child.

13And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had borne the male child.  (Rev. 12:13)

That dragon was bound for a thousand years.

2And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, (Rev. 20:2)

Enemy

The enemy who sows weeds is the devil.

39and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels. (Matt. 13:39)

Jesus gave his 70 disciples authority power over the enemy.

19Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you. (Luke 10:19)

Evil One

The evil one takes away what is sown in the heart.

19When any one hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in his heart; this is what was sown along the path. (Matt. 13:19)

Keep them away from the evil one.

15I do not pray that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil one. (John 17:15)

Faith quenches the flaming darts of the evil one.

16besides all these, taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. (Eph. 6:16)

I am writing to you because you have overcome the evil one.

13I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father. (1 John 2:13)

Jews

1. Jesus knows the difficulties and the slander from Jews who belong to Satan's synagogue. Do not fear suffering. The devil is about to throw you in prison to test you for ten days. Be faithful unto death and I will restore your life.

9"'I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan
10Do 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. (Rev. 2:9-10)

2. Jesus' disagreements with the Jews, culminates with him calling them liars who belong to the synagogue of Satan.

 9Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie--behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet, and learn that I have loved you.
10Because you have kept my word of patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial which is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell upon the earth. (Rev. 3:8-10)

Lawless one

Paul calls Satan the lawless one whom Jesus will slay with the breath of his mouth.

8And then the lawless one will be revealed, and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and his coming.
9The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders,

10and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.  (2 Thess. 2:9-10)

Liar

Jesus calls Satan a liar and the father of lies.

44You 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 according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)

Whereas, the Old Testament claims the lying spirit is one of God's angels.

21Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord, saying, 'I will entice him."
22And the Lord said to him, 'By what means?' And he said, 'I will go forth, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And he said, 'You are to entice him, and you shall succeed; go forth and do so.'
23Now therefore behold, the Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; the Lord has spoken evil concerning you." (`1 Kings 21-23; 2 Chron. 18:21-22)

Lucifer

The name "Lucifer" which appears in the King James Version, comes from the Latin translation. When Venus appears before the sunrise, she is called "Lucifer" (the light bringer). Later revisions call it Day Star.

It is the third brightest object in the sky after the sun and the moon. Venus is not visible more than three hours before sunrise and three hours after sunset. It is the evening star when it appears in the west at sunset.

God defeated Lucifer, a.k.a. Satan and sent him to the ground. This could be interpreted to mean he gave Satan a new home. 

12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! (Isa. 14:12, KJV)

Newer versions do not use the term "Lucifer."

12"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! (Isa. 14:12)

Peter

When Jesus wanted to go to Jerusalem, Peter feared for his life. So Jesus called him Satan for being a hindrance. To Jesus, anyone who opposed him was evil.

21From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.
22And Peter took him and began to rebuke him, saying, "God forbid, Lord! This shall never happen to you."
23But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me; for you are not on the side of God, but of men."(Matt. 16:21-23; Mark 8:28-33)

Prince of demons

The Pharisees called Jesus the prince of demons because he could exorcise them.

34But the Pharisees said, >"He casts out demons by the prince of demons." (Matt. 9:34, Mark 3:22, Luke 11:15))

Prince of the power of the air

2in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience. (Eph. 2:2)

Ruler of this world

1. Satan offered all the kingdoms of the world to Jesus as if they were his to give. Jesus turned him down, but not because he didn't believe Satan had that power.

8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them;
9and he said to him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.
10Then Jesus said to him, "Begone, Satan! for it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.'" (Matt. 4:8-10)

4In 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 likeness of God. (John 12:31)

2. One would think that God ruled this world, but according to the context, Jesus says Satan rules this world. Where does that leave God?

30I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me; (John 14:30)

10concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more;
11concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. (John 16:10-11)

3. Satan is portrayed as the deceiver of the whole world.

9And 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. (Rev. 12:9)

4. When judgment day comes, the ruler of this world will be caste out.

31Now is the judgment of this world, now shall the ruler of this world be cast out; (John 12:31)

11concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. (John 16:11)

Serpent

Serpent is synonymous with dragon.

The serpent deceives of the whole world.

9And 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.  (Rev. 12:9)

A woman was given the wings of an eagle so she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness. The serpent poured water after the woman to sweep her away with the flood.

14But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.
15The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with the flood. (Rev. 12:14-15)

That ancient serpent was bound for a thousand years.

2And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, (Rev. 20:2)

Tempter

Satan tempts Jesus.

3And the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread." (Matt. 4:3)

Satan is the tempter

5For this reason, when I could bear it no longer, I sent that I might know your faith, for fear that somehow the tempter had tempted you and that our labor would be in vain. (1 Thess. 3:5)

Worthless servant

The Son of man will cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. Then he will sit on his glorious throne.

29For to every one who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
30And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.'
31"When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.
(Matt. 25:29-31)