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  • General scriptures concerning
    Acts 25:19

    • Israelites, supposing that their defeat in battle with the Philistines was due to their not having brought with them the ark of the covenant
      1 Samuel 4:3 ; 1 Samuel 4:10 1 Samuel 4:11
    • Philistines, refusing to step on the threshold of the temple of Dagon after the image of Dagon had repeatedly fallen upon it
      1 Samuel 5:5
    • The belief of the Syrians concerning the help of the gods
      1 Kings 20:23
    • Jews, attributing their calamities to having ceased offering sacrifices to the Queen of Heaven
      Jeremiah 44:17-19
    • Nebuchadnezzar, supposing that the spirit of the gods was upon Daniel
      Daniel 4:8 Daniel 4:9
    • The sailors who threw Jonah into the sea
      Jonah 1:4-16
    • The disciples, supposing they saw a ghost when Jesus came walking upon the lake
      Matthew 14:26 ; Mark 6:49 Mark 6:50
    • Herod Antipas, imagining that Jesus was actually John the Baptist risen from the dead
      Mark 6:14 Mark 6:16
    • The Gadarenes (Gerasenes, Gergasenes), because Jesus expelled demons out of the man who lived among the tombs
      Matthew 8:34
    • The disciples who were frightened at the appearance of Peter
      Acts 12:14 Acts 12:15
    • The Ephesians, in their sorceries
      Acts 19:13-19
    • The people of the island of Melita (Malta), in assuming that Paul was some sort of god
      Acts 28:6
    • See IDOLATRY
    • See SORCERY

Bibliography Information

Nave, Orville J. "Entry for 'Superstition'". "Nave's Topical Bible". . 1896.