Types of Evil Spirits in Scriptures

The following list of demon names does not represent an exhaustive study of this subject:

Angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14)

A murder or violent spirit (1 Samuel 18:9-11; Acts 19:16)

Another spirit (Numbers 14:24; 2 Corinthians 11:4)

Beguiling spirit (2 Corinthians 11:3,13-15; Galatians 3:1)

Blind spirit (Matthew 12:22)

Blocking or Hindering spirit (2 Thessalonians 2:18)

Deaf and Dumb spirit (Mark 9:17,25; Luke 11:14)

Death spirit (Revelation 6:8; 20:14)

Deluding and Seducing spirits (1 Timothy 4:1)

Demonic spirit (1 Corinthians 10:20-21)

Destroying spirit (Jeremiah 51:1)

Dumb spirit (Matthew 9:32; 12:22)

Enticing spirit (2 Chronicles 18:20)

Epileptic (Lunatick), or convulsion spirit (Matthew 17:15; Luke 9:42)

Erring spirit (Isaiah 29:24)

Evil spirit (some translations read a distressing spirit) (1 Samuel 16:14; 1 Samuel 18:10; Acts 19:12-13)

Familiar spirit (Leviticus 19:26,31)

Foul spirit (Mark 9:25)

Haughty spirit (Proverbs 16:18)

Impediment of speech spirit (Mark 7:32)

Insane spirits (Mark 5:1-8)

Jealous spirit (Numbers 5:14,29-31)

Lying spirit (1 John 4:1)

Messenger of Satan spirit/Thorn in the Flesh (2 Corinthians 12:7)

Perverse spirit (Isaiah 19:14)

Powers (Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:15)

Principalities (Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:15)

Proud spirit (Ecclesiastes 7:8)

Religious spirit (1 Timothy 4:1)

Rulers of Darkness of this World spirit (Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:15)

Seducing spirit (1 Timothy 4:1)

Spirit of Antichrist (1 John 2:22-23)

Spirit of Bondage (Romans 8:15)

Spirit of Deep Sleep (Isaiah 29:10)

Spirit of Divination (Acts 16:16)

Spirit of Egypt (Isaiah 19:3)

Spirit of Error (1 John 4:6)

Spirit of Fear (Romans 8:15; 2 Timothy 1:7)

Spirit of Heaviness (Isaiah 61:3)

Spirit of Infirmity (Luke 13:11)

Spirit of Self (Ezekiel 13:3)

Spirit of Slumber (Romans 11:8)

Spirit of Suicide (Matthew 17:15; 27:5; Mark 9:22)

Spirit of the Devil (Ephesians 6:11-12)

Spirit of The Medes [World] (Jeremiah 51:11; 1 Corinthians 2:12)

Spirit of Whoredoms (Hosea 4:12; 5:4)

Spirit That Blinds Men’s Eyes (Matthew 12:22)

Spirit That Blinds Men’s Minds (2 Corinthians 4:4; Matthew 13:19)

Spirit That Works in the Children of Disobedience (Ephesians 2:2)

Spirit(s) (Matthew 8:16; 12:45; Luke 9:55)

Spirits of devils, working miracles (Revelation 16:14)

Spiritual Wickedness in High Places (Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:15)

Strongman (Matthew 12:29)

Treacherous (or strife) spirit (Judges 9:23)

Thorn in the Flesh (2 Corinthians 12:7)

Unclean spirit (Matthew 10:1; 12:43)


If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you can receive Him into your heart and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.

If you are sincere you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):

“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”

3 thoughts on “Types of Evil Spirits in Scriptures

  1. Hello. I’m a 38yrs old retired combat veteran that struggles on a different level then most.
    I used to be a very strong Christian back in the day but after quite a bit of trauma and life experiences I have come to the conclusion that I have no idea what is truth and that there isn’t a person on the planet that can help me with this.
    I can’t believe in something so so big just because someone tells me it’s the truth. I just can’t. Every single religion believes what they believe because of faith, and they all ( the strong ones ) believe that they are right and feel the need to spread judgements across the globe.
    There is one thing that Christianity brought me and that is Shame. And it still does to this day. The struggles I have daily give me suicidal thoughts regularly.
    What pushed me away from Christianity is the people and how badly I watched them judge and shame others and the amount I felt myself from people.
    I do tell Jesus these things and big ass struggles I have, on a regular basis in hopes that he ( if he was truly the son of God ) may help me out because he would know the amount of struggle I have in this issue.
    I’ve been in the pits of hell with some of the traumas I have been through and begged him to help me in some way. And to this day I haven’t received what I’m looking for.
    I found this website by accident
    ( there are no accidents, yes I know ) and find it quite interesting because the other day I was listening to a podcast that had Teal Swan on their show. I’ve never heard of her before in my life. But I was pleasantly surprised at hearing that there was someone out there that is very similar to me and she has seemed to overcome her challenges ( maybe hear her story ).
    But in no way shape or form did I hear any of what you’ve put on your site.
    Actually I think I just got an answer lol.
    How do you think Jesus would treat her if he was standing right in front of her? And how do you think she would be if Jesus himself stood right in front of her?
    One of the biggest things that Jesus says over and over in the bible is to not judge others. He says it very clearly and multiple times. And to treat everyone with accepting love. Especially none believers or people that suffer a large amount.
    The kind of suffering this kind of judging can make someone feel is more then you could bare.
    What if you are wrong about her and now you have only pushed her even farther away. I have seen these type of judgements first hand and the kind of suffering these judgements make people feel.
    Not once did Christ act like this! Not once. If God is love then his followers should ( in my opinion) act like him the best they can.
    You really need to think about what you are doing with these type of judgements and what they can do. This is a form of terroism without a doubt and it makes me so sad to see and hear about. And it’s this very type of thing that makes me question what I was told to believe.
    I only ever want to come from a place of Love and not fear. We are either coming from a place of love or coming from a place of fear. These type of judgements only make you feel better about the things you’re struggling with yourself and you don’t think about the repercussions that your words have on others. You WILL
    push someone to commit suicide. You will push more and more people away with this type of action. And it’s because people are Love ( behind all the suffering) and people don’t want to support something that isn’t love.
    I do not like bullies and you guy are being exactly that. Your taking “ Gods word “ and making it your own and shaming as many people as you can.
    You like being the judge of people and you like telling people they are wrong and living life wrong.
    How do you think you would feel on the other side of your judgements?
    This is horrible stuff and in my opinion is an evil action. I honestly don’t know how you could possibly disagree. If love ( and god is love ) isn’t at the centre of your words or actions then maybe it’s time to reflect on how your doing things.
    This is truly what type of stuff that pushed me so far away from religion. I cannot believe in something that causes so much suffering in the world and so much suffering in one’s life and so much judgement. This makes me very sad and leaves me feeling so many different negative emotions.
    Let’s say you’re right! Don’t you think it would be best to treat people with love instead of judgment? Then you wouldn’t push people away. But instead people would feel safe and not judged.
    This is craziness at its finest.
    The only thing that I got from that woman by listening to her is that she suffered a tremendous amount in her past and doesn’t believe that suicide is a good thing ( as she said that on the podcast. )
    I’m blown away and now feel a bit better then I cannot step into a church. And that has nothing to do with Jesus and has everything to do with the people and how they treat others. If you are not treating others with love than you were treating them with hate,judgements etc
    All I’m saying is trying to judge a little bit less and maybe add in a little bit more love and acceptance towards others. I personally believe Jesus would be apalled at this type of stuff and actions. And you put it on the Internet for millions and millions of people to see. This is absolutely backwards and this makes me so damn angry. The world has a major lack of love and needs more of it. It doesn’t need more of the opposite. Just because you feel threatened from somebody else doesn’t make it OK for you to make someone else feel so incredibly bad. Like I said, what and you put it on the Internet for millions and millions of people to see. This is absolutely backwards and this makes me so damn angry. The world has a major lack of love and needs more of it. It doesn’t need more of the opposite. Just because you feel threatened from somebody else doesn’t make it OK for you to make someone else feel so incredibly bad. Like I said, what would Jesus do? I can tell you this with 100% certainty, he wouldn’t do this LOL. How did he treat the woman that was a prostitute? I could go on and on but I already feel like I’ve given way too much energy towards this and I am now on my cell veering off a loving centre.
    Isn’t your job to recruit more people? LOL
    Your words are no different then a bullet and your killing people in the name of Jesus. This isn’t okay at all.
    Let me guess I’m a demon because I don’t agree with you and I am confused at the believes that were instilled in me as a child.


    1. Hey Corey. I am sorry about what you are going through. Please know that the Lord Jesus Christ loves you and desires for you to be saved. All you have to do is repent and believe.

      God is love but He is also a God of wrath and judgment. The Bible is clear that the wrath of God abides on those who don’t believe in the Son. Many don’t believe because they love darkness rather than the light. Without Jesus your sins will fall upon your own head. Please give the Lord a chance. Receive His grace and mercy.

      I can assure you Jesus is real and so is the enemy. And I don’t doubt some the issues you mentioned are due to the enemy. Again, turn to Christ.


  2. Lana

    I pray these words reach you, Corey. I realize it’s been a long time since article was published. I was addicted to meth for 27 years so I know about judgement from man. I was d livered from that a year and a half ago. I know about being hopeless and alone in suffering. I agree with you that Jesus came to save the lost, not the righteous. Jesus is the Righteous Judge. Not man. Get into the Word and create a closer relationship with God through His Word. A one on one relationship with God. He loves you. He is for you. Jesus rebuked Hypocrites. I pray comfort , peace, joy and healing over your life and the lives of your family. And strength for you to carry on. In Jesus name. Your life matters Corey. God bless.


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