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Demons and evil spirits
Supernatural beings, most often malevolent towards human beings often possessing them and/or influencing their activities in negative and harmful ways.
Key passages
Tob 3:7–8

On the same day at Ecbatana in Media it happened that Sarah the daughter of Raguel was also reproached by her father’s maidservants because she was given seven husbands. But Asmodeus the evil demon killed them before they could be with her as with a wife. …

Tob 3:16–17

And the prayer of both of them was heard before the glory of the great Raphael. And he was sent to cure both of them, to peel off Tobit’s white spots and to give Sarah, daughter of Raguel, as a wife for Tobias son of Tobit and to bind Asmodeus the evil demon; for Tobias was entitled to inherit …

Tob 6:7–8

Then the young man said to the angel, “Brother Azariah, what are the liver, heart, and gall of the fish for?” And he said to him, “As for the heart and the liver, if a demon or evil spirit troubles someone, so let these things make smoke before a man or woman; and no more will the person be troubled. …

Tob 6:14–18

Then the young man said to the angel, “Brother Azariah, I have heard the girl has been given seven husbands, and all died in the bridal chamber. And now I am the only one left to the father, and I am afraid, lest going in to her chamber I may die just as also the former husbands; because a demon …

Tob 8:2–3

As he went, he remembered the words of Raphael; so he took the coals of the incense and placed on them the heart of the fish and the liver and made them smoke. And when the demon smelled the odor, it fled to the upper parts of Egypt, and the angel bound it.