Luke 10:18

New Testament

16 “The one who listens to you listens to me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects the one who sent me.” 17 Then the seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name!” 18 So he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Look, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions and on the full force of the enemy, and nothing will hurt you.

Testament of Solomon 114


114 I, having heard this, praised the Lord God, and questioned the demon further, 'How can you ascend to heaven and be with the stars and holy angels if you are demons?' He replied, 'Just as certain orders exist in heaven, similar structures are mirrored on earth. We demons roam through the air, overhearing the voices of heavenly beings and observing all their powers. Without a solid base to rest on, we lose our strength and fall like leaves from trees. People see us and think they are seeing shooting stars. But actually, it's because we have nowhere to hold on to, and so we fall like lightning in the middle of the night, suddenly. When we fall, we can ignite fires in cities and set fields ablaze. Unlike us, the stars are firmly established in the heavens like the sun and the moon.'

 Notes and References

"... Besides these longer passages, there occur many phrases throughout the Testament which have a New Testament color, as witness the following uses, which I instance in the order in which they come, most of them being mentioned in my notes below the translation ... 'Satan fallen from heaven' ..."

Conybeare, F.C. The Testament of Solomon (pp. 5-6) The Jewish Quarterly Review, 1898

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