Did a study this AM, given the rise of unsubstantiated accusations all over the news these days. The Accuser is hard at work:
[2Ti 3:1-8 KJV] 1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
“false accusers” is “diobolos”. (G1228 denotes that the preceding word was translated from “diobolos”). It is very clear that it boils down to the person of the accuser manifested. I call to mind the statement followed by a question: “It is God that justifies, who then is he that condemns?”. The book of Job also presents the justifier vs. the accuser. In entertaining the false assertions of his three “friends”, Job drew a conclusion. “([Job 9:24 KJV] 24) The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?” In the person of Elihu, the savior personified, Job is told:“Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will speak.If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee.If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom”. In the common vernacular, I paraphrase..”keep talking and dig a deeper hole, or be quiet and let me justify you “.
I believe the soul of a man is greatly polluted by all of this indignation and accusation being spoon fed the masses. It is wisdom to abstain from it.
Here is a list of verses that contain “diobolos” and what they were translated into:
[Mat 4:1, 5, 8, 11 KJV] 1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.[G1228] …
5 Then the devil[G1228] taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, …
8 Again, the devil[G1228] taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; …
11 Then the devil[G1228] leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
[Mat 13:39 KJV] 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil;[G1228] the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
[Mat 25:41 KJV] 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil[G1228] and his angels:
[Luk 4:2-3, 5-6, 13 KJV] 2 Being forty days tempted of the devil.[G1228] And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
3 And the devil[G1228] said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. …
5 And the devil,[G1228] taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil[G1228] said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. …
13 And when the devil[G1228] had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
[Luk 8:12 KJV] 12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil,[G1228] and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
[Jhn 6:70 KJV] 70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?[G1228]
[Jhn 8:44 KJV] 44 Ye are of [your] father the devil,[G1228] and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
[Jhn 13:2 KJV] 2 And supper being ended, the devil[G1228] having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s [son], to betray him;
[Act 10:38 KJV] 38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil;[G1228] for God was with him.
[Act 13:10 KJV] 10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, [thou] child of the devil,[G1228] [thou] enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
[Eph 4:27 KJV] 27 Neither give place to the devil.[G1228]
[Eph 6:11 KJV] 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.[G1228]
[1Ti 3:6-7, 11 KJV] 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.[G1228] 7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.[G1228] …
11 Even so [must their] wives [be] grave, not slanderers,[G1228] sober, faithful in all things.
[2Ti 2:26 KJV] 26 And [that] they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil,[G1228] who are taken captive by him at his will.
[2Ti 3:3 KJV] 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers,[G1228] incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
[Tit 2:3 KJV] 3 The aged women likewise, that [they be] in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers,[G1228] not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
[Heb 2:14 KJV] 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;[G1228]
[Jas 4:7 KJV] 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil,[G1228] and he will flee from you.
[1Pe 5:8 KJV] 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil,[G1228] as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
[1Jo 3:8, 10 KJV] 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil;[G1228] for the devil[G1228] sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.[G1228] …
10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil:[G1228] whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
[Jde 1:9 KJV]
9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil[G1228] he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
[Rev 2:10 KJV] 10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil[G1228] shall cast [some] of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
[Rev 12:9, 12 KJV] 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil,[G1228] and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. …
12 Therefore rejoice, [ye] heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil[G1228] is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
[Rev 20:2, 10 KJV] 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil,[G1228] and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, …
10 And the devil[G1228] that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet [are], and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD. HE DESIRES TO JUSTIFY US.