Are fairies mentioned in the Bible?

Author: BibleAsk Team


The word fairy or fairies does not appear in the Bible. However, while some people claim to have seen them, it’s important to note that fallen angels can appear as anything in order to lead someone astray. “And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14).

Fairies are associated with supernatural powers like magic or pixie dust. According to the Bible there are two sources of supernatural power: God and demons. God reveals His supernatural powers through miracles but demons exhibit their supernatural powers through magic and witchcraft. For this reason, the Lord strictly forbade His children to deal with the occult. There is no white and black magic. All magic is forbidden. Thus creatures that portray magic, such as fairies, cannot be from God.

Magic in the Old Testament

When it comes to magic and fairies, the Old Testament is clear:

“‘You shall not … practice divination or soothsaying” (Leviticus 19:26).

“There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you” (Deuteronomy 18:10-12).

Magic in the New Testament

And the New Testament also repeats the same warning:

“But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8).

“But Elymas the sorcerer (for so his name is translated) withstood them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. Then Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him  and said, “O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord?” (Acts 13:8–10).

Since the idea of fairies and magic is not from God, we must be aware where they’re coming from the dark side. The Bible warns against believing any lies: “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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