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son of Belial

An evil person. "Belial" is a demon or another name for Satan. The phrase originated in the Bible. Eric spread horrible rumors about me, so he's the son of Belial as far as I'm concerned!
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After a slow buildup, The Last Bookaneer really takes off once Davenport and Fergins arrive on the Samoan island, hoping to beat Belial to the prize.
I beseech thee, remain not for aye a Belial bondsman.
Para estos, la riqueza es una de las redes o instrumento de Belial.
Echoing such critics, Windle reserved his own favorite and characteristic biological metaphors for those he most despised: Lords Salisbury and Norfolk were the "spawn of Belial," Lord Northcliffe a "foetid gutter snipe," and Lloyd George, that "leprous Welsh Calvinist .
In Hell, Satan says that fate prevents the fallen angels from losing strength; Beelzebub, that God may have been victorious only because of fate; and Belial, that "fate inevitable / Subdues us" (2.
With the help of his freshly- undead sidekick Marcus Deckler ( Sam Huntington), Dylan sets off to unravel the mystery about a creature called Belial, and it is time to get the action going.
27) New Testament scholar Clinton Arnold does not explicitly refer to linguistics, but in a table listing "the powers of darkness in Paul's letters," he includes Satan, devil, evil one, prince, spirit, Belial, the enemy, the serpent, the tempter, the god of this world, angel, principalities, powers, dominion, thrones, world rulers, spiritual hosts, elemental spirits, and demons.
In Enochic Judaism, the cosmos is divided between God and the forces that oppose God (the Watchers, Belial, Asael/Azaz'el, evil spirits of the giants, etc.
Although still written in England, the pro-American The Book of America foresaw in many respects the distinct genre that was soon to develop in America: its theme was historical and American (it traced English history from the Seven Years War to the Repeal of the Stamp Act in 1766), its language and form biblical, its tone anachronistic and ironic: the notorious British tax stamps (as "a stamp it is called unto this day"), for example, were written on lamb skins, the coin used in America was the Hebraic shekel, and mobs were the biblical evil-doers, "sons of Belial.
Shockingly, infants with too many nipples, say, or not enough thumbs are routinely murdered in the name of "purification" In fact, procreation and sexuality are stigmatized--most prayers involve requests for "detumescence"--not because the Belial worshippers (as they style themselves) existentially deny the importance of perpetuating the species in the wake of "the Thing" (World War III), but because radioactive fallout has intensified germ-line mutations outside the evolutionary logic of natural selection.
Algunas referencias a la forma exacerbada con la que transmite el cura "la Verdad" a sus fieles sirven, asi mismo, para entender entre quienes, mas concretamente, se libran las batallas: el Bien y el Mal, la luz y las tinieblas, la justicia y la inequidad, Jesus y Belial.
Finally, his third phase focuses on the individual, in which the notion of the dominion of Belial leads to the idea that humans are inherently sinful; thus it is only "predestined divine grace that elevates one from the human impurity" (p.
Meanwhile Captain Bildad sat earnestly and steadfastly eyeing Queequeg, and at last rising solemnly and fumbling in the huge pockets of his broad-skirted drab coat, took out a bundle of tracts, and selecting one entitled "The Latter Day Coming; or No Time to Lose," placed it in Queequeg's hands, and then grasping them and the book with both his, looked earnestly into his eyes, and said, "Son of darkness, I must do my duty by thee; I am part owner of this ship, and feel concerned for the souls of all its crew; if thou still clingest to thy Pagan ways, which I sadly fear, I beseech thee, remain not for aye a Belial bondsman.
Gautier's Mademoiselle de Maupin, be says, is 'just the sort of art which we should be witnesses, if we saw Belial dancing the cancan in the spangles of a Parisian ballet-girl.