Snake Charming

SNAKE CHARMING. Snake charming is referred to twice in the Bible, both times in a metaphorical sense. In Psalm 58:4, 5 wicked people are compared to poisonous serpents that do not heed the voice of charmers. In Jeremiah 8:17 God tells the Israelites that He will punish them by sending among them snakes (obviously the Babylonians) which cannot be charmed and which will bite them.