The Bible forbids and condemns divination and some people are adamant that palmistry practitioners are doing the work of the Devil. To quote one such believer; “God hates fortune telling, divination and observing of times like astrology as it deceives people and keeps them away of enquiring about God’s plan for their life.”
It’s no use arguing that, for the most part, palmistry is no longer the domain of charlatans, but instead has evolved into an ethics based, supportive and profoundly healing counselling and coaching therapy. In modern day chirology we don’t tell fortunes, predict or divine the future.
There is no direct mention of palmistry in the Bible, but hands are mentioned in several passages:
“Long life is in her right hand, in her left hand are riches and honor” – Proverbs, 3:16
“For what have I done? What guilt is on my hands?” – Samuel, 26:18
“Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of My hands” – Isiah, 49:16
Persecuted esotericists of the Middle Ages believed that this passage, from Job 37:7: “He sealeth up the hand of every man, that all men may know his work” both validated and endorsed the art of chiromancy.