Beardonicus, I didn't mean "harmless venomous". I meant venomous snakes and harmless snakes. Now that I reread it, I wasn't very clear there.
There are many passages that clearly single out "venomous" snakes. If all were venomous, then God wouldn't make this distinction. It wouldn't be neccesary.
He led you through the vast and dreadful desert, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions.
"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."