Does the bible refer to satan as god small g anywhere?
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Your question is essentially nonsensical. I hesitate to even point you in a direction of the handful of places where Satan is referenced in interesting ways because if you take this as a direct answer to your question as asked, you will be misusing the data.
Many of the references to Satan in the Bible are oblique. Most of the Old Testament uses the term Satan as a position or role. In other places the effects or works of all the enemies of God are personified under the name. Exactly which references refer to one specific being who is a fallen angel and the chief opposer of the True God is hard to say and much disputed.
Further complicating your query is the simple fact that capitalization in the original languages of the Bible was not what it is in English today. In no case is Satan considered divine in the sense that God is. He is an underling, a corrupt fallen angel but an underling. The idea that there are two divine beings, a good one (God) and a bad one (Satan) pitted against each other is a popularr image in secular culture but it is foreign to historical Christianity.
Those disclaimers aside, the following verse is usually understood as a reference to Satan or at least to a pattern exemplified by him and happens to use the term 'god' (although not in a complimentary way!)
Don't use this answer or verse to say that the Bible references Satan as a god. It does not. But a miss-understanding of this text (not taking into account the factors above and other considerations) is likely behind anything that would answer you with a simple yes.