100 Bible Verses about Boldness

Proverbs 28:1 ESV / 199 helpful votes

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Acts 28:31 ESV / 198 helpful votes

Proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.

Ephesians 3:12 ESV / 192 helpful votes

In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

Acts 4:31 ESV / 170 helpful votes

And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.

2 Corinthians 3:12 ESV / 162 helpful votes

Since we have such a hope, we are very bold,

Acts 4:29 ESV / 154 helpful votes

And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness,

Acts 4:13 ESV / 145 helpful votes

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.

Hebrews 13:6 ESV / 130 helpful votes

So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Ephesians 6:19 ESV / 114 helpful votes

And also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel,

2 Timothy 1:6-7 ESV / 113 helpful votes

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 91 helpful votes

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Psalm 138:3 ESV / 63 helpful votes

On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.

Philippians 1:20 ESV / 59 helpful votes

As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.

Hebrews 10:19-25 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. ...

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 52 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

1 John 5:14 ESV / 47 helpful votes

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

Philemon 1:8 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required,

2 Corinthians 7:4 ESV / 38 helpful votes

I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Romans 8:15 ESV / 36 helpful votes

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

2 Corinthians 10:2 ESV / 35 helpful votes

I beg of you that when I am present I may not have to show boldness with such confidence as I count on showing against some who suspect us of walking according to the flesh.

Hebrews 10:19 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus,

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 33 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

1 John 3:21 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;

Acts 13:46 ESV / 32 helpful votes

And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.

1 Thessalonians 2:2 ESV / 30 helpful votes

But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict.

Acts 4:1-37 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand. On the next day their rulers and elders and scribes gathered together in Jerusalem, ...

Philippians 1:14 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 26 helpful votes

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

John 14:26 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

1 John 2:5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:

Acts 2:1-4 ESV / 23 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

John 15:13 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

1 John 2:28 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Luke 11:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs.

Psalm 27:1 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

1 Timothy 3:13 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

Acts 14:3 ESV / 19 helpful votes

So they remained for a long time, speaking boldly for the Lord, who bore witness to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

John 15:9 ESV / 19 helpful votes

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.

Ephesians 6:19-20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

Jude 1:20 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,

Hebrews 13:5-6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Hebrews 10:19-20 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,

Acts 20:27 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.

1 Corinthians 12:28 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.

Acts 2:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ...

1 Chronicles 28:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Then David said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the Lord God, even my God, is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

1 John 4:17 ESV / 15 helpful votes

By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Acts 19:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And he entered the synagogue and for three months spoke boldly, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God.

Acts 18:26 ESV / 15 helpful votes

He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him and explained to him the way of God more accurately.

Acts 9:27 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles and declared to them how on the road he had seen the Lord, who spoke to him, and how at Damascus he had preached boldly in the name of Jesus.

John 14:15 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

1 John 3:18 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

John 13:34 ESV / 14 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

Psalm 56:3-4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

1 John 4:18 ESV / 13 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

James 5:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 31:24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Ephesians 4:14-15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

Ephesians 4:11-12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

2 Corinthians 3:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

Matthew 28:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Isaiah 54:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.

Jude 1:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 10:18-25 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin. Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. ...

Hebrews 3:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

Acts 5:1-42 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and with his wife's knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles' feet. But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.” When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it. ...

Acts 1:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

John 14:21 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

Psalm 27:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

John 17:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Ephesians 6:18-20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

Ephesians 3:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,

Ephesians 3:11-12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

1 Corinthians 2:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

1 Timothy 2:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Romans 15:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God

Acts 20:35 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Acts 9:29 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And he spoke and disputed against the Hellenists. But they were seeking to kill him.

Acts 4:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

On the next day their rulers and elders and scribes gathered together in Jerusalem,

Acts 2:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

This Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

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