9 Bible Verses about Iran

Daniel 11:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“And now I will show you the truth. Behold, three more kings shall arise in Persia, and a fourth shall be far richer than all of them. And when he has become strong through his riches, he shall stir up all against the kingdom of Greece.

Daniel 8:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

As for the ram that you saw with the two horns, these are the kings of Media and Persia.

Ezekiel 38:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Persia, Cush, and Put are with them, all of them with shield and helmet;

Ezekiel 27:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Persia and Lud and Put were in your army as your men of war. They hung the shield and helmet in you; they gave you splendor.

Jeremiah 51:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Sharpen the arrows! Take up the shields! The Lord has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because his purpose concerning Babylon is to destroy it, for that is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance for his temple.

Jeremiah 25:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

All the kings of Zimri, all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of Media;

Esther 10:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And all the acts of his power and might, and the full account of the high honor of Mordecai, to which the king advanced him, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia?

Ezra 6:1-22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in Babylonia, in the house of the archives where the documents were stored. And in Ecbatana, the capital that is in the province of Media, a scroll was found on which this was written: “A record. In the first year of Cyrus the king, Cyrus the king issued a decree: Concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, let the house be rebuilt, the place where sacrifices were offered, and let its foundations be retained. Its height shall be sixty cubits and its breadth sixty cubits, with three layers of great stones and one layer of timber. Let the cost be paid from the royal treasury. And also let the gold and silver vessels of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took out of the temple that is in Jerusalem and brought to Babylon, be restored and brought back to the temple that is in Jerusalem, each to its place. You shall put them in the house of God.” ...

Isaiah 21:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

A stern vision is told to me; the traitor betrays, and the destroyer destroys. Go up, O Elam; lay siege, O Media; all the sighing she has caused I bring to an end.

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