100 Bible Verses about Loneliness

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 2,311 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.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 1,746 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.”

Matthew 28:20 ESV / 1,685 helpful votes

Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 1,540 helpful votes

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

Psalm 27:10 ESV / 1,450 helpful votes

For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 1,441 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 1,175 helpful votes

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.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 1,130 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.”

Joshua 1:5 ESV / 1,046 helpful votes

No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.

John 14:18 ESV / 977 helpful votes

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 868 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 38:9 ESV / 775 helpful votes

O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you.

Psalm 147:3 ESV / 769 helpful votes

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 68:5-6 ESV / 731 helpful votes

Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

2 Timothy 4:16-18 ESV / 661 helpful votes

At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Psalm 62:8 ESV / 661 helpful votes

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah

Hebrews 13:1-25 ESV / 659 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. 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.” ...

Romans 8:35-39 ESV / 644 helpful votes

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Proverbs 18:24 ESV / 587 helpful votes

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Psalm 25:16 ESV / 580 helpful votes

Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.

Psalm 68:6 ESV / 543 helpful votes

God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

1 John 4:13 ESV / 529 helpful votes

By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

1 Samuel 12:22 ESV / 528 helpful votes

For the Lord will not forsake his people, for his great name's sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you a people for himself.

Isaiah 40:28-31 ESV / 511 helpful votes

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Matthew 27:46 ESV / 474 helpful votes

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Luke 5:16 ESV / 461 helpful votes

But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.

Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV / 431 helpful votes

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Romans 8:31 ESV / 404 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Hebrews 13:5-6 ESV / 400 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?”

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 394 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Psalm 121:1-2 ESV / 377 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

2 Timothy 4:16-17 ESV / 328 helpful votes

At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth.

Isaiah 53:3 ESV / 315 helpful votes

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV / 308 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

1 Timothy 5:5 ESV / 293 helpful votes

She who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day,

Psalm 139:1-2 ESV / 292 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

Psalm 46:1 ESV / 284 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 281 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.”

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 276 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

John 16:33 ESV / 274 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 14:27 ESV / 270 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 261 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Psalm 13:1 ESV / 261 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?

John 16:32 ESV / 260 helpful votes

Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me.

Psalm 40:1-3 ESV / 255 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 251 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Romans 8:39 ESV / 250 helpful votes

Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 42:11 ESV / 244 helpful votes

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

Isaiah 41:1 ESV / 238 helpful votes

Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 238 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. ...

Psalm 25:16-21 ESV / 229 helpful votes

Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses. Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins. Consider how many are my foes, and with what violent hatred they hate me. Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me! Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. ...

Isaiah 43:2 ESV / 215 helpful votes

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 209 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 ...

Matthew 14:23 ESV / 204 helpful votes

And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,

Matthew 14:13 ESV / 204 helpful votes

Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns.

Psalm 91:15 ESV / 204 helpful votes

When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.

Psalm 142:4 ESV / 201 helpful votes

Look to the right and see: there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me; no one cares for my soul.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 199 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 196 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Psalm 73:23-26 ESV / 192 helpful votes

Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 94:17-18 ESV / 188 helpful votes

If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence. When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up.

Romans 8:35 ESV / 187 helpful votes

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

Psalm 91:1-2 ESV / 187 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Isaiah 43:1-4 ESV / 185 helpful votes

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.

Psalm 102:7 ESV / 183 helpful votes

I lie awake; I am like a lonely sparrow on the housetop.

Psalm 62:5 ESV / 182 helpful votes

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.

2 Timothy 4:16 ESV / 180 helpful votes

At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them!

Isaiah 43:1-5 ESV / 180 helpful votes

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you.

Matthew 11:28-30 ESV / 178 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 170 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 167 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

John 14:16 ESV / 166 helpful votes

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,

James 4:7 ESV / 163 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:8 ESV / 162 helpful votes

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Psalm 3:3 ESV / 160 helpful votes

But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.

Proverbs 15:13-14 ESV / 158 helpful votes

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed. The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 157 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 154 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

John 3:16 ESV / 154 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.

Matthew 14:15 ESV / 153 helpful votes

Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.”

John 14:1 ESV / 151 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.

Matthew 11:28-29 ESV / 147 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Jeremiah 15:10 ESV / 146 helpful votes

Woe is me, my mother, that you bore me, a man of strife and contention to the whole land! I have not lent, nor have I borrowed, yet all of them curse me.

Jeremiah 15:17 ESV / 143 helpful votes

I did not sit in the company of revelers, nor did I rejoice; I sat alone, because your hand was upon me, for you had filled me with indignation.

Mark 8:4 ESV / 136 helpful votes

And his disciples answered him, “How can one feed these people with bread here in this desolate place?”

Mark 6:32 ESV / 135 helpful votes

And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves.

Jeremiah 26:9 ESV / 135 helpful votes

Why have you prophesied in the name of the Lord, saying, ‘This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate, without inhabitant’?” And all the people gathered around Jeremiah in the house of the Lord.

John 14:1-2 ESV / 134 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

Isaiah 53:4-6 ESV / 128 helpful votes

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Psalm 13:1-6 ESV / 120 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken. But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. ...

Psalm 73:28 ESV / 115 helpful votes

But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.

Isaiah 49:16 ESV / 111 helpful votes

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Mark 1:35 ESV / 108 helpful votes

And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

Lamentations 3:25-30 ESV / 103 helpful votes

The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. Let him sit alone in silence when it is laid on him; let him put his mouth in the dust— there may yet be hope; ...

Psalm 94:17-19 ESV / 102 helpful votes

If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence. When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

Luke 4:42 ESV / 98 helpful votes

And when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them,

John 16:32-33 ESV / 97 helpful votes

Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Isaiah 53:4 ESV / 97 helpful votes

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

Matthew 28:19-20 ESV / 88 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, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Isaiah 51:11 ESV / 87 helpful votes

And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

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