100 Bible Verses about Protection From Evil

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 1,465 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 91:1-16 ESV / 1,326 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.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...

Isaiah 54:17 ESV / 1,243 helpful votes

No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”

2 Thessalonians 3:3 ESV / 1,118 helpful votes

But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

2 Timothy 4:18 ESV / 1,093 helpful votes

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 23:1-6 ESV / 899 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 46:1 ESV / 815 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.

2 Samuel 22:3-4 ESV / 809 helpful votes

My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.

Proverbs 19:23 ESV / 776 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.

Psalm 138:7 ESV / 775 helpful votes

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 644 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

James 4:7 ESV / 621 helpful votes

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

Psalm 121:1-8 ESV / 586 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. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. ...

Deuteronomy 28:1-68 ESV / 553 helpful votes

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. ...

Proverbs 18:10 ESV / 542 helpful votes

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

Psalm 32:7 ESV / 499 helpful votes

You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 484 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 479 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.”

Psalm 109:1-31 ESV / 447 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Be not silent, O God of my praise! For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues. They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause. In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer. So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love. ...

1 John 5:18 ESV / 421 helpful votes

We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 403 helpful votes

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

Nahum 1:7 ESV / 365 helpful votes

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.

1 John 5:19 ESV / 350 helpful votes

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Psalm 121:7-8 ESV / 349 helpful votes

The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 331 helpful votes

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Hebrews 13:6 ESV / 327 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 327 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.

Psalm 62:2 ESV / 312 helpful votes

He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

Psalm 16:8 ESV / 305 helpful votes

I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Proverbs 30:5 ESV / 299 helpful votes

Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Ephesians 6:11 ESV / 293 helpful votes

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Psalm 16:1 ESV / 287 helpful votes

A Miktam of David. Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

Psalm 18:30 ESV / 282 helpful votes

This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

Genesis 28:15 ESV / 282 helpful votes

Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

Psalm 3:3 ESV / 281 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 280 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 5:11 ESV / 270 helpful votes

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.

Psalm 34:22 ESV / 268 helpful votes

The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

Psalm 118:6 ESV / 267 helpful votes

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

Psalm 91:4 ESV / 267 helpful votes

He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

Psalm 121:7 ESV / 265 helpful votes

The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 263 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Psalm 119:114 ESV / 263 helpful votes

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.

Malachi 3:6 ESV / 261 helpful votes

“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

Luke 21:28 ESV / 259 helpful votes

Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

Exodus 20:1-26 ESV / 255 helpful votes

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, ...

Isaiah 46:4 ESV / 253 helpful votes

Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.

Isaiah 1:17 ESV / 252 helpful votes

Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.

Psalm 27:1 ESV / 248 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?

Psalm 118:8 ESV / 244 helpful votes

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.

Psalm 59:16 ESV / 239 helpful votes

But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 236 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Luke 10:19 ESV / 234 helpful votes

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 234 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 ESV / 230 helpful votes

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;

Psalm 91:9-10 ESV / 221 helpful votes

Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge— no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.

Proverbs 12:21 ESV / 219 helpful votes

No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble.

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 ESV / 214 helpful votes

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.

Psalm 57:1 ESV / 214 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave. Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.

Psalm 46:1-2 ESV / 214 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. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,

Psalm 34:19 ESV / 213 helpful votes

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

2 Samuel 22:32 ESV / 212 helpful votes

“For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?

Matthew 6:13 ESV / 211 helpful votes

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Psalm 18:35-36 ESV / 209 helpful votes

You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great. You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip.

Proverbs 29:25 ESV / 205 helpful votes

The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.

John 10:28-30 ESV / 204 helpful votes

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one.”

Genesis 50:20 ESV / 204 helpful votes

As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.

John 17:15 ESV / 203 helpful votes

I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.

Psalm 41:2 ESV / 203 helpful votes

The Lord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.

Proverbs 27:12 ESV / 201 helpful votes

The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Psalm 140:4 ESV / 200 helpful votes

Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have planned to trip up my feet.

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 196 helpful votes

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Psalm 23:1-4 ESV / 193 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.

1 John 4:4 ESV / 189 helpful votes

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Psalm 121:8 ESV / 187 helpful votes

The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

Psalm 91:10 ESV / 187 helpful votes

No evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.

Psalm 34:7 ESV / 181 helpful votes

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.

Psalm 91:7 ESV / 170 helpful votes

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 167 helpful votes

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 164 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Psalm 91:1 ESV / 160 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Isaiah 43:2 ESV / 153 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.

Isaiah 43:1-3 ESV / 152 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.

Matthew 4:1-25 ESV / 151 helpful votes

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple ...

Isaiah 54:1-17 ESV / 147 helpful votes

“Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord. “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left, and your offspring will possess the nations and will people the desolate cities. “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. For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called. ...

Psalm 20:1 ESV / 145 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!

Romans 13:4 ESV / 142 helpful votes

For he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer.

Ephesians 6:10-18 ESV / 140 helpful votes

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, ...

Daniel 12:1 ESV / 140 helpful votes

“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.

Psalm 144:1 ESV / 139 helpful votes

Of David. Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;

Psalm 12:5 ESV / 131 helpful votes

“Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”

John 10:10 ESV / 129 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Matthew 5:38-39 ESV / 121 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Exodus 14:13-14 ESV / 121 helpful votes

And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Revelation 3:10 ESV / 114 helpful votes

Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.

John 14:15 ESV / 114 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 26:1-46 ESV / 114 helpful votes

“You shall not make idols for yourselves or erect an image or pillar, and you shall not set up a figured stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the Lord your God. You shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord. “If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. Your threshing shall last to the time of the grape harvest, and the grape harvest shall last to the time for sowing. And you shall eat your bread to the full and dwell in your land securely. ...

Matthew 26:52-54 ESV / 111 helpful votes

Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”

Psalm 59:1 ESV / 107 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me;

John 3:16 ESV / 102 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.

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