100 Bible Verses about Being Strong

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 344 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.”

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 194 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 147 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.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 105 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 95 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.

Romans 8:18 ESV / 93 helpful votes

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 78 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Romans 12:19 ESV / 75 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.”

John 3:16 ESV / 70 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.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Ephesians 6:10 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

Psalm 45:7 ESV / 46 helpful votes

You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;

1 John 4:1 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 40 helpful votes

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

John 10:28-30 ESV / 39 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.”

Psalm 110:1 ESV / 38 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 38 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.”

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 37 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.

1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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 18:15-17 ESV / 27 helpful votes

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

John 14:27 ESV / 25 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.

Psalm 25:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

John 1:14 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Revelation 4:1 ESV / 21 helpful votes

After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”

Acts 2:24-36 ESV / 21 helpful votes

God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. For David says concerning him, “‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’ ...

Isaiah 40:29 ESV / 21 helpful votes

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Revelation 12:14 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.

Matthew 7:1-2 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 18 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.

John 5:30 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

Matthew 5:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.

Psalm 23:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

1 Corinthians 15:22 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

1 Corinthians 8:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

John 1:12 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Acts 2:22 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know—

Haggai 2:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the Lord. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the Lord. Work, for I am with you, declares the Lord of hosts,

Isaiah 43:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.

John 18:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

When Jesus said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

Matthew 4:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Psalm 27:1 ESV / 15 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?

John 16:33 ESV / 14 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.”

Matthew 5:29 ESV / 14 helpful votes

If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell.

Habakkuk 3:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.

Psalm 73:26 ESV / 14 helpful votes

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

John 1:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Isaiah 12:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”

Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Matthew 19:26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

2 Thessalonians 3:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

John 1:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Mark 12:30 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

Jeremiah 32:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.

Psalm 46:1 ESV / 11 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.

Exodus 15:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 10 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 3:16 ESV / 10 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,

Acts 3:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you.

Proverbs 18:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Psalm 28:7-8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. The Lord is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 10 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 Chronicles 22:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Then you will prosper if you are careful to observe the statutes and the rules that the Lord commanded Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Fear not; do not be dismayed.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Acts 4:13 ESV / 9 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.

John 10:29 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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.

John 4:34 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.

Daniel 7:28 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Here is the end of the matter. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts greatly alarmed me, and my color changed, but I kept the matter in my heart.”

1 Samuel 30:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul, each for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

Revelation 11:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them,

1 Thessalonians 4:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Acts 3:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 8 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. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...

John 13:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he.

Ezekiel 3:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces, and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.

Isaiah 43:1 ESV / 8 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.

Isaiah 35:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”

Proverbs 30:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name? Surely you know!

Psalm 90:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

1 Chronicles 28:20 ESV / 8 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.

Deuteronomy 31:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And the Lord commissioned Joshua the son of Nun and said, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall bring the people of Israel into the land that I swore to give them. I will be with you.”

John 14:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 10:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

John 3:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things?

Luke 2:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Isaiah 10:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God.

Psalm 138:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV / 7 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.”

Titus 1:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

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