100 Bible Verses about Confidence

Proverbs 3:26 ESV / 422 helpful votes

For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 236 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.

2 Corinthians 3:5 ESV / 172 helpful votes

Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God,

Hebrews 13:6 ESV / 152 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:20-21 ESV / 137 helpful votes

For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 130 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Romans 15:13 ESV / 99 helpful votes

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Proverbs 28:26 ESV / 87 helpful votes

Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Hebrews 10:35-36 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 79 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.

Psalm 20:7 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

1 John 3:22 ESV / 65 helpful votes

And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

James 4:13-15 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

Proverbs 14:26 ESV / 44 helpful votes

In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.

Psalm 27:1-3 ESV / 37 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? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.

1 Timothy 6:17 ESV / 36 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

2 Corinthians 1:9 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.

Romans 15:1-33 ESV / 34 helpful votes

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, ...

Isaiah 30:15 ESV / 31 helpful votes

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,

Hebrews 10:35 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.

1 John 5:14 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 24 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.

Psalm 62:8 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 20 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.

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. ...

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 20 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.

Psalm 20:8 ESV / 19 helpful votes

They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright.

Psalm 118:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is.

Jeremiah 12:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe land you are so trusting, what will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?

James 5:16 ESV / 15 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.

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

2 Peter 1:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.

Proverbs 11:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Psalm 63:1-11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, ...

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 12 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. ...

Jeremiah 2:37 ESV / 12 helpful votes

From it too you will come away with your hands on your head, for the Lord has rejected those in whom you trust, and you will not prosper by them.

Isaiah 49:15-16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Proverbs 23:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist.

Psalm 118:24 ESV / 12 helpful votes

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:1-29 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. ...

Psalm 33:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.

Proverbs 14:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.

Psalm 44:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me.

Job 15:31 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself, for emptiness will be his payment.

1 John 3:21-22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

1 John 2:28 ESV / 10 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.

Isaiah 36:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Behold, you are trusting in Egypt, that broken reed of a staff, which will pierce the hand of any man who leans on it. Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him.

Proverbs 26:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Proverbs 19:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.

Psalm 147:10-11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Colossians 2:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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,

Romans 12:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

Luke 11:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Give us each day our daily bread,

Isaiah 9:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.”

Proverbs 3:31-32 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Do not envy a man of violence and do not choose any of his ways, for the devious person is an abomination to the Lord, but the upright are in his confidence.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 9 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. ...

Job 11:20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But the eyes of the wicked will fail; all way of escape will be lost to them, and their hope is to breathe their last.”

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 8 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.

Hebrews 3:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Philippians 2:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me,

John 3:21-22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing.

Luke 18:9-14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ ...

Matthew 6:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

Jeremiah 49:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Why do you boast of your valleys, O faithless daughter, who trusted in her treasures, saying, ‘Who will come against me?’

Jeremiah 17:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.

Isaiah 5:21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!

Proverbs 11:1-13:25 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight. When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them. Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness. ...

Psalm 108:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Oh grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man!

Nehemiah 6:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And when all our enemies heard of it, all the nations around us were afraid and fell greatly in their own esteem, for they perceived that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.

1 Chronicles 4:9-10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Jabez was more honorable than his brothers; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.

Revelation 18:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

As she glorified herself and lived in luxury, so give her a like measure of torment and mourning, since in her heart she says, ‘I sit as a queen, I am no widow, and mourning I shall never see.’

Hebrews 10:19-25 ESV / 7 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. ...

Galatians 6:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

Matthew 16:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Jeremiah 2:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

How can you say, ‘I am not unclean, I have not gone after the Baals’? Look at your way in the valley; know what you have done— a restless young camel running here and there,

Isaiah 30:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And you said, “No! We will flee upon horses”; therefore you shall flee away; and, “We will ride upon swift steeds”; therefore your pursuers shall be swift.

Isaiah 30:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Who say to the seers, “Do not see,” and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy illusions,

Isaiah 30:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Everyone comes to shame through a people that cannot profit them, that brings neither help nor profit, but shame and disgrace.”

Isaiah 30:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Who set out to go down to Egypt, without asking for my direction, to take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh and to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!

Isaiah 30:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Ah, stubborn children,” declares the Lord, “who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin;

Isaiah 22:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you did not look to him who did it, or see him who planned it long ago.

Psalm 36:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.

Psalm 30:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.”

Psalm 10:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He says in his heart, “I shall not be moved; throughout all generations I shall not meet adversity.”

Job 29:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then I thought, ‘I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand,

2 Chronicles 16:7-9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him, “Because you relied on the king of Syria, and did not rely on the Lord your God, the army of the king of Syria has escaped you. Were not the Ethiopians and the Libyans a huge army with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet because you relied on the Lord, he gave them into your hand. For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. You have done foolishly in this, for from now on you will have wars.”

2 Kings 19:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

By your messengers you have mocked the Lord, and you have said, ‘With my many chariots I have gone up the heights of the mountains, to the far recesses of Lebanon; I felled its tallest cedars, its choicest cypresses; I entered its farthest lodging place, its most fruitful forest.

2 Kings 10:18-28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then Jehu assembled all the people and said to them, “Ahab served Baal a little, but Jehu will serve him much. Now therefore call to me all the prophets of Baal, all his worshipers and all his priests. Let none be missing, for I have a great sacrifice to offer to Baal. Whoever is missing shall not live.” But Jehu did it with cunning in order to destroy the worshipers of Baal. And Jehu ordered, “Sanctify a solemn assembly for Baal.” So they proclaimed it. And Jehu sent throughout all Israel, and all the worshipers of Baal came, so that there was not a man left who did not come. And they entered the house of Baal, and the house of Baal was filled from one end to the other. He said to him who was in charge of the wardrobe, “Bring out the vestments for all the worshipers of Baal.” So he brought out the vestments for them. ...

1 Samuel 21:1-9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then David came to Nob, to Ahimelech the priest. And Ahimelech came to meet David, trembling, and said to him, “Why are you alone, and no one with you?” And David said to Ahimelech the priest, “The king has charged me with a matter and said to me, ‘Let no one know anything of the matter about which I send you, and with which I have charged you.’ I have made an appointment with the young men for such and such a place. Now then, what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever is here.” And the priest answered David, “I have no common bread on hand, but there is holy bread—if the young men have kept themselves from women.” And David answered the priest, “Truly women have been kept from us as always when I go on an expedition. The vessels of the young men are holy even when it is an ordinary journey. How much more today will their vessels be holy?” ...

1 Samuel 13:8-14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He waited seven days, the time appointed by Samuel. But Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the people were scattering from him. So Saul said, “Bring the burnt offering here to me, and the peace offerings.” And he offered the burnt offering. As soon as he had finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came. And Saul went out to meet him and greet him. Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul said, “When I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed, and that the Philistines had mustered at Michmash, I said, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the favor of the Lord.’ So I forced myself, and offered the burnt offering.” ...

1 John 4:17 ESV / 6 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.

Hebrews 11:1-3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

Hebrews 4:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.”

Hebrews 3:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God's house.

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