100 Bible Verses about Overcoming The Devil

Ephesians 6:11 ESV / 164 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:1-21 ESV / 102 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. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. 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. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. ...

1 John 3:8 ESV / 97 helpful votes

Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

1 John 5:4 ESV / 89 helpful votes

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

1 Corinthians 15:57 ESV / 82 helpful votes

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Ephesians 6:16 ESV / 69 helpful votes

In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 66 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 15:7 ESV / 62 helpful votes

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Revelation 12:11 ESV / 47 helpful votes

And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.

1 John 3:9 ESV / 42 helpful votes

No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.

Romans 6:1-23 ESV / 42 helpful votes

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. ...

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 42 helpful votes

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Ephesians 6:10 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:14 ESV / 40 helpful votes

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

Ephesians 6:13 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 33 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

1 John 2:15 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

John 8:41-45 ESV / 32 helpful votes

You are doing the works your father did.” They said to him, “We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father—even God.” Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me. Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word. You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me.

James 4:7 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

Hebrews 11:4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks.

Revelation 2:1-29 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. ...

Ephesians 6:17 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 26 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

John 14:6 ESV / 25 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 25 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.

Revelation 12:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 23 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.

1 John 3:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 21 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.

Ephesians 4:22 ESV / 21 helpful votes

To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,

John 1:12 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:8 ESV / 19 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

1 John 3:5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.

Titus 3:5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

Philippians 2:9-11 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Romans 6:11 ESV / 17 helpful votes

So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

1 John 1:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

Hebrews 7:25 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

John 10:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 16 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 John 4:4 ESV / 15 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.

1 John 4:1 ESV / 15 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.

1 John 2:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

Ephesians 6:18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

Romans 8:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.

Luke 10:19 ESV / 15 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.

Revelation 12:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back,

1 John 3:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Ephesians 6:14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

Romans 2:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

John 8:29 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.”

Revelation 3:10 ESV / 13 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.

1 John 5:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

Philippians 2:5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Ephesians 4:27 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And give no opportunity to the devil.

2 Corinthians 2:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

So that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

John 16:33 ESV / 13 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 15:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 14:30 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.”

Psalm 46:1-11 ESV / 13 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, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. ...

Revelation 3:21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.

Titus 2:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 12 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.

Romans 3:22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:

John 20:21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”

John 16:21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.

Matthew 18:18-19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.

1 John 3:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

1 John 2:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

1 Peter 5:8-9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

Hebrews 9:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.

John 8:44 ESV / 11 helpful votes

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Matthew 9:29 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.”

Matthew 7:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

Matthew 5:29 ESV / 11 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.

Genesis 4:6-7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”

Revelation 22:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.

Revelation 14:1-20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless. ...

Revelation 12:1-17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, ...

1 John 3:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.

1 John 2:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.

1 John 2:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Genesis 4:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?”

Revelation 12:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Revelation 1:13-16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.

Hebrews 2:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,

Ephesians 2:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

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