100 Bible Verses about Standing Firm

1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Philippians 1:27 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,

Romans 12:2 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Ephesians 6:11 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 2:15 ESV / 42 helpful votes

So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.

1 Peter 5:9 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

Philippians 4:1 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

James 4:7 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:1 ESV / 36 helpful votes

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

John 16:33 ESV / 34 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.”

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 30 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 14:6 ESV / 30 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.

Matthew 24:13 ESV / 30 helpful votes

But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

2 Corinthians 1:24 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith.

Ephesians 4:14 ESV / 27 helpful votes

So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.

1 Timothy 6:12 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Luke 21:19 ESV / 26 helpful votes

By your endurance you will gain your lives.

James 1:12 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Ephesians 6:13 ESV / 25 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.

James 1:2-4 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 24 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.”

Hebrews 10:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

1 Thessalonians 3:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For now we live, if you are standing fast in the Lord.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 23 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

James 5:8 ESV / 22 helpful votes

You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Colossians 1:23 ESV / 22 helpful votes

If indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

John 8:32 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Exodus 14:13-14 ESV / 22 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.”

Hebrews 3:14 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 21 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.

Ephesians 6:10 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, ...

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

John 17:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Revelation 2:1-3:22 ESV / 19 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. ...

2 Peter 3:17 ESV / 19 helpful votes

You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.

Hebrews 6:11 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end,

2 Timothy 3:12 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

Colossians 4:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

John 15:5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Revelation 20:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

1 Peter 5:8-9 ESV / 17 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 12:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Ephesians 6:13-14 ESV / 17 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. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

Romans 5:3-5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

James 1:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

Hebrews 4:14 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

Ephesians 6:18 ESV / 16 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,

1 Corinthians 16:1-24 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come. And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem. If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me. I will visit you after passing through Macedonia, for I intend to pass through Macedonia, ...

Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. ...

Proverbs 10:25 ESV / 16 helpful votes

When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous is established forever.

Psalm 31:24 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 15 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 ...

Hebrews 3:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

2 Corinthians 1:21 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 15 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Matthew 24:42 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

Revelation 2:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.

1 John 4:4 ESV / 14 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.

2 Timothy 4:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

2 Timothy 2:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,

2 Thessalonians 2:15-17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter. Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV / 14 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.

Isaiah 7:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is the son of Remaliah. If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all.’”

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

1 Peter 5:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.

Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 13 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. 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. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. ...

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 13 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.

Ephesians 6:14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:10-14 ESV / 13 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,

1 Corinthians 10:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.

Psalm 57:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody!

Jude 1:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.

1 John 5:5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

1 Peter 1:6-7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 4:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness;

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.

John 12:31 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out.

Revelation 3:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

1 Peter 5:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

1 Peter 1:1-25 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. ...

James 1:1-27 ESV / 11 helpful votes

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. ...

Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

2 Timothy 4:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Philippians 4:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Romans 5:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Acts 4:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

John 17:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

2 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

Colossians 1:11-12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 10 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 10 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.

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