Bible Verses about Courage

Sometimes in our life here on earth, we need to be brave. These Bible verses about courage can inspire us so that we have the strength to do God's work, and not be afraid.



David was courageous when he went up against impossible odds and defeated Goliath. It's that kind of courage that comes from God. And it is that kind of courage that we can have when we know God is on our side.

These Scripture quotes about courage were carefully selected from the biblical text and are perfect for use in a greeting card, personal study, or use in a sermon.

20 Scriptures about Courage


1

"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."

[Deuteronomy 31:6]

2

"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."

[Joshua 1:9]

3

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

[Hebrew 13:6]

4

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

[Psalm 31:24]

5

"I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do."

[Luke 12:4]

6

"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 23:4]

7

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

[Ephesians 6:10]

8

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

[Psalm 118:6]

9

"You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.' Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the LORD will be with you."

[2 Chronicles 20:17]

10

"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"

[Ephesians 6:13]

11

"Be of good courage, and let us be courageous for our people, and for the cities of our God, and may the LORD do what seems good to him.""

[2 Samuel 10:12]

12

"You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day."

[Psalm 91:5]

13

"Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!"

[Psalm 27:14]

14

"And the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not fear them, for I have given them into your hands. Not a man of them shall stand before you.""

[Joshua 10:8]

15

"Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident."

[Psalm 27:3]

16

"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."

[Exodus 14:13]

17

"Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life."

[Revelation 2:10]

18

"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 16:33]

19

"The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion."

[Proverbs 28:1]

20

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

[1 Corinthians 16:13]

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What Does the Bible teach us about Courage?

With the above Bible verses, we are instructed over and over again to be courageous and not fear, specifically because God is with us.

When we are following God's lead and living life as he has instructed us, these quotes tell us that we do not need to fear because he will fight for us. When God is on our side, there is no force or power that can stand against him.

Having said this, there are also scriptures for courage that tell us there are times when we will suffer for Christ, but even then we are to be strong.

It seems that this strength and courage that God asks of us comes by faith in him--in believing that he is there with us no matter what we must endure. When we believe, we know that nothing can happen to us except he allows it to because he has overcome the world.

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