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bible verses about enemies

Seeking God’s Protection from Enemies:

  • Psalm 55:3 -: “The Lord, who is the Word, sustains me.”
  • Psalm 31:15 -: “My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.”
  • Psalm 56:3 -: “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
  • Psalm 18:2 -: “The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
  • Psalm 59:1 -: “Deliver me from my enemies, O God; be my fortress against those who are attacking me.”
  • Psalm 109:1-2 -: “My God, whom I praise, do not remain silent, for people who are wicked and deceitful have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.”
  • Psalm 119:114 -: “You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.”
  • Psalm 119:28 -: “My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.”
  • Psalm 119:86 -: “All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for I am being persecuted without cause.”
  • Psalm 119:121 -: “I have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors.”
  • Psalm 119:139 -: “My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.”
  • Psalm 119:161 -: “Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.”
  • Psalm 140:1 -: “Rescue me, Lord, from evildoers; protect me from the violent.”
  • Psalm 143:9 -: “Rescue me from my enemies, Lord, for I hide myself in you.”
  • Psalm 144:1 -: “Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.”

God’s Protection and Promises Against Enemies:

  • Psalm 94:23 -: “He will repay them for their sins and destroy them for their wickedness; the Lord our God will destroy them.”
  • Romans 12:19 -: “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.”
  • Romans 12:21 -: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
  • Hebrews 10:13 -: “Since that time, he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool.”
  • Psalm 23:5 -: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”
  • Matthew 5:44 -: “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
  • Psalm 60:12 -: “With God, we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.”
  • Psalm 103:17-18 -: “But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.”
  • Nahum 1:2 -: “The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The Lord takes vengeance on his foes and vents his wrath against his enemies.”
  • Psalm 68:1 -: “May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him.”
  • Romans 8:38-39 -: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
  • Psalm 56:9 -: “Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this, I will know that God is for me.”
  • Hebrews 11:34 -: “They quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.”
  • Psalm 3:3 -: “But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”
  • Psalm 46:1 -: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
  • Exodus 23:27 -: “I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run.”
  • Psalm 21:11 -: “Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed.”
  • Psalm 110:1 -: “The Lord says to my lord: ‘Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.'”
  • 2 Samuel 22:31 -: “As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.”
  • Psalm 33:10 -: “The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.”
  • Deuteronomy 32:41 -: “when I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and repay those who hate me.”
  • Psalm 68:2 -: “May you blow them away like smoke—as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God.”
  • Psalm 7:15-16 -: “Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made. The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.”

Overcoming Enemies through Faith:

  • 1 John 4:4 -: “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”
  • Romans 8:31 -: “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
  • Psalm 56:4 -: “In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
  • Psalm 23:4 -: “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

God’s Vengeance on Enemies:

  • Nahum 1:2 -: “The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The Lord takes vengeance on his foes and vents his wrath against his enemies.”
  • Romans 12:19 -: “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.”
  • Psalm 94:1 -: “The Lord is a God who avenges. O God who avenges, shine forth.”
  • Romans 12:21 -: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Seeking Justice Against Enemies:

  • Psalm 37:14 -: “The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.”
  • Psalm 37:32 -: “The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, intent on putting them to death.”
  • Psalm 94:16 -: “Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?”
  • Psalm 140:11 -: “May slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down the violent.”
  • Psalm 109:6 -: “Appoint someone evil to oppose my enemy; let an accuser stand at his right hand.”
  • Psalm 37:12 -: “The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them.”
  • Psalm 28:4 -: “Repay them for their deeds and for their evil work; repay them for what their hands have done and bring back on them what they deserve.”