bible verses about Courage

Courageous Bible Verses to Inspire You

When life gets tough, it can be easy to lose our courage. But as Christians, we have access to a powerful source of inspiration and strength: the word of God. The Bible is full of stories of courageous men and women who faced incredible challenges and overcame them with faith and determination. From David and Goliath to Esther and Daniel, these stories remind us that we too can be courageous in the face of adversity. In this article, we've gathered 25 Bible verses that speak directly to the theme of courage. Whether you're going through a difficult season or simply need some inspiration, these verses will uplift and encourage you. So take heart, my friend, and let these words of truth give you the courage to keep going.

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39 Bible Scriptures about Courage

And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them;

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 20, Verse: 3

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And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall say, What man is there that is fearful and fainthearted? let him go and return unto his house, lest his brethren's heart faint as well as his heart.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 20, Verse: 8

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And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 31, Verse: 7

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Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

Joshua, Chapter: 1, Verse: 6

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Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field.

Judges, Chapter: 5, Verse: 18

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Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him.

Judges, Chapter: 14, Verse: 5

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Be strong, and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 4, Verse: 9

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And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:

1 Samuel, Chapter: 17, Verse: 34

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And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 17, Verse: 40

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And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 17, Verse: 48

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So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 17, Verse: 50

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And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 30, Verse: 8

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Therefore now let your hands be strengthened, and be ye valiant: for your master Saul is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed me king over them.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 2, Verse: 7

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And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 5, Verse: 6

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Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 13, Verse: 28

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These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 23, Verse: 8

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And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away:

2 Samuel, Chapter: 23, Verse: 9

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And they helped David against the band of the rovers: for they were all mighty men of valour, and were captains in the host.

1 Chronicles, Chapter: 12, Verse: 21

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Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they were not of double heart.

1 Chronicles, Chapter: 12, Verse: 33

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And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And David heard of it, and went out against them.

1 Chronicles, Chapter: 14, Verse: 8

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And, behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters: also the Levites shall be officers before you. Deal courageously, and the LORD shall be with the good.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 19, Verse: 11

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Arise; for this matter belongeth unto thee: we also will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it.

Ezra, Chapter: 10, Verse: 4

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Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?

Job, Chapter: 13, Verse: 14

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He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.

Job, Chapter: 39, Verse: 22

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Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

Job, Chapter: 40, Verse: 7

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I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

Psalm, Chapter: 3, Verse: 6

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Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

Psalm, Chapter: 27, Verse: 3

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I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

Psalm, Chapter: 119, Verse: 46

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Order ye the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 46, Verse: 3

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And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 2, Verse: 6

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As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 3, Verse: 9

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Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.

Daniel, Chapter: 3, Verse: 16

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Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions.

Daniel, Chapter: 6, Verse: 19

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But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.

Mark, Chapter: 14, Verse: 31

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Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

Acts, Chapter: 18, Verse: 9

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And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 15, Verse: 30

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Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 16, Verse: 13

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And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

Philippians, Chapter: 1, Verse: 28

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Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

2 Timothy, Chapter: 1, Verse: 8

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