20 Most Encouraging Bible Verses

Discover encouraging Bible verses in this slideshow of inspirational scriptures.

The Bible serves to teach us the truth about God and ourselves. The truth of Jesus Christ is known as the gospel, also called "the good news." We should be encouraged by the Word of God, which assures our eternal salvation by faith in Christ and inspired to live righteously as followers of Jesus. Although we may stray and stumble in sin, we can find redemption and forgiveness in repenting and believing in Christ as our savior from death. Scripture gives us the courage to overcome evil and temptation, in the world and in ourselves. 

May you find motivation and hope in this collection of encouraging Bible verses.

Deuteronomy 31:6

Deuteronomy 31:6

"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 ESV

Proverbs 28:1

Proverbs 28:1

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

Proverbs 28:1 ESV

2 Timothy 1:7

2 Timothy 1:7

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

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV

2 Samuel 10:12

2 Samuel 10:12

"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 ESV

John 16:33

John 16:33

"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 ESV

1 Corinthians 16:13

1 Corinthians 16:13

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

1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV

Philippians 4:13

Philippians 4:13

"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."

Philippians 4:13 ESV

Psalm 112:7

Psalm 112:7

"He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord."

Psalm 112:7 ESV

Psalm 16:8

Psalm 16:8

"I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken."

Psalm 16:8 ESV

Isaiah 12:2

Isaiah 12:2

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”

Isaiah 12:2 ESV

Romans 15:13

Romans 15:13

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."

Romans 15:13 ESV

Psalm 27:1

Psalm 27:1

"Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

Psalm 27:1 ESV

1 Chronicles 16:11

1 Chronicles 16:11

"Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!"

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV

Galatians 6:9

Galatians 6:9

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

Galatians 6:9 ESV

Jeremiah 29:11

Jeremiah 29:11

"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."

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

1 Corinthians 15:58

1 Corinthians 15:58

"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."

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV

Ezra 10:4

Ezra 10:4

"Arise, for it is your task, and we are with you; be strong and do it.”

Ezra 10:4 ESV

1 Corinthians 15:57

1 Corinthians 15:57

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

1 Corinthians 15:57 ESV

Isaiah 54:17

Isaiah 54:17

"No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”

Isaiah 54:17 ESV

1 Corinthians 10:13

1 Corinthians 10:13

"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."

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV

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