Protection From Enemies: 47 Powerful Bible Verses

By David Small •  Updated: 03/16/21 •  10 min read

Who do we turn to for protection from enemies? Like David, we turn our eyes to God. We seek His word and unlock Bible verses about protection from enemies.

There has been an increase in the number of military weapons owned in most major countries. Every year, governments turn to engineers for more weapons, so they can protect themselves from enemies.

As children of God, we are in a spiritual war of our own, with an enemy seeking to destroy us.

These verses bring us to hope in times of trouble. Here are 47 Bible verses about protection from enemies that we can keep in our artillery.

Bible Verses About Protection from Enemies.

  1. Isaiah 54:15 

If anyone stirs up strife, it is not from me; whoever stirs up strife with you shall fall because of you.

  1. Proverbs 20:22 

Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.

  1. Zephaniah 3:15

The Lord has taken away His judgments against you, He has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; You will fear disaster no more.

  1. 2 Samuel 22:18-19

He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me. They confronted me on the day of my calamity, But the Lord was my support.

  1. Genesis 12:3

I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you, all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

  1. Genesis 22:17

Indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore, and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.

  1. Deuteronomy 30:7-8

The Lord your God will inflict all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you. And you will again obey the voice of the Lord and do all His commandments which I command you today.

Psalms about protection from Enemies

There are times in life when we need to ask for divine help to resolve issues that are plaguing us and bringing difficulties into our lives. Psalms are biblical poems whose words bring food to our souls.

The biblical protection psalm is a powerful ally at these times, as it brings us not only refuge but also courage and strength to deal with all the dangers that surround us.

  1. Psalm 37:1-5 

Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

  1. Psalm 138:7

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.

  1. Psalm 6:10

All my enemies will be ashamed and greatly dismayed; They shall turn back; they will suddenly be ashamed.

  1. Psalm 23:5

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.

  1. Psalm 27:11

Teach me Your way, O Lord, and lead me in a level path Because of my foes.

  1. Psalm 37:1-2

Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.

  1. Psalm 37:5- 6 

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.

  1. Psalm 31:15

My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me.

  1. Psalm 18:17

He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.

  1. Psalm 9:3

When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before You.

  1. Psalm 109:1-3

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Be not silent, O God of my praise! For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.

They encircle me with words of hate and attack me without cause. In return for my love, they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer. So, they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

  1. Psalm 81:14

I would quickly subdue their enemies and turn My hand against their adversaries.

  1. Psalm 143:11-12

Revive me, O Lord, for Your name’s sake! For Your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.

And in Your lovingkindness, cut off my enemies and destroy all those who afflict my soul, For I am Your servant.

  1. Psalm 34:6-7

This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him And saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him and delivers them.

  1. Psalm 32:6-7

For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You in a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters. They shall not come near him. You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah

  1. Psalm 91:1-6

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings, you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

  1. Psalm 18:48-49

Who delivered me from my enemies; yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me; you rescued me from the man of violence. Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the [a]Gentiles, And sing praises to Your name.

We must cry out to the heavens whenever we need protection from Enemies

There is nothing more secure than our faith in the Lord’s plans. Therefore, we must cry out to the heavens whenever we need protection and peace. With his transforming love, we find the strength to overcome all obstacles.

  1. Luke 1:71

Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us;

  1. Isaiah 62:8

The Lord has sworn by His right hand and by His strong arm, “I will never again give your grain as food for your enemies; nor will foreigners drink your new wine for which you have labored.”

  1. Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

  1. Deuteronomy 28:7 

The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

  1. 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.”

  1. 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.”

  1. Exodus 23:22 

But if you carefully obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.

  1. Romans 12:19

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

  1. Micah 5:9

Your hand will be lifted up against your adversaries, and all your enemies will be cut off.

  1. Micah 7:10

Then my enemy will see, and shame will cover her who said to me, “Where is the Lord your God?” My eyes will look on her; at that time, she will be trampled down Like mire of the streets.

  1. Exodus 23:22

If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.

God is our greatest refuge and strength

It is God who protects us from all evil, always freeing us from the clutches of the enemy so that he will not destroy us. People who trust in the Lord receive his protection and are protected from the enemy.

Therefore, for you to receive the protection of God against your enemies, it is very important to be faithful to him, seek to be firm in his presence every day, and always pray without being discouraged because whoever prays and asks undoubtedly receives it.

God does not reject any prayers, but it is necessary to pray with enough faith, that God will hear your prayers for help, that he will come to meet all your needs.

You don’t have to worry about persecution. Trust in God because he is with you and protects those who trust him.

  1. Leviticus 26:6

I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove wild beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country.

  1. Deuteronomy 20:1 

When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you.

  1. 2 Kings 17:39

But you shall fear the Lord your God, and he will deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.”

  1. Proverbs 18:10

The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it and is safe.

  1. Hebrews 13:6

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

  1. 2 Timothy 4:18

And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

  1. Exodus 14:14

The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

  1. Nahum 1:7

The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

  1. Ecclesiastes 7:12

For wisdom is protection just as money is protection, but the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors.

  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

  1. Isaiah 31:5

Like flying birds so the Lord of hosts will protect Jerusalem. He will protect and deliver it; He will pass over and rescue it.

  1. Jeremiah 17:17

Do not be a terror to me; You are my refuge in the day of disaster.

In conclusion

Our surest source of protection can only come from our omnipotent and omnipresent God. He does not want us to live out our days in worry because of our enemies. God promises us protection from our enemies.

These Bible verses about protection from our enemies were not left in the Word by chance. All scripture is God-breathed. All His promises remain true. God will grant you protection from your enemies.

Take comfort in this and store these Bible verses in your heart for those moments of doubt or fear. Let the words bring you peace in the midst of your trials. May God’s protection keep you strong.

David Small

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