Bible Verses About Courage: 20 Great Scripture Quotes

by David Peach · Print Print · Email Email

The Bible is full of people that showed great courage. What does courage look like for your life? Are you needing some strength and courage from God? Check out these great Bible verses about courage.

Strength in Courage

Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”

Joshua 1:7-9Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

1 Chronicles 28:20And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.”

Psalm 31:24Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.”

Isaiah 41:10-13Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.”

1 Corinthians 15:58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 16:13Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”

Ephesians 6:10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Courageous and Unafraid

Psalm 23:4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

Psalm 27:1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

Psalm 56:3-4What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.”

Isaiah 54:4Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.”

Matthew 10:28And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

2 Timothy 1:7For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Hebrews 13:5-6Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”

1 Peter 3:14-16But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.”

1 John 4:18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”

Courage brings Freedom & Peace

John 14:27Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Romans 8:15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”

Philippians 1:12-14But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places; And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.”

Looking for more Bible verses by topic

You might find some of these other articles helpful:


The Holy Bible, King James Version (KJV)

YouTube video: “I Will not Be Shaken”

Share this post:  |  |  |  | Twitter

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Caleb Miles August 9, 2011 at 10:51 pm

This website has really helped me out for football… I got eye black strips that you can write on. And i am writing a different verse for each game.


ntswaki May 17, 2012 at 3:03 am

we thank God for this website, you guys are doing a good job thank for you verses and wise words.


takalani June 1, 2012 at 1:53 am

We thank you lord for this beautiful mrng ,protect us from any unlawfully stuff.


Lisa June 2, 2012 at 5:49 am

I use to be a scaredy cat about alot of situations in my lifeespecially when it came to enemies strong and mighty but I ve been praying constantly for a good spirit of courage and strength and most importantly not to be afraid or fear man but God. I believe God is answering my prayers daily because I am tested often by life and death incidents with my enemies almost daily. These intense moments of life and death situations call for me to be courageous and strong in my faith in the very promises of God’s protection in my life. I will meditate on these verses daily.


len August 4, 2012 at 11:15 am

thank you for all these. God bless.


Harold Lekhuleni October 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm

i would like to receive your christian articles . thanks


Jamar Jones October 16, 2012 at 12:51 am

Thank you.


Dennis February 22, 2013 at 8:12 am

thank you for the information that is in this site
it is very useful to trust in the Lord
and live s fearless life


Okello peter kelvin March 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Am now getting to know about life that is connected to the Lord how great it is thank you alot God bless you all


archie May 8, 2013 at 6:44 am

woow guys this website is great…good motivator..thanx a lot


kabu August 4, 2013 at 9:05 pm

thank You for this awesome day you have created through your command and the you bestowed on us, i declare the injury keeping me in hospital to dissipate like morning fog. thank You my morning star for restoring my health. Amen in the name of our mighty Lord Jesus.


ralph lopez September 8, 2014 at 11:37 pm

I need prayer for boldness and courage,


mary January 14, 2015 at 2:21 am

I am very grateful for this website, the words of encouragement and teaching me to stay focus on the word.

May the good Lord take you from strength to strength.


Alfredson D. Johnson September 29, 2015 at 4:17 am

Lord Jesus help me with courage and boldness.


kudzai June 30, 2016 at 9:28 am

great is he who stays in the kingdom of god all his time


kudzai June 30, 2016 at 9:30 am

micah 2 v 10 get up and go my dear brothers and sisters nothing to fear about. god is on our side


Jack Wellman June 30, 2016 at 9:43 am

Thank you Kudzai. I do believe that God’s name should be capitalized out of reverence and respect for His name.


Jeremy November 26, 2016 at 6:24 pm

Thank you David for gathering these scriptures! I would only suggest one rewording from “courage brings freedom and peace” to “freedom and peace bring courage”. Blessings


Rosie October 30, 2017 at 7:27 pm

I use to be a strong servant of God, but when my faith waned, & I prayed for strength, & for my faith to be strong again; no answer came. Then I remembered being beaten black & blue as a child, & a victim of neglect; I prayed for rescue that never came. Again as a young woman, beaten & raped by her own husband, I prayed for help, for guidance, & for strength; which never came.
Now I ask if God is real, why do millions of innocent children die of starvation, & mostly treatable diseases?
My faith is gone now; I prayed for a long time that my faith be returned, again no answer came.


Jack Wellman October 31, 2017 at 8:28 am

Hello Rosie. Jesus was innocent yet suffered greater than any man and children who die young are in the presence of the Lord. If your faith is gone, I would talk to your pastor about this. If you have no faith, you may not have been saved in the first place. Suffering is expected in a fallen world. This falleness should help others see their need for God.


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: