62 Bible Verses to Recite When You Get Gripped by Fear

62 Bible Verses to Recite When You Get Gripped by Fear

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The Bible says you have not been given a spirit of fear, and other verses allude to the same thing. Fear saps the life out of you if you allow it to take a hold of you. It’s more a state of mind than anything else.

The total number of verses in the Bible are about 365 which point out that you should not fear. The Bible verses in this post may help you understand how to better deal with your own fear.

Meditate on the following 62 Bible verses to help you overcome fear:

  1. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” ~ Philippians 4:13
  2. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
  3. “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.” ~ Joshua 1:5
  4. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9
  5. “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.” ~ John 14:1
  6. “But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: ‘We ought to obey God rather than men.’” ~ Acts 5:29
  7. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” ~ Revelation 12:11
  8. “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of the Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ Philippians 1:6

  9. But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.’” ~ Isaiah 43:1
  10. He said: ‘Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s’’” ~ 2 Chronicles 20:15
  11. Moses said to the people ‘Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.’” ~ Exodus 20:20
  12. But do not be afraid of them; remember well what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt.” ~ Deuteronomy 7:18
  13. 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.” ~ Deuteronomy 20:1
  14. The Lord said to Joshua, ‘Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you.’” ~ Joshua 10:8
  15. ‘Don’t be afraid,’ he said. ‘My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You shall be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this.’” ~ 1 Samuel 23:17
  16. “Joseph said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day to save many people alive.” ~ Genesis 50:19-20

  17. You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.” ~ 2 Chronicles 20:17
  18. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.” ~ Psalm 4:8
  19. I will praise the Lord who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure.” ~ Psalm 16:7-9
  20. 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.” ~ Psalm 23:4
  21. 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
  22. When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise – in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? ” ~ Psalm 56:3-4
  23. He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed their enemies.” ~ Psalm 78:53
  24. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” ~ Psalm 94:19
  25. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” ~ Psalm 118:6

  26. Do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy; do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it.” ~ Isaiah 8:12
  27. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day.” ~ Psalm 91:5
  28. You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” ~ Isaiah 26:3
  29. Isaiah said to them, ‘Tell your master, “This is what the Lord says: do not be afraid of what you have heard – those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.’” ~ Isaiah 37:6
  30. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ” ~ Isaiah 41:10
  31. ‘Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you’ declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.” ~ Isaiah 41:14
  32. Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.” ~ Isaiah 44:8
  33. In righteousness you will be established: tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you.” ~ Isaiah 54:14
  34. Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you now fear. Do not be afraid of him, declares the Lord, for I am with you and will save you and deliver you from his hands.” ~ Jeremiah 42:11

  35. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” ~ Jeremiah 17:8
  36. Do not be afraid, Jacob my servant, for I am with you; declares the Lord. ‘Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you but only in due measure; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.’” ~ Jeremiah 46:28
  37. Do not lose heart or be afraid when rumours are heard in the land; one rumour comes this year, another the next, rumours of violence in the land and of ruler against ruler.” ~ Jeremiah 51:46
  38. I will make your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people.” ~ Ezekiel 3:9
  39. Then he continued, ‘Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.’” ~ Daniel 10:12
  40. Just as you, Judah and Israel, have been a curse among the nations, so I will save you and you will be a blessing. Do not be afraid, but let your hands be strong.” ~ Zechariah 8:13
  41. Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” ~ Matthew 6:25

  42. But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say.” ~ Matthew 10:19
  43. Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” ~ Matthew 10:28
  44. But the angel said to him: ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.’” ~ Luke 1:13
  45. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.’” ~ Luke 2:10
  46. Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.’” ~ Luke 8:50
  47. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” ~ Luke 12:7
  48. ‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.’” ~ Luke 12:32
  49. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” ~ John 14:27
  50. I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33
  51. One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: ‘Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.’” ~ Acts 18:9

  52. Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms round him. ‘Don’t be alarmed,’ he said, ‘He’s alive!’” ~ Acts 20:10
  53. Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.” ~ Acts 27:24
  54. Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ Romans 5:1
  55. So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?’” ~ Hebrews 13:6
  56. Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” ~ Philippians 4:6
  57. Like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.” ~ 1 Peter 3:6
  58. But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. ‘Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.’” ~ 1 Peter 3:14
  59. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” ~ 1 Peter 5:7

  60. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” ~ 1 John 4:18
  61. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: ‘Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.’” ~ Revelation 1:7
  62. Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.” ~ Revelation 2:10

These Bible verses show us that fear should not stop you from pursuing the best God has for your life. The verses above are some of the ones I relate to the most in the Bible in fighting fear.

There are more verses in the Bible to help deal with fear. Which of these was your best? Comment below:

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Sija Mafu is an Online Enthusiast, Personal Development Fan, Global Business owner and a Master in The Art of Living. Also as a devout Christian, his vision is to see young people take responsibility for their lives and create bright futures for themselves, their families and society at large.

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