30 Bible Verses About Enemies (Explained)

Dealing with enemies can be a challenging aspect of life, testing our patience, resilience, and faith. Yet, the Bible provides valuable insights on how to navigate conflicts and respond with love and forgiveness. Join us as we explore verses that offer wisdom and guidance for facing enemies with grace, courage, and the transformative power of God’s love.

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Bible Verses About Enemies

Exodus 23:22 – He Will Be an Enemy to Your Enemies

“But 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.”

Psalm 27:11 – Do Not Turn Me Over to the Desire of My Foes

“Teach me your way, Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.”

Psalm 31:15 – Deliver Me from My Enemies

“My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.”

Psalm 35:1 – Fight Against Those Who Fight Against Me

“Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.”

Psalm 56:9 – When I Am Afraid, I Put My Trust in You

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”

Psalm 59:1 – Deliver Me from My Enemies, O God

“Deliver me from my enemies, O God; be my fortress against those who are attacking me.”

Psalm 119:157 – Many Are My Foes

“Many are my persecutors and my enemies, yet I do not turn from your statutes.”

Proverbs 16:7 – When the Lord Is Pleased with a Man’s Ways

“When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.”

Ecclesiastes 5:8 – The Exploitation of the Poor

“If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still.”

Isaiah 41:12 – Opponents Will Stumble and Perish

“Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all.”

Matthew 5:44 – Love Your Enemies and Pray for Those Who Persecute You

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Luke 6:27 – Love Your Enemies

“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.”

Luke 6:35 – Love Your Enemies

“But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.”

Romans 8:35 – Who Shall Separate Us from the Love of Christ?

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?”

Romans 12:14 – Bless Those Who Persecute You

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.”

Romans 12:20 – If Your Enemy Is Hungry, Feed Him

“On the contrary: ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.’

1 Corinthians 15:25 – He Must Reign Until He Has Put All His Enemies Under His Feet

“For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.”

2 Corinthians 2:11 – So That Satan Will Not Outsmart Us

“…in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.”

2 Corinthians 12:10 – For When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong

“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Ephesians 4:26 – Do Not Let the Sun Go Down While You Are Still Angry

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.”

Ephesians 6:12 – Our Struggle Is Not Against Flesh and Blood

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

Philippians 3:20 – Our Citizenship Is in Heaven

“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

2 Thessalonians 3:3 – The Lord Is Faithful, and He Will Strengthen You

“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”

2 Timothy 4:18 – The Lord Will Rescue Me from Every Evil Attack

“The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory forever and ever. Amen.”

Hebrews 12:2 – Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus

“…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

1 Peter 5:8 – Your Enemy the Devil

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

1 Peter 5:9 – Resist Him, Standing Firm in the Faith

“Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”

1 John 2:14 – Overcome the Evil One

“I write to you, dear children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.”

1 John 3:8 – The Reason the Son of God Appeared

“The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”

1 John 4:4 – The One Who Is in You Is Greater

“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”

Revelation 12:11 – They Triumphed over Him by the Blood of the Lamb

“They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”

Revelation 20:10 – The Devil, Who Deceived Them, Was Thrown into the Lake of Burning Sulfur

“And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”

Psalm 18:3 – My God Is My Rock

“I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies.”

Psalm 118:7 – The Lord Is with Me

“The Lord is with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies.”

Psalm 138:7 – Though I Walk in the Midst of Trouble

“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand, you save me.”

Proverbs 19:29 – Penalties Are Prepared for Mockers

“Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.”

Isaiah 54:17 – No Weapon Formed Against You Shall Prosper

“No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.”

Jeremiah 20:11 – The Lord Is with Me Like a Mighty Warrior

“But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten.”

Matthew 16:24 – These Things The Lord Hates

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”

Romans 12:21 – Overcome Evil with Good

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

1 Corinthians 16:14 – Do Everything in Love

“Do everything in love.”

2 Corinthians 10:4 – The Weapons We Fight With

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”

Galatians 5:22-23 – The Fruit of the Spirit

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.”

Ephesians 4:31 – Get Rid of All Bitterness, Rage, and Anger

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.”

Colossians 3:13 – Bearing with One Another and Forgiving

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

James 1:19-20 – Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak, and Slow to Become Angry

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”

James 4:7 – Resist the Devil, and He Will Flee from You

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

1 Peter 2:23 – When He Suffered, He Made No Threats

“When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.”

1 Peter 3:9 – Bless, for to This You Were Called

“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”

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