30 Important Bible Verses About Soldiers

Soldiers exemplify courage and sacrifice, traits celebrated in scripture. Here are verses that honor the bravery of soldiers and the spiritual parallels of the Christian journey as soldiers of Christ.

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Bible Verses About Soldiers

Exodus 15:3 – The Lord is a warrior

“The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name.”

2 Timothy 2:3-4 – Endure hardship as a good soldier

“Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.”

Joshua 1:9 – Be strong and courageous

“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.”

Psalm 144:1-2 – The Lord trains my hands for battle

“Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.”

Proverbs 24:10 – If you faint in the day of adversity

“If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength!”

1 Peter 4:12-13 – Rejoice in your sufferings

“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.”

Psalm 91:7 – A thousand may fall at your side

“A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.”

1 Samuel 17:47 – The battle belongs to the Lord

“All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”

2 Corinthians 10:4 – Weapons of our warfare are not worldly

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

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.”

2 Timothy 4:7 – I have fought the good fight

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

Psalm 18:34 – He trains my hands for battle

“He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.”

Ephesians 6:13 – Put on the full armor of God

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

Psalm 144:6 – Flash forth lightning and scatter your enemies

“Send forth lightning and scatter the enemy; shoot your arrows and rout them.”

Matthew 8:9 – Authority over soldiers

“For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

Psalm 20:7 – Some trust in chariots and some in horses

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”

John 15:13 – Greater love has no one than this

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Isaiah 41:10 – Do not fear, for I am with you

“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.”

Zechariah 10:5 – They shall be like mighty men

“They shall be like mighty men, who tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle. They shall fight because the Lord is with them, and the riders on horses shall be put to shame.”

Romans 13:4 – For the one in authority is God’s servant

“For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.”

2 Chronicles 20:15 – The battle is not yours, but God’s

“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.”

Psalm 20:6 – Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed

“Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand.”

Romans 12:18 – If it is possible, as far as it depends on you

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

Psalm 144:10 – He gives victory to kings

“to the One who gives victory to kings, who delivers his servant David from the deadly sword.”

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

1 Corinthians 16:13 – Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

2 Chronicles 32:8 – With him is only the arm of flesh

“With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.”

Romans 8:31 – If God is for us, who can be against us?

“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Psalm 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

Matthew 5:9 – Blessed are the peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

Proverbs 21:31 – The horse is prepared for the day of battle

“The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.”

Galatians 6:9 – Let us not become weary in doing good

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Isaiah 59:19 – When the enemy comes in like a flood

“So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.”

Psalm 18:32 – It is God who arms me with strength

“It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.”

James 4:7 – Submit yourselves, then, to God

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

Psalm 34:7 – The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him

“The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.”

1 Corinthians 15:57 – But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory

“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Psalm 33:20 – We wait in hope for the Lord

“We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.”

2 Samuel 22:35 – He trains my hands for battle

“He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.”

John 16:33 – In this world you will have trouble

“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.”

Psalm 18:39 – You armed me with strength for battle

“You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me.”

Hebrews 13:6 – So we say with confidence

“So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?””

2 Peter 2:9 – The Lord knows how to rescue the godly

“So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while keeping the wicked under punishment until the day of final judgment.”

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