100 Bible Verses About Strength
When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,
the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.
Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.
May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.
The Proverbs of Solomon
Common sense and success belong to me. Insight and strength are mine.
When the wicked die, their hopes die with them, for they rely on their own feeble strength.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.
The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old.
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Forsake Me Not When My Strength Is Spent
O Lord , I have come to you for protection; don’t let me be disgraced.
And now, in my old age, don’t set me aside. Don’t abandon me when my strength is failing.
I will shout for joy and sing your praises, for you have ransomed me.
In that day you will sing: “I will praise you, O Lord ! You were angry with me, but not any more. Now you comfort me.
See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The Lord GOD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.”
With joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation!
In that wonderful day you will sing: “Thank the Lord ! Praise his name! Tell the nations what he has done. Let them know how mighty he is!
Sing to the Lord , for he has done wonderful things. Make known his praise around the world.
Let all the people of Jerusalem shout his praise with joy! For great is the Holy One of Israel who lives among you.”
The Great Commandment
And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.
And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’
And I know it is important to love him with all my heart and all my understanding and all my strength, and to love my neighbor as myself. This is more important than to offer all of the burnt offerings and sacrifices required in the law.”
A Vision of a Golden Lampstand
Then he said to me, “This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
The Greatness of God
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.
You have armed me with strength for the battle; you have subdued my enemies under my feet.
The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.
For the choir director: A song of the descendants of Korah, to be sung by soprano voices. God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth.
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.
1 Samuel 2:9
“He will protect his faithful ones, but the wicked will disappear in darkness. No one will succeed by strength alone.
1 Samuel 2:10
Those who fight against the Lord will be shattered. He thunders against them from heaven; the Lord judges throughout the earth. He gives power to his king; he increases the strength of his anointed one.”
But I don’t have the strength to endure. I have nothing to live for.
Do I have the strength of a stone? Is my body made of bronze?
Job Replies: There Is No Arbiter
If it’s a question of strength, he’s the strong one. If it’s a matter of justice, who dares to summon him to court?
Job Replies: The Lord Has Done This
Yes, strength and wisdom are his; deceivers and deceived are both in his power.
Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart
Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.
Saul Proclaims Jesus in Synagogues
Afterward he ate some food and regained his strength. Saul stayed with the believers in Damascus for a few days.
A Great Multitude from Every Nation
They sang, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength belong to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
Peace with God Through Faith
And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.
The Lord’s Answer
They sweep past like the wind and are gone. But they are deeply guilty, for their own strength is their god.”
Oh, That My People Would Listen to Me
For the choir director: A psalm of Asaph, to be accompanied by a stringed instrument. Sing praises to God, our strength. Sing to the God of Jacob.
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Daniel’s Terrifying Vision of a Man
So I was left there all alone to see this amazing vision. My strength left me, my face grew deathly pale, and I felt very weak.
How can someone like me, your servant, talk to you, my lord? My strength is gone, and I can hardly breathe.”
Then the one who looked like a man touched me again, and I felt my strength returning.
Israel and Judah Are Unrepentant
Worshiping foreign gods has sapped their strength, but they don’t even know it. Their hair is gray, but they don’t realize they’re old and weak.
Sennacherib Attacks Judah
2 Kings 18:20
Do you think that mere words can substitute for military skill and strength? Who are you counting on, that you have rebelled against me?
The Sin of Judah
This is what the Lord says: “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord .
This Day Is Holy
And Nehemiah continued, “Go and celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!”
The Call of Gideon
Then the Lord turned to him and said, “Go with the strength you have, and rescue Israel from the Midianites. I am sending you!”
Wisdom Better than Folly
So even though wisdom is better than strength, those who are wise will be despised if they are poor. What they say will not be appreciated for long.
How Lonely Sits the City
“He wove my sins into ropes to hitch me to a yoke of captivity. The Lord sapped my strength and turned me over to my enemies; I am helpless in their hands.
Rulers and Prophets Denounced
But as for me, I am filled with power – with the Spirit of the Lord . I am filled with justice and strength to boldly declare Israel’s sin and rebellion.
The Lord Has Destroyed Without Pity
All the strength of Israel vanishes beneath his fierce anger. The Lord has withdrawn his protection as the enemy attacks. He consumes the whole land of Israel like a raging fire.
Woe to Those at Ease in Zion
And you brag about your conquest of Lo-debar. You boast, “Didn’t we take Karnaim by our own strength?”
Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed.
Happy is the land whose king is a noble leader and whose leaders feast at the proper time to gain strength for their work, not to get drunk.
Christ Jesus Came to Save Sinners
1 Timothy 1:12
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him,
Guard the Deposit Entrusted to You
2 Timothy 1:8
So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News.
False Prophets and Teachers
2 Peter 2:11
But the angels, who are far greater in power and strength, do not dare to bring from the Lord a charge of blasphemy against those supernatural beings.
Josiah Restores the Passover
2 Kings 23:25
Never before had there been a king like Josiah, who turned to the Lord with all his heart and soul and strength, obeying all the laws of Moses. And there has never been a king like him since.
The Lord Is My Rock and My Fortress
God arms me with strength, and he makes my way perfect.
The Kings of the South and the North
“The king of the south will increase in power, but one of his own officials will become more powerful than he and will rule his kingdom with great strength.
Habakkuk Rejoices in the Lord
The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights. (For the choir director: This prayer is to be accompanied by stringed instruments.)
Samson and Delilah
Finally, Samson shared his secret with her. “My hair has never been cut,” he confessed, “for I was dedicated to God as a Nazirite from birth. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as anyone else.”
Delilah lulled Samson to sleep with his head in her lap, and then she called in a man to shave off the seven locks of his hair. In this way she began to bring him down, and his strength left him.
The Lord Has Destroyed Without Pity
He bends his bow against his people, as though he were their enemy. His strength is used against them to kill their finest youth. His fury is poured out like fire on beautiful Jerusalem.
Remember the Lord Your God
He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’
The Ruler to Be Born in Bethlehem
And he will stand to lead his flock with the Lord ’s strength, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. Then his people will live there undisturbed, for he will be highly honored around the world.
David’s Song of Deliverance
2 Samuel 22:30
In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.
Why Do You Hide Yourself?
Their helpless victims are crushed; they fall beneath the strength of the wicked.
1 Peter 4:11
Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.
The Song of Moses
“Indeed, the Lord will give justice to his people, and he will change his mind about his servants, when he sees their strength is gone and no one is left, slave or free.
The Golden Calf
But they are your people and your special possession, whom you brought out of Egypt by your great strength and powerful arm.’
Gideon’s Three Hundred Men
The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many warriors with you. If I let all of you fight the Midianites, the Israelites will boast to me that they saved themselves by their own strength.
God Reveals Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream
I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors, for you have given me wisdom and strength. You have told me what we asked of you and revealed to us what the king demanded.”
The Lord Will Give Salvation
And the clans of Judah will say to themselves, ‘The people of Jerusalem have found strength in the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, their God.’
Moses Forbidden to Enter the Land
‘O Sovereign Lord , you have only begun to show your greatness and the strength of your hand to me, your servant. Is there any god in heaven or on earth who can perform such great and mighty deeds as you do?
Love and Serve the Lord
“Therefore, be careful to obey every command I am giving you today, so you may have strength to go in and take over the land you are about to enter.
The Messages of the Three Angels
must drink the wine of God’s anger. It has been poured full strength into God’s cup of wrath. And they will be tormented with fire and burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and the Lamb.
The Song of Moses
The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him – my father’s God, and I will exalt him!
Words of the Wise
If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.
The Lord Is My Strength and My Song
2 Timothy 4:17
But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength so that I might preach the Good News in its entirety for all the Gentiles to hear. And he rescued me from certain death.
The Scroll and the Lamb
And they sang in a mighty chorus: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered – to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.”
The King Orders the Work to Cease
When this letter from King Artaxerxes was read to Rehum, Shimshai, and their colleagues, they hurried to Jerusalem. Then, with a show of strength, they forced the Jews to stop building.
The Lord Will Restore Israel
Lord , you are my strength and fortress, my refuge in the day of trouble! Nations from around the world will come to you and say, “Our ancestors left us a foolish heritage, for they worshiped worthless idols.
Elijah Flees Jezebel
1 Kings 19:8
So he got up and ate and drank, and the food gave him enough strength to travel forty days and forty nights to Mount Sinai, the mountain of God.
How Majestic Is Your Name
You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.
Christ the Wisdom and Power of God
1 Corinthians 1:25
This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.
To the Church in Philadelphia
“I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me.
The Storm at Sea
But the weather changed abruptly, and a wind of typhoon strength (called a “northeaster”) burst across the island and blew us out to sea.
Sacrifices Pleasing to God
So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your strength comes from God’s grace, not from rules about food, which don’t help those who follow them.
David’s Song of Thanks
1 Chronicles 16:11
Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him.
True and False Fasting
The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.
The Lord Is My Shepherd
He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.
Ascribe to the Lord Glory
A psalm of David. Honor the Lord , you heavenly beings ; honor the Lord for his glory and strength.
Resource: Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.