Trials and tribulations are part of the Christian life. The New Testament addresses the surety of suffering if we want to be like Jesus. In fact, Paul says that we should, “glory in our suffering, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope” (Romans 5: 3-4).
Top Bible Verses About Courage
Our hope is in exactly what Jesus tells us. “In this world you will have trouble,” he says, “But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). That doesn’t make the trials we face any less real or painful, but as Christians, our hope provides prospective, because, “hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us” (Romans 5:5). Here are other Bible verses about courage we need everyday, especially in times of crisis.
Some of these Bible Verses about courage may be more well known than others and some of them also include social shareable images.
Psalm 27:14 English Standard Version (ESV)
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Proverbs 28:1 New International Version (NIV)
The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Romans 15:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises.
Psalm 27:13-14 New Living Translation (NLT)
Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.4
Luke 12:4 New King James Version (NKJV)
“And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
Psalm 31:24 New Living Translation (NLT)
So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord!
Joshua 10:8 New Living Translation (NLT)
“Do not be afraid of them,” the Lord said to Joshua, “for I have given you victory over them. Not a single one of them will be able to stand up to you.”
Psalm 27:1 English Standard Version (ESV)
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?
Romans 8:28 New International Version (NIV)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.
Hebrews 13:5-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?”
Psalm 23:4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Isaiah 41:10 New Living Translation (NLT)
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
Exodus 14:13 New Living Translation (NLT)
But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again.
Joshua 1:9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Mark 5:36 New International Version (NIV)
Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
John 16:33 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
Psalm 27:3 New Living Translation (NLT)
Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.
John 14:27 English Standard Version (ESV)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
1 Corinthians 15:58 English Standard Version (ESV)
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Philippians 4:6 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.
Galatians 6:9 New Living Translation (NLT)
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
Psalm 56:3-4 New Living Translation (NLT)
But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?
Hebrews 13:6 English Standard Version (ESV)
So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
1 Corinthians 16:13 New King James Version (NKJV)
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
Deuteronomy 31:6 New International Version (NIV)
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Psalm 112:7 New Living Translation (NLT)
They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.
Proverbs 3:5-6 New King James Version (NKJV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Hebrews 12:5-6 New Living Translation (NLT)
And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children? He said,“My child, don’t make light of the Lord’s discipline, and don’t give up when he corrects you. For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.”
Psalm 118:6 Amplified Bible (AMP)
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can [mere] man do to me?
Ephesians 6:10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
Philippians 1:28 New Living Translation (NLT)
Don’t be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by God himself.
1 Chronicles 28:20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Then David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.
2 Corinthians 5:7-8 New King James Version (NKJV)
For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
Job 5:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
So that He sets on high those who are lowly, And He lifts to safety those who mourn.
Psalm 91:5-6 New Living Translation (NLT)
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
2 Timothy 1:7 New King James Version (NKJV)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
1 John 4:18 New King James Version (NKJV)
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Acts 27:25 New Living Translation (NLT)
So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said.
Joshua 10:25 New King James Version (NKJV)
Then Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage, for thus the Lord will do to all your enemies against whom you fight.”
2 Chronicles 20:17 New Living Translation (NLT)
“But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out against them tomorrow, for the Lord is with you!”
2 Samuel 10:12 English Standard Version (ESV)
Be of good courage, and let us be courageous for our people, and for the cities of our God, and may the Lord do what seems good to him.”
Revelation 2:10 New International Version (NIV)
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.
Philippians 1:20 New Living Translation (NLT)
For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die.
Joshua 1:6 New Living Translation (NLT)
“Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them.”
Ephesians 3:12 New Living Translation (NLT)
Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.
Acts 27:22 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Yet now I urge you to keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.
Matthew 9:22 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
But Jesus turning and seeing her said, “Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well.” At once the woman was made well.
Isaiah 41:13 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
“For I am the Lord your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’
Matthew 10:28 English Standard Version (ESV)
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Romans 8:15 New Living Translation (NLT)
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”
1 Chronicles 22:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Then you will prosper, if you are careful to observe and fulfill the statutes and ordinances which the Lord commanded Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and courageous, do not fear nor be dismayed.
Isaiah 12:2 English Standard Version (ESV)
“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”
Psalm 16:8 New King James Version (NKJV)
I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
1 Corinthians 10:13 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.
Matthew 5:10 New King James Version (NKJV)
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Daniel 10:19 English Standard Version (ESV)
And he said, “O man greatly loved, fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage.” And as he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”
Isaiah 54:17 New Living Translation (NLT)
But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!
Philippians 1:12-14 English Standard Version (ESV)
I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.