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Isaiah 41:10-12

You must not fear, for I [am] with you; you must not be afraid, for I [am] your God. I will strengthen you, indeed I will help you, indeed I will take hold of you with the right hand of my salvation. Look! All those who are angry with you shall be ashamed and humiliated; {your opponents} shall be like nothing and shall become lost. You shall seek them, but you shall not find them; {your opponents} shall be like nothing, and the men of your war like nothing.

1 Samuel 2:9

He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked will be destroyed in the darkness, because a man will not prevail by [his] might.

2 Chronicles 16:7-9

And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him, "On account of your reliance upon the king of Aram, and [since] you did not rely on Yahweh your God, therefore the troops of the king of Aram escaped from your hand. Were not the Cushites and Libyans a mighty army with very abundant chariots and horsemen? And because of your reliance on Yahweh he gave them into your hand. For the eyes of Yahweh roam throughout all the earth to strengthen those whose heart is fully devoted to him. You have been foolish in this, for from now on you will have wars."

2 Kings 6:16-17

And he said, "Don't be afraid, for more [are] with us than are with them." Then Elisha prayed and said, "O Yahweh, please open his eyes that he may see," and Yahweh opened the eyes of the servant, and he saw, and look, the mountain [was] full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Psalm 20:6-8

Now I know that Yahweh will help his anointed. He will answer him from his holy heaven with the victorious power of his right hand. {Some boast in chariots and others in horses}, but we boast in the name of Yahweh, our God. They will collapse and fall, and we will rise and stand firm.

2 Kings 19:32-34

" 'Therefore thus says Yahweh to the king of Assyria, "He shall not come to this city, nor shall he shoot an arrow there, nor shall he bring a small shield near her, nor shall he cast a siege ramp against her. By the way that he came to her he shall return; but to this city, he shall not come," declares Yahweh. And I will defend this city to save her for my sake and for the sake of David my servant.'"

Psalm 37:16-19

[The] little belonging to the righteous [is] better than [the] wealth of many wicked. For [the] arms of [the] wicked shall be broken, but Yahweh supports [the] righteous. Yahweh knows [the] days of [the] blameless, and their inheritance will be forever.read more.
They will not be put to shame in distressing times, and in [the] days of famine they will be satisfied.

Psalm 144:10

who gives victory to kings, who rescues David his servant from [the] evil sword.

Isaiah 37:33-35

Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning the king of Assyria: 'He shall not come to this city, and he shall not shoot an arrow there, and he shall not meet it [with] a shield, and he shall not heap a siege ramp up against her. He shall return by the way that he came, and he shall not come to this city,' {declares} Yahweh. 'And I will defend this city, to save it for my sake and for the sake of David, my servant.'"

Psalm 125:1-2

Those who trust in Yahweh [are] like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, [but] abides forever. [As] mountains [are] round about Jerusalem, so Yahweh [is] round about his people, from now until forever.

2 Kings 20:6

I will add to your days fifteen years, and from the hand of the king of Assyria I will deliver you and this city. I will defend this city for my sake and for the sake of David my servant." '"

Isaiah 19:20

And it will be a sign and a witness to Yahweh of hosts in the land of Egypt; when they cry out to Yahweh because of oppressors, he will send them a savior and a {defender}, and he will deliver them.

Isaiah 17:7-8

On that day, mankind will look to its maker, and its eyes will look to the holy one of Israel; it will not look to the altars, the work of its hands, and it will not see what its fingers made and the poles of Asherah worship and the incense altars.

Isaiah 51:16

And I have put my words in your mouth, and I have covered you in the shadow of my hand, to plant [the] heavens and to found [the] earth, saying to Zion, 'You [are] my people.'"

Daniel 3:16-18

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego answered and said to the king, Nebuchadnezzar, "We have no need on this matter {to present a defense to you}. {If it is so}, our God, whom we serve, is able to rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire. And from your hand, O king, let him rescue us. And if not, let it be known to you, O king, that {we will not serve your gods}, and the statue of gold that you have set up we will not worship."

Isaiah 38:6

And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city." '

Psalm 48:3

God [is] in her citadels; he is known as a [high] stronghold.

Hosea 14:3

Assyria will not save us; we will not ride on horses, and we will say no more, "Our God," to the work of our hands because in you [the] fatherless child finds mercy.

Isaiah 54:16-17

Look! I myself have created [the] craftsman who blows [the] fire [of] coals, and who produces a weapon for his work; also I myself have created [the] destroyer to destroy. Every weapon formed against you shall not succeed, and you shall declare guilty every tongue [that] rises against you for judgment. This [is] the inheritance of the servants of Yahweh, and their {legal right} from me," {declares} Yahweh.

Isaiah 31:5

Like birds flying [overhead], so Yahweh of hosts will protect Jerusalem; he will protect and deliver [it]; he will pass over and rescue [it].

Psalm 25:20

Protect my life and deliver me. Let me not be put to shame, because I take shelter in you.

Jeremiah 50:34

Their redeemer [is] strong, his name [is] Yahweh of hosts. Surely he will plead their case, in order to make peace [for] the earth, but to cause unrest to the inhabitants of Babylon.

2 Kings 19:14-19

Hezekiah took the letters from the hand of the messengers and read them. [Then] he went up to the temple of Yahweh, and Hezekiah spread them out before the presence of Yahweh. Then Hezekiah prayed before the face of Yahweh and said, "O Yahweh, God of Israel who lives [above] the cherubim. You [are] God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the world; you have made the heavens and the earth. Incline your ears and hear; open, O Yahweh, your eyes and see and hear the words of Sennacherib which he has sent to insult the living God.read more.
Truly, O Yahweh, the kings of Assyria have utterly destroyed the nations and their land. He has hurled their gods in the fire because they [are] not gods, but the work of the hands of a human [made of] wood and stone, so they destroyed them. So then, O Yahweh our God, rescue us, please, from his hand, that all of the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, O Yahweh, you alone are God!"

Zechariah 2:4-5

And he said to him, "Run, say to that young man, 'Jerusalem shall be inhabited {like villages without walls} because of the multitude of people and animals in its midst. And I will be for it a wall of fire all around,' {declares} Yahweh, 'and I will be [the] glory in its midst.'"

Jeremiah 51:36

{Therefore} thus says Yahweh, "Look, I [am] going to contend your case, and I will avenge your vengeance, and I will cause her sea to dry up, and I will cause her fountain to dry up.

Isaiah 37:14-20

And Hezekiah took the letter from the hand of the messengers, and he read it. Then he went up [to] the temple of Yahweh, and Hezekiah spread it out before the {presence} of Yahweh. And Hezekiah prayed to Yahweh, saying, "Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel {who is enthroned on} the cherubim, you [are] the one, God by yourself, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you are the one who made the heavens and the earth.read more.
Yahweh, extend your ear and hear! Yahweh, open your eyes and see, and hear all the words of Sennacherib that he has sent to taunt the living God! Truly, Yahweh, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the lands and their land, to {set} their gods in the fire, for they [were] not gods, but [the] work of human hands, wood and stone, and they destroyed them. So now, Yahweh, our God, save us from his hand so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you [are] Yahweh, you alone!"

Zechariah 12:8

On that day Yahweh will put a shield around the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the one who stumbles among them on that day will be like David, and the house of David [will be] like God, like the angel of Yahweh, {before them}.

Zechariah 9:8

But I will encamp at my temple [like a] guard, against those crossing through and returning; no oppressor will cross through them again, for now I have seen with my [own] eyes.

2 Chronicles 20:10-12

And now, look, the people of Moab and Ammon and Mount Seir whom you did not allow Israel to come against when they came from Egypt, from whom they turned aside and did not destroy, now behold, they are rewarding us by coming to dispossess us from your possession which you gave us as an inheritance. O our God, will you not judge them, for there is no power in us before this great multitude that is coming against us. Now we do not know what we shall do, for our eyes [are] upon you."

2 Chronicles 32:17

And he wrote letters to treat Yahweh the God of Israel with contempt and spoke against him, saying, "As the gods of the nations of the earth who did not save their people from my hand, so likewise the God of Hezekiah will not save his people from my hand."

John 10:28-29

And I give them eternal life, and they will never perish {forever}, and no one will seize them out of my hand. My Father, who has given [them] to me, is greater than all, and no one can seize [them] from the Father's hand.

2 Timothy 4:16-18

At my first defense, no one came to my [aid], but [they] all deserted me; may it not be counted against them. But the Lord helped me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fulfilled and all the Gentiles might hear, and he rescued [me] from the lion's mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will save [me] for his heavenly kingdom, to whom [be] the glory {forever and ever}. Amen.

Psalm 35:23

Wake up and rouse yourself for my right, for my cause, O my God and my Lord.

Psalm 74:22

Rise up, O God, plead your cause; remember the reproaching of you by [the] foolish {all day long}.

Psalm 31:20

You will hide them in the protection of your presence from [the] plots of man. You will hide them in a shelter from [the] strife of tongues.

Psalm 10:17-18

[The] longing of [the] afflicted you have heard, O Yahweh. You will make their heart secure. You will {listen attentively} to render judgment [for the] fatherless and [the] oppressed [so that] a [mere] mortal from the earth will no longer cause terror.

Deuteronomy 10:17-18

For Yahweh your God, he [is] God of the gods and Lord of the lords, the great and mighty God, the awesome [one] who {is not partial}, and he does not take bribes. [And he] executes justice for the orphan and widow, and [he is] one who loves [the] alien, to give to them food and clothing.

Psalm 86:2

Watch over my life because I [am] faithful. You [are] my God; save your servant. [I am] the one who trusts you.

Psalm 57:1

Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, because in you my soul takes refuge. In the shadow of your wings I will take refuge until destruction passes by.

1 Peter 1:3-5

Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, into an inheritance imperishable and undefiled and unfading, reserved in heaven for you who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time,

Matthew 10:28-31

And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul, but instead be afraid of the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And one of them will not fall to the ground {without the knowledge and consent} of your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all numbered!read more.
Therefore do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Luke 12:4-7

"And I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after these [things] do not have anything more to do. But I will show you whom you should fear: fear the one who has authority, after the killing, to throw [you] into hell! Yes, I tell you, fear this one! Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten in the sight of God.read more.
But even the hairs of your head are all numbered! Do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Proverbs 23:10-11

Do not remove an ancient boundary marker, and on the fields of orphans do not encroach; For their redeemer is strong, he himself will plead their cause against you.

Joel 3:16

And Yahweh roars from Zion; from Jerusalem he utters his voice, and [the] heavens and [the] earth shake. But Yahweh [is] a refuge for his people, and a protection for the children of Israel.

Romans 8:31-39

What then shall we say about these [things]? If God [is] for us, who [can be] against us? Indeed, [he] who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, how will he not also, together with him, freely give us all [things]? Who will bring charges against God's elect? God [is] the one who justifies.read more.
Who [is] the one who condemns? Christ [is] the one who died, and more than that, who was raised, who is also at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? [Will] affliction or distress or persecution or hunger or lack of sufficient clothing or danger or the sword? Just as it is written, "On account of you we are being put to death the whole day [long]; we are considered as sheep for slaughter." [No], but in all these [things] we prevail completely through the one who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 115:9-11

O Israel, trust Yahweh; he [is] their help and their shield. O house of Aaron, trust in Yahweh; he [is] their help and their shield. [You who] fear Yahweh, trust in Yahweh; he [is] their help and their shield.

Hebrews 11:32-39

And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, and Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, accomplished justice, obtained what was promised, shut the mouths of lions, extinguished the effectiveness of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong from weakness, became mighty in battle, put to flight enemy battle lines.read more.
Women received back their dead by resurrection. But others were tortured, not accepting release, in order that they might gain a better resurrection. And others {experienced mocking and flogging}, and in addition bonds and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they died by murder with a sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, impoverished, afflicted, mistreated, of whom the world was not worthy, wandering about on deserts and mountains and in caves and in holes in the ground. And [although they] all were approved through their faith, they did not receive what was promised,

1 Peter 5:8-10

Be sober; be on the alert. Your adversary the devil walks around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. {Resist him}, steadfast in your faith, [because you] know the same [kinds] of sufferings are being accomplished by your community of believers in the world. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, [after you] have suffered for a short time, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, [and] establish [you].

Revelation 7:13-17

And one of the elders answered, saying to me, "These who are dressed [in] the white robes--who are [they], and from where have they come?" And I said to him, "My lord, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Because of this, they are before the throne of God, and they serve him day and night in his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne {will shelter} them.read more.
They will not be hungry [any] longer or be thirsty [any] longer, nor will the sun ever beat down on them, nor any heat, because the Lamb [who is] in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and will lead them to springs of living waters, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

2 Samuel 22:1-4

Then David spoke to Yahweh the words of this song, on the day Yahweh delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said: "Yahweh [is] my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. I take refuge in God, my rock, my shield, and the {strength} of my salvation. My stronghold and my refuge, O my savior, you will save me from violence!read more.
I call [upon] Yahweh who is praiseworthy, and I [am] saved from those who hate me.

Psalm 18:2-3

Yahweh [is] my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I have taken refuge, my shield and the horn of my deliverance, my stronghold. I called upon Yahweh, who is worthy to be praised, and I was saved from my enemies.

Psalm 71:3

Be for me a rock of refuge to resort to always; you have ordained to save me, because you [are] my rock and my fortress.

Psalm 91:1-4

[One who] lives in the secret place of the Most High will lodge in the shadow of Shaddai. I will say to Yahweh, "[You are] my refuge and my fortress, my God [in whom] I trust." For he will deliver you from [the] snare of [the] fowler, from [the] plague of destruction.read more.
With his feathers he will cover you, and under his wings you can take refuge. His faithfulness [will be] a shield and a buckler.

Psalm 144:1-2

Blessed be Yahweh, my rock, the one who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war-- my loyal love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, and [one] in whom I take refuge, the one who subdues peoples under me.

Isaiah 25:4

For you have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in his distress, a shelter from [the] rainstorm, a shade from [the] heat. For [the] breath of [the] ruthless [was] like a rainstorm against a wall,

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