Encouragement, examples of

Most Relevant Verses

2 Chronicles 32:6-7

And he set captains of war over the people and gathered them together to him in the plaza of the gate of the city and spoke unto their heart, saying, Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria nor for all the multitude that is with him, for there are more with us than with him.

Judges 20:21-22

And the sons of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah and destroyed down to the ground twenty-two thousand men of the Israelites that day. And the people encouraged themselves, and the men of Israel set their battle again in order in the place where they put themselves in order the first day.

1 Chronicles 11:10

These also are the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened him in his kingdom, with all Israel, to make him king over Israel, according to the word of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 30:22

And Hezekiah spoke unto the heart of all the Levites that had good understanding to serve the LORD, and they ate the sacrifices of the feast for seven days, offering sacrifices of peace and giving thanks unto the LORD God of their fathers.

2 Chronicles 35:2

And he set the priests in their charges and confirmed them in the ministry of the house of the LORD

Nehemiah 9:26

Nevertheless, they were contentious and rebelled against thee and cast thy law behind their backs and slew thy prophets who testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great abominations.

Daniel 2:18

to petition mercies of the God of heaven concerning this mystery and that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Zechariah 8:20-22

Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said, It shall yet come to pass that there shall come people and the inhabitants of many cities and the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go to pray before the LORD and to seek the LORD of the hosts. And the other will respond: I will go also. And many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of the hosts in Jerusalem and to pray before the LORD.

Malachi 3:16

Then those that feared the LORD spoke one to another, and the LORD hearkened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for those that feared the LORD and for those that think in his name.

Acts 11:22-23

Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the congregation which was in Jerusalem, and they sent forth Barnabas that he should go unto Antioch. Who, when he came and had seen the grace of God, was glad and exhorted them all to remain in their purpose of heart in the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

as ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father with his children, that ye would walk worthy of God, who has called you unto his kingdom and glory.

Acts 4:36

Then Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation), a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,

Acts 13:43

Now when the synagogue was dismissed, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, persuaded them to remain in the grace of God.

Acts 14:21-22

And when they had preached the gospel to that city and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra and to Iconium and Antioch, confirming the souls of the disciples and exhorting them to remain in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

Acts 15:32

And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words and confirmed them.

Acts 16:40

And leaving the prison, they entered into the house of Lydia; and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them and departed.

Acts 18:27-28

And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the exhorted brethren wrote the disciples to receive him, who, when he was come, was very helpful through grace unto those who had believed; for he mightily convinced the Jews in public, showing by the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.

Acts 20:1-2

And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called the disciples and embraced them and departed to go into Macedonia. And when he had gone over those parts and had exhorted them with much word, he came into Greece

Romans 1:11-12

For I long to see you that I may impart with you some spiritual gift to confirm you, that is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

2 Corinthians 7:4

Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you; I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

Ephesians 6:21-22

But that ye also may know my affairs and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful servant in the Lord, shall make known to you all things, whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs and that he might comfort your hearts.

Philippians 1:14

and many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

Colossians 4:8

whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your affairs and comfort your hearts,

1 Thessalonians 3:2

and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of the Christ, to confirm you and to exhort you in your faith,

1 Thessalonians 3:7

Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our tribulation and need by your faith;

Hebrews 13:22

And I beseech you, brethren, that ye receive this word of exhortation, that I have written unto you briefly.

1 Peter 5:12

By Silvanus, a faithful brother; (according to my reckoning), I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which ye stand.

Luke 3:18

And exhorting many other things he announced the gospel unto the people.

1 Corinthians 16:15-16

I beseech you, brethren (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia and that they have dedicated themselves to the ministry of the saints), that ye submit yourselves unto such and to each one that helps and labours.

2 Corinthians 2:7-8

So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with too much grief. Therefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your charity toward him.

1 Thessalonians 4:10

And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia, but we beseech you, brethren, that ye continue to grow

Hebrews 13:19

And I beseech you all the more to do this, that I may be restored unto you sooner.

Isaiah 35:3-4

Comfort ye the tired hands and strengthen the knees that tremble. Say to those that are of a fearful heart, Be comforted, fear not; behold, your God comes with vengeance, with recompense; God himself will come and save you.

Deuteronomy 1:38

But Joshua, the son of Nun, who stands before thee, he shall go in there; encourage him; for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.

Deuteronomy 3:28

But charge Joshua and encourage him and comfort him, for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.

2 Samuel 19:7

Now, therefore, arise, go forth and speak unto the heart of thy slaves, for I swear by the LORD, if thou go not forth, not one of them will abide with thee tonight and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that has come upon thee from thy youth until now.

Romans 12:6-8

So that having different gifts according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, according to the measure of faith; or ministry, in serving; or he that teaches, in doctrine; he that exhorts, in exhortation; he that gives, let him do it in simplicity; he that presides, in earnest care; he that shows mercy, in cheerfulness.

Ezekiel 34:4

Ye have not strengthened the weak, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty ye have ruled them;

Job 16:2

Many times I have heard such things; miserable comforters are ye all.

Psalm 69:20

Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness, and I looked for some to take pity, but there was no one, and for comforters, but I found none.

Ezekiel 16:49

Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom: pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the afflicted and needy.

Zechariah 10:2

For the idols have spoken vanity and the diviners have seen a lie and have told vain dreams; they comfort in vain; therefore they went their way like sheep; they were humbled because there was no shepherd.

Genesis 37:34-35

Then Jacob rent his clothes and put sackcloth upon his loins and mourned for his son many days. And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted, and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

Psalm 77:2

In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; my sore bled in the night and ceased not; my soul refused to be comforted.

Jeremiah 31:15

Thus hath the LORD said; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her sons, she refused to be comforted regarding her sons, because they perished.

Matthew 2:18

In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation and weeping and great mourning, Rachel was weeping for her children and would not be comforted because they perished.

2 Chronicles 22:2-3

Ahaziah was forty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Athaliah, the daughter of Omri. He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly.

2 Samuel 11:25

Then David said unto the messenger, Thus shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword devours one as well as another; strengthen the battle against the city until it is overthrown and encourage thou him.

Psalm 64:5

They encourage themselves in an evil matter; they attempt to hide the snares; they say, Who shall see them?

Isaiah 41:7

So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smooths with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is well joined and he strengthened it with nails, that it should not be moved.

Jeremiah 23:14

I have also seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem: they committed adultery and walked by lies; they strengthened also the hands of evildoers, that no none is converted from his malice; they are all of them unto me as Sodom and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

Jeremiah 29:8

For thus hath the LORD of the hosts the God of Israel said: Let not your prophets and your diviners that are in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye dream.

Ezekiel 13:22-23

Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and ye strengthen the hands of the wicked that he should not leave his wicked way, encouraging him: therefore ye shall not see vanity, nor divine divinations any longer: for I will deliver my people out of your hand; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

1 Corinthians 8:9-10

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours becomes a stumblingblock to those that are weak. For if anyone sees thee who hast this knowledge sit at food in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols?

Bible Theasaurus