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49 Bible Verses about Enemies

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Deuteronomy 28:7

“The Lord will cause the enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you. They will march out against you from one direction but flee from you in seven directions.

Leviticus 26:7

You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall before you by the sword.

Luke 20:43

until I make Your enemies Your footstool.’

2 Samuel 22:38

I pursue my enemies and destroy them;
I do not turn back until they are wiped out.

Psalm 44:7

But You give us victory over our foes
and let those who hate us be disgraced.

Psalm 27:2

When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh,
my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell.

Psalm 139:22

I hate them with extreme hatred;
I consider them my enemies.

Deuteronomy 30:7

The Lord your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you.

Psalm 21:8

Your hand will capture all your enemies;
your right hand will seize those who hate you.

Psalm 143:12

and in Your faithful love destroy my enemies.
Wipe out all those who attack me,
for I am Your servant.

Exodus 23:22

But if you will carefully obey him and do everything I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and a foe to your foes.

Psalm 68:1

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. A song.God arises. His enemies scatter,
and those who hate Him flee from His presence.

Deuteronomy 28:48

you will serve your enemies the Lord will send against you, in famine, thirst, nakedness, and a lack of everything. He will place an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.

Micah 7:8

Do not rejoice over me, my enemy!
Though I have fallen, I will stand up;
though I sit in darkness,
the Lord will be my light.

Luke 19:27

But bring here these enemies of mine, who did not want me to rule over them, and slaughter them in my presence.’”

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Compassion and sympathy » Exercise towards » Enemies

Enemies » Duty to enemies

Exodus 23:4

“If you come across your enemy’s stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him.

Job 31:29

Have I rejoiced over my enemy’s distress,
or become excited when trouble came his way?

More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

Enemies » How to treat your enemies

Luke 6:27-28

"But I say to you who listen: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

Proverbs 25:21-22

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; for you will heap coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.

Exodus 23:4-5

"If you come across your enemy's stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him. "If you see the donkey of someone who hates you lying [helpless] under its load, and you want to refrain from helping it, you must help with it.

Matthew 5:43-44

"You have heard that it was said, Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Enemies » Of God, their punishment

Judges 5:31

Lord, may all your enemies perish as Sisera did.
But may those who love Him
be like the rising of the sun in its strength.And the land was peaceful 40 years.

Deuteronomy 32:41

when I sharpen My flashing sword,
and My hand takes hold of judgment,
I will take vengeance on My adversaries
and repay those who hate Me.

Psalm 68:1

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. A song.God arises. His enemies scatter,
and those who hate Him flee from His presence.

Psalm 74:23

Do not forget the clamor of Your adversaries,
the tumult of Your opponents that goes up constantly.

More verses: Isaiah 1:24

Enemies » God delivers from

Ezra 8:31

We set out from the Ahava River on the twelfth day of the first month to go to Jerusalem. We were strengthened by our God, and He protected us from the power of the enemy and from ambush along the way.

Isaiah 62:8

The Lord has sworn with His right hand
and His strong arm:
I will no longer give your grain
to your enemies for food,
and foreigners will not drink your new wine
you have labored for.

1 Samuel 12:11

So the Lord sent Jerubbaal, Barak, Jephthah, and Samuel. He rescued you from the power of the enemies around you, and you lived securely.

Psalm 18:48

He frees me from my enemies.
You exalt me above my adversaries;
You rescue me from violent men.

Enemies » Pray for deliverance from

1 Samuel 12:10

Then they cried out to the Lord and said, ‘We have sinned, for we abandoned the Lord and worshiped the Baals and the Ashtoreths. Now deliver us from the power of our enemies, and we will serve You.’

Psalm 17:9

from the wicked who treat me violently,
my deadly enemies who surround me.

Psalm 59:1

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Davidic Miktam. When Saul sent agents to watch the house and kill him.Deliver me from my enemies, my God;
protect me from those who rise up against me.

Psalm 64:1

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.God, hear my voice when I complain.
Protect my life from the terror of the enemy.

Enemies » Loving your enemies

Matthew 5:43-48

"You have heard that it was said, Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. read more.
For if you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Don't even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary? Don't even the Gentiles do the same? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Luke 6:27-35

"But I say to you who listen: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If anyone hits you on the cheek, offer the other also. And if anyone takes away your coat, don't hold back your shirt either. read more.
Give to everyone who asks from you, and from one who takes away your things, don't ask for them back. Just as you want others to do for you, do the same for them. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. If you do what is good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do what is good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is gracious to the ungrateful and evil.

Enemies » The last enemy that shall be destroyed

Hebrews 2:14-15

Now since the children have flesh and blood in common, He also shared in these, so that through His death He might destroy the one holding the power of death-that is, the Devil- and free those who were held in slavery all their lives by the fear of death.

1 Corinthians 15:25-28

For He must reign until He puts all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be abolished is death. For He has put everything under His feet. But when it says "everything" is put under Him, it is obvious that He who puts everything under Him is the exception. read more.
And when everything is subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who subjected everything to Him, so that God may be all in all.

Enemies » Prayer for

Enemies » The lives of, to be spared

1 Samuel 24:10

You can see with your own eyes that the Lord handed you over to me today in the cave. Someone advised me to kill you, but I took pity on you and said: I won’t lift my hand against my lord, since he is the Lord’s anointed.

2 Samuel 16:10-11

The king replied, "Sons of Zeruiah, do we agree on anything? He curses [me] this way because the Lord told him, 'Curse David!' Therefore, who can say, 'Why did you do that?' " Then David said to Abishai and all his servants, "Look, my own son, my own flesh and blood, intends to take my life-how much more now this Benjaminite! Leave him alone and let him curse [me]; the Lord has told him to.

Enemies » Should be » Assisted

Enemies » Who not to consider an enemy

2 Thessalonians 3:14-15

And if anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take note of that person; don't associate with him, so that he may be ashamed. Yet don't treat him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.

Enemies » God defends against

Enemies » The friendship of, deceitful

2 Samuel 20:9-10

Joab asked Amasa, "Are you well, my brother?" Then with his right hand Joab grabbed Amasa by the beard to kiss him. Amasa was not on guard against the sword in Joab's hand, and Joab stabbed him in the stomach with it and spilled his intestines out on the ground. Joab did not stab him again for Amasa was dead. Joab and his brother Abishai pursued Sheba son of Bichri.

Enemies » Should be » Overcome by kindness

1 Samuel 26:21

Saul responded, “I have sinned. Come back, my son David, I will never harm you again because today you considered my life precious. I have been a fool! I’ve committed a grave error.”

Enemies » Rejoice not at the failings of

Enemies » Whose enemies are at peace with him

Enemies » The kisses of an enemy

Enemies » The goods of, to be taken care of

Exodus 23:4-5

"If you come across your enemy's stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him. "If you see the donkey of someone who hates you lying [helpless] under its load, and you want to refrain from helping it, you must help with it.

Enemies » Made to be at peace with saints

Enemies » Should be » Loved

Enemies » Praise God for deliverance from

Psalm 136:24

and rescued us from our foes.
        His love is eternal.

Enemies » Desire not the death of

1 Kings 3:11

So God said to him, “Because you have requested this and did not ask for long life or riches for yourself, or the death of your enemies, but you asked discernment for yourself to understand justice,

Enemies » Be affectionately concerned for

Enemies » Of saints, God will destroy

Psalm 60:12

With God we will perform valiantly;
He will trample our foes.

Enemies » Christ prayed for his

Enemies » Should be » Prayed for

Enemies » Who is the enemy of God

Enemies » Rejoice not at the misfortunes of

Job 31:29

Have I rejoiced over my enemy’s distress,
or become excited when trouble came his way?

Enemies » Curse them not

Job 31:30

I have not allowed my mouth to sin
by asking for his life with a curse.

Judgments » Different kinds of » Enemies

2 Samuel 24:13

So Gad went to David, told him the choices, and asked him, “Do you want three years of famine to come on your land, to flee from your foes three months while they pursue you, or to have a plague in your land three days? Now, think it over and decide what answer I should take back to the One who sent me.”

Love to man » Should be exhibited, toward » Enemies

2 Kings 6:22

Elisha replied, “Don’t kill them. Do you kill those you have captured with your sword or your bow? Set food and water in front of them so they can eat and drink and go to their master.”

Exodus 23:4-5

"If you come across your enemy's stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him. "If you see the donkey of someone who hates you lying [helpless] under its load, and you want to refrain from helping it, you must help with it.

More verses: 1 Peter 3:9

Redemption » Is from » Enemies

Psalm 106:10-11

He saved them from the hand of the adversary; He redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. Water covered their foes; not one of them remained.

Salvation » Is deliverance from » Enemies

Luke 1:74

since we have been rescued
from our enemies’ clutches,
to serve Him without fear

War » Figurative » Is against » Enemies

Psalm 38:19

But my enemies are vigorous and powerful;
many hate me for no reason.

Psalm 56:2

My adversaries trample me all day,
for many arrogantly fight against me.

Psalm 59:3

Lord, look! They set an ambush for me.
Powerful men attack me,
but not because of any sin or rebellion of mine.

Warfare of saints » Is against » Enemies

Psalm 38:19

But my enemies are vigorous and powerful;
many hate me for no reason.

Psalm 56:2

My adversaries trample me all day,
for many arrogantly fight against me.

Psalm 59:3

Lord, look! They set an ambush for me.
Powerful men attack me,
but not because of any sin or rebellion of mine.

Topics on Enemies

Courage, In Facing Enemies

50;1;28

not being frightened in any way by your opponents. This is a sign of destruction for them, but of your deliverance—and this is from God.

Duties To Enemies

45;12;20

ButIf your enemy is hungry, feed him.
If he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
For in so doing
you will be heaping fiery coals on his head.

Enemies Of God

50;3;18

For I have often told you, and now say again with tears, that many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.

Enemies Surrounding

19;57;4

I am surrounded by lions;
I lie down with those who devour men.
Their teeth are spears and arrows;
their tongues are sharp swords.

Enemies, Christian Response To

44;7;60

Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not charge them with this sin!” And saying this, he fell asleep.

enemies, of Israel and Judah

2;1;8-11

A new king, who had not known Joseph, came to power in Egypt.

enemies, of Jesus Christ

40;2;13-20

After they were gone, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Get up! Take the child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to search for the child to destroy Him.”

Fear Of Enemies

5;28;66

Your life will hang in doubt before you. You will be in dread night and day, never certain of survival.

Fighting Enemies

7;1;1

After the death of Joshua, the Israelites inquired of the Lord, “Who will be the first to fight for us against the Canaanites?”

God Saving From Enemies

19;44;7

But You give us victory over our foes
and let those who hate us be disgraced.

Jesus Destroying His Enemies

46;15;26

The last enemy to be abolished is death.

Loving Your Enemies

40;5;44

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Making Peace With Enemies

20;16;7

When a man’s ways please the Lord,
He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Many Enemies

5;20;1

“When you go out to war against your enemies and see horses, chariots, and an army larger than yours, do not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, is with you.

Overcoming Enemies

1;22;17

I will indeed bless you and make your offspring as numerous as the stars of the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your offspring will possess the gates of their enemies.

Protection From Enemies

19;59;1

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Davidic Miktam. When Saul sent agents to watch the house and kill him.Deliver me from my enemies, my God;
protect me from those who rise up against me.

Spiritual Warfare, Enemies In

59;4;4

Adulteresses! Don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the world’s friend becomes God’s enemy.

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