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49 Bible Verses about Enemies

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Deuteronomy 28:7

"Yahweh will cause your enemies {who rise up against you to be defeated before you}; on one road they shall come out [against] you, but on seven roads they shall flee {before you}.

Leviticus 26:7

And you shall pursue your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword {before you}.

Luke 20:43

until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." '

2 Samuel 22:38

I pursued those who hate me, and I destroyed them. I did not turn back until finishing them.

Psalm 44:7

Rather you have saved us from our enemies, and have humiliated those who hate us.

Psalm 27:2

When evildoers drew near against me to eat my flesh-- my adversaries and my enemies [who drew near] to me-- they themselves stumbled and fell.

Psalm 139:22

I hate them with a complete hatred; they have become my enemies.

Deuteronomy 30:7

And Yahweh your God will put all these curses on your enemies and {on those who hate you}, [on] {those who harassed you}.

Proverbs 16:7

When the ways of a man are pleasing [to] Yahweh, even his enemies he will cause to make peace with him.

Psalm 21:8

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

Psalm 143:12

And in your loyal love destroy my enemies, and exterminate all [the] adversaries of my soul, for I [am] your servant.

Exodus 23:22

But if you listen attentively to his voice and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and a foe to your foes.

Psalm 68:1

God will arise; his enemies will be scattered, and those who hate him will flee from before him.

Deuteronomy 28:48

then you shall serve your enemies, whom Yahweh will send against you [under conditions of] famine, in thirst, in nakedness, and in lack of everything; and he shall place a yoke of iron on your neck {until he has destroyed you}.

Micah 7:8

You should not rejoice over me, O my enemy! When I fall I will stand up; when I sit in darkness Yahweh [will be] a light for me.

Luke 19:27

But these enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them--bring [them] here and slaughter them [in] my presence!'"

Genesis 22:17

that I will certainly bless you and greatly multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the shore of the sea. And your offspring will take possession of the gate of his enemies.

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Compassion and sympathy » Exercise towards » Enemies

Psalm 35:13

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing [was] sackcloth. I weakened my soul with fasting, and my prayer {returned to me unanswered}.

Enemies » Duty to enemies

Exodus 23:4

" 'If you come upon the ox of your enemy or his donkey going astray, you will certainly bring it back to him

Job 31:29

"If I have rejoiced at [the] ruin of [the one who] hated me or have exulted when evil overtook him--

More verses: Proverbs 25:21-22

Enemies » How to treat your enemies

Luke 6:27-28

"But to you who are listening I say: 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, feed him bread, and if thirsty, let him drink water. For coals of fire you will heap upon his head, and Yahweh will reward you.

Exodus 23:4-5

" 'If you come upon the ox of your enemy or his donkey going astray, you will certainly bring it back to him If you see the donkey of your enemy lying down under its burden, you will refrain from abandoning him. You will surely arrange [it] with him.

Matthew 5:43-44

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

Enemies » Of God, their punishment

Judges 5:31

So may all your enemies perish, O Yahweh, but those who love him are like the rising sun at its brightest." And the land had rest for forty years.

Deuteronomy 32:41

When I sharpen {my flashing sword}, and my hand takes hold [of it] in judgment, {I will take reprisals against my foes}, and my haters I will repay.

Psalm 68:1

God will arise; his enemies will be scattered, and those who hate him will flee from before him.

Psalm 74:23

Do not forget the sound of your adversaries, the roar of those rising up against you ascending continually.

More verses: Isaiah 1:24

Enemies » God delivers from

Ezra 8:31

On the twelfth day of the first month we set out from the river of Ahava to go to Jerusalem. The hand of our God was on us and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy and from ambushing on the way.

Isaiah 62:8

Yahweh has sworn by his right hand, and by {his mighty arm}, "Surely I will never again give your grain [as] food to {your enemies}, and surely {foreigners} shall not drink your new wine at which you have labored."

1 Samuel 12:11

So Yahweh sent Jerub-Baal and Bedan and Jephthah and Samuel. Then he delivered you from the hand of your enemies all around, and you lived [in] security.

Psalm 18:48

who delivered me from my enemies. Indeed, you exalted me higher than [those who] rose against me. You delivered me from the man of violence.

Enemies » Pray for deliverance from

1 Samuel 12:10

So they cried out to Yahweh and said, 'We have sinned, because we have forsaken Yahweh and have served the Baals and the Ashtoreths. But now deliver us from the hand of our enemies and we will serve you!'

Psalm 17:9

from [the] {presence} of [the] wicked who destroy me, [those] enemies against my life, [they that] surround me.

Psalm 64:1

Hear my voice, O God, in my lamenting. Preserve my life from [the] fear 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 say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven, because he causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust. read more.
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not the tax collectors also do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing that is remarkable? Do not the Gentiles also do the same? Therefore you be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Luke 6:27-35

"But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. To the one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from the one who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic also. read more.
Give to everyone who asks you, and from the one who takes away your things, do not ask for [them back]. And just as you want people {to do} to you, do {the same} to them. "And if you love those who love you, what kind of credit is [that] to you? For even sinners love those who love them! And if you do good to those who do good to you, what kind of credit is [that] to you? Even the sinners do the same! And if you lend [to those] from whom you expect to receive [back], what kind of credit is [that] to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, so that they may get back an equal [amount]! But love your enemies, and do good, and lend expecting back nothing, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

Enemies » The last enemy that shall be destroyed

Hebrews 2:14-15

Therefore, since the children share in blood and flesh, he also in like manner shared in these [same things], in order that through death he could destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and could set free these who through fear of death were subject to slavery throughout all their lives.

1 Corinthians 15:25-28

For it is necessary for him to reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be abolished [is] death. For "he subjected all [things] under his feet." But when it says "all [things]" are subjected, [it is] clear that the one who subjected all [things] to him [is] not included. read more.
But whenever all [things] are subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subjected to the one who subjected all [things] to him, in order that God may be all in all.

Enemies » Prayer for

Enemies » The lives of, to be spared

1 Samuel 24:10

Look, this day your eyes have seen that Yahweh gave you today into my hand in the cave, and some said to kill you. But {I took pity} on you and said, 'I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, because he [is] Yahweh's anointed one.'

2 Samuel 16:10-11

The king said, "{What do we have in common}, sons of Zeruiah? If he curses because Yahweh has said to him 'Curse David,' who can say, "Why have you done this?" David said to Abishai and to all his servants, "Look, my son who came out of my loins [is] seeking my life. Now {as far as} [this] Benjaminite, leave him alone and let him curse, for Yahweh has spoken to him.

Enemies » Should be » Assisted

Enemies » Who not to consider an enemy

2 Thessalonians 3:14-15

But if anyone does not obey our message through this letter, take note not to associate with him, in order that he may be put to shame. And do not consider [him] as an enemy, but admonish [him] as a brother.

Enemies » God defends against

Enemies » The friendship of, deceitful

2 Samuel 20:9-10

Then Joab said to Amasa, "Is it peace, O you my brother?" Then the right hand of Joab took hold of the beard of Amasa [as if] to kiss him. Now Amasa was not on his guard against the sword that [was] in Joab's hand, and he struck him with it into the stomach, and his entrails poured out to the ground. He did not strike him again, and he died. Then Joab and Abishai his brother pursued after Sheba the son of Bicri.

Enemies » Should be » Overcome by kindness

1 Samuel 26:21

Then Saul said, "I have sinned! Come back, David my son, for I will not harm you again, because my life [was] precious in your eyes this day. Look, I have acted like a fool and {have made a terrible mistake}."

Enemies » Rejoice not at the failings of

Enemies » Whose enemies are at peace with him

Proverbs 16:7

When the ways of a man are pleasing [to] Yahweh, even his enemies he will cause to make 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 upon the ox of your enemy or his donkey going astray, you will certainly bring it back to him If you see the donkey of your enemy lying down under its burden, you will refrain from abandoning him. You will surely arrange [it] with him.

Enemies » Made to be at peace with saints

Proverbs 16:7

When the ways of a man are pleasing [to] Yahweh, even his enemies he will cause to make peace with him.

Enemies » Should be » Loved

Enemies » Praise God for deliverance from

Psalm 136:24

And he rescued us from our enemies, for his loyal love [endures] forever.

Enemies » Desire not the death of

1 Kings 3:11

And God said to him, "Because you have asked this thing and you did not ask for yourself {a long life} and you did not ask riches for yourself and you did not ask for the life of your enemies, but you have asked for yourself {the ability to make wise judgments};

Enemies » Be affectionately concerned for

Psalm 35:13

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing [was] sackcloth. I weakened my soul with fasting, and my prayer {returned to me unanswered}.

Enemies » Of saints, God will destroy

Psalm 60:12

Through God we will do {valiantly}, and [it is] he [who] will tread down our enemies.

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

"If I have rejoiced at [the] ruin of [the one who] hated me or have exulted when evil overtook him--

Enemies » Curse them not

Job 31:30

no, I have not allowed my mouth to sin, to ask his life with a curse.

Judgments » Different kinds of » Enemies

2 Samuel 24:13

Then Gad came to David, and he told him and said to him, "Shall seven years of famine in the land come to you? Or three months of your fleeing from your enemies while he [is] pursuing you? Or should there be three days of pestilence in your land? Now consider and decide what I must return to the one who sent me a word."

Love to man » Should be exhibited, toward » Enemies

2 Kings 6:22

And he said, "You shall not kill. Would you kill [those] whom you took captive with the sword or with the bow? Put food and water before them that they may eat and drink and then go to their master."

Exodus 23:4-5

" 'If you come upon the ox of your enemy or his donkey going astray, you will certainly bring it back to him If you see the donkey of your enemy lying down under its burden, you will refrain from abandoning him. You will surely arrange [it] with him.

More verses: 1 Peter 3:9

Redemption » Is from » Enemies

Psalm 106:10-11

Thus he saved them from [the] hand of [the] hater and redeemed them from [the] hand of [the] enemy. But waters covered their adversaries; not one of them survived.

Salvation » Is deliverance from » Enemies

Luke 1:74

[that] we, being rescued from the hand of [our] enemies, could serve him without fear

War » Figurative » Is against » Enemies

Psalm 38:19

And my enemies without cause are numerous, and those who hate me wrongfully are many.

Psalm 56:2

My enemies trample all day, because many [are] attacking me proudly.

Psalm 59:3

For look, they lie in wait for my life. The mighty attack against me, not [because of] my transgression or my sin, O Yahweh.

Warfare of saints » Is against » Enemies

Psalm 38:19

And my enemies without cause are numerous, and those who hate me wrongfully are many.

Psalm 56:2

My enemies trample all day, because many [are] attacking me proudly.

Psalm 59:3

For look, they lie in wait for my life. The mighty attack against me, not [because of] my transgression or my sin, O Yahweh.

Topics on Enemies

Courage, In Facing Enemies

50;1;28

and not letting yourselves be intimidated in anything by your opponents, which is a sign of destruction to them, but of your salvation, and this from God,

Duties To Enemies

45;12;20

But "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him [something] to drink; for [by] doing this, you will heap up coals of fire upon his head."

Enemies Of God

50;3;18

For many live, of whom I spoke about to you many times, but now speak about even weeping, [as] the enemies of the cross of Christ,

Enemies Surrounding

19;57;4

My soul [is] among lions. I lie down [among those who] devour-- the children of humankind whose teeth [are] spears and arrows and whose tongues [are] sharp swords.

Enemies, Christian Response To

44;7;60

And falling to [his] knees, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them!" And [after he] said this, he fell asleep.

enemies, of Israel and Judah

2;1;8-11

And a new king rose over Egypt who did not know Joseph.

enemies, of Jesus Christ

40;2;13-20

Now [after] they had gone away, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph, saying, "Get up, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to seek the child to destroy him."

Fear Of Enemies

5;28;66

And {your life shall hang in doubt before you}, and you shall be startled night and day, and you shall not be confident of your life.

Fighting Enemies

7;1;1

After the death of Joshua, the {Israelites} inquired of Yahweh, saying, "Who will go up first for us against the Canaanites to fight against them?"

Forgiving Ones Enemies

2;23;4-5

" 'If you come upon the ox of your enemy or his donkey going astray, you will certainly bring it back to him

God Saving From Enemies

19;44;7

Rather you have saved us from our enemies, and have humiliated those who hate us.

Jesus Destroying His Enemies

46;15;26

The last enemy to be abolished [is] death.

Loving Your Enemies

40;5;44

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

Making Peace With Enemies

20;16;7

When the ways of a man are pleasing [to] Yahweh, even his enemies he will cause to make peace with him.

Many Enemies

5;20;1

"If you go out to war against your enemies and you see a horse and a chariot, {an army} larger that you, you shall not be afraid because of them; for Yahweh your God [is] with you, the one who brought you from the land of Egypt.

Overcoming Enemies

1;22;17

that I will certainly bless you and greatly multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the shore of the sea. And your offspring will take possession of the gate of his enemies.

Protection From Enemies

19;59;1

Deliver me from my enemies, O my God. Protect me from those who rise up against me.

Spiritual Warfare, Enemies In

59;4;4

Adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wants to be a friend of the world makes [himself] an enemy of God.