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870+ Bible Quotes About War (2024) Heavenly Strategies For Victory

In the annals of human history, the concept of war has been both a source of profound reflection and an enduring testament to the complexities of the human experience. Throughout the ages, individuals and societies have grappled with the moral, ethical, and philosophical dimensions of conflict. As we embark on this exploration of war and its multifaceted narratives, we turn to the timeless wisdom encapsulated in "Bible Quotes About War" to shed light on the profound insights and perspectives that this ancient text offers.

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Bible Quotes About War (2024)

The Bible contains various verses and passages that discuss the concept of war, conflict, and the principles of peace and justice. In this compilation, you'll find unique Bible quotes that touch upon the topic of war, offering insights, guidance, and reflections on the subject.

  • Exodus 15:3 - "The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name."
  • Psalm 144:1 - "Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle."
  • Ecclesiastes 3:8 - "A time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace."
  • Proverbs 20:18 - "Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance."
  • Isaiah 2:4 - "They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore."
  • Romans 12:18 - "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone."
  • 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 - "For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world."
  • James 4:1-2 - "What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you?"
  • 2 Timothy 2:3-4 - "Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. Soldiers don't get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them."
  • Revelation 12:7 - "Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back."
  • Judges 3:1-2 - "These are the nations the Lord left to test all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan. He did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience."
  • Psalm 18:34 - "He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze."
  • 1 Corinthians 14:33 - "For God is not a God of disorder but of peace."
  • Deuteronomy 20:1 - "When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you."
  • Isaiah 54:17 - "No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me," declares the Lord."
  • Matthew 26:52 - "Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword."
  • Psalm 120:6-7 - "Too long have I lived among those who hate peace. I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war."
  • Luke 14:31 - "Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won't he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand?"
  • Romans 8:35 - "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?"
  • Proverbs 24:6 - "Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisers."
  • 1 Samuel 17:47 - "All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give all of you into our hands."
  • Matthew 5:9 - "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God."
  • Joel 3:10 - "Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, 'I am strong!'"
  • Isaiah 13:4 - "Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations massing together! The Lord Almighty is mustering an army for war."
  • Romans 13:4 - "For the one in authority is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God's servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer."
  • Ephesians 6:12 - "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
  • Psalm 68:30 - "Rebuke the beast among the reeds, the herd of bulls among the calves of the nations. Humbled, may it bring bars of silver. Scatter the nations who delight in war."
  • 2 Chronicles 20:15 - "He said: 'Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: 'Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's.''"
  • Galatians 5:19-21 - "The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God."
  • Psalm 120:2 - "Save me, Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues."
  • Matthew 10:34 - "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."
  • Proverbs 6:16-19 - "There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community."
  • 1 Timothy 6:11 - "But you, a man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness."
  • Psalm 27:3 - "Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though a war breaks out against me, even then I will be confident."
  • Matthew 24:6 - "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come."
  • Proverbs 3:30 - "Do not accuse anyone for no reason—when they have done you no harm."
  • Luke 21:9 - "When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away."
  • Micah 4:3 - "He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore."
  • Colossians 3:8 - "But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips."
  • 2 Samuel 22:35 - "He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze."
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  • Psalm 11:5-6 - "The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates. On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot."
  • Matthew 24:7 - "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places."
  • Proverbs 28:25 - "The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper."
  • Psalm 37:8 - "Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil."
  • Romans 12:21 - "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
  • Isaiah 59:7-8 - "Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. They pursue evil schemes; acts of violence mark their ways. The way of peace they do not know; there is no justice in their paths. They have turned them into crooked roads; no one who walks along them will know peace."
  • Psalm 55:21 - "His talk is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords."
  • Romans 14:19 - "Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification."
  • Isaiah 2:2-4 - "In the last days the mountain of the Lord's temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, 'Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.' The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore."
  • 1 Peter 3:9 - "Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing."
  • Psalm 120:5 - "Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek, that I live among the tents of Kedar!"
  • Revelation 19:11 - "I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice, he judges and wages war."
  • Matthew 5:38-39 - "You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also."
  • 2 Samuel 22:3 - "My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior, from violent people you save me."
  • Romans 12:17-19 - "Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: 'It is mine to avenge; I will repay,' says the Lord."
  • Psalm 120:4 - "A warrior's sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom bush!"
  • Revelation 6:4 - "Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword."
  • Romans 13:10 - "Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law."
  • Psalm 120:3 - "What will he do to you, and what more besides, you deceitful tongue?"
  • 2 Timothy 2:22 - "Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart."
  • Isaiah 31:8 - "Assyria will fall by no human sword; a sword, not of mortals, will devour them. They will flee before the sword and their young men will be put to forced labor."
  • Romans 14:1 - "Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters."
  • Psalm 120:1-2 - "I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me. Save me, Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues."
  • Matthew 10:28 - "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell."
  • 1 Timothy 2:1-2 - "I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness."
  • Proverbs 15:18 - "A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel."
  • Psalm 11:2 - "For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart."
  • Revelation 13:4 - "People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, 'Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?'"
  • 1 Corinthians 1:10 - "I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought."
  • "The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is his name." - Exodus 15:3
  • "The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent." - Exodus 14:14
  • "When you go out to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt." - Deuteronomy 20:1
  • "The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress." - Psalm 46:7
  • "The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him, my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song, I give thanks to him." - Psalm 28:7
  • "He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze." - Psalm 18:34
  • "A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace." - Ecclesiastes 3:8
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  • "Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle." - Psalm 144:1
  • "For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh." - 2 Corinthians 10:3
  • "No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord." - Isaiah 54:17
  • "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?" - Psalm 27:1
  • "The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord." - Proverbs 21:31
  • "But the Lord is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble; they will not overcome me. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten." - Jeremiah 20:11
  • "Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses." - 1 Timothy 6:12
  • "But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." - Matthew 5:44
  • "But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." - Amos 5:24
  • "But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also." - Matthew 5:39
  • "The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing." - Zephaniah 3:17
  • "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places." - Ephesians 6:12
  • "I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world." - John 16:33
  • Please note that the Bible contains many more verses related to war and related themes, and this list provides a sampling of them.
  • Exodus 15:3 - "The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name."
  • Psalm 46:9 - "He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire."
  • Proverbs 20:18 - "Plans are established by counsel; by wise guidance, wage war."
  • Isaiah 2:4 - "They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore."
  • Isaiah 9:6 - "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
  • Jeremiah 51:20 - "You are my hammer and weapon of war: with you I break nations in pieces; with you I destroy kingdoms."
  • Micah 4:3 - "He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide disputes for strong nations far away; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore."
  • Matthew 26:52 - "Then Jesus said to him, 'Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword.'"
  • Romans 12:18 - "If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all."
  • 2 Corinthians 10:4 - "For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds."
  • Ephesians 6:12 - "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places."
  • 1 Timothy 6:12 - "Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses."
  • James 4:1 - "What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?"
  • 1 Peter 3:11 - "Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it."
  • Revelation 19:11 - "Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war."
  • Revelation 21:4 - "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."
  • Deuteronomy 20:1 - "When you go out to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt."
  • Joshua 1:9 - "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
  • Judges 5:2 - "That the leaders took the lead in Israel, that the people offered themselves willingly, bless the Lord!"
  • 1 Samuel 17:47 - "And that all this assembly may know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hand."
  • 2 Samuel 22:35 - "He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze."
  • 1 Chronicles 28:3 - "But God said to me, 'You may not build a house for my name, for you are a man of war and have shed blood.'"
  • 2 Chronicles 20:15 - "Thus says the Lord to you, 'Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God's.'"
  • Nehemiah 4:20 - "In the place where you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.'"
  • Exodus 14:14 - "The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent."
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In reflection, the Bible provides a rich tapestry of wisdom and guidance on the topic of warfare. The verses contained within its pages offer profound insights into the nature of conflict, the importance of seeking peace, and the recognition of God's ultimate sovereignty over battles. Throughout history, individuals and societies have turned to these timeless teachings for guidance and inspiration in times of war and peace.

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