Bible Verses About Enemies

Here are 30 Bible verses about enemies:

  1. Psalm 27:1:

    “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?”

  2. Psalm 23:5:

    “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”

  3. 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.”

  4. Proverbs 16:7:

    “When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.”

  5. Matthew 5:44:

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

  6. Psalm 109:2-5:

    “For wicked and deceitful mouths open against me; they speak against me with lying tongues. With words of hatred they surround me; they attack me without cause. In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer. They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship.”

  7. Romans 12:19-20:

    “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. On the contrary: ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.'”

  8. Psalm 139:21-22:

    “Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you? I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.”

  9. Luke 6:35:

    “But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.”

  10. Psalm 110:1:

    “The Lord says to my lord: ‘Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.'”

  11. Matthew 5:46:

    “If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?”

  12. Psalm 54:3:

    “Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me— people without regard for God.”

  13. Proverbs 25:21-22:

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

  14. Psalm 3:1-3:

    “Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, ‘God will not deliver him.’ But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”

  15. Romans 8:31:

    “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

  16. Psalm 35:1-3:

    “Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me. Take up shield and armor; arise and come to my aid. Brandish spear and javelin against those who pursue me. Say to me, ‘I am your salvation.'”

  17. Matthew 5:43-45:

    “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, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”

  18. Psalm 56:9:

    “Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.”

  19. Proverbs 24:17-18:

    “Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice, or the Lord will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them.”

  20. 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.”‘”

  21. Psalm 37:1-2:

    “Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.”

  22. Luke 6:29:

    “If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them.”

  23. Psalm 71:13:

    “May my accusers perish in shame; may those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace.”

  24. 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.”

  25. Romans 8:37-39:

    “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

  26. Luke 1:71:

    “Salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us—”

  27. Psalm 138:7:

    “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me.”

  28. John 15:18-19:

    “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”

  29. Psalm 119:98-100:

    “Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.”

  30. Matthew 10:16:

    “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.”

These verses offer guidance on how to deal with enemies, advocating for love, forgiveness, and reliance on God’s protection and justice.