44 Bible Verses on Protection

Adda Frick
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God is described throughout Scripture as a refuge, strength, salvation, fortress, and shield; all of these denote His protective role over His people. Jesus describes Himself as the Good Shepherd and He exclaims that He will lay down His life for the sheep as He protects against the thief. God’s people rest in Him knowing that they are secure from danger. Even though suffering and persecution are sure to come, God’s salvation is sure.

Take comfort in these verses that describe and ensure God’s protection over His people.

What Does the Bible Say About Protection?

Old Testament

Genesis 15:1
After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.”

Exodus 14:13–14
And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 33:29
Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you,
a people saved by the LORD,
the shield of your help,
and the sword of your triumph!
Your enemies shall come fawning to you,
and you shall tread upon their backs.”

2 Samuel 22:31
This God—his way is perfect;
the word of the LORD proves true;
he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

Psalm 3:3
But you, O LORD, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head.

Psalm 5:12
For you bless the righteous, O LORD;
you cover him with favor as with a shield.

Psalm 7:10
My shield is with God,
who saves the upright in heart.

Psalm 16:1
Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

Psalm 16:8
I have set the LORD always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:30
This God—his way is perfect;
the word of the LORD proves true;
he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

Psalm 28:7
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 32:7
You are a hiding place for me;
you preserve me from trouble;
you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah

Psalm 33:20–22
Our soul waits for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.

Psalm 34:22
The LORD redeems the life of his servants;
none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 59:16
But I will sing of your strength;
I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
For you have been to me a fortress
and a refuge in the day of my distress.

Psalm 91:4
He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

Psalm 115:11
You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD!
He is their help and their shield.

Psalm 118:6
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?

Psalm 119:114
You are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in your word.

Psalm 119:117
Hold me up, that I may be safe
and have regard for your statutes continually!

Psalm 144:2
He is my steadfast love and my fortress,
my stronghold and my deliverer,
my shield and he in whom I take refuge,
who subdues peoples under me.

Psalm 146:9
The LORD watches over the sojourners;
he upholds the widow and the fatherless,
but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

Proverbs 2:7–8
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
guarding the paths of justice
and watching over the way of his saints.

Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

Proverbs 29:25
The fear of man lays a snare,
but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.

Proverbs 30:5
Every word of God proves true;
he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Isaiah 31:5
Like birds hovering, so the LORD of hosts
will protect Jerusalem;
he will protect and deliver it;
he will spare and rescue it.”

Isaiah 46:4
Even to your old age I am he,
and to gray hairs I will carry you.
I have made, and I will bear;
I will carry and will save.

Jeremiah 16:19–20
O LORD, my strength and my stronghold,
my refuge in the day of trouble,
to you shall the nations come
from the ends of the earth and say:
“Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies,
worthless things in which there is no profit.
Can man make for himself gods?
Such are not gods!”

Nahum 1:7
The LORD is good,
a stronghold in the day of trouble;
he knows those who take refuge in him.

New Testament

John 10:10–11
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Ephesians 6:16
In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one.

2 Timothy 4:18
The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 13:6
So we can confidently say,
“The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear;
what can man do to me?”

1 John 5:18
We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

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