God’s Word says a lot about the protection God provides for his people. Christians can are blessed to feel protected and safe. Looking for some encouragement and reassurance? Check out these Bible verses about God’s protection. Trust in the Lord to shield you from harm and keep you safe – He is faithful and always will be! They offer hope and comfort, knowing that no matter what happens, we are safe in the hands of our Heavenly Father. His love is unending and unchanging – He will always be there to protect us!
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Isaiah 54:17 The Prophet Isaiah says no weapon used against you can succeed because the LORD is your protection Bible verse.
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|17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.||17 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.”||17 Weapons made to attack you won’t be successful; words spoken against you won’t hurt at all. My servants, Jerusalem is yours! I, the LORD, promise to bless you with victory.|
Luke 12:7 In this Jesus quote about the hairs on your head being numbered, He affirms the extreme care and protection God has for even the smallest details in our lives.
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|7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.||7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.||7 Even the hairs on your head are counted. So don’t be afraid! You are worth much more than many sparrows.|
Matthew 26:53 At his arrest and betrayal, Jesus affirms God’s protection has not failed.
In this Bible verse we learn there are more than 12 legions of angels ready to come rescue the Son of God if that was his request. But God’s final salvation for all people was accomplished by Jesus’ death on the cross.
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|53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?||53 Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?||53 Don’t you know that I could ask my Father, and right away he would send me more than twelve armies of angels?|
Psalm 46:1 King David says God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in this scripture passage about the LORDs protection.
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|1 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.||1 To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.||1 (A special song for the people of Korah and for the music leader.) God is our mighty fortress, always ready to help in times of trouble.|
2 Thessalonians 3:2-3 The Apostle Paul says the Lord Jesus Christ will guard you against the evil one (Satan) in these Bible verses about protection.
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|2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.||2 and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith.||2 Pray that we may be kept safe from worthless and evil people. After all, not everyone has faith.|
|3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.||3 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.||3 But the Lord can be trusted to make you strong and protect you from harm.|
Isaiah 41:10 God promises to upload you with his righteous right hand in this scripture quote about divine protection.
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|10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.||10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.||10 Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Don’t tremble with fear. I am your God. I will make you strong, as I protect you with my arm and give you victories.|
Psalm 138:7 King David is quoted on God’s protection in the midst of trouble in this popular Bible verse.
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|7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.||7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.||7 I am surrounded by trouble, but you protect me against my angry enemies. With your own powerful arm you keep me safe.|
Proverbs 18:10 Solomon says the LORD is like a strong tower of protection and defense in this Bible citation.
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|10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.||10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.||10 The LORD is a mighty tower where his people can run for safety—|
Psalm 32:7 The Psalmist says God is his hiding place from trouble in this classic Bible verse on God’s protection.
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|7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.||7 You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah||7 You are my hiding place! You protect me from trouble, and you put songs in my heart because you have saved me.|
Psalm 5:11-12 Everyone who takes refuge in God will find safety and joy according to these Bible verses about God’s protection.
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|11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.||11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.||11 Let all who run to you for protection always sing joyful songs. Provide shelter for those who truly love you and let them rejoice.|
|12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.||12 For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield.||12 Our LORD, you bless those who live right, and you shield them with your kindness.|
Psalm 23 God’s protection is the central theme of this most popular Bible chapter about the LORDs protection for King David.
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|1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.||1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.||1 (A psalm by David.) You, LORD, are my shepherd. I will never be in need.|
|2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.||2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.||2 You let me rest in fields of green grass. You lead me to streams of peaceful water,|
|3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.||3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.||3 and you refresh my life. You are true to your name, and you lead me along the right paths.|
|4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.||4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.||4 I may walk through valleys as dark as death, but I won’t be afraid. You are with me, and your shepherd’s rod makes me feel safe.|
|5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.||5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.||5 You treat me to a feast, while my enemies watch. You honor me as your guest, and you fill my cup until it overflows.|
|6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.||6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.||6 Your kindness and love will always be with me each day of my life, and I will live forever in your house, LORD.|
2 Samuel 22:2-4 The LORD is my rock and fortress and deliverer according to this quote from King David about God’s protection.
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|2 And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;||2 He said, “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,||2 Our LORD and our God, you are my mighty rock, my fortress, my protector.|
|3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.||3 my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence.||3 You are the rock where I am safe. You are my shield, my powerful weapon, and my place of shelter. You rescue me and keep me from being hurt.|
|4 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.||4 I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.||4 I praise you, our LORD! I prayed to you, and you rescued me from my enemies.|
Psalm 121:7-8 Jesus Christ will keep you from all evil, that’s the promise from this scripture quote for divine protection.
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|7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.||7 The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.||7 The LORD will protect you and keep you safe from all dangers.|
|8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.||8 The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.||8 The LORD will protect you now and always wherever you go.|
Romans 8:28 Paul the Apostle encourages his the Roman church to trust in God’s protection in this famous Bible verse.
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|28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.||28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.||28 We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose,|
Exodus 14:13-14 Moses says the LORD will fight for you, all you must do is wait silently for his victory in this protection of God Bible verse.
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|13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.||13 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.||13 But Moses answered, “Don’t be afraid! Be brave, and you will see the LORD save you today. These Egyptians will never bother you again.|
|14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.||14 The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”||14 The LORD will fight for you, and you won’t have to do a thing.”|
2 Timothy 4:16-18 The Apostle Paul writes about how Jesus Christ protected him even when all his Christian friends deserted him in these Bible verses.
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|16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.||16 At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them!||16 When I was first put on trial, no one helped me. In fact, everyone deserted me. I hope it won’t be held against them.|
|17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.||17 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.||17 But the Lord stood beside me. He gave me the strength to tell his full message, so that all Gentiles would hear it. And I was kept safe from hungry lions.|
|18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.||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.||18 The Lord will always keep me from being harmed by evil, and he will bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. Praise him forever and ever! Amen.|
Psalm 91:1-16 This is the chapter of Psalms focused entirely on God’s protection and how the LORD is our shelter in every hard time.
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|1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.||1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.||1 Live under the protection of God Most High and stay in the shadow of God All-Powerful.|
|2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.||2 I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”||2 Then you will say to the LORD, “You are my fortress, my place of safety; you are my God, and I trust you.”|
|3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.||3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.||3 The Lord will keep you safe from secret traps and deadly diseases.|
|4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.||4 He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.||4 He will spread his wings over you and keep you secure. His faithfulness is like a shield or a city wall.|
|5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;||5 You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,||5 You won’t need to worry about dangers at night or arrows during the day.|
|6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.||6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.||6 And you won’t fear diseases that strike in the dark or sudden disaster at noon.|
|7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.||7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.||7 You will not be harmed, though thousands fall all around you.|
|8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.||8 You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked.||8 And with your own eyes you will see the punishment of the wicked.|
|9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;||9 Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge—||9 The LORD Most High is your fortress. Run to him for safety,|
|10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.||10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.||10 and no terrible disasters will strike you or your home.|
|11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.||11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.||11 God will command his angels to protect you wherever you go.|
|12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.||12 On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.||12 They will carry you in their arms, and you won’t hurt your feet on the stones.|
|13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.||13 You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.||13 You will overpower the strongest lions and the most deadly snakes.|
|14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.||14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.||14 The Lord says, “If you love me and truly know who I am, I will rescue you and keep you safe.|
|15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.||15 When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.||15 When you are in trouble, call out to me. I will answer and be there to protect and honor you.|
|16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.||16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”||16 You will live a long life and see my saving power.”|
Christian Quotes about God’s Protection
Bible verses about God’s protection are a powerful encouragement in hard times. Beyond scripture quotations, we find many powerful citations from church history and Christian leaders about the security that comes from the Lord Jesus Christ. Our salvation and eternal life are secure, God protects our souls even if our body suffers in this life.
Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God. and a scourge for Satan. – John Bunyan
Happy is the one who walks so close to God that they leave no room for the devil to slip between. – Unknown Author
After a hard day scrambling to find your way around in the world, it’s assuring to come home to a place you know. God can be equally familiar to you. With time you can learn where to go for nourishment, where to hide for protection , where to turn for guidance. Just as your earthly house is a place of refuge, so God’s house is a place of peace. – Max Lucado
God’s angels often protect his servants from potential enemies. – Billy Graham
The hour of trial [in Revelation 3:10] is directed toward the entire non-Christian world, but the believer will be kept from it, not by some previous appearance of Christ to remove the church bodily from the world, but by the spiritual protection He provides against the forces of evil. – Dr. Robert H. Mounce
Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come; ‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home. – John Newton
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon. – Martin Luther
He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him alright. – Blaise Pascal
“Hide yourself in God, so when a man wants to find you he will have to go there first.”
― Shannon L. Alder
The church is the most important organization in the world. It is the target of every demonic, hostile attack in the universe. Jesus personally guaranteed that the gates of hell will never prevail against the church. He made no guarantee that the gates of hell would not be unleashed against it, however. – R.C. Sproul
The neglected heart will soon be a heart overrun with worldly thoughts; the neglected life will soon become a moral chaos; the church that is not jealously protected by mighty intercession and sacrificial labors will before long become the abode of every evil bird and the hiding place for unsuspected corruption. The creeping wilderness will soon take over that church that trusts in its own strength and forgets to watch and pray. – A.W. Tozer
“Safety comes in our nearness to God, not in our distance from our enemies.”
― Dillon Burroughs,
“If you thought you wanted something and it didn’t work out, count it all joy. God was protecting you even if you don’t realize it.”
― Germany Kent
Reference and Further Bible Studies on God’s Protection
The following collections of Bible verses about God’s protection were helpful as we created this list of scripture quotes to encourage your faith in the power and goodness of Jesus to save his people in hard times.
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