When discussing evil, it’s much simpler to picture those who enter our lives and cause us suffering. But what about sin from within? The Devil is much like everyone else in this world; he desires to take your soul from you and lure you away from God.

Bible Verses to Protect you from Evil

Many verses in the Bible can be read to calm and protect you from evil, but for the sake of this post, here are 15 Bible verses to defend you from evil.

So keep these verses in mind, so you don’t forget them and may use them when needed.

Romans 8:31- God is for us; nothing can be against us

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

Romans 8:31(ESV)

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This passage is an excellent source of courage and strength. It reminds us of who God is and how He supports us. We can be fearless if we realize that God is on our side. The idea isn’t that the Devil won’t try to steal us; it’s just that he may try, but he’ll fail. Since God is on our side, we don’t need to worry because He will protect us from evil.

2 Samuel 22:3-4- My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge

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. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.

2 Samuel 22:3-4(ESV)

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Trusting God is simple when you recognize Him for who He truly is. While knowledge does not entirely determine faith, an accurate understanding of God strengthens our faith.

No matter what happens, God will protect you from evil because He is your rock and fortress. When you trust Him, He will protect you from the forces of hell. As David did, rejoice and thank God for being your strength, shield, and rock.

Psalm 138:7- Your right hand delivers me

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.

Psalm 138:7 (ESV)

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Our faith should be strengthened in light of God’s majesty and generosity toward those who humble themselves and trust Him.

This passage should inspire our profound faith in God, assuring us that He will always defend us against evil. We can take comfort in knowing that God’s right hand, mighty and full of might, will shield us from danger when the storm winds of trouble blow.

Proverbs 19:23 – Fear of the Lord leads to protection

 The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.

Proverbs 19:23(ESV)

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You must know the Lord to fear Him. You must fear the Lord to obey Him. Righteous fear of God is tremendous love, reverent worship, and obedient service of Him.

When you fear the Lord, you increase your faith in Him and start to feel content because you know He won’t let you down. When you trust God, He fulfills His fatherly duties and guards you from harm.

Romans 12:19 – The battle is the Lord’s 

 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Romans 12:19 (ESV)

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Never seek revenge on anyone for anything, and repay evil with evil. Never seek your vengeance; leave room for God’s anger and maintain good relations with everyone.

When you exact revenge on your own, you obstruct justice and give the devil room to tempt you to do wrong. How can God keep you from evil when you block His vengeance?

James 4:7 – Humbly surrender yourself to God

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:7 (ESV)

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To make the Devil run away from us, James encourages believers to resist the demon. It is necessary to surrender to God along with fighting the Devil.

As Christians, we have all of God’s authority and might to oppose the Devil and force him to flee from us, but this will only be possible when we entirely give ourselves over to God. When we submit to God, we make room for Him and rebuke the Devil.

Isaiah 41:10 – Do not be afraid, for I am your God 

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.

Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)

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God comforts us by reassuring us that He will always be by our side. God has promised it to His children because He is more than enough to meet their needs.

God asks us to put our faith in Him and obey all He says. Put your faith in God to keep you safe from harm and evil. When you need strength, trust in God to provide it. Trust that God will give you strength daily and act as your shield.

Psalm 91:1-16 – My refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence….

Psalm 91:1-16(ESV)

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This passage’s main point is that God is our haven. This psalm is a passionate appeal to know God, trust Him, and live for Him because life is so fleeting and uncertain that we are aware of our mortality compared to God’s eternity and are wholly dependent upon Him.

When we believe and abide in God, His safety has no bounds. We should trust God more because He protects us from many things daily, including those we can’t see. He also shields us from evil with his mighty arm.

Isaiah 54:17 – No weapon fashioned against shall succeed 

No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute 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 (ESV)

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As members of God’s family, we can have faith in the Lord’s final victory over all foes. We put our faith in the God of our salvation because He has assured us that the Devil’s tools and strategies will fail.

Considering that the angel of His presence surrounds everyone who is His, let us rely on the Word of truth for His protection from all evil.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 – The Lord will guard you against the evil one 

But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 (ESV)

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The Lord is dependable even if all humanity lack faith. Paul’s faith in God’s capacity to establish and protect us from the evil one was founded on this. Paul warns us about the evil one, yet he cheerfully affirms that God is superior.

God is faithful to deepen our faith and protect us from the Devil. God vowed to restrain Satan, and he won’t allow our trials to be too powerful for us, and he won’t let the Devil use us anyhow he wants.

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.

2 Timothy 4:18 (ESV)

In this verse, Paul wanted to reassure Timothy that the Lord will deliver him from all wicked deeds and that He is dependable in keeping His promises.

We are confident that the Lord will deliver us from every evil deed because the Lord has promised to bring all who put their trust in the name of Jesus to the security of His heavenly kingdom. This message of encouragement also applies to us today.

Psalm 23:1-6 

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me….

Psalm 23:1-6 (ESV)

This psalm, which has been used extensively, still has meaning for those confident. God is our shepherd; he provides for, nurtures, leads, and guides us.

In His arms, our shepherd comforts and protects us as He leads us through the valley of the shadow of death. For those who follow the Good Shepherd, who sacrificed his life for His sheep, the valley of the shadow of death becomes the route to life and peace.

Proverbs 18:10 

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

Proverbs 18:10 (ESV)

One lovely image of the Lord is that of a Strong Tower, “into which the faithful run and are safe.” What an invaluable assurance for all of God’s children.

Let us rush to Jesus, our Strong Tower, knowing that He is the only one who can provide us with protection, serenity, and strength.

Psalm 32:7

You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah

Psalm 32:7(ESV)

God is like a hiding place because he keeps us safe from harm. Therefore, we can be confident that the Lord controls our lives when we trust him.

Remember that God is always with you whenever your heart starts to race or you wonder how you will get through your challenges. He doesn’t alter, and his love never fails. And we can put our trust in Him.

Romans 12:19 

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Romans 12:19 (ESV)

God will represent you in the fight against those who would harm you. You don’t need to harbor resentment, bitterness, or anger since he sees justice being served.

God’s wrath is always filled with appropriate and fitting fury, so it is never less than a perfect judicial decision but is always more than an ideal judicial decree. Therefore, God encourages you to give up on Him because He will defend and protect you.


Although it is impossible to protect yourself against evil completely, you may always be more prepared to battle against it with the help of these Bible passages.

These verses from the Bible should fill you with courage and strength, especially when you’re feeling scared or anxious because God is always there for us.

After all, Jesus Christ Himself is one of the greatest foes of evil, and as Christians, we possess Him within. He has more power than all other forces combined in the universe.



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