Bible Verses About Fire: 11 Powerful Verses


Hebrews 12:29

ESVFor our God is a consuming fire.
KJVFor our God is a consuming fire.
NASBfor our God is a consuming fire.
NIVfor our “God is a consuming fire.”
NLTFor our God is a devouring fire.

Luke 3:16

ESVJohn answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
KJVJohn answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
NASBJohn answered and said to them all, “As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
NIVJohn answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
NLTJohn answered their questions by saying, “I baptize you with water; but someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not even worthy to be his slave and untie the straps of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Psalm 104:4

ESVHe makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire.
KJVWho maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
NASBHe makes the winds His messengers, Flaming fire His ministers.
NIVHe makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.
NLTThe winds are your messengers; flames of fire are your servants.

Luke 12:49

ESV“I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled!
KJVI am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
NASB“I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!
NIV“I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
NLT“I have come to set the world on fire, and I wish it were already burning!

Exodus 3:2

ESVAnd the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.
KJVAnd the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
NASBThe angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed.
NIVThere the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up.
NLTThere the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up.

Jeremiah 23:29

ESVIs not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
KJVIs not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
NASB“Is not My word like fire?” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock?
NIV“Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?
NLTDoes not my word burn like fire?” says the LORD. “Is it not like a mighty hammer that smashes a rock to pieces?

Acts 2:3

ESVAnd divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.
KJVAnd there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
NASBAnd there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.
NIVThey saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
NLTThen, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them.

Jeremiah 20:9

ESVIf I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.
KJVThen I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
NASBBut if I say, “I will not remember Him Or speak anymore in His name,” Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And I cannot endure it.
NIVBut if I say, “I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.
NLTBut if I say I’ll never mention the LORD or speak in his name, his word burns in my heart like a fire. It’s like a fire in my bones! I am worn out trying to hold it in! I can’t do it!

2 Chronicles 7:1

ESVAs soon as Solomon finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.
KJVNow when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house.
NASBNow when Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the house.
NIVWhen Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.
NLTWhen Solomon finished praying, fire flashed down from heaven and burned up the burnt offerings and sacrifices, and the glorious presence of the LORD filled the Temple.

Revelation 21:8

ESVBut as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
KJVBut the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
NASB“But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
NIVBut the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
NLT“But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

Isaiah 43:2

ESVWhen you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
KJVWhen thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
NASB“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.
NIVWhen you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
NLTWhen you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.

Exodus 13:21

ESVAnd the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.
KJVAnd the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
NASBThe LORD was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.
NIVBy day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.
NLTThe LORD went ahead of them. He guided them during the day with a pillar of cloud, and he provided light at night with a pillar of fire. This allowed them to travel by day or by night.

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