Bible Verses About War: 11 Powerful Scriptures


Ecclesiastes 3:8

ESVA time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
KJVA time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
NASBA time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace.
NIVa time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
NLTA time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.

Matthew 24:6

ESVAnd you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.
KJVAnd ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
NASB“You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.
NIVYou will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
NLTAnd you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately.

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Jeremiah 51:20

ESV“You are my hammer and weapon of war: with you I break nations in pieces; with you I destroy kingdoms;
KJVThou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;
NASBHe says, “You are My war-club, My weapon of war; And with you I shatter nations, And with you I destroy kingdoms.
NIV“You are my war club, my weapon for battle— with you I shatter nations, with you I destroy kingdoms,
NLT“You are my battle-ax and sword,” says the LORD. “With you I will shatter nations and destroy many kingdoms.

Romans 12:18

ESVIf possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
KJVIf it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
NASBIf possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
NIVIf it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
NLTDo all that you can to live in peace with everyone.

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Isaiah 2:4

ESVHe shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.
KJVAnd he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
NASBAnd He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war.
NIVHe will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
NLTThe LORD will mediate between nations and will settle international disputes. They will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will no longer fight against nation, nor train for war anymore.

Ephesians 6:11

ESVPut on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
KJVPut on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
NASBPut on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
NIVPut on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
NLTPut on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.

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Isaiah 25:8

ESVHe will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken.
KJVHe will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.
NASBHe will swallow up death for all time, And the Lord GOD will wipe tears away from all faces, And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth; For the LORD has spoken.
NIVhe will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.
NLTHe will swallow up death forever! The Sovereign LORD will wipe away all tears. He will remove forever all insults and mockery against his land and people. The LORD has spoken!

2 Corinthians 10:4

ESVFor the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
KJV(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
NASBfor the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
NIVThe weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
NLTWe use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.

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Proverbs 21:15

ESVWhen justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
KJVIt is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
NASBThe exercise of justice is joy for the righteous, But is terror to the workers of iniquity.
NIVWhen justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
NLTJustice is a joy to the godly, but it terrifies evildoers.

Ephesians 6:12

ESVFor we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
KJVFor we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
NASBFor our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
NIVFor our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
NLTFor we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Romans 12:19

ESVBeloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
KJVDearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
NASBNever take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord.
NIVDo 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.
NLTDear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD.

Romans 13:4

ESVFor he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.
KJVFor he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
NASBfor it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.
NIVFor the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
NLTThe authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong.

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