Although the bible verses below will hold a special interest for certain religions, there is wisdom in each and every saying that can help strengthen your resolve and get you through those difficult periods in life.
19 Powerful Bible Verses about Strength
1 - 2 Chronicles 16:9 (New International Version – 1984)
9 For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
2 - Psalms 119:28 (New International Version – 1984)
28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
3 - 2 Samuel 22:31 (New Living Translation)
31 God's way is perfect. All the Lord's promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.
4 - Isaiah 40:29 (New International Version – 1984)
29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
5 - Proverbs 28:1 (King James Version)
1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
6 - Isaiah 35:3 (New International Version – 1984)
3 Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way;
7 - Job 17:9 (New Living Translation)
9 The righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger.
8 - 2 Timothy 1:7 (New International Version – 1984)
7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
9 - Psalm 23:1-6 (King James Version)
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
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.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
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.
10 - Psalms 91:3-7 (New Living Translation)
3 For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.
4 He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.
6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
7 Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.
11 - Psalm 18:32-34 (New International Version – 1984)
32 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights.
34 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
12 - 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (American Standard Version)
9 And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
13 - James 1:12 (King James Version)
12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
14 - Isaiah 30:15 (New International Version – 1984)
15 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.
15 - Judges 16:17 (King James Version)
17 That he told her all his heart, and said to her, There has not come a razor on my head; for I have been a Nazarite to God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.
16 - 1 Corinthians 10:13 (New International Version – 1984)
13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
17 - Ephesians 6:10 (King James Version)
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
18 - 2 Samuel 22:33 (New International Version – 1984)
33 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
19 - Ezekiel 34:16 (New International Version – 1984)
16 I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.
Quotes and verses about strength, whether they come from the Bible, out of someone's notebook or from the Internet can help you organize your life during times of great inner turmoil and gain self-confidence in even the darkest of times. Remember that real strength doesn't come from how physically fit you are, it comes from inside; many would say that real inner strength comes from faith. My greatest hope is that people of all different beliefs will find the words above useful and take them for what they are – inspiration for hard times.