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Bible Verses About Self Protection

Bible Verses ⁤About Self Protection is a compilation of scripture from the Bible that provides guidance ‍and encouragement regarding the ​concept of protecting oneself.



This collection of verses aims to address the need for individuals to safeguard​ themselves physically, emotionally, ‌and spiritually in a world filled ​with various dangers and challenges. It ​encompasses verses that highlight the importance of personal‌ boundaries, self-defense, and seeking God’s⁢ protection in ⁤times of trouble.



One notable feature of Bible Verses About Self‍ Protection is ⁢its inclusion of verses from both the Old and New ​Testaments. This⁢ allows⁢ readers to gain a holistic understanding of how​ the concept of⁢ self-protection is approached throughout different periods of

Self-protection is a serious matter, and the Bible teaches us that we must be prepared for danger at all times. As Christians, we are called to keep ourselves safe and trust in God for all our needs. These Bible verses about self protection will help you protect yourself. When it comes to self-protection, there are some things that are obvious. You know you should carry a gun and learn to use it. You know you should write down the license plate number of any suspicious vehicle that appears in your neighborhood. But what about other methods for protecting yourself? What about Bible verses about self protection? They’re scattered throughout Scripture and provide some valuable insights on staying safe.

Bible verses about self protection are posted here for your consideration and meditation. We all need to take care of ourselves and those we love, but God calls us to be responsible to Him first. Learn more by reading these Bible verses about self protection. People who live in the world and walk in it, who have no concern for God, can become numb to what is happening around them. They sense a need to protect themselves but their actions are not motivated by the Holy Spirit. Self-protection becomes more important than trusting God to protect them. The result is that people develop a form of spiritual schizophrenia (thinking or believing one way but acting differently).

Bible Verses About Self Protection

Most Relevant Verses
Exodus 22:2-3
“If the thief is caught while breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account. But if the sun has risen on him, there will be bloodguiltiness on his account. He shall surely make restitution; if he owns nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

Judges 6:2
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The power of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of Midian the sons of Israel made for themselves the dens which were in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds.

1 Samuel 23:14
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David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not deliver him into his hand.

2 Samuel 5:17
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When the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek out David; and when David heard of it, he went down to the stronghold.

Daniel 3:16-18
Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”

Matthew 5:39
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But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

Luke 6:29
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Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either.

Matthew 26:52
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Then Jesus *said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.

John 18:11
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So Jesus said to Peter, “Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?”

Romans 12:19
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Never 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.

2 Timothy 4:14
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Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.

Acts 20:28
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Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

Ephesians 6:10-12
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For 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.

Ephesians 6:13-18
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;read more.
1 Corinthians 9:1-3
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord? If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. My defense to those who examine me is this:

2 Corinthians 12:17-19
Certainly I have not taken advantage of you through any of those whom I have sent to you, have I? I urged Titus to go, and I sent the brother with him. Titus did not take any advantage of you, did he? Did we not conduct ourselves in the same spirit and walk in the same steps? All this time you have been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. Actually, it is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ; and all for your upbuilding, beloved.

Acts 23:5
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And Paul said, “I was not aware, brethren, that he was high priest; for it is written, ‘You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people.’”

Acts 24:10
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When the governor had nodded for him to speak, Paul responded:“Knowing that for many years you have been a judge to this nation, I cheerfully make my defense,

Acts 25:6-8
After he had spent not more than eight or ten days among them, he went down to Caesarea, and on the next day he took his seat on the tribunal and ordered Paul to be brought. After Paul arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many and serious charges against him which they could not prove, while Paul said in his own defense, “I have committed no offense either against the Law of the Jews or against the temple or against Caesar.”

Acts 26:1-2
Agrippa said to Paul, “You are permitted to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and proceeded to make his defense: “In regard to all the things of which I am accused by the Jews, I consider myself fortunate, King Agrippa, that I am about to make my defense before you today;

2 Timothy 4:16
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At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them.

Luke 12:11-12
When they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”

Matthew 10:19-20
But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say. For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.

Mark 13:11
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When they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit.

Luke 21:14-15
So make up your minds not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves; for I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.

Bible Verses About Protecting Yourself From Evil

Exodus 22:2-3 ESV / 3,564 helpful votes
If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him, but if the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. He shall surely pay. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

Psalm 144:1 ESV / 2,676 helpful votes
Of David. Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;

Romans 12:19 ESV / 2,672 helpful votes
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.”

Luke 11:21 ESV / 2,557 helpful votes
When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe;

Luke 22:36 ESV / 2,548 helpful votes
He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.

Psalm 82:4 ESV / 2,509 helpful votes
Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 2,484 helpful votes
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Romans 13:4 ESV / 2,346 helpful votes
For 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.

Matthew 5:38-39 ESV / 2,062 helpful votes
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Proverbs 25:26 ESV / 2,048 helpful votes
Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.

Matthew 26:52-54 ESV / 2,003 helpful votes
Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”

Nehemiah 4:17-18 ESV / 1,878 helpful votes
Who were building on the wall. Those who carried burdens were loaded in such a way that each labored on the work with one hand and held his weapon with the other. And each of the builders had his sword strapped at his side while he built. The man who sounded the trumpet was beside me.

Matthew 5:39 ESV / 1,618 helpful votes
But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Romans 12:18 ESV / 1,562 helpful votes
If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

Numbers 31:3 ESV / 1,504 helpful votes
So Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian to execute the Lord’s vengeance on Midian.

Exodus 22:1-31 ESV / 1,492 helpful votes
“If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall repay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him, but if the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. He shall surely pay. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. If the stolen beast is found alive in his possession, whether it is an ox or a donkey or a sheep, he shall pay double. “If a man causes a field or vineyard to be grazed over, or lets his beast loose and it feeds in another man’s field, he shall make restitution from the best in his own field and in his own vineyard. …

Romans 12:17 ESV / 1,453 helpful votes
Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

Proverbs 24:11 ESV / 1,420 helpful votes
Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.

Exodus 22:2 ESV / 1,318 helpful votes
If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him,

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 1,247 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Genesis 9:5-6 ESV / 1,243 helpful votes
And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.

Mark 3:27 ESV / 1,239 helpful votes
But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house.

Proverbs 20:22 ESV / 1,218 helpful votes
Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.

Exodus 20:13 ESV / 1,159 helpful votes
“You shall not murder.

Nehemiah 4:14 ESV / 1,088 helpful votes
And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.”

Matthew 26:52 ESV / 1,085 helpful votes
Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword.

Romans 13:1-14 ESV / 1,058 helpful votes
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for 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. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. …

1 Peter 3:9 ESV / 1,055 helpful votes
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

Psalm 18:34 ESV / 1,030 helpful votes
He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

Esther 8:11 ESV / 995 helpful votes
Saying that the king allowed the Jews who were in every city to gather and defend their lives, to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate any armed force of any people or province that might attack them, children and women included, and to plunder their goods,

Proverbs 24:29 ESV / 988 helpful votes
Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me; I will pay the man back for what he has done.”

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 971 helpful votes
For 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.

John 18:10-11 ESV / 929 helpful votes
Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?”

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 876 helpful votes
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 863 helpful votes
For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Romans 13:1-7 ESV / 856 helpful votes
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for 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. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. …

Exodus 21:24-25 ESV / 835 helpful votes
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

Ezekiel 33:11 ESV / 830 helpful votes
Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 819 helpful votes
Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. …

Matthew 5:9 ESV / 785 helpful votes
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Exodus 22:3 ESV / 785 helpful votes
But if the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. He shall surely pay. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

John 15:13 ESV / 776 helpful votes
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Proverbs 25:21-22 ESV / 751 helpful votes
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.

Matthew 5:38 ESV / 727 helpful votes
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’

Nehemiah 4:16-18 ESV / 705 helpful votes
From that day on, half of my servants worked on construction, and half held the spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail. And the leaders stood behind the whole house of Judah, who were building on the wall. Those who carried burdens were loaded in such a way that each labored on the work with one hand and held his weapon with the other. And each of the builders had his sword strapped at his side while he built. The man who sounded the trumpet was beside me.

Hebrews 12:14 ESV / 684 helpful votes
Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

John 18:10 ESV / 676 helpful votes
Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.)

Judges 5:8 ESV / 663 helpful votes
When new gods were chosen, then war was in the gates. Was shield or spear to be seen among forty thousand in Israel?

1 Samuel 25:13 ESV / 657 helpful votes
And David said to his men, “Every man strap on his sword!” And every man of them strapped on his sword. David also strapped on his sword. And about four hundred men went up after David, while two hundred remained with the baggage.

Deuteronomy 19:5 ESV / 654 helpful votes
As when someone goes into the forest with his neighbor to cut wood, and his hand swings the axe to cut down a tree, and the head slips from the handle and strikes his neighbor so that he dies—he may flee to one of these cities and live,

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 648 helpful votes
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Exodus 21:24 ESV / 648 helpful votes
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

Luke 22:36-38 ESV / 646 helpful votes
He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For what is written about me has its fulfillment.” And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.”

Nehemiah 4:17 ESV / 644 helpful votes
Who were building on the wall. Those who carried burdens were loaded in such a way that each labored on the work with one hand and held his weapon with the other.

1 Samuel 13:19-20 ESV / 641 helpful votes
Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Lest the Hebrews make themselves swords or spears.” But every one of the Israelites went down to the Philistines to sharpen his plowshare, his mattock, his axe, or his sickle,

Luke 22:35-39 ESV / 632 helpful votes
And he said to them, “When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.” He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For what is written about me has its fulfillment.” And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.” And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him.

Ephesians 6:10-20 ESV / 627 helpful votes
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For 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. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, …

Psalm 44:6-7 ESV / 615 helpful votes
For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me. But you have saved us from our foes and have put to shame those who hate us.

John 14:26 ESV / 602 helpful votes
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

2 Chronicles 17:10 ESV / 598 helpful votes
And the fear of the Lord fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, and they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 596 helpful votes
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

John 14:15 ESV / 596 helpful votes
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Matthew 5:19 ESV / 596 helpful votes
Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Malachi 3:6 ESV / 596 helpful votes
“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

Luke 10:30-37 ESV / 571 helpful votes
Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. …

Psalm 82:3 ESV / 566 helpful votes
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.

Nehemiah 4:18 ESV / 566 helpful votes
And each of the builders had his sword strapped at his side while he built. The man who sounded the trumpet was beside me.

Luke 10:27 ESV / 562 helpful votes
And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Isaiah 49:25 ESV / 558 helpful votes
For thus says the Lord: “Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken, and the prey of the tyrant be rescued, for I will contend with those who contend with you, and I will save your children.

1 John 3:16 ESV / 556 helpful votes
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

Luke 22:38 ESV / 556 helpful votes
And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.”

Deuteronomy 28:47-48 ESV / 556 helpful votes
Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joyfulness and gladness of heart, because of the abundance of all things, therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and lacking everything. And he will put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you.

2 Corinthians 2:11 ESV / 555 helpful votes
So that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.

Romans 8:2 ESV / 555 helpful votes
For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 553 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Numbers 1:3 ESV / 546 helpful votes
From twenty years old and upward, all in Israel who are able to go to war, you and Aaron shall list them, company by company.

1 Samuel 13:22-23 ESV / 537 helpful votes
So on the day of the battle there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people with Saul and Jonathan, but Saul and Jonathan his son had them. And the garrison of the Philistines went out to the pass of Michmash.

Numbers 35:9-28 ESV / 522 helpful votes
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall select cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer who kills any person without intent may flee there. The cities shall be for you a refuge from the avenger, that the manslayer may not die until he stands before the congregation for judgment. And the cities that you give shall be your six cities of refuge. …

Matthew 4:7 ESV / 510 helpful votes
Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

1 Samuel 8:11 ESV / 505 helpful votes
He said, “These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen and to run before his chariots.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 503 helpful votes
The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Esther 8:11-12 ESV / 499 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Saying that the king allowed the Jews who were in every city to gather and defend their lives, to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate any armed force of any people or province that might attack them, children and women included, and to plunder their goods, on one day throughout all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar.

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