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Bible Verses About Uplifting One Another

In this post, we’ve collected a few of our favorite Bible verses that encourage us to uplift one another. We hope they lift you up and help you be the best version of yourself that you can be!

Use these 15 Bible verses to encourage fellow believers and grow in your own faith! Encouragement is vital for spiritual growth–we grow by being encouraged and by encouraging others. Don’t miss these verses and share them with a friend who needs uplifting today.

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Meaning of the Word “Encouragement” in the New Testament

Oikodomē” is the Greek New Testament word for encourage it means the act of building, building up, edifying, edification; the act of one who promotes another’s growth in Christian wisdom, piety, happiness, holiness; or a building of any kind. (Strong’s Concordance)

Encouraging Bible Verses for You Today

Encouraging Bible Verses for You Today

I love the word picture of this architectural term! Encouragement is brick by brick, word by word, action by action building towards Jesus. Not only building up, but building into— encouragement builds each follower of Christ into a home, both a dwelling place for God Himself and a location for a fallen world to encounter a risen Jesus.


Meaning of the Word “Encouragement” in the Old Testament

The Hebrew word in the Old Testament for encouragement is “ḥāzaq” meaning to strengthen, prevail, harden, be strong, become strong, be courageous, be firm, grow firm, be resolute, be sore. (Strong’s Concordance) This is a super common word in the Bible, but it’s more often interpreted as a form of strong and only translated nine times as our English word encourage.

While it’s different than the Greek word used in the New Testament, it is unique in the idea of giving strength to or repairing. When we encourage we are infusing strength, repairing, and holding up our fellow Christ followers.

(I have marked this word in the Old Testament Bible verses with an *asterisk* so you can see how “ḥāzaq” is used in each verse.)

Encouraging Bible Verses for You Today

Encouraging Bible Verses for You Today


Be on the lookout for both forms of the New and Old Testament words for “encourage” as you read through these Bible verses about encouragement.

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15 Bible Verse to Encourage One Another

1. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 — Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

This verse commands Christians to continue to encourage and lift up fellow followers of Jesus. The church of Thessalonians was already doing this and Paul reminds them to not stop, but keep on encouraging each other.

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