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Facing each day’s challenges with faith and courage is not easy, and perhaps that’s why the phrase “Do not be afraid” is repeated so many times throughout the Bible. Over and over again, God commands us not to give into our fear and reminds us that he will never fail us.

Listen to this Scripture Playlist and read along with Bible verses that say “Do not be afraid” whenever you need a reminder that God is always available to help you.


Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble in dread before them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not fail you or abandon you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 AMP

I am the LORD your God, who holds your right hand. And I tell you, ‘Don’t be afraid! I will help you.’ [14] People of Israel, descendants of Jacob, you may be weak and worthless, but do not be afraid. I myself will help you.” This is what the LORD himself says. “I am the Holy One of Israel, the one who saves you.

Isaiah 41:13-14 ERV

After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; Your reward [for obedience] shall be very great.”

Genesis 15:1 AMP

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9 NIV

When I saw their fear, I stood and said to the nobles and officials and the rest of the people: “Do not be afraid of them; [confidently] remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and [with courage from Him] fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and for your homes.”

Nehemiah 4:14 AMP

But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness [though it is not certain that you will], you are still blessed [happy, to be admired and favored by God]. DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THEIR INTIMIDATING THREATS, NOR BE TROUBLED or DISTURBED [by their opposition].

1 Peter 3:14 AMP

One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. [10] For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.”

Acts 18:9-10 NIV

Do not be afraid of them; the LORD your God himself will fight for you.”

Deuteronomy 3:22 NIV

 [6] “Aren’t five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one sparrow is forgotten by God. [7] Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth much more than many sparrows! 

Luke 12:6-7 GNT

Here is a message for all who are weak, trembling, and worried:

“Cheer up! Don’t be afraid. Your God is coming to punish your enemies. God will take revenge on them and rescue you.”

Isaiah 35:3-4 CEV
[1] Israel, the LORD who created you says, “Do not be afraid-I will save you. I have called you by name-you are mine. [2] When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you; your troubles will not overwhelm you. When you pass through fire, you will not be burned; the hard trials that come will not hurt you. 

Isaiah 43:1-2 GNT

My son, do not lose sight of these things. Use priceless wisdom and foresight. [22] Then they will mean life for you, and they will grace your neck. [23] Then you will go safely on your way, and you will not hurt your foot. [24] When you lie down, you will not be afraid. As you lie there, your sleep will be sweet. [25] Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the destruction of wicked people when it comes. [26] The LORD will be your confidence. He will keep your foot from getting caught.

Proverbs 3:21-26 GW

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. [8] With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.

2 Chronicles 32:7-8 NIV

Then he said to me, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words.

Daniel 10:12 AMP
[9] An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. [10] But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. [11] Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

Luke 2:9-11 NIV
[18] By now a strong wind was blowing and the sea was getting rough.  [19] Then, when they had rowed about three or four miles, they caught sight of Jesus walking on the lake, approaching the boat, and they were frightened. [20] But he said to them, “It is I. Do not be afraid.”

John 6:18-20 NET
[27] But immediately He spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I! Do not be afraid!” [28] Peter replied to Him, “Lord, if it is [really] You, command me to come to You on the water.”  [29] He said, “Come!” So Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.  [30] But when he saw [the effects of] the wind, he was frightened, and he began to sink, and he cried out, “Lord, save me!”

Matthew 14:27-30 AMP

Overhearing what was being said, Jesus said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid; only keep on believing [in Me and my power].”

Mark 5:36 AMP

Do not be afraid and anxious, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Luke 12:32 AMP

“I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

John 14:27 NLT
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