Enemy Bible Verses



What does the Bible say about Enemy? Here are 74 verses related to Enemy. Use this table of contents to go to any section:

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EXODUS 23:5In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.

JOB 31:29,30Verses in the Bible

  • 29 If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:
    Job 31:29 Meaning
  • 30 Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.
    Job 31:30 Meaning

PSALM 35:1-28Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.
    Psalm 35:1 Meaning
  • 2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.
    Psalm 35:2 Meaning
  • 3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.
    Psalm 35:3 Meaning
  • 4 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.
    Psalm 35:4 Meaning
  • 5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord chase them.
    Psalm 35:5 Meaning
  • 6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the Lord persecute them.
    Psalm 35:6 Meaning
  • 7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.
    Psalm 35:7 Meaning
  • 8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.
    Psalm 35:8 Meaning
  • 9 And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation.
    Psalm 35:9 Meaning
  • 10 All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?
    Psalm 35:10 Meaning
  • 11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.
    Psalm 35:11 Meaning
  • 12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.
    Psalm 35:12 Meaning
  • 13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
    Psalm 35:13 Meaning
  • 14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
    Psalm 35:14 Meaning
  • 15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:
    Psalm 35:15 Meaning
  • 16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.
    Psalm 35:16 Meaning
  • 17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.
    Psalm 35:17 Meaning
  • 18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.
    Psalm 35:18 Meaning
  • 19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.
    Psalm 35:19 Meaning
  • 20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.
    Psalm 35:20 Meaning
  • 21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.
    Psalm 35:21 Meaning
  • 22 This thou hast seen, O Lord: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.
    Psalm 35:22 Meaning
  • 23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.
    Psalm 35:23 Meaning
  • 24 Judge me, O Lord my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.
    Psalm 35:24 Meaning
  • 25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.
    Psalm 35:25 Meaning
  • 26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.
    Psalm 35:26 Meaning
  • 27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
    Psalm 35:27 Meaning
  • 28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
    Psalm 35:28 Meaning

PROVERBS 24:17,18Verses in the Bible

  • 17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:
    Proverbs 24:17 Meaning
  • 18 Lest the Lord see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
    Proverbs 24:18 Meaning

PROVERBS 25:21,22Verses in the Bible

  • 21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:
    Proverbs 25:21 Meaning
  • 22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.
    Proverbs 25:22 Meaning

MATTHEW 5:43-48Verses in the Bible

  • 43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
    Matthew 5:43 Meaning
  • 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
    Matthew 5:44 Meaning
  • 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
    Matthew 5:45 Meaning
  • 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
    Matthew 5:46 Meaning
  • 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
    Matthew 5:47 Meaning
  • 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
    Matthew 5:48 Meaning

LUKE 6:27-36Verses in the Bible

  • 27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
    Luke 6:27 Meaning
  • 28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
    Luke 6:28 Meaning
  • 29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.
    Luke 6:29 Meaning
  • 30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
    Luke 6:30 Meaning
  • 31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
    Luke 6:31 Meaning
  • 32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
    Luke 6:32 Meaning
  • 33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
    Luke 6:33 Meaning
  • 34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
    Luke 6:34 Meaning
  • 35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
    Luke 6:35 Meaning
  • 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
    Luke 6:36 Meaning

ROMANS 12:14,20Verses in the Bible

  • 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
    Romans 12:20 Meaning

The Wickedness of David's

PSALM 56:5In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

PSALM 57:4,6Verses in the Bible

  • 4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
    Psalm 57:4 Meaning
  • 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.
    Psalm 57:5 Meaning
  • 6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.
    Psalm 57:6 Meaning

PSALM 62:4In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

PSALM 69:4,9Verses in the Bible

  • 4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
    Psalm 69:4 Meaning
  • 9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
    Psalm 69:9 Meaning

PSALM 71:10In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,

PSALM 102:8In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.

PSALM 109:2-5Verses in the Bible

  • 2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
    Psalm 109:2 Meaning
  • 3 They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
    Psalm 109:3 Meaning
  • 4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.
    Psalm 109:4 Meaning
  • 5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
    Psalm 109:5 Meaning

PSALM 129:1-3Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:
    Psalm 129:1 Meaning
  • 2 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.
    Psalm 129:2 Meaning
  • 3 The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.
    Psalm 129:3 Meaning

His imprecations against

• See Prayer,Imprecatory

Instances of forgiveness of Enemy

• David, of Absalom, and Co-Conspirators

2 SAMUEL 19:6,12,13Verses in the Bible

  • 6 In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.
    2 Samuel 19:6 Meaning
  • 12 Ye are my brethren, ye are my bones and my flesh: wherefore then are ye the last to bring back the king?
    2 Samuel 19:12 Meaning
  • 13 And say ye to Amasa, Art thou not of my bone, and of my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if thou be not captain of the host before me continually in the room of Joab.
    2 Samuel 19:13 Meaning

Jesus, of His Persecutors

LUKE 23:34In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Stephen, of His Murderers

ACTS 7:60In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.


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