22 Bible Verses For Protection and Safety

Throughout the entire Bible we can find scripture upon scripture showing us the many ways God keeps His hand on us and shelters us with His powerful protection. 

Quite often we face uncertainty and sometimes we can become scared or unsure. 

The good news is that if we turn to the Bible, we can find numerous scriptures describing the protective shelter of God unfailingly surrounding us. Let’s take a look at many of these Bible verses for protection and safety to strengthen your faith when facing fearful situations.

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What Does The Bible Say About A Hedge Of Protection?

In order to determine what a hedge of protection from God is, we need to know what a hedge is.

A hedge is typically something that surrounds you. It is like a barrier or even an enclosement.

When a hedge of protection is being used in reference to the Lord’s protection, this means that you are being separated or kept apart from something that is trying to come against you.

The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them. Psalm 34:7

God puts a charge on his angels to cover us and protect us. He commands them to keep us safe throughout our days and nights. 

We can rest in times of trouble knowing that His angels provide a hedge of protection from the enemy.

We are truly never alone.

Bible Verses For Protection and Safety

God protects the righteous and gives them peace during troubled times. When we pray these scriptures, we can rest assured that He hears and will keep us safe.

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me: he shall set me up upon a rock. Psalm 27:5

Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. Proverbs 3:23

The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18:10

The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe. Proverbs 29:25

Bible Verses For Protection From Evil

This world contains evil of unfathomable proportions but when we look to God’s Word, we find protection from the evil doers. God does not leave us without a lifeboat to navigate our way through life.

But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them; let them also that love thy name and be joyful in thee. Psalm 5:11

Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. Psalm 32:7

There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. Psalm 91:10

He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. Proverbs 2:8

And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 2 Timothy 4:18

You might enjoy studying these verses more fully using our printable Bible Study Journals and Bible Study Worksheets.


Bible Verses For Protection From Enemies

No matter who you are or what you do, there will be people who try to destroy you or hurt you. But don’t worry. God has your back. He has given us powerful scriptures to keep in mind for protection against those who try to harm us.

In addition, we are to pray for our enemies – God is very clear on this. We were once lost as they are now. 

But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak: then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies and an adversary unto thine adversaries. Exodus 23:22

The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. Psalm 41:2

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. Psalm 138:7

Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man. Psalm 140:1

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. Luke 6:28

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means harm you. Luke 10:19

Bible Verses For Protection and Strength

God’s love for us is so great and He promises to be with us and give us not only protection but strength for all life’s troubles. It’s such a comfort to know we are safe and strong in Him.

The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him. Exodus 15:2

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them; for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Deuteronomy 30:6

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore I will deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. Psalm 91:14

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

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Prayer For Protection and Safety

As you can see from the scriptures above, God is there through any and every circumstance that we might possibly encounter. He is there with His mighty hand of protection giving His angels charge over us.

He has provided us reassurance of safety through His Word. All we need to do is turn to Him in prayer and search out Scripture. His love and grace surround us everywhere we go. 

Heavenly Father, I come before you thankful and humble, asking for glorious protection over me and my life. I pray for protection from the enemy’s schemes. I ask that you thwart any wicked, wrongful, destructive, or malicious acts that might try to rise up against me and those I love.

I ask for your hand to be upon me as I go about my day and that I can keep my mind on you and your promises of safety. Please keep me close to you and guide me with your Holy Spirit. 

Give me strength to endure as I turn to you for solace and refuge. You are a wonderful and mighty God and I thank you for your marvelous protection. Amen.

Throughout the Bible, we can see God’s provision and protection. He keeps us from harm and brings us to safety under His mighty hand. He fights our enemies for us and keep us close to Him.

We need not fear or be discouraged as we have the promise of the Almighty to guide us and protect us in all circumstances. He is good.

About the Author – Alicia Erwin

Alicia is a Christ follower, wife, mom, and homemaker who loves sharing God’s truth and helping others grow in their walk with the Lord. She also loves sharing ways to create a home that is filled with a loving, Christ-like atmosphere.

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