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Assertive Definition: : “disposed to or characterized by bold or confident statements and behavior” Merriam-Webster Dictionary


1. David

  • And David said to the men who stood by him, “What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” 1 Samuel 17:26 ESV
  • David replied, “Your servant has been tending his father’s sheep, and whenever a lion or a bear came and carried off a lamb from the flock, I went after it, struck it down, and delivered the lamb from its mouth. If it reared up against me, I would grab it by its fur, strike it down, and kill it. Your servant has killed lions and bears; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God.” David added, “The LORD, who delivered me from the claws of the lion and the bear, will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:34-37 BSB
  • Then David fastened his sword over his armor and tried to walk, [but he could not,] because he was not used to them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, because I am not used to them.” So David took them off. 1 Samuel 17:39 AMP
  • But David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and
    spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD of
    Hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This
    day the LORD will deliver you into my hand. This day I will strike you
    down, cut off your head, and give the carcasses of the Philistines to
    the birds of the air and the creatures of the earth. Then the whole
    world will know that there is a God in Israel. And all those assembled here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give all of you into our hands.” 1 Samuel 17:45-47 BSB

2. Daniels's Friends

  • But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods nor worship the golden statue that you have set up.” Daniel 3:18 NASB

3. Elisha

  • And Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here please, for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. 2 Kings 2:2 NASB
  • And Elijah said to him, “Elisha, please stay here, for the Lord has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As surely as the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they came to Jericho. 2 Kings 2:4 NASB
  • And Elijah said to him, “Please stay here, for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As surely as the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. 2 Kings 2:6 NASB

4. Ruth

  • But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people will be my people, and your God, my God. Ruth 1:16 AMP

5. Isaiah

  • And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8 ESV

6. Othniel

  • Caleb said, “To the man who strikes down Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage.” So Othniel son of Caleb’s brother Kenaz captured the city, and Caleb gave his daughter Acsah to him in marriage. Joshua 15:16-17 BSB



  1. 982 בּטח [bâţach] \baw-takh'\ A primitive root; properly to hie for refuge (but not so precipitately as 2620); figuratively to {trust} be confident or sure: - be bold ({confident} {secure} {sure}) careless ({one} {woman}) put {confidence} (make to) {hope} ({put} make to) trust.