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Key Verse

  • The LORD will protect you from all harm; He will protect your life1Psalm 121:7 HCSB
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Protection Promises

  • no harm will come to you Psalm 91:10 HCSB
  • No [actual] evil, misfortune, or calamity shall come upon the righteous Proverbs 12:21 AMPC
  • the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one 2 Thessalonians 3:3 NASB
  • I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but that You keep them and protect them from the evil one. John 17:15 AMP
  • he who touches you touches the apple of His eyeZechariah 2:8 NKJV
  • He (Jesus) who was born of God [carefully] keeps and protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. 1 John 5:18 AMP
  • He protects the souls of His godly ones (believers), He rescues them from the hand of the wicked. Psalm 97:10 AMP

How GOD Protects

  • For I,’ says the LORD, ‘will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.’ ” Zechariah 2:5 NKJV
  • As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time and forever. Psalm 125:2 NKJV
  • The Angel of the LORDa encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them. Psalm 34:7 HCSB
  • Have You not put a hedge [of protection] around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? Job 1:10 AMP
  • One of you routs a thousand, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as he promised. Joshua 23:10 NIV 1984
  • I will send My terror ahead of you, and I will throw into confusion all the people among whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you [in flight]. Exodus 23:27 AMP
  • “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield Genesis 15:1 AMP

Other versions

  • One of you can put a thousand to flight, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as He promised. Joshua 23:10 BSB
aThe term “The Angel of the Lord” whenever used refers to the Lord Jesus Himself.

Protection Examples

  • Daniel: My God sent His angel and shut the mouths of the lions. Daniel 6:22 BSB
  • Israelites: When Gideon’s men blew the three hundred trumpets, the LORD set the sword of one [Midianite] against another even throughout the whole army; and the army fled as far as Beth-shittah toward Zererah, as far as the border of Abel-meholah, by Tabbath. Judges 7:22 AMP
  • And the Egyptians pursued and went after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. Now it came to pass, in the morning watch, that the Lord looked down upon the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud, and He troubled the army of the Egyptians. And He took off their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty; and the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from the face of Israel, for the Lord fights for them against the Egyptians.” Exodus 14:23-25 NKJV
  • The moment they began their shouts and praises, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir who had come against Judah, and they were defeated. 2 Chronicles 20:22 BSB

Prayer for Protection

  • David: Keep me as the apple of Your eye Psalm 17:8 BSB
  • Ezra: And there by the Ahava Canal I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask Him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions.  Ezra 8:21 BSB

Protection From Curses

  • I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3 NKJV
  • How can I curse someone God has not cursed? How can I denounce someone the LORD has not denounced? Numbers 23:8 HCSB
Other versions
  • And I will bless (do good for, benefit) those who bless you, And I will curse [that is, subject to My wrath and judgment] the one who curses (despises, dishonors, has contempt for) you. And in you all the families (nations) of the earth will be blessed.” Genesis 12:3 AMP


  1. 5315 נפשׁ [nephesh] \neh'-fesh\ From 5314; properly a breathing {creature} that {is} animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a {literal} accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental): - {any} {appetite} {beast} {body} {breath} {creature} X dead ({-ly}) {desire} X [dis-] {contented} X {fish} {ghost} + {greedy} {he} heart ({-y}) ({hath} X jeopardy of) life (X in {jeopardy}) {lust} {man} {me} {mind} {mortality} {one} {own} {person} {pleasure} ({her-} {him-} {my-} thy-) {self} them (your) {-selves} + {slay} {soul} + {tablet} {they} {thing} (X she) {will} X would have it.