23 Bible Verses about Never Giving Up

There are times in life when we feel like giving up. Let these bible verses encourage you to never give up. May they inspire to keep going, and give you peace in situations you are facing.

We offer the verses from three different bible translations. The New International Version (NIV); the Amplified Bible (AMP); and, the New Kings James Version (NKJV). While the verses are worded a bit differently they all have similar meanings. But reading the different versions may inspire you not to give up.

You may also find inspiration in our collection of Christian poems which also have reference to peace of mind.


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    Old Testament Bible Verses about Never Giving Up

  1. Exodus 14:14
    The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
         (NIV)

    The Lord will fight for you while you [only need to] keep silent and remain calm.
         (AMP)

    The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.
         (NKJV)


  2. Joshua 1:9
    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.
         (NIV)

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
         (AMP)

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
         (NKJV)


  3. Psalm 18:2
    The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
    my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
    my shield[a] and the horn[b] of my salvation, my stronghold.
         (NIV)

    The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and the One who rescues me;.
    My God, my rock and strength in whom I trust and take refuge;.
    My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower—my stronghold.
         (AMP)

    The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;.
    My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;.
    My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
         (NKJV)


  4. Psalm 18:31-33
    For who is God besides the Lord?
    And who is the Rock except our God?
    It is God who arms me with strength
    and keeps my way secure.
    He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
    he causes me to stand on the heights.
         (NIV)

    For who is God, but the Lord?
    Or who is a rock, except our God,
    The God who encircles me with strength
    And makes my way blameless?
    He makes my feet like hinds’ feet [able to stand firmly and tread safely on paths of testing and trouble];
    He sets me [securely] upon my high places.
         (AMP)

    For who is God, except the Lord?
    And who is a rock, except our God?
    It is God who arms me with strength,
    And makes my way perfect.
    He makes my feet like the feet of deer,
    And sets me on my high places.
         (NKJV)


  5. Psalm 56:3-4
    When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
    In God, whose word I praise—
    in God I trust and am not afraid.
    What can mere mortals do to me?
         (NIV)

    When I am afraid,
    I will put my trust and faith in You.
    In God, whose word I praise;
    In God I have put my trust;
    I shall not fear.
    What can mere man do to me?
         (AMP)

    Whenever I am afraid,
    I will trust in You.
    In God (I will praise His word),
    In God I have put my trust;
    I will not fear.
    What can flesh do to me?
         (NKJV)


  6. Psalm 23:4
    Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
    I will fear no evil,for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
         (NIV)

    Even though I walk through the [sunless] valley of the shadow of death,
    I fear no evil, for You are with me;
    Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort and console me.
         (AMP)

    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil;
    For You are with me;
    Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
         (NKJV)


  7. Psalm 94:18-19
    When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
    your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
    When anxiety was great within me,
    your consolation brought me joy.
        (NIV)

    If I say, “My foot has slipped,”
    Your compassion and lovingkindness, O Lord, will hold me up.
    When my anxious thoughts multiply within me,
    Your comforts delight me.
         (AMP)

    If I say, “My foot slips,”
    Your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up.
    19 In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
    Your comforts delight my soul.
         (NKJV)


  8. Proverbs 3:5-6
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
         (NIV)

    Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].
         (AMP)

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
         (NKJV)


  9. Psalm 46:10 He says, Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
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    New Testament Bible Verses about Never Giving Up

  10. Matthew 5:4
    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
         (NIV)

    Blessed [forgiven, refreshed by God’s grace] are those who mourn [over their sins and repent], for they will be comforted [when the burden of sin is lifted].
         (AMP)

    Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.
         (NKJV)


  11. Luke 18:1
    Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
         (NIV)

    Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart,
         (AMP)

    Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,
         (NKJV)


  12. Romans 8:28
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.
         (NIV)

    And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.
         (AMP)

    And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
         (NKJV)


  13. Romans 8:37
    No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
         (NIV)

    Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us].
         (AMP)

    Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
         (NKJV)


  14. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
         (NIV)

    but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me. 10 So I am well pleased with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, and with difficulties, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak [in human strength], then I am strong [truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength].
         (AMP)

    And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
         (NKJV)


  15. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
    Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
         (NIV)

    Therefore we do not become discouraged [spiritless, disappointed, or afraid]. Though our outer self is [progressively] wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day by day. For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]! So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [just brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable.
         (AMP)

    Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
         (NKJV)


  16. Galatians 6:9
    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
         (NIV)

    Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in.
         (AMP)

    And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
         (NKJV)


  17. Ephesians 6:10
    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. (NIV)

    In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him] and in the power of His [boundless] might.
         (AMP)

    Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
         (NKJV)


  18. Philippians 1:6
    being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
         (NIV)

    I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return].
         (AMP)

    being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
         (NKJV)


  19. Philippians 4:13
    I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
         (NIV)

    I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]
         (AMP)

    I can do all things through [a]Christ who strengthens me.
         (NKJV)


  20. Philippians 4:6-7
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
         (NIV)

    Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. 7 And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].
         (AMP)

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
         (NKJV)


  21. James 1:2-4
    Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
         (NIV)

    Consider it nothing but joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials. Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace]. And let endurance have its perfect result and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfect and completely developed [in your faith], lacking in nothing.
         (AMP)

    My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
         (NKJV)


  22. James 4:8
    Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
         (NIV)

    Come close to God [with a contrite heart] and He will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; and purify your [unfaithful] hearts, you double-minded [people].
         (AMP)

    Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
         (NKJV)


  23. I John 5:4
    for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
         (NIV)

    For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God].
         (AMP)

    For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
         (NKJV)


  24. Revelations 21:4-5
    He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[a] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
         (NIV)

    and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be death; there will no longer be sorrow and anguish, or crying, or pain; for the former order of things has passed away.” And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true [they are accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy].”
         (AMP)

    And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said [a]to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
         (NKJV)

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