Encouraging others is a biblical principle that can have profound effects on our communities and relationships. When we encourage others, we are telling them that we believe in them, that they have value, and that we support them. This simple act can brighten someone’s day, give them the strength to keep going and make them feel loved.
Encouraging others is also important for our own mental and emotional health. When we take the focus off of ourselves and our own problems, we can see the good in others and be grateful for what we have. Additionally, encouraging others can help us build stronger relationships based on trust and respect.
When we encourage others, we’re not only helping them, but we’re also obeying God and fulfilling His purpose for our lives. It’s a simple act that can have a profound impact on someone’s day, week, or life. So let’s take a look at what the Bible has to say about encouragement and how we can put those words into action in our own lives.
Bible Verses About Encouraging Others
1. Romans 15:5
Now the God of patieAll Postsnce and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
2. 1 Timothy 5:20
Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
3. Romans 15:7
Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
4. Romans 15:32
That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
5. 2 Corinthians 1:4
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
6. Hebrews 10:25
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
7. Romans 12:7
Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
8. 1 Corinthians 14:3
But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
9. Romans 1:32
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
10. Romans 1:11
For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
11. 2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
12. Romans 1:12
That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
13. 1 Thessalonians 3:12
And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
14. Philippians 1:14
And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
15. Hebrews 3:13
But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
16. 2 Timothy 3:14
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
17. Isaiah 41:7
So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.
18. 1 Thessalonians 4:18
Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
19. 2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
20. 1 Peter 5:9
Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
21. Job 16:5
But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.
22. Hebrews 10:24
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
23. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
24. Psalm 64:5
They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
25. Romans 15:4
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
26. 1 Corinthians 4:16
Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
27. Acts 15:32
And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.
28. Isaiah 41:6
They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.
29. 2 Timothy 1:13
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
30. Ephesians 5:19
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
31. 1 John 3:18
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
32. 1 Corinthians 14:31
For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.
33. Philippians 2:1
If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
34. Philemon 1:7
For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
35. Deuteronomy 3:28
But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.
36. Romans 12:8
Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
37. Romans 15:1
We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
38. 1 Thessalonians 5:14
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
39. Colossians 2:2
That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
40. 1 Thessalonians 4:1
Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
41. Job 4:3
Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.
42. Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.