Bible Verses About War (KJV)

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What Does War Really Mean?

War is often thought of as a glorious thing – an event that tests the mettle of nations and proves which one is the strongest. However, what is less known is the true nature of war. The horrors that are inflicted upon soldiers and civilians alike; the rapes, torture and slaughter.

The first thing that needs to be understood is that war is not a game. It is not something that people do for fun, or to prove their strength. War is brutal, and it often leaves those who participate in it with lifelong scars.

The second thing to understand is that war is not always fought between two armies. Sometimes, it is fought between two groups of civilians. This is called a civil war, and it can be just as brutal as any other kind of war.

Finally, it is important to understand that war is not always about winning. In many cases, the goal of war is simply to survive. This is why so many wars are fought to a stalemate – neither side is able to gain an advantage, and both sides suffer enormous losses.

With all of this in mind, it should be clear that war is not something to be taken lightly. It is a brutal, ugly business that should only be undertaken when absolutely necessary.

What Are the Causes of War?

The main cause of war is human nature. People will always find a reason to fight for what they believe in. There are many different types of war: religious, political, economic, and social. Each type of war has different causes.

Religious war is caused by people who have different beliefs about god. They will fight to defend their beliefs. Political war is caused by power struggles between countries or groups. Economic war is caused by disagreements over money or resources. Social war is caused by differences in culture or lifestyle.

Most wars are started by one group trying to take control of another group’s territory. This can be for many reasons: to get access to natural resources, to expand their territory, or to protect their border. Sometimes, one group will try to force their way of life on another group. This can happen because of religious or political differences.

Wars are usually fought with weapons, but sometimes they are fought with words. Propaganda is a type of war that is fought with words. It is used to influence people’s opinions about a country or group. Propaganda can be positive (for example, promoting a country’s good points) or negative (for example, spreading lies about an enemy).

What Are the Effects of War?

Warfare has been a part of human society since prehistoric times. War is often seen as a necessary evil, but it can also have positive effects. War can bring people together and help them bond. It can also be a way to resolve conflicts.

Negative effects of war include death and destruction, loss of property, and damage to the environment. War can also cause physical and emotional injuries. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of emotional injury that can occur after someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event, such as war. War can also lead to famine, disease, and homelessness.

positive effects of war include national unity, economic growth, and social change. War can also be a way to end conflict and bring about peace. It can also help people defend their beliefs and way of life.

What Does The Bible Teach About War?

The Bible has a lot to say about war. In the Old Testament, God commanded his people to go to war against their enemies. In the New Testament, Jesus taught that love is the most important thing and that we should love our enemies.

The apostle Paul also wrote that we should not take revenge on our enemies, but instead bless them. So what does this all mean? The Bible doesn’t condone war, but it also doesn’t necessarily condemn it. It all depends on the motivations behind the war. If a war is fought for selfish reasons, then it is wrong. But if a war is fought to defend innocent people or to protect a country’s freedom, then it may be justified.

The Bible teaches that war is a result of sin. Sin is anything we do that God has told us not to do. When we disobey God, we are sinning. War is one of the results of sin.

God does not want us to have war, but because of our sin, war happens. In the Old Testament, God used war to punish people who were sinning. But in the New Testament, Jesus came to bring peace. He died on the cross so that we could be forgiven for our sins and have peace with God.

Ultimately, the decision to go to war is a complex one, and there is no easy answer. The Bible does teach that love is the most important thing, and that we should always try to resolve our differences peacefully. But sometimes war may be the only option.

Now, even though Jesus has come to bring peace, there will still be wars because of our sinful nature. But Jesus has promised that one day there will be no more war. We look forward to that day when Jesus will return and make everything right. Until then, we should pray for peace and work for peace. We should also be ready to fight in wars if our country calls us to do so. But we should always remember that Jesus is our true hope for peace.

Bible Verses About War

1. Numbers 31:27

And divide the prey into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the congregation:

2. Joshua 14:11

As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.

3. Isaiah 41:12

Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

4. Joel 3:9

Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

5. Ecclesiastes 8:8

There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

6. Psalm 140:7

O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

7. 1 Samuel 14:20

And Saul and all the people that were with him assembled themselves, and they came to the battle: and, behold, every man’s sword was against his fellow, and there was a very great discomfiture.

8. Micah 3:5

Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him.

9. Revelation 12:7

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

10. 2 Samuel 21:15

Moreover the Philistines had yet war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines: and David waxed faint.

11. Psalm 120:7

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

12. 2 Samuel 3:1

Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.

13. Romans 7:23

But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

14. Psalm 140:2

Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

15. Isaiah 42:13

The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.

16. Proverbs 21:31

The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

17. Exodus 14:14

The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

18. Job 5:20

In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.

19. 1 Chronicles 28:3

But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood.

20. Deuteronomy 24:5

When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.

21. Psalm 18:34

He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

22. James 4:1

From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

23. 1 Samuel 16:18

Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.

24. Jeremiah 51:20

Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;

25. Numbers 10:9

And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.

26. Psalm 144:1

{A Psalm of David.} Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

27. Mark 13:7

And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.

28. Job 38:23

Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

29. Revelation 20:8

And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

30. Exodus 15:3

The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.

31. Matthew 24:6

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

32. Revelation 19:11

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

33. 1 Kings 22:6

Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king.

34. 1 Timothy 1:18

This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;

35. Luke 14:31

Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?

36. Psalm 18:39

For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

37. 1 Corinthians 14:8

For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

38. Deuteronomy 2:16

So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people,

39. Jeremiah 4:19

My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.

40. 2 Samuel 1:27

How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

41. Job 38:22

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

42. Luke 21:9

But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.

43. Job 7:1

Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

44. Psalm 55:21

The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

45. Ecclesiastes 3:8

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

46. Zechariah 14:3

Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

47. Deuteronomy 20:4

For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.

48. 2 Samuel 22:35

He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

49. Deuteronomy 20:1

When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

50. Psalm 24:8

Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.


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Celine Rice
Celine is a web blogger who enjoys writing about her daily life. Her favorite topics are education and feminism. As much as she enjoys being creative, she sometimes just wants to sit down and read a good book without overthinking.
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