25 Bible Verses About Encouraging Others

by Sister McCook
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We all need a little encouragement from time to time.

Whether we’re facing a big challenge or just feeling low, a kind word can make all the difference.

That’s why the Bible is full of verses about lifting each other up.

From inspiring stories of faith to practical advice for everyday life, the Bible has something to encourage everyone.

These verses remind us that encouraging others is an important way to show our love for them.

It’s also a way to build each other up in our faith.

When we take the time to encourage others, we not only make their day better, but we also help them to grow in their relationship with God.

1. 1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

2. 1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

3. 1 Corinthians 16:13

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

4. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

5. 1 Timothy 4:12 

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

6. 2 Corinthians 1:5

For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

7. 2 Corinthians 4:16 

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.

8. 2 Timothy 1:7

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

9. Galatians 6:2

 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

10. Hebrews 10:24-25

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

11. Hebrews 3:13

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

12. Isaiah 40:31

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

13. John 14:27 

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

14. John 15:13 

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

15. John 16:33

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

16. Philippians 1:6 

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

17. Philippians 2:4

 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

18. Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

19. Psalm 121:1-2

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

20. Psalm 31:24

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!

21. Psalm 90:17

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!

22. Romans 1:11-12

For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you — that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.

23. Romans 15:2

Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

24. Romans 15:5 

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,

25. Romans 8:31

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?


When life gets tough, it’s important to have people in your corner who will lift you up and inspire you to keep going.

Fortunately, there are plenty of Bible verses about encouraging others.

One of the most popular is Philippians 4:13, which says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

This verse is a reminder that no matter how difficult our circumstances may be, God is always with us and will give us the strength we need to persevere.

Other verses about encouraging others include Galatians 6:2, which tells us to “bear one another’s burdens,” and 1 Thessalonians 5:11, which says to “encourage one another and build each other up.”

By reading and reflecting on these verses, we can remind ourselves of the importance of lifting each other up in times of need.

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