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Want to know what the Bible says about fighting back? Here are 306 Bible verses about fighting back from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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1 Timothy 6:12 NIV
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
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Ecclesiastes 3:8 NIV
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.
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Exodus 14:14 NIV
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
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James 4:7 NIV
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
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Romans 13:4 NIV
For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
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1 John 1:9 NIV
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
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Matthew 12:36-37 NIV
36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
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James 4:1-2 NIV
4 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.
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John 16:33 NIV
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
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Proverbs 21:15 NIV
When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous
    but terror to evildoers.
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Philippians 3:2 NIV
Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.
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Ephesians 6:12 NIV
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
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John 10:10 NIV
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
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Matthew 5:22 NIV
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
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1 Thessalonians 5:22 NIV
reject every kind of evil.
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Psalms 44:5 NIV
Through you we push back our enemies;
    through your name we trample our foes.
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Romans 8:31 NIV
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
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2 Timothy 4:7 NIV
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
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Isaiah 42:13 NIV
The Lord will march out like a champion,
    like a warrior he will stir up his zeal;
with a shout he will raise the battle cry
    and will triumph over his enemies.
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Luke 10:19 NIV
I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
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